Home automation is convenient, but it can also save time, money, and bring you peace of mind.
You’ve probably heard the statistic that people love to throw around: that 95 percent of franchises are successful. This myth has been promulgated for so long that it has directly caused one of the biggest problems facing franchises today: over-saturation. Too many people buy into the idea that running a franchise is “easy.”
Technology offers opportunities to improve efficiency and differentiate your small business from the competition. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that technology is no panacea. You can’t indiscriminately choose one solution and hope it will be effective. Rather, you must find technologies that support your business’s mission, vision, and goals.
While you may have heard of mindfulness, you are forgiven if you ignored learning more about it because of its “trendiness.” Despite its hip reputation, mindfulness is a philosophical outlook and practice with roots in Buddhism. In recent years, though, it has spread to the boardrooms of Google and General Mills, among other big names.
Public relations isn’t what it once was; now that nearly anyone can uncover and share information online, it’s much harder to control the narrative around your brand. And that’s on top of all the other developments you have to keep up with in the digital age, such as SEO best practices, trust-building in a world of fake news, social media management, and more.
Even if you’re not fond of them, chatbots are now part of the online business landscape, and the technology is improving by the minute. What may have seemed like an annoyance in the past is now a tool you can, and should, consider for your business.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) can make teachers’ jobs easier, but at what cost? What are the pros and cons of combining robots with education?
Data from a recent Gartner survey shows that 62% of small and midsize businesses are already using cloud computing, while 33% are either planning on implementing the technology or evaluating how it could best be used by their organization.1
Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are revolutionizing the healthcare industry. AI’s massive processing power and data-driven predictions apply to nearly every aspect of healthcare, from administrative management to cancer treatment. In just the next few years, AI is poised to save thousands of lives.
Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. The security of blockchain procedures can reduce data entry errors and protect against data corruption, leaks, and breaches. And the chronological elements help with security, logging every time and place an asset changes.
Nailing the tone from the get-go is even more important with eLearning because there are fewer opportunities to correct errors and check for understanding than there would be in a classroom.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is exploding, but for businesses the stats aren’t looking so good—almost 75% of business IoT projects are failing. Let’s look at some of the ways you can help prepare your company for the coming surge of IoT.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has rolled in like a slow and steady wave since 1982. At the heart of those IoT systems are the User Interface (UI) and the User Experience (UX). Read on to learn more about how the IoT will impact the way web designers work and how you can prepare for this change.