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Most Popular Articles So Far in 2016

Most Popular Articles So Far in 2016

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve reached the halfway point already for 2016.  We’ve been writing new content weekly for you and have compiled a list of the top ten articles with the most views so far in 2016.  This is a great way for us to take a look back and get a great idea of what are readers are interested in. Take a look back and catch up on any great articles you may have missed.

Top 10 articles:

Agile Development is Dead: A Hybrid is Born

​Word is that Agile Development is dead.  People have been saying this for quite some time now and I have to say –I agree.  Agile Development, in its purest form that is, is dead.  It did have a long and productive life. Because of this, I think it’s necessary to reflect back on Agile Development and realize that, even though its purest form is dead, there is room for evolution.

Content Marketing: The Secret to Creating Great Content

Content marketing is huge; there is no question about that. But, where are content marketers getting all of this winning content? How do they know what content will be a hit and what will be a miss?  What is the big secret to creating great content?

How Hiring a Consultant Can Help Increase Productivity

​People hire consultants for a whole range of things when it comes to their businesses.  Most people are a little hesitant to jump into a consulting relationship and, because of this, they don’t always see the long term benefits that they might be missing out on.  If you’re looking to increase your productivity, hiring a consultant can help with that in a number of ways.  Whether you’re starting a new company or growing your existing business, the point is that hiring the right consultant can be a valuable way for your small business use specialized knowledge to increase productivity.

The Next Revolution in AI: How it Impacts You

​We’ve talked a little about how the AI in our existing devices works and how it needs to improve moving forward in order to better assist us.  What is the next big move in AI though?  Well, many think it will be an artificial intelligence living right in your ear.  In fact, it seems that in-ear assistants similar to the one featured in the movie Her aren't science fiction at all; but rather an imminent reality.  There are obviously a million different implications if this fully comes to fruition.  But, specifically, what does this mean to you as a business person? How will this impact your working world?

Brazil: A Threatened Digital Generation Fights for the Open Web

​If you’ve been paying attention in the social media and tech world over the last few weeks, you may have heard that there is some conflict in Brazil.  Recently, a Brazilian judge shut down WhatsApp and it’s looking more and more like Brazil’s congress wants to shut down the social web next.  Currently, WhatsApp is the single most used app in Brazil, with about 93 million users, or 93% of the country’s internet population.  The court-ordered 48 hour blackout across Brazil was instated as a result of the app refusing to turn over data in an investigation

Personality is the New UX

​Have you heard of “conversationalist interfaces” yet? They are interfaces that use a text message like window so users can actually ask for what they want.  Think Siri.  When your interface is actually connecting with users, you want to provide a user experience to accompany that.  Users aren’t looking to talk to a robot.  When you’re showing a very few short lines of text at a time, you have to find a way to incorporate a positive user experience for the user.

CES 2016

We’re only one day into Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 and there are already more than enough great products to write home about.  You can take a look back at some show stoppers that we covered last year: HERE. Let’s dive into CES 2016 and share some of our favorites so far this year.

Biggest Online Marketing Misconceptions

​Social media marketing, content marketing, and any sort of online marketing in general.  What do all of these things have in common? Anyone can do them, right? Well, in theory yes.  In reality, not so much.  The problem is that people jump headfirst into marketing online for their businesses and fall into the trap of some common and unfortunate misconceptions.

How to “Manage Up” as a Consultant

When working as a consultant, there are sometimes instances where you have a new boss that comes onto a project that you’re working on.  This gives an interesting twist to the job because, although you’re not a permanent employee of the company, you’ve actually been working on the project for longer than the new boss has been on the job.  So, how do you handle the new leadership style without letting it get in the way of your consultant process?

The Next 5 Years: Cable TV to Disappear & People Driving in Drones

​Let’s think about how different the world was just five short years ago.  Now picture the world in the next five years.  What will disappear? What innovations and businesses will take off? There could be something introduced in the next five years that’s as familiar to you as Facebook is right now, and you just don’t know it yet.

Anything else you’d like us to write about? Which was your favorite? We’d love your feedback –comment below!

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Breanne Sagen is a sales associate at J&S Tech Designs, LLC a business consulting organization that specializes in providing software and website design, development, and management expertise to organizations. She deals with social media management, social media marketing, blog writing, content writing, as well as editing and other miscellaneous tasks. She is also sales associate at Sprocket Websites, Inc. a Website design and development organization that focuses their efforts on providing custom solutions as a systems integrator utilizing the DotNetNuke content management system platform. Here she deals also with social media management, blog writing and editing, newsletter publishing, and other tasks.

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