One of the most gratifying parts of my job is being able to help local businesses achieve their full potential. I believe that the best way to move a business forward is to integrate the latest technological advances into every facet of your organization.
GelaSkins has grown significantly by leveraging technology. They are a Toronto-based company that allows individuals to style and customize their digital devices with interchangeable, protective cases.
Every year just in time for the holiday season, Climate Counts prepares a shopping guide to help environmentally-conscious consumers support companies who “get it” in terms of climate change. To make it really convenient, the guide is now available on a free iPhone app as well as online.
Telecommuting is the best thing since sliced bread. No more fighting traffic all the way to the office and all the way home, usually arriving at both locations tired and angry. No more distractions from the account execs who hold impromptu meetings in the hall outside your cubicle. No more having to restrain yourself from beating a misbehaving printer into submission. Do your job without going to work – what a concept! As long as you have all the equipment and supplies you need, can’t you really do your job anywhere?
NASCAR race teams take this concept to an entirely different level. They employ massive tractor-trailers to transport the team racecar and gear from track to track from February to November. Excuse me, racecars.There are two cars in each hauler – the primary car and a backup. But the cars occupy less than half of the space in the trailer. Beneath the cars one will find an astonishing array of tools, parts, uniforms – even entire replacement engines – AND a command center room, where team members gather to monitor weather forecasts, plan raceday strategy or just grab a quick bite. The hauler drivers must have honorary PhD’s in logistics because they are master planners and packers – they know exactly where to find any item in the hauler, right down to each tiny nut, bolt or screw.
At this point, the announcement regarding Verizon’s offering of the iPhone is far from breaking news. Rumors that one of the world’s most popular smart phones was expanding its U.S. exclusivity to partner with the large carrier began circulating years prior to the official announcement made by Verizon this January.
Now, a month later, the media is still flooded with articles and blog postings offering pros and cons to consumers in an effort to help them make informed decisions about which wireless carriers and smart phones are best for their needs. It seems the overall consensus is, “it depends.” The right phone and carrier for each consumer will depend on a variety of factors including their needs, location, habits and budget.
Being a mom of three young kids, I always have a “To Do” list that’s a million miles long. I went to a workshop recently that encouraged making a “Not To Do” list to help reduce stress and create more time in the day.
In that spirit, here’s a list of things not to do, thanks to the latest updates on ups.com.
I confess that I’m a huge fan of routines – with three kids under three, anything out of the ordinary throws a kink in our day. But change can be good. Like some of the new features at the UPS website.
Tis the season to ship and track and we’ve got an App - or two – for that! In addition to the UPS Mobile™ App for iPhone® released last month, we’re introducing the industry’s first BlackBerry shipping app. Read More »
Tracking? Finding the nearest UPS location? There’s an app for that, too. No wonder the UPS Mobile™ App for iPhone® became the #1 free business app for the iPhone less than 48 hours after it was released last month. And it’s still topping the charts as we head into the final shopping days before Christmas. Read More »