Posts Tagged ‘Technology’


MarTech Conference 2014 – Boston

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

MarTech will prepare you to harness the potential of technology-powered marketing. Whether you’re in marketing, IT, or a digital business unit, this conference will answer these key questions:

  1. What are the innovative technologies impacting marketing today – and tomorrow?
  2. How do we support new marketing strategies with the right technology strategies?
  3. How can technology transform our marketing operations and customer experiences?
  4. What management practices do we need to govern this new breed of marketing?
  5. How do we develop talent and culture to leverage marketing technology investments?

CITE Conference + Expo

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

CITE: The Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise Conference & Expo is geared towards IT professionals from mid-large size enterprises (i.e., CIOs, VPs, Directors and Managers) and Line of Business Executives across all industries; Venture Capitalists and Technology Evangelists. As such, sales and marketing positions from non-sponsoring vendor companies do not qualify for attendance.

Top 5 Reasons the New iPads are Really Hot

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Apple iPad Mini Retina 2013 via Apple PR

Apple rolled out the new iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina in November 2013 and many of the reporters and analysts complained that there was nothing new or exciting in the new products. They questioned if Apple still had it….

Well, I beg to differ with them!

Here are five technology reasons why the new iPads are really HOT and why you should consider buying them. (more…)

Top 10 Places to Sell Your Old Technology Equipment

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Make Money Selling Used Technology Equipment

Over the last few years, technology has changed rapidly.  As a result, we have old used technology equipment lying around our closets and drawers at our office and home. During our Spring Cleaning and End-of-Year Clean-Out Projects, we get rid of the old stuff –  some we give away to family and friends, others we recycle and some we sell.

We researched and listed below our Top 10 Places to Sell  Used Technology, including:  Laptop, Desktop, Game Consoles, Smartphone, eBook Reader or Tablet.  At the bottom of this list is a link to another article that lists the Top 10 places to just recycle the old stuff.

 

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Top 10 Small Business Tech Trends in 2013

Monday, January 7th, 2013

 In 2013, there is a much larger opportunity than in the last few years for non-technology oriented Small Businesses to implement the latest technology. All of them will help you increase your sales and/or reduce your costs.  

In addition, technology prices have dropped like a rock and they are so much easier to use (and learn) than ever before.  This article was written for the non-technical owner or manager of a Home or Small Business.

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Small Business Poll – Top Technology to Implement in 2012?

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Are you starting to think about planning for next year? Do you have any feel for the top cost-effective new technology that will boost your company sales and productivity?

During the fourth quarter, we asked Small Business Executives, Managers or Owners to share  the Top 3-4 NEW Technologies that they were thinking about implementing in 2012.  Based on the survey, the following are the top 4 technologies for 2012:

  1. Upgrading the Company Website with the Latest Technology
  2. Implementing Smartphones and Tablets
  3. Testing and Implementing Social Marketing
  4. Adding Video Content for the Website including: Customer Demos, New Product Announcements, Success Stories and Best Practice Tips

Note: The votes were  anonymous and we do NOT collecting any personal info.  All poll results are available now.

Please share the poll results with other managers or owners… and add any comments or questions in the comment field below.

Recycle & Donate Technology – Go Green Tips

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Source: freedigitalphoto.net by teerapun

It’s easier than ever to go green and recycle your home, home office and small business office technology.  It’s good for your business (more and more customers like to see their suppliers recycle) and it’s good for the environment.  Outdated technology doesn’t have to end up in a landfill!

This past years, we spent dozens of hours researching all the different companies that can help us recycle.    The following is a list of the leading organizations that we found that can help you with recycling or donating technology, consumer electronics, used PCs, Laptops, Notebooks, Desktops, CDs, Printers, iPods, Macs and other computer hardware.

1-800-Recycling Programs
Still can’t determine what to do with your old electronics? visit www.1800recycling.com for other resources.

Apple Recycling
Get paid for some of your old Apple products and recycle at the same time.

Best Buy Recycle
Recycle a product to Best Buy.

DELL Recycle Program
Return PCs and Accessories to be recycled.

Epson Recycle Program
Return old Epson Printers and other products. You receive a pre-paid FedEx shipping label in the mail to return the product.

Hewlett-Packard Recycle Program
Donates used equipment to charities or recycles.
There is a small charge and you must ship the hardware to them.

IBM Recycle Program
Donates used equipment to charities or recycles.
There is a small charge which includes the cost of shipping the hardware to them.

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition is a diverse non-profit organization engaged in research, advocacy and grassroots organizing to promote human health and environmental justice in response to the rapid growth of the high-tech industry. They have a list of San Francisco Bay Area Recycling Services.

Staples Office Products
Staples will help you recycle your old hardware,  ink and toner. Bring it to a local Store.

TechSoup
Provides help to nonprofits and schools in low-income areas.
The TechSoup web site provides a nationwide list of organizations that help non-profits.

Usedhandhelds.com
Recycle and sell your old Palm PDAs, Symbian PDAs, Pocket PCs, Handheld PCs and Accessories on this web site.

WirelessRecycling.com
ReCellular Inc. is the largest recycler and reseller of used wireless phones and accessories in the wireless industry. In 2004, over 3.0 million wireless handsets were collected, refurbished and resold or recycled by ReCellular throughout the world.

Worldwide Recycling Sites
This site lists worldwide recycling sites.

 

Tip: Before you Recycle or Donate a PC, make sure you completely remove all the data from the disc drives. Hiting the Delete Key does not erase your data from the PC.

Download “Darik’s Boot and Nuke” (Dban), a “FREE” Software Utility to clean your disc. The software is highly recommended by cnet.com Editors.
Click for the cnet Download Review and to Download the Software

Photo Credits: freedigitalphotos.net by  teerapun

 

All the best with your efforts.  Please comment with other recycling organizations  and recycling tips to help us and our readers.

 

How the Apple iPad can Save You $1,600 this Year

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Apple iPad Can Save You Money by NOT buying other productsThe Apple iPad generates an amazing amount of positive and negative press.

The day of the first announcement, I went down to my local Apple Retail Store to find out about the iPad for myself.  There were hundreds of people in line outside the store waiting to buy an iPad.

However, inside the store, the iPad demo units were not being used.  I walked in and spent one & a half hours playing with the iPad.  Two Apple Support Reps that were assigned to the demo units answered all my questions and showed me a few tips on using the new tablet.

I also went back to the Apple Store again this weekend to spend more time testing the iPad, asking other people for their feedback and watching how other people were using the new device.

Based on my own experience, the Apple Specialist Tips and all the other reviews, I quickly realized that the iPad packed a lot more into it than what I originally expected.

Without much effort, I was able to list out over $1,600+ of other product purchases that an iPad could replaced this year:

  • 10″ HD Digital Photo Frame $200
  • Portable GPS for the Car $150
  • Netbook $350
  • Portable Game Console (high-end) $150
  • eBook Reader $250
  • Portable DVD Player $150
  • Small Portable 10″ HDTV with Battery (If you can find one) $200
  • MP3 Music & Video Player  $150
  • Daily Newspaper (Paper) & Magazine Subscriptions $100 per year

Update: The total savings from NOT buying all these other items is now up to $1,700.

Of course, not everyone will feel that the iPad can really replace all these products.   If  you need specific features on a laptop or netbook for example, the iPad just won’t do the job.   However, there are very few other products that can really do ALL these functions in a package the size, speed and feel of the iPad.

As a result, your Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation, Birthday, Anniversary and Christmas shopping just got a lot easier this year.

So what do You think?