Amid the release of new data* on American small businesses revealing that that, in November 2015, the economic outlook among U.S. small business owners—down nearly 2 points year-over-year—has finally stabilized after a 6-month decline, there’s cause for entrepreneurs to be optimistic for the year ahead.
Whether or not that outlook begins to uptick not only depends upon how agile, adaptable, creative and resourceful entrepreneurs can be in planning for, or reacting to, market conditions, revenue and brand-building opportunities and other key concerns, but also how well they maintain a forward-thinking mindset.
Towards this end, tomorrow’s smart and successful entrepreneur will have their bases well-covered on these five fronts in particular.
Are you cut out for the challenge of being Chief Information Officer? The wide range and difficulty of tasks at the CIO level can instantly become crushing to those who have previously been warehoused in managerial positions. The new generation of CIOs has to deal with customers that want instant access and support, wherever they happen to be. As a data science expert, a CIO needs not only technical skills, but leadership skills as well. In order to make it in 2016, you need to be strategic about your career. You need to be a negotiator of change.
Not everybody has what it takes to be in charge of technology and data science at the executive level. So what data science skills do you need in 2016? The answers may surprise you.
Mobile apps are inseparable part of our daily lives now. As per a latest report by BI Intelligence, there has been a 48% increase in purchases made through mobile devices from the previous year. A report by ComScore suggests that more than 60% of web traffic generated by leading nine US retail sites have been mobile users.
While all these statistics and figures are indicative of the dominance of mobile apps in every walks of life, developers worldwide and the businesses are busy coping up with the newest development trends and emerging technologies. A new technology and a new development trend refer irrevocably to a new opportunity rather than just a challenge. 2015 has been a happening year with several new and breakthrough trends in design and development began journey showing great promises. There are some interesting trends that are already looming large in the horizon. Let us have a closer look at the 8 killer mobile app development trends to unfold in 2016.
Atcore will benefit from Searchmetrics’ in-depth support and training to power global multilingual search campaigns
London, January 6, 2016 – Searchmetrics, the search and content performance leader, has today announced that Atcore, a leading digital agency in Denmark, has joined the Searchmetrics partner program as a Sapphire partner. This deeper relationship with Searchmetrics will help the agency maximise the benefits of Searchmetrics’ data and insights for its clients.
“Becoming a Searchmetrics partner signals our commitment to using the freshest most comprehensive data and analytics to drive the best results for our clients,” said Rasmus Sørensen, Senior SEO specialist at Atcore. “The partnership gives us access to in depth support and advice from Searchmetrics as well as its specialist training and certification program. So our clients can rest assured that we’re a team with the knowledge and tools to deliver first rate SEO consultancy.
The latest in a series of User Group conferences organised by eXact learning solutions takes place at the Ibis London Earl’s Court Hotel on 2nd February. The User Group conference is a preface to the two-day Learning Technologies conference and exhibition, which opens the following day in London’s Olympia - and at which eXact learning solutions will be exhibiting.
With clients from around the world, the Italy-based digital learning content management business solution provider regularly organises User Group conferences - to enable delegates to discover eXact learning solutions’ plans for further develop and expand the eXact suite of products. Moreover, there will be a “user case studies” session, where learning content management system (LCMS) users share their experiences and achievements through using the eXact learning LCMS platform.
Welcome to the last article of 2015. I look back with amazement. This year, CMS Report published over 250 articles related to content management systems, content strategy, business strategy, and information technology. I'm forever grateful for the many authors that submitted their articles this past year for review and publication.
So do you want to know which content management system articles were our most popular? Below are the top ten stories of 2015 that we posted here at CMSReport.com. The articles in this list are ranked based on the rate they were viewed since the article first appeared online.
There are two things that you cannot separate when you are doing online business. These are web design and search engine optimization (SEO). The design of a website can affect its performance on the search engines severely. Every online entrepreneurs dream is to be on the first page of a search engine’s result lineup. It does not matter whether it is Bing or Google, having your website on the first page and especially among the first five results is very good for your site. This is evidence (not only to you but to all internet users) that your website is very reliable and is an authoritative source of information concerning the keywords searched.
A few days ago, the Agility CMS Team released an update that includes new features and bug fixes. This is the first update since the "big upgrade" threee months ago when Agility introduced a significant rebuild and redesign of its content management system's interface.
Among the bug fixes, probably the most annoying one to me was a bug hat prevented users from being able to delete a linked content item from within grid view. Previously, a user was required to click on the "Edit Content" button in order to remove an item. Before the fix, the work-around was sufficient but annoying due to the changes involved in the expected workflow. Overall though, as a user of the Agility CMS, I've been pretty impressed how much Agility got right in the redesign that the waiting time for the fix was acceptable to me.
Over half of IT professionals report they’re worried their network will suffer a data breach at the hands of a careless celebration
London, UK, 16th December, 2015 – Dealing with potential data loss will be the number one headache confronting IT professionals in the run up to the 2015 holiday season. According to the third annual “Happy Holidays?” survey from Ipswitch*, over one-third of IT professionals in the UK (36%) confirm they have had an IT user report the loss of a device holding company data following holiday celebrations in a pub, restaurant, or at a party.
A further one-in-five (19%) go on to say they have had to manage the fallout that results from a user leaving their phone, tablet or laptop in the back of a taxi or on public transport during the holiday season.