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6 Features On This App That’ll Make You Reconsider Hiring That HR Admin

6 Features On This App That’ll Make You Reconsider Hiring That HR Admin

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Most people would think that entrepreneurs end their days like this: When most of the time, it’s probably like this: As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You’re wearing more than one hat and besides your daily hustle, you have to think about your employees’ welfare to keep them happy. Luckily, we live in the 21st century. There are a few HR online platforms designed to replace the old processes so you can focus on building productivity. We were given access to try out one called Swingvy and after dabbling around a bit, these are the 6 features that stood out to us. 1) Combining the HR & payroll system into one platform. It’s not uncommon to find smaller enterprises using different systems for different things. But just like how founders wear many hats, having a pl
Internet of Things in Healthcare: What are the Possibilities and Challenges?

Internet of Things in Healthcare: What are the Possibilities and Challenges?

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Technology has disrupted every industry including healthcare, business, finance and others. Healthcare remains the fastest to adopt technological changes to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of the body. When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), it offers a multitude of benefits such as improving the effectiveness and quality of services by deploying it in medical devices. Have a look at few of the statistics revealing the use of IoT in healthcare and the overall impact on the industry. Nearly 60% of healthcare organizations have introduced IoT devices into their facilities 73% of healthcare organizations use IoT for maintenance and monitoring 87% of healthcare organizations plan to implement IoT technology by 2019 which is slightly higher than the 85% of businesses across...
How to Buy a Bra

How to Buy a Bra

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Sizing for women’s clothing can be incredibly frustrating in general (meaningless numbers! vanity sizing! different sizing among brands!), but figuring out how to buy a bra that fits can be even worse. It’s pretty easy to tell if, say, a shirt fits you, but so many of us are wearing the wrong size of bra every day (which we’ve been told ad nauseum). Maybe you’ve lost or gained weight without buying a new one, maybe you feel like your bra fits well enough because you don’t realize you’ve never worn the appropriate size, or maybe you’ve simply given up on buying a size that feels just right. We haven’t specifically talked about how to buy a bra before, although we recently had an open thread about readers’ favorite lingerie for office loo
DOD “Red Flag” exercise ushers in GPS jamming season across West

DOD “Red Flag” exercise ushers in GPS jamming season across West

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This is the official 2018 season kickoff for Sitrep, a (mostly) regular Ars video series. We'll be presenting quick updates every few weeks on the latest tech-focused developments in defense and national security and how those developments affect the world at large. Video edited by Justin Wolfson. Click here for transcript. (video link) For much of February—and in some places, well into March—the US military will be jamming signals from the Global Positioning System as part of training exercises over vast swaths of the Western United States, as well as in smaller areas surrounding major military facilities across the US. Read 6 remaining paragraphs | Comments
13 Unexpected Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

13 Unexpected Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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*image source When the second week of February rolls around each year, Adam and I inevitably look at each other a little bewildered and ask “So… what should we do for Valentine’s Day?” As much as we love going out to dinner, nice restaurants can feel a little cheesy (not to mention crowded and overpriced) on this day of the year, so I’m always on the hunt for unexpected date ideas that will still feel romantic and special. I remember the first year we celebrated Valentine’s Day as a couple, we cooked a really fancy dinner at Adam’s place complete with steak and chocolate soufflés, and it was so memorable that we’ve tried to do something outside the box every year since. Whether you’re coupled up or single (gather your favorite girls!),
The Promise of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled IoT

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled IoT

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The next technology revolution is underway. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning coupled with more robust and competent devices is driving transformation across industries and workstreams, from small farms in India to huge corporations in the United States. So what kinds of changes are underway and what does AI-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) offer businesses across industries? For a full discussion on this, I’d suggest attending the upcoming IoT in Action event in San Francisco on February 13 (more on that later). For this article, we’ll look to Microsoft’s Chief Storyteller, Steve Clayton, who touches on some key areas. The rise of AI AI has been around for decades. But as Steve summarizes in his interview, there have been three crucial breakthroughs tha
Are You Getting the Most out of Your Window Supplier in Perth?

Are You Getting the Most out of Your Window Supplier in Perth?

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Although there are hundreds of window suppliers in Perth, it is essential that you do proper market research and select one company to be working with. This will assist you in tracking their services and determine if they are the right for you or not. From the services that this company provides for you regarding the supplying of the windows helps you in deciding if you are indeed getting something out of their services or not. Some of the things to look out for include; 1 Customer services To be able to deliver the best services, the company has to build a good relationship with their customers. A supplier who is friendly listens to the customer and who is ready to offer advice is always easy to work with. This gives you the chance to give your view regarding their work, and in case you n...