Tag Archives: Business Technology

Kerrie Holley, IBM Fellow and Global Business Services Chief Technology Officer

Lessons In Mastery

A technology strategist focuses on driving innovation

“I learned at an early age that the only way I was going to escape…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Smart Homes Save Money

Digital solutions that will lower the cost of your energy bill

Remote working is becoming more popular as companies strive to save money and become more…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Rey Flemings, co-founder, Stipple Inc. (Photo by Edward Caldwell)

Tag, You’re Paid

Ex-music industry executive shows how to make a picture worth $1,000

“Every photo has a story behind it, but the Internet separates a photo from its…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Entrepreneurs Conference: Google Offers Free Services To Grow Your Business Online

Valuable consulting workshops at the Deal Makers Expo will empower attendees with custom SEO strategies, online training and tools, and more.

Google will conduct valuable consulting workshops at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference Deal Makers Expo,…

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Mario Armstrong, digital lifestyle expert and Small Business University instructor.

New Lessons to Learn

Increase your productivity with technology

As a digital lifestyle expert on the Today show, CNN, and on my daily talk…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Out of the Doghouse

Failure to upgrade hardware can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in maintenance of antiquated…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Earl G. Graves Jr., President & CEO of Black Enterprise

There’s More to Tech Than Social Media

On a number of occasions, you’ve probably heard me refer to technology as “the great…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Pocket-sized Payroll

Payroll leader ADP has gone mobile—servicing more than 8,000 of its clients with the ADP…

By Janel Martinez

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I've been exploring social media's latest runaway site – Pinterest*, a  virtual bulletin board that allows users to share images, objects, and  links they find interesting or inspiring. While, personally, I enjoy  pinning photos of stylish outfits, chic MacBook and iPad cases, and  outtakes from home décor magazines, I see the value this platform has  for brands. When it comes to my brand, I’ve taken a thought leadership  approach— just check my "Essential Books" board to see what branding,  social media and marketing books I’m reading.  This user-friendly  platform is already proving to be valuable for businesses.  
There’s serious potential to drive sales for business owners. Getting  images of your products pinned and repinned can literally drive  customers to your door step. At the very least, it will drive traffic to  your website where customers can request your service.  

Here are 6 ways small businesses can extend their brand and up their revenue using Pinterest:

6 Ways to Boost Your Business with Pinterest

BlackEnterprise.com notes 6 ways small businesses can extend their brand and up their revenue using…

By Amanda Miller Littlejohn

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Salesforce for Quickbooks

Salesforce for QuickBooks (www.quickbooks.intuit.com; $28 (group version) /$70 (professional) per user/per month) is an accounting…

By Janel Martinez

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Elgia Inc. CEO Stacey Scott (Photo by Quantrell D. Colbert)

Tablets to the Rescue

How one small business benefited from using mobile technology

Stacey Scott, CEO of Elgia Inc., began using iPads in 2011 to save time and…

By Janel Martinez

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab with Wi-Fi or 4G LTE has the chops for enterprise whether…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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10 Tech Gifts for the Pro on the Go

For work or play, these gadgets will be welcome in any stocking

Corporate gifting doesn’t have to be boring or impersonal, especially when you can help your…

By K. T. Bradford

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What to Look for in a Mobile Hotspot

Mobile broadband USB sticks used to be staples of the business traveler’s gear bag. But…

By K. T. Bradford

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Live, On the Air, and in Your Store

Will Lucas customizes content for retailers

About a year ago, Jayson Rogers, a second-generation operator of McDonald’s fast-food restaurants, found out…

By Dale Coachman

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Juggling It All

How an IT firm uses project management software to build a collaborative timeline

Before using project management software, Tony Williamson, co-founder and CEO of Ajasa Technologies Inc., used…

By Shandra Hill Smith

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BOOTSTRAPPING 2.0

Digital optimization on a budget

Sure, your website is up and running; you have accounts set up on the major…

By Renita Burns

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Tablet, Netbook or Laptop: Which Should I Buy?

The tablet market is getting interesting. After being dominated by Apple’s iPad for more…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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5 Reasons to Consider Moving to the Cloud

Mobile technologies help to reduce costs and risk of data loss but increase scalability

When Miami-based law firm, delancyhill decided to downsize and work remotely from home, client locations,…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Cloud Clash: Is the Cloud Reliable Enough to Store Your Data?

Two IT experts face off about the pros and cons of cloud computing and tell you what you need to know before signing up

After a debate that started on Twitter, I asked IT experts Thaddeus Howze (@ebonstorm) and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Let Us Upgrade You

Four top tech moves to propel your business >>forward>>

Embracing technological advances to remain competitive in the global economy is imperative for smaller enterprises,…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Earl G. Graves Jr., President & CEO of Black Enterprise

Use Technology for Empowerment not Entertainment

I have always viewed technology as an empowerment tool. In fact, friends, colleagues, and employees…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Top Tech Products for 2011

These eight products are among our favorites from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show

3-D televisions? Video games that use your body as the controller? Movie projectors that fit…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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50 Power Moves to Improve Your Life

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

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50 Power Moves to Improve Your Life

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

Sure-fire ways to advance your finances, career, small business and lifestyle

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No Need to Come In, We’ll Just Dial You Up

How to prepare for a Skype interview

When the International Seabed Authority based in Kingston, Jamaica, posted an editor’s position for their…

By Sonia Alleyne

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What Can Quick Response Codes Do For You?

Use these physical links to connect to the digital world

Fifteen years ago when websites started appearing in advertisements, store windows, in the media, and…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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How to Prepare Your Website for Mobile Phones

Mobile browsing is on track to eclipse desktop browsing by 2014. “Ultimately, every business small…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Square Biz

Geolocation is the right direction for small firms

Foursquare isn’t the only geolocation platform, but it’s one of the best known. So what’s…

By Malecia S. Walker

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4 Things You Need to Know About the New MacBook Air

The new notebook is cheaper, thinner, and the battery lasts longer

The New MacBook Air models provide an on-the-go notebook for people who want to produce…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Biz Expert Q&A: The Right Projector for a Successful Presentation

I travel a lot and give presentations before small groups. It’s always a hassle to…

By BLACK ENTERPRISE

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Four IT Basics to Keep Your Small Business Up and Running

See how simple solutions can prevent serious problems later

Being tech savvy isn’t a requirement of business ownership, but to prevent larger problems here…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Keyboard Folio - The Apple iPad has revolutionized our ability to consume information. But producing information on its condensed QWERTY touch screen keyboard can be inconvenient at times--like while riding in a bumpy car. Sena has a solution. The Keyboard Folio, a premium, genuine Napa leather portfolio case for the iPad that comes with an integrated Bluetooth keyboard and a recessed, collapsible back stand with openings for charge/sync ports. It is the perfect accessory to turn the iPad into a functional netbook. The  ergonomic keyboard features soft, water resistant keys and can connect to most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones with installed drivers; (www.senacases.com; $129.99). Grab a copy of the November issue of Black Enterprise magazine for more mobile tech gadgets to take on business trips, and come back to BlackEnterprise.com each week for more Tech Insider posts.

Tech Insider: 3 Portable Devices for Business Travel

Technology news, reviews, tips, and advice for professionals and small businesses

You need mobile technology tools to make the most of your business travel. Here are…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Getting Rid of Global Glitches

Choosing software for trade compliance

When he first started shipping products overseas in 2005, Alex Ayalew, owner of Joint International…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tech Insider: Cloud Storage Keeps Data Safe and You Sane

Technology news, reviews, tips, and advice for professionals and small businesses

If you drop your laptop in a puddle, kick your external drive, or if your…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tech Insider: 4 Ways the iPad Makes You More Efficient

Still on the fence about getting an iPad? Heres how it can help improve your productivity.

For small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals, there are definitely clear advantages to making the…

By Renita Burns

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Tech Insider: 4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone

Technology news, reviews, tips, and advice for professionals and small businesses

Need help choosing the right smart phone for you? Here are four things to consider…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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There’s a mobile phenomenon subtly taking shape that may revolutionize business, just like traditional social networks have done over the latter part of the decade. Geolocation programs and services are slowly gaining popularity among smartphone users. But what providers are making headway in the geolocation space, and how will this medium affect the way you do business? Check it out.

Is Geolocation the Next Frontier for Small Business?

A look at growing geolocation services and how companies are using them

There’s a mobile phenomenon subtly taking shape that may revolutionize business, just like traditional social…

By Renita Burns

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Chill Pill’s Mobile Speakers ($49.99); let you have big fun along the way. The speakers pack a powerful sound in a tiny, portable 2- by-4-inch form. Retractable USB cables (included) mean they won’t get tangled—and you can use the cables to charge your iPod and iPhone from the speakers. Chill Pill’s Rapcap Mini Microphone ($14.99) for the iPod lets you capture and save in WAV format for easy playback.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tiny Tech Tools for Traveling

Traveling for business or pleasure? These tools will help you take a load off

April might have been the “cruelest month” for poet T.S. Eliot, but when it comes…

By Dale Coachman

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Vote for the 2010 Innovator of the Year Nominees

This award is given to a business approaching entrepreneurship in an innovative or groundbreaking manner

Here’s your chance to vote for the company you feel is most deserving of the…

By Tennille M. Robinson

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A Tech Makeover Story

Three entrepreneurs tell Black Enterprise how they are using technology to renovate their businesses in a tough year�and reaping the rewards.

Last year was no cakewalk for many Americans: The fallout from the near collapse of…

By Dale Coachman

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