Impact of Technology on Business

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Together with the advancement of science and technology, technological innovations grew along with it, resulting to the emergence of new equipment and gadgets. No matter how big or small your company is, technology brings both intangible and tangible benefits to become cost efficient and to meet the growing demands and needs of customers. Technological innovations affect corporate efficiency, culture and relationship among employees, clients, suppliers and customers. The type and quality of technology used affect the security of confidential business information.

Due to the burden brought by administrative tasks, like inventory, bookkeeping and records keeping, both big and small companies rely on computers to do their administrative works. The birth of Internet and online social networking sites tremendously decreased the costs of business operations. It also makes it easier for companies to use the Six Sigma management methodologies. Some firms shifted to outsourcing instead of hiring their own personnel due to the low costs associated with it. Because of the huge impact of technological innovations to companies, it is impossible for them to live with it.

Commonly used high technology equipment:

  • Computers
  • Photocopier
  • Telephone
  • Computer printer
  • Internet
  • Paper shredder
  • Multimedia projector
  • Touch screen monitors
  • Computer mouse
  • Laptop computers

Advantages of Technology to Business:

  • Customer Relations. Technology affects the way companies communicate and establish relations with their clients. In a fast moving and business environment, it is vital for them to interact with clients regularly and quickly to gain their trust and to obtain customer loyalty. With the use of Internet and online social networks, firms interact with consumers and answer all their queries about the product. Establishing effective communication with customers not only creates rapport with them, but it also creates strong public image. It allows business enterprises to reduce and to cut carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Business Operations. With the use of technological innovations, business owners and entrepreneur understand their cash flow better, how to manage their storage costs well and enables you to save time and money.
  • Corporate Culture. Technology lets employees communicate and interact with other employees in other countries. It establishes clique and prevents social tensions from arising.
  • Security. Modern security equipment enables companies to protect their financial data, confidential business information and decisions.
  • Research Opportunities. It provides a venue to conduct studies to keep themselves ahead of competitors. It allows companies to virtually travel into unknown markets.
  • Corporate Reports. With technology, business enterprises communicate effectively with their branch offices to deliver quality financial and operational reports.
  • Industrial Productivity. Through the use of business software programs or software packages, it automated traditional manufacturing process, reduces labor costs and enhances manufacturing productivity. It enables companies to increase efficiency and production output.
  • Business mobility. Technological innovations improved companies’ sales, services, shorted lead time on receiving and delivering goods and services. Enables them to penetrate multiple markets at least costs.
  • Research capacity. It enables them to conduct studies on various companies to gain knowledge on the new trends in the market and way on avoiding them.

How Leading-Edge Technologies Have Changed The Diners Business

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Technology has a significant impact on every business. Competing with the market without opting for innovative technologies is difficult. Diners are also striving hard to meet market standards, and these standards are 80% based on technology. If you are new to this restaurant industry, then you will have to opt for all the possible techniques to seek the attention of foodies. Now a days, only those are successful that hit big with latest technologies. By reading this article, you will get to know how leading-edge technologies have revolutionized the restaurants. It doesn’t matter whether they are running big cafeterias or smaller ones, cutting-edge technology has mesmerized the diners across the globe.

Moving on to Social media

Social media has wiped out all the traditional promotion techniques that were widely used a few years ago. Now diners don’t have to go door to door for pamphlet distribution or take help of TV advertisements. They just have to publish their upcoming deals or succulent food pictures for promotion. Social media has blessed all the restaurants with huge customer traffic, but the competent handling of social media profiles is another dilemma. You have to stay responsive for different customers’ inquiries. It helps Restaurateurs in improving their business.

Online ordering

Due to busy life, it’s difficult for everyone to visit your restaurant every day. Either customers have to postpone their plan till weekend or have to take out time from hectic routine just to visit your place. Now technology has made this option hassle-free for all the epicures. Online ordering has made all the foodies lives convenient through a click, and getting the desired meal in few minutes has become much easier than ever. Just hold a smart phone, download the relevant restaurant app and place your order by choosing anything from the menu to put an end to your craving. If you want to enjoy the ambiance then you have to pay the visit otherwise online reviews and other customers’ feedback help you know the whole story.

Hassle-Free Payment

Online payment method have brought tremendous change in the life style of foodies. In online ordering, you can pay on the spot pay form your bed room or even pay for your family or friends, regardless of their distance from you. Numerous diners have developed payment systems just to accelerate the speed or accuracy especially in rush hours. Chances of miscommunication at the counter will be greatly reduced. Pay your Meal bills without carrying cash.

Advanced POS Systems

Now a days, different restaurants have their own advanced POS systems. These systems are helping restaurateurs to manage inventory, daily sales, staff’s performance measurement, sale insights, table reservation details and much more. Various softwares are available in the market that are intelligent enough to meet all the diners’ needs. This is imperative to achieve business standards by adding such systems into your business. Later on, you can integrate add-ons as per your business requirement.

Quick Table Reservation

Table reservation has expedited for both diners and epicures. …

Technology in Sports

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It today’s world, sport cannot go together without technology. With the ever growing development of new technologies, they have always tried to be implemented into sports. Because technology can give sports something nothing else can, an unmistakable truth. Or so they say. Due to the fact that people are, well, people, they are bound to make mistakes. It is because we are human, we are not robots, that we can make mistakes, while robots make them only if they are malfunctioning. This is especially emphasized in sports, where human eyes can often deceive their owners, the referees most importantly, but also players, coaches and the fans. That is why these days there are many discussions about installing video technology into sports, mostly football. What does technology actually mean for sports?

Here I would like to emphasize that there are already sports using technology, like tennis and cricket, to name some. It helped the referees a lot, to minimize and correct some mistakes they make. But apparently, not all problems are solved like this. Players that have been playing for a longer period of time, and have not grown up with these kinds of technologies, are not convinced that it works properly. This suspicion is probably understandable, because when they were first starting their professional sports careers, they did not probably even dream about something like this would exist. But this technology has been tested time after time, and skeptical players, such as Roger Federer, have learned to live with it and accept it, although probably not so reluctantly.

This technology used in sports is called Hawk-Eye line-calling system, or just Hawk-eye for short. It was invented by a British computer expert Paul Hawkins. It is now used in tennis, where six or more cameras, situated around the court are linked together, track the path of the ball. Then those six or more cameras combine their separate views and make a 3D representation of the path of the ball. For tennis, or basically any other sport, this means that any close line call can be checked, quickly and accurately. This is not always used on tennis tournaments, though. For instance, the French Open is not using this technology because the tournament is played on clay courts and thus the print of the ball on the ground can easily be seen. Maybe this will change one day, because you can’t always be 100% sure you are looking at the right print.

These days there have been a lot of talks about introducing this technology to the sport of football. The sympathizers of this idea have been especially loud after the South Africa FIFA World Cup 2010, where a lot of mistakes by the referees have been made (an Argentina goal allowed although the player was offside, England goal not seen in a crucial moment). However, referees are only human, and they are bound to make mistakes because they can not help it, so i do not think all those critics were fair …

How Technology Lies to You Everyday

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Ever notice the media via TV, laptop, TABs and other digital gadgets is full of negative content? How is the media feeding this negativity to us and how is it lying on a daily basis? Read on to find out.

Consider the following options and justify:

1) Murder/Crime

Murder, kidnapping and ransoming are bold news in the media which scares the death out of us and make us want to think negative about our environment and the world.

2) Theft/Robbery

Theft – trivial or big – does happen. More of it happens in underdeveloped countries. Robberies are equally rampant and sometimes they are thoroughly planned and executed so that it takes times to find out the suspects and culprits behind the action. These are highlighted in the media, making us feel insecure.

3) Bankruptcies

Once in a while bankruptcies do happen and they become hot news in the media, damaging the image and reputation of the banks.

4) Global warming

Global warming is an issue taken up since the late eighties. Chlorofluorocarbons (or CFC’s) from industrial smoke and exhaust fumes from running vehicles on the streets seems to be the cause of the problem by depleting the ozone layer much higher up in the sky, letting in UV rays of the sun to reach us, which is dangerous for us, by warming up the global temperature so that after a specific time, a situation will arise when we will find it difficult to breathe. This is the scenario given to us since the late eighties and covers a lot on the media.

5) Shortage of natural resources

One day the natural resources on this earth will run out and we will face problems, leading us to a slow death. This is also the scenario the media wants to present to us.

6) War

Bombshells, wounded people and dead bodies in war-going countries are shown on media giving us the impression there isn’t any peace in the world.

7) Rape

Rape will always be an issue where slender and beautiful women are concerned. But the media exaggerates a bit more to make juicy stories.

Summing up, none of the news in the media does us any good other than make us think in negative terms. The media is simply lying to us.

There are cases of crimes, murders, robberies and thefts all around the earth. But there is also good happening in the world. For instance, more and more people are getting interested in self-development, bettering themselves and contributing positively to the world.

Bankruptcies do happen but we do not have to fear every time we invest in banks because the governments and the good people out there are willing to help. In most cases, even if they do happen, we will get back what we deserve.

As I said, global warming is an issue since the late eighties. Why worry about it and not concentrate on positive things around us for instance, a mug of Starbucks coffee, a bouquet of …

GPS Auto Tracker Technology Saves A Life

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The use of GPS auto tracker technology by business fleet managers and private citizens is growing daily. The savings in terms of maintenance, labor, insurance and fuel cost are unlawful when applied correctly. Real time GPS more than pays for itself the first day it is employed. Some companies have even been able to reduce the size of their fleets to increased efficiency. Everyone knows that increased efficiency means a better bottom line. However there are additional benefits to using a real time GPS system.

Recently a large electrical contractor that operates more than 40 trucks over a 1000 square mile area contracted and installed a real time GPS auto tracker system in all of its vehicles. Most employees are allowed to take their work vehicles home after work. This saves the company both fuel and labor cost each day. Many of the employees felt that the company was playing big brother and invading their privacy. Some even suggested that they would leave once the system was installed.

Once the tracking system was activated and the fleet management staff trained in its use the company began to find ways to cut costs. Employees found that the system was not as intrusive as they had envisioned. The application of personnel and resources quickly began to make the company more efficient and contracts were being completed in less time. As a result the company was able to bid on additional work.

This past November found another benefit to using the GPS auto tracker technology that no one at the company expected. After a normal day of work one of the employees did not arrive home for dinner at the normal time. His wife at first passed this off as an extended work related delay. After a couple of hours she tried calling him on his cell phone but was told that the phone was not in service. Later being worried she called her husband's supervisor to ask if he knew where her husband was and of course he did not stipulate that no one was working late.

Shortly after receiving the call the supervisor went on line and downloaded the location map provided by the GPS tracking Service Company. He quickly found the missing vehicle located along the Interstate highway. After calling the missing employees cell phone several times without an answer he went to investigate.

Using his laptop and GPS he drove to the exact location that the tracking system had indicated. However arriving on the scene no company truck was located. The supervisor checked the tracking information and even contacted the service company for assistance. It was suggested that the tracking device had become dislodged and fallen from the vehicle at that location. Where on the supervisor took a flashlight and went to look for it. Instead of finding the device his flashlight reflected off the back of the company vehicle lying upside down in the roadside ditch. The missing man was trap inside and was still alive.

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WiMAX Future Technology

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WiMAX is short for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (Global Interoperability for Microwave Access), represented in IEEE standard: 802.16, wireless networking standard that defines the metropolitan area. It is a wireless technology (wireless), broadcast by radio, with very good capabilities, which in future will dominate the global telecommunications market.

Today, the possibilities of accessing the Internet by a user are limited to three categories:

– Dial-up access (a modem that connects to the Internet via telephone line with a small access speed)

– Access via WiFi (Wireless Fidelity "- wireless connection from anywhere in a room in which there is a WiFi router for a limited distance)

– Access via Broadband (cable broadband connection, high speed, using the telephone line or network cable)

Standard 802.16

IEEE or Institute in Electrical and Electronic Engineers is an international non-profit professional type that defines the standards, publish articles and lectures in the field of advancement in electronics and electrical technology. This organization has over 365,000 members in over 150 countries. If a working electronic equipment (implementation, testing, applications used) after a standard IEEE 802.16 for example, then it is approved as a device that supports WiMAX and other equipment can be interconnected with the same label.

WiMAX has been developed by the IEEE in several stages since the early 80s and should culminate in 802.16m (WiMAX 2.0) in the near future. Initially wanted to work with broadband technologies frequencies above 11 GHz, but the 2-11 GHz range was introduced, to use diffraction, and work in environments with obstacles, not only in space. The most popular sections are of the 802.16d standard for fixed terminals, and 802.16e, for mobile terminals. Frequencies that are used in consumer equipment, and are already licensed in some countries are 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 5 GHz.

WiMAX Solutions

Demand for wireless networks has grown explosively in recent years, and thus began to develop data services to three-generation, 3G and 3.5G These, however, still does not offer high speeds comparable to those of terrestrial broadband networks. Improving the range and avoid the effects of multipath propagation, is the 4th generation of networks, namely 4G: WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, which breaks the barriers of limitation in speed for long distances and are designed based on IP since the start.

WiMAX against 3G enhancements:

– Is based only on IP

– used the method of orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM and OFDM)

– uses time division duplexing with (TDD)

– uses adaptive modulations

– techniques best error correction

– Projects for advanced antenna systems

Thus, through WiMAX transmissibility can provide all services through the Internet (IP) VoIP (Voice over IP), video telephony, video conferencing, navigation via http (browsing), e-mail, file transfer (FTP) access to databases and others. Also you can interconnect networks, such as WiFi.

Invariably, the future of telecommunications sounds simple like this: WiMAX. It will replace most networks today known and used by humans: the household (for internet access on your computer, the cable TV and telephony), those in office …

Samsung JET S8000 – A Lightening Fast Experience

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Samsung is a world wide name known for their superb blend of technology with style. There are a lot many electronic items present in the stores made by this company only. All the items have got there own class and a unique design. The Samsung mobile have one of the best designs and technology as compared to other mobile phone companies. Almost all the Samsung mobile phones have rocked the stores with there superb blend.

Samsung JET S8000 Deals is one of the superb phones gifted by Samsung. This gadget works for both 2G and 3G networks. The design is so sleek and comfortable to carry that every one would like to go for it. It measures 108.8 x 53.5 x 11.9 mm and weighs around 110 grams.

The device has got a 3.1 inches, 480 x 800 pixels AMOLED resistive touchscreen filled with16M colors. The touch screen is full of features like Touch Wiz v2.0 UI, Accelerometer sensor, Proximity sensor and Smart unlock facilities. Samsung JET S8000 comes with 2/8 GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 16 GB. It also inherits the basic mobile phone features like GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi, blue tooth etc.

Apart from all these mind blowing features the Samsung JET S8000 bags an extra 5MP camera of 2592 x 1944 pixels aided with features like auto focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection and wide dynamic range. In order to provide JET like speed this Samsung JET S8000 operates on a Qualcomm MSM6246, 800Mhz processor. The stylish gadget comes in two colors, the Black and the Mystic Purple.

Samsung JET S8000 Sim Free and Samsung JET S8000 pay as you go are more popular than contract deals. It is for one such reason that in these deals there is nothing like contract. Other reasons might be that Samsung Sim free and Samsung pay as you go are loved by the teens more than the office people because of its very fast processing and zero planning. …

Motorola RIZR – The Most Dynamic and Versatile Gadget

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Motorola seems to have pledged to deliver the most stylish and most versatile mobile phones to lure the entire UK market. Once again, the mobile giant has come up with another sleek handset that's sure to catch your fancy. Yes, we are talking about the latest entrant in Motorola family, the Motorola RIZR. Impressive features & a modern slider design make the Motorola RIZR an ultimate choice for those who need dynamic phones to stay ahead in life. A Unique design, slim casing, narrow slider are not the only reason why the RIZR is having a huge fan following. This sleek innovative device has exceptional imaging, improved music features, global connectivity, and an excellent bright color screen. The ultra-smooth slider of this phone easily slides-open with a slight push. The fascinating look & feel of the easy-to-use keypad is sure to delight you. The Abstract tattoo feature is there to add an element of surprise for you when you slide open the MOTO RIZR.

Capture videos with the powerful 2-mega-pixel digital camera of the RIZR. Beside imaging features, the RIZR is a paradise for music-lovers. The built-in music player in this phone supports various popular music formats. You can transfer your collections of digital music using the USB connection with upto one GB, via MicroSD cards that are available, and can store your favorite music. To further increase the element of entertainment, you can pick the optional Bluetooth stereo-headset accessory available and enjoy wire free listening.

Stay connected to your family, friends and / or business even if you are on the move! This quad-band technology phone lets you roam across countries & continents without any glitch. Send MMS, IM, or SMS messages to stay in touch with your close ones! This phone gives you everything from the joy of possessing a stunning gadget with awe-inspiring looks to the hi-end functions that you always desired your tiny handy gadget to incorporate. …

Wireless Computer Headsets For Your Convenience

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The present era is the age of wireless gadgets. The days of wired gadgets are now passé. The same can be said about wireless computer headsets. When headsets for computers were first introduced, they were of the wired variety. Notwithstanding their popularity, many users would complain that the wires got in the way of doing routine tasks and would reduce their mobility and freedom. With the advancement in technology, people have now become used to wireless computer headsets. You can use wireless headsets to listen to your favorite music or watch a favorite video from your couch or seat without the wires getting in between you and your favorite activity.

Wireless computer headsets are now a common option available to people, unlike the past. At that time, wireless computer headsets were something of a rarity and were quite expensive as well. This made wired headsets the only option available. Things changed however, when wireless headsets were introduced. This has brought down the price of wired headsets to a reasonable extent and many people have already taken the advantage of their low price and easy availability.

The additional benefit of using a wireless PC headset is flexibility. With these gadgets, it is not necessary for you to be in front of your PC. You can be away from it and still use it or chat to people in a crystal clear manner. Some of the best of these wireless gadgets will help you even filter out unwanted noise as well.

If you have been using the more traditional wired headsets before, then you would like to know if purchasing a wireless gadget would be worth it. Going by the price and the voice fidelity, these gadgets have come up to the expectations and perform as good as their wired cousins. When wireless headsets for computers were first introduced, the signal would easily get disturbed because of interference. But with the improvement in technology, there has been a positive development in the quality of sound produced by the wireless equivalents, so they can easily transmit and receive data with the computer.

The life span of these gadgets is also comparable to their wired equivalent and if used properly, wireless computer headsets have a long life as well. The only precaution you need to follow is that you should not drop these gadgets frequently or else the wireless circuits could get damaged permanently. Finding these gadgets should not be a problem since you can easily locate that at your favorite electronics store. You can even search for these on the Internet at really affordable prices. …

5 Things a Child Knows About Technology That You Don’t

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How do you feel about your kids? Ever felt they are smarter than you about Technology? How could you tell? Do you have living proof? This article demonstrates this fact. Read on to find out.

Here are a few examples:

1) Your kid is faster than you at figuring out and playing computer games. They know better when to hit enter, spacebar, ESC key and arrow keys. In fact, they are better than you at playing these games.

2) Your kid is better at discovering new stuff about your cell phone, which you never knew existed. Take all the help you need from your kid.

3) Your kid knows the easiest way to find information by giving a search on Google bar. They will use simple non-connecting words and yet they will find the required information.

4) They will find a way with other digital gadgets before you and work on them intelligently. In fact they can pace up with technology faster than you. So be sure to interact with them.

5) How about a toy car, train or Lego set? After you have shown them the main theme behind them, they will be more creative and discover further innovative stuff about them and show you which will surprise you very much.

So never underestimate your child. Play and laugh with them with digital gadgets or toys. You will always have a lot to learn from them. They will teach you in a way that you can never teach them.

The five ways I demonstrate here really exemplify to you how amazing kids can be. So feel great that your kids are smart and the more they grow up, the more they will outsmart you. Take it easy and as fun. There is nothing much to worry about. You just get smart too by learning and picking up cues from them.

Never belittle them or hush them away. Encourage them always their creative and bright sides with Technology and they will grow and mature in ways that you may have never imagined. It is your duty to bring out the very best in them. So help them with their curiosity and inquisitiveness about Technology. They will feel gratified and fulfilled, which in turn will give you immense joy and bliss.

So feel great to be proud parent and everything will fall into place. No matter what, you, along with your special kids, will thrive!!…