Sasha Talks Tech
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Productivity is a huge issue in the business world. An issue that can make or break your company. That is why it needs to be addressed wherever possible. With this in mind, check out my recommendations below on the digital tech that has the biggest effect on productivity in the workplace.
Data analysis has evolved so much that it has led to the apparition of new tools and professional careers entirely dedicated to the collection, organization, monitoring of data in order to make informed decisions. In fact, what was once the role of a business owner has now become a job in the marketing, technical and business management departments. Nevertheless, only large companies have the luxury of multiple data analysts within their teams. More often than not, small businesses need to make do with one data expert or with one tool. Ultimately, data analysis is a difficult task that often hits obstacles. Here are the four most common causes of data analysis failures in small and large companies.
When it comes to the success of your company, you need to learn to look outward as well as inward. You won’t be able to deliver a service that your potential customers want and a service that’s better than other options out there if you don’t keep your eye on the market.
You need to think about what other businesses in your shoes are doing if you want to get a better understanding of the market.
Become too insulated in your business approach and you’ll lose touch with the outside world. You won’t be able to remain relevant. You need to ask yourself whether your startup is as cutting edge as the competition.
If the answer is “no” then it’s time for your business to do some research in order to get back on top of its game.
Here’s how to be as cutting edge as your competitors in any industry.
Playing games is something that has been a part of human life for hundreds and hundreds of years. Studies have linked games to combating stress, promoting health and keeping your brain fit and active. Since the dawn of the internet a couple of decades ago, online games have continued to become more and more ubiquitous. There is now always an opponent ready and waiting to play all sorts of games with you. So, let’s take a closer look at why online gaming continues to be quite so popular.
Taylor Swift's newest app, The Swift Life, is now available for Apple users to gain exclusive access to photos, videos and news, as well as chat with Taylor herself! It's the perfect digital gathering place for Swift fans to socialize and bond.
We’re coming to a point in life where tradition is being put to the side, and emerging trends and innovations are dominating.
In the world of business where companies are starting to shift towards more modern and tech-focused ways of doing things, as such, the need for a hi-tech office space is increasing. Businesses are looking ahead to the future and can see that technology is taking over. So, they want to get a head start and beginning the modernization process right away!
Before you consider turning your office into a hi-tech place of work, there are certain things to be wary of. For me, whenever I’m faced with a decision - be it big or small - I like to weigh up the pros and cons to figure out if it’s the right thing to do.
We've created this list to help anyone that may be thinking about creating or moving into a more modern and hi-tech office space.
First of consider why exactly it is you want to build a mobile app? Is it merely to jump on the bandwagon of other money makers, perhaps you have discovered a niche in the business that is currently untapped? Believe it or not, how you answer this question will indicate whether or not you have what it take to succeed.
This essential guide will get you off the mark, though of course it will not apply to all and you may need to tweak each stage. Take from it what suits your plan or skill level best. The important part is just to get started. There is no time like the present, and you may well be sitting on a winner.
Read on to find out how you can do this from both a style and business angle, read on.
When Bob Dylan so famously stated that the world was “a changin” he probably wasn’t referring to what economist point to as the fourth wave of the industrial revolution. Forbe’s magazine describes the phenomenon as an event that will change most of our jobs.
Striking out alone in business and moving from a steady office job to one you run yourself, is a scary prospect for some. Working for yourself and getting a business from an idea to a fully-functioning company is a bucket list item to be ticked off, and if you can do it from home rather than from a paid office, you’re going to drastically reduce your overheads. Many solopreneurs choose to work from the comfort of a home office purely for cost reasons, and others do it for comfort. It’s not an easy feat, though, working from home. If you have a family, you need to be able to carve out a space that is entirely yours where you won’t be interrupted. This isn’t always possible, especially if you don’t have a spare bedroom or an office space to work out of.
Being able to concentrate on your work and stay motivated is important, and to do this you need to ensure that your work space is perfectly set up to support your day to day activities and routines. Don’t worry, though. We’ve got some of the best secrets to give you so that your home office is a space of calm, inspiration and success.
If you’ve had your computer for a while, there’s a good chance that it is full of mystery files, abandoned downloads, and pictures that you haven’t looked at in years. This sort of clutter can make your computer slow and sluggish and do nothing but increase frustration when searching through Amazon.
With a little break coming up, now is a good time of year to comb through your computer and throw out anything that has gotten in the way. Consider it a digital spring clean to enter the new year with a clear mind, and a clearer hard drive.
Being able to work for yourself from the comfort of your own home is a dream come true for many. No long commute, annoying colleagues or boss breathing down your neck. You get to work for yourself at times that suits you and around your other commitments, what could be better? Thanks to the internet more of us than ever are able to make that a possibility, and if you have a skill or passion there's a good chance you can turn this into a thriving business. It's not ti say it's all sunshine and rainbows, there’s no denying that working for yourself takes dedication since you have to be self-motivated. You also have to be prepared for peaks and troughs in profits and make sure you can afford to pay your bills either way. However, if you work hard and do everything right, freelancing and working from home could be ideal and your escape from the rat race. Here are some things to think about to help you succeed when working for yourself.
We sometimes think of business as being inherently individualistic. Common wisdom says that to be a success in business, you must only think about yourself and the company, and exploit opportunities wherever you can. This, however, isn’t always true - in fact, it’s very rarely true. A lot of companies that make a profit also do a lot of good in the world. If you’re currently weighing up making money and making a difference in the world, then stop: you can have both. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Alexa is Amazon's version of your own personal assistant who performs tasks at your command without ever needing some coffee first. You can choose from an array of smart-home devices each integrated with Alexa's voice recognition technology and ready to cater to your specific needs.
Looking for a gift that keeps on giving?
Check out surveillance products from Swann, one of the world’s largest producers of do-it-yourself home security equipment.
With its US headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California, Swann manufactures its own surveillance equipment.
Swann security cameras are considered do-it-yourself so this is the perfect holiday gift if you’re looking to get something that si easy to install for the tech savvy friend with a travel heavy scheudle.
Who should I give the gift of DIY home security?:
Believe it or not, it's the millennial in your life.
There are few one-size-fits-all marketing methods. Often, to get your product or service noticed, you have to think outside the box and consider your niche. In order to market to your niche, you first need to understand your niche, which may take a bit of research. It may also involve hiring the help of specialists within your field to make your marketing more effective. Here are just a few ways to identify your niche and come up with a more specialised marketing campaign.
If you’re reading this, you probably already know the difference tech has made to your company. Heck, you’re using it right now. And, you likely do the same thing day in, and day out. Technology features in every aspect of our daily operations. It provides us with the chance to communicate with overseas customers, and even start businesses from the comfort of our home offices.
And, the benefits don’t end there. Tech can, of course, also help you with production. And, as we’re going to explore today, it can play a huge role in employment. Once, the only chance companies had was to place an advertisement in the paper, or hope people saw the flier in the window. Now, hiring capabilities are endless, ensuring you can find the right person for any job. And, it’s all thanks to tech. Here’s why.
It is rare we can say something that should strike a nerve with every business in every niche no matter the industry they operate in, but improving the efficiency is that nerve. It is just something every business should be striving to achieve because it is the one thing that will allow you to offer something better for less, and there is nothing more attractive than that in the eyes of your consumers.
With that in mind, we have pulled together a list of ways you can streamline your business to maximise the efficiency in which you operate. Like we said, better quality for less premium. That is the dream right there.
Tech has become inextricably linked to the success of many of the world’s top businesses. But there are still those who are tentative when it comes to allowing more of it in their lives. You might very well have a lot of hardware set up to give people the tools they need to do basic admin or to email one another. But the software you could introduce could change so much about how they work, how much you get done, and how successful the business is.
Here are the three big ways software can change your entire world.
Thanks to the wonders of technology there is still time to get an extra special personalized gift for that special person in your life.
I once got a friend a personalized photo album with their daughter using Facebook photos. Is that thoughtful or not your cup of tea?
Let us know in our poll below!
From Germany to New Zealand to right here in the U.S.A. when it comes to employment laws, bathroom breaks and even waistlines can come into play.
Check out this reader submitted infographic that shares strange employment laws from around the world.
Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
CES is an event held anually at Eureka Park in Las Vegas, NV. It is the gathering mecca of futurists, innovators, business professionals and gadget obsessors of all kinds. The show offers an array of firsts in tech and over 600 start-ups amongst the 4,000 expected exhibitors. Get involved January 9-12, 2018 and find tickets HERE: http://www.ces.tech/Register-Plan
What do mommy bloggers, remote workers and millennial digital nomads have in common? They operate from the center of a real shift in our culture. You see, when it comes to world exploration, technology has been the conduit that for the first time ever, has allowed people of all backgrounds and levels of education and means to to work remotely and/or travel more. More than ever before children at a young age now realize that there is a future for them in a career they are passionate about and that money isn't everything.
Just as there are some people that would rather daily go into a job they hate because they love their salary, or need their benefits, there are others who get by on less to make the life of their dreams become a reality.
A dreamer, hopeless romantic, goal digger, ambitious, opportunistic..whatever you may call that person in your life, here's a holiday gift guide targeted to them.
"Stay hungry. Stay foolish."
In a world that is changing and no longer a nine to five kind of place, then you may have noticed that many businesses are embracing remote and flexible working. Business can quite easily glow global these days with the technology that we have. So our employees need to be able to work the hours that will be best for the business but also be beneficial to them. If your business is embracing flexible working, but you’re not sure if you’re ready to embrace it just yet, then as the theguardian.co.uk says, now is the time to embrace it. So here are some of the benefits. And don’t worry, when there is a job to do you won’t be tempted by the TV at home!
If you're thinking of starting a business, or you already own one, you've probably noticed how important technology has become. Your business needs to make use of it if you want to keep up with your competitors and provide for your customers. However, even if you've got good business smarts, it doesn't mean that you're an expert when it comes to technology. A lot of people can feel a little lost, no matter their age, especially when it comes to technology for business. There are so many tools out there that knowing what's useful isn't easy. Take note of some of these key tools and concepts that are essential to pay attention to.
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