Java: The No. 1 Platform for IoT Development

Connected devices are now everywhere – from your smartphone, to your fridge, to home assistants like Amazon Echo and Google Home. The Internet of Things (IoT) will combine the power of voice recognition, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to make the next big revolution in tech happen. It is not about controlling home devices using voice commands anymore, it is about vast IoT networks that will have computing power greatly exceeding anything we have had in the past.

Amazon Echo - Generaton 2

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The global Internet of Things endpoint spending is forecast to exceed $3 trillion by 2020, when billions of connected devices will be installed in homes, vehicles, and industrial facilities.…

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Do I Need a Dedicated Server for My Startup?

The UK has been blessed with an abundance of entrepreneurial spirit. According to Companies House data, 2016 saw a record number of new businesses formed. That figure – 657,790 – continued the progress of record years in 2015 (608,110) and 2014 (581,173).

Dedicated server

That means a lot of people are taking those tough first steps into the world of business right now. From reaching out to new customers to finding the funds needed to get you up and running, there’s a lot on your plate as a start-up.

In 2017, your website is right at the top of your to-do list.…

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What You Need to Know about Magento vs. Shopify

Magento and Shopify are undoubtedly among the most popular ecommerce platforms for medium and large enterprises alike. Small businesses are also present on both platforms, although they usually operate with smaller budgets and thus have different requirements from an ecommerce solution.

Magento vs. Shopify

We’ll start with some market fundamentals to show you the broader picture and will then compare those Magento and Shopify properties that matter most for both large and small business users.

Magento and Shopify: Essential Market Indicators

Market research and statistics by BuiltWith show that both platforms enjoy high popularity among online businesses. Some 310,000 websites out of 371,000,000 ones on the entire Internet are using Shopify, while 244,000 are adopting Magento as an ecommerce solution.…

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Zeqr Introduces a New Approach to Learning

Zeqr is quite literally the future of learning. Using the latest EdTech (Education Technology) available, this new online education portal allows users to take online courses from “Xperts” in a one-on-one video chat, for rates starting as low as just a few dollars per course. The knowledge sharing hub currently offers over 600 courses taught by 450 experts, with 150 classes currently being tech-based.

Guy Kawasaki - Zeqr Xpert

Groundbreaking e-learning experience

The one-on-one, peer-to-peer aspect offered on the site is ground-breaking. While competition is sure to pop up real soon, Zeqr is the first of its kind to offer a virtual classroom experience with experts in every field imaginable mentoring you in real time.…

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4 Reasons to Use PDF Readers

PDF readers are now found everywhere no matter what type of device you have. They are lightweight softwares that let you read and edit PDF files. PDF readers – try Soda PDF or any other readers you’re interested in – is your best bet when you want to view, edit, share, create and secure content on any file or document.

PDF reader

Without much ado, here are 4 reasons to use PDF readers:

1. They Are Ubiquitous

It is quite common for a document to look strange when you open it on a different device than it was created on. The formatting goes haywire, and the whole document starts to look unprofessional.…

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4 Ways to Get the Most Out of Online Business

For many businesses, especially SMEs, they haven’t really gotten fully to grips with taking their business online in a significant way. Sure, their website is up and there might be a barely used Facebook page somewhere hidden away, but they’re lacking a cohesive online strategy or even a clue where to start.

Online business

Here are four ways that your business can do better online.

Web Site Redesign

You only need to look at the copyright at the bottom of the web page to get an idea when the company’s website was last updated. How modern does it look? Now compare this home page to that of your nearest competitors in either locality or revenue.

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Is Your Startup Prepared for a Cyberattack

Late last month, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) was hit by a ransomware that completely crippled the operations at India’s largest container port. Besides JNPT, the Petya ransomware is also reported to have hit a number of large corporations including WPP, Maersk, Mondelez and DLA Piper. Just a month earlier, the world was hit by the WannaCry ransomware that infected more than 230,000 computers including those of UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Fedex, Honda and Renault.

Ransomware

Computers getting hit by spyware and ransomware is no longer a hypothetical. If you are a startup, the risks are relatively higher given that you may be dependent on third party tools and services for all your business needs like email, web hosting, file sharing and project collaboration.…

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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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