Monthly Archives: September 2012

Small business starts migration of business apps to tablets

Demand for tablets continues to grow with no sign of stopping.  Just last week, analyst firm IDC revised its estimate for the worldwide tablet market to 117.1 million units for the year, up from a previous forecast of 107.4. In its latest Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, IDC also increased its 2013 tablet forecast from 142.8 … Continue reading Small business starts migration of business apps to tablets »

Infographic: Top 10 Endangered Office Tools & Trends

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Our friends at Plantronics pointed us to this list of office tools and trends that LinkedIn users expect to be dead in five years’ time. The business social network surveyed over 7,000 members from around the world to come up with this list: Tape recorders (79 percent) Fax machines (71 percent) The Rolodex (58 percent) Standard working hours (57 percent) Desk phones (35 percent) Desktop computers (34 percent) Formal business attire like suits, ties, pantyhose, etc

Keeping up Your Image – Why you still need to impress while working from home

Some of us are lucky enough to be allowed to work from home, but others take advantage of this pleasure.  People tend to forget that it is not a right, but a privilege that their employers allow them to do their jobs remotely.  This is possible in most jobs due to videoconferencing software that allows … Continue reading Keeping up Your Image – Why you still need to impress while working from home »

How to interview a job candidate for your small business

Consider the important role each one of your team members plays in keeping your small business moving ahead. Now consider how just one person lacking the right skills can hold your company back. So how do you make sure to hire the right person for the position?  The answer lies in preparing for the interview. … Continue reading How to interview a job candidate for your small business »

When Staff Work Remotely Everyone Saves Money

Not all employees have the advantage of working remotely, but that’s not for a lack of willingness to try it.  According to an info-graphic from Fedtechmagazine.com, 79% of people would love to try working from home.  The problem? Only 40% of them actually have jobs that can be done remotely.  However 40 percent is still … Continue reading When Staff Work Remotely Everyone Saves Money »

Retail Stores Might be Microsoft’s Saving Grace

With the launch of Windows 8 bearing down on us, Microsoft may have to brace for impact.  The reviews have been anything but pleasant, scaring many consumers out of the early upgrade options.  So what can Microsoft do to prove to consumers that these new Windows 8 devices aren’t all that bad?  The answer might … Continue reading Retail Stores Might be Microsoft’s Saving Grace »