Predictive scheduling coined a new word, clopening, or when an employee closes up at night and opens the next morning. I’m not sure how to pronounce it. It’s a sure thing that predictive scheduling is heading your business’ way. Right now, businesses in the retail, food service and hospitality industries are affected by this trend. […]

My cell phone broke, in the middle of my gym workout. Inconvenient but it shortened my workout as I count faster than the stopwatch on my phone. I walked into the store the next day, showed them my old phone’s problem and the rep sent me to the battery store. The battery store took one […]

The recent gyrations in the stock market brought to mind the repercussions suffered during the end of the last bull market in 2007. All good things must come to an end including long-running bull markets. Is your business ready for an economic downturn? Economists are usually behind the curve on calling recessions. Their call is […]

Your marketing manager requests a more flexible schedule and mentions telecommuting four days a week. Otherwise, she’s going to need a three-week vacation right now in the middle of trade show season. Ten years ago, this request would have seemed ludicrous. But now close to 50% of the workforce telecommutes on a regular basis. And […]

LPWAN or low power wide area network allows the local dumpster to tell the garbage collectors it needs a pickup. The city remains tidy at a low cost as this network sips power across a wide area. Fewer sensors are required nor is high-speed data transfer necessary. The popularity of this network driven by the […]

Your sales call completed, you have a few minutes to spare.  You remember that account transfer you needed to make today and recall you left your laptop at the office. As you check your phone, you make a note to consider mobile banking. Is it safe? How secure can a device you hold in your […]

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 indicate close to 50% of consumers check for a well-appointed website before considering a purchase.  The majority prefer to read online reviews. Your customers are […]