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 preventable…

4 Industries Poised to Benefit from the Evolution of Robotics

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Love them or hate them, industrial robots are here to stay. While there are plenty of critics who are against the modern advancement and widespread adoption of robotic technology, these devices can be of great benefit to employees, business owners, and even mainstream consumers. In…

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 the largest…

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 most coveted characteristics. Professionalism has a…

Tips for Maximizing Productivity and Knocking Out Your To-Do Lists

Tips for Maximizing Productivity and Knocking Out Your To-Do Lists

To-do lists are supposed to be helpful, but if you’re doing all you can to keep your startup operating in a more sustainable way, the mere act of creating those aforementioned lists may seem like too much of a hassle. Fortunately, there are several…

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…

4 Simple Branding Trends From Successful Startups

As fall begins to set in, it becomes clear that 2015 is on its way out and a new year is ready to begin. That means that, as a brand, it’s time to gear up for what’s ahead, to focus forward and to begin…

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 analyses, expansion…

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 and…

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 stage,…

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 that…

Report Shows Biggest Risk to Tech Industry is the Rest of the Tech Industry

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Like all industries experiencing prolonged periods of intense competition fuelled by growth and the promise of profits, there is the ever-present danger of collapse. The tech industry is no exception. Amid concerns of rapid innovation driving priority employment trends, 95 percent of hiring managers…

Top 5 Safest Cities to Build Your Startup

Let’s stipulate two facts for the record: 1) you’re starting a new business, and 2) you’re flexible about where that business can be operated from. Obviously, this is a lot easier to consider if you’re going to have a web-based business. You would only…