By Elke Schmitt, 13 February 2013
Business Intelligence is a buzzword that is being used frequently by bloggers and bigger companies in the last weeks and months. Many small business owners show hesitation when it comes to deploying business intelligence solutions due to a lack of knowledge of what BI exactly is and whether it is important for them or not. We have researched some of the most interesting business intelligence conversations on Quora that will be helpful if you are seeking a start in business intelligence.
By Elke Schmitt, 1 February 2013
It is no secret that large companies such like Microsoft get around 50,000 resumes per week. There is no doubt that they have an established process and software to review the candidates and only show those that are a good fit. However, also small companies need to spend some time thinking about how they want to organize their applicant tracking or HR chores in general. At GetApp we are big fans of Quora and we made a research on the most interesting Quora threads for recruiters that we want to share with you.
By Stephanie Watson, 8 January 2013
Google has started charging new users for the Google Apps for Business, its online suite of software applications, for companies with under 10 users who had it for free before last week's announcement. Their reason is that “with focus we’ll be able to do even more for our business customers.” Let´s see what that means for small businesses and how it compares with other offers from Microsoft and Zoho. Which solution will win the battle over who will control the move by small businesses to the Cloud?
By Stephanie Watson, 13 December 2012
Lawyers have access to incredible technology today. Today, many lawyers file paperwork electronically via court websites, rather than take them physically over to the court house, and even they schedule court time via the Internet today. With the advent of the iPad and cloud computing technology, there are even more things that a lawyer can do from a distance, and now, he or she doesn't even have to be in the office around a personal computer. If you're unaware of this technology, I want to talk to you today about the various apps available for lawyers that use cloud technology. That means they only need a device with access to the Internet in order to do their job. This enables lawyers and legal assistants to get more work done faster, from many different locations. No longer are attorneys and their employees stuck to a computer and a desk, or forced to run back and forth to the court house to file papers on time.
By Stephanie Watson, 7 December 2012
In a survey about user experience, conducted by Compuware, results show that a bad web experience will drive 46 percent of tablet users to competitive web sites and 33 percent are less likely to purchase from that company. That means for businesses that run a website that the work of a usability expert can be critical for the success of the enterprise. When a user experience professional is testing a new software product or a new website, handy apps for usability experts can make the job go faster, let him dig deeper and remember the details. Here's a quick overview of a few that may help you.
By Rakesh Sharma, 5 December 2012
The era of free is almost here. With their freemium pricing model, SaaS business applications have upended the software licensing paradigm. Cloud apps have hastened its demise. Although legacy systems are still available, small businesses and large organizations are clearly moving towards a business model underscored by free or extremely cheap offerings. The benefit of this pricing mechanism is that they enable you to run your outfit using free apps that shore up productivity amongst your workers and enable mobility. What's more, they enable you to focus on the effectiveness of your operations, instead of worrying about costs. Here are four areas of your business you can run using free tools.
By Rakesh Sharma, 19 November 2012
In the past, we have written about and reviewed several business intelligence solutions. Business Intelligence solutions help you analyze, define and design custom strategies for your customers. However, BI solutions can do this and much more. If you care to think outside the box, then business intelligence solutions can help you push the envelope. Here are three ways how:
By MatthewStibbe, 29 October 2012
The original point of apps was convenience and time saving, but now there are so many to choose from that you spend all that saved time and effort finding the best ones or identifying the ones that you really need. Apart from collaborating on projects are there any other benefits that apps can bring to CEOs? I am a CEO as well and I know that we are especially pushed for time, so I’ve shortlisted a few here that I like:
By Rakesh Sharma, 3 October 2012
It is difficult to read an article or browse through technology news without reading about big data. Big data, after all, is a big deal. According to IBM, we create 2.5 quintillion (In case you did not know, that is 1 followed by 30 zeros) bytes of big data daily. This data is created from a variety of sources including sensors , search technology, and social media networks. The technology and services giant classifies the four characteristics of big data as follows: volume (turning enormous caches of data into meaningful information), velocity (responding with speed across networks to provide service), variety (turning customer data gleaned from multiple types of content, media, and format into a customer persona), and veracity (ensuring integrity of data collected from multiple sources). Sounds complicated? Perhaps, an example about the uses of big data might help.
By Rakesh Sharma, 27 September 2012
The relationship between small business funding and cloud-based business apps is tenuous, to say the least. The former deals with business finances while the latter deals with your business operations. So, what is a post about small business funding doing on a blog that discusses business application trends? Bear with me. All small businesses start off with negative cash flow. Business applications are excellent tools to cut down and optimize operational and marketing costs and bring efficiency to your business. Thus, your business does better and earns more profits. In turn, this helps turn your cash flow positive as soon as possible (and finish your small business funding loans, if you have any). That said, small business funding is still the first step to starting your small business.