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Amazon-owned Woot’s Early Prime Day Sale offers shoppers some of the lowest prices of the season on Apple hardware, including AirPods Pro for $189.99 and Macs discounted to $729.99 and up. Even 2020 iPad Pros are up to $200 off.

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MacBooks are also heavily reduced, with closeout 12-inch MacBooks and 13-inch MacBook Pros falling to as low as $729.99.

Even 2020 hardware is included in the flash sale, with 2020 MacBook Airs dipping to $889.99 in new, open box condition. Apple’s current 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro are also eligible for double and triple-digit markdowns, with prices starting at $739.99.

Those willing to purchase a refurbished unit can also save big on LG UltraFine monitors. Prices start at $399.99 for 4K models, while this 27-inch UltraFine 5K version is on sale for $799.99, which is $500 off the original MSRP.

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86% polled said their organization made cybersecurity a priority during the COVID-19 crisis and implemented appropriate training for remote workers, according to a report.

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The pandemic pushed businesses out of their offices, sending employees to work from home (WFH), and opening up hacking opportunities for cyber criminals. A new report from the industrial cybersecurity company Claroty details how US  IT (information technology) and OT (operational technology) security professionals see their organization’s more of a target since early March, when the US pandemic shut down industry. The security pros have also witnessed adversaries hatching new tactics as they target what they perceive as vulnerabilities.

Claroty’s report, “The Critical Convergence of IT and OT Security in a Global Crisis,” revealed that 60% of respondents believe their CISO demonstrated good leadership in the midst of a crisis, but also found that 86% said their organization’s leadership made cybersecurity a priority during

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Finance Pros Say WFH Boosts Productivity

September 29, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Almost two-thirds of financial services professionals have increased their productivity while working from home during the coronavirus crisis.

A new report from lobby group Humans in Finance found that 63% of survey respondents were more productive working remotely, with 18% experiencing a decline. Some 70% said their work-life balance had improved, while 58% reported improved health and wellbeing.

The survey – Remote Working in Finance: COVID-19 & Beyond – quizzed more than 600 finance professionals in over 80 locations across 6 continents. In addition to the above findings, it reveals that:

  • only 3% want to work entirely from the office post-COVID
  • 95% believe employers should offer a range of remote / in-office workplace options
  • 80% are excited by the prospect of working from any location they choose
  • 83% believe remote working could reduce carbon emissions / improve the environment
  • 75% say firms will struggle to attract and retain
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Pros and Cons of Amazon Prime

September 27, 2020 | technology | No Comments

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Launched in 2005, Amazon’s membership service, Amazon Prime, has evolved to include a variety of benefits. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos announced that there were more than 150 million Prime subscribers worldwide at the beginning of 2020.

The primary driver of Amazon Prime has always been free expedited shipping on over 100 million products, with many customers now eligible for one- and two-day shipping at no additional cost. 

But over the years, Amazon Prime has added a slew of other features. This includes such services as Prime Video, unlimited cloud photo storage, exclusive access to deals and the annual Prime Day sales event, discounts on grocery items in Whole Foods

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Technology in education is the biggest change in teaching we will ever see. For years, policy makers, teachers, parents and students alike have been weighing the potential benefits of technology in education against its risks and consequences. But now the debate is more pressing than ever, as curricula increasingly incorporate technology and professors experiment with new teaching methods. On one hand, technology allows you to experiment in pedagogy, democratize the classroom and better engage students. On the other hand, some argue technology in the classroom can be distracting and even foster cheating.

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Students are digital natives. They’ve grown up with technology; it’s woven into their lives. In fact, it’s one of the basic 21st

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Technology is the sum of all of the knowledge that we have to process actions, create tools, and use materials throughout each day. It is a term which has multiple meanings based on the subject matter being discussed. You are using technology to read this content right now. We use technology to plant a garden. Technology helps us to sleep at night, receive medical care, and cook food.

These processes offer us a way to simplify our lives or add value to it in some way. We can take the scientific approach to use technology to solve problems and accomplish tasks. It can help us to communicate with others, travel to new destinations, or pursue our goals and dreams.

Almost every task we do in our lives each day is an example of technology at work in some way. Whether you are trying to scale a business, develop manufacturing processes,

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What would happen if we change one simple element of our landing page? How about we add more text or change our pricing? What will happen? These are hypothetical situations that partners and spouses who run businesses together will argue over endlessly and there is absolutely no reason for it. In internet marketing you can have your cake and eat it too. There are some very simple ways to find out what works and what doesn’t. The question is which method to use to get the most useful results.

Enter the world of A/B testing. It’s a concept that’s been around longer than the internet has. It was used with direct mailers to test different offers and designs. It’s been tried in newspaper, magazine and even on billboards in the past to measure response rates. On the internet it’s more technologically advanced but the goal is still the same. Measure … Read More

When searching for technology grants one should look at the pros and cons of targeting federal government for funding of technology grants for non-profit business. When seeking funding for programs I think that there are three advantages of targeting the federal government 1. The money is certain, 2. There is easy access to information, and 3. The larger orders, thus more profit. Whereas, three disadvantages would be: extensive bid proposal, considerable amounts of paper work throughout maintaining the contract, and the competition is great.

The first advantage that I listed is that the money is certain. If my company were to get a contract for business from the government they would be certain to be paid. It would cut out the late payment or the collections process that we currently have dealing with smaller entities or individuals. The second advantage to target the federal government is that the government may … Read More

Pros and Cons of Cable Internet

May 1, 2020 | internet | No Comments

Being connected via a cable, the same as for cable television, has allowed many more residents of the United States to partake in the broadband bandwidth boom. This is largely due to the fact that there is already a plentiful network of coaxial cable spread across the continent, far more than fiber optic lines. You could say that cable got a head start with very little competition. Many telecom carriers are undoubtedly envious of the once entertainment revenue driven companies. Through the use of a cable modem, one can be hooked up to high speed Internet whereas other physical modems require phone land lines.

Pros of Cable Internet

1. Advantages of cable Internet starts at the extreme-speed of the connection. Speeds of up to 12 Mbps can be obtained within a household enabling faster streaming of video, smoother online gaming, and faster downloads.

2. Because no land line is required … Read More

From September 2008 to March 2010, contract work increased 2% and part time jobs increased 16%, while temporary, permanent and full-time positions decreased significantly (-19%, -36%, -4% respectively). Read on to discover why software engineer contract work may prove to be a safer, smarter career move for you.

Software engineer contract work offers many benefits over permanent positions, although it has its downfalls. Here are some characteristics of contract work which may help determine whether or not it is a good fit for you:

Contract work pros:

Money – usually the pay will be better than permanent positions since there is less overhead incurred by the employer.

Flexibility – since you are paid on an hourly rate, you are not obliged to go over your set weekly hours. In many cases you are on your own time. Also, taking contract positions allows you to work on several different projects with … Read More