Michelle has been an avid geek since learning a few lines of BASIC on an Apple II. Today she covers enterprise software, big data analytics, and website development.
Deriving business value from data, then presenting it to key stakeholders, is an exercise in merging data and design for an audience. You see, an analysts’ real job is not to find key insights, but to effectively persuade her audience to buy into the recommendations. After doing deep research and analysis, finding the right story is vital to effective communications.
Consumers rely on companies to protect their data, mass quantities of which are collected every day across sensors, services, and devices. Credit card numbers, bank account information, social security numbers—they're all for the taking, and companies that don't protect customer data can now be made liable for data breaches, as Target learned when it agreed to pay out $10 million in damages for the 2013 breach that affected 40 million customers.
The number of large-scale data breaches in 2015 illustrates the potential for even more widespread offensives that could be orchestrated by determined attackers. These attacks have demonstrated an increasingly sophisticated approach, sometimes involving multiple attack vectors. 2016 will require extra vigilance and a new approach to defending organizations' target areas as security threats evolve..
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for image editing. While the price tag of $9.95 per month for a Photoshop CC subscription might seem enticing, not all website owners require the full functionality of the software every month. Many website owners or bloggers may prefer a simplified user interface that includes access to pre-designed templates and doesn't require downloading and installation.
Working from an office is sometimes a luxury when you're running a small business. Thankfully, your mobile device can help you do real work while on the go. Web-based platforms combined with mobile apps bring the office to the palm of your hand.
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An editorial calendar can help your team plan content around your brand and stay on track. Spreadsheets are commonly used to create editorial calendars, but they aren't the only option available. Hosted collaboration platforms let your team communicate better and get reminders for upcoming content. If you're a team of one, you can use an editorial calendar to plan content ahead of time, strategize, and collaborate. Deadline reminders and task categorization can help you plan blog posts and social media promotion.
Great customer support is an important, yet often very time-consuming part of selling products and services online. Responding to questions in a timely manner is one aspect of quality customer support. Providing answers to questions before they're asked is another. You can use content to address customer support issues early in the purchase process to create a positive experience that increases sales and reduces confusion.
Smarter decisions start with better information. When it comes to asset performance management (APM), better information starts with sensors. But not just any sensor is suited to gathering data from industrial assets.
Only a few years ago IT professionals were hotly debating whether or not to employ cloud technology. But today companies are creating “cloud first” strategies and enterprise adoption of public cloud services is on the rise.
Parallax scrolling is the hot new animation feature for modern websites. Animation effects are created client-side using HTML, CSS, and jQuery.
Using the Cloud Variable feature allows Scratchers to create games displaying high scores, opinion surveys, and more.
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