How To Move your Company Into the Digital Age with Ease

As the influence of technology only grows more prominent you may find that your company is in need of an upgrade, it is no surprise that the world we live in today relies heavily upon technology, this reliance has meant that many companies have had to make significant upgrades to how they work in order to be able to stay relevant. Social media and the internet have played a huge part in this also with many businesses being run purely on an online format.

 

Software Upgrades

One of the first things you should consider in order to bring your company into the digital age would be to update the software you use, most businesses rely upon online storage and using the internet as a setting for doing business. If you find that you are still using outdated software you run the risk of portraying yourself as a dated company, with so many new software features it would be stupid to not take advantage of what is available to you. These new programs are very useful and can even help reduce menial tasks such as admin and emails by moving onto an automated system, if you are in the market for new company software then I would urge you to research what is available and find the best one for your business needs.

 

Hire a Specialist

With such a large variety of new technology and programs it can be easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to choosing your new upgrades, this is where hiring an IT specialist comes in. If you find that your business is not the most technologically savvy then it may be time to call in the experts, it is likely that if you are unsure of what changes your company requires you should be calling in someone who knows about the industry. There are many services available including managed service providers which specialize in providing IT assistance, many people ask what do managed service providers do? and the answer is simple. They are there to help with any technological needs you may have and to provide helpful advice in the event of something going wrong, hiring a service like this is a great idea for anyone who is looking to bring their company into the digital age.

 

Social Media

It is no secret that social media has a strong influence over the world we are living in, this also applies to your business and you may be surprised to learn that social media can help you in many different ways. Firstly social media is one of the most effective marketing platforms currently used, advertising on social media allows you to easily reach a large volume of people just by releasing a few simple posts. The great thing about social media is that most of the platforms do not charge for creating a profile, meaning that you are basically being given a free to use the platform to do some amazing advertising for your business.

 

Team Training

When it comes to moving your company into the digital age you must not forget about your staff, if you are going to make upgrades and change how you run your business you should ensure that your employees are kept in the loop. At the end of the day, your staff needs to know how to work any new systems or technology that you buy in order for them to work effectively. You should take time to go through any new processes that you are implementing into your company to avoid negatively impacting your business.

 

Tech Upgrades

As well as making upgrades to the software that you use, you should also think about upgrading the technology that you use the software on. As more and more new services are being developed you may find that your older devices cannot handle the strain, this is not great for business and is a big waste of time if your staff is sat around waiting for their computer to work. Some retailers offer package deals for that buying in bulk so you should be able to get a reasonable price on any technology upgrades you wish to make.

These Two Boys Built the Most Advance Model Rocket Ever!

In local news, two young boys in the area have achieved the unimaginable by building their own functioning model rocket, with specifications and flight power rivaling that of the professional standard. Last Tuesday in a small backyard in the suburbs, two boys who will remain nameless for privacy reasons managed to put together a technical feat using household materials combined with a high-quality drone from droneshigh.com. With no assistance from parents, the two boys have managed to surprise everyone with their apparent intuition when it comes to engineering and mechanics. By creating a functional model rocket and implementing technology that is already available on the market the boys in question are sure to be attracting the attention of some big names in the engineering world.

A Bright Future

The future of the boys responsible for building the advanced rocket is said to be very bright, by showing such a strong grasp on the concepts behind both physics and engineering is amazing when their young age is taken into consideration. The fact that some of the most advanced technology and engineering concepts have been handled in such a knowledgeable manner just goes to show how intelligent these young minds are, and it is said that the parents are overjoyed with all of the positive attention and encouragement the boys have received.

 

The two boys are very local to this area in a family that plays a huge part in the community, the technological feat that the two boys achieved has brought our community a lot of attention with visitors from many high profile corporations visiting their homes to speak to the boys. It has not yet been confirmed the details of said discussions but who knows what is possible and what is in store for them.

 

How Did They Do It?

Although not much information has been disclosed in regards to the aftermath of the discovery, we do have an exclusive statement coming from the boy’s families. They stated to a member of our team that they honestly had no involvement with what the boys did, they were as surprised as anyone else and they are so proud of what their sons managed to do. It has also been said that the boys used small scale power packs with motors they found in two old travel fans, with some extra pieces added to help streamline the drone and create the rocket shape the boys combined their work with the drone that one of the boys had gotten for Christmas last year. By using their own intuition and general curiousness to improve their drone they have hopefully managed to secure themselves a very bright future.

 

This very positive story just highlights how rewarding getting up and trying something new really can be, these two boys just wanted to have fun and create something together and yet they managed to show off their talent and attract the attention of some very high profile names in the engineering industry. The company behind the drone has taken to social media commending the boys for their work, calling them two bright minds who have shown their proficiency in design and aerodynamics, also saying when they get older to contact them if they were ever interested in a job.

 

This story is living proof of the opportunities that are available if you are passionate enough to trust your instinct and show off your talent. All too often do we see people in a slump doing work they don’t enjoy, if these two boys can do it then so can you and you should follow their lead and think about a career you would enjoy.

How One Programmer Busted an Online Fraud Scam

A programmer at an HP branch in London exposed a huge online scam that conned people of their hard-earned money to the sum total of $67,000. Before we start, it is important you are aware of ways to secure your money from scams. A good online service, like plutuspocket.com is a great start.

The Scam

Vince Barratt was scrolling through his Facebook one night when he came across something that caught his eye. A great aunt called Mariah had shared a post stating that after hearing rave reviews from her neighbor, she started to use an online personal training service. However, the one she found presented more harm than good. She stumbled across a Facebook page called SIMON SHREDS. It had a number of supposed good reviews so Mariah messaged them. Within seconds, someone replied offering a discounted first session at only $20. Mariah agreed, paying through PayPal and that afternoon went on a Skype call with “Simon”. She enjoyed it; “Simon” was in good shape and he gave a lot of useful information.

He proceeded to perform a high-intensity interval training workout, which he encouraged Mariah to do with him. Mariah enjoyed the session so much, she paid for 10 more, spending a total of $250 so that she would stay motivated. However, at their next scheduled workout date, she couldn’t get into contact with “Simon”. She rang over and over again but got nothing in response. So she went back to the Facebook page but it was no longer there. Simon had vanished. Vince read all of this and his blood boiled. Fortunately, for the previous ten years, Vince had worked at HP as a software programmer.

He knew how to get around computers and so he messaged Mariah asking for any possible information she could give him on “Simon” including his accent, phrases he used, and topics they discussed on their Skype call. Next, Vince traced Simon’s IP address to see where he was. But unfortunately, he had taken steps to hide this from the public. So Vince put out a post to see if any other people had been the victim of something similar. The post went viral and Vince received a number of responses from people all over the world. It seems SIMON SHREDS had been disappearing and reappearing all over the place under a number of different names but the description of the supposed personal trainer always remained the same, as did the setup. Pay and receive the first session, pay for more, and then never see the trainer or your money again.  One woman even paid $800. Her husband was furious when he found out. A man informed Vince that he was given a different account to send the money to. This one was located in Dallas.

What He Did

Vince traced the account number and contacted the branch, requesting information on the account owner.  They were revealed to be Mr. Joel Cornish, a trainer at a gym just ten minutes away from the branch. Vince alerted the authorities with proof of the man’s actions but they refused to listen, saying the evidence wasn’t strong enough. So Vince decided he would receive a training session of his own. He found a page believed to be Simon Shreds and paid for a training session. He sent a live stream to the Dallas police department and then told “Simon” he knew who he was and what he had been doing. Mr. Cornish told him no one would ever believe him, inadvertently confessing to the fraudulent crimes. He was arrested two days later. Vince single-handedly busted an online fraud program. Mr. Cornish was given 3 years in prison and fined a total of $80,000.

Which Tech Companies have the Best Customer Service in 2020

Customer service is a major part of any company. It can make or break small businesses and is the difference between successful cooperation and a failed one. And in our increasingly digital world it all too easy for people to exchange stories and information about their customer service experiences. This means companies can no longer coast on by. They are under the public eye. So in this new digital frontier, what companies have the best customer service? We are going to look at the companies that top the charts in this category.

Just Eat

A lot of people would first think of big companies such as Amazon or YouTube. But we are starting off looking at the food delivery company. Just Eat has become one of the most beloved and used food delivery apps in the world. And part of this is due to their fantastic customer service method. They seem to have adopted a ‘Customer First’ attitude towards complaints. They will often refund customers without question and THEN look into the claims, rather than forcing customers to sit around waiting for a refund after an investigation. They also have a fantastic automated set up to handle customer requests and make sure the service is functioning as intended. In this world where the food delivery industry is booming, Just Eat is fortifying their place amongst the top companies.

Fully Verified

As a small business owner myself, I often have to deal with a lot of customer data and KYC systems. KYC, or Know Your Customer, is a method of entering and gathering customer information to store and utilise. It can be a tricky system to use and I decided to outsource the whole method. I had to move between a few different companies due to poor customer service until I found the one for me. My go to KYC service for now is Fully-Verified.com. Their customer service is beyond compare. They are able to helpfully set up the KYC service to your exact specifications and they offer comprehensive and helpful support almost all hours of the day. For small businesses or growing businesses, this company is the one to turn to if you want peak customer service.

Sony

Sony has stepped its customer service up a notch this year. Not always being known for having the best customer service, the tech giant and creators of the Playstation, have realised they need to change. And they did just that. Firstly they have been giving more back to their gaming community by improving the support methods available to them and providing more free goodies to their loyal fanbase. For those using their more general products, Sony has expanded its customer service hours and staff available to make sure everyone that needs support gets it. Many people have already praised Sony for this incredible turnaround and the company plans to keep up the momentum into 2021

Uber

Following a lot of public criticism, scandal and major issues with license issues, Uber had to claw its way back into public favour. And they have tried to make 2020 the year they bring it all back. They started off by improving the customer safety features available during a ride. Customers now have more control over their rides and greater tracking potential. This also works both ways towards the drivers too. They now have more control over what jobs they take and greater safety features for themself.  On top of all this, Uber has improved their general customer service facilities. They are investing more money into creating a stronger customer service team that are available to customers at all hours of the day.

Space Exploration: What would a Mars Colony Look Like?

It is well known that NASA is planning to land a robot on Mars in August later this year, with the goal of gathering data and looking for microbial life. In a sense, however, it’s the main target is to increase our preparedness for an eventual human martian colony, although it is unclear when we will be able to do this. This is because many things need to be addressed before any humans touch ground on the planet, such as food, water, transportation and housing/protection. We do have some idea of what a potential colony may look like, however, as NASA has given us small chunks of info over the years.

The Obstacles

There are many challenges that are currently preventing us from establishing a base on the Red Planet, and getting past them could prove extremely difficult or impossible. The main ones, but certainly not the only ones, are:

– the massive distance from Earth
– the inhospitable temperatures
– the dust storms
– the unbreathable atmosphere
– the increased exposure to radiation

Consequently, humans who make it will need extremely advanced technology in order to survive. For instance, habitats will need to be heavily sealed and pressurized, as well as being able to shield effectively against radiation. They will need to have heating and be heavily insulated, and self-sufficient in regards to water and power. They will also need to be well built using local resources as much as possible. This is known as ISRU, or In-Situ Resource Utilization. However, a lot of the furniture and equipment would also need to come from home, so I wouldn’t be too shocked if they use home-use items like theo-theo chairs.

The Habitat

NASA actually ran a public competition to find the best form of housing for a martian colony. It was called the MakerBot Mars Challenge, and entrants were given access to a 3D printer in Brooklyn for the purpose of the competition.

There were two winners. The first was the Mars Pyramid, which was based on the famous Pyramid of Giza, located in Egypt. The logic was that the Pyramid of Giza had lasted thousands of years, largely due to its shape that it allows it to withstand the harshest elements. For the Mars Pyramid, its sides would be made up of solar panels to collect energy with an additional generator inside for backup. Food would be grown at the top of the structure using a sustainable aquaponics system.

The other winner was the Mars Acropolis, a very futuristic design that utilizes stainless steel aluminum and carbon fiber to ensure the main structure is as stable as possible. Additionally, the outer protective wall would be comprised of Martian soil, concrete, and steel. The interior would be comprised of three levels, with a decompression chamber on the ground floor, living quarters on the second floor, and the nerve centre on the third, which would be used for water and observation.

It may be a while before we say anything comes to fruition, but it is very possible that one of these structures could be used on Mars!

The Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get as an Electrician

The field of electrical work is a lucrative field that is constantly in demand. As technology advances, there is always a great need for people with the expertise to maintain, repair and diagnose electrical issues. And Canada, for all its beauty and splendor, has issues that can cause major electrical issues, alongside the standard occurrences too. All of this culminates in a lucrative field that pays out big time. Innovation in electrical engineering has led to smaller companies being able to tackle bigger jobs and earn more. So below are some of the highest-paying jobs you can get as an electrician, so you know what to look out for.

Building Installation

Canada’s landscape is ideal for property development. New real estate is popping up constantly, and these construction projects will require a full electrical installation. This means everything from connecting to the power grid, to installing the plug sockets.  A job like this will take a fair amount of time and skill but will be worth it. These jobs pay out big time. They require more materials and labour than most other jobs and as such mean a bigger paycheque for you and your firm. So it can be a good idea to link up with local construction and real estate firms and start fostering good relationships with them.

Maintenance Work

Public construction projects or street maintenance is often vital to the upkeep of a cities infrastructure. And a lot of the time the complex electrical lines under the ground require very specialised equipment and know-how to deal with. As such these jobs are ones to look out for. The local government will offer lucrative contracts for the firms that snap these jobs up and taking them will lead to consistent and well-paid work in the future if you do a good job. It can be more difficult to get these jobs as a lot of firms will put in bids to get it, so keep a keen eye on job availability.

Industrial Repair

Large industrial sites and companies often make use of complex and technical machinery. And while they will have skilled staff on-site, chances are they won’t have staff that can run technical repairs on the large machinery when it breaks. And these machines are expensive to replace, so often repairing them is the option a company will go for. To that end, they are willing to pay through the nose for a quality repair job. This is where you come in. Establishing yourself as competent industrial repair service when it comes to electrical devices will go a long way to boosting your profits. And more often than not, if you do a good job, your reputation will mean other firms and industries will seek out your services. Companies are more likely to hire a company they know and trust, and one with good references, so if you get out and network you stand a better chance.

What Games Have the Best Graphics in 2020

Gaming has been on a steady increase for the past twenty years. And with it, graphics have improved immensely to the point we sometimes can’t distinguish between reality and virtual. But what games in 2020 had the best graphics. Below I will be examining what games, for their respective console, had the best graphics in 2020.

Mobile

When it comes to mobile gaming, graphics are not as advance as other consoles but are still improving massively from the days of pong. And in 2020 the standout is the incredible graphics in Seven Deadly Sins. For a mobile game, the smooth 3D graphics create an immersive and beautiful environment for players to lose themselves in. Most mobile games could only dream of having graphics of this level, so major props to the developers for going the extra mile.

PlayStation

The hit game Death Stranding took the world by storm. But aside from the complex story, the stellar graphics stood apart. They utilized advance motion capture and a dedicated development team to create something almost indistinguishable from real life. It is too easy to lose your self in the world of Death Stranding. In terms of PlayStation games, this one comes out on top.

Xbox

Xbox has always taken pride in merging excellent graphics with solid and consistent gameplay. And the epitome of this is Halo 5. The latest installment in the franchise uses the latest technology to create a more vivid and vibrant world for the Master Chief to explore and for the player to lose themselves in. Sci-Fi settings have always been perfect fits for artists to flex their creative muscles and Halo 5 does not shy away from this. It is definitely the standout choice for Xbox.

How Technology Has Changed Mobile Gaming

Gaming has been changed completely with the event of mobile devices becoming mainstream. When phones weren’t advanced with optimal graphics cards and powerful CPUs, mobile gaming devices, like the PSP reigned supreme; but now mobile phones are enough to game on, they’ve taken over the PSP. Now mobile phones are the mainstream device to game out and about, you can play your favourite games, such as the hugely popular, with 4.7/5 stars on the Google Play Store: AKF Arena. To get a unique redemption code, go to this link:https://afk.guide/redemption-codes/.

When the Gameboy came it in the 1990s, it was the first time somebody could game on the go. It was revolutionary and opened a new world and experience of gaming an avid gamer could have. Then came an influx of portable gaming systems when small graphics cards and CPUs became good enough to maintain good graphics processing, such as the PSP and Nintendo DS. The Nintendo DS was revolutionary with its touch screen, opening new dynamics in gaming. Games such as Nintendogs also opened a new gaming base, appealing to the more casual gamer.

The biggest advancement in gaming mobile in terms of popularity has been the mobile phone. Gaming on mobile phones opened a new wave of popularity. Games such as AFK Arena, Angry Birds, mobile phones are even now capable of running a few triple A games. In the early 2000s, gaming on your mobile was unheard of, and not possible but now it’s the most popular way for one to game on the go. People that would never pick up a console controller now plays games casually, or competitively on their phone. Technological advancements in mobile phones have ten folded popularity in gaming and opened a new market for studios to create mobile games.

A Guide to Welding Technology in 2020

There have been many developments in the technology of welding in recent years, there are many different sets of equipment currently available on the market making the menial task of welding a lot easier. The equipment you will need will totally depend on the scale of the welding job you wish to conduct, for larger scale tasks a portable mig Welder may be required as it has much higher capabilities in terms of how much can be done at one time. For the smaller scale tasks there is a variety of smaller more classic kits available that would be great for more casual, personal use. Many great kits are available at reasonable prices for example, welding company WeldingMania offers high quality equipment at a decent price, here is a guide to Welding in 2020 that looks at specific products to help with your welding needs.

 

 Portable Inverter Mig Welder.

A portable Inverter Mig Welder is a great choice when it comes to large scale welding. It has high capabilities and is available in a number of voltages suitable for different scales of jobs. This would be a great choice for someone who is a professional in the industry as it is made for use on the daily and dealing with the high demand that may come with working in the very advanced industry.

 

Welding Helmet.

Safety is an important factor to consider before starting welding, things like gloves and a good welding helmet are necessary to protect your eyes and skin from burns. If you are thinking of saving money and avoiding buying safety equipment then I would strongly advise against it. Safety equipment is required when carrying out any form of DIY and is compulsory should you wish to be taken seriously within the professional Industry, at the end of the day it just isn’t worth the risk of an accident.

 

 

Welding Iron.

Now we are looking at the more classic piece of kit, if you have a simple welding task to do then why not look at investing in a smaller welding kit which are available at a reasonable price. This classic piece of kit would be great for the budding DIY expert and can save you a lot of money in the long run as opposed to forking out the cost on a professional and just getting the job done yourself.

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