Online retail has become a very competitive space, far more competitive than it was ten years ago. When I first started my online-only furniture store Milan Direct we were told many times that selling furniture online wouldn’t work. If we’d listened to those people instead of the market that was crying out to buy furniture through an online channel, then I wouldn’t have found success through my online business.
Presentations can be dreadfully boring if not executed well, but the Harvard Business Review points to one easy approach that will spice up any presentation: use a villain-victim-hero framework.
Usually, businesses are the last to adopt any kind of new gadget, given that they actually rely on laptops, tablets and smartphones to make money and can’t risk any first-day adoption glitches. Not so with the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft’s upcoming laptop-tablet hybrid.
Google Drive has everything you need to create the ultimate desktop office suite, but it has some other creative business uses as well. Using Google Drawings and Google Docs you can create great looking Gmail signatures to jazz up your emails.
In a recent study by Tech Research Asia for NetApp, 468 business and IT leaders across Australia and New Zealand were asked what “megatrends” they thought would be the most disruptive to their businesses in the long run. While these trends do bring challenges for government and private organisations, they present a wealth of opportunities as well, especially for the IT industry.
Yesterday, Google birthed Alphabet Inc. which became the umbrella organisation for a collection of companies. Google is now one of the subsidiaries under Alphabet’s wing and has acquired a new CEO, Sundar Pichai. That’s a lot of change for one of the most influential companies in the world. Here’s more on what the overhaul means for Google.