Computers are incredibly well suited to helping us plan and track our finances. Computers of course like to work in numbers, and at the same time they are great for looking for patterns and remembering things. This means that we can use a variety of software to input information regarding our finances and spending and we can then rely on our computers to
With the use of the internet, VoIP, or the voice over internet protocol, has come into existence. VoIP basically uses the internet signal to provide its users endless possibilities to communicate.
Because of the boundless possibilities, it is one of the best tools to boost profit in any business, especially the investment firms. With the most up-to-date services VoIP can offer, business sectors are starting to grab this new technology.
What are the possible roles of VoIP to Investment Firms?
Obviously, the role of VoIP is communication. However, if you really try to maximize its potentials, you would agree that VoIP increases productivity. Since it was created with internet as its base of connectivity, the range of its coverage is also worldwide. With this, investment firms are now extending their services worldwide without any additional capitalization.
Compared to wired telephony system, VoIP offers magnificent services that create significant increase in productivity for businesses in the following ways:
As what we have discussed in the first part of this article, VoIP is internet powered. It means that you can make use of the VoIP services 24/7 anywhere. This is the best part of it because you can now update your business anywhere. Or, you can check your emails, your voice messenger, and most especially, answer important calls. VoIP is indeed the most accessible means of communication in business.
You can now integrate VoIP in any of your business web pages. For instance, instead of spending too much in call cards you can save by putting your Skype contacts in your web page, social media sites and advertisement pages. Most of the VoIP are now available in most of the smart phones. So anywhere, with fast internet connection, you can now contact anyone without spending too much.
The flexibility of using VoIP phones can be appreciated by its presence in most of the gadgets available in the market. Most of the VoIP are equipped with functions that can be easy to manipulate in different consoles. For example, you can use Skype in most of the smartphones and tablets. With this, you can actually go mobile without worrying about your business that’s left in the office.
Staying on top of finances and monitoring our budgets is more important than ever in the current economic climate and anything that can help us do this is always going to be worthy of attention. As an iPhone owner, you are blessed with having the tools you need for managing personal finances just a few clicks away in the iOS store. Here are the top 5 apps for managing personal finances on the Apple iPhone, some are free and some are available at a small price, but all are useful.
Not paying bills on time and the charges that are passed on to you by the company’s that you owe can be a big drain on finances. Bill Assistant can help you avoid these charges by sending you alerts when bills need paying and providing you with information such as how much you owe to a certain company. This app will also keep a record of you past payment history for future reference. You can pick up Bill Assistant for just £0.69.
This clever little £1.99 app can help you remain in full control of multiple bank accounts by providing you with the platform to monitor each of your accounts at one. Each account is given an icon that will change colour in relation to the financial health of your bank balance. It can also be set up to give you alerts about your money and the incomings and outgoings of your accounts. Well worth having.
This book is like a breath of fresh air. Something that we have needed to hear for a long time now. Something that almost seems so obvious that we scratch our heads and wonder why we didn’t implement it sooner. However, don’t confuse this with simplicity of thought. The author, Dr. T. William Hefferan, has not only put a lot of research into the basis of this book, but his experience, and genius-level observation skills have made this book a “must-read” for the business world, whether you are on an employee or a hiring authority.
Building Blocks: EMBER
Dr. Hefferan provides building blocks, which he calls EMBERs (Establish a Mutually Beneficial and rewarding Employment Rrelationship). Through these building blocks, he teaches us how to bridge that gap between employer and employee and understand the differences in wants and needs of each group and how those needs may be met in this mutually-beneficial manner, resulting in a productive, profitable work environment made up of more content, fulfilled employees.
What Every Investor “Should Know” About Investment Industry Technology
Why would/should we care about the technology behind our investments?
It is really easy to think that technology is like an on/off switch. It is either ON (working) or OFF (not working), and that all you need to concern yourself with, as a consumer, is that the company that handles your investments 1) knows what they are doing and 2) has uptime during market hours. If those two elements are covered then you don’t have anything to worry about. Right?
Not quite. While it should not be an expectation that you have a programming degree, and it would be inappropriate for you to have access to all of the proprietary code that is used at the firm, there is more to the technology that runs the investment tools than just the ON/OFF. Also, many times, the client/investor is talking to an investment advisor and it is not uncommon that they do not fully know whether or not the technology is working correctly at their firm. After all, if something is “broken” is it likely that the technology department “wants to” go running to the advisors who deal with clients and give them the “worst case scenario?” It is more likely that they will spend their time trying to fix it than to enlighten the advisors prematurely.
Own a small business and need a graphical representation of the 1099K? Check out the infographic, below.
Brought To By Outright.com
In my experience as Director of Information Technology in the financial industry, I have had plenty of opportunities working with the Microsoft Exchange Server. I have recovered the Exchange Server in times when even Microsoft has said that it was impossible. I have come to have a love affair with Exchange and all of the wonderful features that are available with the Microsoft product.
I am also a small business co-owner and setting up an Exchange Server in a small business environment simply isn't practical, is it? Along comes the Microsoft Office 365 from GoDaddy solution. And, what a solution it is!