3 Things to Consider When Choosing A Cloud Platform

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Cloud networking is currently taking the world by storm, but what should you be looking for in your coverage? How can you be sure you’re getting the best deal before you sign with a new company? If you’re interested in finding a good provider and making the most out of cloud, here are just a few things to keep in mind. Continue reading

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Time Keeping the modern way

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For every business that has employees coming in to work everyday, there must be a management system to take account of the hours that the employees have worked. In order to keep accurate measure of the number of hours that each employee has worked, it is best to use a computerized system that is always running. Eliminating the need for physical time clocks allows employees to sit down at their desk and clock-in there while they can also clock-out from their desk and head home.

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Are We There Yet

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Keeping everyone entertained on a long car trip can be difficult. Not everyone is going to be able to read a book or fall asleep while the car is in motion. The good news is that you can put a DVD player in your car that can play movies or video games to give your back-seat passengers something to do while on the road. Continue reading

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Backup Your Digital Assets

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Ensuring your assets are protected against all risks is a prudent approach. In some ways that was easier when most assets were physical. Protecting against fire and theft has been practiced over the decades and refined methods can ensure such protection has adequate reliability at affordable costs.

When it comes to digital assets, technology is advancing rapidly and what was best practice a few years ago may well have been superseded by improved devices and processes. Given backup is a critical function, it is not surprising that there are almost an embarrassment of choices. Continue reading

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Three Critical Items To Get Right On Your Ecommerce Website

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After last year’s holiday season, researchers learned many interesting facts about what makes a good ecommerce site. They found that what was commonly believed about customer online shopping, such as what kept them from buying or what encouraged them to purchase were not the reasons that customers reported in past years. These three tips can encourage customers to not only visit a company website, but convert them to customers.

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Mobile Search Is Often Local Search

local searchWhile many businesses are using SEO services to get their name out there, they are only optimizing their business potential partially. Search done on your mobile device will often be done as a local search since that is what most users want. Local SEO services are an important way to make sure that locals are finding your website and your business when they do an online search. Continue reading

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Start Your Marketing Early

startupThe biggest cause of failed start-ups is that their marketing is not sufficiently effective in creating the sales growth they need. Marketing is the process of dialoguing with potential customers, ensuring that your products and services meet a real need that they have and then delivering the right solution for their needs. Continue reading

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Digital Mastery

digital masteryIf you feel like you have your finger on the pulse of your smartphone, tablet, computer and anything else electronic, and further, you feel like you know how to reach people through this form of communication, you should check into the University of Florida’s Digital Marketing Degree to bolster your natural abilities in this ever-expanding field for media aficionados. Continue reading

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A Mother’s Work Is Never Done

mother duckThe Huffington Post has an article on The Battle of the Working Mother and how to win your own ‘Mommy War’. The War is between the demands of your working career and the demands of your home and your children. It’s very challenging but that does not mean that stay-at-home-moms have it easy. Continue reading

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Help is defined by the recipient

help is defined by the recipientPeter Drucker, perhaps the wisest management consultant ever, coined the phrase shown in the image to the right almost 50 years ago. If you are offering help to someone, it is only help if they acknowledge that it is useful to them. If someone has not asked for help, you should tread very carefully before offering any. Very often someone is not asking for help because they don’t believe they need help. When you offer help in that situation, the recipient may become angry that you are criticizing the way they are doing things. Continue reading

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