Marketing has changed considerably over the last few years, especially after the advent of social media. Online marketing has now become an integral part of any campaign, with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. being the widely used ones. It is not only social media, companies are now utilizing emerging technologies like AR, VR, etc. for providing an enriching experience to their customers.

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It goes without saying that ‘MarTech’ or Marketing Technology is something that can no longer be ignored, irrespective of the sector that the startup caters to. Marketers not paying attention to MarTech will soon find themselves behind the times. Because every new tool that arrives on the scene changes and influences the way marketers work with, and speak to, our customers. US based Wrike that specializes in collaboration software tools and project management tools have explained ‘Significance of MarTech’ in an insightful infographic and the content is still relevant in today’s changing times.

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The Guide to MarTech Today

When it comes to work, there is a common notion that employees in corporates have about their bachelor colleagues. They expect their bachelor colleagues to stay till late in the office citing reasons of them not having any other major responsibility apart from office work. On the other hand, there are many employees who are in the constant look-out for more recognition from their managers so that they can eventually get a better rating and salary hike.

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On the other hand, there are some who want to fill in office hours and consider that greater the number of hours spent inside the office, higher is the productivity. These are all growing symptoms of workaholism, something that can benefit in the short run but have adverse effects in the long run.

Wrike, a company that is a pioneer in project and time management software has come up with an interactive infographic that can provide you the answer – Are you a Workaholic

How to Figure Out If You’re a Workaholic - by Wrike project management software

Infographic brought to you by Wrike project and time management software

Do let us know your answer in the comments section and how you plan to get rid of workaholism…

Internet of Things [IoT] has become one of the most popular technologies, especially when the discussion is about creating an overall connected eco-system. Be it homes, offices, vehicles, etc. most of them are now becoming ‘smart & connected’ and are able to generate data on which actionable steps can be performed.

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Most of this is possible due to the wide range of Sensors that are very important part of the IoT setup. Some of these sensors are Temperature Sensor, Pressure Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometers, Gyroscopes, etc.

As per a report by Gartner on IoT, there might be around 20 billion connected things by 2020. Things in IoT would not only be limited to smartphones, PC’s, etc. but also extend to other appliances. The meteoric rise of IoT and IIoT has resulted in evolution of new business models, thereby resulting in number of startups trying to solve ‘customer centric’ problems via IoT.

We take a look at ‘11 Internet of Thing Startups to Watch‘, a useful compilation created by Wrike, a company that specialises in project management software and has interesting set of tools with which you can manage projects online.

11 “Internet of Things” Startups to Watch
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A good project plan can make the life of a Project Manager (PM) as well as the team members easy. As a Project Manager, you have worked hard on the following activities:

  1. Collated and froze the requirements
  2. Formed a competent and diversified team
  3. Done the budget estimation and activity planning
  4. Done a detailed SWOT analysis

Many times things can drastically change once the project progresses and massive changes can have a major impact on the Project. It could also lead to a project closure e.g. The technology that is being used in the development becomes obsolete or holds no value due to which there are no takers for the product that was under development.

As per a report, more than half of the IT projects fail that result in millions of dollars in lost funds. Wirke that specializes in project management software has come up with an informative infographic that lists down some of the techniques that can be used to avoid Project Failure. The Cure for Project Failure - by Wrike project management tools

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As an entrepreneur, it would be your dream to drive your business growth profoundly. While doing so, you might make some severe mistakes for which your business ends up being in the dead zone. The situation gets even worse when you can’t figure out the effective solutions to fix things hotfoot. Sounds critical, right? Well, it’s indeed a matter of concern!

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It would be a great idea to identify the main reasons for which things are not going your way. Knowing this would also help you to figure out how to cope with those complexities.

First of all, ask yourself the following questions

Do I have sufficient resources available for my business? Unless your business gets financially secured, things can become too much challenging in the midway.

But there’s more to be resolved tactically… Even with right kind of investment, having top-notch management skills become a major issue. This can streamline your scattered efforts into the path of success. So, don’t ever forget to employ people with outstanding managerial skills.

While thriving on your business venture, look closely whether things are going according to the plan. Focus on the core aspects and try to meet customer needs efficiently. Having the right idea about customer needs and market knowledge can help to increase your brand awareness significantly.

However, there are many more reasons that hinder your business growth. Want to know those reasons with effective solutions?

Here’s how you can do it:

Just go through the infographic on the 18 common problems of business failure and effective solutions. It has been developed by MyTasker, a leading virtual assistant company. It sheds light on several aspects such as:

  • Inadequate profit
  • Premature scaling
  • Not having a Plan B
  • Choice of location

and much more…

A good project plan can make the life of a Project Manager (PM) as well as the team members easy. Project Manger can do a detailed tracking of the activities that are listed in the plan and since the tasks are well listed out, team members are very clear about the deadlines as well as its deliverables.

Creating a perfect Project Plan is a daunting task and as a PM, you need to ensure that there is no stone un-turned in order to create a perfect project plan. Wrike, a company that specializes in development of project management software has come up with an informative infographic that can be used as a guideline by Project Managers to create a perfect Project Plan.

10 Essential Elements for the Perfect Project Plan - by Wrike project management softwareInfographic brought to you by Wrike project management online software

We hoped you found this infographic informative! What are some of the traits that you as a Project Manager use to create a Project Plan, please share your tips in the comments section…

Each one of us come up with ideas, be it whether you are working in a corporate environment or you already have a business. However, it all depends on how well the idea is executed, the team, timing, funding, etc.

Wrike, a project management information systems software company that has various products in the project management software area has come up with a very precise and handy infographic titled – ‘Top 10 reasons startups fail

Top 10 Reasons Startups Fail

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What according to you are some of the reasons, startups fail? Do leave your thoughts in the comments section…

How many times it has occurred that you plan to complete a certain activity in a couple of hours but end up spending much more than time what is expected. If you are leading a team, the same might also apply to your team members.

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The delay could be because of unwanted meetings, resolution of blocker issues, unproductive use of project time, delay of dependent deliverables, etc. In some cases, the delay might enter into an infinite loop thereby adversely affecting the project deadlines and hampering motivation of team members!

It is estimated that 25% of the average worker’s day is wasted on inefficient work, which means that If you work an 8-hour day, that’s 2 hours wasted every day i.e. 520 hours/year. Hence, it becomes important to use right as well as efficient scheduling tools for project management.

Wrike, a company that specializes in the development of project management tools] has come up with a very informative infographic that highlights the challenges faced by leaders and team managers to ensure efficient Work Management.

Why Every Team Needs Work Management ToolsInfographic brought to you by Wrike scheduling tools for project management

Do leave a comment on the Work Management tools that you use for better management!