On March 9, @shrmnextchat chatted with the SHRM Government Affairs Team about the SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference. In case you missed this important chat filled with great insights about HR advocacy, you can see all the tweets here: [View the story “#Nextchat RECAP: SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference” on Storify]
Chances are, you already use the cloud in some area of your life. Whether it’s storing photos from your phone or listening to streaming music, cloud has quickly become essential to modern life. Yet many small businesses are still using antiquated processes to store and share their files. As digital data grows, those systems are no longer adequate.Benefits of cloud migration can be significant, including lower office expenses and increased efficiency, but there’s a lot of confusion around getting started. Check out the info below to build a strong foundation for your small business cloud.What Is Cloud Storage?The cloud is a network of servers that handles data remotely. A cloud network can store data — like all those images we upload to Facebook — or serve up applications for streaming services like Spotify.The most immediate benefit of using the cloud is easy access. Salesforce sums it up nicely: “Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people to access the same kinds of applications through the internet.”How Can the Cloud Help Small Business?Storing data in the cloud gives small business employees the ability to work from anywhere. You might be giving a PowerPoint presentation to a potential client downtown while an analyst compiles a weekly report from home and someone in the office enters data. Whatever the scenario, you’re all accessing the same data in real time. The cloud boosts efficiency by keeping all your files in the same place and accessible from anywhere.Not only is that data readily available, but working in the cloud also reduces the need for expensive IT hardware and on-site software. Employees just need a computer to access a variety of services such as video conferencing, mobile and internet convergence, data sharing, integrated messaging, and software that was previously only available with the purchase of a license. Cloud-based software is also constantly updated, so you’re always using the latest version.Another significant benefit of moving small business services to the cloud is the ability to scale. When you need more processing power or data storage, it’s easy to expand without changing hardware — and without the unproductive downtime that usually comes with an IT upgrade.Cloud Options and Where to StartCloud computing has reached a level of maturity that makes it accessible to small business, but the host of options can be overwhelming. Start by researching some of the best cloud services for small businesses. Most fall into categories, so you can choose based on your needs:Communications and commerce-based toolsSecurity and network monitoringFinancial toolsIt’s important to vet cloud service providers before adopting one, just as you would any other service provider. Consider a few key elements when looking for an online storage provider, including proven infrastructure and an active, established user base.When assessing a provider, take a look at the company’s security measures as well. Many small business owners report being concerned about the security of remotely accessed cloud-based systems. However, broad scrutiny, higher standards, and ongoing audits result in a more secure cloud overall. Small businesses can do their part to maintain data security by ensuring tight permissions, and by identifying risks in the office.You can find more tips on cloud adoption — as well as resources specific to small business — by visiting our Small Business Hub. And to join the conversation, be sure to follow @IntelSmallBiz on Twitter.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona chief Abidal: Murillo deal won’t hurt our kidsby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona chief Eric Abidal insists the arrival of Jeison Murillo will not work against their youth policy.Murillo has arrived on-loan from Valencia.Abidal said, “Our bet on the juniors is still the same, it does not change anything.”Now it’s time to compete and here the coach is happy to welcome him. I hope that in the future players continue to rise as they have done so far.”We are always attentive to what happens in the market.”
Man City boss Guardiola: We must seduce fans about Champions Leagueby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the fans need to be “seduced” after club polls showed supporters would prefer to win the Premier League than the Champions League.City open their ninth successive home campaign in the competition on Tuesday when they host Croatia’s Dinamo Zagreb.”I know for fans the Premier League is most exciting. But this competition is nice too,” said City boss Guardiola.”We are going to try and seduce our fans and say: ‘We can do it.'”The best they have managed during Guardiola’s three campaigns is two quarter-finals, which ended in defeats by Liverpool and Tottenham.”We have done polls and people prefer, by far, to win the Premier League rather than the Champions League,” said Guardiola.”I don’t know why but that is the reality of our club and we have to accept it. I think it is because, in the past, they were not in this competition.”We were at home in the bars, drinking beer watching Liverpool and [Manchester] United. That’s the culture of the club.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
COLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Note to graduate assistants everywhere – most of you cannot stop a collegiate running back who is running at full speed. In the below video, posted by OSU assistant Corey Dennis, graduate assistant Brian Mason, who is standing on the sideline, gets absolutely trucked by a Buckeyes running back during practice. He does his best to brace himself beforehand, but it doesn’t really seem to matter.It looks like the staff is having some fun with the clip. Enjoy:The @S1LVERBULLETS might need to find a new coach… @Mason_BM pic.twitter.com/tGg3WBHe3a— Corey Dennis (@Coreydennis_) December 16, 2015OMG…. https://t.co/fkgZRfFDu8— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) December 16, 2015
Clemson Beach PartyPlaying in the College Football Playoff isn’t all business and hard work. There’s room for fun and games as well, which it looks like the Clemson Tigers are finding time for today.After practice, Clemson hit the sands for a team beach party. Looking at the photo and video documentation of the event, it sure looks like they had a good time. Great to see Dabo leading #AmazingGrace, @JordanLeggett16 and team to victory in beach volleyball! #ClemsonFamily pic.twitter.com/vgSu4InFJM— Jim Clements (@ClemsonPrez) December 28, 2015The Tigers had some time to relax and enjoy the beach this afternoon! @ClemsonFB #ALLIN #CapitalOneOrangeBowlpic.twitter.com/eonXqeWVvl— Orange Bowl (@OrangeBowl) December 28, 2015Sun, water, sand, jet skis, volleyball, burgers, music… What a time to be a Tiger. #ALLIN at the @OrangeBowl https://t.co/c3tOTvZivK— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) December 29, 2015How about Dabo with the spike in beach volleyball?No one got hurt, the weather was great and everyone had fun. Looks like winning all around for the Tigers.
Clemson FansClemson didn’t win the national title on Monday night, but the Tigers still proved themselves worthy, pushing Alabama to the brink in a 45-40 loss. Clemson fans in attendance at the game, despite the loss, appear to have recognized that fact.According to a number of fans at the contest, Clemson supporters did the program’s “cadence count” as they left the stadium. Pretty cool.Doing the cadence count on the way out of the #NationalChampionship is what the #ClemsonFamily is all about. C u in Tampa next year! #ALLIN— Murphy Andrews (@murphy_and) January 12, 2016Clemson fans doing the cadence count walking out. Love that passion !— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) January 12, 2016The cadence count from the crowd put me over. The tears are coming but I am so incredibly proud of this team. #ClemsonFamily #AllIn— Callie Hahn (@CallieHahndro) January 12, 2016This will be tough for Clemson fans to swallow, but there’s no doubt that the program is in good shape. Dabo Swinney will have the Tigers back in the title game sooner rather than later.
OSU sophomore linebacker Jerome Baker (17) intercepts a ball in the second half of the Buckeyes’ 30-27 overtime win against Michigan on Nov. 26. Credit: Lantern File PhotoOhio State’s wide receiver and punt and kickoff returner Parris Campbell was named to the Paul Hornung watch list Monday, while linebackers Jerome Baker and Chris Worley were put on the Butkus Award watch list.The Butkus Award is given to nation’s top linebacker and was last won by a Buckeye in 2007 when James Laurinaitis took home the award. The Hornung, which a Buckeye has never won in its seven-year existence, is awarded to the nation’s most versatile player in a major college football conference by the Louisville Sports Commission. Baker and Worley were staples of the 2016 linebacking corp and figure to lead a fierce unit in 2017. Baker, a junior from Cleveland, tallied 83 tackles last season, including 9.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks. He started 12 of 13 games for Ohio State and recorded a career high 15 tackles against Michigan.Worley, a senior captain from Cleveland, recorded 70 tackles last season and started in all 13 games. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker is expected to play the Mike position in the fall.Campbell, a redshirt junior wideout from Akron, Ohio, will be one of Ohio State’s top targets at wide receiver in 2017, as well as its premier return man. Campbell caught 13 passes for 121 yards last season and led the Big Ten in kickoff return average with 27.8 yards per return.Campbell and Worley join 10 other teammates on watch lists this season. For Baker, this is his third watch list nomination having received a nod for the Bronko Nagurski watch list and the Bednarik Award watch list.
September 19, 2007 SASHA SHANTI was born on August 16. 2007 and weighed 9 lbs 10 oz. [see posting 8.17.07] He was born here at Arcosanti in the Begin-Tollas residence, the west foundry apartment. He is healthy and cheerful and growing in leaps and bounds. [Photo & text: sa] [from upper left] The Arcosanti crew had a baby-shower for the new arrival in the Colly Garden infront of the Vaults. With a pot-luck of lots of delicious dishes. Mary Hoadley with Sasha. [Photos & text: sa] [from upper left] Sasha Shanti, almost a month old. Workshop participant Amber Klatt and cafe manager Carrie Krueger with Sasha. The proud parents David Tollas and Nadia Begin. Nadias friend and alumna Segolene Gautier traveled from Canada to be here for the big occasion. [Photos & text: sa]
Interactive TV technology provider Zappware is providing an over-the-top TV platform to Serbian cable provider SBB and its Slovenian and Bosnian subsidiary Telemach.The platform supports linear and non-linear TV on a range of mobile and fixed devices including iOS and Android devices, Windows and Mac computers and set-top boxes.SBB initially used the platform to deliver services under the D3 Go brand to households outside its existing cable footprint, and then extended this to offer services to multiple devices. Other technology partners include Anevia, Envivio, NXP and Verimatrix.“The additions Zappware has designed to enhance the OTT solution will increase the stickiness of our services, making subscribers much more likely to continue to take advantage of our offerings,” said Victoriya Boklag, Deputy CEO of SBB.