5 steps to measure and improve your holiday eCommerce strategy

In eCommerce, preparation is key to get ahead and capitalize on the increased demand that most companies experience during the holidays. The holiday season is typically defined as the last 61 days of the year covering the months of November and December. In this small window, some industries can see …

The best smart cities focus on people rather than technology

Cities are fast becoming “smart”, and the impact on people’s lives can be immense. Singapore’s smart traffic cameras restrict traffic depending on volume, and ease the commute of thousands of passengers every day. In Kaunas, Lithuania, the cost of parking is automatically deducted from the bank accounts of drivers when they park their cars. …

5 Top Development Tools that Will Help You Do More in Less Time

This article was created in partnership with BAWMedia. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. A web developer’s life is often a rewarding one. But having your superior breathing down your neck might be not that encouraging. This is especially if he is demanding you to do …

The Ghost Nebula glows in new photo just in time for a spooky Halloween

Nearly 550 light-years away lies the Ghost Nebula, which haunts the constellation Cassiopeia like a shadow.  Named after a vain queen in Greek Mythology, the constellation Cassiopeia forms a highly-recognizable ‘W’ in the sky, with gigantic star Gamma Cassiopeiae marking the central point. Radiation from the nearby Gamma Cassiopeiae is …

Small Businesses Still Love Checks: 5 Reasons They Should Stop Sending Them in the Mail

Writing checks has been an integral part of running a small business for well over a century – as essential to an entrepreneur’s operations as turning on the lights or balancing the cash drawer. And for most of that history, hearing “the check is in the mail” was like a …

Wellbeing challenge known to firms, but they need to up their game

A new white paper from Aon argues that while the vast majority of employers are aware of a range of wellbeing issues, they often don’t act in appropriate ways to address poor health behaviours and chronic medical conditions. The white paper Prevention Is Better Than Cure (registration) claims that 95 …

Women still face broken rungs on the career ladder

More women than ever before occupy senior executive positions, but true gender parity hasn’t yet been reached and women continue to face unique challenges in their careers according to the latest Women in the Workplace Report from LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company. This year’s study—which is based on data and insights from …

Working mums call for more flexible work options

Women are a key part of a growing contingent workforce of freelancers, consultants and part-timers. Despite numerous government policies to attract more mothers back into the workplace, retention is still a significant struggle. Several data collected indicates working mums who return part-time, combining professional careers with raising a family, are …

Cryptocurrency Regulation in 2018: Where the World Stands Right Now

If 2017 marked the year of initial coin offerings, 2018 is the era of cryptocurrency regulations. As the world comes to an understanding of how to treat bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, some nations are cautious while others are welcoming or even antagonistic. From the US to Canada and Latin America: …