We need to think ahead….

In today’s society we seem to be wasting so much time on discussing the past and how we can/should be fixing the past, instead of looking ahead…..

The simple reason for looking ahead perfectly summed up in this statement here:-

” Regulation is addressing a problem in the rear view mirror rather than looking at the road ahead “

Yet all too often all we are doing is saying “What if…..” or “How about….” in relation to the past yet this fixing of problems isn’t doing anything to solve the much bigger problems which are arising just around the corner was we always believe that someone else will be looking at that……

But guess what, nobody is!! As if there was someone doing that, do you really think that you would be spending so much time work on fixing/finding solutions for the past?

As costs continue to soar, we are aren’t looking at how we can deliver a cost saving future as we aren’t prepared to invest in happy to reduce costs when no profit is involved.

We need to start looking at how we can develop Social Enterprise which by capitalising on Green Energy, Kinetic Energy and Renewable Energy can produce a huge impact today on the way we work and the environment – not just talk about how it can help in the future…..

Whether we start at home or in the workplace, by making it compulsory that all new projects contain Air or Ground Source heating facilities as well as combining Solar and Kinetic Energy production, homes and workplaces will virtually have no energy costs and this is such a powerful proposition we need to be looking at today…….

But why won’t Councils do this?

The main reason is that they are too afraid to be forward thinking yet they are so happy to give grants to Companies, Research Centres/Groups and University’s to look at developing this technology whilst it already has been around for 15 to 20 years!

We have to stop keeping reinventing the wheel and actually start looking at what’s already in place and further enhancing/improving “The Wheel” to start delivering both environmentally and financially beneficial solutions to help improve our society…..

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12 days and all that……

Well as some people have noticed I haven’t been around the writing circuit much lately and this ends today….

The reason I haven’t been around much, is due to writing for some clients exclusively and unfortunately, I am not allowed to share this work, and secondly, I wanted my writing work to be just that, writing work! Why do I say this? Simply put, it would seem that so people obviously decided to start winding down early December for the Festive period, as I saw a huge rise in blogs been written across the platforms I use.

Whilst I think it is great that more people are sharing their thoughts, the question I have is, will they last?

Was Christmas just a “FAD” or “Learning Curve” for them with their writing? Will they continue or was it just to fill time in the run up to Christmas (some of these people haven’t written again since Christmas)?

Then on the other hand, we have had a glut of people writing what seems to be their review of 2014, predictions for 2015 or just sharing gripes and moans – could this be another reason, to fill time before real work started to kick start again?

We had the 12 days in the run up to Christmas and then we had taking the decorations down after 12 nights hence having 12th night, so, I thought I would wait 12 days after New Year’s Day before re-appearing, hopefully into calmer waters….

The reflection for myself over the past six weeks, was where did it go?

For me, I see that we going to have a rapid, fast changing and moving 2015 with the fact if you blink – you will mss it. With the Oil price falling we are going to mass change but will this create more damage than good? Some people are starting to see more money in their pocket which is allowing for spending or investment but in what areas and will they be able to sustain both the continued investment and the desire?

With 2015 being both volatile and changing, the main things you need to look at are 3D Printing, technology consolidation, Contactless Pay, Health and Beacons – all of which is what you will know I have discussing for 18 months.

Look out for what will happen following the launch of Apple Pay (it isn’t available here in the UK yet) and Watch in March 2015. These two occurrences may not seem a great deal, but they are opening the foundations that have been laid over the last 3 years by many companies but never used. Apple have taken these, played with them, refined them and BOOM – Apple launches them for a much bigger picture which you need to be seeing.

So, please sit back and take note of what is happening (or read my previous articles to be bring you up to speed) as you need to make sure that you and your company is really actively involved with what maybe seen as new Technology and Social Business tools/platforms but are ones that you should have been using for the past 6 to 18 months.

Another two areas I would ask you to keep your eye on is how people just are getting and seeing how important #PESCSP is and then make sure are suing the items from #BBSTR….

Have a great 2015…..

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How to make your Digital footprint work for you….

Do you know your Digital Footprint?

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Are you really utilising your Digital Footprint to its full potential?

The interesting thing is that we set out with good intentions of using the platforms we sign up to but then after a while, one by one, we stop using them and fall back to maybe one or two, which nine times out of ten is Facebook or Facebook and Twitter.

Yet are these the best ones?

Do we think it is a matter of time that we don’t have to use all these?

The interesting thing, is that if you actually sit back and look at all the Social Media platforms you are connected too, you can make their usage actually work for you better and easier than you think…….

So here are a few tips to help you……..

By using say a “News Gathering” facility such as Scredible, you are able to gather all the latest news in one place and then either share them immediately or you can schedule them for a later time to share with your audience. Currently Scredible allow you to share via Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter. With having email notifications switched on too, when people share or comment on these postings, you will be altered to them and so you can then respond when you are available.

Do you like to blog or have you considered blogging but are unsure where or how to start? Well a great way to get introduced to blogging is to utilise exploreb2b. exploreb2b is an ideal and easy way to get assistance with getting yourself known to a much wider audience. Why? Simple they help you! Once you have signed up and connected your networks – Facebook and Twitter – you are then ready to create your content. Once you have created your content you then just publish it and that is where the assistance starts…. How? Well they then will tweet this to their network of followers and in turn, these followers will assist by reading and sharing it. Depending on the article this can be done by many. Plus they will re-tweet it at later dates too.

Another way of sharing information across FacebookGoogle+LinkedIn and Twitter is to utilise Hootsuite. By using Hootsuite, you can share not just on these four platforms but also to Company Pages and Showcase Pages on there too. not just immediately but you can schedule them individually or via their bulk uploader too……

What next…..

Well I do hope those three helpful hints have helped you to consider about using more of your Digital Footprint and don’t think it is really time-consuming as it is only as difficult and time-consuming as you want to make it.

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Is that my chair or are we HOT on the move?

Is The Cloud something we need to step back and look at?

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Are we all missing the bigger picture and not contemplating the future?

With our lives coming at a very fast-moving pace, are you really jumping on-board? Or are you thinking that having an “Internet Enabled Smart Phone” means that you are on-board the Super Highway to the future?

Whilst so much can be done with your phone or tablet, the much bigger picture is not truly been looked at. Many companies are now looking to scale down and embrace technology to such an extent, that more staff are working from home or companies releasing staff but then re-hiring them as a contractor. Many companies let their marketing or human resources departments leave but allow someone in that department to create a company and then the company awards them a contract as it is much more cost-effective.

Thus, with the ex-members of staff setting up on their own but working from home (SoHo), they tend need to have the need for an occasional office space for meeting and where does all this take place?

During the day, just have a look at your local Coffee shop or Hotel lobby or lounge – just see how many people are sat having meetings? But what about having a more corporate feel to having a place to work, host a meeting or seminar? A solution is there and is becoming more and more apparent…the “Hot Desk”…..

Individuals and companies are creating the facility for you to rent a desk by the hour, half day, day or week as and when required. This is not a thing – Regus and others have been doing this for many years, however, the benefit is really being brought back in-house with companies starting to embrace this too.

With the cost of office space plus everything else that goes with it rising all the time, companies are not only looking to reduce costs, but also streamline and make themselves more effective – so the “Hot Desk” is now coming more and more common in not just the Corporate World but with more and more businesses.

So, put this together with BYOD and the arrival in the near future of WYOD, are you really focusing on what is going to be happening? And this is before we talk about 3D Printing! Are you really going to need everything that you have in and around your business today in say a year? eighteen months? Two years?

Are you really in the know or planning ahead?

Isn’t it time you stopped and considered this?

 

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