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Innovative tech for effective crisis management: What you need to know during the COVID-19 pandemic

August 4, 2020 No Comments

65% of CEOs say that they have already experienced a crisis, and 73% of the respondents are sure they will inevitably face one in the years to come, PwC CEO survey stated in 2016. In 2019, the same research revealed that the number of CEOs who are confident in their company’s growth is as low as 12%. Considering a 2020 pandemic outbreak and economic uncertainty, they weren’t too far from the truth.

The 3 Myths About Data Analytics For Your Business

July 30, 2020 No Comments

Data analytics and cloud computing are extremely powerful tools that every company should be using to grow and thrive. Having a way to analyse the data that drives your business is essential and should be a priority in the coming years. However, the term data analytics is a sort of catch all for many businesses that don’t fully understand the function. As such, it can be something not widely understood and results in its misuse that doesn’t give the benefits that were expected.

Performing SEO: Should I Hire an Agency or Do It Myself?

July 30, 2020 No Comments

It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of search engine optimization. SEO gets you near the top of search engine results pages and discovered by eager customers. While the fact of customers conducting online searches is hardly recent news, this kind of interaction is not going anywhere any time soon. Internet Live Stats reports that the volume of Google searches is growing by nearly 10% every year.

Establishing Yourself As An IT Authority

July 29, 2020 No Comments

Technology is one of the fastest growing industries globally, but there remains a distinct shortage of experts. In fields such as cybersecurity, analysts estimate that businesses will be faced with losses scaling to the hundreds of millions due to the technological skills gap, according to CNBC. More than ever, the industry is looking for guidance; older, calm heads that have a developed acumen both in the skills side of the business as well as relevant experience. Gaining this is one half of the question; the other is demonstrating it, and establishing yourself as an expert.

Skills That Will Become More In Demand In The Era Of A.I.

July 28, 2020 No Comments

We are still in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution and the future of work and the role of humans in automation are still heavily debated topics. Many parts of the industry will be automated but innovation will create new opportunities and jobs. A study indicates that 65% of children will have jobs that do not exist today. Education programs have been evolving and will continue to evolve as new industries and job types are introduced. Various experts have different projections about which jobs will be automated. The opinions further vary when it comes to jobs that will come into existence due to automation.

The Top 10 Tools to Use for Cryptocurrency Monitoring

July 23, 2020 No Comments

If you have decided to join the league of crypto investors, what next? Apart from learning the basics of this lucrative opportunity, there’s a need to expand your knowledge. One crucial thing to know would be how to monitor the trade. Like any other investment, cryptocurrency, too, needs close supervision and monitoring. The digital currency industry continues to grow and increase newcomers every day. That has prompted several companies to create unique tools to assist crypto traders in obtaining decent returns.

Upgrade Your Business by Switching to E-Signatures

July 23, 2020 No Comments

Signed contracts are the backbone of business and industry; and have been a part of commerce for literally thousands of years. But like any other business practice, the signed contract is due for an upgrade. Paper and ink contracts are on their way out. They can be difficult to wrangle, especially if your recipients are freelancers or small-time customers who may not have a printer, scanner, or FAX machine to print the contract out, sign it, and scan or FAX it back. Paper contracts also eat up valuable storage space, requiring expensive square footage and in some cases special climate control to store properly. Not to mention the challenge of keeping everything filed correctly.

Business AI: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Improve Customer Experience

July 22, 2020 No Comments

AI, short for Artificial Intelligence, refers to the enabling of machines to understand the world, think like a human person, and to the point of acting even more efficiently and effectively than the human brain would. Thanks to artificial intelligence, gone are the days when machines were all steel and no brain; machines are smarter now more than ever before. Artificial Intelligence has been a game-changing technological advancement for businesses ever since it came into being. Thanks to it, business to customer and customer to business interaction has been made seamless. Here are ways in which Artificial Intelligence helps improve customer experience…

How SASE is shaking up cloud security

July 20, 2020 No Comments

There is a digital transformation taking place within organizations. Closed-perimeter security methods are becoming a thing of the past, except for extreme circumstances. Private government facilities and confidential R&D centers can ensure the safest security by completely cutting off remote access. But for today’s modern offices, their network needs to support remote workers, be agile, perform well, and have an easy management and operations console.

Can Today’s ERP Handle Bid Evaluation Process?

July 13, 2020 No Comments

The Bid evaluation is a process that takes places after a bid proposal is submitted by the supplier in response to a bid and the bid date has ended. Once the bid responses are received by the organization, bids are evaluated by a group of panelists to examine and determine the best offer in the effort to acquire goods and services for the organization. These panelists may interview the selected finalist(s) and conclude if necessary, in determining the most economically advantageous procurement bidding.

The Benefits of Tech in Business

July 13, 2020 No Comments

Tech advancements really do help small businesses to work much more efficiently in a lot of different ways. It doesn’t matter whether it is collaborating with a remote employee or whether it means using video conferencing software to try and connect everyone together because it is now easier than ever for you to reach any goals that you might have.

What are the different Procurement Bidding Methods utilized by ERP Systems?

July 11, 2020 No Comments

Annually there are thousands of procurements awarded that are worth billions of dollars. Procurement Contracts run the gamut from computer support to janitorial services to major construction projects that include building, infrastructure and roadways development. It is very important to choose right procurement method to gain efficiency. But are these methods included in today’s ERP and cloud-based systems? What changes can be made to use these systems more efficiently?

Going Through Official Training Course for Microsoft 70-461 May Not Be Enough – Use Exam Dumps!

July 7, 2020 No Comments

There is no better way to demonstrate your competence in a specific IT role than to pass the relevant exams and obtain the associated certificate. Luckily, Microsoft is dedicated to ensuring that you achieve all your certification goals without a hassle and drive your career or profession to the next level within the shortest time.

Remote Access Surge is Nirvana for Hackers

July 6, 2020 No Comments

Back in the days of Windows XP, Microsoft unleashed its Remote Desktop Connection client (also known as RDP, for Remote Desktop Protocol), a version of which has appeared in every subsequent version of its operating system. Problems, however, have emerged in nearly every version of the protocol, with vulnerabilities including the following…

Benefits Of Choosing A Boutique IT Firm Instead Of A Major IT Firm Your Projects

July 6, 2020 No Comments

Information technology or IT is a must-know and must-use technology nowadays because of advancing IT infrastructure and consumer demands. That’s why hiring the right IT services based on your business niche and goals is crucial. Choosing a smaller IT firm is a good idea even if you have a big company to run. There are many reasons why boutique IT firms are more sought-after instead of IT majors, and these include flexibility, specialization, and personalized IT services that would be discussed further below.

Want a Fast and Reliable Internet Connection? Here’s What to Look For

July 3, 2020 No Comments

Technological innovations paved the way for various information, products, and services to be available online. However, the key to accessing all these is having a fast and reliable internet connection. If you are in the hunt for the best deal that internet service providers (ISPs) can give you, below are some of the things that you need to look for.

How To Build an App Development Team

July 3, 2020 No Comments

If you’re looking to start a business of creating and selling apps, or you’ve produced an app for your business and you’re ready to push it out to the public, you need to find yourself an exceptional app development team. There’s much more to app testing and development than meets the eye. Having your own in-house app development team will ensure that all of your app testing needs are thoroughly catered too, and it gives you a lot more control than you would have if you were to outsource the job to another company.

7 Best Mobile Phones in 2020

July 3, 2020 No Comments

In our modern, tech-driven age, who can survive without their beloved mobile phone? Our phones are now intrinsic part of our daily lives, going far beyond simply being a device to make calls. Not only do we use our phones to communicate in a wide range of ways from emails to instant messages, but they also let us watch videos, look up important information, keep track of appointments and even support our lifestyles and wellbeing by helping us meditate or reminding us to drink more water. In 2020, there are a large range of amazing smart phones available. So how do you know which is right for you? Let’s dive in.

Tech Stocks 2020: Top 7 to Invest In

June 29, 2020 No Comments

If you are researching your options of stocks to purchase next, tech stocks would be a fairly good choice to invest your money in. The tech stocks have proved that they can withstand different changes to the market conditions because people have become so dependent on it. Even during a pandemic and an economic shock, tech companies have faired well – as technology becomes a necessary utility for modern living.

6 Useful Tools for Amazon Sellers

June 29, 2020 No Comments

Selling your products on Amazon seems daunting, as it is one of the largest online shopping platforms available that has ever existed. Millions of items are sold on Amazon everyday, so listing your things can feel pointless when there are so many competitors. But that doesn’t mean this large marketplace should stop you from becoming a seller; you just need to use the Amazon FBA program (which stands for fulfillment by Amazon).

Online SMS Platforms And The Benefits It Can Give To Your Business

June 23, 2020 No Comments

The very first SMS message was sent way back in 1992 and throughout the 90s and the early 00s we heavily used this messaging system to stay in touch. Once the smartphone emerged however and we began to see web based instant messaging services such as WhatsApp, iMessage and Viber, the SMS almost became obsolete. Despite the fact that people no longer use SMS to keep in touch with friends and family, the messaging system presents a wealth of opportunities to businesses and email SMS is one of the most frequently used methods, which has become vital to many companies. Let’s take a look at how these tool can help businesses.

Opening the Window on AI Transparency

June 18, 2020 No Comments

AI transparency is one of today’s catch phrases, but what does it really mean? What problem does it address? Will it really make a difference? With the explosion of AI, we’ve seen a corresponding explosion of AI applications, many of which don’t work all that well. The problem is that while AI represents a powerful, useful technology, it is a tool not magic. In the hands of careful professionals, it is extremely useful. But even then, the results are subject to misinterpretation.

API Sentinel ID’s All Published APIs, Provides Continuous API Security Visibility and Monitoring

June 17, 2020 No Comments

APIs are the “connective tissue” used in every application that an average user’s likely to touch. They’re used more heavily than ever before according to Cequence Security’s Matt Keil. “Mobile and IoT devices, the adoption of containers and the move to decentralized or agile development are the driving forces behind the explosion in API usage. That’s one reason why API-focused attacks are increasingly popular with bad actors. Another is the organization’s poor or non-existent visibility into just how many APIs they have and where and how they’re used.

IT Modernization Yields Business Benefits Even in Early Stages: Survey

June 16, 2020 No Comments

In recent years, with the emergence of newer technologies ranging from the cloud to machine learning, IT modernization has evolved from a replacement of end-of-life infrastructure to an enabler of innovation and business value. It is a complex process that can take months or even years, but a recent survey shows that the effort begins to deliver measurable results almost as soon as an organization executes the first steps on its roadmap.

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Cloud Migrations, Security, and AWS – Analyzing the Landscape Right Now

June 14, 2020 No Comments

with Jonathan LaCour, ReliamIn this informative interview, LaCour discusses cloud strategy from a few angles, including how AWS continues to grow support for its partners and why that matters for enterprises. Read More >>>

5 Essentials of a Data Analyst Resume in 2020?

June 5, 2020 No Comments

A resume is very important to ensure a constructive career progression path for a data analyst. Succinctly writing the information and identifying key essentials of a data analyst resume can significantly enhance your chances of getting shortlisted.

What You Need to Know about PC Upgrades

June 5, 2020 No Comments

Upgrading your PC is the simple solution to combat planned obsolescence. The most commonly upgraded PCs are those used by gamers, as they don’t need to keep buying new consoles. All they need to do is add components to their existing PC, and they can enhance their play. However, this isn’t the only reason to upgrade your computer. If your non-gaming PC is feeling slow, for instance, you might be thinking about upgrading it. Here is everything you need to know about doing so.

Choosing the Best: Top 5 Mass Email Marketing Platforms for SMBs

June 1, 2020 No Comments

Email marketing is still a critical tool that businesses use to market themselves online. The average return on investment is $38 for every dollar spent. That’s an ROI of 3,800%! If you offer a B2B service then mass email marketing is even more crucial. Forty percent of B2B companies say their email newsletters service is essential to their business. Sending large numbers of emails can’t be done using normal email apps. It takes specialized email marketing software to send and track your marketing messages.

Do you really need to build that iPhone app?

June 1, 2020 No Comments

Many of us use mobile apps every day. In fact, in 2019, according to App Annie’s latest State of Mobile report, there were 204 billion downloads from app stores worldwide. It’s not surprising then, that businesses typically approach app developers asking for an iPhone app (and an Android app if there’s budget). But there’s a third option. And if you’re a small business or start-up, the money and time saved could be the difference between building your app … or not.

Big or Small, Your Restaurant Can Reap the Benefits of a POS System

May 27, 2020 No Comments

Cash registers are a thing of the past, or at least they should be, to make room for POS systems – Point of Sale Systems. In an age where we can achieve more with less, these systems can streamline your restaurant’s operations and manage your employees and customers more effectively, whether you run a local cafe or a large restaurant chain.