Tag Archives: Cost

Business Travel: The Average Cost – Infographic

A break down of the average cost of business travel and how companies spend their travel budgets. Continue reading

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Marketing And Content: The Costliest And Most Profitable – Infographic

Content Crossroads is presenting the a visual almanac for the discerning B2B marketer. Information you needed to know regarding the costliest content, easiest content and most profitable content. Continue reading

Facts And Headaches Of Financial Services Firms And Banks – Infographic

Financial services firms and banks are always looking for ways to improve profits by cutting costs and improving customer satisfaction. The infographic below shows facts and headaches these firms experience while taking on the various projects. Continue reading

Retirement Shortfall: Will You Run Out of Money Before You Die?

The retirement savings shortfall in the U.S. is about $4.6 trillion and Medicare costs will almost double over the next decade to $1.1 trillion per year. Here are some explosive facts about your retirement safety net. (Source: Bloomberg)

The Real Cost Of A Website – Infographic

In 10+ years of creating professional web designs, we’ve learned a lot about working with clients of all sizes. Early on, we discovered a common thread shared by many first-time website owners; they struggle to understand why the costs are what they are when working with professionals to create and promote their presence on the web. Continue reading

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Compare the Total Cost of Operation of an on-site authentication solution vs. a cloud-based authentication service, and further understand the business and technology benefits of cloud-based authentication when evaluating your authentication infrastructure.

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It happens pretty much every year: The price of a 30-second commercial spot during the Super Bowl, the pinnacle of the professional American football season, climbs to a new record high. For this year’s game, to be broadcast on Feb. 3, … Continue reading

Internet Marketing: How Social Media Has Increased Marketing Effectiveness – Infographic

This infographic details the prevailing trends for for effective online marketing, with some strong numbers to support each channel. It is interesting to note that 89% of marketers say that they are maintaining or increasing their budgets that focus on these trends. Perhaps this is because inbound marketing costs 61% LESS per lead than traditional, outbound marketing.

Source: Visual.ly

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The Realities Of Running A Food Truck – Infographic

Oh food trucks, since when did you start popping up on every corner of every town across America? I know you’re delicious, I know you’re convenient, but sometimes I like my air conditioning.

Mobile eateries started popping up in my hometown, Austin, five or six years ago. Since then there has been an explosion and we now boast almost 1300 of them. Yeah, holly crap. Even in my current city of San marcos, with a population of barely 50,000, we have TWO food trailer parks. Probably over 30 vendors in the city as well. Food trucks seem like they have over-saturated the market, but are they here to stay?

I believe a lot of them will move to brick-and-mortar locations once a big following has been garnered. If other trucks take their place, I do not know. Also, as the economy picks up, many of these empty parking lots and eateries are going to be sold to developers. In my opinion a good economy is not good for our mobile snack shacks. [Via]

Source: Daily Infographic

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The Economics of Electric Vehicles – Infographic

The Economics of Electric Vehicles [INFOGRAPHIC].

For the past few decades, hopeful automobile owners made decisions based on gas mileage, vehicle size and leather interior. Now, a projected 62,400 Americans will choose to purchase an electric vehicle in 2012.

The cheapest highway-legal EV starts around $30,000 for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, but competitors such as Ford, Chevrolet and Nissan are all vying for a higher range and lower cost.

SEE ALSO: From Model T to Electric: The Evolution of the Car [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Obama administration’s target of 1 million electric vehicle sales in 2015 is aided by the more than $1 billion in government spending for installing charging locations, improving and building lithium-ion battery plants and supporting developing systems.

Take a gander at the graphic below, provided by VroomVroomVroom, for more detailed information on electric vehicles.

Thumbnail image courtesy of Flickr, MSVG

Source: Mashable.com

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Year’s Worth of Textbooks Cost as Much as a MacBook Air – Infographic

Even in our struggling economy, it’s a good time to be out of school. Textbook prices are insane, according to a new infographic, which reveals that college kids spend $900 per year on books, and with that exact amount of money they could purchase a MacBook Air.

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have a lightweight laptop than a stack of heavy books I may never use.

The infographic, which was made by OnlineEducation.net, attests that “publishing companies have been having their way with college students for far too long” and that the average book ($175) is the same cost as a month’s worth of groceries.

Don’t think class instructors are aware of all this, though. Seventy-seven percent of professors say publishers rarely or never disclose prices, so don’t blame your teacher if he/she asks you to buy a $500 book for a specific course.

Fortunately, there are ways of going around the awful system. You can opt for used books, which can be up to fifty percent cheaper than new ones. As to be expected, they sell out faster than new books and only comprise 25 percent of textbooks offered.

Some schools have a textbook renting program, and while it’s not available at all institutions, I’m guessing this is going to have to change over the next twenty years, especially with our tendency to go digital.

Almost 100 percent of students said they’d rent if they could, so by all means publishers, make this possible so we can all put money toward new laptops instead of books that will only collect dust on our dorm room shelves.

Source: OnlineEducation.netMashable.com

Pandora’s Content Costs Outpace Revenue Growth – Infographic

This chart shows the year-over-year growth of Pandora’s revenue and content acquisition costs.

Source: Statista

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The Cost Of Being Iron Man – Infographic

If you’ve been paying attention to the financial section of today’s superhero news, you will have already noted the high cost of being Batman: $682 million. That’s according to one estimate of the comic book character’s costs by by British online financial marketplace MoneySupermarket.com.

Big whoop, says Tony Stark.

The cost of being Iron Man, from the tip of his gold-titanium exoskeleton to the last drop of fuel in his Audi R8, adds up to more than $1.6 billion, according to one estimate by — you guessed it — MoneySupermarket.com.

We’re a little more confident in this estimate, however. Whereas the Batman study cited only “our research,” this one lists a range of sites with expertise in movie, comics and cars.

Or maybe it’s just that Marvel (another source) likes to exaggerate in its pages more than DC Comics does. Whichever it is, we’re hooked on the format, and can’t wait to see the infographic on the high cost of being Superman.

Source: Mashable.com, moneysupermarket.com

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How Much Does Obesity Cost Employers? – Infographic

Fact: Working in the typical modern office is hazardous to your health. Hunching over a keyboard for a third of the day makes employees fatter, sicker and more stressed than less sedentary occupations do.

And here’s the rub: The health damage inflicted by desk-bound drudgery cycles back and hurts the companies you work for. How? The high cost of obese employees for businesses.

The amount of time Americans spend sitting increased by 8% between 1980 and 2000. Obesity rates, meanwhile, doubled during that time span. Nearly 300 million Americans don’t get the minimum level of exercise required for good health, while the portion of jobs that require physical activity has declined by about 30% since 1960.

The annual medical costs of obesity-related diseases and conditions totals about $147 billion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity’s annual cost to employers tops $73.1 billion, according to a 2010 Duke University study. Sick days, doctors appointments and overall decreased productivity are among the factors that contribute to that total…Read More

Source: Mashable.com, Keas