One of the biggest changes in the business world over the past few decades has been the move towards a digital environment. Today, the business world is in actuality a digital world. Many things that are done today regarding business are handled in a digital manner. One of the biggest aspects of this digital world is the internet. Technology innovations have continued to be introduced at a rapid rate, but the internet has been at the center of the major changes made in the business world over the past few decades.
While technology innovations have occurred in many areas, the internet has been a central source for the use of many technology innovations either directly or indirectly. The internet as a central hub of technology use has made the internet an almost life like digital world where people go on a regular basis. Millions of people use the internet on a daily basis both for personal and professional reasons.
As more and more uses of the internet have evolved over the years, the business world has made the internet a primary resource to communicate with customers, potential customers, and companies. The technology innovations concerning the internet are evident through the noticeable changes made regarding the websites used by companies. The websites utilized by companies today are significantly better in every way compared to websites used by companies a decade ago.
Understanding the possibilities of the digital world is a huge part of many business owners’ goals regarding future business endeavors. One of the business professionals who is helping people achieve their digital business dreams is Mike Baur. As one of the partners who started the company the Swiss Startup Factory, Mike Baur is a vital part of the services provided by the Swiss Startup Factory, which provides services for people who want to start digital companies. The Swiss Startup Factory offers a three month program designed to help mentor and coach digital entrepreneurs.
Mike Baur brings over 20 years of business experience to the Swiss Startup Factory. As a private banking executive, Mike Baur moved up the ladder in the industry to reach a high level of responsibility. He uses the knowledge acquired through his years of working in the banking industry to help him make the Swiss Startup Factory one of the best privately owned companies in Switzerland.
The Inspiration of Co-Working Spaces
There’s a new trend in the world today that’s all about sharing. We have ride-sharing though Uber and Lyft and we also are seeing a growing trend towards shared work spaces. The shared workspace often works through memberships, in which a freelance worker or a team of workers pay a set amount every month that enables them to use an office space that is shared with other workers. This setup can be great for workers financially, as it gives them a “neutral” workspace away from home without having the cost of signing a lease and furnishing a space. Yet a new study is also showing that there is even more benefit to this concept than previously known.
Working and Thriving
Researchers are now finding that workers who share a space report their feeling of “thriving” to be higher than average, at about a 6 or 7 on a ten point scale of measurement. The big question is why.
One of the big bonuses in the shared work environment seems to be that workers there have a feeling that their work is meaningful to them. In this kind of shared space, a person working on their own project is not in any kind of competition with the other people in the space. This alleviates work stress and can also give the worker more pride in their own individual work.
Co-working spaces also offer opportunities for workers to lend a hand to others in their space, which also promotes pride and good feeling. Over 1700 co-working spaces in the US have signed an online document called the “Co-working Manifesto,” which outlines a mission of being part of a supportive work environment.
One of the places currently seeing success as a co-working space is Workville in New York. Workville offers to rent Manhattan offices for the community located near Times Square in New York City. It offers a clean, bright “sun-drenched” workspace that is available in various tiers, at various prices.
Workville is really catching on for motivated freelance workers in New York. It offers three work terraces, a coffee bar, and a place to work hard at the hours the worker sets. All of this is available at a working person’s price level and budget.
There’s no doubt the shared community idea is catching on, with a mission to help people work and get along beautifully in the process.
As originally published by NASDAQ, image recognition platform Slyce Inc. recently announced a signed contract with a leading footwear and accessories outlet retailer. Shoe Carnival is headquartered in Evansville, IN, and operates 400 stores in 34 states and Puerto Rico. Slyce will generate revenue from the integration through software licensing and per search fees.
The Slyce mobile visual platform 3D technology enables visitors to their product line to snap a picture of any item, either in the real-world, or from magazine pages, and be presented with exact or closest match from their extensive catalog which can then be purchased with just a few taps. Shoe Carnival offers outstanding footwear, wallets, purses and care-related items not just for men and women but for the entire family. Shoe Carnival’s original owner, J. Wayne Weaver now serves as Board Chairman. Mark Elfenbein, President and CEO at Slyce said that even though Shoe Carnival, is smaller in scale to Slyce partner such as Home Depot, for example, is still very significant in size.
Slyce, Toronto-based visual search technology was launched in February 2013. Slyce’s Universal Scanner is a straight-forward solution seamlessly handles barcodes, coupons, QR codes, and any real world image. It uses the most accurate image recognition technology by snapping or scanning an item to receive an instant or exact match.
With the Slyce application, you can define the exact attributes, like color, pattern, style, unique features), which in turn then will show up with similar products from the shopping catalog. The picture could be taken from a print catalog, magazine ads and on billboards. It also works online; for example, matching a photo of an item on Pinterest. Slyce and visual search technology have proven to be so innovative for sales that companies are joining with Slyce in order to increase sales. The smartphone and tablet app makes it easy for snapping images with the application and any consumer can take advantage of the visual search technology.