In late August 2012, Ann Arbor, Michigan piloted the largest road test of vehicle to vehicle crash avoidance technology to date. Involving agencies from city, state, federal and top automaker industries, this pilot aimed to find out what cars can do when you enable them to see and talk to each other. This test allowed the auto industries to collaborate with each other, allowing Fords … Continue reading When Cars Talk We Save Time
Cloud computing adoption among small businesses is growing. A study commissioned by Cbeyond, a telecommunications and IT company out of Atlanta, indicates that 64 percent of the small businesses surveyed plan to increase their IT budgets to accommodate cloud services adoption. The reasons for adoption cited are: 83 percent of those surveyed claim cloud services give them more flexibility 78 percent say that cloud-based services … Continue reading Cloud computing adoption is growing among small businesses
We are about to usher in another New Year and in keeping with tradition, another round of predictions. Here’s one theme — 2013 is the year that small to midsize businesses get “serious about social.” If you are already well along on your social media initiative, this may come as a surprise. In fact, according to the SMB Group, the percentage of small businesses that … Continue reading Is 2013 the year your small business gets serious about social?
If you want to go where your customers go these days, then you want to be on YouTube. Each month 800 million people visit YouTube to watch over four billion hours of video. And we’re not just talking about Gangnam style! What’s more, the number of mobile video viewers is climbing. In its US Digital Media Usage: A Snapshot of 2013, eMarketer forecasts that there … Continue reading How YouTube can work for your small business
It’s a sad fact that the holidays, which should be among the happiest times of the year, often bring with them a lot of stress, at least for some of us. Part of the stress comes from huge demand on our time. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, holiday shopping, getting the house ready for guests and entertaining add pressure. If out-of-town travel is on your … Continue reading How to reduce stress in your small business
Employees are mobile, not because we want to be, or just can be, but because we have to be. The world moves too fast to sit still. If you want to stay on top of the game, you have to be able to work and move at the same time. We have to work smarter than our old selves, and start to take advantage of … Continue reading The Mobile Employee