As a rule, technology exists solely to make things easier for humans. Great technology can make it easy for you to automate tasks, cut down on your workload, and increase your output. But scratch a little deeper behind the theory and things aren’t quite so clear cut. Is technology actually hindering your productivity in your home business, rather than being a helpful and invaluable tool to assist you in achieving your goals? The truth is there are two sides to every story, so today we’re going to take a look at how tech could be slowing your progress. Read on to find out more. DisturbanceRead More →

The advent of flexible working means that we no longer have to spend the long August days with sweaty backs stuck to a leather office chair, sweating profusely as we try to send important emails and ensure we don’t look too shiny when appearing via video link on a conference call with a discrete floor fan blowing conspicuously in the background. We can now enjoy working from the comfort of our own home, whether that’s in a fully equipped study, lounging at the dining table or sat on the couch in front of the TV. Agile working allows us to situate ourselves anywhere so long as weRead More →

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  Information technology services are a big deal for modern businesses. Glitches can result in downtime, and downtime means lower revenue streams and profits. Because you want to avoid these pitfalls, it is tempting to hire a huge agency with an impressive resume. However, big IT corporations are not always the way to go, especially if you are an SME. For the most part, they don’t know how to handle businesses which aren’t on the same level. Instead, you want to consider finding a local firm and asking for their help, and here’s why. Better Communication Thanks to technology, it is a simple task toRead More →

If you are running a company that is struggling to make the most of its productivity and best practices sometimes a major holistic overhaul is what your company needs. However, at points, there will be the fact that your business needs a major injection in it from the tech perspective, but whether it’s in relation to your staff processes or your technology there are some things to take on board so you can improve your workflow optimization. So bear these in mind if you need to improve your business quickly. Security Best Practices As your workflow needs to be fully optimized, prevention is alwaysRead More →

Every single business on the face of the planet has its own issues when it comes to technology. And when the latest contraption is brought to the market, or the newest approach to managing your business software such as the popular Bring Your Own Device methods, there is one major annoyance that every single person has with regards to using technology, and that is speaking to the dreaded tech support. As a general workplace aggravation, this seems to be the one relationship where the contempt goes both ways! So let’s try and break down the walls. Why It’s Frustrating For The Caller Every personRead More →

Startup costs tend to be pretty daunting; thankfully, the rise of business technology is making the process much more affordable for budding entrepreneurs all over the world. We’re going to take a look at the ways in which technology can be used to help small businesses grow without breaking any banks. Seeking funds through crowdsourcing There are all sorts of stories out there about people who managed to fund the crazy idea in their head by turning to platformers such as Kickstarter and convincing members of the public to open their wallets. Crowdfunding has become a very useful platform for many ventures over the years,Read More →

In recent years, business and technology have entered into a (mostly) happy marriage. The two are, in short, inseparable. No company stands a chance of making it if they don’t get technology on board. You won’t get far if you don’t tap into the world wide audience at your fingertips. Especially not when the competition is already online. But, even during the time business has been online, things have changed in a major way. A basic website was once all you needed. Then, social media and online engagement became top of the charts. And, things have gone even further. Most modern businesses now incorporate top-qualityRead More →

If you’re anything like the rest of us, you depend on your laptop to make it through the day. What used to be a handy tool for writing, has now overshadowed the old dusty television completely – and we need it for so much more than just entertainment. While some people are technical wizards and performed their first computer surgery already as teenagers, others tend to call these people when things go down, half-hysterical over the loss of precious pictures. Wouldn’t it be nice to take matters into your own hands instead? Use this guide to prevent your laptop from falling ill and as anRead More →

We’re more protected online than we ever have been before. But, that doesn’t mean you aren’t at risk. There are still many websites out there that claim to be something they’re not in order to steal from you. The creators may want your card details or vital information from you that could give them access to your bank account or email address. For instance, you’ve probably received emails in the past that have claimed to be from your bank or tell you you’re due a tax refund. These types of emails usually include a link to a website. Even if you come across a websiteRead More →

Getting machines to do the work of humans has been a goal of business for two centuries or more. Even since the first steam-powered factories of the nineteenth century, we’ve been outsourcing human labor to our technology. But it’s only recently that machines have graduated from doing repetitive physical tasks to doing things that were previously done by people. We’re not in the world of HAL 2001 or Terminator yet, but our machines are finding applications in business, and it’s having a significant impact on the way our companies are run. Software really is eating the world. But there’s a problem. Automation is such aRead More →