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April 26, 2018

The Facts and Myths about Fiberglass Swimming Pools

Fiberglass is one of the most versatile of manufacturing materials today, and fiberglass products include F1 cars, airplane components, rollercoasters, speedboats, fish tanks, basketball boards, and water slides.

Roughly 12 to 15 percent of swimming pools in US homes were made from fiberglass and the number increases every year. It simply offers too many advantages to ignore.

Still, some people who has done some research on fiberglass pools may harbor some concerns. That’s because they may often encounter obsolete data regarding fiberglass swimming pools, leading them to think that some myths are still true.

Here are some misconceptions concerning fiberglass [...]

 
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April 25, 2018

Blockchain Secure

Is your website secure? Your company’s network? Your bank account?

Are they ‘blockchain secure’?

I think that sentiment could play strongly in the market as this now infamous tech reveals its capabilities.

Despite the cryptocurrency craze that continues to showcase the technology, I can’t help but come back to cybersecurity as its enduring potential benefit. And that makes sense, the two go hand-and-hand, if your breakout use case is digital cash, it clearly has to be secure. But the opportunity is so much larger than protecting the authenticity of digital payments, this could be a solution to protecting the authenticity of our online [...]

 
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April 16, 2018

ABM -> ABC (Account-Based Companies)

Going All in on ABM (courtesy of LookBookHQ)

Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is on track to becoming far more than the B2B framework du jour, its influence and results are beginning to warrant the level-up distinction of Account-Based Companies. Via ABM an organization cannot only bring sales and marketing together on the same playing-field speaking the same language, but also integrate efforts quite well into revenue-focused finance departments and adoption-obsessed product teams. The science and statistics of digital marketing are having a moment, one might even say their overdue time to shine. It used to be Business Development sat in-between [...]

 
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March 30, 2018

Natural Affinity: TrailheaDX

Salesforce expanded the ‘National Park, Natural Beauty’ theme even further this year at its developer conference TrailheaDX. At first take, I can hear the skeptics: ‘technology and nature are opposites, who is Salesforce kidding by blanketing its platforms, cloud products, apps, and developers with a ‘feel good’ gimmick suggesting otherwise?’ And while I can hear that argument at face value, I would suggest that soon enough, if one looks into the body of evidence that literally surrounds us, software and other information technologies WILL be quite natural on Planet Earth. It’s already in the clouds is it not? I think it’s also in the [...]

 
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February 6, 2018

New PCI Standard Will Help Grow Global Card Acceptance

Following the PCI Security Standards Council’s new standard for software-based PIN entry into COTS devices, David Poole, Global Head of Mobile POS Devices at MYPINPAD, shares his thoughts.

We are delighted the PCI Security Standards Council has announced a new standard for software-based PIN entry into COTS (Consumer Off-The-Shelf) devices for card payment acceptance. The standard aligns tightly with our goal of increasing merchant card acceptance globally whilst also mitigating risk for both retailer and consumer.

The standard includes a specification for isolating and protecting the card PIN when entered into touchscreen smart-devices (phones and [...]

 
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January 19, 2018

Distributed Lab Releases An Anti-Corruption Solution To Increase Business Transparency

Blockchain expertise center Distributed Lab has announced a solution based on blockchain technology, which will increase management transparency in the corporate sector and public sector.

“This solution is effectively a prototype for how transparency can be increased in management in the public sector and in state bodies. Testing of this approach in the business world currently looks hugely more realistic by comparison with implementation of the same solution a priori in the state sector. On the other hand, the corporate sector will be getting a usable tool which comes with a large number of features for solving the pressing task of increasing transparency in management and [...]

 
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January 16, 2018

How Startups Are Transforming Retail

Startups are changing how retail functions online and offline. From virtual reality to better payment systems, they are transforming the industry. Startups are bringing new and exciting changes to how you shop every day.

Robot Store Associates

Imagine walking into a store and being greeted by a smiling robot that is automatically restocking shelves and keeping track of merchandise. This imaginary scenario is not far from reality. With a gray body that resembles a pole or stick and two black eyes on a digital screen, Tally is a robotic store associate that can analyze shelves. This robot is able to see if items are running low or misplaced. In addition, Tally can check [...]

 
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January 8, 2018

Top 6 Computer Programming Tools For 2018

Everyone has a unique set of New Year’s Day resolutions, and computer programmers’ resolutions and wishes for 2018 are bound to differ greatly from your run-of-the-mill average resolutions.

And if there’s anything a programmer should plan on doing to make him or herself a better programmer in the year ahead, it’s to get equipped with a new stash of helpful programming tools.

Here are six of the top tools you may wish to add to your programming tool box for 2018:

1. Get the latest version of Retrace

Retrace has long been an essential coding tool that lets you track how often you access Web-based HTTP services. But every new version of Retrace is seeing substantial [...]

 
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September 3, 2017

Association Noosphere and Max Polyakov Social Initiatives

This June, the Meteor Sport Complex in Dnipro, Ukraine, hosted the BestRoboFest 2017 with multiple robotics models and their creators competing for the prize. The festival featured tech performances, competitions of best robot models and drone races, among other things. During two days, Ukrainian engineering talents presented 187 robot models in front of a 10,000 audience.

Image Credit: BestRoboFest via FB

Max Polyakov, who co-founded the organization that hosted the event, Association Noosphere, expressed his content at the number of young engineering talents that joined the race and presented their own models of robots and rockets. [...]

 
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August 1, 2017

10 Sales and Marketing Tips for Insurance Brokers

This article is here to provide you with some of the ways you could improve your business. Below you will find a selection of 10 tips on sales and marketing for your insurance company. In order to grow your business, you need to know some of the best ways…

Marketing Strategy

Your business must always have a marketing strategy. By having a strategy in place you are then able to identify how you can best achieve the desired result. For example, by having an insurance marketing plan you will understand how your drafted email marketing, promotional material or ___ is going to drive sales in ways that your current strategies just aren’t doing.

Rewarding Referral System

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