Kayla Matthews is a tech productivity blogger who writes for MakeUseOf and The Gadget Flow. Follow Kayla on Google+ and Twitter, or read her latest posts on her blog, Productivity Bytes.

 

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How Big Data Is Making Healthcare More Hygienic

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a serious threat to patients that can lead to extended stays in the hospital, expensive treatments or death. Patients can receive an HAI during a procedure or while using a medical device, yet in many cases these infections are …

5 Common Mistakes Startups Make When Growing Too Quickly

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Launching a successful startup is the dream of nearly every entrepreneur. While it can be easy to get caught up in the flow of ideas, the development of your brand, and even the plans for expansion, startups need to make sure you don’t overlook the fundamentals…

4 Industries with Unique Tech Challenges

Technology has seen rapid improvements over the past fifteen years, making life easier for all of us. Fifteen years ago, who would have thought you could watch an NFL game live on your phone, or use Amazon to have groceries delivered within an hour? New…

What Millennial Job Candidates Want From Tech Startups

In a technology driven world, employees that are comfortable and efficient with technology are ideal candidates for hiring. Millennials, the generation that grew up with technology, have proven to be the most “in touch” with that aspect. In addition, millennials have become …

6 Ways to Make Your Startup More Professional

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Professionalism is a great characteristic for any business to exude, especially for relatively unknown startups. Without recognition or evident success in early stages, prospective clients don’t have much to go on beyond personal evaluation, where professionalism is among the …

How Should You Be Thinking About Affiliate Partnerships?

Small businesses and startups are being launched at an incredible rate in the U.S. They represent more than 99 percent of employers nationwide, and over one-third of the country’s GDP. They may start small, but it’s clear that together, they make up a lot…

5 Startup-Friendly Subcultures in the U.S. Right Now

To niche or not to niche, that is the question. If Shakespeare’s Hamlet would get involved in a startup business, he would brood on that question as opposed to one about his existential existence. You may be ready to become your own boss. You’ve…

Should you design your app for multiple devices?

FiftyThree’s Paper app was crowned by Apple as the “iPad App of the Year” back in 2012. That award was well-deserved: The app was one of the most attractive, easy-to-use, and robust applications available at the time. Instead of moving to a new project,…

4 Data Visualizations For Your Startup’s Move

According to Geoffrey Ives of Map Business Online, visualizations are the brain’s most effective way of understanding a situation quickly and clearly. And he would know – his team works day in and day out to help organizations create visual representations of market …

5 Necessary Tools to Tell Your Startup Story

Storytelling marketing is not a new concept, but it has attracted a lot of attention recently. Businesses have started to realize an authentic story with a genuine voice can give them a competitive edge unlike any marketing pitch in the books. Customers are getting smarter …

How to Optimize Your Sales Funnel

A perfect sales funnel is the dream of every business. Actually building that perfect process, however, takes a lot of work, constant testing and regular monitoring in order to ensure that visitors are converted into customers. Some companies, especially startups in the early …

This Big Data Analytics Engine Could Help Your Business

MariaDB is rolling out a new storage engine named ColumnStore for massively parallel distributed query execution and big data loading. They claim the engine will support a variety of use-cases, including algorithmic analytics and real-time batch. If you have no idea what any of …

3 Simple Growth Hacks to Save Your Startup Money

Frugality is a good thing, whether your startup is in the earliest stages or your small business has already achieved success. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to save money without impacting your product or services. Consider these three frugal hacks. 1. Buy…