Monthly Archive:: December 2013

It’s important to protect profits, and one way to do this is to put your office on lockdown to prevent theft. There are plenty of sources of theft, so thinking carefully about how to protect your office will be important. Here are six ways to start your comprehensive office protection plan. Hire Strong IT Staff Hacking is the newest avenue for thieves to empty your bank accounts. Make sure that your company files are well protected by hiring good IT staff. These employees can put good security measures in place and periodically update your security package. A strong IT staff can set up firewalls and other security measures to protect your data. You also want to make sure that you password protect your internet connections,

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Fifty-eight-year-old Garry Last, a Winnipeg-born hiker, went on a solo hike in British Columbia in September 2013. He carried a satphone so that he could call to update a group of students during his adventure. One day, while he was crossing a creek, the bridge snapped. Mr. Last plunged to the surface below, breaking his knee when he hit the ground. He dragged himself into a clearing and used his satphone to call for help. A helicopter brought in rescuers two hours later.His rescuers told him that five years ago, another man had gone missing in the same area and had never been found. Mr. Last was found in BC’s Spatsizi Wilderness Park, where September temperatures average 7 C (45 F) during the day and

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With the increasing proliferation of Web services that provide cloud computing innovations, more companies have begun to adopt an external model in which their applications, services and data are stored and accessible in the cloud. It’s an excellent system for companies who want to be able to rapidly expand while keeping costs low, but it’s not completely suitable for other companies who still need to provide internal, non-cloud services. As a result, some organizations have begun to use a hybrid system that combines both external and internal servers. Greater than the Sum of its Parts Although it shares the common paradigm of “the cloud,” a hybrid cloud system is very distinct from a separate, standalone cloud architecture. Public clouds are systems from a third-party provider that can

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which regulates the US securities industry, has had several recent, notable developments. The SEC has been dealing with both internal and external problems while moving forward in new arenas. Here’s a look: Insider Trading Makes Headlines According to a press release on the matter, the SEC has charged a hedge fund trader, Mark Megalli, with using insider trading to build up a $3.2 million advantage. Also involved was Eric Martin, who supplied the insider information and has been in trouble with the SEC before. Insider trading has been making lots of headlines for the SEC, both good and bad–for instance, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently triumphed in his own insider trading battle against the SEC. SEC Examiner Suspended

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As the economy begins its long road toward recovery, and unemployment figures finally begin to improve, many career-minded individuals are looking for jobs that provide satisfaction, security, and competitive salaries. If finding the career of your dreams is your goal, here are just a few ideas to get you started. 1. Software Development A key principle of a successful business is that it should provide a needed service. Software developers do so by providing companies with much-needed computer programming and advice on anything from ad campaigns to website design. As a software developer, expect a more casual environment to work in than a conventional office. In fact, entrepreneurs in software development such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates completely re-imagined how the traditional business should

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If you want to make money in 2014, then you need to know the best areas to invest it. The key to successful investing is to keep an eye on the industries that are primed to get hot in the near future. If you are looking for the best investments in 2014, check out this list of the five hottest industries that are going to see the most growth in 2014. Consumer Review Sites One of the hottest industries in the online universe is the world of consumer review sites. People love to get a review of places before they go there. A site like Yelp is a prime example. Investors who want to make some money should think about investing in a company that

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The great thing about shopping nowadays is that it is now possible to do it online. The Internet and worldwide web have revolutionized many aspects of everyday life. Shopping is the one that it has perhaps had the greatest impact on. Through the web you will be able to find all sorts of unique promotional gifts. The web is so flexible and filled with so many sites that offer great products that you are almost guaranteed to find something that you like. Winter weather heralds the coming of short days and cold nights. Such conditions set people to the mood of staying, bundling up, and enjoying time with friends, family, and loved ones. To perfect the mood and scene it is often helpful to put

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One of the easiest ways to lose your audience is with a boring slide show presentation. Power Point presentations have unfortunately become synonymous with long, drawn out speeches which trigger nap time. If you want to keep your audience engaged, follow a few tips to make sure you are giving a stellar performance. Use Photos and Graphics People hate walls of text. They simply tune it out. It’s visually unappealing, difficult to read and boring. Bullet points are a slight improvement but even they can cause your audience’s eyes to glaze over. If you want to talk about the emergence of technology in the workforce, don’t list three bullet points about computers, headsets and instant messaging. Show a photo of a person using their computer,

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If you have an e-commerce or a simple website, SSL certification is very much necessary. With this in mind, taking the help of the best Comodo certificates is very much important order to secure your website with 256-bit encryption. This enables hackers to leave trying to hack your website, as it is close to impossible to get it done. Moreover, the seal of the website is definitely good to reflect upon the protective nature that your customers are going to feel once they enter the sensitive credit card information in order to purchase the goods. Below mentioned are almost all Comodo Certificates that you can find in the Market: EV SSL is the foremost authority when it comes to getting the best possible SSL certification

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Every business website requires different functionalities to meet its specific needs. Fortunately, a wide variety of popular web apps make it easier for businesses to add specific capabilities to their websites. However, finding the right web hosting provider to host these apps can go a long way toward maximizing their effectiveness. Once you’ve determined which web apps need to be included on your business’s website, you then need to focus on finding a web hosting provider that can support those specific apps. Popular Apps and their Web Hosting Requirements Although each business must decide which web apps will help them meet their goals, looking at a few examples could illustrate why it’s so important to pick the right web hosting service. Bravo Video is an app that allows

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If you have tried workout, dieting, fasting and almost starved to lose extra weight, but still you have not come close to the recommended weight level then you must definitely try weight loss supplements. After searching over the internet for health supplement, you may be unable to decide, which product is best for you. The information given below will help you choose the best product. There are numerous health supplements available in the health and fitness market, which offer various benefits. Among them, the product, which is gaining more popularity, is raspberry ketone. It is a metabolic compound present in red raspberries. It is also found in cranberries and blackberries. This product is mainly used in food additives, perfumes and cosmetics to give a sweet

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Whether it’s for a birthday, an anniversary, or a holiday, gift ideas can be few and far between for the picky person who already has everything you’ve thought of. So why not consider something truly unique, such as a police scanner? A police scanner is an awesome little gadget that can make it easy for anyone to listen in on the communications conducted amongst emergency service personnel, meteorologists, and more. The term “police scanner” is actually a catch-all term for any type of device that can pick up on the radio waves generated by emergency radio broadcast systems. You’re probably already familiar with them if you’ve ever had alerts from a weather-based emergency broadcast system cut into the music playing on your radio station. But

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Robert Gagné was an American educational psychologist renowned for his insights into the psyche of learning and his advancements in the instructional design and technology field. While his later work continued to plumb unexplored ground in the newer worlds of computer- and multimedia-based learning environments, his original, ground-breaking work on instruction is still regarded as required reading for anyone learning to teach. Here then are Robert Gagne’s nine general steps of instruction: Gain the Student’s Attention – While most teachers will admit that this task is easier said than done, they recognize that it is the most fundamental of requirements for teaching a class. Whether you introduce an intriguing problem, present a new situation or merely ask a question, you must engage your audience. Describe

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Have you ever tried to log onto a website and for some strange reason it wouldn’t allow you to connect? Depending on your current needs, it could be a minor inconvenience or downright annoying. However, for the site itself, these short outages can cause problems that reach far beyond annoyance. These outages are called downtime and are one of the biggest enemies of any company that conducts business online. Learn more about what downtime is, these far-reaching effects and what solutions are available to solve the downtime dilemma — then, you can better learn how to prevent or deal with this issue as a business owner yourself. What Exactly is Downtime Anyway? There are actually two different types of downtime. Planned downtime is when a company

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An office chair can be a blessing or a curse for the user’s back. For maximum productivity, each worker should have his or her own chair. Having chairs built with custom measurements for each employee is not financially feasible. Fortunately, many models of office chairs that have adjustable parts to allow users to sit comfortably are available today. The following steps will help identify the right chair for each user. The seat should be wide enough to accommodate the user’s seat and thighs comfortably. The person should be able to sit in the chair with his or her back against the backrest and the knees off the seat. The seat’s height should be adjustable to allow the person to sit with both feet flat on

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In this day and time, having your own business is the most stable and the most effective means to earn a living. However, establishing a big business will take much time and energy. If you are looking for a great business idea that will help you augment your income, then you should invest on snack vending machines. Having your own vending machine business will earn you a big amount of money without you having to do anything. All that you need to do is invest a certain amount of money at the starting point. Once you have earned your capital back, you will be able to continue earning money from your vending machine business with minimal effort. A vending machine business is a very convenient

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The proliferation of communication technologies has dynamically changed the way people communicate nowadays. With the advent of Internet, as one of the basic components of modern life, technology has become pervasive reshaping communication methods in modern times. Gone are the days when communication channels were limited to face-to-face conversations, mail and telegraphs. The ever-increasing innovations in the world of technology power new opportunities for people to connect the world. Instead of sending a mail by post we write an electronic mail, instead of being tied to the landline phones we can now reach people from anywhere by calling from our mobile device, instead of crossing thousands of miles we can communicate with people far away  instantly through video chatting. In the 21st century people become

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If you run an online business, you will receive customers from all over the world. Online global commerce has grown exponentially in the last 10 years for a variety of reasons including new technology, payment processing services across multiple currencies and the growth of Internet availability anywhere in the world. Therefore, it is important for you to understand how the multi-currency payment processing system works, since in all likelihood, this is how you will receive payments from your customers. The gist of this system is not hard to understand, as long as you already know how international banks make money transfers globally. Multi-Currency Payment Processing Eases the Payment Process For Your Customers The multi-currency payment processing system makes it easier for your clients to send

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A catastrophic data loss event can be a disaster for your business. Even when your computer system is modern and well-maintained, it may fail at some point in the future. The very best servers are still vulnerable to data loss and damage. Your backup strategy should be designed to protect you and your customers from the negative results of server failure. It is crucial to maintain a good server backup if you want to avoid difficulties. These four hints will help you design the backup plan that works best for you. 1. Know What You Need to Protect Every business uses different sorts of data. Your business probably has customer databases, sales figures, advertising copy, transaction records, and other crucial files to protect. A real

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