The Right Broadband Can Make a Big Difference to a Small Business

It’s hard for any small business to operate without a reliable internet connection these days. From making yourself available to new potential clients to managing your existing clients through email, a broadband connection is undoubtedly essential in today’s business world. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know what broadband is best for your business?

Broadband cables

Choosing the right broadband for your small business can make all the difference, from costs to reliability during business hours. In this article, we will look at what different options are available and what would fit your small business needs.

Business versus residential broadband

If your internet service was interrupted due to technical difficulties, the speed at which it comes back up and running is very important to a business.…

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Why You Should Make Use of Virtual Data Rooms

A Virtual Data Room, or VDR as it is known its abbreviated form, is an online storage site or room that stores documents. Most people can understand this as a form of online cloud storage, but in reality, there is evidence that VDR is much better than a simple cloud storage.

Virtual Data Room (VDR)

How are Virtual Data Rooms better than “The Cloud”?

It is important to understand that even though Virtual Data Rooms make use of “The Cloud,” they also allow multiple devices or people to access any of the data shared with them at any time. This can be done simultaneously, without the documents ever having to leave the secure storage of the VDR.…

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Best Meeting Schedulers for Your Next Meeting

Every day, we use lots of tools to enhance our productiveness, plan duties, speed up work, and review our data. It’s all about improving as many areas of our workflow as possible, getting more done in a short time period.

Appointment scheduler app

Organizing a meeting time shouldn’t be tough. Luckily, there are lots of online meeting scheduler tools available—each with benefits and drawbacks— and even though some work with a variety of calendar applications, others are barely targeted to just one or two.

Below are the best on the go meeting scheduler tools for professionals and businesses.

Agendize

Agendize app

Agendize provides an integrated suite of apps that help businesses generate higher quality leads, improve business efficiency, and maximize customer engagement.…

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How Much Does It Cost to Build an App?

If you run an online business, you probably know you need a mobile app. As Prof. Scott Shane wrote in Entrepreneur last year, “having a web presence alone is no longer sufficient.” People rely on their smartphones more every day, doing everything from ordering their coffee to paying their bills from their mobile devices. As our lives converge in the palms of our hands, consumers expect the brands with which they interact to offer seamless, easy-to-use mobile experiences.

App development

But business owners can get skittish around the idea of building an app. They’re not sure where to begin or how much it will cost, so they end up delaying this important decision.…

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Could Tracking Technology Be The Future Of Events?

Walking past the stands at a tech conference, you will undoubtedly receive more than your fair share of freebies. Over time these handouts have become more and more high-tech; first, it was pens and notebooks. Now, if you don’t receive a branded cardboard VR viewer at a tech conference, it’s probably because they ran out before you got there.

RFID wristband

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Much like technology itself, these giveaways continue to evolve. In the not-too-distant future, thanks to the kind of technology embedded in these freebies, attendees could be walking around the halls literally wearing their identities on their sleeves.

RFID t-shirts and wristbands will have conference attendees tagged

In thousands of warehouses and retail outlets around the word, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags help keep track of stock by emitting signals with embedded information about the items that bear them.…

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Are Smart Locks The Smart Choice for Business Owners?

For business owners, their company is their livelihood, so it makes sense to want the best kind of security system in place for your office. The only trouble with that is there are many different types of door locks and security systems available — and some are more technologically advanced than others. Business owners are now faced with the option to use a traditional door lock, or upgrade to a more techy “smart” lock.

August smart lock

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And while you may be keen to put your faith in the technology of a smart lock, it may not be the best move for your business.…

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The Merits of Mining: 6 Business Benefits of Utilising Web Scraping

Web scraping is an important tool to find and utilize relevant data and information as part of a business’ market research strategy. Web scraping has proven to be a beneficial process throughout various business components including market research, lead generation, search engine optimization, online presence and financial strategy.

Web scraping

If your business seeks to partner with an ethical web scraper or is considering the process, read on to see the six key benefits that web scraping can provide for your business.

1. Data Extraction

Data extraction plays a key role in providing relevant information for business use. Using predictive analytics, a web scraper will collect relevant information from public sites and will identify which users a business should send their marketing material to.…

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The XaaS Model for Small Businesses – Produce More with Less Costs

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enabled access to software services over the Internet on a subscription model. Platform as a Service (PaaS) made available the software and hardware tools needed to develop and deploy applications. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) allowed companies to access operating, storage and networking systems on demand.

XaaS

These services were a boon to organisations in terms of cost savings, ready access to software and a lot more. But now comes in the X factor. The XaaS, or Everything as a Service.

The Incredible X Factor

Lesley MacDonald, Programs Manager at Dell EMC explains what XaaS is: “From its early origins of software-as-a-service (SaaS), the cloud-based on-demand services category has evolved into anything- and everything-as-a-service that isn’t nailed to the floor.

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5 Ways to Automate Your Business Marketing

You probably already about the oncoming robot revolution. Within a few decades, the global economy could be transformed by a swathe of new robots that take away millions of jobs and infuse the world with unimaginable efficiency.

Marketing automation

What you don’t know about this robot revolution is that in a subtle way robots are already here and they’re changing business right now. The most obvious use of automation and artificial intelligence is in business marketing. If you’ve ever read about online marketing or watched SEO: The Movie, you already know that this is a numbers game where efficiency and consistency are highly valued.…

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4 Ways to Create a Paperless Workplace

There has been a steep fall in paper consumption in the workplace over the past decade. The average office worker in the United Kingdom consumes around 45 pieces of paper per day. This is five pieces lower per worker per day compared to what it was in 2008. In absolute terms though, the drop in overall consumption is still a blip in the radar and we have a long way to go when it comes to creating a paperless workplace.

Digital signature

One reason why businesses consume paper in such large quantities is because legal documents continue to be handled and shared physically.…

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