• Opportunities in a Volatile World
    Cloud Computing

    Opportunities in a Volatile World

    Being Opportunistic in a Volatile World

    Final week my post drew considerable interest, possibly due to its shock value at a time when the news was really shocking. When the tsunami was a natural disaster, the response around the component with the Tokyo Electric Enterprise was a human calamity. Lack of preparation will invariably result in unintended consequences in case you are managing a nuclear power plant or any other business.

    The reverse is also correct. The entrepreneur capable of understanding seemingly unrelated external forces, and weaving them into a thoughtful tactic, will clearly comprehend the strategic advantage. How may well the strategist consider social, technological, economic, ecological and political aspects to achieve insight on the way to benefit from ever-changing marketplace situations?

    Scenario planning is a methodology whereby the entrepreneur considers converging factors that (in combination) creates a tipping point. Consider several of the following predictions, determined by facts already in evidence currently.

    In the next ten years, we are likely to see:

    Predicative Modeling-Cloud computing enables the migration and cross-referencing of large institutional databases. For example, actuaries, using sophisticated algorithms are able to model ailments based on lifestyle choices monitored in real time. They are able to calculate your risk of a heart attack based on which smoothie you tend to order at Jamba Juice, your frequency of exercise, prescriptions you use, etc. Offered as a benefit of a health care plan, the member is offered incentives to opt-in and receive preferential rates. Such tools slow down rampant health care inflation.

    A Cashless Society-The majority of transactions amongst big banks are managed by exchanges where no money actually changes hands. Coins of the small denomination are nearing extinction. Today, you can download an iPhone app that serves as a debit card and can be swiped within Starbucks locations. …

  • 4 Ideas To Help You Start A Work From Home Computer Business
    Computer Business Plan

    4 Ideas To Help You Start A Work From Home Computer Business

    Would you like to start a work from home computer business, but aren’t quite sure how to begin? Let’s look at a few ideas here that will help you.

    1. Work from home. Millions of people do it every day.

    Some of this is by design of the company people work for. Employees who work from home are usually more flexible in the hours they work. Telecommuting is becoming very popular for this type of work from home.

    Unfortunately millions of people in the United States do not have a job right now. This has forced them to look for ways to make money, and working from home is a great option.

    Of course, the best thing about working from home is you do not have to go anywhere to do it. This can be a big saving in the form of gas, food, clothing, and time.

    2. Computer business. This does not mean you are starting a business fixing other people’s computers.

    What you are doing is looking for ways you can stay home and make money using your computer. The best way to do this is to start an internet business of your own.

    Luckily this doesn’t take any special experience or education. There are many ways you can get started right away using your computer and if you have access to the Internet.

    Millions of people join affiliate programs every day. These are free to join and a quick way to get started working from home.

    One thing you should do is check out some affiliate marketing training before you jump into an affiliate program. The Affiliate Power Group is a paid membership site that offers quality personal attention from successful full-time internet marketers.

    3. If you have not previously managed or owned business you will need