Social media management is fast becoming a staple of business marketing for organizations of all sizes. In a recent survey, 52% of social media managers said social media positively influences revenue and sales. Therefore, fostering an ongoing conversation with your audience is important. Maintaining consistent branding and a regular posting schedule can be a challenge for the busy entrepreneur -- especially if you run your business at the end of your day job.
However, you don't have to spend...
When was the last time your personal data was stolen? Chances are pretty good you are among those affected by at least one major data breach over the last fifteen years. Poor website security is often a contributing factor that allows attackers access to sensitive data. While you may not maintain an enormous customer database, you can still contribute to the overall security of the web by securing your website.
What is HTTPS?
HTTPS is the secure version of the standard HTTP protocol. HTTPS pr...
What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation enacted by the European Union intended to better protect the privacy and security of individuals located in the EU. It is the most comprehensive privacy initiative since the 1995 European Union Data Protection Directive. The GDPR completely replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR gives users more control over personal data collected and how it is used. The regulation is broad, far-reaching and affects a...
You probably know about small business tax deductions like software, office space and employee salary. If you keep detailed records, you could also take advantage of other less common deductions. Reducing your overall tax obligation can help you save money.
1. Tax and Financial Planning Service Fees. The fees you pay for tax preparation or financial planning related to your business can be deducted on your Schedule C. Choosing a Schedule C over itemized deductions offers this advantage. This ...
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Everyone agrees security must be an integral part of the development process. IT security and development teams work together seamlessly to ship secure and stable applications.
Managing customer requests from email works well when requests are few and far between. As volumes increase, you might need a better way to manage inquiries.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at GitHub project analysis, 3D printed prosthetics, a microbiome forecasting algorithm, and more!
Note: Digital Thirst has been shuttered. An archive of this article is available at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/digital-transformation-decide-data-michelle-greenlee
Data-aided decision making is on the rise. In 2015, IDC reported 22% of enterprises created advanced digital transformation initiatives to better respond to customers. However, that number is expected to double by 2020 as more companies begin to see value in data-driven initiatives.
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at a 3D-printed violin, a NASA tool for calculating orbital trajectories, and more.
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.