Business

While a lot of industries in the tech field seem to be slowing down (see smartphones and tablets for a good example), there is one industry that seems to just be getting started. Home automation. It may seem strange that while we have had iPhones in our pockets for almost 10 years now, we are just now getting around to building in similar technologies in our homes.

Mark Zuckerberg made an unannounced visit to Lagos, Nigeria last week on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. His arrival was a much appreciated surprise to the tech leaders in the booming African country as it is still in its early yet thriving stages of creating a successful tech and entrepreneurial hub.

Chances are, your business is your passion. It’s the reason you get out of bed in the morning, and it’s on your mind constantly throughout the day. That level of devotion obviously leads to an overwhelming desire to protect it from any possible threats out there, from the cataclysmic to the minor. Without that protection, your business could easily succumb to the same problems that so many others have faced and fallen to.

The influence of technology is now being felt in every area of life. Technological tools are changing the way customers browse, buy, seek feedback and make decisions. Even the types of devices shoppers use to purchase products and services is shifting.

You hear the terms UX and UI used a lot when it comes to software and web design, but they can have pretty vague interpretations. Creating a proper user environment takes a little marketing and technical knowledge to be effective. Here are a few ideas on using UX/UI successfully in your company website.

Businesses want to harness the abilities of data science to drive their own success, and this requires a highly qualified data professional. However, while there are many experts already in the job market or newly arriving, finding the one who suits your company and can drive real results is hard. New skills are needed, and data itself is ever evolving.

We know, it happens year after year: You keep waiting on those shiny new MacBooks with all their long-promised features and then…you don’t buy one. Maybe you’re put off by the high prices, or maybe the upgrades weren’t exactly what you were looking for – or perhaps you’re just not quite ready to switch to the MacOS platform.

Moving to college is hard. Back in the olden days you would have to pack your ink wells, quills and all manner of other useless crap just to survive the arduous task of learning. But NO MORE. Now these days – whether knowingly or not – there are a string of startups that are ready to make life easier for would-be students.

Efficiency is commensurate to success in the workplace setting. According to Forbes, 8 out of 10 businesses fail, and a huge part of this alarming failure rate is operational inefficiency. Imagine if tasks and processes ran smoothly from day to day.

Remember networking before LinkedIn? No, me neither. Now, every day, our inboxes are inundated with emails such as “would you like to upgrade to premium?” or “would you like to congratulate Dave on their new position?”.