Using Mobile Computing Technology For Your Business

By Shan Balasuriya Posted Date: 2014-05-28

Mobile technologies such as tablets and smartphones have a great consumer appeal and are very popular devices in the market. In addition to cheaper mobile hardware there is significant development in mobile communication technology as well: with low-cost, high-speed data networks, availability of 3G/4G and RFID tags. But the question we need to be asking is: How can this growth in mobile technology help businesses?

Besides their appeal in the consumer market mobile computing devices like tablets and smartphones are starting to provide more game-changing functionality that can transform the way business is done and propel them into a new era of mobility...

Keep Your Business in Tune with the Local Listing

By Shan Balasuriya Posted Date: 2014-05-26

The biggest challenge for a local business is how to attract customers. In this digital world, people like to use internet on their handheld devices to search the local businesses. Local businesses can reach out to these potential customers by listing on local business directories. All they need is to be in tune with them. How?

The points listed below will inform you how to keep your business in tune with the local listing

  • UNAP 
    For a business to be in tune with the local listing, a consistent UNAP is of huge significance. UNAP stands for Url, Name, Address and phone number. Since we are talking about local listing your site will show up in results when searched locally. Therefore, a business in order to be listed in local directories should specify the business website url, the name, address and the phone numbers clearly....

Setting up a network for your business: The questions you need to ask

By Shan Balasuriya Posted Date: 2014-05-22

In today's technologically advance world when it comes to both small and large businesses, the internet is the lifeblood of the workplace that is pumped through cables and transmitted wirelessly across the office rooms. If the internet connection or even local internal network goes down for even a few minutes, work at the office would be quick to grind to a complete halt.

When the internet or internal network goes down in a business it can drastically affect work and even generation of new enquiries or sales. For instance when the network is down, checking enquiries coming through a business website would not be possible, email communications will be disrupted and even access to documents or databases within in the internal network will be deprived. Situations like this show how dependant a business is on the internet, as well as how important the infrastructure behind your network connection is....


Will your business work on the internet? - 5 ways to decide if it's worth going online

By Shan Balasuriya Posted Date: 2014-05-15

Your business maybe doing very well in terms of a brick-and-mortar store but this doesn't necessarily mean that your business will be successful if you take operations online, making the assumption that they will can result in unnecessary expense without a return on investment. The reality is that not all businesses thrive online although if it does it can help improve your profits drastically. This is one of the reasons why a lot of businesses are quick to build online stores in the hope that it will bring in the big bucks - after all an online store does make the whole world open for business any time of day.

Before setting up an online store it is very important to consider whether your business is suitable to have an online store, this can save you time and money....


What is a Bitcoin and How does it work?

By Shan Balasuriya Posted Date: 2014-05-08

The bitcoin has been quick to gain increased attention as a new form of payment and currency. The value of a bitcoin has increased from $15 to over $1000 in 2013 alone and is currently valued at about US $440. So what is the story behind this volatile currency and how does it work?

Bitcoin is a form of digital 'crypto' currency that was developed by Satoshi Nakamoto, it is a payment network that is powered by its users and has no regulatory authority or middleman - This means no banks and no transaction fees. It is often called a 'decentralized peer-to-peer' currency which basically means that there is no centralized body that controls the Bitcoin network or the currency itself.

  • How does the bitcoin technology work?

    The foundation of the bitcoin technology relies on what is known as the 'blockchain'. This is like a ledger or public record of all the transactions carried out within the bitcoin network. The authenticity of a transaction is protected by digital signatures and this 'ledger' is collectively maintained by everyone who uses the currency. These transactions can be processed by anyone using their computing power (with specialized hardware) and earn a reward in bitcoins for providing this service, so this encourages people to donate their computing power to maintain this blockchain and receive bitcoins in return.....