Want to put your business ahead of the competition? There’s an app for that

If you run or manage a business, you can’t help but notice that competition gets more fierce with every passing year. It is being seen in each sector and across all sizes of business, from the Walmarts and Microsofts of this world to sole traders working in every sector from web design to window cleaning.…

Creepy or Cool technology? Emotion detection technology tops ‘creepy list’ in survey

Experience personalisation company RichRelevance has launched its annual ‘Creepy or Cool’ survey – a look at consumer attitudes towards technology in the retail space. The annual survey – which was answered by 2,577 respondents across the UK, France and Germany – asked consumers to rate a number of different technologies and trends as either ‘creepy’ or…

Get help handling your company’s finances with App Paye

Are you self-employed or do you run a small business? Then you'll know that dealing with finances isn’t fun and can be very costly. As a very small publishing company, the last thing we want to be doing, rather than writing or uploading content, is working out how much tax to put by for the…

5 Benefits To Using Cloud-Based Systems For Business

Cloud-based technology has fundamentally changed the way we do business today. More businesses and organizations are adapting to the latest cloud systems due to their efficiency, security, and reliability. Cloud-based systems enable businesses to store and access data at any time over the internet through a cloud computing service provider. But why should your business…

Technology dominates Top 100 World’s Most Valuable Brands. Google and Apple remain top.

Bingeing on Netflix box sets, sharing stories on Facebook and downloading content from Apple’s iTunes and Alibaba’s Ali Picture have contributed to a record year for tech brands in the 2018 BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking released today by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown. Eight out of the Top 10 are technology or tech-related brands. This category continues to dominate the rankings with Google and Apple retaining…

Why choose a website builder?

Website builders now offer a full range of features and flexibility to suit different business needs. Tech Digest talks to  Melissa Tirey as private consultant and a contributing insights author on Site Builder Report and on Wise Buyer about some of the options on offer. Why would you use a website builder rather than getting a custom website built? One…

5 IT ‘must-haves’ if you work from home

The popularity of work from home positions is on the rise – and for good reason. Remove the office and the commute and it seems people across a huge number of industries are more motivated, less likely to be ill, more productive and, believe it or not, collaborating with colleagues more effectively. That said, this…

4 Reasons Why SEO Is a Game Changer for your Business

Despite all the technological advances that businesses have adopted, SEO remains very misinterpreted and misunderstood. Most businesses have forgotten its true value and have focused on other ways of advertising their brand. However, it is a very feasible market outlet, especially for those who have mastered how to implement it effectively. It is known for…

Employees want tech to boost business productivity, not to monitor performance

Perhaps unsurprisingly, workers want technology that helps them become more efficient rather than helping their bosses snoop on them, a new business report shows.  Over half of employees (53%) are prepared to use technology like wearables to boost their own productivity at work. However, three quarters (74%) said no to wearables being used by employers to monitor performance. These…