Author: Beau Peters

Beau Peters is a creative professional with a lifetime of experience in service and care. As a manager, he's learned a slew of tricks of the trade that he enjoys sharing with others.

The nature of higher education is changing. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, e-learning courses and virtual learning environments are a norm that doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. As universities and students require more secure, adaptable systems to handle digital classrooms, the potential of blockchain is undeniable. When the pandemic initially hit, around 1,100 universities and colleges across the U.S. shifted to an entirely virtual approach. For administrators to effectively navigate digital systems of student billing, payment, coursework, and grades, a decentralized and secure approach are more necessary than ever. But can blockchain and higher education…

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As President Biden unveils a new infrastructure plan replete with technological considerations, it is perhaps more important than ever to look at how advancing car technologies change and impact infrastructure. Think of how fundamentally the building of interstate highways has altered the ways we move around the country. From autonomous vehicles to electric ones, tech has changed the ways we drive (or don’t drive). This is sure to affect the way we build and adapt our roads and spaces to accommodate new habits. For instance, we’ll need much more common charging stations to adapt to an increase in electric vehicle…

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Our society has become used to the convenience that comes along with online commerce. Almost anything that you want to buy is available to you through a user-friendly website — it’s even likely that you’ll be offered similar items and accessories that enhance the item’s use before you even get to the checkout. Not to mention that you’re often able to get the item the next — if not the same — day. The reason that we’re able to take advantage of all of this convenience is the swift and fascinating rise of our digital landscape. Technology is almost constantly…

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The tech industry has an inclusion problem. According to Google’s 2020 diversity report, 73.3% of leadership roles belong to men and 65.9% belong to white people. Numbers like these are common for tech companies and illustrate the ongoing dominance of a white man’s “club” in the industry. Immigration is one vehicle for overcoming this culture of exclusivity. Since modern digital business thrives on inclusivity and accessibility, bringing in talent from all over the world can help guarantee fresh perspectives and innovative solutions for any business. Immigration should make this process easier, but modern problems have created barriers in the evolving…

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Sales are the lifeblood of every business. Even if all other business operations are smooth, if incoming sales are too low, performance in other areas won’t pay the bills. And for that reason, it’s imperative to devote the necessary resources to improve your sales operations. Some small business owners have a solid grasp of the sales process, while others struggle to wrap their heads around what it takes to succeed year over year. Fortunately, there are a variety of technologies that can improve small business sales operations. Only you can decide which types of technology and tools are best for…

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Over the last decade or so, apps have become a familiar and comfortable aspect of our everyday lives. We download them to our smartphones and tablet devices and swap them out whenever we find something new or more interesting. This approach to software is indicative of the convenience that the development of our digital landscape continues to bring. However, this convenience can often come at a cost. For businesses, data has become a valuable resource. While the accumulation of personal data has started to become a popular topic for discussion, most of us don’t know the extent to which our…

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