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Microsoft Power BI and Office 365 analytics

Microsoft Power BI and Office 365 analytics

As machine learning, digital storage, and analytics software get more advanced, data is becoming more valuable than ever. Even businesses that don’t rely on data to operate are starting to find ways to get more value out of their information. Microsoft’s newest platform is an excellent example of that — and it’s free!

What is Power BI?

Released in the spring of 2016, Power BI is Microsoft’s business analytics platform.

Why businesses need a UPS

Why businesses need a UPS

Power outages caused by utility failure, accidents, and natural disasters such as storms, flooding, or earthquakes are inevitable. There’s very little you can do to prevent any of these from happening, but you can avoid the consequences to your business by using an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

What is an uninterruptible power supply?

An uninterruptible power supply is an essential piece of hardware that protects both your computer and your data.

Marketing your SMB with Pinterest

Marketing your SMB with Pinterest

Last October, Pinterest launched its first paid advertising service, “Promoted Pins,” which is geared toward large enterprises. Recently, a similar product named “DIY Promoted Pins” was released for small- and medium-sized businesses. This shows how popular social media has become in helping to establish an online presence for your business, and here are some tips to get you started.

Should You Have A Mobile App For Your Business?

One of the great things about apps is that you don’t need to be a big developer or company to build one.  In fact, according to www.smallbusinesscomputing.com, 42 percent of small businesses in the United States have their own mobile app.  By the end of the year, that figure is expected to hit 67 percent! Somewhat unsurprisingly, the most cited reason SMBs said they decided to build mobile apps is to increase sales (39 percent), followed by improving customers service (30 percent).  Others turn to mobile apps as a competitive advantage in specific markets (22 percent) while for some organizations, their parent company suggested an app (10 percent).  But with apps becoming more affordable than ever, there are lots of reasons to invest in your own app and lots of ways to recoup that investment.

Where Have Tablet Sales Gone?

Remember when they said tablets would outsell desktop and laptop computers?  That now seems a tad optimistic.  In March, Techcrunch.com reported that tablet sales are going down.  But why?  It turns out that folks treat tablets like computers — meaning they don’t upgrade them nearly as often as smartphones.

Use This App To Pinpoint Dangerous Drivers

The open road is full of jerks and road rages, and a new app is taking them on. Nexar asks you to mount your phone to your dashboard, and it will monitor surrounding traffic.  If someone starts driving dangerously, it will ask if you want to record what’s going on with a 30-second video.

Goal Setting Doesn’t Work

(And Santa Claus May Not Exist)   By Darren Hardy

When we were kids, we thought we could write down a list of everything we wanted and mail it to the North Pole.  When we grew up, we realized there wasn’t really a big roly-poly guy who delivered presents.