Author Archives: Ramon Ray

Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com . Editor and Founder, Smart Hustle Magazine Full bio at http://www.ramonray.com . Check him out on Google Plus, Twitter or Facebook

Vistaprint Report Says Many Consumers Will Shop More Small Businesses in 2018

While big retailers have their role in the economy, it’s the very small business owners who are endeared by consumers. A Vista Print report says – More than three-quarters of U.S. consumers say that shopping at or using a small business is important to them, with the impact these businesses have on the local community […]

Kensington Announces Ultimate Presenter with Virtual Pointer

I speak around the world and I always carry my “presentation clicker” with me. It advances my slides. Kensington has announced a new pointer which, using software, enables where you point to be seen not only on “your screen” but on any other screen your computer is displaying too – including remote viewers. Their press […]

Zoho Enables Real Time Messaging with Cliq

Real-time communication and collaboration is essential for businesses who want and need to keep in touch with a fast-changing marketplace and customer demands. Zoho recently launched Cliq to provide a solution to its customers. Their press release reads, “Today Zoho unveiled Cliq, chat software that blends instant messaging with video, audio, and group conferencing to create a […]

How Leaders Can Build a More Collaborative and Productive Virtual Team

Virtual teams, or flexible work, is one of the biggest drivers of transformation in the workplace according to a forecast of employment trends by the World Economic Forum. Because of this, today’s leaders will need to figure out how to most effectively manage their remote teams to ensure that the level of productivity and collaboration within the […]

How to Create an Effective and Cohesive Online and Offline Marketing Strategy

It is undeniable that the internet has changed everything about how businesses operate. Take for example marketing. Once upon a time, the only marketing option for businesses was print and media – newspapers, billboards, TV ads and mailing out brochures and sales flyers. Today, the internet provides a whole new avenue for advertising products and […]

Salesforce Upgrade Its Customer Service Platform. Faster Setup Time.

Customer service – offering an amazing customer service experience is essential for the success of your business. While in-store and phone based support are important, social customer service is increasing more and more. Customers expect fast and accurate responses to their queries. A company’s competitors is only a “mouse click” or “finger swipe” away. Salesforce […]

Why Wix Code Is a Game Changer for Businesses

Today, Wix announced the launch of Wix Code. A platform enabling millions of Wix customers to build advanced, database driven and programmatic functionality web sites. This includes database driven web pages, database driven interactivity, collection of user data and custom programming Watch my interview (below) with the President of Wix. Wix has always been a […]

How Adobe Scan and These 7 Tips Can Make You More Productive

When you went into business for yourself, you probably didn’t envision how difficult it would be to maintain productivity throughout the workday. Let’s face it: without a bunch of corporate bigwigs breathing down your neck, what sort of fire is there to spur you on to work at 100% every day when you are on […]

VIDEO: How Noisy Is Your Keyboard? Ramon Tests The Cherry MX Silent Keyboard.

Shhhh. If you listen, you’ll realize that your average keyboard is pretty noisy. I didn’t realize how noisy it was until I tried out the Cherry MX Silent Keyboard. Wow. Having one noisy keyboard might not be so bad. But having an office full of noisy keyboards, with actively typing people can be down right […]

How A Hot Sauce Company Is Using Windows 365 for a Modern Workplace

Today at Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s event for its partners, CEO Satya Nadella spoke about the need for the evolution of the modern workplace. A workplace that’s defined by companies leveraging technology to enhance productivity and be more secure. We’ll have more about Garner Foods coming up on SmartHustle.com Amongst other initiatives, Microsoft will continue its […]