Not Every Bug or Outage is Preventable, But Help Is Out There. Here’s What You Can Do.

Good guidelines and tools to help head off an outage are available. Here are 4. Ever hear of ‘chaos prevention’? November 8, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “Every business is a software business”: That 20-year-old saying by “the father of software quality” Watts Humphrey is truer now than ever before. Retail companies rely on ecommerce to sell to customers, and many newspapers have web-first publications. What’s more, every major brand has its own app these days. Nike and Starbucks have both gained reputations as leading software companies despite the fact that their respective core businesses seem far removed from the world of high technology! Related: 4 Ways to Prepare for the Next Apocalyptic Amazon Web Services Outage But the process isn’t over.. Many traditional companies are still struggling to shift into the digital age, while even older tech companies may be finding themselves left behind by modern trends and […]

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Workflow and Business Efficiency — 5 Strategies You Ignore at Your Peril

Emails alone don’t cut it as an efficient way to communicate with team members. You’re not still depending on email, are you? September 13, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. An inefficient business can cost you a lot more than just growth — it can affect your revenue, too. According to a report by IDC, your business runs the risk of losing 20 to 30 percent of your revenue due to inefficient systems. Related: Logistics Workflow Management : A Spot Market Overview Unfortunately, many companies still struggle to implement the right systems to improve their workflow. Others have it worse, because they have no systems. In those situations,projects take ages to be completed, more time is spent on menial tasks and teams never seem to get enough done during work hours.   If that describes your company, your company’s profits may start to plummet, too. Every successful business, then, has clearly […]

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Why Google’s New Facial Recognition Security System Won’t Let Us Kiss Our Passwords Goodbye Quite Yet

Chrome 67 isn’t ready for prime time; it’s more an invitation for developers to integrate the new biometric system into their websites. July 9, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Google’s new release, Chome 67, is on a mission to move us away from passwords. Laudable? Absolutely! Chrome 67 is being touted as allowing sites to easily log consumers in to their accounts by having those customers use biometric information like fingerprints and facial recognition.  Related: Passwords Are Scarily Insecure. Here Are a Few Safer Alternatives. Imagine being able to log in using information that’s so personal to you no one else on Earth can replicate it. No need to type your password or have it changed every three months to ensure maximum security — you are your password. Before releasing Chrome 67, Google tested alternatives to passwords for security going back to 2016, and now it seems those years of […]

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A Look Into the Future of Cryptocurrencies – 3 Predictions for the Cryptocurrency Market

As regulation of cryptocurrencies rises, investors’ faith in them will rise, too. June 13, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s less than a decade in, and cryptocurrency has already made a statement in the financial sector. Seemingly out of nowhere, this currency has managed to get people’s attention and, often, their admiration. And it’s already affecting some aspects of the general public’s lives, including entrepreneurship. Related: 4 Pros and Cons of Investing in the New Cryptocurrencies Adopting cryptocurrency and its underlying blockchain technology to work with already existing systems, of course, has posed challenges. A recent example occurred when the technology infrastructure company Stripe took a stab at incorporating a bitcoin payment option. Unfortunately, the result wasn’t a success. It turned out that the speed in processing bitcoin transactions turned off clients. In a blog post this past January, Stripe’s project manager, Tom […]

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How Much Caution is Necessary in Business? 3 Lessons From the Crypto Craze.

People are investing their hard-earned cash in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Other Cryptocurrencies. Should they? February 19, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In December 2017, the price of one bitcoin soared to a mind-blowing $19,738, breaking records. What a great way to transition into 2018! At least that’s what investors thought — until bitcoin took a heart-shattering dive this month, to $7,178 for one bitcoin. Related: The Risks and Benefits of Digital Currency Since Bitcoin’s creation, the values of the various 1,300-plus cryptocurrencies have been going up and down like a yo-yo. But their volatility hasn’t stopped people from investing in them. In fact, even more people are joining the pack. Still, most investors remain skeptical of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum, and will give you a thousand and one reasons why you should not buy Bitcoin, usually focusing on the currencies’ volatile nature, […]

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