There was a time in the not-too-distant past where the ability to work from home was reserved for a small percentage of the workforce. This “unicorn” of an employment situation was elusive, mysterious, and sounded too good to be true. In the past, the buzz phrase “work from home” was often a thinly-veiled attempt to lure folks into some multi-level-marketing system or careers that involve stuffing envelopes for fun and profit.
For small business owners, budgeting for IT-related services can be a bit of a balancing act. There are no shortages of wants in the technology space: the latest devices, updated hardware, new software, faster internet speeds, more bandwidth, etc. But each of those wants contains a matrix of associated costs, and the limiting factor most businesses are up against is a shortage of funds to satisfy the wants.
In the modern business world, any conversation about management and growth is going to touch on money or technology, and often both. Although the argument made in favor of upgrading technology is compelling, the hitch in the entire conversation is that it hovers over the end result: investing in the best software, moving to cloud, and most importantly ensuring that the capital investment actually works properly after the purchase.
So, what’s about the size of a deck of cards and prints instant photos from your smartphone – with no ink needed?
Yes, there is such a thing, and if you guessed the new Polaroid Zip, you’d be right.
Selling for $129.99, it prints full-color 2x3-inch prints with an optional peel-off sticky backing.
More glitches ahead.
Software bugs have been around for a while now. But with so much new technology going online – often without sufficient testing – the interactions are getting harder to predict. A glitch grounded 5,000 United Airlines planes for two hours.
Secure data backup, greater reliability, better resource and growth management options, and improved collaboration are just a few of the reasons to take full advantage of cloud computing today. Yet understanding the choices you have can help you avoid some VERY costly mistakes you could wind up seriously regretting later. To help you move forward with confidence, here are some important points to consider.