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Artificial Intelligence: Growth Boosting Factor in the New Normal


Artificial intelligence is getting more and more mature with each passing day. Plenty of modern algorithms and problem-solving techniques are being innovated every day that adds to the power of AI. The past couple of years have also been the most pivotal year in implementing artificial intelligence in day-to-day life because of the Covid-19 pandemic. As per one report by SHRM, 43 percent of the small business owners found new ways to survive in the business during the pandemic. Restrictions imposed forced businesses and customers to go online.

Google Fiber is rolling out new plans for small business owners


The plans start at 70 for 100 Mbps upload and download speeds to 100 for 250 Mbps and 250 for 1,000 Mbps. There's also been an increase in the number of static IP addresses a business can have, up to 13. Small businesses that are eligible for these plans, like those in Charlotte can go ahead and sign up for the new plans, but if you're not located there you can check and see Google's list of upcoming Fiber areas to see when it might be coming to you. Small business owners in Kansas City, Provo, Austin and Nashville can sign up until July 31st as part of the Early Access program for Google Fiber, and starting on August 1st they can take advantage of Early Access pricing for a year or one of the new plans available to them. Hopefully these rollouts continue for the foreseeable future for residential users as well!

BrandPost: Wanted from Small Business: Free, Fast, Secure WiFi


"Do you have free WiFi?" Studies show businesses see a 72% success rate in increased sales after implementing free WiFi. Accenture reports that 64% of consumers make a restaurant decision based on WiFi availability. Reaching out to wireless influencers, we discovered three main areas or focus for business owners who offer, or want to offer free WiFi: security, speed and management. Here's what they had to say: Meeting customers' expectations of blazing fast free WiFi, and keeping your business safe don't have to be mutually exclusive.

2020 Technology Trends for Small Business Owners to Anticipate


At last check, America was hosting more than 30 million small businesses. The ones that plan for the latest technology trends will hold a distinct advantage over their competitors. Here are six tech-related trends that business owners should anticipate. Perhaps one or more will have a direct impact on your business. Artificial intelligence (AI) and related automated technologies were once considered too big to affect small businesses.

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