Are Gig Economy Platforms Changing the World’s Job Structures?

There have been dynamic changes in the modern workforce. The traditional 9-to-5 job where you work for the same company all your life (with very little change in your work day) is dying. The business world is evolving faster every year, and the ants are flourishing while the dinosaurs are becoming extinct. Not only do workers need to adjust in this freelance gig economy, but companies also need to adjust there corporate structures.

City Establishes Control Over Multi-modal Mobility Access

Columbus, Ohio is establishing control over access to publicly available transportation options through its newly launched Pivot app. The app enables users to plan trips using public transit, eScooters, eBikes, car- and van-pooling, and taxi services through a single gateway.

In 2020, the city expects to offer trip payment, simplifying the multiple service booking process and extending services to cash only travelers.

IBM Massive Acquisition of Redhat Ignities High End Freelance Gig Market  

IBM closed the Redhat $34 billion dollar buyout about one month ago. Now comes the hard work for the everyday companies that utilize Redhat’s software.  Redhat is not only the fastest growing server software, but the largest open source company in the world (they build and support open source products from open source projects). Redhat has millions of computers running on their source code. The big question is can they migrate IBM hardware and software without giving up their open sources leadership? Plus, can Redhat adapt to IBM’s culture and bureaucracies without giving up key personnel?

Evolving Corporate Networks and the Business Case for SD-WAN

Until recently, corporate networking has been a fairly stable component of enterprise IT. Its return to prominence goes hand-in-hand with changes in computing-infrastructure delivery.

SD-WAN analyst predictions around market growth have been smashed as trials have transformed into deployments. As businesses across sectors and geographies continue to digitize, SD-WAN offers enterprises a straight-forward evolution of the WAN. And it’s an evolution that is increasingly urgent:

Launch Your Own ICO Successfully and Raise Millions

As an ICO development Company, we offer complete ICO solutions right from whitepaper drafting, pre-ICO, token development, ICO listing, smart contract development to Blockchain software development. We help your Launch your own ICO and make it as one of the most successful investment.

ICOs are similar to IPOs, but this is not entirely true. ICOs are unregulated, fast and reach globally in the quickest manner. The very first step to launch your own ICO is to draft a whitepaper, create your token gives it a name and a value. This is followed by the pre ICO and the post-ICO, in other words, crowd sale.

Global Interactive Display Market Displays Strong Growth

Global Interactive Display Market is expected to grow from $7.3 billion in 2017 to $14.7 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 9.1% during the forecast period from 2018-2025. North America is dominating the market as interactive whiteboards are incorporated on a large scale in the Americas in education and government and corporate sector. Also, a significant number of prominent companies offering interactive displays are based in this region.

The State of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses: Increased Risk, Limited Resources

In today’s threat landscape, small businesses are uniquely vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. Unlike larger enterprises, they face resource constraints for the complex tasks of monitoring, identifying and remediating an increasing variety of risks— from strong encryption ransomware and malware to distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks and crypto mining threats. And while they may have a smaller attack surface, small businesses are just as vulnerable as a major enterprise.

Improving Availability with Modern Storage Environments

Today’s storage technologies are in the midst of a disruptive evolution and the types of storage that businesses are using — and even the ways that they’re using it — is radically different from the past. Globalization and the consumerization of IT have resulted in the need for an Always-On™ business model with higher requirements for performance and Availability than ever before. Many businesses now require 24.7.365 Availability. Plus, today’s businesses need to deal with massive storage growth.

How To Drive Data Center Modernization With Composable Infrastructure

Today’s IT leaders are at a crossroads. Behind them, there’s a long legacy of hardware and software deployment decisions that have served the business well for years. But new business requirements and application development methods have begun to test the status quo, and as they seek to modernize, they will face several difficult decisions. IT leaders can either commit to the cloud, go all in with on-premises infrastructure or evaluate something entirely new.

2 of the Best Online Freelance Gig Markets for the Future 

The best paying gigs often require a highly specialized field of expertise in a robust growth industry. A high skill level requirement often reduces the number of direct competitors. The high level of robust growth means lots of job opportunities.  Thus through supply and demand (remember economics 101 and the laws of the invisible hand by Adam Smith?) these factors work together to create an outstanding future until the number of high level professionals grows to meet demand, or the market growth slows down significantly, to a level that allows professional support to keep up. If your new in the computer field and at the beginning a new freelance gig career these to not only look good today, but the long tern position of these industries look to be longer than most carriers last.

Network Automation for Everyone: How to Modernize Your Network

The current state of networking

Even as underlying technologies have evolved, network management has remained largely the same for decades. Networks are typically built, operated, and maintained manually. Network operators (NetOps) log in to routers, switches, load balancers, and firewalls, change configurations by hand, then log out. These procedures are largely directed at implementing and maintaining the network policies defined by business processes.

Is Blockchain Technology A Sign Of A Secure Future?

The Global Blockchain Market is estimated to perform well and is expected expand at a CAGR of around 70% over the forecast period i.e. (2017-2024). The blockchain works on the principle of decentralization and distribution and is popular owing to its ability to record all transactions without the requirement of a financial intermediary, which in some cases may be a bank. The global market is segmented on the lines of type, end user, applications and region

You Can Reduce the Impact of Ransomware Attacks – Use a Cloud-Based Solution

Ransomware is a top of mind threat for industries of all sizes, and is constantly being evolved and adapted by technically sophisticated and financially motivated attackers. To illustrate the importance of this issue in business terms, Aberdeen’s simple analysis quantifies how the faster, more scalable time-to-recover provided by a cloud-based backup and restore capability reduces the impact of ransomware by about 90%,

Breaking Down the Relentless Risk of Ransomware

Although ransomware has been a weapon in the cybercriminal’s arsenal since as early as 1989, it has more recently become a top of mind threat for organizations of all sizes in the wake of publicity that followed massive, worldwide ransomware attacks such as Petya (2016), WannaCry (2017), and NotPetya (2017).

Why the Right IT Solution Can Help You Get the Most From Your Investment

1. Gather input and define your need

A good place to begin is by gathering input from leaders across your entire organization. By exploring cloud needs beyond IT, you’ll have a greater understanding of how your cloud technology will be used and how to address the greatest number of demands, so you can get the greatest value from your investment. Benefits like cost reduction, business agility, and better data-driven decision-making benefit the whole organization—not just the IT department. It therefore stands to reason that the organization as a whole should be involved in the decision-making process.

Disaster Recovery: Make the Case to Add it to Your IT Budget

Business leaders across the globe may think disaster recovery (DR) is too expensive, too complex or that a disaster is unlikely to impact them. Yet human error, cybercrime or a natural disaster can cause their company’s digital infrastructure to come crashing down in a split second. Then what?

The Reality of Disaster Recovery (DR)

Every year, IT teams are challenged to do more with less. The number of projects, advances and business requirements for IT grows, and it is a struggle to fit it all into the budget. One line item that is often cut is disaster recovery. People tend to think “Disasters happen to someone else. We’ll get around to it next budget cycle.” The reality is that DR is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. IT has become a fundamental piece of every business and it is critical to be always available for your internal and external users.

SD-WAN Migration: How to Transition from MPLS to Cato Cloud in 6 Steps

Cato Cloud enables a significant WAN transformation for many of our customers, one that addresses a longheld wish for a simpler, more agile infrastructure. A single secure, global network connecting and protecting all offices, resources and users anywhere and managed by a single set of policies — it’s a networking dream come true.

At the same time, networking teams are often concerned about incurring too much risk or disrupting existing MPLS operation while changing their WANs. Cato Cloud was engineered to be deployed incrementally, minimizing risk. Customers address immediate pain-points today while providing a framework for a complete WAN transformation tomorrow.

Is Amazon Hosting the World’s Largest Consumer Fraud? Part II: Many More Fake Reviews Farms to Choose From

In our first article we explained why Amazon, lead by Jeff Bezos, has or soon will pass Bernie Madoff as the largest beneficiary of the biggest dollar scam in history.  We also reviewed how brazen the fake review market is for companies on the Amazon platform (we have not seen any fake reviews offered on Ebay or Walmart), and we highlighted four fake review farms.  If you found it shocking that fake review providers are shamelessly and publicly selling their wares through websites, advertising, Twitter and on videos– then the next 11 companies we’re going to spotlight (bringing the total to 15) should prove how widespread this scam is. Remember Amazon and our government bragged about taking down a single fake review ring in 2016 that resulted in the shutdown of three merchants.

Explosive Growth in Software Defined Data Center Market

According to the new market research “Software-Defined Data Center Market by Component (Hardware, Software, and Service), Type (Software-Defined Compute, Software-Defined Storage, and Software-Defined Data Center Networking), Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023″, the global Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) market size is expected to grow from $33.5 billion in 2018 to $96.5 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.6% during the forecast period.

Cryptomining Malware: How to Protect Your IT Assets

Cryptomining malware has exploded on the threat landscape, becoming one of the most common malware attacks and posing a significant risk to your IT assets. Here are the answers you need: what it does, how it gets in, and how to recognize and prevent it.

What Is The Threat?

First, the basics: Cryptomining is the process of validating a block of cryptocurrency transactions and adding them to the blockchain digital ledger. Miners compete against each other to validate a block of transactions using a proof-of-work algorithm that requires solving a complex mathematical problem. The successful miner for any given block receives newly “mined” cryptocurrency as a reward.
It’s big business. Digiconomist estimates annual global revenues of almost $7 billion, most of it earned by legitimate players using their own processing resources – often purpose built.

How to Make Sales Through a Corporate Blog

Having a blog attached to your company’s website is a marketing trend nowadays. Many business owners develop a blog just because they know they should, not because they have a clear strategy behind. Unfortunately, without a marketing and content plan for your corporate blog, you will feel after a while that it’s not worth the investment. The reality is totally different and business owners should not underestimate a blog’s potential. Moreover, when you build a corporate blog, you should have in mind one simple rule: it shouldn’t be about only about your company. Then, what should a corporate blog be about? Keep reading this article and learn how to make sales through a corporate blog.

5 Industries Using AI-based Identity Verification

The business model of every business is different from others, the prospective clients and the future goals are unique to every company. There are always some common threats that are the same for every business like the threat of being defrauded by identity thieves. According to a report of Insurance Information Institute (III), three million identity theft and fraud reports were filled in 2018.

Ransomware: Four Ways to Protect Data Now

It’s a nightmare scenario for any user or organization: in the middle of an ordinary day, your screen is taken over by an alert that your data has been encrypted and your computer’s essential functions have been locked down. You have two choices: pay a ransom — or accept that you’ll never see your data again, including any sensitive or regulated information they may contain (which, in turn, may well be leaked or sold to the highest bidder).

Thermal Energy Storage Market Heating Up

The thermal energy storage market is projected to grow from an estimated $3.67 billion in 2017 to $6.20 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 11.0% from 2017 to 2022. The global Thermal Energy Storage Market is witnessing a significant growth due to rising impetus on renewable energy generation such as concentrated solar power, increasing demand for thermal energy storage systems in HVAC, and government incentives for thermal energy storage systems. High demand in CSP, especially in the Middle East & African region offers lucrative opportunity for thermal energy storage.

Ransomware is Here: What You Can Do About It

Over the last few years, ransomware has emerged as one of the most devastating and costly attacks in the hacker arsenal. Cyber thieves are increasingly using this form of attack to target individuals, corporate entities and public sector organizations alike by holding your system or files for ransom. Unlike other forms of cyber theft that often involve stolen financial or healthcare information, ransomware cuts out the middleman. In cases where an attacker steals health or financial documents, they must sell them on to third parties to make money. As far as ransomware is concerned, the money comes directly from the victim.

TIPS: Food Safety When Eating Out

A restaurant has a huge responsibility to serve food that is safe to eat or consume. However, there are some basic steps and measures you can take in order to reduce the risk of food poisoning when eating outside your home.

Diverse types of food can make you sick. Food that contains dangerous viruses and bacteria may not taste, smell or look, any different from food that is safe. Food-poisoning bacteria and viruses are either in the food or are transferred to the food during cooking, preparation, serving or storage.

Tips to Run a Results Focused Digital Marketing Campaign

Marketing is the bridge between the producer and the consumer. Successful marketing techniques run on raw creativity. A digital marketing campaign is made up of interconnected parts which must move together for a business to experience tremendous growth.

Running a digital marketing campaign starts with designing advertisements, sales funnels and email automation. The advertisements should be designed in a unique way such that you can easily review analytics to gauge whether your business is growing as expected.

Best Freelance Gig Market Online Strategy for Beginners

A Beginners Guideline for Starting Their own Freelance Gig  Opportunities.

It just a simple fact, it is very hard for beginners to compete in established and entrenched markets. Often it is better for a younger, fast-growing talent to work with an equally young and fast growing platform, so you can say they cut their teeth together. And for the newer gig providers, this learning curve of online services is often more manageable.

5 Reasons to Convert Articles to PDF on Your Website

Portable document format (PDF) is one of the most used file formats in the world. A PDF file resembles a printed document but with so many more features. With this format, you can restrict access to the file or print or share it.

These are a few qualities that have made PDF files crucial for personal and business use. It is why people convert documents, including webpages into PDF. What advantage does it offer, though? Why not just save a webpage on your computer or screenshot it? Before looking at some of these reasons, you should know how to convert an article to PDF.

6 Steps to Increase SEO Ranking for Business Websites

You should know that about 93% of online experiences begin with a search engine.

Individuals are conducting searches each day, so you should optimize your website to increase your search engine ranking. No doubt, a better search engine ranking will definitely help your business obtain new leads and grow.

On this piece, we will offer you with six steps for how to increase SEO ranking. Let us get started!

What is a Freelance Gig? How Does a Freelance Gig Freelance Marketplace Work?

A gig is a temporary and flexible job, on location or through the internet, hired as an independent contractor (often known as freelancers) for people or companies looking for specialized services instead of hiring full-time employees.  Often one full-time employee can not handle the plethora of different skills needed. So, instead of having a full-time employee, you can (for example) have 4-5 gig contractors splitting the workload, with each specialist solving a specific task.

Identifying Potential Managers – 8 Traits to Look For

One of the most crucial tasks for any business is to find effective managers. They are the once who make or break the team. While the importance of effective managers is well established, 82% of the business get it wrong. High performing professionals are often promoted to the role of manager. Although an important trait of a good manager, individual performance is not a sufficient parameter to promote an employee to the position of a manager.

Global Privacy Extinction – Is Big Brother Watching You?

Since 2014, China has been developing a social score system for its citizens. The official system launch will take place in 2020. A negative score will result in punishment. The criteria include: wrong religion, late payment of taxes, financial loan default, political critique against the current government, smoking, loud music and even the condition of your front lawn. Consequences under the above criteria will include being banned from overseas travel, public transport, hotel stays, etc.

Explosive Growth in Blockchain in Energy Market

The blockchain in energy market is expected to grow from an estimated $394.3 million in 2018 to $7.1 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 78.32% from 2018 to 2023. In 2018, the market in Europe is estimated to be the largest, followed the Asia Pacific. Factors such as increasing popularity of the blockchain technology in the energy sector, rising security concerns across the globe, and the need to manage infrastructure and other business functions through high transaction speeds and immutability are driving the blockchain in energy market.

RavenDB vs MongoDB Database for Modern Apps

RavenDB is an open source Non-relational document database first developed in 2009 that specializes in online transaction processing (OLTP) and is fully transactional both across the database and throughout the cluster. Features include high availability, high performance, zero administration and self-optimization, resulting in a database system trusted and employed by a global client base including Fortune 100 companies spanning several continents. RavenDB is deployed in a variety of systems both on-prem and in the cloud using the RavenDB Cloud DBaaS Managed Service starting from simple single server deployments to geo distributed clusters, including a satisfied client with over 1.5 million instances on Point of Sale (PoS) machines deployed worldwide. RavenDB is designed as an easy to use all-in-one database, striving to minimize the need for third party applications, tools, or support.

Transform Your Storage Infrastructure with the Power of NVMe

Media and entertainment organizations are increasingly adopting flash-based storage to gain the performance required for critical workflows. They see opportunities to accelerate ingest, transcoding, rendering, and playout while giving editors a more responsive experience for working with multiple streams of high-resolution content. The move to flash is well underway. In a recent Quantum survey of media and entertainment organizations, more than half of respondents (53%) reported they currently use flash—and an additional 20% plan to implement flash for the first time soon.

Manage Your Electronics from Home

Do you just purchase a set of electrical gadgets for your home and it apparently needs installation? Or maybe your electronics just suddenly stopped working and you have no idea how to go about it. You do not have to get yourself worked out regarding this, as you can easily get the service of any residential electrical contractors to fix the problem for you. Most appliances in the homes make use of electricity as their source of energy in carrying out their designated operations. This is because electricity happens to be a cheap and efficient source of power for any kind of devices and equipment. Hence the presence of electrical appliances and equipment such as the electrical cooker, the electric iron, the electric microwave, the refrigerators and a host of others in our houses.

WordPress Freelance Gig Market to See Robust Growth with Tumblr Merger 

WordPress is the foundation with about 34% of all websites used from mom and pop stores to large news sites like ours at Communal News.   They have built one of the Internet’s largest network effects with an open source platform; they have thousands of vertical markets supporting their very large and impressive installed website base. Communal Freelance Gig network is offering very specialized, low-cost, open, vertical design to support the WordPress marketplace and help accelerate the growth of your private websites with WordPress & Tumblr integrations. Consider joining our platform if you can offer high-level, specialized skills in WordPress and Tumblr support such as:

Best Blockchain / Cryptocurrency Freelance Gig Marketplace Growth

Communal Freelance Gig Marketplace will be opening soon in a category for Blockchain / Cryptocurrency, allowing small and medium sized businesses access to high levels of specialized services and/or support from blockchain and cryptocurrency experts at a reduced overall cost. If you can provided blockchain services in a gig format, we would like to grow with you. Let us support your work, especially if you can contribute to any of these key blockchain markets:

  • Blockchain Engineering
  • Blockchain  Developer
  • Blockchain Software Engineering
  • Blockchain Analyst
  • Blockchain Media Relations
  • Blockchain Backend expert
  • And more…

Hydroponic Farming Freelance Gigs Marketplace at CommunalMP

Communal Freelance Gig Marketplace will soon open up for business to help the hydroponic farming industry, allowing hydroponic specialists a “no out-of-pocket costs” way to provide their solutions and services.  If you provide services or regulatory help for:

  • Crops such as Lettuce, Peppers or Tomatoes
  • Consult on Food Handling and Preparation Rules and Laws
  • Aggregate Hydroponic Systems
  • Closed or Open Hydroponic Systems
  • Liquid Hydroponic Systems
  • Nutrient & pH
  • Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)
  • Aeroponics
  • Ebb & Flow
  • Wicking
  • HVAC
  • Lighting
  • Irrigation
  • Material handling
  • And more…

Are You a Website Developer/Builder Looking for More Customers? Post a Freelance Gig at our Marketplace

Communal Freelance Gig Marketplace is soon to open for business and we’re offering internet website developers access to new customers with zero out-of-pocket costs to you. Do you provide Internet-related services such as:

  • Website Building?
  • Website Maintenance?
  • SEO Help?
  • Back Office Assistance?
  • Digital Strategy?
  • WordPress Buildout?
  • E-Commerce?
  • Database Solutions?
  • Social Media Expert Support?
  • Facebook/Google Advertising?
  • And more…?

5 Tips to Run Successful Business Meetings and Conferences

Meetings of today have become so generic and boring that most employees sulk at the mere mention of one. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Meetings can be a powerful tool that streamlines productivity and boost the efficiency of an organization. But that will depend on how you run your meeting from the introductory phase to closure. So here are some useful tips on how to plan a successful conference and meeting.

Residential Energy Storage Market Surging

The global residential energy storage market is projected to reach $17.5 billion by 2024 from an estimated $6.3 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of 22.88% during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to factors such as declining cost of batteries, regulatory support and financial incentives, and the need for energy self-sufficiency from consumers. Residential energy storage systems provide power backup during power outages, and therefore, play a vital role in the energy industry.

Top Decentralized Exchanges to Watch in 2019

As most of them have tried with Centralized Exchanges like Coinbase, Binance, and looking to branch out further? If you’re one such person, this article is a must-read for you.

You can go with creating and launching Decentralized Exchanges (DEX) which are the new crypto future. Decentralized Exchanges are the crypto trading platforms that perform transactions anonymously or without a central authority. The major motto of launching DEX is to get rid of unwanted fraudulent activities from third-party services.

Is Bitcoin Back? Market Shows Tremendous Growth

Bitcoin has seen tremendous growth so far this year. Year to date, BTC is experiencing +169% with a current price of $10,123. We have recently seen a sell-off in Bitcoin which we will explain in the report below. Despite BTC showing strong growth this year, most of the growth occurred in the beginning of the year. We can see that by tracking the following metrics. We can see as the duration decreases, Bitcoin has slowed down in terms up upward momentum.