Archive - May 2018

9 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider

9 questions to ask your cloud provider

Moving data to a cloud can be a benefit of both time and money. A properly working cloud is efficient, improves productivity, unburdens staff and can accommodate data backup. The only downside of moving data to the cloud is making sure you pick the right cloud provider. Choosing a provider can be difficult, so here are nine basic questions you should ask to make your search easier.

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How Can Chatbots Help in B2B

can chatbots help in b2b

When asked, 80% of business respondents admitted they are either already using or planning to implement chatbots by 2020. It makes plenty of sense why, too. Concerning customer service, always-on interactions and robust chat support bots are the way to go.

At any time during the day or night, users can reach out to a chatbot and receive answers, product and brand information, troubleshooting support or even kickstart service processes like returns and the like. It helps explain why 64 percent of Americans feel that 24-hour-service is the best feature of chatbots.

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How to Position Your New Business to Look Bigger Than It Is

position your new business to look bigger than it is

Your small business might be able to perform just as well as your larger competitors, but potential clients and customers can’t see that. When some people look at a small business, they get the impression that it is untested and inexperienced. When they look at larger organizations, they assume that it is more reliable and more stable.

For small business owners, there are strategies that you can use to make your business look bigger than it really is. This can help potential clients get over the uneasiness they may have about working with a smaller company, and in return, it can be a move that will help your company grow. Here are a few tips that you can use to put the best face on your company and make it look a little bigger than it really is.

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5 Best IT Jobs for Recent Graduates

best it jobs for recent graduates

The IT industry is vast, with hundreds of career opportunities and plenty of room for personal growth and achievement. It also happens to be in high demand for the foreseeable future. Many organizations, businesses, and even smaller teams need IT professionals with experience across a variety of languages, devices, platforms, and software.

But because it’s so massive, and because there are so many choices, that makes it a difficult career path to choose. Boiling your options down to a single opportunity is difficult, especially when the list of choices is seemingly endless. Information technology — or the general industry — is much too broad to focus on. What do you want to do specifically?

Would you like to be a software developer? Are you more interested in modern cybersecurity or network operations? Would you prefer to be a support analyst or consultant for any number of IT firms? Then, there’s the matter of skills. What would your IT and tech talents be best suited for?

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What Smart Speakers Mean for Healthcare?

smart speakers for healthcare

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of using one of the more recent voice assistant and smart speaker platforms, you know how transformative the technology is. They are completely changing the way we interact with our mobile devices, vehicles, and homes, and even how we carry out activities like shopping.

Almost all the major tech companies have a voice assistant platform on the market. Apple has Siri, Amazon’s Echo employs Alexa, Google Home uses Google Assistant and Microsoft has Cortana. Of course, these are just the major names and brands on the market. Many other devices and platforms use similar assistant tools or borrow the existing ones through developer-friendly APIs. Alexa, for example, is available on a variety of third-party products outside Amazon’s standard offerings.

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