Classifying independent contractors vs. employees and exempt vs. non-exempt employees can be tricky. This white paper outlines what small business owners should know and examines general standards under state and federal law for correct classification.
As small businesses grow, many reach a point when their computing systems falter. A company with only a handful of employees can usually get by with disconnected computers and software packages. But as you add desktops, laptops and other devices to support an increasing headcount, the system can become so cumbersome that productivity and customer service start to suffer.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Sep 25, 2014
When a company sells services to a consumer audience primarily through a Web user interface (UI), that Web UI had better be online and available, all the time, especially if you are an airline. Such is the real-world scenario that faces Chris Skretowski, Linux Specialist at Devon, United Kingdom-based Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline.
Despite being a relatively small IT function, it powers a regional airline with over 1,700 employees and 55 aircraft, and the company has big ambitions, driven top down by a new CEO who believes that technology adoption and use can make a real difference in the company's bottom line. Having a board that is supportive of IT as a strategic business driver means there is lots of open air ahead for Skretowski, who is responsible for all the Linux infrastructure that front ends the company's missioncritical Web presence.
Flybe was one of the 21 companies that were interviewed for quantitative results on their operations as part of an IDC ROI analys
Published By: Delphix
Published Date: Apr 14, 2015
Cloud deployments are rapidly becoming essential for both small-to-medium-size businesses and large, established organizations. Delphix can help organizations accelerate their cloud migrations and operate more efficiently in cloud environments with increased data security and lower costs.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
What if the cloud could radically improve your customer’s experience, your operations, and your bottom line? There’s a reason why many organizations are taking advantage of the benefits of cloud for contact centers.
This eBook, focuses on two profiles for small contact centers, small business and small of large - a small contact center that is part of a much larger enterprise. Get key insights from independent market research that will help you make a case to take your customer communications platform to the cloud. With the right solution, your business can benefit from enterprise-quality capabilities at a price you can afford. And you can realize a return on investment in as little as three months!
Download this eBook and learn:
• How to calculate ROI and time-to-value in different types of small contact center profiles
• What factors to consider when selecting a cloud vendor
• Three common myths about the cloud
Published By: OneLogin
Published Date: Oct 24, 2017
We’re living through a time where people,
organizations and societies not only rely but thrive
upon secure, simple and fast access to information.
From small businesses, startups, enterprises and
global conglomerates across all verticals; to local, state
and federal governments; to educational institutions
and nonprofits, we are continuously investing in
our employees, devices, applications, networks and
infrastructure that enable us to drive our collective
Ten years ago, business and technology leaders
catalyzed a cloud app revolution that has changed the
way organizations manage IT. However, through this
transformative shift, the core requirements of IT remain
the same. Technology leaders are responsible for
ensuring that 1) information assets remain confidential
and protected, 2) information systems are available
and operational, and 3) people are empowered and
productive with the apps and information they need.
IAM is a technology and security discipline
Wherever an organization is in the world today, it relies on IT in its quest to drive revenues, improve profit margins, and service customers. Yet most small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and government agencies select IT infrastructure solutions that drive higher costs and limit the business' ability to respond to changes in the marketplace. This is driven by perceptions that many IT executives running Linux and open source applications have regarding server platforms. Specifically, they erroneously believe that their best option is to execute the applications either on standalone or virtualized on x86 servers. RFG finds that there are 10 compelling reasons why an IBM LinuxONE solution is superior to an x86 one, including the fact that LinuxONE is a better, more economical choice.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Talent is the #1 concern of small and medium-sized business executives. In fact, it is keeping many of them up at night. These insomnia-inducing issues include:
• Hiring an effective workforce
• Creating competitive compensation and benefits packages
• Retaining key talent
• Providing opportunities for advancement
The answer is to invest in the technology that allows you to invest in your employees. It can help you get talent acquisition right, design the right plans for the right people, and then measure and analyze results for continuous improvement.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Growing companies need to hire and retain great employees. Survey after survey attributes keeping the right people in the right jobs with company longevity and profitability. However, with limited resources and low brand recognition, small and medium-sized businesses find it hard to compete. And they can’t afford hiring missteps or high levels of turnover.
Therefore, you need act—now—to start adding value with every hire. Technology can help you recruit and retain the right way.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Compliance and risk management issues affect small and medium-sized businesses. They are not just a concern for larger, public companies, but smaller companies have fewer resources to deal with the regulatory demands that affect them.
Instead of hiring expensive external resources to ensure compliance, invest in financial compliance cloud technology to continuously monitor and provide feedback on your compliance efforts. It will lower long-term costs, improve collaboration, and increase confidence in data security and financial reports.
In some kinds of more traditional businesses the
finance department tends to swallow as much data
as is thrown at it but only outputs small, measured
and curated amounts of insights periodically: “Here’s
revenue vs target in the last quarter”.
These are undoubtedly essential for proper business
management, But periodic reports also mean it
can be too late for the business to respond. It’s
like driving by looking only in the rear-view mirror.
Looking at what’s behind isn’t going to let you spot a
sudden bend in the road!
Essentially, the highly competitive and evolved
business environment of today requires businesses
to have proactive, indicative business metrics.
Combined with more traditional metrics, these
mean businesses have invaluable and complete
insight in order to evaluate performance.
Proactive, indicative business metrics are found
across most successful businesses–and especially
amongst C-suite employees. These people know
that the benefits are proven. Analytics-driven
A virtualized data center is a more nimble, responsive, and efficient data center. This report discusses the trend towards x86 virtualization and customer benefits, and examines how (in defiance of conventional wisdom) SMB customers have been embracing – and benefiting from – x86 virtualization at about the same rate as larger enterprises.
The Internet has proven to be a vital communications medium for worldwide commerce, but as an open and unprotected global network it can also present a wide range of threats that can cripple any business organization. Several years ago, most Internet threats were relatively benign examples of a young adolescent’s technical expertise but over time they have evolved into increasingly sophisticated domestic and foreign attacks that are designed to capture financial, personal, or strategic business information. Threats now come in the form of deliberately malicious acts, and exploitative opportunities for hackers and/or organized crime. The impact is serious, and the landscape of victims is getting broader every day. In response, no organization can afford to have its networks remain unprotected.
Virtualization deployment will continue to grow dramatically, fueled by a variety of factors, including continued use of virtualization to support consolidation efforts; growth of virtualization use in mission-critical applications and workloads; growth in virtualization among small and midsize organizations; successful deployment of virtualization as a strategic initiative to enhance business agility; and virtualization as the foundation for next-generation cloud computing services.
Small businesses typically keep a sharp focus on cost control and cash conservation, which is good. However, when it comes to the decision to buy new PCs or maintain older ones, many small businesses falsely believe it’s financially advantageous to maintain older PCs rather than replace them.
Download this independent, global small business study to learn how:
o Older PCs negatively affect operating costs
o Older PCs diminish employee productivity
o Newer PCs deliver better application performance and improved productivity at a reduced operating cots
Download this report today to learn the true direct and indirect costs of maintaining and upgrading older PCs in your small business.
Many small business people today are constantly on the move. So when it comes to purchasing new computers, it’s tough to decide whether a desktop, laptop, or tablet will give you the most bang for your buck.
Download this 2-minute video to learn how a small business owner chose the Dell XPS 18 Portable All-in-One Desktop with Touch and got all three options in one, with benefits including:
o The new Windows, which allows for increased productivity and ease-of-use with touch-based apps
o Desktop power made portable
o A huge 18.4” Full-HD touch display for amazing presentations (no need to lug a projector)
o Built-in feet, with an optional docking stand and keyboard for when you’re in the office
Download this short video and see how the Dell XPS 18 can help organize your life and solve your digital business challenges.
Published By: FireEye
Published Date: Feb 28, 2014
Organizations face a new breed of cyber attacks that easily thwart traditional defenses. These advanced attacks are targeted. They are persistent. And they are devastatingly effective at breaching your systems and stealing your sensitive data.
This paper examines:
The limitations of existing security solutions;
Several security architectures, including sandbox-based products;
An architecture built from the ground up to truly protect against today's advanced attacks.
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