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How to Prepare a Tech Company for Your Absence

Is your company prepared for your potential absence? What would happen if you were suddenly unable to perform your duties as a leader? Would someone else be able to step in and perform your role? What about if you decided to go on vacation for a few weeks? Would the company continue to run as it’s supposed to, or would things begin to fall apart? Too...

Why Airbnb Hosts Could Soon Become Accidental Landlords

With the global COVID-19 pandemic, Airbnb hosts are losing out big time. Airbnb’s technology may have revolutionized the world, but today, hosts are losing all of their income. Airbnb is issuing full refunds for cancellations that don’t meet the usual requirements. These refunds are understandable given the seriousness of the novel coronavirus, but...

Consumers are at Risk When Buying an Encumbered Vehicle in Australia

Buying a car today is generally a straightforward process. Technological advances have made the car buying process relatively easy by making inventory viewable online, as well as car value and incident reports. With a few clicks you can review the entire accident history of a vehicle you’re interested in and make an informed buying decision. Usually,...

5 Ways Advanced Technology is Changing the Face of the Finance Department

Although financial principles, theories, and concepts remain relatively consistent over time, the technologies and processes that companies use to enact these functions are constantly in flux. If you study finance departments in the leading firms throughout the world, you’ll find that most use some form of innovative technology to assist their activities....

5 Innovative Tasks Homeowners Can Do from a Smartphone

You no longer need a ton of connections to make things happen. Any homeowner, regardless of age or experience, can handle complex tasks with nothing more than a smartphone. The key is to know which solutions you have available. 5 Tasks Homeowners Can Handle With a Swipe and a Tap You have more choices than ever before. As the old Apple commercials...

6 Helpful Tips for Increasing Productivity and Efficiency in Manufacturing Plants

Manufacturing plants face a lot of pressure. There’s pressure to maximize output, resources, and safety, all while generating cost-effective end products that benefit the company’s bottom line. Unfortunately, there are lots of small problems that create friction and make it challenging to meet rigid output goals and expectations. 6 Tips for Increasing...

5 High-Tech Ways to Keep Your Home Safer

If you have a family and/or valuable possessions, you’ll need to invest in home security. In decades past, only wealthy families could afford to have things like surveillance cameras and other high-tech security features. But now that technology has flourished, getting produced more efficiently and offering more diverse options to consumers, there are...

5 Major Challenges With Smart Home Technology

The smart home industry has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past three or four years, yet it still hasn’t realized its full potential. Friction abounds and there are a number of fundamental challenges holding consumers back from fully investing. Can these issues be overcome? 5 Challenges That Must be Addressed By 2020, research shows that the smart...

Smart Windows Will Soon Become Mainstream

What home appliances and features aren’t “smart” these days? We’ve got smart refrigerators, washers, thermostats, dishwashers, bed, and now – smart windows.  Well, we’ve had smart windows for a few decades, but now they’re getting smart on a whole new level. Some smart windows are Wi-Fi ready Like everything else in the IoT world, some smart windows...

Can Technology Enhance Disaster Preparedness?

Disaster preparedness is a growing concern for both individuals and institutions around the country today, and in many ways new technology is improving how we prepare and respond to these events. There are algorithms to predict earthquakes, speech-to-text analytics programs that can improve decision-making and emergency services dispatching, and IoT...

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