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Northern Nevada Technology Opportunities for 2018

As we enter any new year it is always a good idea to reflect on the past year and make plans for the year ahead. Whether you own or manage a business, or are and student or employee, you should be focusing on opportunities that will get you to where you want to go, and in many cases technology is probably part of the roadmap.

Consumer Electronics Show 2018

CES, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show, kicked off its annual conference this week in Las Vegas to much anticipation and eagerly waiting droves of industry geeks and technology fans. For the uninitiated, CES is an annual assembly of over 4,000 manufacturers, start-ups and tech giants that descend on Las Vegas each year to show case the latest technologies that will be introduced to market.

Business Processes

Northern Nevada’s business environment is growing and the New Year holds many opportunities for small and large businesses alike. Making the most of these opportunities, however, may prove challenging without the foresight to gauge whether your business has too much work or too few employees and resources.

Tech Gifts for 2017

Here we are again with another year passed and another holiday season coming up and leaving you scratching your head about what to buy that family member who embraces technology. It’s not always easy when your passions differ from those raised in the digital age, so we are here to provide some guidance on some interesting ideas for the tech lover in your life.

Survey Processes – Keep it Simple

Employers and employees alike enjoy knowing when they have done a good job. One of the best ways to gauge your customer’s satisfaction is through customer feedback questionnaires. However, not all questionnaires are created equally and the method in which you survey clients can have a large impact on the percentage of completed questionnaires you receive.

Net Neutrality

In the next few weeks the FCC will vote on continued existence of Net Neutrality, the principle that all internet traffic should be treated equally with respect to access and transport speeds. A vote against it could create a situation where consumers might be taken advantage of by internet bandwidth carriers based on the type of websites and webservices they access.

The Exponential Impact of Quantum Computing

As we navigate our way through the information age and into the next iteration of wherever it is that technology takes us, we often wonder what technological advancement will move us beyond the limitations of binary computing. For years the function of computing and data processing has been performed in binary which most people are familiar with, but what is the next leap? The Quantum leap?

In what can be described as a technological arms race of sorts, are a number of companies investing deeply into developing the first quantum computer.

Sales and Service – Finding a Balance

Running a professional services company requires vigilant attention to your customer base and the ability to balance onboarding of new customers while ensuring there is no regression of your services to existing customers. Bringing on new business can be a stress on your team while they work to support existing clients and thoughtfully incorporate new customers into your service model.

Managing Vendor Relationships

Throughout my years in Information Technology and technical sales I've had a love-hate relationship with vendors; mostly hate. However, as I've come-up the power of leveraging vendors has helped transform our business for the better. Companies who value and cultivate their vendor relationships are better positioned to expand their marketing efforts, stretch dollars and differentiate from the competition.