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Are You Ready For An Online Attack?
Jul 30th, 2015 by zuma

Today it’s almost a requirement for persons running a business to have an online presence. Whether you’re offering ceramic tiles or writing services people expect you to be online. Sometimes though things don’t go quite right, and you notice that your traffic is dropping, you know something has happened, but you aren’t sure what.

It’s time to check all of your review sites; it’s possible that you are the victim of an angry customer or even a troll that just wants to make problems for anyone they can. According to the 2014 Local Consumer Review Survey as reported by Search Engine Land, almost 88% of people read reviews before deciding on the company they feel will have the greatest quality. A whole 85% of those people say they will read more than ten reviews. Any negative reviews can have a big impact on how others see your business.

If you want to protect yourself, the first step is to watch all of your profiles. Yes, it’s work but given what a couple of bad reviews can do to your bottom line it’s necessary. Don’t just assume they’re all good because that’s been true in the past, it can change rapidly.

If you do find, negative reviews do not confront the person even if you feel they are a troll. Instead offer the person to contact you offline at their convenience. Under no circumstances should you confront someone online or offline. If they are a troll, they will love to engage in online battles. If they are an unhappy customer, they will welcome a chance to tell you what went wrong. Listen carefully and stay calm. You may offer a discount or coupon to replace an article or provide a service that will allow you the chance to make up for whatever first went wrong.

Let me introduce you to Darius Fisher. As the President of Status Labs, he also known as a Digital Crisis Expert. His job is to help executives and politicians maintain a positive image online. In a recent interview, Mr. Fisher stated that the biggest mistake people make when dealing with an online presence is the lack of preparation. He says that a lack of readiness can leave anyone open to online attacks. People need to monitor their accounts and expect the worst. He recommends planning a “fortress” against such attacks so the individual will know immediately what needs to be done to defend against the attack. Mr. Fisher also recommends having interesting content since user engagement is a significant part of Google’s algorithm.

Eric Pulier: A Visionary Future
Jul 30th, 2015 by zuma

Eric Pulier is a man that makes an impact as an author, philanthropist, and entrepreneur who was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey and currently is based in Los Angeles, California. He has dazzled experts in the fields of technology and business for decades now since he first began programming computers in the fourth grade. His accomplishments are widely known in his native industries and still he strives to branch out into more altruistic endeavors through his donations of time and money to charitable causes. His vision has founded several companies and he has sat on the board of others during his impressive career atop the wave of cutting-edge digital development that began so long before in his youth. His admirable pedigree has marked more than a few occasions in his life when he proved his talent deserved the recognition it garnered for him and even greater achievements still lie ahead.

The childhood and education of young Eric was a time where the creative genius of the young man would begin to distinguish him above others as a pioneer in creating solutions to old problems with new ideas. Even being as young as high school age was not much of a challenge to overcome for Eric as he blazed the trail before most others knew of a destination and started a database computer company. After completing his junior education, Pulier began studying at Harvard University but did not major in a technology or science discipline and instead chose English and American literature. He graduated magna cum laude and just three years later had begun his career when he founded a company that addressed the use of technology as it may be applied to health care, education, and other commonly widespread issues. He is also responsible for the formation of Starbright World, which links terminally ill children with others experiencing a similar tragedy to interact virtually.

Pulier is co-author of the notable work Understanding Enterprise SOA, which is unprecedented in its insight regarding the fundamental problems most commonly associated with service-oriented architecture. His philanthropic work is diversely ongoing, and he donates to many different organizations to educate people about technology and assist the less fortunate when he is not directly contributing to the efforts of the non-profit he helped create, X-Prize Foundation.
Mr. Pulier earns recognition as an innovative leader and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in enterprise technology and government who is always a popular speaker at the most exclusive technology conferences around the world. Eric also donates his time and money to the Campaign for Free College Tuition to help educate all Americans. In all that he does, Eric Pulier exemplifies the best traits one can hope to possess.

A Brief Explanation of Finance and Brian Bonar
Jul 29th, 2015 by zuma

The field of finance covers a variety of topics including how people and businesses handle their money and assets and how to prepare for risks and liabilities. Finance is a very complicated matter which is connected to the economy. If one is being hit hard, like the economic fall in 2008, then the other will be worse for the wear as well. Finances are not naturally stable, they can be influenced by many factors such as the sale of a new item brand or the merger of two companies. Anything that can be bought or sold has some impact on the ever fluctuating financial market.

There are three major groups that finance can be broken down into. They are public, personal, and corporate finance. Public finance works with businesses that can be considered sub-national entities, like schools and hospitals, and look at debt insurance and budgeting. Personal finance works with everyday people and helps them plan for the future, make wills for inheritance, and pay for taxes. Corporate finance is much more complex then the other two groups because each business is unique and there is so much it can cover. It helps corporations deal with anything from hedging strategies, to portfolio performance, to risk management and everything in between. Each group has it own lingo and set of rules which can make it difficult for anyone who has to work with more than one of them.

Financial guidance officers are workers that handle all the little details that come with the field. To be good at their job it is necessary for them to be up to date with not only their client and their client’s goals, but also all the rules and regulations that would affect those goals. Having a good knowledge of the rolling market is key to determining the answer to tough choices. For example, if the market is taking a turn for the worst, it might not be the best time to expand or hire a bunch of new employees. Risk management is the most important factor for financial guidance officers to grasp. Investments need to be in a safe zone where the chance that something bad will happen is as close to zero as possible. Sometimes it can be a touch call which is why financial guidance officers need to be so well trained in their field.

A notable financial guidance officer who is still working in the field is Brian Bonar. After going to Staffordshire University and receiving his doctorate degree Bonar worked decades in the financial based careers. Right now he is an employee at the Dalrada Financial Corporation where he has held almost every position as he worked his way up to CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board.

Joseph Bismark: The Philosophical Entrepreneur
Jul 29th, 2015 by zuma

 

Joseph Bismark: The Philosophical Entrepreneur

Joseph Bismark is an enigma, one part entrepreneur and one part philosopher. Recently I read an article on wordpress blog Please Don’t Ask Alice that detailed how this revolutionary thinker is changing that way business is done.

Born in the Philippines, Bismark became a monk at the age of nine and remained at the ashram high in the mountains until he was seventeen. There he meditated and was educated in other aspects of life as a monk. He developed his philosophy of being calm and centered with the ability to inspire cooperation in others.

At seventeen Bismark left the ashram to pursue a career in the corporate world, but kept the precepts of his training in the back of his mind. In 2008 he became managing director of Qi Group. He then went on to help found Qnet a subsidiary of the Qi Group. At Qnet he has been able to reach millions with his inspiring message and business practices. His philosophy is simple, anyone can excel with proper encouragement and sometimes a gentle push. His ability to treat everyone with respect and connect spiritually with people to accomplish tasks has made him a favorite to work with at Qnet.

At his core Mr. Bismark believes in being of service to his fellow man and in that vain he devotes much of his time to the RHYTHM Project, which is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Qi Group. There he encourages employees to make their faith an integral part of their work and spiritual lives. 

We all may be able to benefit from the teachings of Joseph Bismark if we take the time to be centered and work together to solve those difficult projects that so often come up in business. Perhaps we all should take little time to encourage others and offer that gentle push when needed. We may even make the world of entrepreneurship a better place.

Skout Helped Me To Find A Date For A Wedding
Jul 26th, 2015 by zuma

Skout is a network that I use every single day, and I’m currently in the process of looking for a date. I have an important event coming up in the future, and I have to have a date for it, so I thought to start looking on the Skout network. I decided to search online for a date, instead of talking to people I know, but everyone I know will be at the upcoming event. The event is a family member’s wedding, and my family member is so popular that the entire town will be going. Honestly, I don’t know a single person who’s going that I can ask to be my date.

I decided that Skout would be the next best idea, so I started my search. I have three months before the wedding, so at least I know I have enough time to look. I started out by doing a search for someone in my local area, but not in the exact town that I live in. There is a major city that is about 20 miles away, and that’s where I started searching for my date. I couldn’t believe the amount of men that were available in the city, but at least they were all people that I didn’t know.

I really got sick and tired of all the people in my town because I’ve known all of them since I was a child. I was able to find a guy who had a lot of interest in dating, but his specific request was that the woman not be from his city. I felt that I was exactly what he was looking for, so I messaged him. We hit it off right away, and I was surprised at how much we had in common. After we were talking for about a week, we both talked about meeting each other, and we agreed that it’s something we’d want to do.

He was at the top of the favorites list I had, and we ended up meeting two weeks after we met each other on Skout. We liked each other so much that we ended up going on several dates. I had no problem asking him if he would be my date to the upcoming wedding, and he had no problem saying yes. We planned for the event, and we both met at my house to go to the wedding. I had an amazing time, and all of this is thanks to Skout.

FreedomPop Chooses Not to Sell, Accepts $30 Million
Jul 23rd, 2015 by zuma

Re/code reports that FreedomPop is not for sale. This week the mobile service welcomed the further funding of $30 million.

European firm Partech Ventures along with current investors Mangrove Capital and DCM Capital are providing the funding. FreedomPop said that they will divulge the identity of a third unnamed investor at a later date.

The decision not to sell is the result of considering the possibilities of accepting new financing versus sale of the company. CEO Stephen Stokols confirmed, “It just felt premature to sell.”

He also pointed out that the company’s potential to grow up to four times in worth internationally factored into the carrier’s decision not to sell.

Stokols also revealed FreedomPop’s plan to investigate retail partnerships. In the past services and devices from the carrier have been exclusively available online, but will appear in “big box” stores around October.

The CEO admits that many retailers want to carry goods and services offered by FreedomPop. “We are going to test the waters. … If it plays well, we will expand.”

A more efficient Customer Service is also a priority. The company will be expanding its roster of human Customer Service employees and upgrading the attendant software.

FreedomPop’s service is based on a unique business model. The freemium carrier offers introductory data for free and profits from the use of additional data and other services.

Eric Pulier: Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist and Tom Petty Fan
Jul 17th, 2015 by zuma

Eric Pulier is a man to whom technology is the answer to a better government, technology and industry. He graduated in 1988 magna cum laude from Harvard studying English and American Literature but has always been grounded in computers, which he began programming in the fourth grade. His latest venture is called ServiceMesh a company that provides cloud-based enterprise application management platform. ServiceMesh was recently acquired by CSC.

Mr. Pulier has secured financing from some of the largest and best-known venture capitalists in the world. Prior to ServiceMesh, Pulier began his career by founding People Doing Things in Los Angles, California in 1991. That company sought to provide solutions for the use of technology in healthcare and education. Digital Evolution was founded by Pulier in 1994 to offer identity solutions to the service-oriented architecture environment. Other companies Mr. Pulier (Twitter) has founded include Media Platform, SOA Software (now known as Akana) and Desktone. 

In addition to being a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Pulier is heavily involved in philanthropic activities. One of the best examples is his efforts to build Starbright World, a social media site for children with chronic illnesses. Using Starbright, the kids can interact with each other sharing stories, chat and blog about the issues they face and their lives. He also is on the board of The Painted Turtle a camp for children with chronic illness, and the X-Prize Foundation that sponsors competitions to solve some of humanity’s more pressing problems.

Pulier is also a member and supporter of the Clinton Global Initiative. CGI seeks to help create an environment where the people of the world can meet the challenges of independence. He also has been active in other areas of government service by participating in Vice President Al Gore’s committee on healthcare and technology and creating President Clinton’s Presidential Technology Exhibition.

Co-authoring Understanding Enterprise SOA with Hugh Taylor, Pulier developed the idea of service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA is a concept that allows computer services to be accessed across domains for efficiency. 

A recent interview with Pulier by Talkincloud.com revealed that Pulier is a big fan of Tom Petty, the movie Casino, which he’s watched “10,000 times”, and “Suits” as his favorite television show. He is also an unabashed gadget freak and self-admitted to having Find my iPhone as one of his most used apps. 

5G Connection to Debut at 2018 Winter Olympics
Jun 23rd, 2015 by zuma

Technological accomplishments get celebrated all the time. The industry is constantly changing and evolving, and sometimes it movies at a pace that is difficult to keep up with. While many tech industry breakthroughs are thought to belong to the United States, one very big development will be making a high profile debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

According to PR Newswire,  KT Corp will be debuting the world’s first 5G wireless network connection capable of giving users access to data speeds of around 20 GBps. The breakthrough in South Korea should draw plenty of jaw dropping results from folks able to download entire movies in about ten seconds. With so much focus in the United States on 4G connection speeds, there has been little discussion from any of the major providers about upgrading the existing network let alone an actual debut of the technology.

The 5G revolution is still a few years away, but consumers will eventually receive blazing fast internet connections wirelessly, which could spell trouble for traditional wired connections. With network performance set to increase dramatically over the course of the transition, the actual cost of any type of 5G network on a traditional data plan also needs to be worked out. After all, companies are not going to simply give customers access to all that data and speed without having them subsidize the price in some way. Still, a lot of eyes will be on the technology in 2018.

Satellites may Deliver High-Speed Internet from Space
Jun 18th, 2015 by zuma

Companies to Sell Service from Space
There is currently a competition that has the goal to provide everyone on this planet with broadband internet access. This is space internet start-up that is backed by Virgin Galactic billionaire Richard, Branson. The planned date is 2018 to begin swathing the Earth with these internet signals. These space internet companies have promised to provide much higher speeds. They will accomplish this by using smaller satellites that are actually closer to earth. It is unknown how these space internet companies are going to deal with the international regulations and the cost of insurance. Their broad plan has thousands of microsatellites that work together in a network. There are 1,3000 satellites that are active currently in orbit at this time says Amen clinics Founder, Dr daniel amen. This is according to Dave Baiocchi, a satellite expert of RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. There is much room for satellite constellations in space. The proposed broadband satellite constellations appear rather ambitious.

Water Computers Are Here
Jun 10th, 2015 by zuma

After a decade of struggle the newest style of computer is up and running, the droplet computer. Theoretically the droplet computer can perform any operation that a conventional electronic computer can stated Claudio Loureiro Heads. Think of it, a computer that is able to simultaneously process data and physical material. Now with the rotating magnetic clock the water based computer is possible. Even with conventional computing a clock is required to synchronize all operations. “We already have digital computers to process information. Our goal is not to compete with electronic computers or to operate word processors on this,” Prakash said. “Our goal is to build a completely new class of computers that can precisely control and manipulate physical matter. Imagine if when you run a set of computations that not only information is processed but physical matter is algorithmically manipulated as well. We have just made this possible at the mesoscale.” The struggle was to develop a clock that could not only manipulate one, but multiple droplets of water at the same time, and ten years later, the rotating magnetic field was used. The most obvious application for the water computer is in testing separate chemicals. The chemicals can each be put in a separate water droplet then processed as though it were its own test-tube. The possibilities for the droplet computer are limitless.

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