When I say “visual communications,” you might think I’m referring to video conferencing, which has been around for a long time and is most often used by executives in large companies due to the expense and size of the equipment. It allows the executives to conduct virtual meetings, enabling them to both see and hear... More »Harness the Power of Visual Communications
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Social media makes many small business owners nervous, as does interacting with users through their mobile devices. For many SMBs, mobile interaction represents more than a new technology; it’s a new paradigm. They don’t want to make costly mistakes, invest resources in a fad or risk embarrassing themselves because they don’t understand the unwritten rules. But SMBs need to take another look at how they engage with people who rely upon their mobile phones today. They simply can’t afford to miss the mobile bandwagon, according to a recent article on tech news site Wired.com. More »Could A Mobile App Save Your Small Business $14,000 Per Year?
DOODAD is an international SIM card that enables travelers to take advantage of an inexpensive GSM connection regardless of the contract they're on. More »SIM card offers cheap international data for frequent fliers
Evernote recently announced the release of their long-anticipated reminders feature for Mac, iOS, and Web. Reminders sport the three features most requested by Evernote users: in-app and email alarms, quick note based to-do lists, and the capability to pin notes to the top of your notes list. Starting today, Evernote reminders are also available for... More »Evernote Reminders Now Available on Android, iOS, Mac and Web
A new technology could allow you to use gestures to control appliances and electronics from any room in your home using only Wi-Fi. That’s right: no wristbands, fancy remotes, or cameras, just good, “old-fashioned” Wi-Fi. Called “WiSee” (pronounced “we see”), the system is currently in a functional prototype state. How WiSee Works WiSee detects human... More »WiSee: Body Gestures Control Home Devices Using Only Wi-Fi
If Google approached you and said, “Hey! We know an easy, free way to encourage mobile users to visit more pages on your site,” how would you react? If you’re a publisher looking to generate better mobile traffic your response would most likely be, “Give me that code already!” This was exactly Forbes’ response when... More »Google Tries to Improve Mobile Bounce Rates With New Content Recommendations
Over the last two decades, open source software has become a pervasive part of the IT landscape. The Linux operating system, the Firefox browser, the Apache web server, the GNU compiler suite and the X11 windowing system are all well-established – and, many would argue, indispensable. Of course, enterprises and organizations of all types are... More »The Cost of “Free”: A Look at Open Source
Forms are great data collection tools. That much we know. However, the true power of forms for small businesses lies in their extensibility and uses across multiple scenarios and situations. Cumulatively, these situations can affect your business’s bottom line. This week, we will review Formstack – a form-builder solution that introduces small businesses to the... More »Formstack Review – Think Beyond Boring Forms
With its assortment of forms and calculations, payroll processing and taxes are a headache for most businesses. They distract from the main business. Excel sheets can help but are messy and unwieldy. Tax software is expensive and aimed at large corporations. This week, we will review ZenPayroll – an affordable payroll and tax management solution... More »ZenPayroll Review – Peace Of Mind For Payroll Processing And Taxes
The cloud, cloud computing, SaaS…like it or not, we hear these terms mentioned incessantly in the technology and business world. And for a good reason – the benefits of cloud computing are vast. The fact is that the role of the CIO has shifted in a way that makes cloud very difficult to ignore. The... More »6 Benefits of Cloud Computing: If You Haven’t Considered It, You’re Way Behind
Online events bring value to audiences with free access to quality information, travel and accommodation savings, easy-to-use interfaces and presenter and audience features that further enhance the live experience. One of the most useful features of a webinar and video platform is the live feedback function, which allows viewers to leave comments and pose questions... More »Do You Ask Questions When Attending a Live Webinar?
Remember when the Motorola Atrix signaled the beginning of device integration technology? If not, don’t worry. There aren’t many people who do. Motorola’s former flagship phone was simply ahead of its time, with its fingerprint scanner and then impressive dual-core processor. But the Atrix’s real differentiator was the optional lapdock, which transformed the phone into... More »Many Faces, One Brain: The Future of Device Integration Technology
In just a few short years, tablets have grown from a popular consumer device and accessory into an integral part of many business applications. Much has been written about features and options available on today’s tablets, but much of this information has been geared toward consumers rather than the business community. Businesses have special needs... More »How to Select a Tablet for Your Business Needs
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