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Which Types of Dashboards Should Your Company Use?

Written by Teresa Te on April 2, 2018

These days, there are more business dashboards than there are businesses to use them. Hundreds of software companies are making thousands of products, with the sole intention of giving business owners more decisions for how to organize, understand, and make decisions for their business.

But how are you supposed to decide which dashboards you really need and which ones are superfluous? (more…)

Protecting Your Essentials- Keep Your Phone Safe

Written by Teresa Te on March 30, 2018

Today smartphones are an essential part of your daily life. You rely on them as much for work to do things like check e-mail and create designs for your website, as you do to keep in touch with family and friends on social media. Because of this, it’s important to do everything you can do to ensure that they remain available when needed. Luckily, there are many ways to protect it from damage by adding a variety of protective wear and using accessories to clean and secure it when not in use.

Protecting Your Electronic Device from Damage

There are many accessories you can add to your smartphone to prevent damage. Screen protectors are transparent and have a sticky back that adheres quickly providing a long-lasting hold. The protector does not affect your touch sensitivity allowing you to continue to use it the same as before. This thin film protects the large glass surface from cracking. Smartphones come in all shapes and sizes and so do cases. For instance, if you own the iPhone X you can purchase ones mostly for appeal or select from the best iPhone X cases that are rugged and protect against bumps and accidental drops. (more…)

FileMaker and Continuous Improvement

Written by Teresa Te on March 26, 2018

Continuous improvement is a term every responsible company leader should familiarize themselves with, and it’s an important component for success in modern industry. There are many ways to implement ideas from this field into your own line of work, and you should explore those opportunities if you want to make sure that your company is always performing at the peak of its potential. One of the tools that you should pay special attention to is FileMaker, as it can significantly simplify the process of creating database applications, especially ones that require a lot of user input or other forms of complex interaction that might be difficult to prototype in something like an Excel sheet.

Rapid evolution of ideas

A great aspect of FileMaker is that it can allow you to very easily put your ideas to the test and ensure that they’re sensible in the first place, and even if you don’t end up using it for your complete solutions, it can still be a great stepping stone for ensuring that the initial requirements are met, and that the idea makes sense. Some development teams can benefit strongly from doing something like a dual development mode, where on one hand they’re prototyping ideas in FileMaker, and on the other, they’re implementing them in other programming environments that are better suited for the needs of the current project. (more…)

4 Prevention Strategies to Reduce Data Loss in Your Startup

Written by Teresa Te on March 22, 2018

For today’s businesses of all sizes, data loss prevention should be standard. There shouldn’t be debate anymore about how data loss is a real, common problem for small businesses and startups. Instead, businesses should implement appropriate prevention strategies.

This is especially important for startups. According to research from Small Business Trends, 58 percent of small businesses are not prepared for data loss. If they lose data, 60 percent of small businesses will shut down within six months of the incident.

Many startups and small businesses are taking a proactive approach to data loss prevention within their organizations. “When it comes to your company’s data, it’s always better to be safe than sorry,” the Small Business Trends article says. “Otherwise you run the risk of suffering huge losses. (more…)

Why Using Large Headers Decreases Website Usability

Written by Teresa Te on March 3, 2018

The number one rule in website development is usability. No matter how wonderful your site looks, and no matter how much you paid top copywriters to crank out your sales copy, usability is king.

When you think of usability, you probably picture a solid horizontal menu with clear labels that take the user directly to the appropriate content. Usability in this simplified context is an intentionally constructed system for the user to engage. (more…)