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If the CEO of the company has anything to say about Lenovo's standing in the PC industry, the company won't stop until massive growth is achieved. In a series of recent buying sweeps, Lenovo has bought Motorola Mobility for a whopping $2.91 billion from Google and also acquired the server business side of IBM for another $2.3 billion; the CEO said in March 2014 that Lenovo will "continue to acquire companies" to secure more growth. It seems like there's no end to the funds Lenovo has available, and closing these two big deals have set up the company for a major overhaul. However, some critics are wondering if Lenovo has what it takes to pull off such a makeover. It's one thing to acquire companies, and another to make those big purchases profitable within a reasonable timespan. Back in 2005, Lenovo picked up the personal computer division of IBM for $1.25 billion, so... (more)

How to Choose the Right Online Payroll Provider

You would be hard pressed to find an existing business that does not pay its employees or contractors using some method of online payroll system. Even those that process freelancer payments through Paypal or Dwolla are issuing online payments to their workers. There are still businesses out there, however, that are looking for someone to handle their payroll tasks for them. Whether it's a new business, an organization that's moving away from paper checks to an online system, or a firm looking to make a change in who handles it for them, there are ways to make sure that the chose... (more)

When Is an SEO Audit Necessary?

After losing roughly 25 percent of its search visibility on Google, Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated the importance of knowing what's going on when it comes to SEO practices. In a conference call, Khosrowshahi explained, "We look at all of our practices in Google, our SEM practices. We make sure that the content on from our side is great, our SEO practices, et cetera, and we're constantly auditing them and making sure that our practices are industry leaders. So really, that's the only comment I'll make. Google's a big partner. We continue to grow with them. And from a long... (more)

How to Beat the Curve When You're Behind in Big Data

Data management is undergoing a major shift as more and more enterprises are discovering the benefits of Big Data and venturing headfirst into a dynamic new era of innovation and data explosion. Today, there are more opportunities for businesses to gain insights from valuable data than ever before, but they must embrace change to do so. Organizations across the world are embracing this change and beginning to implement Big Data programs. However, with an overwhelming array of moving pieces to consider, some remain puzzled as to where to start. Well, here's some valuable advice o... (more)

Mobile Accessories Bring Pet Tracking to Your Smartphone

This has proved to be extremely effective when it comes to locating lost or stolen tablets, computers, and smartphones. But what happens when our pets go missing? Luckily, a few companies have been stepping forward to create solutions for our furry friends. Here are a few ways you can track and check in on your pet from your smartphone. Tagg A pet accessory company called Tagg specializes in small GPS trackers that attach to your animal's collar. This lightweight gadget allows you to know exactly where your pet is at all times. You don't have to worry about the elements destroy... (more)