There’s a lot of talk these days about blogging. Should your small business jump on the bandwagon or is blogging a novelty? What’s the purpose of blogging on a regular basis? Is anyone going to read my posts? What’s all this talk about search engine optimization (SEO)? Which blogging platform should I use? Do I [...]
Is taking your company public overrated? It depends. If your company’s business model is based around a fad, I might say yes. The questions you need to ask before taking your company public include: do you want your company to be under the microscope in the media? Do you want your employees to focus on [...]
Even if you don’t use YouTube every day, you probably have a general sense of how it works. Put simply, it’s a website that lets people upload self-produced videos and display them either on YouTube or embedded on their own websites and blogs. But beyond being just a place to store videos, YouTube also has [...]
What Kinds of Web Hosting Solutions Would a Small Business Require?
At one point or another, each and every small business has asked itself just what kinds of web hosting solutions it requires. This can be especially true in the cases of small business that are just starting out and, as a [...]
Is your business keeping up to the changes in technology? Are your leaders taking these changes seriously? If not, listen up. Tech is here to stay and is only going to become more and more embedded into both our personal and professional lives. Heck most of us are walking around with full-blown computers in our [...]
When Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection this week it came as a little bit of a shock. I say a little bit because really you could see it coming a hundred miles away. The company has been virtually missing-in-action for the past 10 or so years and didn’t seem to release any [...]
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Publish a paper online? Me? Never! You may be thinking that this would involve too much work and technical acumen to accomplish such a monumental task. But there is a company making waves in the publishing industry by promoting an automated publishing platform that ties into Twitter, Facebook and Google+ called Paper.li.
In my daily travels I frequent coffee shops to get work done and use free wireless internet to check emails and update our blog.
To my surprise one of my favourite coffee haunts recently revoked free wireless between 11am and 5pm. Controversial you say? Maybe. The reasoning behind the decision was that the company wanted [...]
Today we welcome Della Smith. I met Della at one of her workshops in September where she discussed Twitter and the role it can play in companies and organizations who incorporate it as part of their Communications strategy.
Della is someone has worked with organizations in virtually every sector over the past 25 years. Her [...]
Mashable recently commented on the Cisco Connected World Technology Report. Some of the comments display the shallow view that Generation Y (and perhaps Z) has about their imminent move into the workforce. Obviously this demographic feels entitled to certain things, one of which is the choice to work either on [...]
In the hot space between the tech and marketing worlds there has been some considerable buzz of late about the efficacy of QR codes. QR — short for Quick Response — codes are black patterns in a square shape on a white background. These are the codes used by many airlines to check-in for flights [...]
Time management skills can transform your life in workable increments. It’s invaluable to keep in mind that process is everything. Only manageable steps provide lasting progress. How can it be that such work is also some of the hardest work you’ll ever be called upon to perform?
The vison that fuels your enthusiasm absolutely must [...]
Whether you are a business, organization, or a company you’ve no doubt thought about developing and or using a website and social media to get your message out about what you do.
Every organization faces the challenge of now only how to make their website eye catching and easy to use but also what to [...]
Sarah Perez over at TechCrunch recently posted an article online entitled “Google Explains Its Google Docs Outage” – which got me to thinking. She makes a point that, “[she would] rather trust Google’s redundant server infrastructure than [her] own hard drive.” OK fair enough, I agree with her here because I [...]
Thinking about revamping your existing corporate intranet? Think again. Then think about using an interface that is completely different from the existing one. It may be fine to keep your existing Intranet around for legacy reasons but going forward remember that people are overworked and overloaded with information already. Think about getting the right information [...]
On one of my recent searches for content and ideas for our blog, I came across a banner ad for an online reputation management company. I decided to investigate their site because I was curious how one protects ones reputation online and also because as someone who has a blog and does Communications and Marketing [...]
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