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Jan 13

Enterprise Mobility Trends of 2013

Enterprise Mobility Trends of 2013 Enterprise Mobility Trends of 2013

­­It is important to update your business practices every year, especially now that mobility has become so much more accessible and significant. Here are 10 new enterprise mobility trends for 2013 that you can use to help your business become more efficient and successful.

1.) Make a plan and budget for mobility.

2.) Design an App.

3.) Use an iPad.

4.) Windows 8 – Windows 8 promises a smoother enterprise IT integration and management of applications.

5.) Mobility for all payments, retooling core business processes, and extending physical stores to the virtual realm.

6.) Arrival of the cashless economy – Invest money into mobility solutions.

7.) Mobilize, socialize,  and channelize differentiated experiences through augmented reality shopping, micro-personalization of products and services, visual search, and multi-channel engagement.

8.) Take part in a more connected world.

9.) User-friendly enterprise apps.

10.) Get quick insights for on-the-go decisions.

 


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Jan 13

Sustainability Trends of 2013 for a Corporate Company or a Business

Sustainability Trends of 2013 for a Corporate Company or a Business Sustainability Trends of 2013 for a Corporate Company or a Business

­­With so many companies becoming greener, it is important to update your business and adapt. Here are 10 new enterprise sustainability trends for 2013 that you may want to use to help your business become more efficient, successful, and eco-friendly.

1.) Make sustainability a priority.

2.) Realize that measurable value is a primary factor.

3.) Create yearly sustainability reports.

4.) Meet green reporting demands.

5.) Reduce carbon and gallons.

6.) Follow the transformation of emerging economies – Many countries have now added the prioritization of sustainability for business success on their to-do lists.

7.) Time to retire energy-hungry IT infrastructure – Enterprises seem to show a concentrated interest towards datacenter transformation, IT infrastructure management, and cloud computing.

8.) Win green awards.

9.) Win social media points and make yourself likeable, shareable, and tweetable.

10.) Go tech-heavy for carbon-light supply chains – Become more invested into initiatives like transport management systems and develop more sustainable packaging of materials.


09
Jan 13

How to Gain Trust from Future Customers with BBB (Better Business Bureau) Reviews

How to Gain Trust from Future Customers with BBB Better Business Bureau Reviews How to Gain Trust from Future Customers with BBB (Better Business Bureau) Reviews

The creation of the BBB has brought forth an ethical marketplace in which buyers and sellers can easily trust one another. Being accredited can help potential customers take the next step and become your client.

The BBB website brings about 10 million website page views per year and a total of 3 million business reviews have been viewed. There are over 7,881 trusted accredited businesses, with 314 engagements in community public speaking, 324 business practice investigations, 344,743 total complaints read, and 24,558 real-time chats with BBB.

Overall, with over 394,000 accredited businesses in the United States, there have been nearly 33,584 resolved complaint cases, 6,025 quote requests submitted, 178,052 separate views of BBB content on YouTube, and 237,266 customer reviews read.


02
Jan 13

Business Trends in the Manufacturing Industry for 2013

Here are 5 new trends for 2013 that have appeared to help your manufacturing business become more efficient and successful.

1.)    Switch your supply chain risk management from proactive to reactive – New technology has been created to help monitor risks, identifyother suppliers, and helping plan alleviating strategies cooperatively.

2.)    Plug-and-play manufacturing plants – Take advantage of the cloud, which has made connecting a new plant to headquarters in just a few weeks very possible.

3.)    Become more mobile – It will help create more digitized workflows and real-time operational process visibility into operational manufacturing intelligence.

4.)    Capitalize on social media – Manufacturers are taking advantage of social media and getting more bang for the social buck. They are using it as a collaborative tool to connect experts to help with problems, gather more business intelligence, and connect their enterprises with consumers for new product or process ideas.

5.)    Collect big data – Don’t discard data because you have no room for it or cannot process it. Big data helps to collect information on manufacturing processes. Every last detail can be translated into actionable insights.


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Dec 12

How to Build Trust with Business Transparency through BBB (Better Business Bureau) Accreditation

How to Build Trust with Business Transparency through BBB Better Business Bureau Accreditation How to Build Trust with Business Transparency through BBB (Better Business Bureau) Accreditation

Why is it useful to have BBB accreditation? Trust.

BBB business reviews are a way to give a consumer’s insight and experience about business. Every month, 10 million BBB business reviews are read by interested potential customers.

The BBB accreditation is a way to show future customers that you follow a code of business practices. You want to show everyone that you want to build trust, advertise honestly, be open and transparent, abide by promises, be responsive, protect privacy, and face all business dealings in a way that embodies integrity.

In total, there are over 400,000 Accredited Businesses and 114 Better Business Bureaus in the United States. On BBB.org, there were 85 million visitors in 2012 alone.

BBB accreditation also brings more traffic and potential customers to you. On your BBB accreditation page you can place a quote request button and many consumers click on accredited business seals to check business credentials over a million times per month. Another thing that you can take advantage of is using branded BBB products like business cards to promote your business.


19
Dec 12

Future Data Trends in 2013

Future Data Trends in 2013 Future Data Trends in 2013

Here are 10 the new trends for big data in 2013 that you can use to help your business become more efficient and successful.

1.) Strategize your information – Now is the time to come up with a way to turn it into an information ecosystem that is flexible, manageable, and works for you.

2.) Learn to configure and use big data – Many businesses are looking for technology solutions that offer customization, give rich visualization dashboards for executives, and hand out access to smartphones and tablets.

3.) The Democracy of big data –  Using tools that are cloud-based and open sourced can help democratize big data and remove it from the realm of expensive resources and high computing infrastructure.

4.) Insight with instant results – Near-real-time results that match the speed of traditional business intelligence is very much needed.

5.) Big data is getting bigger – Even cars and refrigerators now have access to the internet, making big data bigger.

6.) Big data and social computing – A new processing power is required to roam and take in the social web for social network analysis and content analytics.

7.) Fortunetelling of retail and the market – Big data can be used to analyze social media and match it with customer lists, transactions, and loyalty club memberships. It can help predict patterns of consumers, market trends, and competitor initiatives.

8.) A more intelligent healthcare system – With available healthcare data in the public domain to genetic data processing, big data is a great tool.

9.) Catching financial service and insurance fraud – Big data can monitor transactions and activity logs of large volumes to catch credit card fraud and account takeovers, and false claims.

10.) Fault tolerance and detection in manufacturing – Operational data will be bound with IT data to create a united network to track machine performance. This is valuable for high-tech and automotive enterprises.