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2022 Tech Trend Prediction: Location Intelligence Platforms Will Guide Future-Forward Workplace Transformations

December 3, 2021 No Comments

The office we used to know is a construct of the past. Now the de facto strategy for many companies, the hybrid office concept captures the idea that neither extreme – everyone in the office or everyone out of the office – is optimal. The hybrid office is a balanced compromise that allows employees the flexibility to commute into the office on specific days for specific purposes. Forward-thinking companies are shifting their view from seeing the office as a homogenous workspace to one that serves each employee and team differently according to need.

How to Tell If You Have Ransomware?

December 1, 2021 No Comments

Ransomware is on the loose in 2021. The statistics reflect skyrocketing incidents. A ransomware attack has been taking place every 11 seconds in 2021. One of the reasons for such a high number of ransomware attacks is a switch to the remote environment. According to Upwork, 26.7% of the workforce operate remotely in 2021, and by 2025 the number of remote workers is expected to double.

5 Cybersecurity Challenges Facing Higher Education

November 30, 2021 No Comments

Safety is a basic human need; humans appreciate safety physically or on the web; this security takes on different facets such as privacy; humans want to know that their private affairs are kept confidential and hidden from prying eyes. This is essential in every sector of activities; finance, education, individual enterprise, etc. With the incorporation of software-as-a-service platforms in universities and colleges to support registrar, admissions, and bursary, higher education institutions are gathering a copious quantity of information and data. Higher learning establishments, universities, and colleges are facing difficulties with securing information and digital from criminals. Information security has become a hot cake.

3 Things To Consider When Integrating Enterprise Apps

November 30, 2021 No Comments

The business realm continues to grow a mile each day. New innovations and upgrades are born from the minds of ingenious inventors. As a business owner, one would ensure that the company flourishes and be ‘out in the market.’ The growth of a business ought to be directly proportional to the integration of enterprise applications as well.

Top 6 Data Privacy Trends To Look Out For In 2022

November 29, 2021 No Comments

Twenty Twenty-One is nearly ending. And with 2022 just around the corner, you can expect new developments in data privacy that will significantly impact your business. In this article, you’ll find key trends and major shifts that will shape data privacy in the coming year.

Automation of Payroll Processes: What Hinders Organizations & What Solutions Exist?

November 29, 2021 No Comments

The payroll process for organizations has long been inefficient, with many companies still relying on paper checks to distribute salaries. Even when they can automate the process, there are often complications that arise from human error or business growth. However, by investing in a modernized system and taking into account some essential factors, we can ensure that your company will be up and running smoothly without any unnecessary headaches. Here are common hindrances and solutions.

3 Best Voice Assistant Technologies for SMBs

November 29, 2021 No Comments

If you own or run a small or medium-sized business (SMB), you probably appreciate any ways to make your workflow more streamlined and productive. Voice-assistant technologies can certainly help get your to-do list done faster. While these options usually don’t provide the level of help that an extra person would, they let you use your voice to carry out many of the tasks that likely occur throughout your workday. Some voice-based apps also analyze people’s voices, which could help determine whether callers are genuinely satisfied with their phone-based interactions with your company.

5 Tips To Simplify Business Cloud Backup

November 26, 2021 No Comments

Data backup solutions have significantly improved in recent years due to the adoption of cloud backup in businesses. Compared to other solutions such as tape backup and in-premise backup equipment, cloud backup has proved to be efficient and budget-friendly. Despite challenges such as cybersecurity risks facing cloud solutions, it’s still the leading option to use as your backup solution.

The Essential Steps You Need to Follow When Analysing HR Data

November 23, 2021 No Comments

To create truly effective and long-term workforce strategies, you need to have a good volume of HR data to work with and guide your reasoning. If you’re an established large company employing, say, more than 500 or so staff, you’ve likely got stacks of HR data to work with – which is great! But here’s the thing: simply collecting data is not enough when it comes to getting the best from your workforce; you need to know how to make sense of that data to make a positive impact on your organisation – and this is where many HR teams can find things tough going.

List of Top Retail Management Systems in 2021-2022

November 23, 2021 No Comments

Retail management is no piece of cake. We see most of you nodding in agreement when we say this. No matter how much effort you put in, you can never beat a retail management system at handling your retail. Business expansion is fantastic news, but it also brings new difficulties and possibilities that necessitate innovative solutions. Operating a flourishing organization frequently necessitates the introduction of a system or application to fulfill urgent needs. However, this might pave the way for future inefficiencies, time and resource shortages, or error risk.

5 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Cloud Solution

November 23, 2021 No Comments

Tweet Featured article by Billy Lance, IT Expert Migrating to the cloud is currently the talk of the town. For one, many businesses are abandoning their on-premise systems and moving their data and software to cloud platforms. Also, you can now find businesses storing most of their files on cloud storage platforms, such as Google […]

Is BNPL About To Change B2B Transactions Forever?

November 23, 2021 No Comments

Buy now pay later (BNPL) is a payment method many of us have used before. Most people use it for one-off purchases that they can’t afford – some people get carried away with it. It’s a form of credit offered by creditors that means every purchase made is like a mini loan. Miss the payments, and it can affect your credit score.

Rookie Guide for Securing Your Digital Life

November 22, 2021 No Comments

Modern cybercriminals have an extensive range of practices, tools, techniques, and technologies at their disposal that they can use to endanger your digital life. The key to defending yourself against them lies in understanding the biggest cyber threats and ensuring that you stay secure and anonymous online.

5 Business Tech Solutions That Get the Job Done

November 22, 2021 No Comments

Consider the following five business tech solutions that have the potential to streamline your work, cut costs, and generally make life easier, no matter what kind of product or service you sell.

What types of bugs are detected during software testing?

November 19, 2021 No Comments

Software testing is a core part of the development process, allowing teams to look for problems and fix them before a product is finalized. There are actually a number of different bugs which are frequently highlighted by testing, so here is a brief overview of the common categories of software snafus that tests are designed to iron out.

How AI-Powered Chatbots Can Improve Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

November 17, 2021 No Comments

When we hear the term AI chatbot, a picture of a cool humanoid-looking bot might come to mind. While AI chatbots don’t look like humanoids, they work like a smarter version of a human. This allows them to make meaningful interactions with real people and improve service for various businesses.

5 Strategies To Keep Your Data Center Manageable

November 16, 2021 No Comments

A data center is a physical facility that keeps the organization’s equipment and shared information technology (IT) operations moving. Its main function is to store, process, and disseminate various data and applications. This makes them an essential part of an organization.

8 Ways To Strengthen Cyber Security In The Cloud

November 16, 2021 No Comments

The majority of businesses today utilize cloud services for various business operations and processes. Sadly, there has been a recent increase in the cases of cybersecurity attacks and breaches in cloud services. Most businesses store large amounts of sensitive data in the cloud. Since the pandemic forced most companies to shift to a remote working model, more data was stored in cloud-based applications.

2021 Connectivity Benchmark Report

November 16, 2021 No Comments

MuleSoft, in collaboration with Deloitte Digital, surveyed 800 global IT leaders on the state of connectivity and digital transformation. The study revealed that IT teams are under more pressure than ever and are struggling to deliver on all the projects asked of them.

Top 3 digital lending best practices

November 16, 2021 No Comments

Lenders today face a critical challenge — adapt to an environment where refinancing activity is high, interest rates are at an all-time low, and regulatory requirements are evolving or become obsolete. This is not to mention the need for lenders to meet the increasing borrower expectations in this digital world.

4 Ways To Optimize Your Business Hardware

November 15, 2021 No Comments

One of the goals of businesses is to deliver consistent and high-quality products that match their brands. As sales increase and the business grows, the demand for providing the exact topnotch services that made it happen in the first place, stabilizes. Things like inconsistency in quality and underperformance from business- and customer-facing aspects of the company, will only destabilize it, causing harm to the company or, in some cases, resulting to total loss of business.

The Main Benefits of Sap Business Intelligence

November 12, 2021 No Comments

To talk about SAP, we need to start with understanding the basics of business intelligence (BI). BI is a set of tools and technologies for collecting, analyzing, and processing data. BI makes working processes easier for many types of businesses. For instance, a company uses several channels to receive applications and needs to collect uniform sales statistics. Or advertising campaigns of famous brands cover several websites and you need to compare their effectiveness. All these processes require BI.

Building a More Inclusive Digital World With accessiBe’s AI-Powered Overlay

October 19, 2021 No Comments

These days, most of us agree that we should all be working harder to make the world a more inclusive place for all.. After all, individuals with disabilities are commonly referred to as “the world’s largest minority,” with over 1 billion people, or 15% of the global population, living with some form of disability.

Mattress Firm: Security and Innovation

October 19, 2021 No Comments

For a growing, competitive company like Mattress Firm, innovation is everything. Learning how to better utilize data allows the company to anticipate how successful an annual sale will be.

5 Tips for Hiring the Perfect IT Professional

October 15, 2021 No Comments

IT is one of the fastest-growing fields in the modern world, which means more and more companies are looking to hire IT professionals. As with any search for new employees, it’s essential to vet your candidate pool so that you only consider the most qualified individuals for the job. An in-person or virtual interview is usually a great way to see if someone will be a proper fit for your company, but getting to this stage involves many steps to ensure you’re not wasting your time interviewing the wrong people. Read on to discover five tips on how to hire the best IT professional for the job.

Data Driven Fundraising eBook

October 15, 2021 No Comments

Private schools have experienced dramatic shifts in how they operate during the pandemic pivoting to distance and hybrid learning. But in addition to adjusting to how the classroom functions, schools have also had to adapt with how they engage their communities with fundraisers.

BBI Charitable Giving Report

October 14, 2021 No Comments

The 2020 Charitable Giving Report explores giving trends in one of the most transformational years the social good sector has seen. The report leverages the largest data set of giving and donor trends to help social good organizations understand the past and prepare for the future with resources to create informed strategies.

Eat’n Park (US) Drives a Better, Lower-Cost Guest Experience

October 14, 2021 No Comments

Serving more than 50 million guests per year, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group (EPHG) is passionate about delivering a fantastic experience for every guest, every day. This is why it has adopted a culture that’s focused on people: its customers, its communities, and its employees. As EPHG’s core values state, “Our marketplace, our guests, and our world are always changing, and we must continually look for ways to improve.” That’s a key reason why this restaurant and contract dining company is driven to embrace new technologies.

4 Benefits of VPN You Didn’t Know About

October 12, 2021 No Comments

Most users think a VPN is just a location changer tool. You can choose whatever location you want to browse from and that’s it. However, a VPN goes beyond just masking your location. It increases your data security, provides secure browsing, and lets you access any content on the web. But there are some hidden benefits and uses of VPN that might surprise you.

How Technology Can Enhance Even the Smallest of Businesses

October 5, 2021 No Comments

When you’re a small business on the high street, competing with your rivals for passing trade and regular customers can feel like an uphill struggle. And that was before Covid-19 decimated your income and profits. However, in order to get one step ahead and to bring more customers through your doors, small businesses should consider embracing technology to make their stores more efficient, versatile and to enhance the customer experience.

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