Kronies True Wireless Earbuds

Kronies True Wireless Earbuds

 

Unwind with Kronies and discover the freedom of true wireless earbuds. Listen to your favorite jams or call your friends with crisp, clear sound from the built-in microphone. Lightweight and portable, the Kronies follow you wherever the roads leads while keeping you connected along the way. Your brand can be music to someone’s ears. Let Kronies be the best buds you’ll ever need.

True Wireless Technology
33 Ft. Wireless Range
Up to 3 Hrs of Audio Playtime
Built-in Microphone
In-ear Play/Pause/Call Control
Includes Charging Cord, 3 Ear Tips and Carry Pouch
Custom Packaging Available at 250 units (via overseas)

Need helping learning how to pair your Kronies? Watch this video!

CALL 707-421-1831 TO ORDER TODAY!

Marketing Calendar 2017

www.Front2BackDesigns.com

New Year – January 1 Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday – January 16 (Observed) Valentine’s Day – February 14 President’s Day – February 20
St. Patrick’s Day – March 17 April Fools – April 1 Easter – April 16 Earth Day – April 22
Mother’s Day – May 14 Memorial Day – May 29 Flag Day – June 14 Father’s Day – June 18
Independence Day – July 4 National Night Out – August 1 Labor Day – September 4 Columbus Day – October 9
Halloween – October 31 Veteran’s Day – November 11 Thanksgiving – November 23 Christmas Day – December 25

4 Reasons Small Businesses Should Migrate to the Cloud

Published on Entreprenuer May 5, 2015 by Andre Lavoie, Entrepreneur; CEO and Co-Founder, ClearCompany

Misconceptions About Cloud Computing

 

Cloud computing can mean big changes for small businesses. Those changes have been realized by many of today’s small-business owners, from tech startups in the heart of Silicon Valley to urban and small-town mom-and-pop shops.

Today, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, and a 2014 Intuit study predicts that percentage will more than double to 80 percent by 2020. The cloud is redefining the way small businesses do business. Here are four reasons small-business owners should consider migrating to the cloud:

1. Lower costs
One of the most obvious benefits of moving everyday business to the cloud is that it can provide small businesses with significant savings. For starters, cloud computing fully utilizes hardware. Virtualization increases the value of physical server hardware, meaning businesses can do more with less.

Related: Why Cloud Technology Is the Smart Move Right From Start Up

As a result, small businesses will see a decrease in rack space, power usage, IT requirements, etc. That means lower installation, maintenance, hardware, upgrade and support costs. For small businesses, especially, those savings are invaluable.

2. Better collaboration
Collaboration is made easy in the cloud. The ability to save and access various files through the cloud enables employees to easily work from the same master document. Cloud collaboration tools, such as Google Drive, allow users to upload, edit and comment on documents, which makes for better workplace collaboration. Additionally, employers can opt to limit what employees can access.

Not to mention, being able to access files through the cloud makes it easy for small-business owners to track and manage individual progress on assignments. How’s that for efficiency?

3. Increased flexibility
One of the most alluring benefits of cloud computing is being able to access work-related files and information from any device in any place at any time. We live in a mobile world. Long gone are the days where files are stuck on a single server on a single computer.

Related: 3 Ways IT Innovation Is Changing the Game for Small Businesses

As the workplace begins to cater to more remote workers and flexible working arrangements, being able to access work materials, when not at work, is essential for employees. Not only does cloud computing make it easier for employees to work outside of the office, it makes it easier for small-business owners to manage their business at any time of day, from anywhere.

What’s more, increased mobility and flexibility in the cloud can lead to additional cost savings. For instance, small-business owners can opt to implement BYOD (bring your own device). Employees can work on devices they already own and are comfortable with, such as tablets and laptops — even their smartphones (to each their own, right?).

4. Greater integration
Adopting a cloud-based business solution creates multiple opportunities for integration — and simplified integration, at that. Cloud-adapted small businesses have the option of integrating with various cloud-based providers.

Small businesses can take advantage of specialized services that integrate with back-office operations, from human resources to marketing to accounting. These opportunities for integration give small-business owners more time to focus on the more critical areas of business.

Have you made the move to the cloud? How has cloud computing transformed the way you do business? Share in the comments section below!

Related: 10 Big Misconceptions About Cloud Computing

Unplugged – April 9, 2015

Originally Published in PPAI Publications April 9, 2015

Unplugged – April 9, 2015

Unplugged – April 9, 2015

Have you ever unplugged? I mean a “no-phone-no-iPad-no texting-no-tweeting-completely-off-the-grid” kind of unplugged? I recently went to the beautiful island of St. John with my family. While we weren’t completely unplugged, my kids did manage to put their iPhones away and I didn’t check my work email (although I admit that I did have my laptop in the condo). Reducing these distractions and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Virgin Islands definitely cleared my mind.

Promotional Consultant Today shares blogger DeEtta Jones’s perspective on the value of clearing your mind and getting recharged.

Scientific studies have shown that although our interaction with technology can have a beneficial effect-faster reaction time and sharpened logical thinking—overall it’s making us less intelligent, less engaged and is battering our memories. “The human brain is under threat from the modern world,” says leading neuroscientist Baroness Susan Greenfield, professor of pharmacology at Oxford University. “Electronic devices have an impact on the microcellular structure and biochemistry of our brains.”

Scientists have coined the neurological phenomenon “popcorn brain”—the need to switch quickly between tasks and digest small bits of surface-level information to keep our minds constantly stimulated. And there’s more. When we do sit down to work, the constant interruptions mean our productivity levels are low. Studies have found that the average worker gets only 11 minutes between each interruption, and it takes an average of 25 minutes to return fully to the task at hand. Further, “heavy technology users are likely to develop the left side of their brains, leaving the right side untapped,” says Dr. Byun Gi-Won of the Balance Brain Centre in Seoul. The right side is linked with concentration, so our attention and memory span are reduced. The left side has its uses—it’s in charge of language, logic and mathematical computations—which is why people who play more video games are often good at solving problems, and why heavy tech users might experience an increase in the brain’s reaction time—thinking more quickly but not as clearly.

On average we consume digital technology for 8.5 hours a day—enough to change the brain’s structure. Dr. Greenfield explains, “The brain is not the unchanging organ that we might imagine. It is shaped by what we do to it and the experience of daily life.” This rewiring of our brain as a result of everyday experiences is called neuroplasticity. In the worst cases, our intricate neural pathways are being destroyed because certain synaptic connections (such as those that occur when we think deeply) become neglected and weaken if we favor quicker ways of receiving information (such as short news items). The bigger-picture effect is that we are less able to process and remember information over time.”

Also, because our brains are constantly being stimulated with information, we are not giving them enough downtime to formulate new memories. Scientists at the University of California discovered that when rats have a new experience, such as exploring an unfamiliar area, their brains show new patterns of activity. But it’s only when the rats take a break from their exploration that they process those patterns in a way that seems to create a lasting memory of those experiences.

Here are some ideas on how you can unplug on a more regular basis that don’t require airline miles and a condo:

1.  Yoga—It’s the small resting periods in between poses—Savasana—that allows our bodies and minds to receive the full benefits of the previous pose.
2.  Meditation—Sure, you can take a class or spend dedicated time every morning or evening, or you can insert smaller amounts of time into your day, at your desk, in between meetings.
3.  Take a walk—and pay attention to the nature around you rather than using that time to check Facebook or worry about the pile of work waiting at your desk.
4.  Slow down—pay attention to where you are now and to the people who are with you.

Source: DeEtta Jones is a leadership strategist, social justice advocate and author. She has more than 20 years of experience working with individual leaders and teams in some of the world’s most prominent universities and corporations. Her multidimensional background and fresh perspective leaves clients feeling heard and empowered to take on some of the major organizational and workforce challenges of our times.