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November 17, 2015

5 Online Strategies Charitable NPOs Should Use To Boost Fundraising

No matter what your cause as a charitable Non-Profit Organisation, NPO, your ultimate goal is to raise funds to support your charity. Whether those funds are going directly to the group of your choice or are going to be used to promote an awareness of those needs, you can’t do much without the funds to make that happen. Take advantage of a global network of donors with these 5 online strategies charitable NPOs should use to boost fundraising.

1) Tap into the Power of Social Networking

Never underestimate the power of social networking. From sites like Facebook to one with those rapid-fire short bursts of messaging like Twitter, the best way to promote your cause and bring in [...]

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November 7, 2015

5 Ways A Cloud Based Document Management System Will Improve Your Business

Many companies are now striving to achieve a paperless office environment, and those who are ahead of the game are aware that not only is a paperless office desirable, it is also necessary. This is why electronic document management systems (EDMS) have taken off across the globe. Of course, with the advent of cloud computing, using a cloud document management system like .margolis.co.uk has improved the basic idea of the EDMS, and has taken the systems to another level. If you are not yet savvy with the idea of a cloud document management system, here are a few reasons that one could be a benefit for your business.

Easy Access

The reason that companies need to keep data is so [...]

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October 23, 2015

Handling A Data Breach And Preventing The Next One

The year 2014 was a record-breaking year for security breaches, according to the cloud security provider Bitglass. The average breach lasted 205 days and cost businesses an average $5.5 million. This doesn’t include damage to brands or the angst to employees and customers.

Are breaches inevitable? Maybe. This doesn’t mean companies can’t fight back. As with any threat, education, prevention, and a response plan can lessen the impact.

Education on Risks & Prevention

Personalize the security training you deliver to employees to include information about how they can protect their data. When it comes to security and data breaches, we are all in this [...]

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October 20, 2015

Things To Consider When Building A Mobile Friendly Website

A mobile friendly website, which is also referred to as a responsive website, is one that will appear just as you intend it to display, regardless of whether a user is visiting your website on a desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device like a tablet or smartphone. These days, every site needs to be made mobile friendly; otherwise, you risk losing traffic and conversions.

What are some things that you need to consider when you build a mobile friendly site? Continue reading for a few tips that will steer you in the right direction.

Utilise a Responsive Framework

One of the easiest ways that you can make a mobile friendly website is by using a responsive framework. This [...]

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October 8, 2015

Businesses Must Get Up To Speed On The Latest In Mobile Technology

According to research by Google, the words “near me” used in searches has increased 34 times since 2011, with 80 percent of those queries coming from mobile devices. More than ever, consumers are relying on their mobile devices to find businesses, shops and restaurants. If they haven’t already stepped up their mobile game, businesses must get up to speed on the latest in mobile device technology, including the following areas:

Enhanced Camera Capabilities

Smartphone cameras aren’t just used for snapping photos and taking videos anymore. Phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 can scan text and even provide dictionary definitions and translations with [...]

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September 23, 2015

4 Professional Tips For Launching Your First Website

Regardless of how many business endeavours a person has learned from, there’s not much that can prepare someone for the challenge of building and launching a successful website independently. Of course, if you’re willing to pay the professionals to do it all for you then success is not so difficult to obtain. However, if you’re planning on doing most of the groundwork yourself, be prepared to deal with a lot of studying and trial & error. To help you minimise such trial and error we’ve provided the following four tips you can use to make your first site look as professional as possible:

1. Build a Content Strategy First

Creating a robust content [...]

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May 4, 2015

Bodyprint Is The New Fingerprint: A New Biometric Function In Mobile Unveiled

Fingerprint technology is nothing new. Both Apple and Samsung have been utilizing it for their mobile devices for some time now, with some people using it as an added layer of security when paying for their online purchases. While fingerprint technology may look like the epitome of safekeeping today, a team of researchers working for Yahoo took the technology up a notch by creating the world’s first mobile bodyprint scanning technology.

Yahoo’s bodyprint technology uses a smartphone’s capacitive touchscreen feature in order to properly identify a user. A person can simply press a body part of his or her choice against the display and the phone will begin to scan [...]

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December 11, 2014

The Power Of 3D Printing

In the 1980s, most tech geeks were still busting their brains over how to develop personal computers and entertainment consoles for the masses. Little did the public know that in addition to the green MS-DOS screens and 8-bit video games entering the market, three decades later developments taking place behind the scenes would revolutionize the worlds of industry, craft, and art.

3D Printing’s Bulky Beginnings

In 1984, a man named Chuck Hull of 3D Systems Corporation invented the basis for 3D printing software. It had the ability for users to design objects on a computer and digitally “slice” them into extremely thin layers. This STL file format allowed special [...]

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July 9, 2014

The Widening Gap Between Angels And ‘A’

The yawning gap between angel investors and Series A venture capital has the potential to strangle many promising entrepreneurial ideas and startups for want of critical, early-stage funding.

A recent Pitchbook report on the U.S. venture industry showed that the valuations of companies seeking Series A funding lately have grown at nearly double the pace of companies at the seed money stage. That’s helping to drive up the cost of Series A investments and widening the post-angel divide.

Some may argue that the shifting terrain is merely the Darwinian marketplace at play: the fittest will survive. But if there is a structural gap forming on the venture landscape, [...]

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May 17, 2014

7 Tips For Making Changes To Your Products And Services

There are often times when making changes to your products and services becomes necessary—for instance, lowering prices to make them more cost-competitive or making alterations to packaging materials so as to provide consumers with a greater understanding of the product.

The manner in which business owners make changes to their products and services is of particular importance for reasons including appeal, brand awareness, continuity and recognition.

1. Raising or lowering prices – Timing is important

Research shows the importance of timing when raising or lowering prices and that two competing businesses raising or lowering prices by the same amount may see [...]

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