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Google Pixelbook: Review

Google is a company that’s in a class by itself and it has continued to grow into the super internet giant that it has become today. I visit the Google search engine everyday as do the same as billions of other visitors, too. Google has entered the new zones lately and mastered them to the fullest.

Meet Pixelbook — the new high performance Chromebook — and Pixelbook Pen1 — the smart, responsive stylus — designed to enhance the way you work and play. It’s the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in2, so you’ll be able to get more done faster and smarter. From its ultra-thin design to its collection of apps, Pixelbook is beautifully versatile and effortlessly adapts to your lifestyle. And because it’s powered by Chrome OS, you’ll always have the latest security and software features 3.

Google is the most trusted company

Pixelbook is the first laptop with the Google Assistant built in2. It’s easily accessible via the dedicated Google Assistant key on the keyboard, or by using the “Ok Google” wake word you’re already familiar with. You can even access it with Pixelbook Pen1 : simply press and hold the button, then tap the pen on Pixelbook’s screen to get help from your Assistant. And there is an offer to save $100 from 3/25 – 4/7

The best and most versatile

At just 10.3mm, Pixelbook is Google’s thinnest laptop ever, with a lightweight aluminum construction that enhances portability. The 360° touchscreen and versatile 4-in-1 design will seamlessly adjust to whatever you’re doing, too. You can sketch or edit photos, stay productive with GSuite apps that Drive automatically backs up to your device5, and enjoy on-or-offline access to movies and TV shows with apps like Google Play Movies and YouTube Red.

Complete peace of mind

With Chrome OS, you’ll always have the latest security and features with software that automatically updates3 in the background. Pixelbook’s ready to go when you are, too: it starts up in under ten seconds, stays fast, and has a fast-charging, all-day battery6 that gives you up to ten hours of go from a single charge7

Apps for work and play

Do more of what you love with apps including Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Gmail, Photos and more. You can always download your favorites from YouTube Red and Google Play Movies to enjoy even without Wi-Fi.

1. Pixelbook Pen is sold as a separate accessory, subject to availability.

2. Requires internet connection.

3. Auto-updates and auto-backup require an internet connection.

4. Intel and Intel Core are trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

5. 500 most recently opened and 500 most recently shared with you. Accessible offline through Drive when enabled in Drive settings.

6. Battery performance is based on a mix of standby, web browsing and other use. Charging time requires a battery to be at least 5% charged, the device to be inactive, and use of included charger. Actual results may vary.

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Call Center Service: Reach your Customers

In modern business situation, customers demand immediate response and real time results from the service or product providers. However, in many situations, it is really difficult to promptly and adequately respond to the demands being placed by various customers all at once. Small businesses easily become frustrated since they do not possess enough work force to perform the business’ tasks and at the same time interact with the customers’ ever increasing demands. Luckily, there is now a solution where businesses can develop a centralized location where all of the business calls are handled, or alternatively, outsource the services to a call center.
There are many tasks that a call center can perform for the small businesses. One of the main benefits that the call center brings is saving the company’s staffs’ time through handling communication thus they are left to concentrate on the company’s main or core function. Instead of the employees multi-tasking; participating in both production and communication, the call center staff deals with the communication facet of the business. They indulge in marketing, customer support, respond to queries, gather feedback and take orders. Later, they communicate the information gathered to the company’s staff for further processing. This is done at an ample time thus not interruptions are witnessed in the production.
Outsourcing call center services also saves the business a lot of money that could have been spent on recruitment, training, communication, equipment, rental space, salaries and allowances, and personal employee benefits. If the business had employed a person to handle communication, it could have been obliged to foot the costs mentioned above. However, all these are evaded, or transferred through outsourcing the services of a call center. The call center mostly specializes in communication thus has all the needed equipment and staff to handle communication all around the clock. Dealing with communication in bulk, or in large numbers assists the call centers to cut on the costs thus are better placed than the small businesses.
The benefit of a call center is that it acts as the primary point of contact for the business thus recruits customers with much ease due to their experience and specialization. Most of the interactions with the business’ publics; the customers, suppliers and partners, are done conveniently and effectively. The call center staff has the required training on top of their experience to handle different kinds of people. The call center staff becomes the company’s remote representatives at the least cost. Today, many businesses are reaping a lot by minimizing on the costs through contracting call centers from regions where labor and communication is cheap; what this means is that the cost of outsourcing remote call center for services that could have cost the business thousands of dollars a month is brought to even under a thousand.
Prior to settling on one call center service provider, the business must consider some factors. The first factor is the impact the outsourcing activity or the call center will have on the company’s image especially for the customers. Many loyal customers are legit and conservative and like being served directly by the company’s employees. Outsourcing communication makes them feel lost or abandoned thus might end up running away. Another factor that must be considered is the relative cost of outsourcing to creating an in house call center. Sometimes it might be convenient to have an in-house call center than a remote one especially in regions where customers are sensitive to foreign accents. The distance between the call center and the business must also be considered for sometimes it might have a negative impact on the communication efficiency due to factors such as weather, regional policies and cost of communication on the customers.
However, intense research must be done by all small businesses to ensure that they find the ideal call center lest money will be wasted for not all call centers are built the same. In the research, some elements such as price, number of call center staff allocated to the business needs, communication ability including the accent and eloquence, level of technology, staff training and qualifications, staff remuneration and many others must be considered. It is not fair for any business to pay huge amounts of money to a call center that exploits its staff.



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Google+ for Real Estate Investment

Google+ can be very helpful to the realtors as they try to market themselves and their products. However, to effectively use Google+ for real estate purposes, the realtors should desist from trying to use it like social network media. The real estate professionals can leverage it within their business in many different ways. Some of the ways to leverage are;

* Creating complete and optimized keyword-rich profiles with links to their websites

*Adding their authorship attribution tags to their websites and blogs to obtain a significant ranking in SERP (Search Engine Ranking Pages) pushing their Google+ profile images to the top of the results page.

* Including future prospects, past clientele, media types, social network media experts, SEO opinion leaders, property referral networks’ members, and local area real estate experts to their circles.

* Uploading correctly tagged images to their Google+ profiles; this could be photos showing head and shoulders.

* Uploading tagged high quality videos to their Google+ profile

* Sharing content links to validate that they are real estate experts

* Having referrals from team members on the content posted

* Having comments on the content from team members

* Having the content shared by members in the referral network

* +1 the content, the comments and share content from other team members (reciprocate)

* Utilizing the above mentioned leverage aids to ensure speedy indexing of their content

* Utilizing the explore navigation for keyword search while the realtors comment and share

* Creating events using Google+

* Writing genuine Google+ reviews

* By creating business pages in Google+

* Using the created Google+ business page, create a Local Google citation to show the actual business location

* Hosting hangouts

* Creating and physically attending real life hang outs or Meetups

* Making use of the Google+ private messaging and video chat features to communicate with clients

* By listening, learning, engaging and making new relationships similar to those in social network media

Google+ for real estate self marketing tools

1. The Google+ real estate circles

To be accepted into other people’s circles, the realtor should write about themselves and their business in the profile in addition to uploading photos. People need to have some information about the realtor. The more people accept them into their circles, the more the network expands.

2. Google+ for real estate email marketing

Google+ allows the realtor to add people into their circles using email addresses only. It also allows the person to invite people using email addresses pulled from the realtor’s Gmail and other email account providers. If the realtor would like to make a posting, or share content or photo, Google+ sends the message to the chosen emails in bulk.

3. Google+ for real estate blogging

Despite that Google+ is not a blogging platform, it can still be used for that purpose, however it has some limitations. People who are not good bloggers can start learning how to blog using Google+ assistance.

It is important for the realtors to capitalize on the Google+ opportunities for it gives a new neater and organized way to create professional networks. Your real estate networks would appear in the real estate circle while the others can be placed according to their individual relationship such as friends, family and others; the realtor can create more circles. The benefit of having people join the realtors’ circles is that it provides opportunities for more business. Google+ for real estate is free thus costs the realtors nothing. With new features to be added to increase interactivity, Google+ will be a very important tool in real estate marketing and making connections with new clients. Try it now to leverage on the benefits and opportunities presented.

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