Displaying Your Computer Screen on Your TV

Posted by Mike Bistis

September 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

When this post was first published back in 2013, the idea of displaying your computer screen on your TV was relatively new. Since then, there's been a proliferation of digital and wireless technologies that allow you to easily take your office and conference room setup to the next level. So, I decided to revisit this topic to bring you the latest information on the technology available to you.  

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Take Your Website to the Big Leagues: Uncovering Trends with Analytics

Posted by Deb Hawkins

May 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

In Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, Michael Lewis describes how the Oakland Athletics used analytics to build a competitive team on a fraction of the budget of league leaders like the New York Yankees. It’s an interesting read, and I think you’ll find the lessons apply to one area of your business in particular: your website.

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4 Simple Steps for Eliminating Cable Clutter

Posted by Mike Bistis

January 31, 2018 at 1:30 PM

simple steps for eliminating cable clutterAs a kid, I played a lot of console games. As I positioned myself in front of the TV, I had Nintendo on my left, Sega Genesis on my right, and an original PlayStation in front of me. Four power cords, three AV cords, six controller cables, and numerous other wires turned my little play area into a death trap for my poor mother. Mom’s daily battle cry was, “Clean up this mess!”

Turns out, we all should have listened to my mom.

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Wants Vs. Needs: When It’s Time to Invest in Your Office Technology

Posted by Mike Bistis

January 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM

As a technology consultant at Commonwealth Financial Network®, I frequently talk about technology with the firm’s affiliated financial advisors. Given the pace at which new products come to market, the questions I receive typically revolve around whether advisors should invest in top-of-the-line hardware and systems and how often they should upgrade. It can be tempting to chase the latest trends, but do you really need and i7 processor when an i5 will do? With that in mind, let’s look at what you really need to run an efficient practice, and how to determine when it’s time to invest in your office technology.

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How Commonwealth Keeps Up with Trends in Financial Advisor Technology

Posted by E.J. Sutherland

October 4, 2017 at 1:30 PM

What do advisors expect from their broker/dealers when it comes to keeping up with trends in financial advisor technology? And how do broker/dealers deliver the tools and resources their advisors are asking for?

From cybersecurity to system integration, here I'll discuss some of the prominent trends that will continue to play a significant role for financial advisors in the years ahead—with a focus on how we meet (and exceed!) expectations here at Commonwealth.

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