Why Print Matters in 2019

What is the role of print media in the digital age? Does it even matter in today’s Internet-centric world? Surprisingly, yes, it does.

Print matters in the digital age and even more in some cases it remains the number one channel for connecting with your customers and transmitting your marketing messages in the right and the most effective way. This might sound bizarre, but it is a fact.

Well, it is true that the Internet has greatly changed the world and our lives. But it did not change everything. Life outside the Internet still exists (yet) and it is real. It is happening now, as you read this text.

People still enjoy interacting with traditional mediums including print. Newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other types of traditional media are still around, and they still reach customers. Print works and out-competes digital when it comes to emotions, feelings, and visuals.

How? This data-rich infographic explains everything in detail.

An infographic by Cash4Toners.

Latest Trends in Mobile Messaging and Archiving in Workplace

In heavily regulated industries such as financial services and the government sector, it is a paramount compliance requirement to capture mobile SMS, record voice calls, and all other types of mobile communications. Such level of standard is strictly mandated through several sets of laws and regulations, primarily since mobile messaging has now replaced traditional forms of communication in the modern workplace.

With the prevalence of smartphones in the corporate setting, the rampant use of mobile texting, voice calling, and instant messaging among employees soon followed. Today, more and more organizations across the industry spectrum have embraced the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend to empower their employees with mobility they need to fulfill their roles.

With BYOD and mobile messaging, companies can achieve better collaboration between employees, more efficient internal communication, and ultimately, higher operational efficiency and improved workforce morale.

However, just as fast mobile technology advances these days, the regulations surrounding their usage in the business setting have evolved as well. In the U.S. financial sector, for instance, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (OCIE) has recently released a risk alert encouraging financial advisers to review their risks, practices, policies, and procedures regarding electronic messaging. The risk alert also advised companies to improve their compliance programs that would help them comply with applicable regulatory requirements.

The same level of attention to compliant mobile messaging can also be seen in the government sector. In 2015, the Washington Supreme Court affirmed the decision of lower courts that “text messages sent and received by a public employee in the employee’s official capacity are public records of the employer, even if the employee uses a private cell phone.”

To meet the electronic messages archiving requirements, it is essential for organizations to be updated with how the modern workforce use mobile messaging, determine how their compliance efforts are adapting with the changing mobile behavior of employees, and implement an enterprise-grade mobile archiving solution that can capture and record mobile
messages of their employees in real-time.

To help you navigate the latest trends in mobile messaging and archiving in the workplace, take a look at this detailed infographic by TeleMessage.

An infographic by TeleMessage.

Top 5 Worries That Keep Business Owners Up At Night

From taxes to cash flow issues, staff and skills shortages, keeping up with technology and maintaining a work-life balance, being a business owner is not easy.

Did you know that over half of small business leaders routinely suffer from sleep deprivation?

This article from business energy broker Smarter Business explores the top 5 worries that keep business owners up at night, and what they can do about them.

As one of the UK’s leading independent consultancies, Smarter Business aims to save stressed business owners time and money. The company’s goal is to help businesses secure the most comprehensive savings solutions – from utilities contract management and procurement to business loans and facilities maintenance.

With expert advice and lower prices on essential business services, business owners are left to focus on the core activities that make their business more productive and profitable.

Are you a business owner? Here’s what you can do about those things that you may be losing sleep over…

An infographic by Smarter Business.

Debunking 5 Myths About Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing is booming again in North America. Yet despite this resurgence, many businesses are struggling with a new issue: they are unable to find enough workers to fill positions. Indeed, it is predicted that over 3.5 million will go unfilled over the next decade. That’s a huge gap that needs plugging immediately. That’s why we wanted to create this infographic. To show manufacturer jobs in a more positive light than might other be case.

The target of our infographic was the millennial generation and we made this infographic especially targeted towards them. They have an especially negative image and that’s what we are trying to change. George Brown College’s Robotics Training Program offers online, self-paced learning programs. Hopefully, together we can close this gap.

An infographic by Online Robotics.

Commercial Leases: Essential Questions for a Prospective Tenant #infographic

A commercial lease – defined by Business Dictionary as an “agreement between a landlord and a business outlining terms and conditions of property rental” – can be an extremely onerous contract and expert legal advice is essential from the negotiation stage through the point of signing the original lease and related documents.

Renting commercial space is a big responsibility for your business, as its success or failure can be determined partly by certain terms of the lease. It can come in three main forms: full-service leases, net leases, and modified gross leases. Identifying, negotiating, and signing a commercial lease is a long process, and it is essential that you have a clear and ample understanding of it.

As a prospective tenant, it is imperative that you are armed with the right questions that you should ask before you fully commit to a lease. Here are the questions that you should be asking, according to this infographic by Amorys Solicitors:

An infographic by Amorys Solicitors.