Top Tech Trends 2017
Watching gripping TV series like Game of Thrones reveals just how far we’ve come. While their era froze in cold stone castles and dropped like flies from disease, our own lives have become warmer, healthier and more cossetted. We’re living longer but may shortly find we have a lot less to do.
Technological Change: How Well Prepared Is Your Business?
A recent survey by MYOB to mark Techweek NZ has highlighted just how ill prepared Kiwi businesses are for technological advancement. In fact, MYOB’s chief technical adviser, Simon Raik-Allen, is urging Kiwi companies to be better prepared for a future workplace where machines will be completing many of the jobs we do today.
Robo-Advice: What You Need To Know
The world of financial advice is changing. Already in use overseas, robo-advice is on its way to New Zealand. No, that doesn’t mean that robots will be taking over any time soon! Robo-advice is all about providing automated financial advice services that present people with relevant information and recommendations in an accessible and engaging way. The government is interested in introducing this model to New Zealand so let’s find out more about it.
Marketing And IT: An Essential Partnership
In most average businesses marketing and IT have very little to do with each other unless a marketing staff member has an issue requiring the help of the IT support desk. There’s not much direct communication happening let alone collaboration or joint strategizing. The days of operating in departmental silos are, however, numbered. As marketing is becoming more and more about digital platforms
Customer Relationship Management Software: How To Make A Choice
According to many respected business leaders and gurus every company needs to have some form of customer relationship management (CRM) software. But what is it and how will it help your business? If you’re struggling to make sense of the wide choice of CRM options out there, then this article will help to demystify CRM so you can make an informed choice.
FLAT, the revolutionary new Fly Swat Action Technique for fixing your IT problems
FLAT promises a quick-fire solution to all your IT troubles. Unfortunately it doesn’t work. A fly swat approach, dealing with pesky problems as they land is counter productive, not to mention extremely frustrating for your employees. In a small business, managing your computer programmes, security, software and updates can quickly become a very personal problem
Productivity 2.0: How the New Rules of Work Are Changing the Game
For years, books and articles and blogs on productivity have been showing us how to be more productive: crank out the tasks, multi-task, work faster, be organised. In short, they’ve taught us to be a good part of a corporation that wants more out of us. But that’s old-school productivity, or Productivity 1.0.
Busy Bee? 5 Ways To Increase Your Productivity Levels
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, tired and exhausted and you’re struggling to find your mojo then chances are your productivity levels will be suffering too. It’s natural for all of us to feel below par from time to time for a variety of reasons. But when your productivity levels start to take a dip, how can you bring yourself back up again? Well, here are our top five tips to help you stay sharp and focused.
Whats Your Company’s Digital Marketing Strategy?
Most companies nowadays realise that they should be effectively using digital media. And for the majority that means a quick look at Google Analytics, a few Facebook posts, perhaps even the odd tweet and that’s it, job’s done, right? Well, not really because the marketing potential inherent in digital platforms is enormous and has totally eclipsed the more traditional forms of marketing.
3 Common Tech Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid
Small business owners are often so focused on the day job and drumming up new customers that there simply isn’t time – and often there isn’t the expertise either – to spend on developing organisational technology practices. As a result small businesses are frequently making avoidable and often costly mistakes. In this article we look at the three most common tech mistakes and how to avoid them.