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.
In this day and age of capitalist competition, you cannot ignore any little thing which determines the performance and sustainability of your business. Corporate training for your company’s employees is one of those undying needs that you must fulfill. You can do so easily with the
help of professionals in the field.
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.
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 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 (FGG) Low Cost Marketplace services in Spanish which is then available in over 100 leading worldwide languages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top employers are facing a perfect storm in the fight for talent. At the same time, Baby Boomers are rapidly retiring and new college graduates are significantly lacking the skills businesses are seeking. And if that isn’t enough, at least one third of the existing workforce is ready to quit.
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.
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.
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.
Daxing International Airport will usher in the first Spring Festival transport after the navigation. On the first day of the Spring Festival, 814 inbound flights and 816 outbound flights are expected from Capital Airport. Daxing Airport plans to have 277 inbound and outbound flights, and 6,100 in northern China.
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.
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.
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.
From January 8 to January 11, the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) is being held in Las Vegas. At the meeting, Lenovo brought the world’s first folding screen PC, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, the world’s first 5G PC, Lenovo YOGA 5G, and many other leading PCs, folding screen mobile phone Motorola Razr and a series of smart devices.
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.
The awarding ceremony of the “2019-2020 Global Top Brands Selection Campaign” hosted by the International Data Group (IDG), was held concurrently with the CES show in Las Vegas. Six awards and multiple single items were released, including “TOP 10 Leading Consumer Electronics Brands 2019-2020,” “TOP 15 Leading Brands Global Smart Connected Devices 2019-2020,” and “International Innovation Enterprise Brand Awards 2019-2020” prize. Chinese brands such as Haier, Huawei, TCL, and Changhong have won multiple awards.
Yesterday, 360 Enterprise Security Group and 360 Hunting Network Platform released the 2019 Cybercrime Trends Research Report, which for the first time systematically disclosed many fancy hot spots scams in 2019. Among these scams, the most destructive to the victim’s money bag is the blockchain hot spot scam. The report shows that from the perspective of per capita losses caused by various types of financial fraud, the per capita loss caused by virtual currency fraud is the highest.
This week, Durig reviews one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States. Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) has spent the past few years paring down its portfolio of hospitals with an eye to retain those locations that are most profitable. The results of these divestitures are starting to be seen and the company has now put up two consecutive quarters of positive growth. In its most recent quarter results, one can see that same-store metrics tell a compelling story, especially in the competitive healthcare sector (see bullets above).
A year-end performance review of Durig’s Portfolio Solutions, designed to help you earn income, covering some of the key benefits that each can provide. The following portfolios will be reviewed in this article:
- Fixed Income 2 (FX2) Managed Income Portfolio
- Dividend Aristocrats – High Dividends & Growth Over Time
- Income Aristocrats – Multi-Asset Income Portfolio
- Dogs of the Dow – High Blue Chip Dividends
- Dogs of the S&P 500 – Blue Chip Dividends
Fixed Income 2 (FX2) Managed Income Portfolio
Bend, Oregon is a great destination spot to visit. Affectionately dubbed the outdoor playground of the west, Bend attracts nature enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs alike. Known for housing the largest number of microbreweries anywhere in Oregon, it is easy to see why people flock to bend, and elsewhere in Deschutes county.
The Internal Revenue Service confirmed that the nation’s tax season will start for individual tax return filers on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, when the tax agency will begin accepting and processing 2019 tax year returns.
The deadline to file 2019 tax returns and pay any tax owed is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. More than 150 million individual tax returns for the 2019 tax year are expected to be filed, with the vast majority of those coming before the traditional April tax deadline.
Koreans will soon have their own Yuebao, according to the latest reports from South Korean media. South Korean mobile payment application KakaoPay has partnered with Baro Investment Securities this week to launch its own mobile-end currency fund. With reference to the Chinese national “money bag,” and Yu’ebao on Alipay, this Korean version of Yu’ebao on Kakaopay will help Koreans to “make money” in mobile coin purses, thereby digitalizing investments and managing their own idle funds.
China has officially entered the 5G era with the deep integration of the new generation of mobile communication technologies represented by 5G into the medical industry. “Internet and medical health” has gradually moved towards true smart medical care and has become an important player in implementing new medical reforms. How can 5G be combined with more medical scenarios to improve the quality and efficiency of all aspects of medical services and break the dilemma of uneven distribution of medical resources?
The full-year 2019 data disclosed by the Ctrip Group (“Ctrip”) may become an important reference for the entire industry. Today, Ctrip stated that it had served more than 40,000 passengers in the short-distance transportation aviation field throughout 2019, and nearly a hundred short-distance transportation routes have been sold online, and it has interacted with hundreds of cities’ navigation points.
Today, Tencent announced the official launch of the “SaaS Technology Alliance,” in conjunction with Kingdee, UFIDA, Youzan, Weimeng, SalesEasy, Liudurenhe, Daoyi, Kenexa (KNX) and other external SaaS vendors. Tencent’s internal SaaS products, such as corporate WeChat, Tencent conferences, and corporate sites, will jointly build a technology platform.
At the opening of CES 2020 today, Lenovo unveiled a series of innovative achievements, including the world’s first 5G PC: Yoga 5G, the first 5G connectivity from the smartphone field which expanded into the field of high-end computing. Yoga 5G is an ultra-portable 2-in-1 laptop, the first personal computer equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G computing platform. The device allows users to use high-speed 5G networks through 5G service providers on the go, and enjoy stable WiFi connections at home. It is reported that Yoga 5G will be available in the spring of 2020, with a starting price of $1,499.
The 4th Network New “Maple Bridge Experience” Summit Symposium, co-organized by Legal Network, and co-organized by Alibaba Group, was held today. “How to make governance create more social value,” has become the focus of discussion among many participants. In the era of the digital economy, digital economic governance models and experiences with technology and co-governance at the core not only play a role in solving business problems and creating new business opportunities, but also provide participation in social governance and solving various social problems.
On January 6, the 2020 New List Conference was held in Beijing. Minako, the leader of the ecological cooperation of Xiaohongshu Social media, revealed in the conference speech that as of December 2019, the number of single-day exposures of the Xiaohongshu social media has exceeded 4.5 billion. In 2018, overall active users increased by 4.4 times, and male active users increased by 14.5 times.
The Aspera FASP high speed transport platform is enabled to provide high-performance secure WAN transport of files, directories, and other large data sets to, from and between a number of leading third-party cloud storage platforms. The implementation is an enhanced transport stack and virtual file system layer in the Aspera server software that allows for direct-to-object-storage transfer over the WAN using the FASP protocol and the native I/O capabilities of the particular third-party file system.
The South China Morning Post reported that Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu He planned to lead a trade delegation to the United States in early January to sign the first-phase trade agreement. However, US President Donald Trump unilaterally decided to announce on New Year’s Eve that he will sign a trade agreement with Chinese representatives on January 15. It is understood that the Chinese government did not expect the United States to unilaterally announce the date of the signature.
Egypt has a massive population of over 98 million people, with the current GDP per capital at just over $3,000. Egypt has invested in human capital but according to Professor Ragui Assaad, Egypt’s economic growth is “jobless growth,” and has “no impact on employment rates or the quality of jobs…but poverty and inequality have increased. Growth has essentially not been creating good jobs despite the apparent decline in unemployment.”
Currently, we are entering the era of 5G technology. It is supposed to provide the fastest speed, yet has certain caveats that can have adverse effects on human health. AT&T and T-Mobile have reconsidered the deployment of 5G networks, since increasing the frequency requires placing smaller cellular transmitters very close to one another. Nevertheless, 5G technology is already here.
The French language is the fifth largest language in the world behind English, Mandarin, Hindi and Spanish. France itself is the second largest French speaking county in the world behind DR Congo. Today, French language Gigs can be translated into over 100 different languages– not just English– allowing the French gig poster to greatly increase their markets.
It’s a known fact that the world runs on the internet! The Internet has changed the face and concept of today’s market. Nobody can find an alternative shortcut to escape from this route. Be it a small business or a large scale industry, a real estate company or an IT firm the digital marketing rules everywhere.
Mexico has created a tough path for itself economically. On the job creation front, the government raised the minimum wage by 20% in the middle of a recession– the second major increase. The combination of a poor economy and low-end job losses can lead to tremendous strife among the poorest Mexicans.
Social media has become part of our daily lives, from reading breaking news, to communication for business and personal purposes. It is an important tool for many in their daily lives, no matter how one uses it. It is also a dangerous tool, where one can have their life ruined. People have lost jobs over their posts, as well as being targeted and bullied on social media platforms. Some take it upon themselves to label other people online with the false narrative of being trolls (even though the profiles are legit!), just to cause turmoil.
There has been a tug of war for geopolitical influence and attempts to disrupt the already established balance throughout 2019. We also saw the formation of interesting and very invasive social media polices around the globe. Hence, there were ramifications and changes to the social media landscape:
- France implementing new measures to track and monitor the social media of its citizens.
- Russia is working to complete their digital iron curtain.
- China implementing draconian verification process impacting social credit and privacy.
- UK to ruthlessly start collecting DNA.
- We’ve also seen the rise of deep fake technology that could have a great impact on the US 2020 Presidential elections as well as on the global scale.
Let’s look at the world’s main players and regions:
These days online shopping has become part of many regular shopping habits in many households around the globe. It is supposed to simplify and save time compounded with convenience. With the emerging of the virtual assistants like Alexa, it is even easier. Being an Amazon prime member, the convenience of free guaranteed delivery within 48 hours and in some instances 24 hours is an attractive shopping method.
Nigeria is working hard to transform itself from one of the world’s poorest commodity-based economies, where the per capita GDP is just above $2,000 per year, into a high skilled information-based economy. Nigeria, unlike Ukraine and other Asia countries, does not have a bordering country where the young and highly educated can easily migrate and dramatically improve their financial situation. Nigeria has more of its population in poverty (by definition under $1.90 a day) than even India. It is estimated that over 87 million people, about half of Nigeria, currently live in poverty.
Russia’s head of the Minenergo, Alexander Novak, recently stated the nation’s interest is to gradually severe ties with OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries comprised of 14 nations. Founded in 1960 in Baghdad by the first five members, OPEC moved its headquartered in 1965 to Vienna, Austria. The countries that joined later were:
The French government announced additional measures to curb tax evaders. France’s constitutional council ruled the government has a right to expand its powers to monitor the social media of its citizens in order to collect information pertaining to tax evasion. The Constitutional Council is the highest constitutional authority in France. It was established by the Constitution of the Fifth Republic in 1958 to ensure that constitutional principles and rules are upheld. It is housed in the Palais-Royal, Paris.
Some of the world’s most proficient hackers reside in Russia. The country, which is renowned for its cyber-intrusion culture, has spawned some of the most dangerous hacker groups of modern times. According to a recent FBI report, members of a unit, dubbed Evil Corp, are the most prolific in the world. The agency has announced that the group is led by Maksim Yakubets, 32, who currently resides in Russia.
A Chinese hacker group has been caught bypassing Two-Factor Authentication security protocols. According to a new report released by Fox-IT, the unit is using a new innovative attack strategy to take over accounts on major company networks. The Dutch cybersecurity firm highlights that the scheme involves modifying system access tokens.