Digital Transformation and the Importance of Integrating a Strategic Vision

One of the few silver linings of the COVID-19 crisis for companies has been the necessary acceleration of digital transformation, experienced in 2020 by 65% of companies according to Gartner. It’s been on fast-forward since businesses across the world have pivoted their approach. As the pandemic has kept many people avoiding face-to-face interactions in stores and offices, organizations of all types have been responding to customers with more convenient digital services. For example, wholesalers and B2B companies

Stock Footage Sites: Effects, Video Clips, and Animations

B-roll, stock footage, news footage, music, background videos, transitions, charts, 3D charts, 3D videos, video infographic templates, sound effects, video effects, and even full video templates for your next video can be purchased online. As you’re looking to streamline your video development, these packages can really accelerate your video production and make your videos look far more professional in a fraction of the time. If you’re fairly tech savvy, you may even wish to dive

Qwilr: The Document Design Platform Transforming Sales and Marketing Collateral

Customer communication is the lifeblood of every business. However, with COVID-19 forcing budget cuts for 65% of marketers, teams are being tasked to do more with less. This means being able to generate all marketing and sales collateral on a reduced budget, and often without the luxury of a designer or agency to produce it.  Remote working and selling also mean sales and marketing teams can no longer rely on in-person communication skills to nurture

How to Compress a PDF File with Adobe

For the last few years, I was utilizing a great third-party tool to compress my PDF files for use online. Speed is always a factor online, so whether I’m emailing a PDF file or hosting it, I want to ensure that it’s compressed. Why Compress a PDF? Compression can take a file that’s multiple megabytes and bring it down to a few hundred kilobytes, making it easier to crawl by search engines, making it faster

WordPress: How to Upload and Embed a PDF

A trend that’s continuing to grow with my clients is putting resources on their site without forcing the prospect to register to download them. PDFs specifically – including white papers, case studies, use cases, guides, etc. A recent client that we just launched a SaaS company that offers intelligent robotic automation, Clear Software. Their old site had download buttons that visitors could click that would immediately download and open the PDF. Of course, they could

Amazon Web Services: How Big Is AWS?

Working with technology companies, I’m amazed at how many are hosting their platforms on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Netflix, Reddit, AOL, and Pinterest are now running on Amazon services. Even GoDaddy is moving a majority of its infrastructure there. Key to the popularity is the combination of the high availability and low cost. Amazon S3, for example, is designed to deliver 99.999999999% availability, serving trillions of objects worldwide. Amazon is notorious for its aggressive pricing

Adobe XD: Design, Prototype, and Share with Adobe’s UX/UI Solution

Today, I installed Adobe XD, Adobe’s UX/UI solution for prototyping websites, web applications, and mobile applications. Adobe XD enables users to switch from static wireframes to interactive prototypes in a single click. You can make changes to your design and see your prototype update automatically — no syncing required. And you can preview your prototypes, complete with transitions on iOS and Android devices, then share them with your team for fast feedback. Features of Adobe

Clicktale: Analytics Event Tracking in a Code-Free Environment

ClickTale has been a pioneer in the analytics industry, providing behavioral data and clear visualizations that assist ecommerce and analytics professionals to pinpoint and improve on issues with their sites. ClickTale’s new Visual Editor provides another evolution, with a code-free means of integrating events throughout your site. Just point to your event element and define the event… ClickTale does the rest. With Visual Editor, Clicktale is one of the first companies to provide a solution within