B2B Buyers prefer purchasing online

In 2019, digital B2B sales from all electronic channels—ecommerce sites, log-in portals, marketplaces, e-procurement systems, electronic data interchange, and other online buyer/seller networks—grew 10.9% to $9.00 trillion from $8.10 trillion, according to data and analysis in the 2020 B2B Ecommerce Market Report, a newly published research report from Digital Commerce 360. As COVID-19 has caused…

6 Technologies that will Disrupt Business in 2021

Many companies experience disruption in 2020 that is very different from the normal disruption see in IT.  The disruption meant sending everyone home to work for a year. Covid-19 did more to shake up the technology landscape than just remote work. The pandemic also drove many companies to reshape how they look at running their…

4 Ways Remote Workers are changing the economy for the good

Remote working has caused employees to rethink and better accommodate their priorities in life and employers to rethink operations regarding how they can best work with professionals and create teams. More than two-thirds of professionals were working remotely during the peak of the pandemic, according to a new report by work marketplace Upwork, and over…

How can Technology improve Productivity?

Productivity in business has been consistently dropping since 2007, according to recent Bureau of Labor statistics. Coincidentally, that was also when the smartphone rose to prominence, becoming an increasingly important part of our day-to-day lives. This begs the question, “Is the sharp decline in productivity over the last decade actually caused by technology?” While some think…

10 Positive things from 2020

1. My son hit his first little league home run. That pretty much overrides anything else that happened to me in 2020. #pride 2. The Mandalorian on Disney+, yes that is nerdy but as a life long Star Wars fan Mando and Baby Yoda made up for all the nonsense the new movies gave us.…

Business Internet and Phone

Small businesses thrive on being nimble and open to change. This includes the ability to stay connected, work from any location and keep employees productive when on the road with business internet and phone. Mobile technology like smartphones, laptops, mobile applications, VoIP and GPS help businesses stay in touch with customers. Agile and mobile technologies…

How to get Zoom integrated with your phone system

Video conferencing adoption is booming. According to Frost & Sullivan research, the overall video and web conferencing market is on a high growth trajectory and is forecast to grow from $8.5 billion in 2017 to $11.0 billion by 2023. It’s no wonder then, that many tech giants are battling to win customers in this fast-growing…

Still Using Fixed-line Phones?

According to a 2017 U.S. government survey, about 44% of households still own traditional phones, down from 53% three years before—but still much higher than, say, the share of those buying vinyl records, another cultish throwback. Analog landlines go through traditional “POTS” (Plain Old Telephone Service) copper phone lines — the type that has been…

Working from home: 7 Rules for getting it right.

Maintain eye contact, offer a firm handshake, dress appropriately: the basic rules that define a professional attitude at work are well-established, and office etiquette evolves only slowly. But with the office effectively moving online, many codes that make up business etiquette have now been shattered. Many of us barely bat an eyelid at impromptu Zoom…

7 Video Conferencing Tools for Remote Employees

It’s safe to say 2020 has been the year of virtual meetings. Everything from large-scale conferences to staff meetings, to meetings with prospects, are hosted remotely. Chances are much of your business process has moved fully online as well. Free Download: Video demo Video conferencing tools are a good investment for businesses of all sizes,…