30 Nov 2017

Ways You Can Grow Your Creativity Using Technology

Technology

Ever pondered on whether you can grow your creativity using Technology? You can tap your creative side in the below ways and technology can help you to grow in ways I have mentioned. Without technology in this modern day, life is meaningless. It has reached every sector of the world. So you need to keep yourself updated in your niche as well as the technology niche.

Here are a few eye-provoking ways: Can you relate? Read on to find out.

1) Music Composition

Do you have a yearning for music? You can download tabs, lyrics and compose music with voice using suitable software and play it in a concert while you go live as well. It will help you keep in track and any mistakes can be covered up. That way you are bound to be a success. People will love your show and you will be in demand.

2) Online Art Exhibition

Everything can be digitized now. Get those paint, water colors and drawing board and create some beautiful art. With Adobe Photoshop you can give further shades and change colors according to your taste and give a finishing touch to the art. Then sell it in an online art exhibition.

3) Creative Writing

Anyone can start writing creatively provided they read and write enough. Plot a story – take one or two days and then start writing. Everything will work out fine so long you plan everything about when you are going to finish your great piece of work, when you are going to sell and publicize it. Don’t give up – keep hanging on. As for the selling part and publicizing, Amazon would be a great place.

4) Photography

Photography is a great creative hobby for anyone. You learn to take photographs in enough light or with your camera’s flash light at night. Once you have the photographs computerized, you can further refine face shapes and colors, body shapes and colors and background colors using Adobe Photoshop. And finally print them out if you like.

5) Making handicrafts

Handicrafts can be made out of wood, bamboo, jute and cotton. They can be of various types depending on your taste for instance, smaller versions of real life objects such as, toy dolls, toy rickshaws and others such as, a handbag, money wallet, a picture with a village scene, boutique T-shirts etc. You can sell these in an appropriate online shop.

6) Making Blended Tea

Get different blends of tea leaves and try one day two blends, another day another two different blends and the third day three blends. And actually boil them in a tea pan. After boiling is done and tea leaves are removed, add sufficient milk and sugar and find out which day’s blended tea you liked the best. Have that more often and feel great. You can make a video of blended tea made by you creatively and embed it in YouTube.

 

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29 Nov 2017

4G Mobile Broadband on The Tube from 2019

For Tubes?

Travelers on the London Underground may be able to access 4G mobile broadband services on the Tube from 2019, after Transport for London (TfL) announced that it will tender for a system-wide 4G mobile network in early 2018, following a successful pilot build.

The pilot network was deployed on the Waterloo & City Line – London’s shortest Tube line, which acts as a shuttle between the mainline rail hub at Waterloo and the City of London. It was built during the summer of 2017 primarily to demonstrate that it will be possible to provide coverage for blue light services using the future Emergency Services Network (ESN) in the event of an emergency.

The main purpose of this network build was not to show that 4G can function on the Tube – as TfL CTO Sasha Verma commented at the time, there is no technical concern that the service will not work – but to find out how quickly and easily the infrastructure can actually be deployed in
the cramped confines of London’s Victorian tunnels.

With TfL obliged to have network coverage on the Tube as part of the delayed Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) after the existing Airwave terrestrial trunked radio (Tetra) network is turned off, the organisation will also seek to get the best value
out of its new asset by opening the network up to the public, generating commercial income for TfL that can be reinvested in its services.

“The success of this trial shows that we are on track to unlock one of the UK’s most high profile not-spots and deliver 4G mobile coverage throughout our tunnels and Tube stations,” said Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL.

“This is great news for our customers and will also help us generate vital commercial income to reinvest in modernizing and improving transport in London.”

London’s recently appointed chief digital officer, Theo Blackwell, added: “This is a brilliant initiative and part of our work to improve connectivity at home, in our high streets, public spaces and across the transport network. TfL’s innovation shows we can make a real difference and benefit Londoners through using city-wide public assets in a smarter way, starting with the Tube.”

Even though the ESN is EE’s project, all four of the UK’s mobile network operators (MNOs) took part in the network design and build, but within the help of O2 and Vodafone, the pilot also tested making data calls from one station to another without dropping reception. This was done outside working hours.

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27 Nov 2017

HOW TO FIND THE BEST WORKPLACE TEAM

The Team

In today’s world, working in line with a team of good employees is important if you want to attain success. Good employees will keep your business afloat in a variety of both predicted and unforeseen situations.

  1. Use Social Media
    Facebook, twitter, and other interactive platforms have not only changed how we do business but have also transformed how companies recruit employees now days. Hiring managers and recruiters are increasingly using social platforms to search for talent. You should also use these platforms to find employees as well. Use social media targeting features to reach people who match the talents, region, and even hobbies that you require.
  2. Leverage On The Recruitment Organizations
    In-house recruiters are relying on recruitment agencies to fill vacancies. Recruitment organizations align their support with your goals and help you cut costs that you would otherwise spend on conventional methods of hiring and recruiting candidates. If you are looking for IT professional, for instance, you can partner with IT recruiting agencies to ensure you get exceptional IT experts.
  3. Break Geographical Boundaries
    The world has evolved, and geographical limitations should not stop you from getting the employees you want. Technology lets you connect with people around the world. Use it to look for employees beyond your locality.
  4. Use Your Current Team to Mine New Talent
    Your employees know everything about your company and can give potential candidates a real insight to your business. They understand your company’s values and expectations and will help you bring in people with the necessary experiences and expertise.
  5. Figure out What Positions Job Seekers Are Looking For
    When posting a job opening, you want to make sure what you post compliments job searchers needs and ambitions. A simple research online and offline will help you know what job searchers want and help you come up with titles and content that match what most job seekers are looking for.
  6. Use Mutual Connections
    Use your colleagues, former colleagues, and friends to get new talent. Those close to you know more about you and your company and will recommend the right type of candidate who would help you enhance productivity. Use mutual connections to learn more about a candidate. This will not only help you get competent employees but will also influence and motivate employees to live up to their reputation.
  7. Use Emails
    Email communication has become an integral part of the recruitment process, and more recruiters are embracing it. When it comes to emails, job seekers are incredibly responsive and are more likely to pay attention to what you are saying. Use emails to reach the candidates that you need.
  8. Contact Previous Candidates
    Don’t let the resumes and data of previous candidates collect dust in your desk drawer. Use them. Previous applicants can be turned into a talent gold mine. They know about your company and are interested in working for you. Contact them.
  9. Target Your Rivals’
    If you are in an industry where there is stiff competition, poaching for talent can help gain an edge. A recent study reveals that employees who are contracted to work for an organization that competes with a former employer come in with enhanced energy and motivation that translates to increased productivity.
  10. Use Paid internships
    Investing in paid internships will help you lure the brightest and most talented candidates available on the job market. Internships allow you test the waters and help you identify which of the interns suits your needs and wants.
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24 Nov 2017

DIGITAL ECONOMY

Digi-edge

A successful digital economy needs a thriving base of digital startups, but more importantly it needs established companies to become more digital. Research by the Confederation for British Industry (CBI) shows that poor technology adoption by businesses is at the heart of the UK’s productivity gap.

This isn’t about firms being leading-edge adopters of new technologies such as artificial intelligence or internet of things, it’s about investing more in well-proven, established technologies such as mobile, cloud and e-procurement.

Shockingly, the CBI’s report said that UK take-up of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) – two of the most basic, fundamental software building blocks for any modern organisation – is lower than it was in Denmark in 2009.

At the recent CBI conference, prime minister Theresa May challenged UK businesses to “embrace technological change”. In response, CBI director general Carolyn Fairbairn said government has a responsibility to “create the right backdrop for firms to invest”. Both are correct.

Outside of a relatively small number of innovative UK companies, there is an enduring technophobia that holds back British business and our digital economy. CEOs might have come to love their iPhones, but they are still reluctant to invest in the systems and skills needed to make their companies into digital exemplars. And post-Brexit, we really will need to be a country of digital exemplars.

The UK tax regime is still biased towards investment in goods and machinery – the heartland of a 20th century manufacturing base. There are fewer incentives to encourage spend on software and IT skills – the core of a 21st century digital world.

It will be great for Britain to be a global leader in tech startups. It will be even better for our global competitiveness if we can incentivise all businesses to become leaders in technology adoption.
What do you think about the Kenyan Digital economy is vision 2030 enough or what do you think the Kenyan techies needs to do?

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23 Nov 2017

PLANNING IS ONLY HALF OF THE BATTLE

Are You Ready ?

You’ve planned your day. The schedule is set. You’re ready to do this, right?
Not yet, according to Craig Jarrow, author of the blog, Time Management Ninja. You also need to PREPARE.
“Planning is good… knowing what you need to do is a great first step,” Jarrow says.
“Preparation is even better… it readies you to actually do your work.”
Think of planning as the first phase and preparation the second. Here are six tips Jarrow offers to help you with preparation:

  • Do it the night before.
    Preparing the night before allows you time to get everything organized and take care of any missing pieces. Waiting until the “day of” can lead to a last-minute scramble (ever scrambled to find a missing item on your way out the door?).
  • Do it well in advance whenever possible.
    This is especially important when preparing for a big event. Gather materials several days beforehand. Getting everything together early allows more time to remedy any unforeseen issues.
  • Do the (pre) work.
    Preparation is all about doing as much of the work as possible in advance. Read the materials, review the data, and practice the activity. When the time comes to do the work, you’ll be ready.
  • Save time.
    Don’t allow yourself to believe you don’t have time to prepare. Good preparation saves time by reducing errors and helping to prevent the need to re-do mistakes. It also shortens activities. For example, a well-prepared meeting takes less time to conduct.
  • Reduce stress.
    Being prepared means being confident. That means less for you to worry about, which reduces stress.
  • Make it a habit.
    Practice preparation part of your lifestyle, rather than just on occasion. You’ll reap the benefits every day.

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21 Nov 2017

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

Maintenance

Owning a website comes with certain responsibilities. You can’t just build it and forget it. Well you can, but regular website maintenance is a must if you want your site to be successful. Regular maintenance can:

  • Keep your site secure. Websites get hacked, and hacked sites lose visitors and traffic.
  • Prevent you from losing everything by keeping a regular backup schedule.
  • Prevent disgruntled users because something doesn’t work or you provided a broken link.
  • Keep regular visitors happy by giving them fresh, updated information and exciting news.

There are all kinds of things that need to be done when maintaining a website. Whether you decide to do these yourself or hire out the work, it still needs to be done.

Here’s a quick list to get you going on keeping your website humming:

Keep secure: monitor for malware, viruses, hackers, and errors

Hackers don’t usually announce themselves on the front page of your website. You could be infected and not even know that your site is being used to send spam emails or links to nefarious parts of the web. Setting up a regular monitoring service will ensure that if you do get infected or have site errors, you can fix them fast.

Keep a regular backup schedule

Backing up your site is something that should be done regularly, especially for those who update their site often. Things happen. Do not expect your web host to be keeping a scheduled backup for you. While they may be, it could be old, and not on track with your latest site updates. If the server crashes for some reason, or your site gets hacked, or you make some major mistake, your edits could be gone.

Keep updated: Software

Most websites are built on a content management system, which means it’s software that can potentially be exploited. We use WordPress for many reasons, but one is that it’s constantly being updated, improved, and made more secure. When WordPress releases a new version, it’s a must to update your site. Failing to do this leaves you vulnerable. Plugin
updates should be treated in the same way – all software updates are a form of protection.

Keep updated: Content

This isn’t strictly a maintenance issue, but we feel it’s so important to keep your site fresh and updated on the content front that we’re including it. A regular blogging or publishing schedule that pushes out relevant content will keep your returning visitors happy and engaged. The search engines will like you a whole lot more too. If there was one
piece of SEO advice we had to give it’s this: Publish relevant content, and publish it often.

There’s a few other tasks that we should mention too:

  • Check for broken links – nobody likes broken links. Nobody.
  • Check site speed. A fast site is a good site.
  • Track your site statistics. We set up Google Analytics on every site we build, but if you don’t check you don’t know.

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17 Nov 2017

DIGITAL ADDICTION

Alarming Statistics That Show Just How Addicted We Are To Mobile Devices.

October 17, 2017 by Anthony Ongaro

We’re using smartphones and other mobile devices more than ever before, and there is no shortage of evidence. Even anecdotally, just take a look at any place
where people have to wait: stop lights, bus stops, checkout lines, restaurants, and parks. There’s no sign that this trend is reversing, either—despite the fact that high
levels of screen time have been shown to have substantial negative effects.

  • The mere presence of your smartphone is reducing your cognitive capacity.
  • Over-dependence on smartphones leads to user stress and is correlated to psychological traits including loss of control, social interaction anxiety, and materialism.
  • There’s a strong link between the amount of time teens spend looking at screens and how sad they feel.

Along with that, who knows what issues we’ll see surface over the next decade as the technology we use is forced to become even more addictive in order to compete in today’s attention marketplace. There are some pretty alarming statistics that give you a good idea of where things are now, and where we’re headed.
Watch more about it on the link below;

https://youtu.be/Ml-IiKawB0k

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