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All businesses use modern tech facilities in one shape or another. But the real question that you need to ask yourself is whether you could do more.
By now, you should accept that making better use of those resources will build a more efficient and profitable company. It’s the key to a brighter future, and you must take control to get better results. Knowledge is power, and gaining more information will allow you to make more calculated choices. In turn, this should enable you to gain great results.
Here’s everything you need to know about staying on top of your game.
Shoot for the Cloud
The key to making the most of modern tech facilities is to always incorporate the best resources available. In today’s climate, cloud computing is clearly the most important recent development. And now is the time to jump on the bandwagon.
Cloud computing can aid your business in a number of ways. From increased workflow to reduced software agreements, it can work wonders. However, it’s quite a broad term, so it’s imperative that you find a solution that works for you. Experts at Vault Networks can help you do just that.
Not only will you enjoy increased workflow, but you’ll also feel safer in the digital marketplace. The peace of mind alone makes it a very worthwhile addition.
Put Customer First
Regardless of what industry you work in, the customer has to be the focus of your attentions. They are the key to your business. If modern tech can improve your relationship, it’s vital that you grab the opportunity with both hands.
One of the best ways to do this is by making the process more comfortable for them. Shopping should be an enjoyable experience. The easier it is, the more likely the customer is to keep coming back for more. Establish this loyal connection, and you can’t go far wrong.
Use External Help
As a business owner, the way you achieve your goals isn’t important. If it’s the most effective route to the desired result, then it is the best option to take.
Digital communication links are now so strong that outsourcing can be a very useful tool at the right moment. If it is going to save you money while improving the result, you should be eager to embrace this option. Items like graphic design and content writing are particularly popular. But you could also consider HR services and other aspects too.
It’s all well and good having the right resources in place. But they still need to be used in the correct manner if you want to see great results.
Investing in the education of your staff is vital, and sending them on training courses will bring benefits for everyone. The employees boost their skillset while you are sculpting the team that you want. There is no downside.
We all appreciate the importance of computers and modern tech. The ability to use those resources effectively should stand you in great stead as you look to overcome the competition.
When it comes to both physical and information security, access control is the selective restriction of access.
Controlling access to certain spaces in the workplace is imperative for business owners, and technology is changing the way access control works and functions.
_Read on for a few examples on how technology is changing access control for the better.
Open source software is software whose source code is available for modification or enhancement by anyone.
"Source code" is the part of software that most computer users don't ever see and is used by computer programmers to manipulate and change how a piece of software—a "program" or "application"—works.
Open source software is one of those things that splits opinion. Some people love it, and others can’t stand it.
Read on to find out the pros and cons of Open Source software
Editors note: I spent five years as a news reporter covering tech, politics, and societal trends and started this site as a place to share gadgets, startup stories and techie life hacks to help streamline your business and life!
This post is in conjunction with Best Buy and I have received a complimentary copy of Elements to review.
When it comes to making a business run smoothly, technology is at the forefront because it can improve the way we talk to one another. I've learned from experience, without a high level of communication, business could struggle.
Read on for 4 tips to improve communication within your startup business!
I’m a little bit obsessed with tech and software over here. I love a good gadget, and anything that improves efficiency is a good thing in my books! That’s why business software is so important, especially for new startups. If it slows you down or distracts you it could cost you money. And we all know that startups need to make the most of every last penny. That’s why the smartest new businesses use software to keep things running smoothly.
Read on for some of the most useful types of software as you launch your small biz.
Fact: The more data and analytics you can collect, the more you learn about your company.
As entrepreneurs, it’s so important we track and monitor the process for acquiring data and adapt to the results
Follow what works, and note what doesn’t.
When you monitor your analytics and data on a daily basis, you learn more about your customers, and it allows you to hone and streamline your business.
Here are some of the essential analytics and data you should collect each day!
For all small business owners out there, let me pass on one nugget of wisdom –making mistakes can cost you big!
Whatever industry you are looking to disrupt, there are a few easy to track down gadgets that will help you streamline your idea into a business.
Click here to see the must-have gadgets for your startup business.
Since the internet crashed in and changed the world as we know it, there has been one defining debate:
Is technology dumbing us down or making us smarter?
Read on for our take and tell me what YOU think in the comments below or tweet me @SashaHorne !
Move over Barbie and Bratz, there’s a new doll in town aiming to empower young girls to explore business leadership roles.
It's no secret there is still an imbalance when it comes to male vs. female CEOs and executives. And what better source to change these statistics than to reach out to young girls of the next generation?!
iBesties are a fun and modern alternative to the current dolls on the shelf and empower girls in the areas of business, technology and STEM learning.
The story of middle school techies are making terms like coding, design, and entrepreneur into the minds of young girls.
iBesties was created by child therapist Jenae Hetikamp and Gina Heitkamp, a tech-savvy MBA who has always lamented the gender disparity in technology and entrepreneurship careers.
From "Digital Diva" to "Gadget Girl" to "Business Boss" there is a doll suited for each different tech avenue. The project is currently being crowdfunded via Kickstarter and you still have time to support.
Click here to check out the Kickstarter campaign.
My summer plans include lots of blogging, travel, and shooting videos for my new Youtube channel launching 7/11 (more on that later)...
So whatever plans you may have, I suggest the GoPro HERO as the perfect companion to capture all of the IG-worthy moments.
Read on to find out why!
Editors Note: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
Just in time for summer LG recently began selling its new flagship LG G4 smartphone. Have you seen it? Read on for a #SashaTalksTech breakdown on this new phone and how you can get a $100 Best Buy gift card!!!
I got the chance to get hands on with the new LG G4 Smartphone at Best Buy in West Hollywood and was super impressed with the camera, the display and the design!
Over the weekend I had a chance to play around with all of the gadgets I'll be featuring on my segment at Best Buy in West Hollywood!
Be sure to check out my Youtube channel and click the subscribe button to watch the segment!
Comment below with your top picks for Dad or the grad in your life!
Couponing is a hobby that goes back generations yet continues to evolve thanks to digital technology.
Stash your scissors and download one of these apps to help you save at the check-out line but also save you time by doing all the work for you eliminating the need for you to hunch over and comb through papers.
Click here to read the full post via B.E. Tuned In!
Editors Note: Check out this guest post by TV news reporter and lifestyle blogger Brittany Edney of B.E Tuned in!
About our guest blogger:
Brittany Edney is a T.V. News Reporter & Anchor, pop culture junkie, and blogger at B.E. Tuned In where she investigates the latest styles, trends & sales to help keep you chic from college to career without breaking the bank!
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I love living in Los Angeles, it's like a dream come true... but I'm an East coast girl, more specifically, a Southerner at heart.
My favorite part about studying the tech world is learning about new apps and gadgets that can help me keep in touch with not only my family and friends but my social media buddies and of course fans of the show I was on "Whodunnit?".
Now thank's to the folks at Hang W/ I have my own show now, and will be live-streaming each Saturday at 2:00 pm PT/5:00 pm ET from wherever I am!
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Are you #TeamiPhone like me?
If so, you'll absolutely LOVE these hidden features!
Editors note: Traveling can be stressful, these apps will help you through your next road-trip or international getaway. Have a recommendation? Tweet me @SashaTalksTech
I hope you had a good holiday weekend!
We have some great stories coming to SashaTalksTech this June.
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“Have Fun, Do Good, Play Mobile." That's the mantra of Zuul Labs, an indie game developer out of Huntington Beach, California.
On May 19, the company unveiled a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to use crowd-source funding to develop its inaugural game, "Tall Tails."
The dog-themed game, which includes subtle teachings of the animal rescue process, also has a charitable element to it. A percentage of game profits will go to rescue dog charities.
“We've created an entertaining game that raises money and awareness for animals who need homes,” said Rachel Valentine, Zuul Labs marketing and brand manager.
Industry conferences, especially in the tech community, are an absolute must. Unfortunately, these essential events filled with workshops, industry influencers, and the all important networking events often come with a hefty price tag.
That wasn’t the case at the Disrupt LA Tech Summit which took place May 8-9 at Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica.
The two-day conference sponsored by Google and hosted by Silicon Beach Young Professionals was free and more than 1500 entrepreneurs, digital industry professionals, CEO’s and tech enthusiasts were in attendance.
Discussion and panel topics included mobile, social media, gaming, eCommerce, entertainment, and advertising.
Guest speakers included execs from companies included IBM, Sony, UX Talent, and USA Today.
From Candy Crush to Call of Duty there are a multitude of behind the scenes work that goes into the design, launch, and marketing of today’s most popular games.
#SashaTalksTech got an inside peek into this at the 2014 LA Games Conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
Hundreds of the top names in business, technology, games, media, and entertainment gathered to network, do deals, and share ideas at the 8th annual conference hosted by Digital Media Wire (DMW).
“As the game industry grows and evolves, we believe that relationships forged between individuals at events like ours will help to shape the future of the industry,” said Ned Sherman DMW’s CEO.
While big names like Facebook and Playstation were in attendance, there were also a slew of companies that you may have never heard of that are working hard to help developers create, market, share, and sell the games we all know and love. More about them below!
For the past few years, I've taken interest in emerging tech scenes across the US and the globe. I had so much fun with my cross-country road trip aka #SashasTechTrek where I got to check out the tech scene in places like Nashville and St Louis.
Now I want to spotlight the startups and trends that are unique to your town!
Do you know of a start-up that is a community innovator? Do you know of an entrepreneur who is a true "Go-Getter"?
Click here to send me tips about the tech scene in YOUR town.
Your story could appear on my new #SashaTalksTech tech scene spotlight to!
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