Eleanor Hecks

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Eleanor Hecks is editor-in-chief at Designerly Magazine. She was the creative director at a prominent digital marketing agency prior to becoming a full-time freelance designer. Eleanor lives in Philadelphia with her husband and pup, Bear.

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The Top Benefits Graphic Design Provides for Your Marketing Team

Graphic design, while practiced by many, is often misunderstood especially in the business and marketing worlds. That’s because a lot of people believe it simply refers to visual marketing, particularly through images. But that’s only a small part of the, quite broad, concept.

It’s unfortunate too because graphic design is an instrumental component of creating captivating digital marketing campaigns. What’s more, it’s integral to creating all kinds of materials including social media content, blogs, and news articles, websites, and even company branding.

The next question is what kind of benefits practicing graphic design can bring marketing teams? What rewards can you reap by doing so?

The Digital Revolution's Impact on These 4 Growing Industries

We are currently in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which includes the data and technology used to link people and machines globally. 4IR includes everything from artificial intelligence (AI) to 5G to smart infrastructure.

In a study by the Center for Sustainable Development, Southern Santa Caterina, Brazil, scientists took an in-depth look at how COVID-19 ushered in the 4IR faster than expected. With more people forced to work from home, businesses had to embrace technologies they'd not yet considered. Advances in healthcare saw some of the biggest changes, including telemedicine. 

How IoT Can Vastly Improve Warehouse Management

Almost no one would argue against the idea that Amazon has been the face of innovation in the supply chain and warehouse management field. From the ecommerce giant’s use of an automated robot army, like Kiva smart shelves and order-packing machines, to its intelligent and voice-enabled picking system, efficiency is the name of the game. Unfortunately, it gives the impression that many competitors, especially small-time operations, cannot hope to compete in the space.

How Mobile Technology Has Evolved Into the IoT World

Of all the major tech innovations to reshape the world over the past few decades, one of the biggest has been the rise of internet of things (IoT) devices. 

As the number of IoT devices has grown — and both consumers and businesses have adopted the tech — mobile technology has had to evolve fast to keep up.

These are the most significant changes that mobile technology designers have made to meet the needs of IoT technology in the consumer and business worlds — and how all mobile device users are likely to benefit.

High Speeds and Improved Reliability With 5G

The most significant impact of the IoT revolution has likely been on the direction of 5G, the next generation of cell network technology. 

The Evolution of PCBs and Their Future in IoT

Printed circuit boards (or PCBs) are among some of the most important types of electronic components. Circuit boards act as the foundation for most modern electronics, connecting and supporting all the different components of a device.

Internet of things (IoT) devices require PCBs to work. The unique features and designs of IoT devices, however, can sometimes require new PCBs that can meet the unusual needs of IoT tech.

As demand for consumer electronics grows, driven by new markets like the IoT market, these board innovations may become even more important.

Unique Design Requirements for IoT Devices

IoT devices have a few unique needs that may require unique PCBs as a result.

Remote Work Is Here to Stay and Here's Why

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, companies everywhere had to figure out ways to keep running while social distancing and protecting the health of their employees and customers. Remote work became more mainstream than ever before. 

Upwork's recent Future Workforce Pulse Report indicated about 41.8% of Americans remain fully remote and 68% of managers say it is getting easier to adapt to work from home solutions. Although telecommuting was a temporary solution to a sudden catastrophe, it is quickly shaping into something lasting.

How Industry 4.0 and Automation Grew the World's Economy

The fourth industrial revolution is all about automation and the internet of things (IoT). Industry 4.0 drives innovation and introduces new ways for people to be more productive. It changes the scope of everything from the types of jobs available to how humans perform those tasks. 

The World Economic Forum found connectivity has reached a global scale. There are approximately 8.5 billion devices connected to the IOT. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for automation and remote work, advancing the IOT faster than expected.

The Top 4 Fund Accounting Software Programs that Will Best Support Your Nonprofit in 2021

Good money management is crucial for any nonprofit, regardless of sector or niche. Without the right records, any organization will have difficulty managing funds, transactions and expenses. It’s vital to ensure accountability and control stewardship of reserves.

Digital accounting software can be a major asset for any nonprofit wanting to stay on top of fund management.

These four accounting programs are some of the best out there — and any nonprofit wanting to improve its stewardship of funds may benefit from their use.

9 Marketing Tips for Nonprofits to Ensure Survival

The inability to have fundraising events and connect face-to-face with donors has hurt many nonprofits and their money-raising efforts. The pandemic changed the way nearly every type of business operates, including charities.

According to Double the Donation, giving grew 4.1% in 2020, marking a sixth consecutive year of increase. The researchers found that most organizations leave a lot of potential funds on the table and don’t follow up to secure the donations.