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Making your way in today’s business world can seem like a daunting task. Not only do you have to keep up with the changing times, but you also need to keep up with technology to make sure your business is doing everything it can for its customers. Though you might have been avoiding it up until this point, your business needs a website—no matter how large or small it is. A business website can serve as an effective and affordable storefront, free advertising, a line of communication between you and your customers, and much more. Here’s why you should invest in a small business website if your business doesn’t currently have one. Sales Running a business is tough, so anything you can do to make the process a bit easier on yourself is always a huge help. As difficult as getting a website up and running may seem, the conveniences it will provide you are unmatched. One of the best parts about having a website for your business is being able to sell products without having a physical store where shelves need to be stocked. Even if you don’t have a massive website, you can still use services like Etsy […]

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It’s been seven years since the last update to ITIL, and the 2011 V3 of ITIL took strides to integrate new concepts into its framework to allow for more dynamic service applications. There’s been a huge number of changes since then, including the introduction of new technologies, service philosophies, and approaches to technology in business. To be successfully adopted, the new 2018 framework for ITIL will need to simultaneously be the biggest update to ITIL guidelines in over a decade without radically redesigning the core principles that have made it so ubiquitous throughout the tech industry. When the latest iteration of ITIL was released in 2011, many popular new concepts and systems were still just barely hitting the scene. DevOps was fresh and the vast majority of companies still operated off the Waterfall method of service management. The need for more consistent service driven by more dedicated software developers and platforms quickly demanded the need for more fluid service management procedures. The new framework will need to meet this demand and successfully integrate dynamic platforms into its use ito maintain relevance among the community. While these platforms don’t have to operate in a separate ecosystem from ITIL, to make the […]

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Companies in all industries hire consultants to help them find innovative and more efficient solutions that will help their company grow. There are also online resources that provide a one-stop solution for different industries such as technology. The strength and value of these online platforms is similar to what industry consultants can provide to businesses. It is the ability to understand the needs of others in the same industry while providing resources and innovative solutions to help them solve problems and issues. Handle Short-Term Staffing Needs There are many times when a company has a short-term project that their current staff either doesn’t have the necessary knowledge or time to complete. By hiring a consultant, the company benefits from a highly-skilled temporary employee. Because consultants move from company to company depending upon the length of any specific assignment, they have fast learning curves. Businesses can get their projects done in a timely manner without having to reprioritize employees’ responsibilities or pulling them away from their regular jobs. Industry-Specific Knowledge Every industry has different needs, regulations, and requirements. Solutions for one industry might not be the best for another. When you hire a consultant with the experience, knowledge, and insights into […]

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With the bulk SERP tracker, it is increasingly convenient for website owners to keep track of how well the site is performing in search engines in relation to the product sale rates. When correctly done, SEO can significantly improve your SERP results and drive more traffic to your website. There are so many SEO techniques that put emphasis on the amount of audience reach your content attracts, and many business owners and digital marketers alike, make sure that they use certain keywords in the articles, blog posts or copy on their site. As well-crafted a technique this is, there is an underlying chief principle to be followed by every site owner, which is optimizing the user experience of your site. There are a couple of ways to achieve this, but this article will focus on overall web design, highlighting 5 ways you can make your web design SEO friendly: Integrate Social Media into your Website’s Design When determining the website design of your choice, remember to integrate social media, because, with the increasing prominence of social media platforms, customers and prospect clients place a huge value of social media, and so should you. Social media has become very powerful by […]

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The traditional retail sector is struggling to compete with the all-powerful online behemoths. The rise of Amazon has rocked the retail sector. Customers are no longer content with browsing goods in their local mall. They want the convenience of a click and purchase service, with goods delivered to their homes in less than 48-hours. It’s not easy to compete with the mighty Amazon, but savvy retailers can learn a trick or two from the world’s most successful retailer. Think like Amazon and your business will flourish. Make Use of Technology Amazon has cutting-edge technology at its disposal and it knows how to use it. Amazon distribution centers are vast, but their packing systems are incredibly efficient, and they have no problem delivering goods within 48-hours. Many small retailers struggle to hit delivery targets. Unfortunately, nothing upsets a loyal customer more than a slow delivery service. Look at your workflow and see where you can implement changes. How efficient are your order picking and packing systems? If you have yet to embrace technology, now is the time to do it. Monitor workflows for a month and see where there are bottlenecks and delays. Perhaps your stock replenishment system is flawed, or […]

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 There is something exciting about deciding to buy a new mobile phone; however, once you start looking, you can quickly be overwhelmed by choice and find yourself going round and round and not making a decision. When customers at Fonehouse are confused about their next phone choice, we go through a few simple questions with them to help them pick the best phone for their circumstances. Android or Apple?  This tends to be a marmite question for most people, you either love or hate one or the other. iPhone users often refuse to leave their Apple products, and Android users prefer their platform.  We could tell you which of our staff use Apple and which are Android fans but the decision is entirely personal so don’t be swayed by other people.   Most manufacturers are pushing out the technology on a similar level so regarding functionality is it just going to be how easy you find each platform. Are New Phones Coming Soon? All new phones will offer something as an incentive to purchase, the cost tends to be higher but depending on the functionality you are after it could be worth hanging on if you are close to a new […]

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Each year lots of students got the assessment to write an essay. There are different types of them and each has its purpose and the structure, but one similarity is still here — the basics of the writing process, which are not changeable at all. They are understandable and help to break down the overwhelming task into the small parts. They also affect the question of how successful will be the essay draft. Use the basics as the main tips while writing the essay — the simplicity of genius. Theme Two ways to deal with the paper: if the topic already given or you have a free choice. If it is the second option, think carefully about which type of essay it should be and choose the comfort topic on which it is interesting to write. This topic should be precise. Try to attract the reader from the beginning to read your paper enthusiastically.  If you need to write on the required topic, read carefully through the next stage. Research This part of the writing process is the most important, but people avoid it and don’t want to analyze it. It doesn’t matter if the topic you should write is familiar […]

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As a business with a website or online store, it is critical to ensure that your business has a solid SEO foundation. The biggest source of online traffic to your website is search engine results pages. When your SEO strategy is on point, your website, blog, or store will have the best possible placement on these results pages. This means that you get the highest level of traffic possible and that your sales and income is maximized. Building a solid SEO foundation requires you to regularly create content and engage in routine link building activities. It is a long-term strategy to boost your search ranking and not a quick-fix to boost your sales overnight. Keep reading to learn how to develop and implement an SEO strategy that will increase your ranking. Authority Developing authority should be one of the cornerstones of your SEO strategy. To develop authority, you need to build links. When there are links to your website on an authority website with a high PageRank, Google’s algorithm will conclude that your website is an authority in your niche as well. It will then move placement up in the search engine results page. You will get a higher search […]

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The goal of collecting data is no longer simply to have it as a record of past performance. Forward-thinking companies are increasingly aiming to monetize their data by harnessing the power of the latest analytics tools. At some point, companies must aspire to transition from collecting and organizing data to monetizing it if they want to acquire the benefits of better business outcomes. Examples include uncovering new revenue streams, tightening operational expenditures, reducing customer churn and more. Data monetization involves solving actual problems by turning to insights derived from structured data. Information Week quotes one industry expert on this topic: “You have to look at the problem you’re trying to solve, whether that’s expanding into a new market, trying to leverage more from existing customers, or acquiring new customers or employees. Then you can start looking at how data plays into to that.” Potential roadblocks to monetizing data include: Issues with data quality. Siloed data protocols. Legacy business intelligence systems with limited capabilities. Lack of compliance and cyber security infrastructure. Lack of support or involvement from leadership. A corporate culture that lacks data literacy skills. While the industry has been promising self-service analytics to enable this data monetization, previous efforts […]

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Are you planning to earn the Adobe certifications? Without a doubt, the Adobe credentials are very popular and in high demand across the small and large IT organizations all over the world. Employers now prefer hiring the candidates who have the relevant certificates in addition to having the knowledge and skills required to function at their jobs. Are you looking for practice exam questions and answers to help you in your certification exam preparation? We have compiled some sample questions that you can use in preparation for your test. Source: https://www.prepaway.com/adobe-certification-exams.html Exam Questions and Answers Samples Question: Which of the color models contain the most colors in Adobe Photoshop? Answer: RGB Question: Photoshop is a —– or —— based image editing application? Answer: Pixel, Raster Question: What is a native Photoshop file format? Answer: PSD How can alpha channel be made? Answer: Press Ctrl+ and left click the icon of layer’s thumbnail to select the opaque pixel information. DO not click the transparent area. With the active selection, go to the selection drop down and select save selection. What kind of image editing application is Photoshop? Answer: Pixel or Raster based How can you create transparency on a new layer? […]

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