Monthly Archives: November 2013

Retailers Embrace Hi-tech Online Shopping for Consumers

In this video, it mentions that online shopping continues to gain up to 13% compared to last year’s online sales. Traditional brick and mortar retailer stores such as Walmart and Target are embracing innovative technology to entice shoppers. The first featured tech is on Walmart’s new tool called “Scan and Go” wherein shoppers can use their smartphones to scan the items that they buy as they shop. Then, the phone can be swiped at the register to expedite the checkout procedure. Another tech innovation featured in the video is Target’s app-in-the-making that allows consumers to use their smartphones to transmit nutritional information and customer reviews of products that consumers are looking at in-store. With this app, shoppers are able to make better decisions, thus, creating a positive shopping experience.

Saying Goodbye to Passwords Through Biometrics Integration

Employees at KFC in West Lafayette, Indiana no longer need a password to sign in to the cash register. All they have to do is use their fingerprint to automatically clock them in. With the use of Biometrics, employees will only use their scanned fingerprint or iris for them to log in. According to Purdue University’s researchers, identification through human traits will no longer be a thing of the past. No longer will it be considered a far-fetched technology because soon it will become an everyday reality. It can be applied to securely access bank accounts, sign on to phones and enter secured rooms. The key to unlocking anything worth safeguarding is through the use of every human’s unique features. Watch the video below to find out more about this interesting technology that will help protect your privacy and avoid fraudulent transactions on your behalf.

Google Helpouts: A Great Service for Businesses and Consumers Alike

Google recently introduced its new service: Google Helpouts. The service aims to help people get and give personalised help over live video. Ideally, consumers pay to connect with experts through one-on-one live chats on the specific niche they need help with. This is a revolutionary way to share your know-how and expertise over live video chats. This Google service is made possible by Google’s partnership with approximately 1,000 experts in topics such as fitness and nutrition, fashion and beauty and cooking. The video consultation can range from step-by-step pastry baking to spiritual counselling. Here is the Helpouts video to learn more about this useful and creative service for businesses and consumers alike.

Marketing Your Services Through Cloud Computing

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A recent study showed that utilising cloud technology for small and medium-sized businesses help these businesses to achieve outstanding operational and financial results. Check out one of Cloud Talk Radio’s Podcast on marketing your services with the help of The Cloud. In spite of the numerous advantages that it brings, only fourteen per cent of small businesses that were surveyed have incorporated cloud computing as a solution to the growing demands of their businesses. By finding the right cloud computing support that is suitable for your business needs, you are ensured that there is a smooth and efficient flow of operation in your business.