World shipments of smartphones will surpass the one billion mark for 2013, says market research firm IDC. The figure represents a 39.3 percent growth over 2012 driven largely by the demand for low-cost computing in emerging markets. By 2017, IDC expects smartphone shipments to reach 1.7 billion. In addition to call, texting and shopping online, thanks to the availability of thousands of mobile apps, many … Continue reading Take your small business office anywhere with a smartphone or tablet
If you are finding it difficult to keep focused at work, and you struggle to make it through the day, perhaps you just need to take a look at how stressful your work environment is. There are lots of ways your environment can stress you out, and all of them can make you more anxious and can impact your performance. Clutter and messy work spaces … Continue reading A Stress Free Work Envrionment
Are you finding it difficult to come up with the perfect holiday gift for your small business customers or clients? Choosing something that shows your appreciation for business throughout the year is not necessarily easy to do. Budget may very well be a consideration, but you also want to purchase something that you know your customers will appreciate. You don’t want your gift handed off … Continue reading Give a holiday gift that’s a hit with your small business customers
In a world of digital everything I have started to wonder why we still use passwords to access it all. Are patterns of letters and numbers really the best way to protect our most valuable data? From the amount of cybercrime, I would assume not. So we must do it because it is so dang easy… but then why are we always forgetting which password … Continue reading Why do we Still Use Passwords?
Small businesses are embracing unified communications (UC) to meet their need for affordable communication and mobility solutions, according to the just released “SMB Unified Communications (UC_ Market in the US 2012-2016” report from Reportstack. The publisher of market research reports estimates growth in the UC small-to-medium business market at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.18 percent over the four-year period. If your small … Continue reading Five reasons your small business should embrace the growing UC trend
Time and time again great leaders find ways to inspire action. Apple finds ways to continue to come up with innovative products, Google always finds a way to improve on existing services, and other organizations find ways to compete in their own fields. But how? Inspiration is a unique element of every team, and absolutely necessary to success. So how can you inspire action … Continue reading How to Inspire Action