In the evolving world of information technology, it’s important to be in the know on new developments and innovations. With new markets and value networks constantly being created, a viable source for industry analysis is central to the success of emerging companies in the IT arena. 451 Research is a research and advisory firm that specializes in data-driven insight for technology and service providers, enterprise IT leaders and financial professionals to help gain a clearer vision into these emerging segments.
Soft Credit Check vs. Hard Inquiry
I don’t know about you, but I’m very protective of my credit. When I learned that allowing credit card issuers and businesses to simply look at my credit could ding my score, I became a lot more protective of who gets access.
This whole idea of a soft credit check vs. a hard inquiry was something that I felt like I needed to know all about. Once I really understood the difference, I was more protective of my score in some ways but not as worried in others.
Mastercard Advisors Partners With Businesses to Help Them Grow
When consumers are looking to access greater purchasing power, they turn to Mastercard. When businesses are looking for ways to get inside the minds of consumers and leverage growth, they turn to Mastercard Advisors for expertise and proven solutions.
Why You Should Think Twice Before Buying Southwest Early Bird Check-In (Updated with New Price Points)
When you fly Southwest Airlines, you know you’re getting an Economy seat at an affordable price. Southwest consistently ranks among the
If you don’t have the new Southwest Rapid Rewards Priority credit card that gives you free boarding upgrades, you can pay an extra $15 to check in earlier than everyone else. But should you buy Southwest Early Bird check-in?
Emburse Wants to Streamline the Way Your Company Manages Expenses
Most CFOs have run into this problem: they wait endlessly for employees to submit expense reports, and then they’re blindsided by charges that go beyond what the company has budgeted for. What’s the solution? Is it better to have employees use their personal credit cards for company expenses—even though management won’t know how much liability is outstanding until expense reports are submitted—or should employees be given corporate cards, providing real-time transparency around exactly how much is being spent, and where?
PaySimple: Cloud-Based Payments System Simplifies the Lives of Business Owners
What is one thing every business has in common regardless of industry? The need to collect payment from its customers. PaySimple, a leading service commerce platform supporting more than 17,000 businesses across the U.S., makes accepting these payments exactly that: simple.
PaperKarma Makes It Easy to Say Goodbye to Junk Mail
The digital revolution has made our lives so much easier in so many ways that it’s impossible to list them all here. Smartphone apps let us order food, hail cabs, meet someone special, search for apartments, apply for jobs and more with a few swipes and a tap of the screen—and that’s just for starters.
HashChing Makes Home Buying Easy With GroupBuy Program
Purchasing a new home in Australia comes with similar challenges you might face in other countries; credit checks, down payment, grueling paperwork, etc. The typical application process might look something like this:
Find More Revenue With Quantifind
Turning data points into revenue is both a challenge and an opportunity for companies. Silicon Valley-based Quantifind is helping companies with that challenge by providing artificial intelligence products that cut through the data noise.
Swappa: Your Go-To Shop for Used Electronics
Buying new items online comes with many challenges. The seller of the product might be a scam artist with nothing to sell at all or the product advertised might be completely different from the product you receive. When buying used items, such as electronics, it can be even more challenging to ensure you’re receiving the device in good condition or as advertised.
Adaptive Insights, a Workday Company: Cloud-Based Business Planning Software for Finance, Sales and Much More
Aside from having a great idea for a business, financial planning runs parallel in importance. In order to get a company off the ground, and see a continued pattern of growth, money truly matters. But, the world of commerce has come a long way since traditional financial planning. Modern budgeting and forecasting the future of a business’s bottom line now has a secured cloud to float on.
That’s where a company like Adaptive Insights and their Business Planning Cloud helps gaining pecuniary acumen and making crucial decisions easier than ever before.
CamCard: An Affordable App for Paperless Exchange and Management of Business Cards
Even though paper and print are rapidly becoming passé, it’s still imperative to have a calling card in business today. Entrepreneurs, developers, as well as sales and marketing reps alike all know the value of exchanging their professional information with potential clients and contacts—but now there is a modern way to keep in touch. CamCard is a groundbreaking business card app that scans, manages, syncs and exchanges your “carte de visite” with ease and quick digital accessibility.
Head Home With Habito
Getting a mortgage can be a confusing and expensive process. But a new online mortgage broker called Habito is promising to help customers get the best mortgage possible, opening up the path to home ownership.
Next Gen Personal Finance: Improving the Financial Lives of America’s Next Generations
Personal finance is an important topic for consumers today, and a recent survey found that the majority of parents—from Millennials (55 percent) to Gen Xers (73 percent) and Boomers (79 percent)—believe that educating children about financial matters should begin at home. Unfortunately, they don’t always have the knowledge or resources to do so effectively. Among the parents who have attempted to teach their children about saving, investing and budgeting, a mere 19 percent feel they’ve been completely successful.
Hubzu Is Revolutionizing Online Real Estate
One of the best things about the Internet is the way it’s made buying and selling things so easy. Whether you want to make some money auctioning off your collection of toy trains or do all your holiday shopping in your pajamas, you can do it with a few clicks of a button.
Timing Is Everything – Replicon’s Time Management Solutions Make the Most of Your Company’s Budget
Time is always of the essence in business, and managing that time is imperative. Replicon’s SaaS format delivers cloud time tracking applications for companies to get the most out of every minute.
Whatfix Provides In-App Guidance and Interactive Performance Support for Web Applications
When learning a new skill, we all could use a hand from time to time. For some of us, this is especially true when it comes to mastering modern-day web applications.
PSafe: Protecting Your Personal Data and Mobile Connections
Do you regularly connect to public Wi-Fi when you’re at work, running errands or traveling? If so, you may be vulnerable to security threats according to PSafe, a leading provider of mobile security and performance optimization solutions.
The company surveyed mobile phone users earlier this year and found that 39 percent claim they never share sensitive information on public Wi-Fi networks. However, these same individuals said they regularly log into social media accounts such as Facebook (34 percent), send email messages (31 percent) or make online purchases while they are out and about (16 percent)—all activities that expose personal and financial data to any hackers on the same public connection.
HomeSelfe’s #1 Energy Efficiency App Saves Homeowners Money On Bills & Increases Property Value
If you’re a homeowner, energy efficiency is key. Be it saving money on bills to aiding the environment, conserving our energy is an important part of life. HomeSelfe’s leading proprietary technology makes understanding this notion simple through their free energy saving app and web services. Not only can they lower monthly electric and gas costs for owners, their quick and reliable services help to increase overall property value, and likewise assist real estate professionals in the marketing and selling of conscious homes.
EarnUp: Intelligent Automation of Loan Payments to Build Financial Health
Poor customer service is rampant in today’s society. In fact, a recent report on the subject found that the issue costs businesses more than $75 billion a year as consumers switch to other providers because they don’t feel appreciated or are tired of dealing with rude or unhelpful representatives. In some cases, these customers may be inspired to do even more.