Data appears to be the new currency of the 21st century. It is becoming more imperative for all large organizations like governments and corporations to function in a meaningful way in world where the rate of human knowledge appears to be doubling every 18 months. Moreover, IBM estimates that as the Internet of Things builds out, this will be every 12 hours.
Governments need to access accurate data to make relevant decisions about a wide variety of issues from border security to annual employment. Inaccurate data can lead to wasteful spending, the wrong course of action, or an inability to manage large scale problems.
Meanwhile, corporations need to share accurate and current data among their different departments. Accounts receivables might need access to inventory records for parts’ numbers and description to create invoices, marketing might need product specs to create credible leads for the sales dept, and human resources might need significant job description data to hire the right talent for different departments.
As a business owner you need to acknowledge that should data go missing, it can be an incredibly stressful and worrying time. There’s no way to know what has happened to it immediately. You need to take the time to work out what’s gone wrong so that you can deal with the cause accordingly. Of course, that being said, it’s important that as soon as you notice that a piece of data is missing, that you start trying to work out what has happened, and recover the piece because the longer you leave it, the less likely you are to find and recover it.
Determining the cause of missing data isn’t always easy, hopefully, however, the tips and pieces of advice below will help you to do that.
If your business workflow and project planning isn’t highly honed and organized, it’s doomed to fail. If you want to be a reputable company and have loyal customers, you’re going to need to change things up immediately.
Check out these five reasons disorganized businesses are likely to fail, and see if any of them are familiar to your company’s situation.
I have had a lot of opportunities over 2016 to review great tech and home office products. I have also been able to work with some great companies. The best part is when you get to work with one of the companies to give back to your readers for the holiday season.
One of my favorite reviews, and products that I have had the opportunity to use in 2016, is the HP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdw Printer. I can’t believe that I have been using the printer for over a year now. It stills works as well as when I first reviewed it. The quality of the printing has not diminished and I still think that it is the perfect printer for all your home office and small business needs.
As a recap, the HP Color LaserJet MFP M477fdw Printer offers the following features:
If you don’t relish the thought of hustling to a workplace every day or you’re having a hard time securing a local gig, there’s never been a better time to work from home: More than 40 million Americans do it, according to the advocacy group Telework Coalition. And as the economy improves, more companies will be looking for additional staff. For most at-home jobs, you’ll need a computer and an Internet connection, some basic skills and a can-do attitude.
Most people aren’t aware of it, but today, we’re at a watershed moment in business technology. Over the last few years, we’ve seen the development of technologies that could transform companies as much as electricity. Things like big data and AI aren’t just buzzwords. They’re real technologies that will have real and universal impacts.
Today businesses can benefit from these technologies. However, many feel overloaded with gadgets and apps already. As a result, they’ll be skeptical of any new technology marketed to them.
The question, therefore, is which technologies are the ones that will drive growth in your business? Let’s find out.
2016 may go down in history as one of the worst years depending on your point of view. The presidential election in the US was the most heated one that I can remember, and everyone is worried about their country. However, 2016 is also a fantastic year for business. Amongst all that bad stuff, it’s proven to be a great year for small startups. Many have popped up and enjoyed great success from the word go. So if you have considered starting your own business now may be a great time to start. Here are 3 reasons why: