Digital and mobile tech at work is still not being used to full advantage

Just a third of businesses are using mobile technologies for their administration tasks, and as organisations struggle to digitise, many employees admit to finding pen and paper simpler to use. The vast majority (91 percent) of workers still prefer to use a desktop or laptop for administrative tasks, according to …

Shakespeare, steampunk and our immersion in tech soup

Technology is always remarkable in its own time, indistinguishable from magic for an increasingly fleeting moment before the stardust fades and it becomes mundane, subverted by our unintended uses, its own unintended consequences and the very way it inveigles itself into the background of our existence, blurring identities, changing the …

4 quick tips for successful employee onboarding — even on a budget

Average U.S. employers spend about $4,000 and 24 days to hire a new employee, according to Glassdoor. And that’s just for acquisition! Then there are the costs and resources involved in onboarding an employee. For example, it’s estimated that for a mid-level engineer making $110,000 per year, employee onboarding costs tally …

How Commercial Landscaping Can Change the Face of Your Business

Business owners everywhere go to great lengths to ensure that their storefront looks pristine, their interior is well designed, and their lighting is perfectly placed. After all, proper presentation can make the difference between a successful and struggling retail business. Yet, many business owners fail to realize that effective landscaping …

Create an Offline-first React Native App Using WatermelonDB

React Native has different database storage mechanisms for different mobile app purposes. Simple structures — such as user settings, app settings, and other key-value pair data — can be handled easily using async storage or secure storage. Other applications — such as Twitter clones — fetch data from the server …

Mission statement vs. vision statement — What’s the difference?

It’s widely agreed that mission and vision statements are both important parts of an overall company strategy. However, there can be some confusion about when to use a mission statement vs. a vision statement. Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, there is a significant difference between them. A …