With a wealth of technology and online resources, many people are ditching
the traditional 9-to-5 lifestyle and opting to become entrepreneurs. Unlike
businesses of the past, where a large financial investment was required to
get off the ground, today's startups can get the ball rolling with limited
They can also operate with a high level of efficiency and often compete with
much large larger companies. One of the top resources that is fueling
startups is cloud technology. Below are some ways that entrepreneurs can
benefit and why this technology is so advantageous.
Minimal capital is required
It used to be that significant funding was needed to create a company's
infrastructure. In order to get rolling and stay on top of the action, you
might have had to hire a staff of IT professionals, which cost even more.
Thanks to cloud computing, this is no longer ne... (more)
If you were going to list the aptitudes for success as a doctor, your would
definitely include having a good grasp of math and science. A keen sense of
observation would also be important, since doctors need this skill every time
they conduct a physical exam or review x-rays or test results. Clinicians
also need the ability to gather information and evaluate it carefully in
order to maketo make a diagnosis.
Doctor jobs are not just about practicing medicine, though. Anyone who is
considering this career path is also going to have to make sure that he or
she is comfortable with m... (more)
Over the course of the past decade, there's been a lot of hype pertaining to
the_ Internet of Things (IoT)_ and how China leads the U.S. in this
technology -- yet many who are active on the Internet are still unaware of
In its simplest form, IoT is an evolving wireless network of objects and
devices that will eventually all be connected with each other. Using RFID,
Bluetooth, GPS and other emerging semantic technology, and working in tandem
with cloud computing, Web portals and back-end systems, in essence our
"things" will be be able to "talk" with each other.
At one time, travel plans were made by calling up the local travel agent with
hopes that his or her recommendations would result in a great trip at the
lowest prices you could get access to. For the truly brave, it meant making a
few calls on your own and hoping you could find those hidden gems that were
off the beaten path.
But face it: Technology has changed all of that. Any number of sites can find
you the best prices on hotels and airline tickets. Do a quick search for
campervan hire New Zealand, and you can find the best rental companies and
prices without having to make lo... (more)
"In the U.S., there is a 5 percent increase in switching due to poor customer
service from 46% to 51%. Globally, there is a 4 percent increase in switching
due to poor customer service from 62% to 66%." This quote comes from the 2013
Global Consumer Pulse Survey from Accenture where the focus was the
"Switching Economy," or the shift of consumer loyalty from one provider to
another due to poor customer service.
The report lists a number of customer service practices that aggravated the
13,168 respondents, 74 percent stated that, "having to wait for a response
after I've requeste... (more)