In our modern lives, we are increasingly dependent on gadgets. For a business to stay current and successful, they must make effective use of technology to stay relevant to their customer base.
These days, the decision to not have an online presence via a website and corresponding social media (Facebook and Twitter at least; but you’ll do even better if you are also available on Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube – and be sure to be consistent with usernames and logos across all accounts!) is a bad one. More and more consumers are looking to find a brand and its products, and ideally even make purchases, on the internet. The internet is home to many resources, and the majority of consumers are utilizing those resources, as well as the availability of online companies, to influence their purchasing decisions.
Everybody knows someone with a cracked iPhone screen – not because iPhones are badly made or anything like that, but because there are just so many people with iPhones.
Of all the modern ‘must-have’ gadgets, it is the smartphone that now leads the way around the world. Indeed it has become something of a necessity in the eyes of many people to own one. The capabilities of a smartphone are immense and it is typical to have a fair amount of your life stored on there.
Corporate videos are often dull to watch, they bore the employees and the clients that you’re trying to impress. When you create your next video you don’t want to fall into the trap of being so safe that you fail to grab the attention of your prospects. Your aim should always be to impress with an engaging video that will help to bring in more money and result in an improved reputation that pushes your business into greater realms of success.
One of the biggest things that puts people off moving to the countryside is the fear they will lose their connection to the outside world. While many individuals dream of the peace and quiet of rural life, the prospect of not being able to find a reliable phone or internet service is enough to keep their feet firmly rooted in the big city.
With so many pets living in homes in the UK, the news that four owners in 10 are worried about the cost of bills for medical care for their animals is quite worrying; that’s a lot of people who aren’t sure how they are going to pay to look after their cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, hamsters, and the rest.
The global economic pressures bearing down on businesses large and small, together with an increasingly competitive environment make the role of today’s maintenance managers highly demanding. They face the difficult task of balancing the delivery of professional maintenance services aimed at reducing business risk, whilst keeping tight control of costs.
During the past two decades, advances in Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have transformed manufacturing efficiency levels. As a result of these advances we now have the ability to automate many standard maintenance processes, analyse in detail various parts of our businesses, and manage the performance of much of our equipment.
Exchanging paper-based methods or spreadsheets for CMMS Software is empowering for Maintenance, Production and Engineering Managers alike; quite simply, a CMMS is an essential tool to move maintenance operations from reactive crisis management towards an effectively planned and controlled system.
CMMS Software delivers valuable information by providing the capability to manage an organisation’s asset portfolio down to individual asset level. A CMMS Software system can:
- Enable the scheduling of asset related work, such as maintenance, testing, inspections and health and safety activities.
- Determine the elements that affect reliability, servicing and repair, and highlight the most cost effective method of maintaining an asset.
- Allow the creation of unique and flexible maintenance regimes to cover bespoke requirements.
- Incorporate a help desk system providing a reactive maintenance solution.
- Provide interactive tools to give a full overview of the maintenance jobs that are scheduled to take place during future periods.
- Link to the mobile CAFM applications for field engineer use.
Some CMMS products focus on particular industry sectors while other packages aim to be more general. Most will produce status reports and documents giving details or summaries of maintenance activities. The more sophisticated the package, the more analysis facilities are available.
CMMS software and technology is continually evolving to keep pace with today’s leaner, greener operational environment and support changes to working practices.
CMMS Software enables maintenance managers to achieve greater control of:
- Maintenance team workload and performance.
- Day-to-day operating costs as well as total cost of ownership.
- Unscheduled equipment down-time.
- Unnecessary capital expenditure.
- Timely management reporting.
Over a recent couple of years ipads became increasingly popular all around the world. Sales statistics is impressive. Apple has sold 170 million ipads since the product was launched. Most of us probably can’t imagine a daily routine without this device. Ipads accompany us everywhere – at work, at home, during a lunch break, while travelling and even in the bathroom. Growth and popularity of apple’s tablets goes on, as more and more industries embrace this attractive and highly promising niche. As ipads got more popular, the new concept of bring yuor own device has become widespread.
Sometimes, it can feel as if the new differentiators in the modern economic age are all a bit, well, little. Little bits of plastic and aluminium, innovative pieces of technology, all dreamed up in a laboratory or workshop in Stockholm or Seoul, are what is setting some nations on the path to progress.