Business Insights and Tech Tips March 2014

Business Insights And Technology Tips For Small And Midsized Enterprises (SMEs)

‘OK Google’ Desktop Voice Search is Here

Google has announced that voice search for desktop is going live. With the latest Chrome Beta, you can search by voice, no typing or clicking required. You will have to give permission for sites to access your camera and microphone. There are advanced settings if you are concerned about privacy. As ‘OK Google’ is still in beta, Google has anticipated that some kinks may still have to be worked out. So, Google provides tips for troubleshooting any known issue.



Microsoft Accidentally Leaks Windows 8.1 Update

The Windows 8.1 update is available online but it is not from Microsoft. There was an accidental leak from Microsoft’s servers of the Windows 8.1 update. The update was meant to only be available for Microsoft employees, but other people found a way to fool the servers to make it think they too worked for the company. The official update is expected to be released April 8.



Latest Version SAP Business One for SAP HANA Empowers SMEs to Better Run Their Businesses in Real Time

SAP announced the availability of the 9.0 version of SAP Business One, for SAP HANA. The SAP HANA application helps businesses supercharge performance and analyze large volumes of data. Analysis of data can be done within seconds instead of days.



The Vital Signs of American Manufacturing

American manufacturing has been in the news recently. Manufacturing is now being described as a bright spot in the U.S. economy. There are 10 vital signs of manufacturing. They are manufacturing jobs, secondary jobs, manufacturing locations, R&D, trade deficit, exports, advanced technology, re-shoring vs off-shoring, training and education, and defense. Within every area, there are strong indications that the health of American manufacturing is improving.



Companies Are Losing Faith In Social Media Marketing

A recent study by Next Stage revealed that only 8% of business leaders said they were satisfied with social media marketing. In addition, 21% of those surveyed revealed that they were dissatisfied with the overall impact of social media marketing. The study surveyed approximately 1700 leaders within companies. More than half of the people surveyed hope that, eventually, social media will work for their business.



About Cornerstone Consulting, Inc.

Based in Tampa, FL, Cornerstone Consulting, Inc. is a business consulting and information technology (IT) company. Not only is Cornerstone an award-winning value added reseller (VAR) of business software, our highly-skilled team specializes in cutting-edge solutions and tech support for:

  • SAP Business One ERP
  • Electronic and Mobile Commerce
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Bar codes and Scanning
  • Business Intelligence (BI)
  • Business Analytics
  • Internet
  • Databases (SAP HANA)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Custom Programming
  • Web Development

Innovative Software and Technology for your Growing Small or Midsized Business

Cornerstone provides software products, tech services and business process outsourcing which support all areas of a small or medium sized business, such as: financial accounting, operations, customer relationship management, sales, inventory control-tracking-management, warehouse management, e-commerce, and more. Cornerstone’s “dream team” of programmers, trainers and consultants specialize in providing our Manufacturing, Wholesale Distribution, Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, and Online Retail clients with optimal business process configuration, integration and automation.

If you’d like your small or medium enterprise (SME) to run better,  out-maneuver competitors, have better solutions for finding new customers, and transform your business with the latest in technology, you’ve definitely found the right team to make it happen.

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