When Q4 rolls around, people start hanging
Christmas lights, planning family gettogethers,
stocking up on booze for said
family get-togethers — and buying gifts.
It’s true, the last quarter of the year is great for sipping eggnog, but it’s also when big and small
businesses alike make or break their revenue goals, often making 20-30 percent of their annual
sales, according to the National Retail Federation. With the average holiday shopper purchasing
16 gifts during the season, wintertime is salestime.
We’ve compiled the 10 things brands and retailers can do to boost revenue during the holiday
season — and keep customers coming back for more.
The NSA’s Information Assurance Directorate left many people scratching their heads in the winter
of 2015. The directive instructed those that follow its guidelines to postpone moving from RSA
cryptography to elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) if they hadn’t already done so.
“For those partners and vendors that have not yet made the transition to Suite B elliptic curve
algorithms, we recommend not making a significant expenditure to do so at this point but instead to
prepare for the upcoming quantum-resistant algorithm transition.”
The timing of the announcement was curious. Many in the crypto community wondered if there had been
a quantum computing breakthrough significant enough to warrant the NSA’s concern. A likely candidate
for such a breakthrough came from the University of New South Wales, Australia, where researchers
announced that they’d achieved quantum effects in silicon, which would be a massive jump forward for
Published By: Limeade
Published Date: Dec 07, 2015
Winter makes it tough on employees who want to stay healthy and engaged at work. When rain, snow and cold keep people indoors, download our guide to help promote well-being that keeps them motivated and productive.
Published By: Limeade
Published Date: Mar 14, 2016
Spring has sprung! That means it’s time to get outside and get moving. Download our spring engagement guide where you’ll get seven fun challenges that will help inspire employees to get active again after these cold winter months.
Seasonal hiring has its own set of unique challenges compared with finding candidates for permanent positions. Committing to making five common-sense changes in the seasonal-talent management process can result in faster, more effective hiring.
In today’s increasingly mobile world, Energy workers require instant communication and access to data intelligence wherever the job
may take them. From the oil rig to the electric grid and everywhere in between, having the right data, in the right hands, at the right time,
no matter the environment or device of choice — is simply non-negotiable. Organizations across various Energy segments — oil & gas,
electric utilities, water utilities, and mining — are currently juggling a mix of communication devices and are hindered by gaps in coverage,
poor battery life and fragile equipment that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Yet, citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, on clean running water, and on lights that turn on when they flip the switch.
Meeting these expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for Energy workers day-in and day-out. So oil & gas
workers can communicate safely in hazardous environments. So precious resources are
When it comes to worker safety, efficiency and production, nothing is
faster than right now. Organizations across various energy segments —
oil, gas, petrochemical, electric utilities, water utilities and mining — are
currently juggling a mix of communications solution devices and are
hindered by gaps in coverage, poor battery life and fragile equipment
that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions. The power of
now puts instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because
when communication slows, operation slows.
Citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, clean running
water and lights that turn on when they flip the switch. Meeting these
expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for
energy workers day-in and day-out. So workers can communicate safely
in hazardous environments. So precious resources are not wasted and
efficient operations are maintained. So energy companies can continue
to exceed expectations.
Das war ein heißer Winter für die Cyber-Sicherheit! Im vergangenen Herbst betrat Cyber-Sicherheit ernsthaft politisches Territorium. In den USA gab es Angriffe auf Gruppierungen, die mit beiden großen politischen Parteien in Verbindung stehen, was auf Beeinflussungsversuche auf die US-Präsidentschaftswahl hinweist. Das Problem wurde auch bei einer der Präsidentschaftsdebatten aufgegriffen, als einer der Moderatoren fragte: „Unsere Institutionen werden mit Cyber-Attacken angegriffen und unsere Geheimnisse gestohlen. Daher stellt sich mir die Frage: Wer steckt dahinter? Und wie können wir uns zur Wehr setzen?“
This InformationWeek article delves into the details of some of today’s most innovative data centers. You’ll read about data centers that cool with winter air, run on solar power, provision services without human involvement, and are virtually impenetrable. Any one of the tips – and there are dozens – could be a major breakthrough for your company.
See how USOC partnered with Spredfast (formerly Mass Relevance) to create a single, responsive social media hub for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games that combined onsite, online and mobile apps to engage fans and athletes throughout the games.
Read the paper from Winter Research, Inc sharing details on the dramatic savings brought by IBM Rational automated test solutions. Learn about the positive ROI from an increased ability minimizing the cost and time to identify errors.
Independent research by Wintergreen Research, Inc. shows "Dramatic savings brought by IBM Rational automated test solutions". Read this paper to see how you can see a positive ROI through the ability to minimize cost and time to identify errors and diminish subsequent impacts of defects using test automation and service virtualization.
WinterCorp analyzes IBM's DB2 Warehouse and how it addresses twin challenges facing enterprises today: improving the value derived from the torrents of information processed every day, while lowering costs at the same time. Discover why WinterCorp believes the advances in data clustering strategies and intelligent software compression algorithms in IBM's Data Warehouse improves performance of business intelligence queries by radically reducing the I/O's needed to resolve them.
Your sales forecast is an essential part of your business plan.
This guide will show you step by step how to set up a sales
forecast that works.
Setting up a sales forecast allows you to anticipate your future sales
volume and make more informed decisions about your cashflow.
Imagine you are selling ski apparel. Obviously, you are going to sell more
in the winter and less in the summer. That’s a simple example
of making a forecast - it helps you to predict future demand in order to
guide profitability and make the most informed decisions. Continuing
with this example, in the summer you could have discounts and special
offers in order to maintain sales.
With this ebook you will learn to:
• Design your sales forecast
• Know who should participate in the design
• Anticipate the problems you’ll come across along the way
• Analyse the data correctly
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