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Keeping Up with the Digital Education Movement

Learning is perhaps the only area still largely untouched by digital transformation. In a recently published article entitled, “Top 6 Digital Transformation Trends in Education,” author and expert, Daniel Newman, writes: “Gone are the days where students are expected to sit quiet

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New Innovations Will Push Forward the Future of Computing

Advances in technology are happening every day, invisibly, all over the world. It can take months or years for most of us to hear about great advances in computing and other tech areas because most innovation won’t change our lives until that innovation becomes practically applied to our liv

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Now is the Time for AI and Machine Learning

Machine learning systems have been around since the 1950s, so why are we suddenly seeing breakthroughs in so many diverse areas? Three factors are at play: enormously increased data, significantly improved algorithms, and substantially more-powerful computer hardware. In a recently published arti

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What is Truly Driving the Digital Revolution

In computing, bigger is never better. The smaller computers get, the more useful they become—like that computer you carry around in your pocket or purse, otherwise known as a smartphone. In a recently published article entitled, “How Smartphones Have Unleashed Humanity’s Creativ

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The Battle for Talent in the Intelligent Tech Arena

The right technology talent can be hard to find. But executives can learn from the ways in which leading organizations develop, retain, and recruit good people. In a recently-published article entitled, “Winning the War of Talent in the Age of Intelligent Tech,” author and expert, Nived

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Change the Game with Intersecting Innovation

The successful exploitation of new ideas is crucial to a business being able to improve its processes, bring new and improved products and services to market, increase its efficiency and, most importantly, improve its profitability. In a recently-published article entitled, “Intersecting Inno

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As CIO, You Can Hold The Power of Digital Transformation

There’s no escaping the fact that most leaders who haven’t been living under a rock for the last few years, now understand that they need to protect their firms against disruption, and better still, “disrupt the market”. In a recently-published article entitled, “The C

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Taking Your Steps Towards Digital Disruption

Speed matters in the digital economy. Customers expect products and services to be instantly available through whatever channel they choose. New competitors are springing up from unrelated industries or low-cost, technology powered digital business models all the time. In a recently-published art

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Digital: The New Rule in Strategy

In a world that is increasingly connected by and dependent upon technology, digitization is an important way for organizations to remain modern and relevant. Taking advantage of the global digital transformation allows companies in both the business-to-business and business-to-consumer spheres to

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Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Digital Future

There are amazing advances being made in tech, and many of these innovations will directly benefit your business endeavors. All businesses should continually be reinvesting in themselves, and this is especially true with most everything related to improvements made within the realms of technology,

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How to Benefit From Updating Your Digital Mindset

The effects of Digital Darwinism are being felt by enterprises the world over. The business world has always been governed in cut-throat “survival of the fittest” terms, but, as the relentless barrage of transformative technology continues to disrupt markets on every level, what consti

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The Right Tech is What's Separating Digital Leaders from the Rest

Digitalization is the single most talked-about topic among business leaders at all tech and non-tech companies—including small, midsized, and large companies, in all industries and all lines of businesses. Why? The reason is very simple: Digitalization is converging all technologies, from clo

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Still running on spreadsheets? Ask yourself these 6 questions.

Many organizations heavily rely on spreadsheets, and sometimes for good reasons. Spreadsheets are very powerful. But when is it time to move away from a spreadsheet and into a specific application for your business case? Just ask yourself these 6 questions. Do you use a spreadsheet because the in

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Digital Ecosystems: Creating Unique Value for your Business

How can we enable the characteristics so important to future success, if we don’t start thinking differently? Status quo thinking is the cause of many transformation failures – a trend that will continue without the re-imagining necessary to support the coming transformative period. Th

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Big Data: Building Your Team in the Digital Age

Psychological research requires a lot of testing, and a lot of surveys. When relying on surveys, there is a necessary assumption that the subject can be trusted, and that they are answering factually rather than guessing or feeling. Much of the reporting around depression is based entirely on the

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Why You Need To Be The Digital Leader Your Company Deserves

As a business executive in today’s highly technological world, being effective at managing staff isn’t always enough. With the recent trend of digital enterprises taking hold of almost every industry on a global level, business executives and managers have to become effective digital l

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Culture Change or Tech Change? What Comes First in Today's Business Landscape?

Introducing any form of new technology will invariably have an impact on the company culture. But should the latter act as the true driver of organisational change? Technology can be a catalyst for change, yet culture has the power to nurture forward-thinking tech adoption and long-term business g

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The Internet of Things: 5 Practical Business Uses

You've likely heard the term "Internet of Things" at some point from a colleague, an article, or an advertisement. But the term is broad and can cover an overwhelming amount of information. In short, the Internet of Things refers to the rapidly growing network of connected objects that are able t

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Frugal Innovation: Big Impact Tech For Less

Digital technology in the form of the Personal Computer and the Internet has already transformed work, education, government, leisure and entertainment, generating new market opportunities and having a major economic impact across a broad range of sectors. The emergence of new digital infrastructur

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Ultimate Guide: Four Tips To Help Your Business Upgrade to the Digital Age

Digital transformation could mean massive competitive advantage using state-of-the-art IT tools. But it could also mean destruction of a company’s business model. Seen in that way, Digital transformation brings an opportunity for extraordinary focus in new thinking—both in operational e

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Making Data Work For Your Business: The Promise of the Internet of Things

Since the concept was first popularized in 2009, the Internet of Things (IoT) has captured the imaginations of engineers and innovators, nonprofit organizations and technology firms, and a wide array of other individuals and organizations. In a recently published article entitled, “The New Pr

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Your Business's 2017 Resolution for Digital Revolution!

There has been a sharp rise in organisations embracing more advanced digital technologies, in order to embrace digital transformation. The need to become digitally savvy is essential for companies looking to transform their business models. Have you not given much thought into your business’

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Ultimate Guide: The 7-Step System For Your Business's Digital Transformation!

The term “digital transformation” has been used to describe anything from creating a fully responsive mobile website to developing a social media strategy, but in reality true transformation needs to involve much more than just the end product. You must enhance your digital customer expe

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Tips on How to Efficiently Optimize Your Business for the Digital Age

Beating Your Competitors in the Digital Footrace with Digital Optimization There are many different ways in which a company can benefit from business process optimization, which is a management approach that strives to construct new processes and develop new resources to make an organization as eff

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Why Hyper-Digitization May Drive The Next Industrial Revolution

The accelerated digitization of a large and growing sector of the world economy is creating a major new opportunity for businesses, one that requires new approaches and new service models. Hyper-Digitization is the current revolution of digital business in which a large percentage of the economy&rs

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The Next Industrial Revolution is Being Fuelled by Digital Creativity

The Next Industrial Revolution is Being Fuelled by Digital Creativity The Internet of Things is the next industrial revolution, the next quantum leap in human achievement. And, it’s just getting started. The application of machine learning to artificial intelligence will amplify human potent

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Why Your Business Needs To Reach Digital Maturity

Digital Maturity is a New — and Vital — Concept of Today’s Business Landscape The concept can be compared to growing a competency or any set of skills and activities that take you from novice to expert in a particular dimension of business. Every industry, from manufacturing to h

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Top 5 Signs That Indicate Your Business is Ready for Digital Transformation

The Digital Economy is revolutionizing business processes, business models and how companies interact with end users and customers. Businesses must embrace digital transformation by ditching outdated legacy systems, and using digital-ready technologies to survive. In a recently published article en

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Is Your Business Ready for a Digital Transformation? Upgrade with Business Apps!

A digital transformation describes the changes that move an organization into the digital realm. It’s the moment when you decide to leave legacy processes in the past and embrace the ever-changing business model brought about by technology. LinxSmart’s Business Apps will make that trans

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The Advent of Virtual Reality May Change The World of Business

How Consumer Demand of Virtual Reality Could Change Business The growth and proliferation of new technology is forcing businesses to re-think what they’re manufacturing and selling in order to flow with the rapidly — exponentially — changing times. And virtual reality (VR) is no

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Why Businesses Need to Be Digitally Prepared in Case of Brexit-like Events

Why Businesses Need to Be Digitally Equipped to Deal with Market Catastrophes Business leaders must always ponder the notion of potentially cataclysmic events that could shake the business world as we know it. One such potentially catastrophic event (business-wise) was Brexit. In a recently publi

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Why Companies Are Scrambling to Reinvent Their Business Strategies to Keep Up with Digital Innovation

Why It’s Important to Audit and Augment Your Business Strategy to Stay Competitive Although your legacy business strategy may be the way it’s always been done, it’s important to understand how the landscape is changing so that you too can change with it. In a recently published a

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Internal Disruption: Your Business's Digital Transformation

Your Business’s New Digital Strategy Can Be Detrimental to Your Internal Operation   When companies decide to build a new digital strategy, they often underestimate the impact it will have on the way they operate internally. There is often a tendency for people within the organization to

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Why Our Technological Present Should Speak to the Future of Business Practice

What is There to Gain From Adhering to Legacy Procedures in Your Business Model? A legacy procedure is one that was created way back in the day when the business was formed as a way to simplify the complexities of daily operation in your business. But, that was a lifetime ago, and the world of busi

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Machine Learning: How AI is Beginning to Disrupt Today's Business

AI and the Concept of Machine Learning is Trickling Down into Our Daily Lives Machine learning may be one of the most important yet misunderstood technological advances in recent years.  The predictive stage is happening right now, but the ML 3.0, or the prescriptive stage, provides a great op

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Why the Digitization of Business is What Customers Have Come to Expect

The Digitization of Business: Why is it Important? Digitization has been happening all around us for years, and customers have grown to expect rapid results. And it is because of this change in customer expectations that businesses have found they must adapt - not only to external pressures but als

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Standardization vs. Customization: Which Method Will You Choose When Going Digital?

How To Know If “Off-the-Shelf” or “Custom” Software is Appropriate For Your Business Every business today needs to utilize the advantages of software to not only survive, but grow. Researching and learning about what types of software work for your unique business is vital,

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How Your Business Can Catch Up In The Digital Foot Race

It’s Never Too Late For A Business To Catch Up In The Digital Foot Race It may be a daunting, even frightening, thing to think about transforming your age-old business model to coincide with today’s digital renaissance. It may even seem like you’re too far behind in the digital fo

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Why It's Essential For Your Business To Embrace New Digital Technology

The Speed of Technological Change Hinders Most Businesses The pace of technological innovation makes it difficult for even consumers to keep up, let only businesses. But what hinders most consumers — money and time — isn’t what hinders most businesses: deliberation. While busines

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How Small or Mid-Sized Businesses Can Truly Benefit From Today's Digital Tech

Adopting Some Form of Digital Technology is Common Practice For Today’s Small and Mid-Sized Business The technology available to us today allows small and mid-sized businesses the opportunity to operate full steam ahead, even though they might not have the staff available to them like the big

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Why Adopting New Technology To Tackle Repetitive Tasks Is Essential For Your Business

Why Adopting New Technology Is Essential For Your Business Technology has a vital role to play in any modern workplace and can make a huge difference to the way your business operates, and how well your staff carry out their tasks. New technology can not only speed processes up, or allow flexible

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How Custom Software Can Replace Spreadsheets and Help Minimize Many Errors

Why Relying on Spreadsheets in Your Business is a Misguided Concept Much like any task, there is, unfortunately, always room for error. As a business owner, it’s never good to overlook any error made at any level; even errors that are made inconspicuously. And, as those who have to maintain t

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How a Well-Executed Website Can Help Your Business Gain Clientele

How Can a Website Help Your Business Gain Clientele? Progress, in a business sense, means to evolve; to ascend to a level of success you’ve only but envisaged since your company’s inception. In today’s business arena, to progress means to embrace a digital culture. It means to mo

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Re-Imagine Your Business Model By Embracing A Digital Culture

Re-Imagining Your Business Model, Processes and Customer Experience With Digital Embracing a digital culture within your business can mean making a move from processes that you’ve been using since your company’s inception. But, to compete today, it is an utmost necessity to do so, and w

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Engaging Customers: Why Live Video Chat May Have More Benefits Than You Think

Forward-thinking Businesses Are At A Competitive Advantage Through Video Chat Use Live video chat may not be something that sounds ground-breaking, or something that might give you the competitive edge on the competition, but you’d be surprised to discover the hidden qualities of this rather

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Why Business Leaders Need To Be Masters of the Digital Age

As a Business Leader, Keeping Up in the Digital Age Can Be a Daunting Challenge Today’s digital world in which we operate our businesses is becoming more and more fierce by the day as competition continuously intensifies both its online digital presence and its utilization of digital products

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Open Source and Vendor-Provided Software: On Which Should Your Business Run?

Differences Between Open Source and Vendor-Provided Software It is almost a requisite for all today’s businesses to operate digitally. Long gone are the days of physical paper used for communications, files, documents or other pertinent items. Your business must be digital if it’s to ke

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Why Your Business Needs to Embrace a Digital Culture

Businesses That Embrace a Digital Culture Are Proven to Grow In an article entitled “How To Direct Your Digital Future: 4 Questions” published in D!gitalist Magazine, author Dan Wellers argues that a business’s exponential growth can lend attribution to expanding its operations fr

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Why Custom Software Goes Hand in Hand With Today's Digital Economy

Today’s Business Must Keep Pace to Survive It is without question that if you own a business, today’s digital economy has you running top speed on a treadmill. You have to keep pace, or you will fall. But what does it mean to “keep pace”? Well, if you have a product, and a

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What You May Not Know About Custom Business Software

First, before we dive into the specificities of custom business software, let us begin with a definition to better understand its risks, inherent benefits and subsequent ROI. In a document produced by Emergence by Design Inc. entitled The Risks, Benefits & ROI of Custom Business Software, the a

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How Proprietary Tech is Changing The Game

Proprietary technology was once predominantly utilized by SaaS (Software as a Service) companies or companies that have technology at the core of their business, but those days are rapidly receding as more and more businesses, in any sector, are beginning to implement custom technology to manage the

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Does Your Business Require Customized Software?

Every business today needs to utilize the advantages of software to not only survive, but grow. Researching and learning about what types of software work for your unique business is vital, but what if the standard “one-size-fits-all” software doesn’t “fit” you? Within

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Components of a Good Business Process: Which is Your Business Missing?

A good business process is one that has eliminated time-wasting redundancies allowing your vital team members to perform what they were hired to do; to do what they’re good at. And by allowing them the freedom to flourish; unhindered by weighty, menial tasks; your business will in turn flouris

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Eliminate Unnecessary Work with Business Apps!

Do you find yourself coming to the office every morning to find an email with a laundry list of things you need to do to stay organized and caught-up? Do you find most of your time and energy being spent on housekeeping and not actually on doing what you were hired to do? What if I told you that t

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LinxSmart Can Solve Any Fault in Your Unique Business Process!

LinxSmart will Analyze and Solve Issues in Your Unique Business Process We at LinxSmart will analyze your unique business process and design a Business App that will rectify what issues you face. And we will help you to understand the problems inherent in your process. Business Apps was the visio

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If Your Business is Suffering, Look at the Process, Not the Problem

It’s not a singular problem that needs to be solved, it’s your business’s process. Are you constantly behind due to organizational faults in your company’s system? Do you find yourself picking up slack for your colleagues because they have last minute assignments dumped on t

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Tied Up in a Web of Disorganization? Untangle That Web with Business Apps!

When you started at the company, you were hired as nothing more than an entry-level coffee runner. But you stuck it out, put in your time, and over the last five years of loyal servitude, you’ve risen to a managerial status. You’re excited and ready to delegate the grueling duties you on

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Keep the Cogs of your Business Turning with a Cloud-Based System: Update with Business Apps!

Have you ever wondered what the “Cloud” is? Do you want to know how it works? And, more specifically, how it works for your business? Salesforce, in a blog entitled Why Move to the Cloud? 10 Benefits of Cloud Computing, defines cloud computing as computing based solely on the internet.

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Produce Results on-the-go with Mobile Business Apps

So, you’ve done it. You’ve taken your business to the next level by implementing a fully-customized LinxSmart Business App to work perfectly within your existing business structure. You’re not wasting time filling out spreadsheets or dealing with stacks of paperwork. You have a bea

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Phase Out Those Old Legacy Systems with Business Apps!

A “legacy system”, according to Techopedia, is: “outdated computer systems, programming languages or application software that are used instead of available upgraded versions.” A legacy system is not necessarily defined by age. Legacy may refer to lack of vendor support or a

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Embrace Diversity and Create a Business that's Unique!

Creating a workplace filled with diverse minds and new thoughts and ideas isn’t something most employers take into account when hiring. Most look into a potential’s professional experience. Although that isn’t necessarily wrong, it’s not the best way to develop and foster a u

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Why B2B Companies Should Embrace the Business Network

Businesses of all kinds need to realize that the commercial world in which we now live in thrives online. By means of what’s been termed “The Business Network”, companies can now communicate, engage and build relationships.   The business network has emerged as the modern mar

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Be a Dynamic Leader!

Being a leader is not just about delegation and strategy, it’s about being inspiring. It’s the kind of leader that generates an atmosphere conducive for innovation or invention that is truly advantageous for a business of any kind. But to grow into that kind of leader, one must grow as a

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Humanizing the Idea of “Worker”

Gone are the days of tracking employees on a spreadsheet; no longer can they be considered numbers to be analyzed as profit margins. Without looking at a percentage, common sense can tell you that an employee appreciates being valued and treated as an essential part of a company. Employees are more

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Retaining customers can be a sticky business, but we're here to help.

What is customer “stickiness”? It’s certainly not a term that arises as often as, say, “quality” or “innovation”. It’s not a new term either. Well, perhaps its adhesive epithet is new, but, synonyms such as “customer retention” and “

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5 Tips to Grow Your Business: Networking Events

5 Tips to Grow Your Business: Networking Events 1. Building Relationships A client wants to know what you’re all about as a company, and at a networking event, you have a small window of time to grab their attention. That is just about 3 seconds of time, to be exact! Now that you’ve

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Optimizing Your Processes

Companies both big and small are, or at leastshould always be looking for ways to be in front of their competition.         How can we improve our customer satisfaction? Can I improve the quality of our work? What can I do to create a better product or serv

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Using Technology to Fast Track Your Business

Investing in technology can be a scary.  Especially for small businesses, but the benefits from investing in technology can be substantial and if chosen wisely can boost a company's productivity and profits. I know, I get it, most business professionals have difficulty spending money on thin

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What is BPM? “Business Process Management”

“Business Process Management” BPM, Business apps as we like to call them can be applied to any company no matter how large or small.  In fact business process management has been around a very long time. One of the oldest examples I’m familiar with is Adam Smith.  Adam

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“A bad process will beat a good person every time."

“A bad process will beat a good person every time." W. Edward Deming an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, management consultant and all around pioneer of process improvements once said.  "A bad process will beat a good person every time."  That’s

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Want to outperform your competition?

Today like never before the amount of information a business goes through is overwhelming. It is for every business owners own interest to be able to store, retrieve, manipulate and communicate their business data in the the most efficient way. The longer you take processing data the less time you

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Improve Business Performance with Business Apps

Managing a business and organizing the process of information flow can be very time consuming and confusing, therefore negatively impacting your business. After organizing your data and making it visually appealing to analyze, it is important for employees of a company to have 24/7 real time access

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Why Business Apps Offer A Quick ROI

Return on investment, the key in any decision for a business whether large, medium or small. So when considering a business process management solution, consider those which can pay you back with real results. Seeing as no business wants to be losing hours completing repetitive and redundant tasks,

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Rethinking Your Business Processes

While process management in the workplace is constantly evolving with new practices and technology, various process management applications have been launched into the market for big businesses which offer a wide variety of benefits. But where's the process management applications aimed at helping s

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5 Misconceptions of Business Process Management

5- Why do I need real time data, I get spreadsheets monthly. Real time data from Business Apps allow for all data to be presented as it happens, giving you the advantage of assessing what works and what doesn't allowing for on the fly processes adjustments.   4- I don't need all of my data a

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Business Processes Improvements Now

With various ways to improve business processes from within your organization, Business Apps are one of the most efficient. Business Apps offer real time business process solutions directly to any internet connected devices, which means the insight you're receiving is unlike anything your business h

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Benefiting From Business Process Management To Get A Step Ahead

While trying to stay ahead of the curve in the business world, much comes down to the technology you've implemented into your business. Every now and then a big innovation comes which changes the way businesses operate and thats an opportunity which has got to be taken advantage of. Businesses which

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Customer Strategy Drives Business Processes

When it all boils down, consumers are who drive business, so it's only right to make sure that your processes management is designed specifically around making a customers experience that much easier. Take for example all the biggest successful brands that we know today, from Walmart, McDonalds and

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Why Your Business Should Utilize Modern Tech

Technology in the workplace has never been as significant and powerful as it is now, so whether it was setting up a basic work email for all employees a decade ago or at this moment setting up employees with smartphones and tablets for unified communications, technology is evolving and taking over t

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Your Future With Business Apps

Not so long ago, the idea of Business Apps for the majority of small and medium sized businesses were out of the question due to cost of the software and handheld devices. Fortunately with the advancement and affordability of technology and cloud space, creating an efficient work environment is just

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How can business apps help my business?

  A fresh year and afresh lease on life as the vast amount of technology becoming available and affordable to the small and medium sized business market has been astounding, allowing businesses to sustain a high level of efficiency like never before. As a business owner, there is no bet

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Mom & Pop Shops Get Techy

In the last couple years technology like smart phones and web apps have spawned a growth spurt in small business. Business owners are now beginning to realize the efficiencies and growth which is possible when adapting apps into their processes.   Although the economy is still in recovery, the

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