New Technology Revolutionizes Check Collection

New Technology Revolutionizes Check Collection Bad checks are a growing problem in the US economy. According to a 2001 study conducted by Global Concepts for the Federal Reserve, an estimated 300 million checks bounce per year, costing retailers over $200 billion. Until recently, merchants had limited options for check collection: They could take the check and pray it didn’t bounce; they could have a cash only policy and leave potential money on the table; they could use a service such as ...


The Pitfalls Of Using Technology For Technology's Sake

Being a long-time Internet entrepreneur, I have made certain observations over time. Most people who start an online business seem to go through certain "phases." They make the same mistakes, and they react the same to different circumstances. All the while, they never realize that much of this behavior sends a glaring red signal that they are undoubtedly newbies. There is nothing wrong with being a newbie (after all, I wasn’t born this brilliant grin). But ask any novice and they will ...


SELLING YOUR TECHNOLOGY COMPANY - WHY EARNOUTS MAKE SENSE TODAY

The purpose of this article is to present earnouts to sellers of technology companies as a method to maximize their transaction proceeds. Sellers have historically viewed earnouts with suspicion as a way for buyers to get control of their companies cheaply. Earnouts are a variable pricing mechanism designed to tie final sale price to future performance of the acquired entity and are tied to measurable economic milestones such as revenues, gross profit, net income and EBITDA. An ...


Pharma Industry

Pharmaceutical Industry The pharmaceutical drug discovery and development industry has grown to become one of the most profitable in the world. During the last 30 years, the industry has blossomed, with billions of dollars spent on research in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, genetics, and information technology--and billions of dollars in profits earned by drug companies. Indeed, in 2003, the pharmaceutical industry sold some $466 billion in drugs. But the process ...


TECHNOLOGY BRINGS "BLACKBERRY THUMB" TO BUSINESS

Technology has been responsible for some everyday wonders that expand our minds and make our lives easier--wonders that simplify redundant and monotonous tasks and keep us in constant contact. Because of these marvels though, we have also become aware of the potential harms caused by the use of technology's devices and the science of ergonomics that has helped us learn how to prevent or correct the problems caused by their repetitive use. The U.S. Department of Labor defines a ...


Advances in Print Technology

A number of dramatic technological innovations have been added greatly to deal with the character of printing process. Linotype is a method of creating movable type by machine instead of by hand and was introduced in 1884 which marked a significant leap in production speed. The typewriter made the production and "look" of standardized print much more widely accessible. The process of setting type continued to go through transformations with the development of photo-mechanical composition, ...


Are you putting technology before your customers?

Which is more important the technology or the customer? The one thing about the online world you can be sure of is change. It seems like every day there is a new technology being added which will make the internet more accessible. As online marketers, we strive to keep up with all these trends and incorporate them into our marketing arsenals. Going back to when the internet started, it was a bit of a nerdy place to be, with lots of people communicating in text only. Some savvy individuals saw ...


Don't Forget the Internal Software Documentation

Internal documentation. It’s one of the most frequent casualties in software development. It’s not hard to see why. For most companies, time is money, and they frequently find themselves scrambling to release a product. It can therefore be tempting to save time by cutting corners—by shortening or eliminating development stages that appear to slow down the coding process. Many programmers scoff at the importance of this documentation. •I know what I’m doing!” they say. ...


Investing in New Zealand - Learn how to Find Unique Investment

Copyright 2005 Ofer Shoshani Investing in New Zealand might be much easier than investing in other western countries, thank to the excellent infrastructure, the low taxes and the assistance of the supportive NZ government. Technological Face of New Zealand New Zealand has a unique reputation within the global market place. This country offers a complicated dichotomy – a technological savvy environment with a laid back attitude. New Zealanders are known for their ability to get things done, ...


Veterinary Marketing Technology Sold by TR Cutler, Inc.

TR Cutler, Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturing PR and marketing firm, has sold the Veterinary Practice Marketing Division. Thomas R. Cutler, President & CEO of TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) said that, •After serving 595 veterinary practices over the past three years, we decided to accept the offer of a European Veterinary Marketing Consortium based in Regensburg, Germany. We will still provide veterinary practice marketing consulting services; the proprietary ...