How to Avoid Downpours and other Storms When Working with your Cloud

The benefits of cloud computing are many, including scalability and better security. But there can be downsides. Watch for a few things.  You would think jumping from one cloud to … Continue reading How to Avoid Downpours and other Storms When Working with your Cloud

Quick Review of Four CRM’s for Small Business More Tempting than a Cinnabon

Let’s be honest. Cinnamon rolls are delicious. More revenue edges out big cinnamon rolls as a top of mind goal for a small business, though. Keeping revenue rolling in is … Continue reading Quick Review of Four CRM’s for Small Business More Tempting than a Cinnabon

A Foolproof Guide to Coordinating IT and Business Goals

Your IT department measures help desk responsiveness, network downtime, and other factors under their control. Are these measurements helping your business achieve its goals? Do you ever share business goals … Continue reading A Foolproof Guide to Coordinating IT and Business Goals

How the Circular Economy and Technology Can Give You Better Profits and Reduce Waste

Our landfills grow, and so do the piles of plastic in the ocean. Maybe we’ll end up like Wall-E sooner than later? Enter the circular economy. Sustainability and waste reduction … Continue reading How the Circular Economy and Technology Can Give You Better Profits and Reduce Waste

How Predictive and Prescriptive Analysis Stimulates Your Small Business by Identifying Patterns and Reducing Risk

In past blogs, we discussed how small businesses could utilize big data from a big-picture view. Let’s take a more nitty-gritty view today. We’ll dive into predictive and prescriptive analysis. … Continue reading How Predictive and Prescriptive Analysis Stimulates Your Small Business by Identifying Patterns and Reducing Risk

APIs Get Your Business Software Teaming Up and Your Customers Coming Back for More

  I know not another acronym.  Here it is, API or application programming interface. An appropriate word, interface, because your business is connecting with one right now without you realizing … Continue reading APIs Get Your Business Software Teaming Up and Your Customers Coming Back for More

Enhance Your Response to Fluctuating Business Conditions by Exploiting Augmented Analytics

Are you struggling to stay on top of what’s happening in your business? Timeliness and business data remain difficult to align. But technology is changing that dilemma. Augmented analytics is … Continue reading Enhance Your Response to Fluctuating Business Conditions by Exploiting Augmented Analytics

Take Out The Trash: Keeping Lousy Data from Fouling Your Business Decisions

Remember that saying “garbage in, garbage out”? It’s still relevant in our super-connected, digital world. If lousy data enters your business systems, any corresponding reports and analysis utilizing that data … Continue reading Take Out The Trash: Keeping Lousy Data from Fouling Your Business Decisions

How to Keep a Jump Ahead of the Business Cycle

I used to work for a live entertainment agency owned by an energetic little old lady. I worked in sales/customer service and also performed comic roasting and celebrity impersonation. Business … Continue reading How to Keep a Jump Ahead of the Business Cycle

Exploit Big Data Like the Best of the Fortune 500

Big data is a trendy topic in the business world today. It didn’t spring forth from nothingness in the early 2000’s, though. Processing large amounts of data for business purposes … Continue reading Exploit Big Data Like the Best of the Fortune 500

Guiding Your Bold Crossing of the Marketing Channels

Have you updated your website lately? No, you’re sure potential customers don’t check it that often.  Your business promotes on Facebook. Better take a look at your metrics. Marketing surveys … Continue reading Guiding Your Bold Crossing of the Marketing Channels

Artificial Intelligence Is Not Just for Big Business

Your marketing manager schedules a meeting with you to talk about using AI in his marketing plan. You’re not sure how the Terminator can bump your marketing up a notch. … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence Is Not Just for Big Business