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WASHINGTON—New technologies have created the opportunity to build smart cities capable of collecting and analyzing vast quantities of data to automate processes, improve service quality, and make better decisions. With most of the world’s population now living in urban areas, these transformations stand to significantly improve many people’s quality of […]

New Report: Smart Cities will thrive with National Policy Support


We have emphasized the need for startup founders to and entrepreneurs to focus on the basics of business, and think like a small-business. Here is yet another insightful article on this topic. Since the first day I started running my business, I knew that it was very important to learn […]

Startup advice – 9 Tips in Business Negotiation


Highlighting the trends that are shaping today’s Big Data market, Datamation has published an overview of top Big Data companies. Ranging from established legacy vendors to start-ups, this report details the many strategies that are leveraged in today’s Big Data landscape. The key technologies employed by this diverse array of vendors include […]

Leading Big Data Companies – Spotlights from Datamation



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A few weeks ago, we featured Nana.io ‘s story as our ‘Startup of the Week.’ Here is a guest post on the Gig-Economy from its CEO and founder David Zamir. The gig economy is often touted as providing opportunity, but with gig workers employed as contractors without benefits or job […]

Startup advice – From Appliance Repair to $5 Million App: ...


Smart marketers are boosting sales by promoting not just the obvious items associated with summer, but the obscure as well. With strategies like the five that follow, any brand manufacturer and retailer can swim with the tide this season rather than struggle against it: Encourage local purchasing: Summer draws people […]

Small business tips: Five Strategies to Boost Summer Spending


We hear all the time about how technology is bad for us. Since the introduction of computers, we spend more time sitting at a desk than moving around at work. We have created this sedentary lifestyle that is causing havoc in our overall life. What if I were to tell […]

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health



“Blah…Blah…Blah…” This is what most consumers hear when exposed to marketing messages no matter the medium through which it’s delivered. Today’s consumer demands more than catchy slogans and slick ad campaigns. But, in what’s evolved into an overwhelmingly egregious disconnect, most companies struggle to communicate even the most essential messages […]

Surviving ‘The Conversation Age’: 3 Ways to ‘Speak Human’ in ...


Most of us with smartphones, tablets and PC’s take mobile messaging apps for granted. Long before we had so called mobile messaging apps, MIT’s Computer Center had the Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS). This nifty multi-user operating system allowed up to 30 people to join a group chat – effectively inventing […]

The Rise of Messaging Apps


In this article, we continue the advice for small business and startups from Merilee Kern, MBA. A U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report revealed nearly half of all small businesses fail within the first four years of their existence. While there are many proven causes, including owner incompetence, inexperience, fraud […]

8 Great Ways to Foil Small Business Stagnation to Accelerate ...



In this article, we continue the advice for small business and startups from Merilee Kern, MBA. The promise of independent consulting is fast cars, big checks, and total flexibility to pick and choose clients, and it’s a promise hundreds of thousands of “ex” workers chase every year. Ex-executives, ex-employees, and […]

What Few Consultants Deliver That Every Client Wants