Cloud Computing Trends – Now and in the Future

We published a blog a few months ago on How Cloud Computing Has Changed the Business World. Well, cloud computing continues to reign in that aspect, impacting the way data is stored or secured. More and more smart businesses are recognizing the benefits of cloud technology in their business operations. The cloud computing concept has been around for a little over two decades, and its use is not slowing down. Its cost-saving, scalable advantages make it a great option for businesses. The continued innovation from cloud computing is projected for the future in many ways. We’ve listed some trends here.
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8 Benefits of Automating Your Business Processes

Business process automation (BPA) can optimize your workflow, make it more efficient, and lead to higher profits. BPA manages information, data and processes, with the ultimate goal of reducing costs, resources and investment. It increases productivity by automating key business processes through technology. Of course, the initial cost of automating your processes can be a considerable investment; however, the long-term benefits make it worthwhile. Here are some of the many benefits of automating your business processes. 1.     Increased Productivity Workflow and business process automation reduces the amount of time needed to complete a task. This can result in higher productivity
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Lead Generation – Your Number 1 Marketing Goal

In marketing, lead generation is the initiation of consumer interest or inquiry into the products or services of a business. Getting leads from your target market is a crucial first step in your success. Of course, what you do with those leads matters as well. Some things you can use them for are building your customer base, email and newsletter mailing lists and to close the actual sales. This article concentrates specifically on lead generation strategies that you can use for your business. 4 Simple Lead Generation Strategies Lead generation activities don’t have to be complex, at least to start.
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Why Business Process Improvement Efforts Fail

Improving your business is a critical factor in keeping up with emerging technology and your competitors. Using a proven business process improvement strategy is an effective way of establishing continuous improvement efforts. Business Process Improvement (BPI) is a methodology that identifies operations and employee skills where improvements will streamline procedures, make workflow more efficient and result in overall growth and increased profitability. However, even with the numerous benefits that can be derived from BPI, they are not always successful. Here are five reasons why BPI efforts fail 1.    Lack of Support for BPI Lack of support for the BPI effort,
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What Is the Kaizen Concept?

There are a number of methodologies and tools in use for automating and improving business processes. One we’d like to discuss here is called Kaizen. The Kaizen concept originated in Japan, born out of necessity to recover from the devastating effects following WWII. The premise behind Kaizen (taken from the Japanese word for improvement, change for the better, or continuous improvement) is to always maintain an optimistic view. It brings the entire workforce together– including managers and workers, customers and suppliers–to band as a team to overcome obstacles. Success is accomplished through the process of constantly fixing what doesn’t work
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Digital Transformation – the Bridge to the Future

All businesses need to embrace digital transformation in order to succeed. Whether your business is a small startup, mid-sized enterprise or a large corporation, you will not survive and remain competitive without it. In general, digital transformation is the integration of digital technologies into all aspects of a business. The process requires fundamental changes to how businesses operate and provide value to customers. It’s a cultural change that impacts every level of employee, from the CEO downward. It is critical to create a digital transformation strategy to define the steps required to succeed in the digital world. The strategy will
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How Cloud Computing Has Changed the Business World

Can you imagine your world today without information technology? In the past few decades, IT has become almost a necessity for most of us in our daily lives. And it’s even more critical for businesses to stay abreast on the constantly changing technologies and environments available. They need to constantly adapt to new trends and technologies to provide the best user experience. Cloud computing has come a long way since the concept of an “intergalactic computer network” was first suggested in the 1960s by JCR Licklider, who was responsible for enabling the development of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
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Microsoft integration of Linked In with Dynamics 365

The LinkedIn Sales Navigator provides insights on targeting the right companies and how to reach out to the right people within these companies. It also keeps your database of contacts up to date despite the fact that the people with whom you are connected tend to change jobs regularly or positions within an organization Traditional CRM systems keep track of your lists of opportunities and your past contacts, but don’t advise you on what to do next. Microsoft Relationship Sales combines the LinkedIn Sales Navigator with Dynamics 365, offering access business applications which will help sales professionals in determining what
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How a good business is supposed to operate

This has been an interesting few weeks in terms of seeing the differences between how a good business that truly cares about their people and their customers operate and a business that is run by people who pretend to care but do not. They show it in their actions and the treatment of both customers and employees. The good business is where I take Yoga. Jess and the people of The Original Hot Yoga Center in Voorhees NJ makes me feel like I am at home and welcomed every time I walk through their doors. I asked for fans in
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Your Customer Service Sucks – Fix It!

Time for my customer service blog rant! When I get to the point of disappointment it’s time to say something to the companies of America – your customer service really sucks. It’s true that all you read is how your customer service is now your new marketing. Well then your marketing sucks too! With me it started when I had to call Comcast and was connected to the Philippines. The people are nice enough and always taught to say I’m sorry and apologize for everything no matter what I complain about. The problem here is an issue that they forced
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