Monthly Archive:: December 2012

Knowing more than you used to know and having the papers to prove it can be a step leading you closer towards a promotion, a new, better job or many other positive things in your career. Today, learning is easier than ever due to a great number of online courses and colleges that can help you get a degree or become more skillful at what you do for a living. Online learning can take various forms. One of the best representatives of this phenomenon of modern times is Australia’s own SAVE Training, issuing their Certificate IV in Learning and Assessment to all people who wish to teach others how to do their job. There are many websites that do the same thing, comprising teams of

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As we all know, the Internet has become a place for just about any kind of activity, from business, over entertainment and learning, all the way down to pure procrastination tool. Therefore, it would be totally unfair if it did not have some interesting betting games for your mobile phone. Most popular smartphones have WiFi access and have no problems browsing the Internet just like your PCs or Macs do. However, while you cannot hold your computers in your hand, you can do this to mobile phones, accessing any online content on the go. Well, if you are into betting and keeping tracks of the scores that can give you money, the following list has some of the best titles you can download and use

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If you use your printer at home or at work regularly, chances are you’ve got a bag or stack of used ink cartridges that you have no idea what to do with. As easy as it would be, just tossing your ink cartridges into the trash can isn’t the right solution, and some cities and municipalities even fine individuals that dispose of electronics and ink cartridges with their regular trash. Instead of illegally throwing them away or letting them stack up, recycle your ink cartridges. It’s good for the environment and it can even be good for your pocket book. Check the Packaging  Many manufacturers of printers and ink cartridges provide information about how to dispose of ink cartridges in a responsible manner. Some manufacturers

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Every business owner or manager knows that first impressions mean everything. The moment a potential client steps foot into your building or office they are forming an idea of who you are and what type of business you are capable of. Having a clean and neat space is nice, but in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace it isn’t nearly enough. You need to catch a potential customer’s attention and keep it in a way that encourages a continuing relationship. One way to do that is to create a reception area that is beyond neat and efficient. Make it inspired. You don’t have to invest mega amounts of money to achieve the desired effect. Just incorporate a water wall or waterfall into your existing décor and transform an

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    Social media campaigns have joined the body of advertising standard practices, but few organisations feel they’re getting ‘the most’ out of their social media marketing budget. Here’s a top strategy used by notebook manufacturer Lenovo, games development studio Bioware and automotive giant Ford: maintain a single, simple portal that allows access to all your social media campaigns from one location. They call it social.[websitename].com, and you should have one too. Here’s why, and how.   People can get to know your company. Corporate blogs are not new, but they are still effective. They give customers an opportunity to get to know how your company thinks and works, which will in turn make them more likely to like you, engage with you, and convert to

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Granted, Einstein was a brilliant fellow, and he changed some of her basic concepts about the universe and how it works. His theories also unlocked the power of the atom, which has given us both nuclear power to light and heat our homes and businesses. He was only interested in understanding some of the basic laws of physics. Because he lived just under 100 years ago, you probably would’ve been amazed at how far we’ve come in terms of all of our electronic devices. Had he lived today, besides postulating that e=mc2 he might’ve been able to predict that old electronic devices equals cash. That’s right; all those old CDs, DVDs and game consoles, computer monitors and even the computers themselves are worth money. Those

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When it comes to running a business, it is just as important for you to ensure that you have everything well organized as it is to take good care of your customers and employees. Organization in business is commonly referred to as project management, but this is also a term that many stray away from because they relate the term solely to construction-related industries. However, project management is just as important in your typical corporations as it is in a construction company because there are still projects to be completed whether that means closing a bid or constructing a new business. Most agree that there are four stages involved with project management, which are planning, organizing, motivating and controlling. Planning The first step in project

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As the weather is getting colder and winter is rolling in, it is important to consider ways to keep the house warm with the help of green technology. Green living is good for the environment and is a good way to help preserve the planet. It will also help a family save money. Here are a few green technologies that can help keep the house warm this winter. Windows Windows are a part of the house that contributes to a great deal of heat loss, especially when they are old. It is best to install energy efficient windows. Since this can get expensive, there are numerous government agencies that help to pay for a part of the project. In the end, the home will hold

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Web marketing or marketing via web, aids people in making money from home and offers a variety of attractive features, without requiring much effort. Producers may opt to sell their products over the internet or build a new website for themselves to feature their products. The small business owners can make use of their internet connection to promote their business and gain worldwide popularity. Internet marketing or web marketing, also involves the promotion of farm enterprises through customised blogs and social media platforms. Marketing via web could prove to be advantageous to those producers who are interested in acquiring a direct marketing approach to sell their products online. It can also aid the business owners to keep in touch with their clients and provide them

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Whether you prefer to celebrate with your loved ones or plan to gift away some goodies in the form of useful and trendy applications, you can always beg to differ from others for sure. A wide range of applications are available for you in this regard. Here is a snapshot of the Top 5 Apps for your quick reference. Wrapp Are you planning to surprise your friends and family with exciting gifts? Then, then there is no other better way than to choose this handy application that works well in coordination with Facebook as well. Sending mobile gift cards to your loved ones is something that is uniquely possible with this handy application. Digital version of conventional gifting cards will prove to be an added

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Got that classy new Android Smartphone or a tablet recently. Surely, you might have gone green by these days. You are just another Android savvy dude. And let me guess, you have stuffed it with a lot of Apps, right? Then now what about having the taste of TV on the go? You won’t mind. And yes, Dish is making it possible with their Remote Access Device to let you see the TV on your tablet or on the Smartphone. Yes, Dish TV Apps is now available on Androids. With the Dish Remote Access (DRA) app from the house of DISH and the Sling technology, let you watch TV, virtually anywhere, you like. Now with the Dish Remote Access you can watch the same TV

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The healthcare industry is in desperate need of a technological upgrade. Medical professionals, industry analysts and IT specialists all agree that in order to satisfy patient and medical professional needs, healthcare tech needs to become more efficient. Fortunately, hospitals and medical facilities are heeding this call for better tech processes by implementing new technologies. New Hospital Tech ·       Wi-Fi-enabled Technology – The Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA recently implemented wireless Internet for patients and guests. They have also implemented remote monitoring, which is allows doctors, nurses and other medical workers to monitor patients remotely with a handheld device, offering more flexibility for medical workers in a hospital environment. ·       Image Sharing – Recently, hospitals have been implementing a new type of image sharing technology called the RSNA Image Share

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Gone are the days of the manual cash register, technology is really starting to take over! Businesses are taking advantage of techy devices to become more efficient and save money in the long run! One tool that is particularly helpful for customer service oriented businesses is the iPad POS system.   Understanding the iPad POS System POS stands for “Point of Sale”. But the iPad POS System goes beyond the function of a simple cash register— there are a number of benefits that can help your business. In fact, businesses are using it for a variety of functions including:   Customer Service Employee Training Client Retention Research Inventory Green-Friendly Receipts   Customer Service One of the biggest advantages of an iPad POS System is the

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  The cloud provider industry is becoming busier. Companies are jostling to offer a unique angle, and the price offered to consumers has become a serious indicator of success. But to what extent is this price reflective of the true cost to the seller? In this article, we’ll discuss the energy, security and other costs that go in to making up a cloud hosting provider’s expenditure. 1.         Server hardware costs. Servers are not cheap, but they can cost less to buy than regular consumer computers. The main reason for this is that they are usually bought in bulk, but additionally only specific cloud providers will need to provide much graphics processing power (a pricey component), let’s say, and so high-end consumer hardware can be abandoned

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Business is an important aspect of any society. There are many sides to business. There are many types of business. The business market is a great profitable place, both from the economical as well as sociological point of view. Whatever may be the time of the year, business is a good investment. Investing in a business can prove to be tricky. There are many risks involved in such investments. The risks include suffering a drastic loss, wrong choice of interest etc. All businesses comprise of profits and losses, but the whole idea is to be on the side of profit. There are many tricks and tips that can be followed in order to achieve success in any kind of business. There are valuable advices on

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As the price of technology has dropped significantly in recent years, home theaters have become attainable for many middle-class families. Creating a theater at home is the perfect way to enjoy the big game, watch a movie with the family or just enjoy your favorite television shows. During 2012, there were some home theater products that were more popular than others, and if you don’t have these yet, you should definitely consider making them a part of your home theater next year. Here’s what you need to create a great home theater: LCD TV: High definition is the standard now, as screens have become both bigger and sharper, all while maintaining affordable price points. LCD TVs offer sharp images and can be easily mounted on a

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As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, there is a push for the development and implementation of sustainable practices. Green building is a movement which focuses on ensuring that each property is functioning at its most efficient, and is making use of the available natural resources in a sustainable manner. Even if you aren’t building your house from scratch, there are still many ways in which you can implement the latest green building technology in your first home. Your main aim when implementing green practices in your first home is to reduce or completely eliminate any negative impact on the environment. It will also provide you with a healthier and happier lifestyle. Here are several key ways in which you can use green technology in

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VoIP that stands for Voice over Internet Protocol is a concept of telephony that is very significant for small and medium-sized enterprises. It is true that IP telephony, a recent way of telecommunication, has taken communication to an altogether different level. In fact, it is Internet that has made all this possible by providing a firm base to the scheme of ??”transmission of information.”   This service works on the principle of packet switching, which enables the users to communicate at high speeds using the internet. Business VoIP solutions are specifically designed for business purposes. Business houses that were formerly using the conventional PSTN services or communication systems are now encouraging new and innovative telephony solutions supported protocols. The implementation of VoIP for business solutions

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The old software for medical billing has become out of date and now it can only cause headache for the person who is using it. New Software is needed to be installed as it is more convenient and efficient to make bill for both the customers and the insurance companies. It is extremely easy to use. There is no need to mention that it would be extremely useful to save time, patience and energy for the person who will use this software. It is certain that the new software for medical billing will help a person to be more evolved with the patients. Besides, it will provide him or her, the requirements for the eligibility of the insurance policies and the regulations which are revised

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With zettabytes of data building up, it’s time companies come up with a strategy to handle the big data deluge. If no action is taken, big data is just bad data. It obstructs a system’s efficiency, taking up space that could be used to store relevant data. However, this big data can’t be ignored – anymore. Ignoring big data’s applicability translates into ignoring valuable customer data, and is incredibly risky. Instead of losing these revenue opportunities, big data should be utilized and mapped to marketing strategies. Platforms like Hadoop enable companies to mine big data and glean customer information and insights that would be otherwise virtually impossible to obtain. Combining all of this data provides a big data engine that can lead to increased effectiveness

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