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All posts by John Reiley

John Reiley is an NYC-based senior business analyst. He has been helping small business owners plan their strategies for success since 2005.He is a big gadget freak who loves to share his views on latest technologies and applications
  • 4 new workplace technology ideas to uplift your team’s efficiency

    Most all business owners would likely agree that business efficiency can be traced back to a firm’s ability to successfully execute a given strategy in a productive manner that produces satisfactory results for the organization. Business success is defined by an organization’s ability to be both efficient and productive, both of which are a result of engaged employees that are capable of executing on specific goals that have been strategically aligned with the firm’s objectives. Since we know that execution is the key to success, then, do we know what steps can be taken in order to increase your...

  • 7 online streaming technologies which have improved our TV viewing experience

    Technologies in online streaming have come a long way over the past few years. With the birth of Netflix, Amazon Prime and other popular streaming sites we have watched as a wave of television viewing alternatives have vastly improved the way in which we enjoy the tube. From sports streaming apps to virtual reality streaming apps and everything in between, when it comes to TV viewing today there is no shortage of exciting and satisfying means by which we can fill our entertainment void. Here are seven streaming technology that have virtually redefined how we enjoy television today. Not only...

  • 8 awesome apps to help you go green

    Concerns about global warming, pollution, and the carbon emissions are increasing every day, and more people are looking to do their part in protecting the environment. App developers have jumped on this trend to begin offering eco-friendly options. By taking advantage of some of these green apps, you can help to reduce your environmental footprint. 1. Dropcountr Are you concerned about the amount of water that you are using? Dropcountr is a great way to help you conserve water, as you’ll be able to connect via your smartphone to your water utility company. Then, the company can send you information to...

  • Eliminating security gaps: how well prepared are we?

    The news is full of stories of computer hackers gaining access to private records. One of the most noticeable things that these stories are saying is that it can happen to anyone. Governments, big businesses and small businesses have all been impacted by hackers attacking their computer systems. Hundreds of millions of private records have been taken. It is easy to argue about the impact of the problems when these security breaches occur and no one will ever know for sure how safe a person’s information is on the internet, but that does not mean that this issue should...

  • What roles do domain names and hosting play in building an ecommerce site?

    A domain name and a web hosting service both play a different, yet crucial role in the success of any ecommerce website. Before we talk about how you should go about building and setting up your ecommerce website, it’s important to learn more about domain names and web hosting themselves. Let’s begin by discussing the three important parts that make up a website. Domain Names Hosting Servers Website Files 1. Domain names Computers use IP addresses to communicate with each other, just like you use phone numbers to call and talk to other people. On the Internet, domain names are quite like the entries...

  • How the Internet of Things (IoT) is helping businesses grow

    Just as the PC has become a staple of everyday life, so too has the internet. For those old enough to remember, the PC used to be relegated to the techy crowd, so the internet was the domain of the scientist. But as the PC gained popularity and the price grew within the reach of ordinary people, so the internet changed as well. Once the realm of academics, the internet is now nearly indispensable to everyday people. Social media has become an integral part of business strategy. As per Social Media Daily, “Businesses are able to spread their presence...

  • 3 simple tips for small business to boost productivity

    In the business world, productivity is king, queen, and all the members of the royal court. Where employees produce quality work on a routine basis, businesses can thrive. But getting to this point is never easy. It takes vision, compassion, and a willingness to both stick with what works and abandon what doesn’t. This article offers some helpful ideas for reaching a state of increased productivity.

  • Never miss these 5 steps while transferring hosting providers

    Moving a website from one host to another host can be little tricky. Most newbie webmasters make too many mistakes during the entire migration process and end up with broken sites which take hours of fixing and data loss. Given below is step by step instructions you should follow before moving your web hosting to another hosting provider. Step 1: Do not sign up with a new host just yet This is one of the common mistakes newbie webmasters make. They decide to switch their hosting provider and without taking care of necessary tech issues, they purchase a plan with the...

  • How technology has changed the way we watch sport on the go

    In 1936 in Berlin, Germany you could go to a television viewing station and watch the Summer Olympics which were happening at the same moment just across town. This was the World’s first live broadcast of sport. Fast forward to today and you can not only watch a sporting event live from the other side of the World, but you can now watch from virtually any place you please. Since Ancient Greece and before, humans have been extremely passionate about sport and want to be able to view their favorite event, individual, and team in action....

  • How modern phone systems could be a boon for researchers and scientists

    It's a fairly obvious conclusion that medical researchers, doctors and scientists need to stay up to date with the latest technologies in order to function properly and effectively. Technology is always changing and advancing, enabling the medical field to work more efficiently and communicate better with colleagues, patients, contacts and clients. Communication is, of course, an essential part of the medical field, as decisions must be made in a timely fashion and the proper information reaching the right people is an important objective of many tasks throughout the course of a regular workday. However, one area in which many...

  • 5 effective communication tools every SME needs in the bag

    Regardless of the size of your company or how long you have been in operation, it is essential that you have communication tools in place that will allow you to better connect with your employees, vendors, and customers. Efficient and reliable business communication tools will lead to productive interpersonal relationships, successful resolutions of customer service issues, and effective marketing campaigns. A successful business will also understand that effective communication will rely on tailoring messages and services to obtain maximum results. Read more on Ventureburn.var vglnk={key:"cc324b6567a9637aa0ff15bc9564b2a5"};!function(e,a){var t=e.createElement(a);t.type="text/javascript",t.async=!0,t.src="//cdn.viglink.com/api/vglnk.js";var n=e.getElementsByTagName(a);n.parentNode.insertBefore(t,n)}(document,"script");

  • Hunting down sophisticated banking malware: what you need to know

    Banking malware and financial threats are growing in exponential numbers and change on a daily basis. Not only are you at risk for someone gaining access to your account, but for financial transactions taking place without you being aware, which could leave you in a financial disaster. Two most of the more recent malware attacks circling the globe are Citadel, which stole personal information from its victims and Zeus, responsible for taking money from accounts and performing unauthorized wire transfers. Everyone is at risk for these pitfalls and even multilayer authentication and around-the-clock monitoring by financial institutions is not...

  • 4 top tips for working with a virtual marketing department

    Virtual marketing departments are becoming more commonplace in many businesses today, as the practice saves time, money and produces better results when the work relationship is solid between the business and the virtual department. However, many businesses often simply leave everything in the hands of the virtual department, which subsequently results in less than favorable production, a waste of expenses and marketing efforts that don't produce a good ROI. To take full advantage of the benefits a virtual marketing department can provide your company, you must make sure to engage in ample communication and clear discussion about what exactly you...