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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Your Business Has a Reputation Offline and Online

October 26, 2012 |

Many companies that exist today were built on their reputation. The bigger firms call it their “brand” and smaller businesses often refer to it as their reputation. But no matter what way you look at it, its there. It is the public, and private, perception of your company. It can sometimes be sublte, laying in the subconscious of people. Maybe it’s the way the receptionist treated them when they first arrived at your office. Or maybe it’s the way the high school girl that rings people up at your local deli always seems irritated. Then there are less subtle things. Things like a consumer who received a dysfunctional product and writes an angry review about your product.

People form opinions of you, good or bad. And these subtle opinions can lead to big swings in a good or bad perception. But wait, its goes even further. There are two worlds in business these days, the … Read More

Should I Buy an Inkjet or Laser Printer?

October 26, 2012 |

If you’re planning to buy a new printer, you may have questions about the differences between inkjet and laser printers and which might be better for your purposes.

Although many small business owners swear by one option or the other, the truth is that both laser and inkjet printers have benefits – and potential drawbacks. The right answer for you will depend on your usage and priorities.

For example, laser printers typically have a larger up-front cost but, particularly if you’re printing a relatively high number of black and white pages, a lower cost of operation. That’s because inkjet printers are typically inexpensive; some lower-end inkjet printers can be acquired for less than $50. But supplies, like HP inkjet cartridges and others, can be expensive, and the page yield per cartridge is generally not high.

Thus, if you expect to print a lot of black and white pages, you may save money … Read More

Implementing Your Online Reputation Management

October 26, 2012 |

Preserving your online reputation is one of the most important things any business in today’s technological world must pay attention to. While dealing with your company’s reputation online can sometimes be difficult or time-consuming, it nevertheless remains an important step on the staircase of success. Thankfully, there are a few simple rules you can follow to help you understand how to successfully implement internet reputation management.

First, you must establish a set of metrics. Like most good business policies, it is far better to have metrics attached to every goal you undertake so that you know exactly how well you perform (or underperform) on accomplishing those tasks.

Do a Google search for your company name. Record how many of the first page search results are negative, positive, or neutral, and where they rank in the results. (Be sure to do this search while not logged into Google, or else your personal searching preferences might skew … Read More

Best Things to Use the iPhone 5 For

October 25, 2012 |

The Iphone 5 is great for many things, but one of the best things about it is the camera enhancements. So much attention to detail has been given here such as a a sapphire crystal lens protects the camera from scratches when you put it down on a hard surface. Photo’s are captured about 40% quicker than they were on the 4s allowing you to click away in the knowledge that you are capturing every frame of a moment. There is the new addition of the panorama mode which allows you to capture photos as you turn around, which the phone then stitches together to create a panoramic photograph. Quite a fun and useful feature once you get the hang of it. The low light mode is much improved, so you can expect greater quality pictures when a location is dimly lit.

Although we’ve seen it before on other phones, the ability to snap … Read More

10 Tips For Producing a Successful Viral Campaigns

October 24, 2012 |

The viral campaigns are the strategies that have worked best in recent times. With entertaining videos and other alleged lack of cleanliness in the edition, have the clear objective of generating feedback through social networks and society general.Evidentemente, Internet entry had much to do with it.With its mass opened new possibilities in the fields of advertising and marketing.

In addition, by having such key factors as the immediacy and connectivity, brand campaigns through this medium generate results in the offline world that could not be achieved.

But, despite having an immense field of implementation, not all businesses are successful. A competition which daily becomes more complex, add a host of technical elements necessary for working videos on the web that not everybody drives perfectly.

Knowing this, Forrester Research published a series of tips through their site to help those who still do not know how to prepare a marketing video online that can succeed on the Internet.

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10 Awesome Retro Games You Can Play On Your Smartphone

October 23, 2012 |

Mobile phones are no longer just for calling and texting. Nowadays, with the help of an app, the phone in your pocket can pretty much do anything. For most this has meant that the average Android has been transformed into a mini game station. Angry Birds lead the way in reviving mobile phone gaming entertainment, however Android and iPhone have, of late, gone a bit old school. Those classic arcade games you played as a kid are making a comeback. Here’s a top ten of what’s available to you if you own an Android or iPhone.

1. Pacman

Perhaps the most famous Namco game, Pacman, is now available in app format so no matter where you are Mr Pacman and those four ghosts can provide endless hours of fun.

Download link at App Store

2. Snake 97

Download link at Google Play

The Daddy of mobile phone gaming, snake is incredibly simple. All … Read More

Television: An Evolution

October 18, 2012 |

Television has come a long way in the last 90 years, and at each stage of its evolution, people have wondered whether it could get any better. Today’s TVs are bigger and lighter, have better images, and use less energy than predecessors. At the same time, manufacturers are able to offer all that at a price that has for the most part stayed the same when adjusted for inflation. Let’s take a look back at some of the major steps up the TV has taken since it’s introduction.

The Tube: The original television debuted in 1922, reshaping the way the world lived. With news, music and entertainment at their fingertips, families changed the ways they spent time together at home. The first televisions used cathode ray tubes, which is how they got their nickname as the tube. These TVs projected electron beams onto a curved glass screen, where they were visible as images.

Color Televisions: These were introduced … Read More

Investment Programs

October 18, 2012 |

Businesses require investors because they are the people who give funds to an idea in order to give it a chance to see whether it will be successful. A lot of businesses look for investors to give them the funds they need. Investors invest a lot of money, and some of them have invested in two or more businesses.

That’s why they need efficient tools in order to manage their investments. There are a lot of computer programs and apps that allow people to easily manage their investments and businesses.

Sonar is a cloud based app that provides tools for investing firms and makes it easier for them to organize their data and other documents in an efficient manner. Investors can also monitor their funds and make sure that the money is being used in a proper manner.

FundCount Portfolio provides an easy way to manage all investment portfolios, reporting, client-based tasks and accounting. Prospero … Read More

A Guide for the Perplexed: How to research & shop for insurance online

October 15, 2012 |

The internet is evolving very and fast and many businesses are taking advantage of its great malleability to provide people with an online counterpart to what was originally a “brick and mortar” service. The insurance industry has embraced the internet completely and has used it as a tool to provide consumers with an avenue to provide goo insurance-related services.

But there are still some consumers who may not be totally convinced that using the internet for their insurance needs is really the way to go. If you’re one of these people and you still need some convincing, here are some of the reasons why you should shop online for your home insurance:

It’s more time efficient

The “traditional” way of getting home insurance quotes from insurance companies would entail taking out the phonebook, calling different companies over the phone and then asking for quotes. The quotes are not given to you over the phone, it … Read More

Recent Advances in E-Cigarette Technology

October 12, 2012 |

If you’ve been keeping a finger on the pulse of the technology world, then you may be aware of the advances made in one particular field: that of electronic cigarettes. Things are changing, and some of the changes mean extreme improvements in the e-cigarette experience.

2-Piece E-Cigarettes

The biggest movement in the electronic cigarette world is toward 2-piece electronic cigarette apparatuses. The most widespread apparatus consists of 3 pieces—battery, cartridge, and atomizer—and some older models even have 4 pieces. 2-piece e-cigs will offer users a cheaper and easier experience, make the cigarette lighter, and hopefully lead to further improvements in the field.

New Patents

The newest patent for electronic cigarettes is for a soft padded electronic cartridge, a new step in making electronic cigarettes feel even more like their traditional counterparts. The soft padded cartridges will offer users a feeling similar to that of holding a genuine cigarette, which the patent creators hope will … Read More

Your Online Reputation Is a Precious Commodity

October 12, 2012 |

Managing online reputation is becoming an increasingly more difficult task.   As internet anonymity continues to erode, people are relying on a plethora of online resources to background check both professionals and businesses.  As the number of impressions left on the internet burgeons, the possibility of negative interpretation also increases.  Unfavorable publicity regarding an employee or brand can significantly damage the public relations image of a company and ultimately, negatively impact the bottom line.

Maintaining a pristine online reputation is becoming virtually impossible since as the internet community expands, more negative interactions take place.  Simple mistakes like misidentifying a person with the same name can cause irreparable damage. There are also character assassins who will intentionally try to hurt and individual or a company out of malice.

The good news is that in certain cases, it is possible to restore an online reputation.  If the negative publicity is an isolated instance without significant cross referencing, then … Read More

How Is Blogging Beneficial?

October 12, 2012 |

Gone are those days when you had to wait for 18 or 20 years, to obtain an expertise degree to hold a professional tag. Now you post something of 110 words on Facebook, people follow you through their comments and posts, and you are a “Blogger”. Tweet on your Twitter profile, often it happens that a thread of comments follow your post and you are a Blogger again.

 

 

Blogging started with an idea of expressing views and feelings on an online forum, similar to a hand-written diary. But, today blogging helps one to extend a social circle around, which enables one to fetch business through traffic and ads. It helps you to generate leads for your business. You do not actually need to hire a marketing guy for your business if you can’t afford one, you can sell your products and services by making use of blogging platforms. There are many advantages of … Read More

Backing up your data in the cloud

October 11, 2012 |

Nothing is more important and yet forgotten than backing up files to protect from data loss. Companies put off backups, and the importance isn’t realized until one day the data corrupts and the company loses transactions.

Rackspace offers a new backup system that allows users to back up individual files without the long, drawn-out process of complete system backups. The service, introduced in June, offers encryption, unlimited backups, and incremental backups for $0.15 to $0.10 per GB per month. Users can choose to save the backups for 30 days, 60 days or indefinitely.

The service was originally open to certain customers, but Rackspace has opened the service to all Cloud Server customers, and it is free for Managed Cloud users.

Backing Up with the Rackspace API

The most interesting advantage for this backup system is the API. Typically, companies need to perform backups on off-hours, so the backups do not cause too much downtime or performance … Read More