More and more often, businesspeople find that they need to rely on the Internet to conduct their work. Even if you don’t use the Internet itself that often, you most likely handle a lot of things using technology like computers, tablets, and even phones. Many companies now loan out computers and smartphones to their employees for the duration of their time at the company. Technology makes life easier, so why not take advantage of it? The issue is that sometimes, technology can actually make some tasks more difficult. Technology is a great thing to have, but it can go wrong in a number of ways that are difficult for the typical person to fix. For that matter, the more important information we put on things like computers and tablets, the more risk there is that hackers can steal said information. (more…)
As the Metro areas traffic congestion increase for commuters and travel costs are on the rise, more businesses are implementing teleworking programs. The anxiety of dealing with traffic congestion, especially during inclement weather is proven to increase a person’s stress and tension. Allowing employees to work from home can actually boost productivity as they are not wasting time traveling. It can also decrease stress levels and foster a sense of employee happiness for their job.
But as a manager or business owner, it can be hard to even know where to start when it comes to telecommuting. First and foremost, it is crucial that you consider incorporating different technologies into your office space that can make working from home that much more efficient. Here are a few quick tips highlighting the best technologies that will go far in improving the lives of your employees as a whole.
Implement video conferencing
While the option to work from home is there, many employees choose to show up to work on certain days just so they don’t miss out on a meeting or two. But you can easily override this by implementing video and audio conferencing into your company’s system. With the click of a button, your employee can stay at the comforts of their own desk but not miss a beat. Or, if they don’t want to video in, they can use the audio system that is similar to a phone. All in all, nearly 90% of remote employees say that video conferencing helps they feel more connected to their colleagues, so this one small step can be extremely beneficial.
Introduce more computer presentations
Developing a digital presentation is one of the best ways to convey your information to remote workers. These presentations are easy to read and comprehend, plus each employee can reference the presentation after the meeting. With the right computer presentation software, even remote employees can present to your team in real time via a teleconference. To ensure everyone can follow along easily be sure to use large headings, titles, and bulleted subtext. Also, don’t use to many special effects. While some effects can be pleasing to look at, too many can be overwhelming and distracting.
Enable remote desktop access / data sharing
Depending on the internal system your company uses, there are different technologies available that will allow your employees to access your company’s system after hours or they are out of the office. This means they will be connected to everything and anything within seconds, and won’t need to come into the office for a simple document or spreadsheet. Avitecture can advise you on which collaboration technologies are right for your business.
Even though the world seems to run on wireless, cables are still the workhorses of connectivity. That ’80s phenomenon, The Cable Guy, has now made it to low earth orbit and astronauts space walking outside the International Space Station frequently find themselves setting up cables for communications and docking systems. Back here on earth, a reliable supply of cable of all kinds, from fiber optic cables to cat6 cable bulk supplies, can be a lifeline for all government contractors, IT professionals, home theater installers and DIY-er network installers.
According to the WV Gazette Mail, Bill 2811, introduced just two days ago, will alter the West Virginia state laws regarding chemical tank safety. The House of Delegates opted to overwhelmingly pass HB 2811 at 94 to 5, which will now allow some gas industry storage tanks to be exempt from existing aboveground tank regulation (the bill must still go to the Senate for confirmation). Nearly 70% of existing chemical storage tanks (nearly 30,000) covered by the current law would be made exempt from it, going forward.
Why Field Erected Tank Companies Support the Bill
Naturally, there were people both for and against the bill. Many involved in the industry argued against overregulation and the difficulty of managing the cost of compliance, while community members were worrie (more…)
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