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Still Not Using A Chatbot? 6 Reasons Your Business Should Start Now

Chatbots have a lot of hype behind them, which many businesses consider a good enough reason to ignore the technology as a fad. Yet, as the business benefits become clear, it is now time to seriously consider adopting a bot to help your customer services or internal productivity. 1. Chatbots Save Time & Money Most businesses already understand that chabots operate 24/7 and can help rationalise, augment or replace existing customer support structures. Alongside those benefits, chatbots can make money for the business. They also help your workers save time. Support or help chatbots can solve lots of problems or issues without the need for human intervention, freeing up staff for critical tasks. When intervention is needed, they can send a string of messages to the right workers to respon......

How The Internet Impacted The Property Market

Every industry continuously evolves as a result of technological advances, and the property industry is no different. The last twenty years have seen a huge amount of change as a result of the internet. These are just five ways the internet has seriously impacted the property market: Online Estate Agents The birth of online estate agents had a big impact on the traditional estate agency industry. Homeowners had been used to paying high street estate agents at a rate of around two percent of the sale price of their property. An average figure of £5,404 in 2016, according to Lloyds Bank. When online estate agents came on the scene, and offering to sell your property for a flat fee, usually of between £300 and £1,500, you can understand why the public sat up and paid attention. Online estate ......

The Robots Are Coming, But Don’t Rush Them

Today, automation is all around our homes. It controls our central heating, allows us to see who is at the door and even check in on our pets via mobile devices. As such, there is a natural assumption that robotics is also enabling businesses to have a similar consumerised experience in the workplace. However, the truth is, most businesses are still running on very manual and cumbersome practises. Just how close is the current IT service desk to this in practice? There is clearly a willingness for businesses to make the move to greater automation, where IT seeks to replace aspects of its traditional support to reduce costs and meet user expectations for a faster, predictable response. Currently the evolution of the IT service desk is being driven by the emergence of different channels thro......

Is It Possible To Future-Proof Your IT Investment In A Time Of Innovation?

Some of the technologies we use and now take for granted were unthinkable to most of us just five years ago. With that rapid change in mind, is it possible to develop an IT investment strategy when game-changing technologies can appear seemingly overnight? Most SMEs just want their systems to work, of course, and have no interest in leading the pack when it comes to technology. The challenge comes if your competitors take advantage of new developments in a way that is disruptive to your industry – but this doesn’t mean you need to overhaul your whole IT strategy just in case such an event occurs. The best approach is to keep an eye on the trends and develop an infrastructure that suits your current business needs and has the flexibility to develop as your business grows or changes over tim......

Online Optimisation 101: How To Build Your Company Via The Internet

Once a business owner grasps the fact that substantive company growth can be realised through the implementation of customised, cutting edge digital advertising strategies, it’s time to get the online optimisation process underway. Below you’ll find just a few of many online optimisation strategies that you can deploy to start building your company via the internet. 1. Start Creating Compelling Web Articles & Blog Posts One of the best ways to put the online optimisation process in full effect is by creating compelling web articles and blog posts. Online audiences now have millions and millions of text-based materials to choose from when they enter the internet sphere. As such, your content needs to consistently stand out in a significant way that keeps your target audience......

The Infinite Possibilities Of AI And A Digital Workforce

One of the most commonly cited fears with the development of artificial intelligence is that AI will eventually replace human workers. From science fiction films that depict AI robots overtaking human civilisation, to misleading reports that predict a massive loss of jobs in the coming years due to businesses taking advantage of artificial intelligence systems and platform, there is certainly a well-documented human fear of becoming inept and incompetent as technology advances. However, more serious research find that AI is already creating more jobs that it replaces. One recent report finds that by the year 2020, AI technology will contribute to the creation of 2.3 million jobs, which is half a million more jobs than the 1.8 million jobs that are set to become obsolete due to the advancem......

Top Ways You Can Improve Your Distribution Business In 2018

As the competition in business is increasing, the scope of improvement is also increasing. 2018 has already started, so did you try anything different this year to improve your business? If your answer is no, then my friend the chances of increasing your business profit levels is also no! “Continuous growth is better than delayed perfection.” is the motto you need to follow for your business. There are always new ideas you can come up with to make your business better. Let us take a look at the ways you can improve your Distribution Business this 2018. 1. Automate All Your Processes Technology is managing most of the parts of our life, so why not the business. Investing in technology may seem expensive at first but is profitable in the long run. There are a lot of software pres......

What You Should Know About Ukraine’s Booming IT Sector

Today, the Ukrainian IT market is primarily an export industry aimed at selling software development services and various R&D projects. Therefore, the growth of the IT industry in the future will directly depend on the competitiveness of Ukrainian programmers in the international market. Let’s discover the main characteristics of the IT sector of this country, its trends, achievements and driving forces. Main Facts About Ukrainian IT Sector The market for Software Development. More than 3,000 service companies, more than 1,000 startups, about two dozen R&D centers, half a dozen profile associations and up to 15 IT clusters operate on the market. Several of the largest export-oriented companies feel quite confident in the market and have long-term development prospects. Moreover, ac......

5 Reasons Why It’s So Important For Entrepreneurs To Attend College

There are numerous reasons that aspiring entrepreneurs should study for a degree. Whether you are thinking about starting your own business or already have one, you will need to make a point of learning some of the reasons why you should go back to school. The right degree can enable you to create a successful, thriving business. If you want to increase your chance of success in the business world, you will need to consider the following reasons for doing so. 1. It’s Good For Networking College is the perfect place to build connections that can benefit you later on in a very real way. Those who go to college are simply more likely to succeed for a variety of reasons, including the numerous connections they made while working towards their degrees. The more effectively you are able to......

Budgeting For Your Small Business: What You Need To Know

Budgeting for your small business can be incredibly difficult, and is especially true when you’re forced to pay out for unexpected fees that knock you back. Whilst it’s near to impossible to predict the future, by understanding what you need to know to budget for your small business, you can be confident that you’ll be able to keep your business afloat during the good and bad. Even though a payday loan is available in a personal emergency, when it comes to sustaining your business, it’s important to plan ahead. Here, we’re taking a closer look at what you need to know when budgeting for your small business. Plan Ahead When it comes to budgeting for your small business, it’s important to look ahead of your calendar for the year and identify what’s going to be expensive and where you can sav......

The Education Sector Can Teach Markets A Thing Or Two About Chatbots

Chatbots are being deployed in huge numbers across a wide range of markets, from big brands to niche use cases. Education is one of the most popular sectors. And the practical demonstrations in time and money saving are just the start when it comes to this exciting technology. The education sector faces many of the same challenges as a traditional business. But with large volumes of students (or internal customers as the market refers to them) priorities are largely inward focused. When it comes resolving these issues through technology, education is ahead of the curve on chatbot adoption, with users of the SnatchBot platform showing a narrow lead for the education sector above other verticals. From enrollment, timekeeping, and to teaching itself, chatbots can play a major part but also of......

Concentration In Modern Times

Concentration and open plan offices;  a challenging combination You are no exception if you sometimes find it difficult to concentrate on your tasks at work. Many of us now work in shared open plan spaces with terrible acoustics and limited privacy. Deep concentration is soon disturbed in such spaces. The Flow Yet people actually find deep concentration, or even a state of flow, pleasant. When we are engaged in a relatively demanding activity in which an optimal balance between the requirements of the task and individual skill level exists, then flow is possible. Flow is primarily associated with pleasure and the intrinsic  motivation to complete a task and to enhance existing skills. You could say that the more we are in flow, the happier we feel. It is thus very much in the interests of ......