Even if you don’t work in an office environment, there’s a strong possibility that at some point in your career, you’ve experienced some sort of technical difficulty that interrupted the workday. Whether it’s a printer that is malfunctioning, the internet at the office dropping unexpectedly, or a virus on a computer that takes down the whole network – we’ve all cursed at the technology gods at some point.
Today’s technological innovations have empowered small businesses to do things that would have been utterly unimaginable even 15 years ago. To remain competitive in a constantly shifting landscape, we’ve become more dependent on software and hardware to house even the most basic structures of the companies we run.
If you’ve taken a taxi lately or had some food delivered to your door, it’ll be no surprise to learn that the gig economy is taking over the world of work. Consultants have been a fact of life in business for decades, but more companies than ever before are now turning over critical day-to-day tasks to freelancers and outsourced talent.
Do you remember those Choose Your Own Adventure style books from when you were younger? If you haven’t caught that wave of nostalgia yet, let us explain. These were short chapter books in which the reader could determine the outcome of the story based on his or her decision about what the characters in the book should do next.
Can you believe the first three months of 2018 have already passed? That’s a quarter of the year, or if you’re a fan of stats, already 25% of the way toward 2019! Time flies when you’re having fun – and even if you’re not, apparently.
Speaking of things moving quickly, the 24-hour news cycle isn’t contained to world events.
Whether or not we’re aware, many of us use cloud networking in some form every single day. Many of our potential clients who seem reluctant to adopt cloud computing into their digital strategy are surprised when we point out just how often cloud networks are leveraged every day, and how much value these technologies bring to users.
Everyone is superstitious to some extent. Baseball players are notoriously superstitious, but there’s probably plenty of quiet superstition floating around in your place of work. If you happen to work in the UK, or have any family members from the area you’re probably aware of the superstition about keeping new shoes off the table.
A truism is a statement that is so obviously true that it doesn’t need to be said. “Technology is important for doing business in 2018”? That’s a truism if there’s ever been one.
But there are still far too many small- to medium-sized companies that haven’t yet recognized the major opportunities that the latest tech can bring their way.
A business doesn’t need to be sitting on information with world-altering implications, like nuclear launch codes or an unreleased episode of Game of Thrones, to draw the attention of hackers and hostile bots.
Not long ago, we workedwith a local auto body shop here in New Jersey that went the wrong kind of viral online.
Have you ever had a negative experience when trying to get support for a technical issue? With tech companies around the world doing everything possible to stay lean and mean, outsourcing tech support to third-party providers has become a standard business practice.