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How Wearable Devices Are Creating Innovation in the Workplace

As wearable devices evolve, they will take on more functionality, especially within the workplace, potentially affecting the data within a wide range of industries.

On one hand, wearables are revolutionizing the workplace, with innovations that create a safer work environment or enhance the way professionals are able to go about their job. Expect to see developers produce new versions of devices and apps to accommodate wearables in the workplace, enabling improved network access and offering new collaboration tools for employees.

 

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7 Top Skills for Security Pros

Experience developing security infrastructure and setting up security policy management, monitoring and alerting systems 
• Ability to identify incoming security threats 
• Background in security systems including the network layer, system layer and application layer 
• Familiarity with implementing security controls around enterprise data and experience with enterprise security, identity management and federation systems

 

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How and Why Companies Are Incorporating the Power of IBM Watson

"Innovation in natural language processing and artificial intelligence is creating opportunities for consumer marketers to better identify and communicate with their customers," said Andy O’Dell, chief strategy officer at Clutch, a marketing technology company. "In retail, IBM Watson has the capabilities to transform how marketers understand and relate to these shoppers. Watson, for example, can take a sample of a consumer’s social media post over time and use this to predict the customer’s age, education level, and even their emotional characteristics. It can assess a customer’s unique personality across 50 distinct facets of personality like extroversion, risk aversion or agreeableness just based on these posts."

Here are other ways IBM Watson is being used across different companies and industries.

 

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Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

Intelligent apps such as VPAs perform some of the functions of a human assistant, making everyday tasks easier (by prioritizing emails, for example), and its users more effective (by highlighting the most important content and interactions). Other intelligent apps such as virtual customer assistants (VCAs) are more specialized for tasks in areas such as sales and customer service. As such, these intelligent apps have the potential to transform the nature of work and structure of the workplace.

"Over the next 10 years, virtually every app, application and service will incorporate some level of AI," said Mr. Cearley. "This will form a long-term trend that will continually evolve and expand the application of AI and machine learning for apps and services."

 

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Best practices for sharing content via third-party websites

Any legal practitioner who has written a blog post, article or white paper knows all too well that it’s time consuming and takes focus. The good news is that not only does sharing original content on your own website help to strengthen your position as a subject-matter expert to current and potential clients; you can also effectively widen your sphere of influence by leveraging third-party content providers.

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How to add value to your online content

In his ground-breaking book SPIN Selling, behavioural scientist turned sales training guru Neil Rackham stated that the definition of a  successful sales call is one after which the client would have been happy to write the seller a cheque in exchange for the value they received.
 
 
 
 
 

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13 of the best accounting software tools for small businesses

Account management is necessary for an organisation's overall financial health.
 
And with most accounting tools out there providing custom invoicing, payment tracking and full financial reporting, choosing the right software for your business can become a mammoth task. To help, we've provided 13 account management tools designed for small businesses.
 
Here are 13 of the best accounting software tools for small businesses (listed in alphabetical order).
 
Read next: 13 best free and open source inventory management systems
 
7. NetSuite
 
NetSuite
NetSuite offers a variety of products for small businesses (and of course larger enterprises). Within its small business portal, NetSuite - which was recently acquired by Oracle - provides an online accounting software offering financial planning, recurring revenue management, order and billing management and inventory management and supply chain controls.
 
Depending on the size of your small business, if it's on the larger size, NetSuite has certain products that could be used in conjunction with 
standard account management tools, such as SuiteBilling, an order-to-billing service.
 
Sign up for Netsuite.
 
8. One Up
 
One Up
One Up supports invoicing, accounting, inventory services and a CRM, so for businesses looking for a one-stop-shop, One Up is definitely one to consider.
 
Initially developed for Android devices, One UP now offers a full web version which lets its users manage records, transactions, sales orders and overall profit and loss.
 
Bank accounts are easily synced and the browser interface is simple, if not a little large. But this will be due to the move from mobile to web.
 
However, as One UP was created for Android, the mobile experience is full-featured and extremely well made.
 
Sign up to One UP.
 
9. QuickBooks
 
QuickBooks
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QuickBooks offers a well-rounded account management software package. With QuickBooks, users can estimate tax payments, track deductible mileage, create and send invoices, manage VAT, run payroll, provide multiple currencies and control stock levels.
 
All of QuickBook's claimed 1.5 million subscribers have access to a real-time dashboard offering both a desktop and mobile experience. 
QuickBooks also offers a cloud accounting service providing business bookkeeping and full financial management, leveraging the collaborative nature of the cloud.
 
Sign up for QuickBooks.
 
10. Sage
 
Sage
Sage offers both desktop and online accounting programmes, enabling users to analyse and manage, VAT, invoices, stock, budgets and payroll.
 
Sage offers eight different, but similarly named, accounting packages, One Start, One Accounting, Sage Live, 50 Accounts Essential, 50 Accounts, 50 Accounts Plus, 50 Accounts Professional and Sage 200 Standard Online.
 
Typically aimed at small businesses, Sage One Accounting, 50 Accounts Essential, 50 Accounts and its extended version, 50 
Accounts Plus - offer businesses with around 5 to 100 employees - bookkeeping software with cash flow, VAT, stock and sales management.
 
With Sage 50 Accounts and Plus offering remote access, intuitive project costing tool and day-to-day financial management.
 
Sign up fo Sage.
 
11. Wave Accounting
 
Wave Accounting
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Wave Accounting offers free accounting software, aimed at micro businesses, freelancers and entrepreneurs.
 
Wave users will receive lots of useful and competitive features, including automatic billing and invoicing, automatic data sync, receipt scanning and PayPal integration. 
 
Wave also offers a handy dashboard providing a snapshot of your data from income, expenses and bank accounts to payables, receivables and all recent activity.
 
Like with most free applications, there are some drawbacks. Wave does rely on advertising revenue, which means you will see a few external ads from time to time and have Wave's own branding on your invoices and other accounting materials.
 
Payroll services are also not included, so you'll have to pay $4 (£3.11) per employee or go to a paid platform for this.
 
Sign up to Wave Accounting.
 
12. Xero
 
Xero
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Aimed at small businesses, Xero offers an accounting software that enables users to create and customise invoices, payroll and expense 
reports. In addition, users can create a tracked inventory, create purchase orders and connect to over 500 third-party apps (most of which 
centre on invoicing, time tracking and expanse claims).
 
Claiming to have over 700,000 subscribers, Xero provides account management across smartphone, tablet and PCs
 
Sign up for Xero.
 
13. Zoho Books
 
Zoho Books
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Zoho also offers a comprehensive online accounting suite for small businesses. Users can track expenses, inventory and clients across 
mobile, tablet, laptop and PC.
 
Zoho Books can integrate other popular Zoho software to create a custom business package, these include Zoho CRM, Expense, subscriptions, Reports , Inventory and Projects.
 
Sign up for Zoho Books.
 
1. ClearBooks
 
ClearBooks
 
Cloud accounting software ClearBooks o
 
 
 
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United CEO: No One Will Be Fired Over Forced Removal of Passenger

The CEO of United Airlines says no one will be fired over the dragging of a man off a plane — including himself.

CEO Oscar Munoz said Tuesday that he takes full responsibility "for making this right," and he promised more details later this month after United finishes a review of its policies on overbooked flights.

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Emirates Reduces Flights to the U.S. Due to Trump Administration Security Measures

The Middle East's biggest airline says it is reducing flights to the United States because of a drop in demand caused by tougher US security measures and attempts by the Trump administration to ban travelers from a number of Muslim-majority nations.

Emirates said on Wednesday that the reductions will affect five of its 12 US destinations, starting next month. It called the move "a commercial decision in response to weakened travel demand" in the three months since President Donald Trump took office.

 

Twice daily Emirates flights to Boston, Los Angles and Seattle will be reduced to once a day. Daily flights to Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando will be pared down to five per week.

 

 

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The Best Fonts to Use on Your Resume

One of the most important design choices you can make on your resume is your font. The typeface you use can send a strong message about your personality, style and professionalism – all of which can impact a hiring manager's impression of you before they've even met you in person. "Since a prospective employer is looking at the resume for only (a few) seconds, you want (a font) that is aesthetically pleasing and grabs the employer's attention at a quick glance,"

 

 

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