Redmi Prime 9

Xiaomi has brought back their Prime branding in August of 2020 with the Redmi 9 Prime. Xiaomi explains that this model has been launched because its Redmi Note 9 series has become more expensive due to the GST hike and Rupee-Dollar fluctuations. The Redmi 9 Prime is priced below the Redmi Note 9 series and starts just below the Rs. 10,000 price point.

The Redmi 9 Prime looks a lot like the Redmi 9, which Xiaomi has launched internationally. The phone sports a 6.53-inch display with a dewdrop notch at the top. The phone is thick since it packs a big 5,020mAh battery, and also tips the scales at 198g. Xiaomi has curved the frame on the sides which makes this phone comfortable to hold, but you will notice the weight after using it for a while. At the top, Xiaomi has placed an IR emitter which can be used to control appliances. There is a 3.5mm audio jack, primary microphone, speaker, and USB Type-C port at the bottom. Xiaomi has positioned the power and volume buttons on the right, and they are easy to reach. The tray on the left has three slots; two for Nano-SIMs and one for a microSD card. The Redmi 9 Prime has a textured back with a circular patch around the camera module that is smooth.

The camera module is pill-shaped and is slightly raised from the body. It also houses the fingerprint scanner, which is easy to reach while holding the device. Apart from the fingerprint scanner, the module houses three camera sensors. The fourth sensor is outside the module, positioned along with the LED flash. Xiaomi includes a case in the box, along with a 10W charger which takes a long time to charge the 5,020mAh battery – more on this in a bit. The Redmi 9 Prime is offered in four colours: Matte Black, Mint Green, Space Blue, and Sunrise Flare. Xiaomi offers a full-HD+ display on the Redmi 9 Prime, which isn’t very common at this price point. The display also has Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection which should help it withstand daily use.

Powering the Redmi 9 Prime is the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC, an octa-core processor with two Cortex-A75 cores clocked at 2GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. This is paired with 4GB of RAM, and you can choose between 64GB and 128GB storage options. The Redmi 9 Prime runs MIUI 11 on top of Android, and was running the July Android Security patch at the time of this review. The user experience is very similar to what is available on other Xiaomi smartphones. It comes with a fair amount of bloatware preinstalled, such as GetApps, Zili, Rummy King, ShareMe, Mi Credit, and Mi Pay, plus a few games.

IT Consultancy For Small Businesses

If you are a small business in need for custom solutions for your daily need you should look out for an IT company for small businesses that can provide your organization with optimal solutions curated to your business that will ensure increased productivity and make sure all your needs are met with cost efficient and reliable IT support whenever you need it.

IT consulting is a cost-effective strategy for organizations that rely on IT performance to support their business operations. Using IT consulting, they can get the support and guidance of qualified IT leaders when they need them – at a fraction of the cost of maintaining a full-time IT department.

IT Consultants are external analysts who evaluate a company’s IT systems to help them meet their business objectives. Their primary duties include analyzing and diagnosing a company’s IT infrastructure, understanding a client’s business needs and designing and implementing a technology solution.

Consultants offer a wide range of services, including the following:

  • Providing expertise in a specific market.
  • Identifying problems.
  • Supplementing existing staff.
  • Initiating change.
  • Providing objectivity.
  • Teaching and training employees.
  • Doing the “dirty work,” like eliminating staff.
  • Reviving an organization.

IT Consulting Services

An IT consulting services company works with clients to help them solve IT problems. As a field of activity focuses on advising organizations on how best to use information technology (IT) in achieving their business objectives. The field includes everything from basic network analytics assistance all the way up to managed IT solutions.
 
These can include:
  • Cloud services.
  • Disaster management.
  • Network operations.
  • Cybersecurity and compliance.
  • Managed IT solutions.

Consultants from these companies will review your business needs and current operations. They then make recommendations and suggest new equipment and software.

An IT consultant needs to possess the following skills:

  • Advisory skills
  • Technical skills
  • Business skills
  • Communication skills
  • Management skills
  • Advisory language skills
  • Business and management language skills
  • Technical language skills

I Love PayPal

I remember hearing about Paypal for a long time and wondering why it was a big deal. This online wallet was being asked for by many online merchant websites and I didn’t have one and neither did I know how to get one. It was by 2013 that I tried to create a Paypal account and found that there were issues. I needed a credit card. And till that I was adamant that I wouldn’t get a credit card but it’s only because I wanted to buy things from international websites like Amazon.com/ca/uk and ebay.com/uk/ca that I took one.

So I tried to apply for a credit card but it would actually be 2015 January when I got one and that is mostly because the company I worked for at the time was brand new and the bank had issues with it. So I waited till I joined an established company and I applied and got a credit card. Then I created a Paypal account and had to link my PAN card and credit card to the account. Paypal has an Indian site/service and I could now use it for online purchases – mainly for ebay as they prefer online payment through them.

I also use Paypal for receiving payments from clients who ask me for adding links or writing posts for them. So I get payments from them and I can transfer the money to my bank account or card. And I can use Paypal for buying stuff on ebay.

Is The All In 1 Desktop The Way To Go?

I have been thinking about it for a while now. Is the all-in-one desktop the way to go as far as home computing is concerned?

All-in-One PCs (AIO PCs) are streamlined desktop computers that integrate all of the components of a traditional desktop computer, except for the keyboard and mouse, into one single unit. Traditional desktop computers have a monitor and separate the computer case that holds the motherboard, hard drive, and all other components. Many AIO PCs have integrated touch screen monitors, touch-pads, and solid-state disk drives and memory. AIO PCs have a smaller profile than other desktop computers, reduce clutter and feature sleek designs.

Versus a regular desktop it does save space and look sleeker. However the disadvantages are :

  • The AIO computer has the less powerful components compared to the desktop.
  • All In One computer normally comes with the laptop version of CPU which generates the less power.

I’ve actually been thinking about getting an upgrade to a desktop but now sure if I should go for an all in one.

Intro To SEO

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the quality and quantity of website traffic to a website or a web page from search engines. SEO targets unpaid traffic (known as “natural” or “organic” results) rather than direct traffic or paid traffic. Unpaid traffic may originate from different kinds of searches, including image search, video search, academic search, news search, and industry-specific vertical search engines. SEO services are services typically offered by an SEO agency that helps your company succeed in search engine optimization. With SEO, your business wants to increase its visibility in search results on search engines like Google and Bing. You can look up SEO Toronto to check on services that an online marketing team of specialists can offer you.

As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, the computer-programmed algorithms that dictate search engine behavior, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines, and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. SEO is performed because a website will receive more visitors from a search engine when websites rank higher in the search engine results page (SERP). These visitors can then potentially be converted into customers.

Below are the steps you required to get into SEO 1) Web Site Building 2) Content Writing 3) Content optimization using popular keywords 4) Identify the social media webistes 5) Get Backlinks to your website from Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Quora, Pinterest, etc 6) Write meta tags for each menu 7) Use internal links in your website 8 ) Image optimization

Use below SEO tools 1) Plagiarism- To verify your content is unique or copied 2) Keyword rank checker – Tells about the position of the domain on google page rankings 3) Backlinks checker- Provides the backlinks to the website 4) Google Analytics Tool- Read the answer for the question:How do I know if SEO is working? 5) Competitor Checker- lookout for possible competitors of your domain or function of business try to optimize the content taking those websites are benchmark. 6) Blog Writing : Make regular practice to blog writing and get the back links to your website as well as increase the customer views by branding the website this process will support to improve the domain page ranking on search engine.

My 3rd Mobile Phone

So I made a mistake but since over 14 years have passed since then, I think you can forgive me. So, in between my Samsung R220 and the Sony Ericsson W800i purchase, I actually had Nokia 1100. But here’s the problem – I remember having used that phone but I don’t remember when I got it.

I went through the old blog that I had but I can only find one entry about the Nokia 1100. Which is odd! But yeah, it’s was in the beginning of I think when people at the office, my friends and colleagues, convinced me to dump my Samsung R220 and get the 1100. Over 250 million 1100s have been sold since its launch in late 2003, making it the world’s best selling phone handset and the best selling consumer electronics device in the world at the time.

It was targeted towards developing countries and users who do not require advanced features beyond making calls and SMS text messages, alarm clock, reminders, etc. The Nokia 1100 was the company’s cheapest mobile phone when it was released to the market, making it ideal for the developing world yet had some of the best features. The 1100 features a built-in flashlight, activated by pressing and holding the C key once, or by pressing it twice to lock it on when the keypad is unlocked. It can also be accessed via a menu item. The 1100 and 1101 are only able to play monophonic ringtones, which can be selected from a list of 36 pre-installed tones or from 7 self-composed ones.

In addition to the default light blue, orange or black, there are also dark blue, yellow, red, green and pink versions offered by Nokia, as well as many 3rd-party covers. Other features include a 50-message capacity (inbox and drafts, with 25 messages in the sent items folder), alarm, stopwatch, calculator, 6 profiles, contacts storage (capacity 50, with the ability to assign different tones and icons to different contacts), games (Snake II and Space Impact+) and the ability to compose your own ringtones. The Nokia BL-5C battery has a long standby and talk time – this battery is used in more advanced models that have increased power needs for their features, but in the basic 1100 it consumes a fraction of the power and therefore lasts for up to 400 hours between charges.

My 5th Mobile Phone – RAZR

So by the time mid 2006 rolled over I had been feeling enamoured with stories of the flip phone that Motorola had. Someone from work, in another office, had one and I tested it out. The Motorola RAZR or V3i was an amazing phone. And I wanted one!

In the second week of June of 2006 I received an arrears payout from the parent company of the outsourced call center that I was working at. From Jan 2004 to Jan of 2007 I had worked for Idea as a contract staff and then joined Prudent Technologies continuing the same work for Idea. They paid me a nice sum of Rs.7500 as arrears due. I decided to use that and buy me a RAZR on June 11, 2006.

At the time I thought that it has the best design & shape of any cell phone that I had ever seen. However – it felt a bit of a strech to hold it in your hands. If you were used to smaller phones all you cellphone using life, then you’d need a little bit of getting used to the width of this phone. Having used to very palm-friendly handsets until now (the Motorola T190, Samsung R220, Nokia 1100 & Sony Ericsson K500i), the RAZR felt a little too elongated in my hands. Not that I am complainning that much, it goes along with the territory of having a clamshell phone. Although the Motorola V600 or V620 may be a little less lengthier.

The colour of this particular model also irked me a bit – they did not have any other colour available with them. It was kinda purplely but dark and therefore quite dull. Black would have been sleek, sexy and suited the handset a lot more. Silver also would have been very cool. There is a pink one, but I’m not a girl or gay! The width of the phone prevented me from being really comfortable in browsing WAP sites while lying down. It became really tiring and your hand and fingers get tired after a few minutes. No doubt, at that time, one of the most popular models of handsets in the world, can tire out your fingers if you are a person who tries to do that for a long duration. And opening the phone with only one hand took some doing and getting used to; closing the phone was much easier though.

The keypad with it’s glowing keys is very StarTrekey. However the style of the keypad makes it less likely to get damaged or faded. Mp3s play on the RAZR very well and the included earphones are great. The 246 MB Memory card (can be updated to 512 MB) is spacious enough for about 40-50 songs depending on the size of the files. I loved that phone!

My 4th Mobile Phone

My first phone on which I could get data. Recommended by some guys who worked with me at Idea. Everyone seemed to be getting colour screens and the ability to connect to data by their mobile provider, except me. Well a couple of us.

So I traded in my Samsung R220 and got a small discount on this phone – the Sony Ericsson W800i. Announced in Q2 of 2005, I got this phone towards October of the same year. With a toggle button and scroller in the middle and a small screen, it was though awesome musically. Ofcourse it didn’t even have much space for mp3s but what few songs I had on it played loudly and clearly. 512 MB I guess is what it had with a 2GB external memory card slot for extension possible.

Some features.  Bluetooth, MP3/AAC player, up to 30h playback if the phone is switched off, Video player, WAP 2.0, FM radio with RDS, Image viewer, Picture editor, Organiser, Voice memo, USB port, SyncML & Built-in handsfree. I don’t remember how much it cost but I payed in installments and I loved this phone until mid 2006 when I got another phone.

Yes I have changed phones quite often!

My Second Mobile Phone

Yesterday I did a nostalgic look back at the very first mobile phone that I bought which was the Motorola T190. Having bought that on 6th of August 2003, and although I loved it, I would soon part with it. It was sturdy little bugger, even fell down a huge step of stairs in my home without even a tiny scratch on it. But it was very cumbersome to type on, especially if you had nails that were even slightly long. Also you couldn’t download ringtones on it.

I had seen a couple of people at the Escotel (which would later be bought out by Idea) office with the Samsung R220 phone so I decided to buy that. So in early March of 2004, I sold off my Motorola T190 cellphone and got a new Samsung R220 that finally has me using a more user friendly phone. Using the R220 is a breeze, but I will miss the Motorola always. The R220 has these comfortable flat buttons that you could type on easily and it was a nice phone.

From what I read, it was launched in 2001 and came with blue back-lighting, which distinguished itself from the other monochrome graphic phones. Also, I could now download ringtones of songs (at that time it was the midi version of songs) and what we called picture SMS. It even had 3 games inbuilt into it which I liked and played a lot. I remember getting the Sweet Child O’ Mine tone as my ringtone as well later that year.

My First Mobile Phone

Do you guys remember the very first cell phone/mobile phone that you ever owned? Especially if like me you have 4 decades or so on your life. I know the exact date that I bought it too. I bought my phone on a Wednesday, 6th of August 2003. It helps if you have been blogging regularly since 2002!

I was working for a company called Aspinwall at the time and I waited for 4 months of getting paid (my first proper full salary as previously I had only had smaller salaries + incentives and then the previous place had issues with their salary) and having waited eagerly for so long to get one, I bought this one. I waited for my shift to get over at 6 am and then got the bus from Fort Kochi to Penta Menaka. Then I drank coffee and had breakfast to keep me awake until 10 am and the stores to open.

Once they opened, I went in to the biggest store and asked for phones in my budget. The Motorola (and they were a huge and safe option at the time) was exactly Rs.3000 which was my budget and I said “sold”. I also bought a new prepaid SIM from Escotel (which later was bought out by Idea and which would much later be merged with Vodafone) and went home. During the bus ride home I just kept staring at the box, excited but tired since I was feeling sleepy. Once I reached home I activated my sim in the new phone and shared my number with my cousins and friends.

Creating The Perfect Home Cinema In Your New Home

The day has come, you’ve finally moved to a bigger place and your DVD collection finally has the space it deserves. Now, you can start to think about creating the ultimate home cinema, so you can watch movies in the way they were meant to be seen.

But where do you start? What equipment do you need and how much should you spend?

Set a realistic budget

When it comes to building a home cinema, your ambitions need to match your bank balance. Moving home can be expensive but you might be able to use some of your Home Buyer Rebate or pick up bargains in the sales around Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

If you are determined to get top of the line equipment, you may have to build your home cinema slowly over time, adding equipment when you can afford to.

Dedicate a space

Ideally, you’ll have a space you can devote to your movie watching, perhaps an attic or a spare room. If space is an issue you can still adapt your living room. If you can, try and dedicate a space that is rectangular as the acoustics will be better than in a square room.

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

You’re going to need something to sit on when enjoying your home cinema. It’s really a matter of personal taste.  Some people like to lie down on a comfortable sofa or a reclining chair, you can use a large beanbag or just a standard armchair. Make sure you’ve got extra room for all your friends and family who are likely to be there with you too.

Where you put your seat is important too. To establish to ideal viewing angle, imagine two lines that extend forwards from the edges of the screen, the ideal angle is about 35 degrees. If the angle is less than 30 degrees you’ll be distracted by other things in the rooms and if you have an angle greater than 40 degrees the screen might feel a bit overwhelming for the space.

Projector or TV?

You can get some huge TV screens now with 4K LED screens of 75 inches becoming affordable for many people. If you’re looking for a new or second-hand TV, go for a full HD version and stick to LED rather than plasma. However, if you want a viewing screen that is over 90 inches but doesn’t cost half as much as a new apartment, then a projector screen is what you need. If you do go with a projector screen and projector, you need to pay more attention to the levels of light in your room. When using a projector screen, experts recommend that you place your main speakers behind the screen.

Other things to consider

There are many other things that you should think about when designing your cinema room, including:

  • Soundproofing
  • Sound system
  • Lighting
  • Shelving for your equipment
  • High-speed internet access for streaming

Now that you’ve designed your perfect home cinema, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is what to watch.

My Life Is A WebEx Meeting Room

With Covid-19 and the pandemic hitting us, a lot of us are working from home. As I conduct a lot of training batches I need a virtual tool to let me talk to and chat with the trainees. My company has gotten me a Webex license so that I can send the link to my trainees and have them use that to hear my voice and attend the sessions. I share share documents and I can share my screen so I can show them the ropes of the work that they are expected to do. I can also see them if they enable the webcam and they can see me as well.

Ever since I got my license and therefore my own meeting room, it has become easy to have trainees attend my sessions. Also it is easy for my team members to join in and discuss things that need to be done and sharing reports and stuff like that. I love this interface as if you have a good brandband connection you can easily work from home.

Cisco Webex is an American company that develops and sells web conferencing and videoconferencing applications. It was founded as WebEx in 1995 and taken over by Cisco Systems in 2007. Its headquarters is in Milpitas, California.

Realme X2 Pro – Bought!

Well I did it again. I dipped into my savings and bought a new phone. Since I have been making some extra money I have been spending some of it on a few things that I wanted to get. I bought the chair, a bluetooth chargeable speaker, new glasses and this morning I spent Rs.32k on a new phone. Which one?

After a few days of research I realized that the Realme X2 Pro seems to be the best reviewed phone on several Indian websites for the around Rs.30,000 bracket of phones. I also looked at a Samsung phone but the processor put me off. Ralme X2 Pro smartphone runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. The phone is powered by Octa core (2.96 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485) processor. It runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Chipset. It has 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.

Realme X2 Pro smartphone has a Super AMOLED display. It measures 161 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.7 mm and weighs 199 grams. The screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and 405 ppi pixel density. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and screen-to-body ratio of 83.7 %. On camera front, the buyers get a 16 MP f/2.0, Wide Angle Primary Camera(3.419 mm focal length, 3″ sensor size, 1µm pixel size) and on the rear, there’s an 64+13+8+2 MP camera with features like Fixed Focus. It is backed by a 4000 mAh battery. Connectivity features in the smartphone include WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Volte, NFC and more.

Retro Electronics That Instantly Make You Feel Nostalgic

The moment Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 marked a watershed. Everything that came before would eventually fall into the “retro” category and look funky, fun, and reminiscent of youth. And everything that came after it was hip and trendy. Perhaps one day, the iPhone X will be viewed as a weird throwback, but it seems unlikely.

For many of us, retro electronics remind us of better times. We had so much fun on our old game consoles or digital cameras; it’s easy to forget how limited these products were compared to their newer counterparts.

Do any of the following retro electronics make you feel nostalgic?

The Tamagotchi

Does anyone remember the Tamagotchi? In the late 1990s, it was a massive trend. All of a sudden, technology allowed developers to whittle down a games console to something that was the size of a key fob. Happy punters were able to spend hours of their week, meticulously feeding their digital critters, ensuring they had plenty of food and stayed healthy and happy. It was the ultimate gimmick, and yet it was something that everyone seemed to love. It really was a craze and a part of the cultural zeitgeist.

The Original Gameboy

When Nintendo released the Original Gameboy, it was a massive moment in video gaming history. Other companies had tried to do something similar before. But it was the Japanese console giant that nailed it first.

The device only had eight distinct buttons on the front, but that didn’t seem to matter. In fact, it was the simplicity that made it so compelling. Furthermore, it wasn’t limited to a single game. Just like the NES, you could pop in whatever cartridge you liked and get gaming. It was all exhilarating.

Perhaps the most impressive game of the time was Super Mario Land. The version, adapted from the console, was black and white, but that didn’t matter. Each of the twelve levels was a massive challenge, and the 8-bit score was inspired.

The Disposable Camera

In the 1990s, you couldn’t go on holiday without a travel keyboard and a disposable camera. Remember, back then, the expense of a regular camera was simply enormous. It just wasn’t economical for the vast majority of tourists to invest in them, especially when the risks of travel were so high. Most people, therefore, just popped down to Boots and picked up a throw-away version alongside their sunscreen.

The Sega Saturn

Are you still mourning over the downfall of the Sega Saturn? If so, you’re not alone. Even to this day, people wish that the console had been able to go the distance.

Sega, unfortunately, had two problems. The first was the price of the console itself. The company was asking people to shell out a tremendous amount of money for something that online offered marginal performance improvements over the competition. And, second, it just wasn’t able to attract enough developers. After all, that’s how it made the vast bulk of its money. The Saturn, therefore, died a death but was legendary at the same time.

Create your Own Entertainment Space with This Nifty Guide

If you want to create your own entertainment space, then this is the guide for you.

Start with your Screen

If you want to make the most out of your space, then you need to start out with your screen. You need to make sure that your screen is positioned well so that you can then build everything around it. If you love to watch movies then having a big screen is a must, but if you like to just sit back and play computer games or anything else of the sort then you may be better off choosing a computer monitor instead. Sometimes you can mount your monitor on the wall, so keep this in mind if you would like to explore this option. The monitor you choose will largely depend on the games you play, so if you love fruit blast then you may want a monitor which has very bright colours. If you love to play a first-person RPG online on the other hand, then contrast and realism may be more up your street.

Seating

The next thing that you’ll need to focus on is seating. If you want to game using a console, then you may want to just have a standard sofa. If you like PC games, then you might want to have a computer chair where you can really slouch back. Either way, you need to make sure that your screen and your chair are proportionate to your space.

Wiring

Nothing will cramp your space more than having wires everywhere. If you want to stop this from becoming an issue, then you need to make sure that you have some good wire-tidies. This is very easy to do, and it is usually possible for you to conceal all of your wires without having to worry about a thing. If you are not quite sure about the best way for you to conceal your wires without tidies then the only real way for you to do this would be for you to drill a hole through your plaster wall and then feed the wires through. This can look neater but the problem with it is that it is very messy to do, and you may find that when you want to make a change later, it’s way harder to do.

Other Considerations

If you want to make your space the best that it can be then you may want to try and invest in a reading space so you can store all of your books. A bookcase usually looks very good next to a television and when you do this, you can really build out your TV casing to conceal any wires. You might also want to have a fridge or beverage section as this will make your space look way more functional so keep this in mind if you can.

Of course, making your space everything that it can be is very easy to do if you take your time and if you make sure that you are taking into account your own likes and dislikes along the way.

4 Software Platforms To Support Your Remote Team

Working remotely has its advantages and drawbacks, and some say that the biggest drawback is lack of communication. It can be difficult to improve your communication practices without the right tools and a clear roadmap. First, plan how you and when you will communicate with your team. Think about what you will do to improve collaboration. There are a range of tools available which can help remote teams to keep in touch and collaborate. Here are a few options to get you started.

1 . High Five

High Five is a video conferencing platform designed to help companies to host online meetings. There’s no need for additional mics or headsets, and the sound quality is superb. You’ll notice that High Five reduces any background noise, making it far easier to retain focus. The platform offers a range of features including network evaluation, analytics, screen sharing and a custom domain. It’s easy to set up the software and communicate with your team in no time at all. High Five is just one of the popular video conferencing platforms available. Other options include Zoom, RingCentral and Microsoft Teams.

2. Mangoapps 

Mangoapps is a collaboration platform, designed to help your team produce higher quality projects. You can use the app to create different groups, categorized by specializations, skills or goals. With Mangoapps you can create milestones for different tasks and improve your organization and time management. Some of the many great features of Mangoapps include employee graphs, surveys and team CRM. You’ll also find quizzes, task management and a news feed.

3. Zoho Cliq

Zoho Cliq combines voice, video and instant messaging, to provide your team with top-notch remote communication. With the drag and drop function, sharing files and documents is far easier than before. Using the advanced filtering you can easily find the info you need amongst a detailed thread. Zoho Cliq features task bot automation and you can easily integrate the platform with Zoho Business. Other useful features include slash commands, SSL encryption and direct private chat. For all your project management needs Zoho Cliq is one of the best solutions out there.

4. Podio 

Podio helps your employees to get organized and collaborate. The platform organizes both content and conversations into an easily accessible and centralized place. Podio uses an open API so it’s simple to design customized apps. The software also provides users with reports so you can get a clear idea of overall progress. Podio includes features such as automated workflows, social collaboration and personal dashboards. Getting yourself highly organized is one of the most important aspects of successful remote working. Using Podio, you’ll see an improvement across your entire team.

It’s vital to have a high quality laptop or tablet, with the capability to support these platforms. The best samsung tablets are ideal for a remote set-up. They are high-performing, reasonably priced and easily teamed with a keyboard. Remember to run frequent updates of your software to ensure high-performance and maximum security. With the right technology solutions you’ll stand to improve the efficiency of your business.