Your Place In The Future Of Computation

Computation should hold a special place in everyone’s heart. Our world is becoming increasingly computerised. Right from the moment Charles Babbage substantiated the ideas of computation until the present computer-dominated days, we have always needed to overcome certain complex computational challenges and mediated solutions to myriads of problems crying for computational solutions. People who have taken courses on, or related to, computer science tell us how overwhelming the recesses of computational studies can be. A great number felt nervous at their first introduction to the field or domain. Nevertheless, each step of the ‘study-way’ became more and more exciting as the days went by – until they got to the place of no return – the place of unquenchable quest for more knowledge and dexterity at computing. To a beginner, it is always a marvel to experience, first hand, how a simple set of instructions could make a computer produce desired outputs. Even the average individual who hasn’t gone to take any courses related to computing is inundated with the computing solutions all around us: the mobile devices, medical gadgets, household electronics (like the amazon echo!), computerised cars, etc. just name some of them.

Computerised systems have eased life, enhanced comfort and productivity, saved lives and proffered solutions to real life problems. Computerised systems has transformed how we connect with others and perform online transactions, for example. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, which are sub-domains of computer science, are taking an exciting new shape.  Machine learning is an aspect of computer science that confers computers with the capacity or ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It was an extensive work on pattern recognition and computational learning theory in AI that gave rise to this important field of computer science. Machine learning is a step away from the regular programming which we have become very much familiar with nowadays.

Sofia, the robot that was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship a few months ago, is a product of AI and machine learning technology. A recent live TV interaction with Sofia, displayed that the machine is still learning, as it was not able to decipher some questions asked of it accurately. At a point, the machine itself acknowledged the obvious – it is still learning. Innovations like this one will definitely change our computational horizon in the coming years and decades.

Exciting days are ahead. More innovations are coming that we can’t even imagine today. You can decide to be a part of this amazing future. It is time to give yourself or your career a leap forward. Click here to learn more about  Andrew Charlton  and his work.

Sustain Users’ Interest In Your App By Using Embedded BI For Real-Time Data Reporting!

Are you a developer with an application out there? Do you know the key things your app must have now if it’s to sustain the interest of its users? They include the opportunity for your app to help users make operational and strategic decisions by using the analytics provided by your app!

This is a new need  many app users. In addition to your application being able to supply them the data that reflects their activities on your application, they want the freedom to be able to design and manage their analytics. And finally, they want to be able to do all this within your application!

Is your application (be it mobile or desktop) able to offer this experience? If no, then you need to upgrade real quick! What you need is their purpose-built embedded BI. It helps you deliver the analytics that your users desire within the app!

Their modern three-tier embedded architecture lets you utilize self-service reporting, dashboards and data visualizations on any page of your application.

What their ad hoc reporting entails.

Your app users will be able to find the answers they need in time using their report design experience that can be tailored to your needs. No coding knowledge whatsoever is required on their part, and they will be able to interact with a semantic layer that displays fields in a business-friendly term. They will literally be able to easily share their insights with other users.

Furthermore, the data needed to answer the analytic questions that your users have isn’t always in one place. Their fusion driver lets you blend data from multiple sources quickly without requiring a data warehouse. You can access data through:

  • Role
  • Tenant
  • Row
  • User

With Izender’s intuitive architecture, give your users the ability to perform data analysis and ad hoc reporting themselves and consequently free your developers from having to waste significant time creating reports.

Their platform:

  • Deploys in as little as 30 days
  • Features a code-free administrative interface
  • Integrates in any technology stack
  • Inherits your existing security model
  • Requires no 3rd party software or plug-ins
  • Embeds in cloud, on-premise or hybrid applications

Visit Izenda now to try out these amazing features for your app and give it the professional feel it desperately needs in order sustain your users’ interest!

Valuables Tips To Start A Business and Keep Your Customers Engaged

When you’re starting a business, it is not enough that you will be able to sell your product at a massive rate. To keep the business going, no matter what it is, it is also important to keep your customers coming back. In short, keeping them engaged. Your primary goal is to include your product in their life’s necessity.

They always say that the most difficult part in starting a business is to know which product to sell. Everyone’s seems to have started different kinds of businesses and you would normally think that there isn’t room for more. The answer is actually very simple and you don’t have to sell something new. All you have to do first is to list the basic needs of your community. Normally, people need shelter, food, clothing and services. Just choose one of them and you’re good to go. Once you identified one, focus on a specific product that is consumable. In this way, you would be constantly needed by your chosen market.

Another important thing to consider is to set an impression of offering a quality product. If you are known for the best quality, your price would be a secondary consideration. It is also important to take note that there will always be competitors and keep in mind that there existence is not a threat after all. Consider them as a challenge to do better. Keep your quality high and aim for loyalty among your customers. You might as well consider having a customer success platform to keep track of your clients. Keeping it personal and rewarding feedback from customers will eventually keep them by your side. Every now and then, send them thank you notes or some loyalty rewards. If a customer feels appreciated and wanted, most likely they would stick to you no matter what.

The advantage of having a customer success program is that you will be constantly aware of your customers’ needs. You also need to keep the communication open and easy to access. Have a responsive customer service media outlet. It is inevitable to have complaints or factory defects these are effective methods to make sure you are addressing it properly. Receiving a response is what a complaining customer will always want. They want to know that their complaints are reaching someone that will address and hopefully resolve them. Afterwards, see to it that whatever the complaint, address it properly and promptly. If there is a need to replace the product, do so and send an apology.

The Positive Effects of Technological Advancements

Ever since the invention of machines, the advancement in technology has been progressing ever since. Over the course of time, machines have made the lives of each person so much easier to live. However, there has been debates going on, that sooner or later, human beings would be replaced by machines. Not to mention all those sci-fi movies with such a plot. It’s a bit scary and not impossible. Given all the benefits that human beings can fully avail from the advancement of technology, it always comes with a price, but since we are supposed to be proactive, let’s just focus on the brighter side of it.

Here are some of the positive effects of technology to mankind.

Connectivity – because of technology, communication has never been so easy. Just a few decades ago, sending a letter through the snail mail would take days, but now it takes seconds to send an email or use social media. Thanks to our cellular phones and ease to find an internet connection, we can send messages almost anywhere and anytime. Being able to relay information is very essential in life. This is how we explain ourselves and make plans. The faster we respond, the less misunderstandings will happen.

Acquisition of Knowledge – advancement in technology has paved the way for reaching as many learners as possible.  Lessons that could only be heard in the four corners of a classroom can now be accessible with a few taps of the mouse. Sharing knowledge has never been easier.

Improved Jobs – with the help of machines, jobs are being carried out at a faster rate than before. More output will mean more income leading to higher sales and increased profit. Aside from that, these machines can keep the human workforce in direct contact with the raw materials which means there is more protection for workers.

Better Trade and Economy – you might consider reading the books of Andrew Charlton for more insights in this matter. Because of technology, seeing the bigger picture of our economic and trade status has never been more important. Machines are doing computation, predicting trends and a whole lot more.

It has been debated that our natural resources will become depleted as our population increases dramatically around the world. Fortunately, these technological advancements can be used to protect our environment. Let us keep in mind that we have full control of our future technology. We create what we need and they will not function without our inputs. Let us all use them for the betterment of our lives without compromising what we naturally have around us.

Check out Andrew Charlton to learn more about economics.

Maintaining Healthy Living While Working

Keeping our jobs is also tantamount to keeping ourselves healthy. However, it is much more fun if keeping yourself healthy would allow you to earn at the same time. Popular these days are those effortless MLM that uses health products. Sell the products and get profit or use it and avail discount. For stay-at-home moms like me, MLM can be an advantage. All you need is an internet connected computer, a wide range of social media friends, followers and ability to convince your clients that the products are effective thus using it personally is a beneficial.

Three Ways to Increase Your Customer’s Dining Experience

Being a restaurant owner makes you involved in one of the toughest businesses to succeed at. Anything that can be done to improve revenues is always welcome. Perhaps the best place to focus your effort with your business is to increase your customer’s experience when inside your restaurant. The following are three ideas to point you in the right direction.

Reduce the wait times for tables
Although it is true that having people willing to wait for a table is a sign that you have a popular restaurant, more often than not, this is a bad sign for your business. This is especially true if there are plenty of tables available, but they are not ready for dining. Look at the system from top to bottom, and make changes to create a more efficient way to prepare the table for the next diner. In some cases, you may have to hire additional staff, but this is more of a long-term investment and not so much a cost for your company.

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Make up new menus
Many restaurant owners learn too late about the importance of the menu. Although many experts will tell you that you need to keep your menu simple, this is not always possible. To a large extent, it has everything to do with the type of food you are serving. Regardless of how large your menu is, you need to focus on organization. If you are serving food at more than one meal time, you need to keep the menu sections separate and easily identifiable. In addition, appetizers and side dishes should also be separate. Everything should be labeled and easily read at a glance. If you find your menu to be large, you should consider custom menu designs that include the use of ring binding.

Reduce a serving time
Once your customers have sat down, it is important that they not wait too long to get their food. The first problem is taking their order in a timely manner. You need to have specific goals as to how long a customer should have to wait to place their order. Naturally, they will want to spend a few minutes reading the menu, but once they are ready to order, they should not have to wait long. The key in making this happen is to reduce the number of tables each food server is responsible for. Never give too much work to any one person to handle. This will cost you customers in the long run.

The time you spend on maximizing the diner’s experience will be rewarded to you in the form of repeat customers, and this is the secret to long-term success in the restaurant business.

Phil Pustejovsky Review: How to Be a Real Estate Investor

In the past, I have been told by several people that making money can be accomplished with real estate. Now that I have the  opportunity to learn something from the renowned author, Phil Pustejovsky, his book How to Be a Real Estate Investor sheds some light on how to do so. I am new to real estate investing. So, after reading his book, it has given me options to consider. IScreen Shot 2015-08-18 at 7.55.12 AMt is easy to read and it was hard to put the book down. It may not be for those who have already started into the trade because this book teaches and gives guidelines for newbies, so to speak. Like me, this is what I need. This gives me more than I can chew at the moment, so I will need to pace myself. I need time to review and absorb what I just learned before I can learn additional information. I am not effective when overloaded with too much information, hence, this book is just right for me.
As a novice in this trade, I think I have the potential to be successful. It is as if I was taught personally by a teacher. I grasped everything he covered. I know I will need to upgrade the knowledge that I have now, but the important thing is I have a great start and I am looking forward to a brighter future! For those who are already earning from this trade, you may need something more advanced. For me, this is a perfect way to get started! If you were like me and are contemplating whether to be involved in real estate investing, this is a good place to get started.

I received a copy of this book free of charge to facilitate the review.  This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media and all views and opinions expressed above are my own.

 

Why Markerly is the Best Quality Influencer for Brands and Bloggers #Markerly

The internet has been given businesses the opportunity to be exposed to the world by using influencer marketing which makes possible the spread of the existence of businesses by using bloggers to write about them. Sadly, more and more bloggers just write for the money without giving quality to the brand or business they are blogging about. Other instances, there are bloggers who write really well, but the blogs are not influential enough to get the real purpose of using influencers in the first place. In the end, they did not get the result they paid for because they were not exposed enough since some of the bloggers did not have enough traffic, or, even with enough traffic, there is not enough connection between blogger and reader. How can the sponsored content be any different?

Introducing, Markerly, the influencer considered to be the best blogging network because of the quality it gives to both the businesses paying Markerly for the influence, and the bloggers who write for them. The blogs are required to have at least 10,000 page views per month and each post has three comments minimum. Such measurement somehow gives the businesses the assurance that at least even 1% of the 10,000 minimum viewers will still result to 100. On the blogger side, bloggers are paid within 48 hours of post going live. That is a great opportunity for bloggers to get their effort’s worth sooner than later.

Check the Markerly Homepage, whether you are a blogger who is looking for extra income, or a business wanting to reach out to more eyes. As a blogger, you are going to have the opportunity to blog about great brands like Levi’s, The Super Bowl, etc., or get free products to review like Last Bottle Wines, Jaybird, etc. Check the Press about Markerly to get additional info how it started, how it works and how the technology, micro-content sharing, is being used to make it easier for readers to want to share content with others, thus, making the spread go wider.

As a blogger, there is a Direct Page to Sign Up to Markerly’s Blogging Network. Many of my blogging friends will surely qualify to be part of it. Just the idea of being paid just after two days is inspiration enough for bloggers to do their best to give quality to the brands they will be blogging about. People like to know what others are saying about certain brands. Oftentimes, it is their deciding factor, whether to buy or not. So, in addition to the inbound links that brands get (which they paid for), quality content gives both the brand and the bloggers the edge to stay afloat, therefore it’s a win-win situation.

Markerly is giving away a $250 American Express gift card. You can find more details about the giveaway below. They will be choosing a winner on Feb.27, 2014. Enter now for your chance to win!

Disclosure: “This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are my own.” Winner will be notified by email. Mile High Mom is not responsible for the fulfillment of prizes. All prizes will be shipped directly from sponsors.

The Nuts And Bolts Of Franchising

More and more people are thinking of owning a business when funds permit than being a lifelong employee until retirement leaves them unable to enjoy their retirement money. The problem, however, is choosing the right business. Often, being employed leaves you with knowledge or skills of what you have been employed for. If you have a certain skill, your business will probably thrive but without the right people to help, it can also fail.  With franchising, you basically just have to choose the right franchise package and the funds to run the franchise. For example, if you choose Supercuts, you are choosing the No. 5 in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 of 2013. That gives you stability that will weather most franchise storms. The brand alone, Regis Corporation, is No. 1 in the US hair care franchise arena. With 30 years of experience, the operating platform has been tested for efficiency.

 

You do not need to know marketing because marketing comes with the package. You do not need to look for your own beauticians and managers. Supercuts does the recruiting for you. Indeed, they know who qualifies to make continuously equate their name with quality and efficiency. You do not even have to know how to cut hair to own the franchise. Basically, you just need to invest the money and enjoy the benefits of good business.


Franchising should be like this. Owning a business without being stressed. With Supercuts Franchising System, you can still enjoy and life as it should be lived, at the same time be of service to people surrounding your area because despite the problems that envelope the world, men needed a haircut to be presentable at work and many women do, to forget about their problems even just for awhile.

So, are you ready to own a franchise?

A CRM Contact Center Increases Profits

It seems that the world is full of paradoxes, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of business. As a business, you are supposed to be focused on one thing – making money. Everything else is secondary, especially if you are publicly traded and have shareholders to answer to. Henry Ford showed that the best way to make a profit is to produce an inexpensive product that even the employees of the company can afford and to do it efficiently. Unfortunately, efficiency no longer rules the day. The best companies have learned that business is all about relationships. While it is still important to be efficient, it is also important to engage in customer relationship management (CRM). A CRM contact center can help you do that.

Customer Importance

While there is no denying the importance of the customer to the bottom line, customers will no longer settle for being treated like just another cog in the business machine. They want personalized service that recognizes them as individuals. With relationships breaking down in so many other areas of society, the relationship between business and client needs to become more like a friendship than a parasitical relationship where one entity is syphoning off the wealth of another.

Individual and Efficient

Businesses still need to work as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, relationships are not efficient. Good relationships take place at all hours of the day with give and take from both parties. While it may be inappropriate for your business to call someone at midnight with a plea for help, it is still important to call customers on a regular basis and not even talk about the business. An integrated CRM contact center can help make these contacts as efficient as possible. As long as you keep track of the right information, you can get a reminder to contact people on their birthdays or other special occasions. It is up to you to make sure that you make the appropriate amount of contact to keep those customer relationships and to make people happy. Maybe you will even be able to help someone with something beyond business, and that will make a customer for life.

 

This is a guest post provided to Mile High Mom for its readers.