If you live in remote bush area with no internet connection and never heard of LinkedIn this video will answer your question: What is LinkedIn?
Give your company a profile with LinkedIn Company Pages - quick intro from LinkedIn.
1) Create a presence on LinkedInGo to LinkedIn company page and add your company.
2) Fill in as much as you can
Follow LinkedIn’s wizard for creating your company profile – you’ll be able to add a logo, locations, and a feed for your company blog. You need to enter basic information about your company - description, number of employees, and industry it operates in.
Don’t forget to add your Products & Services. Keep SEO in mind and boost your presentation with relevant keywords. Add links to your products & services to your website page. (Remember to display LinkedIn icon on your website too.)
Ask your employees to connect with your profile (by editing their profiles, liking the page) add specific employees to relevant services.
Get connected with your business partners as well as businessmen you met offline.
5) Gain the trust
Ask for recommendations from your partners and companies you have done business with/for.
After your profile is set up and you are comfortable with this medium, that’s when the hard work comes in. Now you should start posting on your profile page, join groups, comment on current affairs, gain followers and engage with your audience.
But don’t worry, there is plenty of educational material available on YouTube if you want to become a pro. (How to Build your LinkedIn Company Page for Business Success.)
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Otherwise, you can learn about the Engage program by watching this quick video.
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One of our most requested features from clients is to help them with setting up their Social Media, developing their SM strategy or advising them on how to choose the right one.
Course of action is usually as follows:
- Social Media consultancy
- Social Media strategy
- Social Media set up
- Social Media training
- Social Media on-going support
- Cover Photo – 850px* x 315px
- Profile Photo – Scaled 125px x 125px (180px x 180px is the minimum image upload size.
- Profile Photo Offsets – left 22px*, top 92px
Client’s logo/mascot or icon for your new Facebook page
Your profile picture must be at least 180 pixels wide and ideally 180 pixels height. If you are unsure of whether or not your picture meets this requirement, you can right-click on the picture to see the photo properties, which should include the photo dimensions (ex: 100 x 91 would be too small).
Main picture for your Facebook page
Here you can find some inspiration of famous brand’s creative covers.
How would you like your Facebook page to be named? We recommend you use your company name or the brand name you are promoting. (Note: Your URL can be changed after you reach 25 likes.)
Access & Person responsible
And there is moreYou can also provide us with the following information otherwise we will copy these from your existing website. This can be easily changed later:
- About (Text about who you are and what you do.)
Profile picture alias AvatarYour image can be up to 700k in any of the following formats: JPG, GIF, or PNG. (Twitter no longer supports animated GIFs.)
Twitter background pictureWe suggest that you customize your Twitter profile that it looks like no other and is recognisable at the first sight.
Here you can find some inspiration: http://www.topdesignmag.com/20-superb-examples-twitter-backgrounds/
You can also use free tools such as Twitterdesigner.com to boost up your picture with links and calls to action.
And there is moreYou can also provide us with the following information otherwise we will copy these from your existing website. They can be easily changed later.
- BIO (About your company in fewer than 160 characters.)
Google+ alias Gplus
Gplus profile pictureYour profile picture must be at least 250 pixels wide and ideally 250 pixels height. Maximum file size is 2MB.
Gplus Cover photoNote: Upgrading to the cover photo layout can't be undone. Any existing scrapbook photos that you have will still be available in your scrapbook photo album.
Can be anything you wish and even more.
Access & Person responsible
Who in your company will be managing your Gplus Page? Does this person have a Gmail we can nominate as admin of the page?
And there is moreYou can also provide us with following information, otherwise we will copy these from your existing website. This can be easily changed later.
- Contact info
If you want to learn more, here is Content Marketer’s Quick and Dirty Guide to Killing It with Google+.
Here is the answer to your question what is the differences between Google+ Pages and Google+ Profiles.
What is your experience with setting up various social media channels?
We'd like to show you our latest creations of banner ads for Perth's Toyota dealer Big Rock Toyota.
Your next car might be waiting for you there!
300 x 125 flash banner
To get a quote for your online presentation email us to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 426 311.
If you want to see some yummy banners go to this post: We do online banners!
1. Know your goal
Do you want to sell products? Gain money for charity? Provide valuable content for free? Decide about purpose of your online presentation before you even start building it.
2. Make it easy
People don't want to spend time trying to find what they came for. And they certainly wont. (Unless you're the only one provider of all. Are you?) Have a clear navigation, name things correctly.
3. Make it clear
What do you want them to do? How can one order? Include your call-to-action on homepage, lead the mass to the light. Your light.
4. Make it valuable
Provide How to's and Reviews relevant to your niche. Make users want to come back and check on you.
5. Get connected
Benefit from Social Media era. Add your SM buttons to your homepage and give people chance to stay connected. Let visitors comment and see others likes easily.
This post was inspired by this great video by Manta Minute. (@Manta)
Last time when we blogged about our creative services, we reminded you that we not only excel in Google Apps transitions & training, Business Automation and Mobile Apps. We also have a highly creative department where we design websites like hotcakes and banners like a hot pies.
Today we would like to introduce our Mobile App department. At Fortix we have passionate mobile app developers for iphone & ipad, android & web applications.
Our latest Mobile App Healthy You Healthy Baby tracks health & wellbeing during pregnancy and the early stage of being a parent, with great tips on how to keep you and your family healthy & happy.
Whether you're after Consultation - Enhancement - Design - Development - Testing - Release - Warranty; our skilled team will take you through the exciting process of app building from conception to release & marketing.
Do not linger anymore. Looking for a team to help you create great looking, user friendly apps? Contact us via our Social Media channels or give us a call at 1300 426 311.
Electro Medical Group (EMG) has been working with Fortix in the development of a customised business system to assist them in the maintenance of medical equipment for their clients. Recently, EMG commenced rolling out the new system onsite at Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) in one of Western Australia’s fastest growing suburbs.
This is the story about transmitting one of the most successful Australian furniture supplier/manufacturer onto the cloud.
Fortix had a challenging task ahead: to transmit one of the most successful Australian furniture suppliers/manufacturers onto the cloud, unify company resources via an online business system and help its client to deliver services more efficiently while eliminating communication gaps.
Their cloud based business management system currently manages all their estimates and sales leads, notifies operations when an quote has been converted, displays the real-time status of work-in-progress and more importantly, all their business information and contacts are located centrally, which means:
- their sales team can perform quoting functions from the clients’ premise;
- the Operations Manager can view upcoming work from the sales pipeline;
- stock can be purchased and linked back to a converted quote;
- reports, invoices and paper-based outputs are automatically generated on completion of an action; and
- time utilised to construct, assemble or deliver a job can be viewed in real-time.
- Single Integrated Solution – no need to have separate systems
- Google Apps Business Automation [ba] setup handling email and calendar
- Fortix Freedom – Business Automation [ba] platform handling automated jobs
- SMS Solution to send updates to the clients when job is completed
- Simple and clean users interface
- Smartphone and iPAD use
- Business Automation [ba] Review
- Business Process Improvement
- Simplification and reduction of business process
- Automated System Design
- Software Engineering
- Google Apps [ba] Setup Services
- Business Operations Training
- Google Apps Support
- Google Apps Training
Description of Fortix Automated SolutionFurniture Options was a bit hesitant to make the transition at first and wanted a solution that allowed them a period to evaluate the Cloud based system while still continuing to use the current system that they have in place.
Petr, our Google Apps Specialist created a dual delivery system for them that integrated their emails into Google Mail and also their existing email server. This allowed users to see their emails on either platform while they were transitioning the work from one system to another.
You wouldn’t believe how fast time flies! After exactly 3 months here it is again: Friday 13th! Following the Red Cross lady’s advice, this time we booked our donation during the lunch. This way, we not only avoid the morning traffic, but also get a free lunch! :) On the top of all that, we also saved company time for our beloved employer by eating in the Red Cross Centre.
Let me just quickly mention our Project Manager Lubor, whom we sadly lost from the Fortix donor team due to his wild travelling history through Africa,Turkey and surrounding countries. Only 9 months to sit out, Lubor!
Next time we’re hoping to fill the 7-seat van up to the roof as the Fortix team is growing real fast.
So what are you waiting for!? Go to www.donateblood.com.au to organize your Bloody good day today or give us a shout and join us next time!
New donors wishing to register can call 13 14 95.
Photo Gallery Fortix Bloody Friday the Second
Organizations worldwide are embracing the cloud, though U.S. and European companies remain leery of the public cloud.
We've all seen the vendor hype about organizations moving to the cloud in droves in the name of cost savings, management simplicity, and other cloudy goodness. But are companies really eschewing traditional server rooms and data centers and taking the plunge in the still-nascent cloud space? According to separate research from Gartner and The Uptime Institute, the short answer is yes, tempered with a generous "but."
The combined reports illustrate that cloud adoption is indeed on the rise across the globe, at companies both large and small, though American and European organizations are warier of the public cloud than are their Asian counterparts. Further, the companies building clouds tend to be service providers, telecom companies, and colos; that is, cloud deployment hasn't caught on as significantly in financial, manufacturing, health care, or other such industries.
Traditional enterprise may not be rolling out their own public clouds, but they are investing more heavily in cloud-based services. Gartner expects enterprise spending on public cloud services to grow from $91 billion worldwide in 2011 to $109 billion in 2012. By 2016, enterprise public cloud services spending will reach $207 billion.
"Business process as a service still accounts for the vast majority of cloud spending by enterprises, but other areas like platform as a service, software as a service, and infrastructure as a service are growing faster," said Richard Gordon, research vice president at Gartner.
According to Uptime's recently released 2012 Data Center Industry Survey, cloud deployments have significantly increased globally over the past year: In 2011, 16 percent of respondents said they'd deployed public clouds and 35 percent had deployed private clouds. For this year's survey, 25 percent said they're adopting public cloud and 30 percent said they were considering it. Another 49 percent said they were heading into the private cloud, while another 37 percent were considering it.
Break down those numbers, and a couple of interesting facts emerge. First off, when you remove the technology service providers, colos, and telcos from the sample, leaving only traditional enterprise verticals (financial, manufacturing, government, and so on), cloud computing drops off significantly. "This provides a reality check of sorts: A apart from technology companies who are arguably eating their own dog food, the survey indicates that the broader market is less sanguine about cloud," according to the Uptime Survey.
Second, the public cloud adoption rate in Asia is 52 percent, compared to a 22 percent adoption rate in North America and 28 percent in Europe. In general, the hybrid cloud is enjoying strong growth in the Asian Pacific region. Singapore in particular has worked hard to improve its public cloud infrastructure. By contrast, 50 percent of organizations in the United States and 52 percent in Europe said they're embracing the private cloud; Asia is at 42 percent.
Based on size, 32 percent of large organizations (both public and private sectors) use the public cloud, compared to 19 percent of small organizations and 10 percent of "traditional enterprises." "When layering this categorization upon adoption of cloud or colocation, it became clear that large companies are far more likely to pursue colocation and cloud computing to meet compute demand. This seems to buck the idea that these options are a better fit for small to medium-sized businesses," according to Uptime's survey.
Meanwhile, 65 percent of large organizations said they've deployed private cloud; 39 percent of small organizations and 39 percent of enterprises said they were doing the same.
As to what's driving the cloud adoption:
- 27 percent of respondents said they were looking to reduce costs
- 23 percent were aiming to increase scalability
- 13 percent sought to speed up deployment
- 13 percent said adoption was driven by customers and users
As to the cloud holdouts:
- 64 percent cited security concerns
- 27 percent pointed to compliance and regulatory issues
- 24 percent played the "high-cost" card
- 21 percent raised reliability concerns
- 20 percent noted a lack of internal cloud-management expertise
- 13 percent said they didn't see a credible case to move to the cloud
- 12 percent expressed a fear of vendor lock-in
- 12 percent indicated that no cloud services met their computer demands
The future of business is in the cloud.
-create higher profits and efficiency gains for your business.
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