In this fast-paced world it seems there are constantly more things to do and less time to do them in. If can feel as though you’re juggling 100 balls in the air and praying you don’t have to catch them all at the same time.
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We all keep bumping into them, don’t we? What’s worse is that we can’t always (or rarely, if ever) speak our mind about them. And yet here we are, stuck with a client that simply doesn’t get it.
How smart planning can help you avoid the rush for results. When a client with an ecommerce site rocks up to me and goes “Hey Lee, I need 10,000 new leads from my website!” I say ok that’s great, I think I can help. And thus a conversation begins, twisting and turning, dipping in and out of reality, from the past to the future and back again, finally landing on today
Owning and starting your own company is a difficult task, but it is possible as long as you have an idea that can be sold. Unfortunately, however, in order to succeed you need to maintain an almost faultless start.
If you’re considering jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon but have some security concerns, consider the adoption of a private cloud. A private cloud is cloud architecture that can exist within the confines of a company’s firewall and is entirely under the control of the company’s own IT department.
Business owners travel a lot, regardless of whether theirs is a big or a fledgling business. Business trips require us to carry a lot of important data with us, which makes it rather important for us to be smart with our data.
The holiday season is usually the busiest period of the year for many small business retailers. The opportunity to capitalize on the holidays in the APAC region has never been greater and is continuing to grow.
As business people we are all working to increase our share of the market. But, having the best products at the best prices may not be enough. To build a successful business you have to build relationships – relationships with your peers and colleagues, with your customers and clients, with your suppliers and distributors, with your employees and co-workers, with your support services, with your board of directors, and even with your competitors.
Most successful online businesses aren’t put together at the last minute with little or no planning. Stellar ecommerce is the result of the right strategy and execution, which involves the consideration of software, Web hosting and payment processing among other important factors.
Is your advisor really independent? Or are the recommendations you receive tainted by hidden interests? We all ask this same question every time we pay for anything … “Did I get a good deal?”
Dedicated servers have been the traditional method used by businesses to store and transfer data at a great expense. Cloud technology provides a way to host databases while freeing businesses from the cost of purchasing a dedicated hardware.
The world is filled with all kinds of individuals with varying skill sets, experiences, educational backgrounds, and cultures. Each Individual brings in a unique approach to work.
They want us to do one whenever we buy something, complain about something, go anywhere near the internet, join anything or even try anything! So why would we want to do one at work!
What’s going to happen when you or your business partner becomes incapacitated or dies? It might not be as simple as buying out your former business partner’s widow.
In our big data society, having practically unlimited storage is as much necessity as it is luxury. Cloud block storage provides the opportunity for that type of storage flexibility, but there are a few best practices to follow in order to get the most out of your cloud.
IT budgets continue to rise dramatically. This spending rose 19% from $162,000 in the first half of 2013 to $192,000 in the second half of 2012. Since these cost increases are, in many cases, outpacing revenue growth, companies are looking at ways to curb these increases without sacrificing the much-needed functionality of IT departments.
In a perfect world you wouldn’t start a job unless your customers paid the entire price up front. Unfortunately things don’t usually work that way. It’s not impossible to get such favourable terms, but this all depends on your bargaining power (eg. if there’s little or no competition and your product/service is in high demand). Most small businesses do not have that kind of power.
The perils of micromanaging can not only impede on workplace productivity, they can slowly destroy employee morale and company drive. You respect your job and you do it well – that’s how you worked your way up to where you are in your career.