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Advania’s Thor Data Center in Iceland signs with Opera SoftwareMay 14, 2013 // Anthony Isabel
Advania, a leading Information Technology company operating in the Nordics, recently signed an agreement with Opera Software for the expansion of its operations at Thor Data Center – a green data center in Iceland owned by Advania.
Opera Software uses the data center to facilitate web browsing for more than 230 million Opera Mini users around the world. The new agreement continues the ongoing buildup at the data center with a near doubling of Opera’s current capacity.
Gestur G. Gestsson, CEO of Advania, said, “It’s very important for us to have the continued trust of Opera Software and to be able to support the company with its continued success. Advania aims to be a trusted business partner who supports clients in their work, ensuring that their operations are second to none. This bu
$400 million plan would reshape Minneapolis’ downtown eastMay 14, 2013 // Jorja McKinney
A $400 million mixed-use project near the new Vikings stadium would transform the eastern stretch of downtown Minneapolis, a largely barren area that has long struggled to attract substantial development.
The five-block area, now owned by the Star Tribune, would become home to two, 20-story office towers spanning 1.2 million square feet of space, Ryan Cos. said in a proposal released Tuesday. In addition, 300 residential units and retail stores will be part of the development.
The towers would face a park spanning two city blocks along the light-rail line that will flow into a plaza leading to the $975 million Vikings stadium. A parking structure at Chicago Avenue and S. 5th Street would accommodate office workers and stadium spectators alike.
Wells Fargo & Co. says it is considering becoming the sole tenant for the towers, which could bring up to 6,000 employees.
Comparison Shopping Engines: The Underdog of Marketing Channels for Online RetailersMay 14, 2013 // Mariam Faunce
You’re an online retailer. Business is OK, maybe good, but it can be better. You’ve been exploring new marketing channels that can potentially boost your brand exposure and increase your revenues. If this is you, consider the viability of the often overlooked and under appreciated online marketing channel: comparison shopping engines (CSEs).
They’re essentially sites where thousands of retailers pay to list their products because of the massive amount of shoppers they attract. Basically all of the major CSEs function on a Cost per Click (CPC) model, where a retailer will pay a CPC, typically from $0.20 to $1, for every time a shopper clicks on a product listing and is linked back to the retailer’s website.
Infographic: Improving Customer ServiceMay 12, 2013 // Terry Dates
This excellent infographic from GetApp has some great ideas for any business wanting to improve their customer service.
According to their figures, poor customer service costs $338.5 Billion annually. Providing great customer service is really important because it leads to repeat business and satisfied clients, whereas poor customer service will do just the opposite and increase churn rate and your costs.
Take a look at the infographic to find out the main reasons why the majority of helpdesks fail and you might also get a laugh from their list of some of the most overused, meaningless customer service phrases that will only succeed in annoying your customer base.
Has Social Media Changed The College Experience For The Better?May 12, 2013 // Mariam Faunce
I stumbled across a blog post a few weeks ago about how social media was ruining the traditional college experience. To me this seemed like a bold statement and more a matter of opinion. A large percentage of millennials are in college or heading to college this fall it is interesting to think about how the generation with the highest social media consumption is experiencing college differently. The integration of social media is inevitable and offers some enhancement to the experience.
1. Finding Roommates
Pot luck. The greatest fear of any pre-freshman student. What could be worse than arriving to your new college dorm and having an awful roommate? Thank you to Facebook going pot luck is no longer a problem. Mo
3 Surprising Tips That Will Save Your Business MoneyMay 10, 2013 // Terry Dates
Companies often don’t realize the many small ways they can save money. When business owners are focused on the day-to-day minutiae of running a business, it’s easy to overlook small costs that add up over time.
Thankfully, it’s also easy to stop losing out and start capitalizing on areas where your business can save. A few simple changes in areas often overlooked can slash business costs dramatically.
Stay Loyal to a Brand
Committing to using one or two brands — especially during travel — eventually results in lower costs. Committing your total annual spending in these areas gives you the benefit of added perks like free rental days, frequent flyer miles, and points. Your loyalty also gives you leverage to negotiate better deals. Most car
‘Cool kids’ line haunts Abercrombie CEOMay 09, 2013 // Jorja McKinney
Abercrombie Fitch, the clothing retailer, has caught flak in recent days for controversial comments made in 2006 by its chief executive.
The image-conscious company does not make or sell womens clothing in any size above large, which is an issue for some. Its biggest size in women’s pants are a 10.
A petition on Change.org to pressure the company into changing that policy had drawn 3,674 supporters. Theres also an open letter by a blogger at the Huffington Post addressed to Chief Executive Michael S.