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Using Technology to Beat the Competition

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Today if you are not knee deep in tech, your business is not operating at peak efficiency. Also your competition is looking at you and salivating because you are paving a way for them to either eat you up, or eat your lunch.

So you really have no choice but to engage and to go all in. Here are some of the things you can do as your business expands and the competition nips at your heels. You will need to be moving quickly and this tech will help.

Temporary Employee Apps

If you have a business where you need to hire part time workers on an intermittent basis, but when you need them, you need them fast, there is software about that can assist you. Perhaps the best in the market is Shiftpixy. It offers clients a full service app to manage bringing on employees. Here is an explanation of the benefits of using their company by its CEO.

Scott W. Absher, CEO of ShiftPixy said: “The ShiftPixy solution allows employers to avoid mandated regulatory costs and related burdens… it saves them both time and money… which is designed to give them a competitive edge. It also gives the misclassified independent contractor workers the opportunity to receive “full time” wages and healthcare coverage… to be treated as employees… because they ARE employees… they are ShiftPixy employees! The ShiftPixy Next Gen model is a “win-win” for the GIG Economy companies and workers alike. We believe the natural evolution from the classic model of GIG workers being problematically classified as independent contractors, is our best of both worlds model… They are our employees AND also remain working as if they were still independent contractors to ShiftPixy clients”.

Low Cost Cloud Storage

Only a decade ago, the race was on to purchase as much storage for you programs and vital files as possible. There were conversations about at some point needing to have hundreds of terabytes of storage space in your office to house all of the data your company needs access to on a regular basis. But a funny thing happened along the ways to buying the memory. As the cost of memory continued to erode to the point where it is less than 50th of what it was ten years ago, businesses began to emerge that would house the data for you on their servers and allow you to gain access to it anywhere and anytime you need.

Cloud storage companies allow businesses the storage space they need on demand so they never have to worry about whether they can fit another file on their hard drives. Your files are housed on their secure servers that have redundancies in different locations and the highest security available. You access your files directly from your internet connected desktop or mobile device and can also make these stored files available to anyone in your company.

The benefits of using this service are reduced storage costs, better security for your files, remote access to all of your files and an ability to expand your storage needs on the fly. For companies that have projects where remote groups work together, cloud storage is also ideal because members can collaborate on it through the cloud.

Just as remote desktop software helps employees who are geographically spread out, to get together and share their work in virtual conferences, cloud storage allows them to bring their resources together. When employees routinely save everything that they do to the cloud instead of a local drive, every piece of work that employees may create, or every file or resource that they may need, is always within reach. From Amazon Cloud to Dropbox, several cost-effective alternatives available.

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Jack Elway Reviews the Legacy of College Football

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If you are a fan of a sports team, you will have your own reasons for why you favor that team over a different one. Of course, a lot of it has to do with geographical location, although this may not be the case if you’re into your pro sorts. Jack Elway has always believed that there are other reasons for people choosing a certain team. For instance, you may have liked certain team colors, or really enjoyed the team mascot, particularly as a child. Maybe you always followed a certain player from your geographical area, and they were transferred away. There literally are a million different reasons to like one team over another, and they are all valid and justified.

Jack Elway on College Football

College football is very different from pro football. Fans all over the country wear their college jerseys and they take their allegiance incredibly seriously. Some even go so far as covering themselves entirely in body paint to represent their team’s colors, literally wearing nothing else except perhaps a small thong. These are the fans that will have passion in their support of their team whether they are 50 points ahead or 50 points behind. They start to organize tailgate parties, sometimes several days before the game itself, and these parties go on for days. For some, this tradition seems to come from a different planet, but it is one that generations of scholars and athletes have been a part of.

When someone goes to college, they do so as a family. Indeed, it is very common for this to be literal: parents met at a certain college, their children will go there, they meet their spouse at college, and so on. As such, that college truly is part of the DNA of that family. They have sat in the same halls, cheered for the same team, and stood on the same battlefields. They have college jerseys dating back generations and they are brought out on special occasions only. These are the true die-hard fans and any sports promoter would do anything to manufacture that – but they can’t.

One of the things that makes college football so special is that, each year, people wake up on a Saturday and they feel able. They feel able to become national champions and to be a part of that little moment of history. That part of history will stay with them for the rest of their life, and it is something that they pass on to their children and their grandchildren. If this sounds like you, know that the jersey you are wearing today will one day proudly be handed over to your granddaughter or grandson as they enter the world of college.

The passion associated with the team that reflects your younger, student years, is a passion that cannot be replicated. It is real and true, and it reminds you of a part of your life when everything was still possible. In a sense, it is your chance to be forever young.

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The A-Z of albums after photo printing online

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It would be fair to say that the photo album landscape has changed phenomenally over the last few years. Once upon a time it was a case of taking a film to the local store, who would then develop it into a series of photos. Now, the entire process is performed digitally – with some services then incorporating this into a photo album.

Regardless of the developments, once you have found your service photo printing online it’s worth becoming familiar with some of the common terms that are used in this space. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the main keywords that you should become familiar with if you want to make the ultimate album.

Glassine

Let’s start with a rather technical term; one that most of you probably won’t be overly familiar with. Glassine is a form of paper that is regularly used in photo albums, with the main benefit being that it’s both resistant to the air and water. This obviously means that your photos have more protection when compared against other materials, whilst its properties also mean that your photos won’t stick together (which is another pet hate).

Acid free

On the subject of papers, let’s take a look at another type in the form of acid free. Little else needs to be said here, with the pH balance being around 7 (or sometimes a little more).

The reason that this is so popular in photo albums is because the lack of acid makes them preserved for a much greater period of time. If you’re planning to show the grandchildren your collection in years to come, this is obviously really important.

Memo

If we move onto a slightly different topic, if you see ‘memo’ associated with a photo album it’s referring to those which have a space for descriptions to be placed.

Clearly, this is one of those features that is going to be more suitable for some people rather than others. Even if they have been provided for your photo book, doesn’t mean to say that you actually have to fill them in. Again, if this is an album that is being planned for the long-term, many people find it a good idea to buy albums with a memo space though.

Pages and Sides

These last terms on our list have been merged into one area, but there’s a good reason for it. If you see a photo album marketed as having ‘x’ pages, don’t immediately assume that there are the same amount of available spaces for photographs. In fact, there could be double the number. This is because albums tend to be separated into sides. These are generally two sides per page, which naturally equates to two photos per page as well.

There’s no doubt that it’s much easier to understand the product if it is marketed in sides. However, some manufacturers don’t like to use such a simple method – and will seemingly complicate the matter by dealing in pages.

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Cloud Security and Cloud Benefits, Why So Many Businesses Use The Cloud

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In the last 5 years, the way in which businesses are using computers has changed greatly and nowadays, more and more companies are moving to cloud solutions for their business dealings. The cloud is based on the internet and it allows confines to avoid the use of multiple applications and pieces of software in-house. There are so many benefits to cloud based software for business and recently we have seen a huge push on cloud security and cloud solutions for all kinds of business.  

If you aren’t sure whether or not the cloud would be a good fit for your business, let’s take al look at some of the benefits to see how you can increase your success by using this option.  

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Disaster Recovery  

Losing files or important pieces of information can be easily done by accident or even from a security threat and the consequences of losing this data altogether could be catastrophic. Your business can avoid this problem altogether by using the cloud to store information and to protect important details about the clients and the business on the whole. If you are using the cloud and the worst should happen, recovering your information will be easy.

Flexibility

For any business who uses bandwidth with fluctuating demands, a cloud-based service is absolutely ideal as it can use the remote servers so that you will be able to scale up and down whenever you need to.

Software Updates

It is vital that you keep your computers up to date and security conscious and very often it can be easy to miss software updates on various applications that you use. When you use the cloud however, this problem is eradicated entirely as the software will automatically be kept up to date in order to keep you business and its data secure, and running at top speed.

Flexible Working

Through the use of the loud you will be able to access just about any area of your business, no matter where you are in the world. This is one of the biggest benefits to cloud computing and there are employees and bosses who are able to work from home thanks to cloud computing. In fact, there are some businesses whose employees are completely remote and rely on the cloud-based service to work from home or anywhere else that they choose. If you can create an environment like this then you can save money on many areas of your business such as rent and office space.

Security

Using the cloud is the most security conscious way of using computers within the business and it is very, very difficult for anyone to attack your business’ information if you rely upon the cloud. The reason behind this is that every single piece of valuable information about your business exists on the cloud so if a laptop or device is lost, nobody can access that information as you can use the cloud software to remotely delete the device.

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Spent the Day at a Party

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I got the invitation from my boss, although it was not so that I could drink and have fun. He knows very well that I used to work for a fancy restaurant when I was in college, in fact I learned almost enough to be called a chef. In fact I never really liked it, mostly because of the constant yelling. It seems like everyone was always shouting at everyone. At any rate this friend of his had moved into the new Parc life Executive Condos, a huge new complex with a big park around it. I assume that all of the land is not really suitable for development, but they have a bunch of water in it.

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