Dogs of Europe: A One of a Kind Income Solution

We are thrilled to introduce the latest addition to Durig’s portfolio of investment solutions, the Dogs of Europe.  Designed to capture the high quality dividends of European Blue Chips with the potential to grow income over time, this new portfolio strategy allows investors to participate in European equity trends with the help and support of a registered investment advisor in the United States.

Russia Planning to Create an Alternative to GitHub – Goodbye Russia from the Global Market

Russia is planning to create its own alternative to the Microsoft owned GitHub, a global company that provides hosting for software development, version control using Git. Microsoft acquired the company in 2018 for $7.5 billion. It offers all of the distributed version control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features.

7 Top E-Commerce Tools That Help Convert Visitors into Buyers

If your struggling website gets great traffic, but the number of people who convert to customers remains small, you can take help from various E-Commerce tools. Now is the time to close all your side tabs, and focus on converting your website visitors into buyers. You need to give it a lot of attention as conversion needs setting up a strategy, as well as putting it to a test.

How Blockchain is Changing Media and Entertainment?

Blockchain in media and entertainment? Wait, wasn’t it associated with cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin? Yes, but it has much more potential than we believe. In the media and entertainment industry, it can assist with not just content, but protect and monetize intellectual property.

Let’s go back and have a brief overview of blockchain. It’s the type of data structure that can create a digital ledger of transactions. This ledger can be shared among a distributed network of computers. The platforms built on blockchain can record and distribute and unchallengeable version of the truth to multiple parties. This could be useful in improving the effectiveness of the value chain in the industry.

Improved Tax Withholding Estimator Helps Workers Target the Refund They Want – Shows How to Fill Out New 2020 W-4

The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new and improved Tax Withholding Estimator, designed to help workers target the refund they want by having the right amount of federal income tax taken out of their pay. The Tax Withholding Estimator, now available on IRS.gov, incorporates the changes from the redesigned Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate, that employees can fill out and give to their employers this year.

Data Breach: Security Investigation, Detection and Rapid Response

Investigation and rapid response is critical for day-to-day alert handling, routine “hunting,” as well as, investigation of a breach situation. In all of the security scenarios, performing the task to quickly respond and understand the context is critical. The faster a threat and its impact can be detected and investigated, the faster a decision can be made on the impact and the appropriate course of action initiated, and the less likely an attack will impact an organization.

Why You Should Pay Employees a Competitive Salary?

The parameters to accept a job offer may be subjective but there is one thing that job seekers always keep tabs on- Remuneration. Vaguely scrolling through the post/ ad, the eyes of a prospect directly land and zoom in on the CTC offered. Everyone knows their competence level, they also know their worth and value in the market and that’s exactly where a competitive pay comes into play! One can overlook the recognition or brand value of the organization, ignore the company location and shift timings, even sideline the company’s environment and culture, but there is no compromise with a well-deserved salary package.

How to Obtain Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189

If Australia is your dream country and you want to stay and live in Australia then a skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 is the best option for you. This visa permits you to stay in Australia legally without any issues. Visa Subclass 189 is for the skilled employee who holds employment on Australia’s skilled occupation list. The skilled occupation list is already characterized by the Australian government. To apply the Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189, You need to complete the skills assessment that shows you have required qualifications and skills for specific occupations. Your occupation must be from the skilled occupation list. The eligible occupation list is declared by the Australian government. Positions like Architects, engineers, physicians, construction managers, programmers, social workers, welders, electricians, nurses, dentists, teachers, carpenters are involved in Australia’s skilled occupation list.

Change the Economics of Server Virtualization

Businesses are transforming their IT environment by moving to a software‑defined infrastructure. This improves asset utilization through consolidation leveraging virtualization and containerization, improving efficiencies and reducing costs through infrastructure automation, and building a Hybrid IT infrastructure to optimally address a range of workload and IT service delivery needs.

Cloud-Based Data Protection for Endpoints and Cloud Apps

Workforce mobility today is an essential part of any business, but it creates a number of challenges for IT. Data spread across devices and cloud services, unpredictable schedules, and varied network connections all complicate efforts to protect and govern enterprise information. With inSync, companies can protect their data stored in the cloud or on mobile devices while also addressing rising compliance and legal needs.

Five Challenges To Solve When Modernizing Your Infrastructure

The AI-based applications and real-time data needs of the future will require an integrated, intelligent architecture that is capable of storing, managing and processing all sources and types of data while scaling to manage the ever-growing assimilation of data. Is your infrastructure ready to support the new workloads, architecture and expectations of the future?

Embarking on a Journey to Become a College President

The college president is the leader of a college or university. A professional capable of transforming institutions with new skills and capabilities, handling a problem and addressing the new era of student activism gets honored as president by the university board and search committees.

To pursue a career as a college president, a doctorate in education, economics, or a related field and gaining higher education leadership programs is preferred. Above all, you should have an inclination toward meeting hundreds of people, promoting novel concepts, influencing the lives and future of countless students. It should be your forte.

YOUR CLOUD, YOUR WAY: Build Your Enterprise Cloud With Innovative Private Cloud Solutions

Companies must innovate in order to survive. Since 2000, 52% of the Fortune 500 have been acquired or have gone bankrupt. Only 12% of those that existed in 1955 exist today. In a marketplace that is competitive, unforgiving, and waits for no one, companies that don’t constantly redefine themselves based on customer needs and market dynamics simply cease to exist.

Windows Servers and Storage – Choosing Your Server

A physical server is such a fundamental component of an information-processing system that its operational state directly affects an organization’s ability to run the business. Selecting, installing and implementing your servers are critical challenges. When deciding which servers to invest in, first carefully consider your proposed use. Start by making a thorough list of the applications your organization needs to run properly. Then talk to the likely users of those applications. The applications themselves can generally be put into two broad categories:

Critical Questions When Assessing Your E-commerce Platform

A purpose-built, cloud-based commerce platform is essential to maintaining a competitive eCommerce presence. Once you’ve reached the limitations of your current solution, it’s time to graduate to an updated system capable of growing with your business. Choosing a new eCommerce platform is a significant investment in your future requiring careful allocation of time and resources.

Online HR Courses Help to Do Your Job Better

Continuous learning is essential to seek newer opportunities and move up the career ladder. It is important to learn new skills, keep pace with the latest trends, develop leadership abilities, and more.

Continuing education for people especially those who are in the human resources (HR) field comes with several advantages. The work environment today is more diverse with different generations working together like Millennials, Baby Boomers, Gen X, Y, Z, and what not.  This leads to a significant employment gap as they have different learnings, styles, and beliefs about work. Moreover, an inclusive workforce, remote workforce, techno-friendly work culture, etc., are also in the field which makes HR professionals difficult to navigate through this shift in the workforce.

SD-WAN: Security, Application Experience and Operational Simplicity Drive Market Growth

SD-WAN at its core helps enterprises achieve dynamic alignment among business and IT strategy, application policy, and WAN configuration. In other words, it enables the WAN to provide the application experience (reliability, availability, performance), and application security demanded by business users, and the operational simplicity that IT and network admins yearn for in the current paradigm of rising IT complexity. We further explore these three key value drivers of SD-WAN adoption below:

DHX Media / Wildbrain Bonds, Short Term, High Yield, Fixed Income Investment, Yielding Over 9.5% YTM

This week, Durig’s weekly bond review takes another look at a Canadian company that focuses on children’s content and brands. You may not have heard of WildBrain (formerly DHX Media), but you may know some of its beloved characters, which includes the Peanuts gang, Teletubbies, Inspector Gadget and the Degrassi franchise. WildBrain released its first quarter results for fiscal year 2020 (three months ending September 30, 2019). The company’s wildly successful YouTube Channel, WildBrain Spark, has continued its outstanding growth from the past few quarters. Along with the great news on WildBrain Spark, there were other wins in the quarter as well (see bullets above).

7 Elements of Cybersecurity Readiness

An organization cannot achieve cybersecurity readiness without a comprehensive understanding of its most important information assets, how its information systems and networks operate, how its information systems support business operations, and what information is moving in, out and through its networks. Discover the 7 elements of cybersecurity readiness your organization needs to possess for a high degree of situational awareness into network operations and network utilization.

A Short Guide on Working Capital Meaning and Calculation

Working capital is the total surplus of a company’s current assets over its current liabilities. It is widely used as an indicator of the aggregate capital of that organization, as well as its short-term financial position and overall efficiency. Working capital is used to gauge several parameters like the liquidity level of a company, available liquid cash, total account receivables, inventory, and investments.

Rheinmetall – German Champion Facing Disruptions in the Defense World

Rheinmetall, a top-performer in arms exports

Post-war Germany isn’t the best place to manufacture and sell guns, let’s face it. Despite the difficult domestic market, Rheinmetall has succeeded in developing, through an aggressive and effective internationalization strategy.

GlobalNet analyst Otfried Nassauer writes: “For more than ten years, Rheinmetall AG has been pursuing a strategy of internationalization. Its argument is that, since Germany orders too little military equipment, and at the same time is very restrictive with arms-export licenses, the firm is forced to internationalize its business and produce increasingly abroad, and without making use of German intellectual-property rights that would give the German government the right of approval. Only in this way can Rheinmetall maintain its military competence and capacities, and utilize the production capacity.

7 Highly-Awaited Big Data Conferences in 2020

Are you a business entity that somewhat depends on the availability of consumer data and insights to anticipate future business possibilities and trends? If yes, then you must attend these 10 globally-impactful data science conferences scheduled in the first half of 2020 across varied locations on the globe.

And mind you, there could not be a slim possibility of your business not depending on consumer insights and related data. And therefore, attending these highly informative and eye-opening big data conferences would certainly help you flourish your business throughout 2020 and beyond.

A Global Investor’s Alternative

Relationships Founded in Trust for Global Investors

A Registered Financial Advisor such as Durig is a fiduciary and have the duty to always act in the best interests of their clients.  Because of this duty, the incentive / fee structure is built into the relationship to ensure that advisors compensation is tied directly to the clients’ success.

The nature of the relationship between a client and a registered investment advisor is a bit different than other financial professionals, especially around the globe.

5 Big Myths of AI and Machine Learning Debunked

AI has been with us in one form or another for over 60 years and yet it seems to be more misunderstood today than ever. It’s not for lack of trying. Venture capital investment in AI now tops $3 billion annually, and the number of active startups in the U.S. that are developing AI technologies has gone up by a factor of 14 since 2000. A huge number of consumer products are now being built with AI, from smartphones that understand what we say to smart dolls that can understand how your child feels.

The Pros and Cons of a Serverless Architecture, and How to Prepare

The term serverless generates a lot of discussion. What exactly does it mean, and how can it help developers move from a monolithic architecture into a distributed one? Similarly, there is also confusion about the different benefits of containers and serverless architectures. Both architectures are modern approaches to application management, and each has specific benefits.

Question for Socialist Democrats: “Why Do You Want to Destroy Our Country?”

Since the earliest days of the Obama administration, the (left) Democrats have been moving to establish a Socialist Democracy in the United States. Let’s face it, Obama wore many hats.

Iran is a Socialist country and its powers-to-be are constantly and consistently oppressing its people. It’s easily seen by the number of protestors in the streets of Iran over the last few days that have been crying out for the removal of the Iranian leadership. Those people know that a Socialist country is not a good thing. It’s no secret that Obama paid Iran billions of dollars in bribe money. It could have been tracked to if it were electronically transferred to Iran. Cash only lets them spend it wherever and with whomever, and with no oversight or future explanation of what it was spent on. One thing is certain, they didn’t spend it on the people of Iran.

IRS Helps Workers, Businesses with New Gig Economy Tax Center

The Internal Revenue Service recently launched a new Gig Economy Tax Center on IRS.gov to help people in this growing area meet their tax obligations by providing more streamlined information.

“The IRS developed this online center to help taxpayers in this emerging segment of the economy,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Whether renting out a spare bedroom or providing car rides, we want people to understand the rules so they can stay compliant with their taxes and avoid surprises down the line.”

Spanish Speaking Nations Now Have Worldwide Access to Low Cost Freelance Global Gigs

Spanish is the fourth largest language in the world behind English, Chinese and Hindi. There are 23 counties that have Spanish as their official language and those countries are spread over four continents.  Now all Spanish speaking countries of the world have access to post their Freelance Global Gigs services in Spanish which is then available in over 100 leading worldwide languages.

Best 5 Gadgets of 2020 that Bring Comfort to Your Office

Monday and Tuesday means the start of a new work week! Just the thought makes a lot of us wince during the weekend when we think of gearing up for the grind in the morning. If you are an entrepreneur or just a full-time employee – where you deal with a lot of activities and people – your day is more likely an exhausting one. Take a look at these latest gadgets that bring you all the comfort you need while working at a desk.

IRS Free File Now Available – Do Taxes Online for Free

Most taxpayers can get an early start on their federal tax returns as IRS Free File – featuring brand-name online tax providers – opened on Friday, January 10, 2020 at IRS.gov/FreeFile for the 2020 tax filing season.

Taxpayers whose adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less in 2019 – covering most people – can do their taxes now, and the Free File provider will submit the return once the IRS officially opens the 2020 tax filing season on Jan. 27 and starts processing tax returns.

World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi Attracts 800 Exhibitors

The 2020 session of the World Future Energy Summit opened today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, amid wide participation of hundreds of exhibitors and the presence of tens of thousands from across the region and the world. Business leaders, experts, suppliers and buyers were there, seeking to conclude commercial deals and exchange knowledge and experiences on the latest innovations and technologies. It is the largest event in the field of sustainability and future energy in the Middle East and Africa.

NetApp Storage for Windows Environments: Challenges and Solutions

Windows environments in today’s businesses can be complex. There are a variety of users to accommodate, ranging from product-collateral hungry salespeople, to engineering power users, to the compliance and cost-conscious executive. These users depend on the many critical applications running on different Windows servers: applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server for messaging, Microsoft SQL Server supporting tasks such as order management, and Microsoft SharePoint Server for collaboration and workflow. Additionally, also found in these environments are file servers to provide Windows file storage used to store critical documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and engineering data.

Maximize Hybrid IT Availability With HPE and Veeam

Organizations are embracing hybrid IT to combine the value of on-premises infrastructure with the agility and cost savings of public and hybrid clouds. In these environments, IT has the flexibility to choose the right platform for specific workloads based on requirements for security, performance, compliance or other factors. With integrated solutions from HPE and Veeam, hybrid IT can also empower organizations to achieve major improvements in Availability and data protection. Here’s how.

Five Reasons Why Mobilizing Windows Applications is Simpler Than You Think

One can no longer ignore the emerging momentum in mobile device computing. The portable convenience of tablets and even smartphones has begun to impact productivity across virtually every industry. People can now interface with both customers and business applications directly at the point of sale. Time-sensitive professionals can enjoy relevant information irrespective of location. Even IT gains operational efficiencies in keeping business technologies running and up-to-date.

How Companies that Act Fast on Engagement Outpace the Competition

Employee engagement is not a trend. Businesses that don’t address engagement, that fail to actively—and urgently—engage their employees risk being left far, far, behind. Two years ago, the Gallup Employee Engagement poll told businesses what most of us already knew. Employees were not engaged in their work. But the Gallup report provided statistics that could no longer be ignored.

Sharjah Welcomes Companies and Brands to Steel Fab 2020

At least 300 companies and 700 brands from 35 countries will showcase advanced technology and participate in the 16th metal industry and steel exhibition, Steel Fab 2020, from January 13-16 at the Expo Centre Sharjah. The most recent innovations in the forefront in the steel industry, metal forming, surface preparation, finishing and cutting, welding tools and techniques, and machinery manufacturing reflect the importance of the exhibition. It is the most prominent trade event specialized in the field of steel industry at the level of the UAE and the region.

The Artificial Intelligence Effect on Industrial Products

Processes, workflows and the understanding of performance are dramatically changing. Operations can no longer work in linear execution, or in isolation of other functional work streams such as engineering, maintenance and planning. Instead, the value chain needs to perform as an integrated whole to support the fluctuating demand cycles and higher cost supply activities.

Alibaba Cloud Wins National Technology Invention Award

On the morning of January 10, the National Science and Technology Awards Conference was held in Beijing. Alibaba Cloud has won two national awards, the National Technology Invention Award and the National Science and Technology Progress Award. The award-winning technology is derived from a decade of technology and strategic investment, and has served hundreds of millions of people.

CES 2020: New Blueprints for Future Mobility

The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opened on the 7th in Las Vegas. The latest artificial intelligence and 5G technology are increasingly integrated with car companies, and many new products, and cutting-edge travel solutions, have appeared on the show. Many companies, including traditional car companies and well-known electronics manufacturers, have released eye-catching new products at this exhibition, depicting the increasingly intelligent, safe and clean industrial development direction.

5 Must-Have Tech Gadgets in 2020 for Entrepreneurs

To boost productivity in the workplace, you will need to invest in some tech gadgets. Some devices work better than others. In this article, we have covered some of the best tech gadgets for entrepreneurs suggested by The Icon Tech. These tools will not only hone your productivity but also make your work extremely enjoyable.

Let us look at some of the tech devices you should consider getting in 2020 as an entrepreneur.

How to Use Content to Generate Leads for Your Business

Content is the pillar of your website, social media, and marketing campaigns. Without content, it’s impossible to scale your business. Search all the top websites on Google and what you’ll find is plenty of content counting in their digital presence. It’s of high importance!

So, if you have a digital website and you’re still not using content to optimize and grow, you’re missing a golden opportunity for success. Also, if you’re passionate about making sales for your company, then content strategy is something you need to work on.

Chinese Housing Companies’ Overseas Financing Volume Increased by More Than 50% in 2019

Since January 2020, real estate companies have continued to issue intensive financing plans. On January 8, Longhu Group announced the issuance of a total of $650 million with a maximum interest rate of 3.85%. As of the 7th, eight companies including Country Garden, Longhu, and Hejing Taifu have successively released more than the $2 billion in financing plans.