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BI is easy when you ditch these mistruths

BI is easy when you ditch these mistruths

What does business intelligence mean to you and your company? Most business owners think they have a pretty good idea, when the reality is that our grasp on this most vital of business tools is all too often outdated and no longer fit for purpose. Just like other concepts and tools inside and beyond the corporate world, the ideas behind business intelligence have seen dramatic changes in recent years – fuelled not least by the arrival of a new generation of entrepreneurs who have set out to do things differently.

Network like a pro on social media

Network like a pro on social media

Do you use social media for fun, but have no idea how to harness it to grow your business? You’re not alone. There are thousands of business owners out there who are clueless when it comes to social media as a networking and marketing tool. So to help you understand basic social media etiquette and how to network like a pro, we’ve given you a quick rundown of how to use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to benefit your business to the max.

WhatsApp adds VoIP voice calling for Android

WhatsApp adds VoIP voice calling for Android

Have you been waiting for WhatsApp to introduce voice calling? If so, the wait is over and free calls on the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform are finally here – at least they are if you happen to be an Android user. The instant messaging giant has finally released an update for the Android version of its app that enables free internet-based calls between WhatsApp users.

4 things to ask if you haven’t virtualized yet

4 things to ask if you haven’t virtualized yet

For decades, business owners have considered servers, data centers and IT staff a necessity for operations. 20 years ago, no one would have ever dreamed of a workplace without these integral tools. So it’s no wonder that virtualization has taken so long to catch on.

BI tool Datazen bought by Microsoft

BI tool Datazen bought by Microsoft

Business intelligence tools should be on the radar of every entrepreneur. Without them, how can you know where your organization is doing well, where it needs to improve or how it is going to grow? Microsoft recognizes the growing significance of the business intelligence market and has just acquired Datazen, a three-year-old business intelligence and data visualization platform.

Using email marketing to retain customers

Using email marketing to retain customers

Email marketing has been around for a long time, and it certainly works if you want to increase your business’s income. Your clients will most likely provide their email addresses when they purchase your products or services, and it is up to you to make the most out of this valuable piece of information.

Business continuity exercise 101

Business continuity exercise 101

Disasters, whether in the form of man-made errors or natural causes, are a business’s worst fear. Imagine coming to your office one morning to find the internal servers destroyed overnight by a massive flood. This could be the end of the road for your company, unless you have a business continuity plan (BCP) to cope with the situation.

5 ways you could blow your online reputation

5 ways you could blow your online reputation

Nowadays, most business owners have a number of social media accounts. They use social media for various purposes, whether it’s to communicate with existing and potential customers, to showcase and announce their latest products, or to expand their online presence.