Nothing beats the feeling of being secured. When dealing with your investments like machines or businesses, it is always wise to get these insured so that when anything unexpected happens – you have a fallback. Getting an insurance is often a breeze when you get the services of a broker. Marketing yourself as a qualified insurance agent is one of the most important components to achieving success. For an agent, success is often measured by the number of clients who make a decision to buy the products and the services that you are offering to them. Proper marketing will help you increase your customer base. In some countries, you can even earn more as an insurance broker.
Think about how far technology has come in the last 10 years or the last 5 years for that matter. Think about how many things you do differently because of technology. No longer do you have to look in the phone book for insurance agents and call them and give out your information over the phone only to wait a few days for them to get back to you with a quote. Now you can get online and fill out some information and get car insurance quotes from multiple companies with a click of a button all in a fifteen minute span. That’s how technology has changed our lives. (more…)
One of the many questions you may ask, whether it is a PC that is used at home, or one that you use for work purposes, is: Do You Need Data Recovery Devices? Although the answer might seem like no at first, and you think you can protect data through online service sites, and by saving data regularly on flash drives, but if you really want to be safe, then you may want to consider looking in to the data recovery devices. (more…)
Technology can be a wonderful tool in the hands of one who is creative, ambitious and unselfish. Many still, who I dare say are “old fashioned” simply haven’t bothered to learn anything about it. Many of the elderly look at technology as something of the future that was never a part of their prime generation. Everything looks too complicated to them and in turn they dismiss it as troublesome and not something to waste time on.
Many people say that technology has made the human race much lazier than they ever were before. I cannot, in good conscience disagree with that thought. All one needs to do is take a look around at the obesity and lack of enthusiasm for a large percentage of youth who would rather sit and play online computer games all weekend than go out and play America’s good old sport of baseball. With that being said, indeed I still like to say, “Each to their own,” but there have been a good number of the elderly (among the hundreds of millions of others globally) who have jumped on-board with technology and have been carried off into the wave of the future.
On the subject of technology and fitness, many businesses are doing their utmost to provide a sense of hospitality in all of their atmospheres. Whether it’s a hotel, fitness center or spa-like setting, they all want to be a part of it. However, there has been a growing concern over the type of machines and other equipment that is being supplied to this venue. Reports of both fitness techniques and spa treatments have been causing harm, or health concerns due to bad quality or incorrect equipment is on the rise.
As a result of this, doctors have been strongly suggesting that new gym accessories be introduced that are in sync with the various types of body structures in society as well as that they be tolerable by medical standards. They have also been encouraging proper research around nutritional requirements and how supplements can help fill in the nutrient gaps. Many fitness production companies seem to be at a loss with how to improve upon their products. This is not to say that the concerns of the businesses aren’t being heard, but precious little appears to be getting done to resolve the issue.
Fitness technology for the future seems to be the only solution to this growing worry. Many new treadmills are now fully compatible with iPod and are equipped with Active Wellness TGS and TV. These treadmills also have both medical and military tests. For equipment with reclining surfaces, they have products that shoot out acoustical waves that will pass through the body and puts the user to sleep within a few minutes. Workout information is now being stored on key shaped microchips and it also helps trainers better guide their clients in their workouts.
I don’t think that anyone can truly deny the importance of technology. As we can see it is playing a vital role in the fitness, nutrition, supplementation and exercise fields. For the many ways technology may direct a person to become lazier, it can also solve problems that have never been dealt with before.
Technology has changed many things during such a short space of time of in our lives that it’s hard to think of a life today without many of the things we now take for granted.
Twenty years ago the internet wasn’t even around, but in the last ten years ago it has already gone through a cycle of boom, bubble and burst, back to firmly establishing itself as necessity in our day to day lives.
Now the daily reliance on the internet has significantly altered all forms of business, from your traditional bricks and mortar shops to your consultants or service industries.
It has allowed everyone to operate on a level playing field, from the small mom and pop stores to your multinational billion dollar enterprises. Each can operate in the same field and serve the same customers without the usual high cost barriers to entry, like offline marketing or opening up a shop front.
As a consumer this is great because it opens up the market to be able to buy all kinds of products and services, and this rapid change in technology has brought with it an established confidence and faith in doing business and buying and selling online.
In the early days of the internet it was mainly low cost items that were brought and sold online, but as confidence has developed, many larger and expensive items are also being purchased online, including cars, houses and investments.
One area you can see this shift and growth is in the Property Market.
Over the past couple of years there has been a large increase in the numbers of homeowners and buyers who are confident and looking to buy or sell their home online.
Although the traditional estate agent industry is still going strong, the one’s that have adapted and embraced technology are seeing the best results. Unlike companies who are sticking to the older methods of advertising seem to be left behind.
Even the rise and market of private buyers has been improved dramatically with the advent of improved technology.
There are now many we buy any house type companies and private buyers that are operating in this market and are dealing directly with property sellers.
This fills a gap in the market that has always been there, but has maybe not been serviced correctly with the typical estate agency or service based models in the past.
Technology has opened up this market by providing the tools and methods to bring both property buyers and homeowners together, and also providing a platform for them to negotiate offers between them, without having to be local to each other.
This has been further helped by the introduction of many more research tools now available with improvements in technology. Including sold comparison sites like www.mouseprice.com and the property ownership data shown by sites like the land registry house prices .
Technology has significantly improved commerce in many industries, but the changes seen in the property market are pretty vast.
Throughout the whole sale process you can see the benefits, from getting mortgage comparisons, insurance quotes, booking removal vans, arranging maintenance contractors and even finding tenants can all be done online.
This just wasn’t available even 10 years ago, and the evolution has been most beneficial to companies who have embraced the change and learnt how to use it to their advantage.
So if your considering adding technology to your business but are concerned that maybe you’ve missed the boat, your worried you don’t understand it or you think it’s not necessary, then look back at the companies and industries who have adapted technology in to their business and see the gains they have made.
From real estate sales to property lettings, from landlords to investors, all have merged technology in to their day to day business and have seen great successes.
A new home loan used to be reserved for only an elite few who could easily afford a large down payment and who could fit the standards set out by leading banks. However, over the past decade or so, more and more online mortgage companies have been formed, and these have drastically changed the industry overall. If you’re in the market for a new home, this can present a plethora of new opportunities, but also new challenges, as the lending landscape becomes increasingly crowded. Now days people can easily see what they qualify for by the use of mortgage rate comparison sites such as what Rateline.ca offers.
One impact that online lenders had in the lending industry is that they loosened requirements for new home loans. They accepted smaller down payments and had lower guidelines for credit scores. They may have offered these less restrictive guidelines in exchange for higher interest rates, which many consumers were willing to pay in order to be able to purchase a home. In some cases this brought in high-risk clients who would up needing to have their homes foreclosed because they did not keep up with their payments.
The loosening of lending requirements was one of the key factors contributing the financial collapse of 2008, as the U.S. housing market was especially saturated with these types of mortgages.
Other online lenders offer lower interest rates overall and mortgage rate comparison tools. They are able to do this because they do not have the same overhead as many banks, which face the variety of added expenses that come with running brick-and-mortar locations. Online lenders often work out of small call centers and only work with customers online, so they do not need to charge as much to maintain a healthy profit margin. This drove potential customers away from banks as they were able to save money overall, and is one of the reasons that the online lending market has proved so successful.
Whether or not customers were turning to online lenders because of lower interest rates or relaxed requirements, the bottom line is that online lenders have create competition for banks and continue to create this competition for mortgages. Consumers have more choices than ever before when it comes too new home loans and refinancing options. The increase in the number of options available to borrowers has been a double-edged sword. While they are no longer forced to deal with a large financial institution, that will likely be less-than-flexible when it comes to qualification for a mortgage loan, they do have to navigate an increasingly crowded and complex lending landscape.
This has forced some banks to reconsider their own requirements and interest rates for consumer lending especially for new home loans. Many banks are offering high-risk loans or are working harder with consumers to create a loan package that is right for them. This has resulted in more home loans being offered to consumers, even those who never thought they would achieve the dream of home ownership. If you’re considering a new home loan, you would do well to check out all your options for lenders before deciding that it’s not for you.
Before we go into today’s post, I wanted to begin with a quote I stumbled across the other day.
“We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.” - Lawrence Clark Powell.
Now I know that we normally focus on the impact of technology changes to businesses, however I thought this quote was a great segue into how changing technology has influenced a particularly niche creative industry… the industry of videography.
Videography has completely changed as technology has progressed and advanced over the years. What was once an analogue camera which had limited capabilities (black and white shots, limited focus, lighting issues etc) has advanced to a digital platform, where lighting, focus and zoom features are the norm. Advanced cameras can even include wifi connections to seamlessly upload photos as you shoot to your cloud storage facility.
The incredible advancement in technology has allowed industry professionals to develop their skill set tenfold, and opens the door for budding new videographers with limited funds to enter the world of videography. Cheaper cameras, video recorders or even phones with video recording capabilities mean that more people can afford an entry tool into the industry, for cheaper, and can produce and edit content faster than ever before.
Consider the new apple iPad, which came out late 2013. The App Store includes lots of video editing apps ranging from beginner to advanced, accessible from anywhere in the world. This means that videographers can record, edit and move on the go and in minutes – a far cry from 30 years ago when a videographer had to record footage in a day, take a day to import into their computer, and then countless hours compiling, editing and packaging a video.
Videography technology has also become much more advanced in terms of special effects. Take, for example, the effect of putting light leaks in videos. When analogue film was used, light leaks occur when there was a small crack in the light-tight chamber of a camera. The leaked light would seep in through the crack, and expose the film to additional light. The light would diffuse across the film, creating a flare of light across the film.
This was the bane of all videographers back in the day and considered an unwelcome accident. However, in recent years videographers would go out of their way to create the leaked light, believing it gave an alluring effect to the footage. The advancement of technology means that videographers no longer have to manually create the leak during filming. Instead, they can do so in post-production through use of light leak and overlay effects. What was once an uncontrollable, accidental effect which had a permanent effect on the film has now become a popular tool videographers can use in post production.
What is exciting and interesting to consider is where video technology will go to next. Each time a new feature is introduced, we rarely even realised it was needed. However, once created, we cannot go without. Technology is a phenomenon of solving problems before they become problems, and if I leave you with anything, let it be this: What video problems do you not currently have that need solving?
Recruitment can be a labour intensive practice where unforeseen elements cause inefficiency in the process. Recruitment as a whole is a process of identifying the correct candidate for the role and submitting to the hiring manager or company that person (or persons) – to make a placement (and collect a fee is you are a recruiter).
The steps for this process are usually managed by recruitment management software in some form or another.
Constructive Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company that has been operating for 10 years – established 2003. Their main focus is in the construction and mining industry, for technical roles such as:
They have recruitment offices in Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and approximately 30 members on staff.
The company offers RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) as well as the standard recruitment model.
They have recently appeared in the Business Review Weekly as one of the best mid market stars (10 to 250 million in revenue.
The Issue – historic
Constructive Recruitment was experiencing a bottleneck in there process where they had multiple support staff uploading job adverts to multiple job boards. This inefficiency produced a huge strain on the administrators who had to duplicate these job ads, all day every day leading to a high attrition rate. The other effect of this was the overall number of support staff needed to place ads as the company grew.
They knew there had to be a more efficient use of the support staff’s time and look to seek a technology solution to fill that need.
There are a number of recruitment software providers in Australia, each having varying degrees of capability in their software. Constructive Recruitment knew they needed a solution their support staff could use easily and actually improve the amount of time taken to distribute job ads to the job boards. The last thing they would need as a growing company was a solution that complicated an already difficult process.
The solution they settled on was JobAdder.com, at the time JobAdder was a pure multi posting solution (ATS – Applicant Tracking System) for the distribution of job ads to multiple job board with the click of the mouse.
The ads would be written once in the system by the support staff (or the recruiters, if needed) and a simple selection of check-boxes for the job boards they had accounts with was presented. They would simply select and click post – and it’s done.
The system was easy to use and easily picked up by any one that needed to post a job ad – no intensive training needed.
The time saved as a result of implementing this solution was immense, cutting the time to post a job by three quarters. Constructive Recruitment has now freed up more time for the support staff to be actively involved in the recruitment process, reduced the repetitive nature of their jobs, and as a whole improved the quality of their roles.
The company as a whole could grow more efficiently now as the number of support staff would be greatly reduced based on the number of roles taken on.
A further benefit of this addition to their process was the job applicants were funnelled more effectively to the recruitment consultants, further improving time.
Overall the company benefited greatly from identifying a process bottleneck and looking for a solution to help improve the workflow. Technology is moving at a fast pace, you have to keep your eyes open and see how to improve your process to keep up with your competition – something these guys have done very well.
We’ve been a user of broadband connectivity for some time now. If I’m honest, our decision to use DSL connectivity was driven by price. As a fledgling business, we needed to keep costs down and therefore it made sense to make use of low cost connectivity. For the most part, the DSL has performed quite well with good overall download speeds and latency.
However, as the business has grown we’ve become ever more reliant on our Internet connectivity. And, as the circuit has always been up, without any issues, why bother to change? This was the case right up until a few months ago when we lost the connection for about 2 days in total. When at first we lost Internet, we all figured that we’d go off for a coffee and return back to normal. But, as the hours passed by, we all quickly realised that this was not going to be the case. Several frustrating calls later, we were told by the provider that connectivity in the area was down and there was no fix time they could provide.
The impact was huge to us. All of our access to client systems is cloud based – in fact, everything we do relies on Internet connectivity. Without realising it, our business was relying on an Internet connection which we spent less on than our coffee each month.
So, the time had come to investigate a leased circuit. We found some content which we reviewed and ask for upgrade costs. As you might be aware, the costs were and are significantly higher for fibre circuits to the level of several hundreds per month. However, the bandwidth increase went from around 15Mbps downstream to 100Mbps downstream which didn’t fluctuate. The important aspect for us is support. With a full corporate service, the guarantees and fix times are much improved. As an example, our previous DSL service was fixed on a best effort basis. Which essentially means they’d fix it under their terms and not ours. The new leased service is fixed within 5 working hours of an outage being detected.
As I mentioned earlier, the costs are much higher but we were reaching the peak of our previous service in terms of bandwidth. The good news is that our provider is offering a tiered service so our billing is lower than it would be if we were given access to the full circuit speed.
The new circuit is also opening up possibilities for us. We’d not been able to use video conferencing and voice prior to the new service due to bandwidth and latency limitations. But now, we know the figures for latency, jitter and therefore are able to deliver these kind of services into the business. The closest we had come in the past was using Skype which, to be honest, was very hit and miss for the most part. We now have regular video conferencing calls with our extranet clients – they also have leased connectivity and we have bought a calls package which uses VoIP. And on the note of VoIP, our call costs have reduced dramatically so we are able to offset these costs against the rise from DSL.
As a growing business, we would suggest any organisation with a reliance on Internet should consider upgrading to a fixed style of circuit. One other point which we were pleasantly surprised with was the fact 100Mbps is actually the same cost as 10Mbps. A sign of the times which shows bandwidth is becoming more and more plentiful for companies.
Lastly, we were quoted for a second circuit by the same organisation as a backup for the primary. This is extremely interesting for us but, again, the business cannot quite stretch to two circuits just yet. Interesting way of really maximising uptime though.
Have you ever been involved in one of those home-based network marketing businesses? Some people call them pyramid schemes. You know, the type of scheme where you get 5 people, who get 5 people, who get 5 people, and the next thing you know, you’re traveling the country in a motor coach living off your high 5-figure monthly residual income.
Although this result is achievable, statistics show that it is highly unlikely that the average person will ever have this kind of success, and this is why these legitimate companies/opportunities are often labeled scams.
So why is it that only 1% make all the money? The obvious reasons include a lack of effort, a lack of initiative, not enough talent, and a lack of ability to sell or persuade people.
Rather than looking at the 99% who don’t succeed, let’s take a look at the 1% that do. What are their secrets to success? If you look at these people, you will generally see the following characteristics: leadership, determination, charisma, the ability to persuade, and a strong desire to succeed.
These characteristics are great, but what actions are they consistently taking that carry them to the top? Prospecting, prospecting, and more prospecting. The ability to bring massive amounts of people into their business is crucial.
Not only is it necessary to recruit people in order to generate income, but the prospecting can never stop because of the high turnover rate. You constantly have to replace the people who drop out.
Not only does this require an unwavering desire to hustle, it requires a certain level of skill.
According to Brad Campbell from lazymlm.com, the type of skills required depend upon what prospecting methods you use. If you plan to use the old-fashioned prospecting methods such as recruiting friends and family or cold-calling opportunity seeker leads, you better have seriously thick skin and an undeniable ability to sell and persuade.
Here is the problem. The average person does not have thick skin or persuasion skills. This explains why so many people who join these things fall off the wagon. The whole concept looks great, but eventually the rubber meets the road and most people vanish from the business.
But does it have to be this way? No, according to Brad Campbell. Brad, who is a former pharmacist, who said he never had an intention to join the network marketing world and actually considered it a scuzzy business.
In his spare time, Brad taught himself how to market and make money online, specifically through affiliate marketing. As he was learning the craft and earning a couple thousand dollars per month, he came across a network marketing opportunity that he just couldn’t pass up.
So what changed? What was so great about this company? Well it actually wasn’t the company, it was a vision that Brad suddenly saw. Knowing that he would never be the guy to recruit friends and family into a business opportunity, he wondered if their was a way for him to use his internet marketing skills to recruit people into his business without ever picking up a phone.
According to Brad, he saw this as a game changer. It could create a level playing field. And that, it has. This former pharmacist who claims he doesn’t have an ounce of sales ability has tripled his pharmacist income after 7 months of online prospecting.
Brad recommends that anyone who is in the network marketing industry or who have ever considered joining it to drop those old outdated prospecting methods and use technology to your advantage. The internet, and specifically social media are completely transforming the network marketing industry.
With the rapid advancements in technology, it seems that every business is trying to become bigger and better. Client lists and customer numbers are constantly increasing, sometimes in exponential numbers. These companies also place more and more on their individual employees, which can lead to an extensive amount of stress, especially when the calls just keep rolling in. Companies such as flatansweringservice.com that offers 24 hour call answering service for a number of companies.
Many employees set up certain times of the day to use as down time and return phone calls that have accumulated on their voicemail. And others come in to work to find an extremely large number of voicemails that they need to return. Many customers and clients feel that if they leave limited information, their call will be returned faster, which can lead to frustration on the part of the employee, especially when it is found that a very short conversation would have saved the employee a lot of time and work. Many of these calls could have been handled by secretaries or lower staff. Essentially, companies are wasting a lot of resources paying higher staff members to return phone calls they never should have handled.
Because of phone demand, most companies route their after-hours calls through a main phone line. Because of time zone differences in the United States alone, calls could come in for up to three hours after the business closes. You would be surprised at how many phone calls your companies can get in a three hour period. This leaves secretaries tied up for hours listening to voicemails and sorting out calls by importance and destination and causing them to fall behind on their other daily duties. Several weeks of this can leave a company behind and start damaging finances.
In order to allow employees to function at a faster speed and keep your company on track, it may become necessary to employ the services of a small business answering service. This may register as an additional expense when you first think about it, but once you get into the benefits, it becomes obvious how your company can benefit.
Many companies avoid using phone services like the ones mentioned because they feel that the expense can be avoided. They are not aware of how much money they will save in the long run, and how smoothly their company will run by just removing a few small tasks from the shoulders of their employees. Less stress creates happier, more fulfilled employees and can also control the number of employee turnovers a company experiences.
There’s no getting away from just how prolific the effects of social media has become; to the extent that it pretty much touches on all aspects of our lives.
Just turn on the news and you can see how it is being used as a tool for both good and evil in a lot of major news events, such as the London riots as an example.
Unfortunately, social media is also having a negative effect on such areas of business like law and solicitors.
Medical negligence cases for example, are being seriously compromised by online sharing activities.
It’s actually quite a serious problem because we trust our medical practitioners to save our lives rather than further endangering it. While medical malpractice is heavily outlawed, it is still a possibility and happens more often than expected.
In fact, you can easily find solicitors for medical negligence on stand by if you ever require help from medical malpractice. Medical malpractice falls under several different types but it basically means that the hospital or hospital staff is providing treatment that is subpar with the expected standard of practice within the medical community.
And here is where social media can intervene. Rather than these cases being isolated incidents, when you add social media to the mix, they have the tendency to blow up and go viral. As you can imagine, this greatly effects the confidence that the public has towards the medical profession – which is already shaky at best.
For example, in the event of a car crash in which you are not at fault, a specialist can point you to a whiplash injury lawyer to help you get back on your feet. Now, this area of law is already fraught with false claims etc. but when you add the viral nature of social media to the mix, it just puts things on an entirely different scale.
Again, solicitors will advise you on how to make a claim should you wish to press charges against the other party that has caused the injury. This is a good option if you feel that your insurance would not be enough to pay for the long term inconveniences caused by your injury. In some cases, if it is bad enough, you would be forced to spend the rest of your days in a wheel chair, which can be expensive since you would have to shoulder all of the extra expenses in dealing with your injuries.
However, once someone has been paid for a claim that may not have been entirely legitimate, and have shared this on social media – the problem of false claims just became more prolific.
If it was your employer at fault, you can also apply for work injury compensation. Sometimes, accidents could have been avoided if the employer focused more on stringent measures to keep their employees safe. This includes constant maintenance to see if all of the equipment is fully functional, as well as proper training of employees and safety rules.
If it was proved that it was the employer at fault, and it goes viral that the company is to blame, you then begin to see company’s entire reputations being tarnished.
Whilst there are no doubt many positives with social media and bringing people around the world together, the fall out of these trends can have detrimental effects on companies and industries whose reputations may already be slightly shaky to say the least.
Upon finally deciding that you are going to do binary options trading, the next important step is to look for a good binary option broker. There are a lot of hoaxes and scams in business so it is vital that you know whom to trust your money with. Here are a few characteristics that make a good binary option broker:
The last and one of the most important steps in looking for a binary option broker would have to be doing some research before choosing that company. The world is full of liars and binary option trading is a tricky form of business itself. Find a safe and trusted environment where you could trade so the only thing you would just worry about is whether you are going to earn or lose some profits.
Military boots are usually intended to be utilized by troopers when facing battle . Also, they are put on by the troops at the time of instances where the atmosphere is official like marching days. The army mostly gave their particular military with the help of boots all the way through the past since it ensures that they just do not get hurt from external objects and thereby helps to protect his or her’s feet. A lot of societies in the old days have utilised army boots and even extends back towards the Greek Empire employing the buskin.
An enormous proportion of people have started looking for and attempting army boots not just for the level of comfort along with life time you will get but also on account of the wonderful cost you receive. Why don’t you see for yourself and try a set of army shoes ( you can pick ones up for a good price at a shop that does army surplus) for your next outdoors adventure.
Embracing new technologies is nothing new to the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industry, but as a multinational franchise chain, Subway and its Subway University, exemplifies one of the best and proper uses of the ever evolving online learning industry.
The usage of a Learning Management System (LMS) completely changed how a whole organization manages, trains, and records their employee’s on-boarding training process.
At first many industry leaders in the QSR sector included the use of LMSs with their traditional instructor led courses, creating what is called today a blended learning environment.
But with time as the e-learning platform grew and evolved, so did the reliance of many organizations to use an LMS solution. Organizations began to fully embrace it and deliver more of their coursework online versus the more traditional onsite alternatives like group seminars and location based classes.
It has become one of the most natural fits of tech use in the QSRs and similar Multi-Unit restaurant chains.
Even though many corporate and educational organizations benefited from the use of learning management systems, it is especially true for franchises that have hundreds, and in the more successful cases, thousands of location across the country and the world with almost the same number of franchise unit owners.
An advanced Learning Management System, like the one used by Subway to power their Subway University, is crucial to be able to train staff in several locations and time zones in a cohesive and efficient manner, and manage their day to day skill acquirement activities, all while supporting hundreds of franchise owners and partners throughout the world.
As with time LMSs became more robust and feature rich and the general computer literacy of the population increased, new hires at Subway had an easier time with the self-paced and flexibility of online classes. Seeing this opportunity and the benefits of a centralized hub for staff education, Subway focused more of its resources on e-learning to help facilitate training and manage team members with more accuracy and company-wide standards. Today, the use of an e-learning platform has become a much more integral and dominate part of Subway University.
Here are just a few ways a dynamic and feature rich learning management system helps University of Subway deliver and manage training:
Implementing an e-Learning platform from any of the learning management system software companies available is a huge advantage to any company let alone a big corporation like Subway. Almost 85% of offline training delivery expenses are spent on time and travel, and instructor’s time and pay.
Having an online centralized training server in the cloud that can be accessed by any member of the staff working at Subway and its numerous restaurants (including managers, cashiers, and bakers), completely revolutionized staff training, in cost, speed of information delivery, and instructor uniformity.