From text messaging and touchscreens to Siri and tablets—the past decade of the technological revolution has rocked our world. But for Generation Z, the cohort of kids born from 1995 to 2009, these advancements are less of a revolution and more a pedestrian progression. These individuals—the oldest of which are turning 19 and starting to impact the economy—have never known a time before the Internet.
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Octane Results: Technology
By James Wong, an EO Seattle member and the co-founder and CEO of Avidian Technologies
Understanding and turning search engine optimization (SEO) into a competitive advantage is critical for all organizations, especially those eager to outpace their competition using technology. In today’s digital world, being found by major search engines can be the difference between success and failure. Here are five tips that will put the power of SEO to work for you, increasing your Web site traffic and providing you with a key advantage over your competitors.
1. Develop good, high-quality content Before you pull visitors into your site through SEO, you should first have a foundation of first-rate content that has relevant benefits to your visitors. Implementing SEO practices before making your site a useful stop for consumers means they will likely leave just as quickly as they came.
By J.J. Rosen, an EO Nashville member and CEO of Atiba
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by your inbox, read on.
According to the Harvard Business Review, the average worker is sent more than 11,500 emails a year. Reading, replying to and prioritizing thousands of messages that accumulate year after year is challenging for even the most organized among us. Between email, voicemail, social media, texts, phone calls, video conferencing and instant messaging, modern communication is super immediate and super voluminous, but not always super efficient.
By Emily Green, an Overdrive contributor
More than “Just Do It,” the most iconic phrase of the early 21st century will be “there’s an app for that.” Each week, more apps are created to make our lives easier, make our daily tasks more interesting, and make our rooms smell like bacon. However, bacon alone will not create a stable (or healthy) work-life balance, so you’re going to have to skip Oscar Mayer’s app for now and try these four apps to make the best use of your time.
By Jeremy Quittner, a staff writer for Inc. magazine and Inc.com
It’s not particularly sexy or even nice to look at, but lots of you still use Windows XP, because it’s stable and it still works pretty well.
But April is the cruelest month, as they say, and you can expect problems to ensue, when Microsoft is expected to cease supporting the nearly 20-year-old operating system. If you plan to work on Windows, you’ll either have to upgrade to versions 7 or 8, or just hope for the best if you decide to ignore the warnings and stick with XP.