How to Keep the Cloud Cost-effective?

Do you want to enjoy the benefits of the Cloud, without having to face a staggering bill at the end of the month? Here are five tips to help you keep the Cloud cost-effective and enjoy its benefits.

As the owner of a business, it is important to keep yourself aware of the hidden costs associated with the Cloud and the steps you can take to bring those costs down. Have you felt that the cost you paid for at the beginning, has added up two or three times more than its worth? Here is how you can pay the right price for the services you receive, without have to spend more.

  1. Do not opt for standalones

    Cloud services come along in different shapes and sizes, of which you can find standalones that contribute to the increase in cost. When hunting for a service provider, choose one that offers a suite of products that function together. This will be less expensive than a group of standalone products. Ask the service provider to give you a single point of contact who can effectively resolve issues within a fast turnaround time.

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5 Expert Tips for Outsourcing Business Translation

Here are some helpful tips to help your enterprise achieve the best results when outsourcing business translation services.

Are you new to translation? Then it is time for some quick tips. If you want to get the best out of your translation, make sure to carefully plan your translation project in advance, so that you can achieve the best results. Let’s find out how to achieve optimum results for your business translation:

Here are some ways that web analytics can be used to help you grow your business.

  1. Find a translation service provider well in advance

    As with any business transaction, leaving things till the last second can bring out an increase in stress and cost, with lower quality of work. Take some time out to search for the best translation service provider, by reading reviews, asking for samples, viewing their track record and taking recommendations from your peers. This way, when you begin your business translation project, you will readily have a service provider in place that you are confident to work with.

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How Web Analytics Can Help Your Business in Four Ways

Do you want to find out what is exactly happening on your website? Here is how web analytics can help your business in four unique ways.

Do you want to increase your online customer base? Are you working hard to develop a website that will attract more customers and answer their problems? Even if you have put in all these efforts, how do you know that your website is working? If it is meeting the objectives you have set? Or if you have connected with your customers? You can either guess or use Web Analytics to help you figure out what is exactly happening on your website.

Here are some ways that web analytics can be used to help you grow your business.

  1. Get a better understanding of your keywords

    Web analytics can tell you the exact words and phrases that are driving people to your site. Not only will you be able to search your organic search traffic to find out which phrases are most powerful, but you can find out the rate at which people search for a term and how searchers are looking for a particular keyword on your site. Web analytics can show you how many pages users are looking for, the looks per visit, the time spent on a page and if the search term is culminating in a conversion. Armed with such details, you can use it as a cross-reference with other data and make important tweaks to your site.

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How to Avoid Bad Transcript?

Outsourced audio files for transcription and received poor transcripts, with several errors? If yes, here are three practical steps that you can use to avoid a bad transcript.

Have you ever watched a movie with bad subtitles and wondered what went wrong? Poorly written transcripts can bring down your brand identify and destroy the image of your enterprise. The first step towards quality transcripts is to find a company that has the right skills, equipment and know-how about transcribing. Once you have found a suitable service provider you can use these three simple ways to avoid bad transcriptions.

  1. Request for samples

    Before you sign up with a service provider, ask for samples of their work. With a transcript of a short audio clip, you will be able to judge if the company does a good job at transcribing. The next thing to check is the process that the company follows? Do they follow multiple rounds of review, where the transcript is reviewed by trained transcribers at different stages? This is an important step, as it can ensure fewer errors. You can also ask the service provider to provide you with a list of all the tools that they are utilize for transcription. Using the latest transcription tools and technology can give you 99.9% accurate transcripts.

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3 Pitfalls of Machine Translation

Have you been using Google Translate to translate your business content? Find out about the three pitfalls of using machine translation and why professional translation services is an absolute must if you want to reach out to your customers.

You know that professional translation services can give you superior results, but you still go ahead with the convenience of Google Translate. Although Google has taken giant strides in the quality of its translation, it most certainly comes with flaws.

If you only require a general idea of what something is about, Google Translate is fine, but if your translation requires any level of sophistication, like convincing someone to buy your services or describing the specifics of a product, you will definitely require more than a machine to do the job well. What you will need is a professional human translator along with top-notch translation tools to achieve your business goals.

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9 Unique Ways to Use Telemarketing

Telemarketing can help you expand your mid or large size business by developing your customer base with impressive results and reduced costs. Read about the 9 unique ways to use telemarketing for your company.

Contrary to popular belief, telemarketing is not only limited to cold calling sales activities. The truth is that telemarketing can be used to turn several opportunities into business. Here are nine unique ways in which telemarketing can be used.

  1. Appointment setting

    As you know, the most effective way to close a sales deal is to sit down with a prospective customer in a face-to-face meeting. Telemarketers can be used to set appointments in a cost-effective manner. This can bring in new business for your company.

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How to Identify a New Market in 5 Easy Steps

Is your small or midsize business looking out for a new market to sell your products/services? If yes, what you need is market research from an expert who can evaluate your sales and customer data. Once that is done, all you need to do is follow these easy steps to identify a new market and start selling your services/products to a new audience. Let’s have a look at the steps:

  1. Meticulous evaluation of sales and customer data

    Use your customer relationship management system (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) to run reports on who are currently buying your products, along with their location. If need be, this information can be calculated manually with the help of a spreadsheet to extract and sort out the data. This will give you a clear picture as to why these specific customers are particularly attracted to your products/services. If you are able to find a pattern, you will be able to find new target audiences to which you can apply a similar pattern.

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Why Use 3D Product Animation?

3D product animation is the creation of a photorealistic animation that can visually showcase the assembly, configuration and inner-workings of a product, through an animation video. Read this blog post to find why you need to use 3D product animation for your products.

Do you want to transform your sketches into a flawless design and delight your customers with a visual treat? If yes, then it’s time to try out 3D product animation. If you have a new or unique product to market, 3D product animation is just right for you. Not only can it showcase your mechanical products to customers by using the latest technology, it can also give your products a creative touch.

3D product animation is the creation of a photorealistic animation that can visually showcase the assembly, configuration and inner-workings of a product, through an animation video. An animated product design or an animation can bring the operation, efficiency and appearance of your product to the forefront. The animation will be used to showcase the features of your product or design. 3D product animation has the power to elaborately illustrate the product more than what a live video or text content can do.

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Why Choose Outsourcing Over In-House Bookkeeping?

Is your business constantly under time and cost constraints? Are you left with no time and energy to focus on core business areas? This is the case of most mid-size businesses when they experience changes in growth. Getting assistance with a mundane and daily chore like bookkeeping can help you channel your precious time into growing your business.

You can choose to hire an in-house team of bookkeepers or outsourcing. Out of the two, the most benefits can be leveraged through outsourcing bookkeeping. Recent research has shown that 30-40% of businesses are choosing to outsource bookkeeping over getting their bookkeeping done in-house, primarily because of the assured benefits.

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5 Ways your Business Can Benefit from Outsourcing Data Mining

Data mining can help you make informed decisions, get better insights on your research, identify fraud, improve risk management and enhance customer relationships. Read this blog post to find out the five ways your business can benefit from data mining.

Data mining can help you make informed decisions, get better insights on your research, identify fraud, improve risk management, enhance customer relationships, ensure better quality of work and help you keep up with the latest trends in the industry.

However, data mining is a difficult and time-consuming process of sifting through large chunks of data to select relevant data items from redundant and erroneous data. This process is not only cumbersome, but also complex and will require an in-house team of experts. Instead of investing on an in-house team of data mining executives, you can consider outsourcing.

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