For a long time, voicemail ruled the corporate world. Sure, it struggled a little in the formative years, but soon, it became a crucial tool for both inter-office and customer communication. It was the ideal tool and businesses that made effective use of it reaped dividends. Decades later, even the largest manufacturers of phones with voicemail technology are cutting back on this feature, realising that people are ready to move on, and so is technology.
Big data is gold and the sky’s the limit as the race to dominate big data cloud storage heats up with Google introducing the beta-release of Cloud Bigtable. Although the innovation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices continues to evolve, the constant growth of data is ever present and continues to grow exponentially.
Google has recently announced that it updated its search engine ranking algorithms to give priority to mobile-friendly pages in mobile search results. Individual website pages that are not deemed user-friendly on mobile devices will likely notice their rankings fall even though they may have scored higher in the past.
Data theft is one of those events that can send chills down the spine of any business owner or executive. It is an unfortunate reality that most instances of data theft are propagated by employees who are an integral part of the company.
There are a lot of good things that can be said about e-commerce from a shop owner’s perspective but there are also a few problems that can make it difficult to manage. Returns are a genuine nightmare to deal with and when they happen too often things tend to get out of hand ultimately affecting the profitability of a business.
Email has been around long before the Internet as we know it, but its days may be numbered as a growth in online collaboration and cloud computing tools could make email redundant. And with the majority of emails being opened on mobile devices it is easy to see why.
Business owners and managers in Australia are seeking alternative methods for improving their end-to-end processes with the aim of achieving beneficial outcomes that are essential to performance-based and customer-driven strategies. These outcomes include clarity with regard to strategic direction, alignment of company resources and discipline in daily operations.
The smart phone market, with nearly one billion users, is becoming increasingly saturated with alternative products being released at an extremely fast pace. As a result, Apple has been working very hard to not only protect its existing base of loyal users, but to achieve market growth in the highly competitive mobile market.
There are virtually millions of websites competing for attention online and with billions of dollars in revenue at stake it is easy to understand why. But simply throwing up an e-commerce website expecting an instant rush of visitors anxious to buy your products is probably not going to happen. Unfortunately for some, many entrepreneurs do just that.
The next generation of enterprise mobile apps are being developed to solve unique fundamental challenges inherent in a particular business. And deploying a suite of apps customised for a specific business that overcome these challenges can eliminate bottle-necks, improve productivity and reduce costs giving businesses a strategic competitive advantage.
The number of mobile users has skyrocketed and consumers are downloading and installing mobile apps at a record pace. If this trend continues, the majority of online interactions and sales will start from a mobile app.
3D printing promises to reshape the world, but its high entry cost remains a stumbling block for most business owners. Although it is highly unlikely to become a common desktop device anytime soon, it is an incredible technological achievement that could have a promising future where companies can store 3D model designs in the cloud for on-demand replication and manufacturing.