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The world of application performance management software is experiencing a shake-up of sorts, spurring great changes not only in the industry itself (see also: the breaking up of Compuware into two entities), but also in how IT professionals look at the Web. The average webpage is simply more complex than it was a few years ago, when all the code that comprised a typical webpage all resided in one place. (more…)


Xero is gaining popularity in the cloud-based small business accounting software space, as you may have heard by now. The app is in use at more than 334,000 businesses at present.  If you're one of its many fans, you may have heard about the new Xero Add-On Marketplace. Recently launched, the Xero Add-On Marketplace brings you more than 350 small business integrations that help you customize your accounting system, all within Xero's interface. (more…)


As a freelancer, you have a to-do list that is a mile long. There's the work itself, whether its graphic design, writing, editing, or anything else. There's going over briefs and interacting with clients. There's keeping your workspace organized, which is no small task. There's the never ending struggle to make some free time for yourself and your loved ones. And, on top of it all, there's the part where you keep track of your time and expenses, send invoices, and collect payments. (more…)


  Customer service is one of the most important aspects of your business. Having good customer service will increase your sales by creating repeat customers and fans of your business. Your job needs to be to exceed the customer's expectations, every time.That is why most business experts always tell you to under promise and over deliver. If you give more than your customers expect, even if a mistake has been made, you'll find that your clients remain happy and continue to be customers. You, as a manager can start with empowering your customer service agents to address customer's issues. What Aspects Of Customer Service Is Your Team Probably Getting Wrong? (more…)


So the whole world is talking about iPhone 6, did you get one, what do you think? Our technology is becoming ever-more impressive year-on-year, we can do just about anything on our mobile devices. Business owners need to be in touch with what’s going on 24/7 when they are on the road, or even just around the block. That’s where apps can help you to market your business on the run. Lets talk about the best marketing apps for iPad and iPhone and how each of them suits your different mobile marketing needs. (more…)



Twitter is testing its buy now button in the U.S., what does this mean for eCommerce as we know it? Retailers can embed a Twitter buy now button on individual tweets so consumers can purchase directly from Twitter. Clicking the button takes you to a different screen to learn more about the product and give you more options.  You will also be able to use this function on the Android and iOs apps too, good news for shoppers! (more…)


"All the history (and, in many ways, the future) of a company is hidden in its data," Nicolas Raspal, Chief Technology Officer for BIME Analytics, recently told GetApp. (more…)


The Top Ten Essential Apps for Start-ups

By Todd Spear, 7 October 2014

The story of your start-up begins with a great idea. Thankfully, nurturing and developing the idea is often the hardest part. After you've survived the agony and the ecstasy of first envisioning, then selling your start-up idea to yourself and others, the actual work can begin. And it's then that a carefully selected arsenal of apps becomes your best friend. (more…)


A report from Explore B2B stated that a handful of recent start-ups, including MemSQL, Uber, Mixpanel, and Tradesy, have left the cloud behind in favor of hardware IT systems. While those companies initially started out using cloud-based servers (mainly from Amazon), they've all made the switch to dedicated servers. So what gives? (more…)


Software as a Service, or SaaS, is just as its name sounds -- a service that automates and offers a solution to your business needs -- usually saving time, saving money, providing a better customer or user experience, or a mix of it all. Over the last five years, SaaS has grown from a reason for skepticism -- of security, of value -- to the de facto choice to make small businesses and enterprises alike securely efficient on the go.  (more…)