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7 Freakish Tales From the IoT of the Bizarre!

Posted by West McDonald on Jun 9, 2015 10:28:15 AM

The IoT (Internet of Things) has been getting a lot of press lately as more and more things find themselves getting connected.  There are a lot of things you’d expect to be connected to the IoT such as printers, MFDs,  thermostats (think Nest), smartphones and computers but there are also a host of bizarre and unusual items you wouldn’t expect.  Print Audithas scoured the IoT and compiled this list of 7 bizarre connected oddities for your consideration:

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Topics: 24eight, Bigbelly, bizarre, business, Christmas Tree, cows, diapers, farmers, Instructables, internet, iPavement, IT, marketing, Oral B, print audit, silent herdsman, Smartphone, Technology, technology, toothbrush, weird

Conducting a Killer Planning Session: Part 2

Posted by John MacInnes on Mar 26, 2015 2:39:32 PM
concept businessman undecided to push art or stop button
 

Getting motivated to write is tough.  It has been months since I started this series and I have started, put off, continued and started again.  I have had the best luck writing these on a plane which is where I am now – flying from Nashville through Toronto back to Calgary.

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Topics: BHAG, business, business strategy, Business Tips, gazelles, marketing, office, Office Equipment Dealers, one page, plan, Rockefeller Habits, sales, selling, Service, strategic, strategy, success, team, team building, tips, weaknesses

Artificial Intelligence & the Office of the Not-So-Distant Future

Posted by West McDonald on Feb 18, 2015 8:33:43 AM
Technology
On October 28th of 2013, a company called Vicarious passed the first Turing test.  “Huh?”, you might be wondering. In a nutshell, it means that a computer fooled a human being into thinking it was another human being.  For those not familiar with Artificial Intelligence, or “AI”, that is a very, very big deal.  It is a “humans realizing the earth is round” kind of a big deal. 

Because a very convincing computer fooled somebody into thinking it was “thinking”, everything you know is going to change, including the day to day activities in the humble office.  Here are a list of some AI applications coming to an office near you:

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Topics: business, business strategy, Business Tips, managed print, Managed Print Services, marketing, MPS, new business, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, strategy, success, Technology, technology

5 Steps to Becoming an MPS/MS Superstar – Step 1: Prospecting

Posted by Laurie Weed on Jan 15, 2015 11:51:26 AM
BusinessExcercise
Referring to my blog on October 30, 2014, “5 Steps to Becoming an MPS Superstar” I shared the five steps in a selling cycle that we all use to sell almost any product or service.  The names of the sales steps could be changed but the activity remains the same. 

What

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Topics: assessment, business, business strategy, Business Tips, cold calling, managed print, Managed Print Services, marketing, MPS, office, Office Equipment Dealers, print audit, print management, print tracking, printers, printing, sales, sales cycle, selling, Social, strategy, success, tips

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