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Picking the Right Furniture for Your Command Center

August 07th, 2018 | Category: Technology,Uncategorized

Summary: Finding the right furniture to complement your command center will help boost productivity.


Productivity is something business owners from all kinds of industries want more of. How can a company owner make changes to increase output to ultimately increase their profits? Common areas of interest include changes to operations, training employees to improve workflows, and finding new sources of revenue. There are a number of ways you can try to make your company’s products or services even better, but an oftentimes overlooked area some people may not look into is furniture.


Furniture, while perhaps not directly related to the good or service your company is provided, can have a big effect on employees’ quality of lives and overall productivity. If you have invested in an operations center to boost productivity, make sure you have the right furniture.


A Functional Layout


When shopping for furniture for your operations center, think of a layout that would work best with the high-tech tools you have purchased. If you have an operations center video wall installed somewhere in the office, an open layout that could accommodate many seats and desks for workers referencing the information on the wall would be ideal. If people in the control room will be using multiple monitors, for example, a round desk where the screens could be placed around the user would make the viewing experience more comfortable and natural.


Comfort for Extended Use


An important thing to consider when shopping for furniture for your operations center is the fact that employees could be working at their stations for hours a day. To account for this, buy furniture that supports proper ergonomics. To promote good posture and to prevent back pain, you should buy standing desks or chairs with solid back support that work with the equipment purchased at or other command center providers.

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Checklist for an Audio Visual Presentation

June 03rd, 2016 | Category: Telecommunication,Uncategorized

Putting together an audio visual presentation can be daunting. Technological malfunctions are the most common issue. Completely preparing for every scenario is impossible, but being completely prepared for what should happen will be beneficial.


Before the Presentation

Have pre-recordings of demos. With a pre-recorded version of the entire presentation on a computer rental from Santa Ana, you have a failsafe if there are problems with any of the venue’s tech.

Bring backups of the tech. Many a presenter has found themselves interminably stalled for minor issues. Even if your hardware is to be provided, have your own. Have a laptop rental from Anaheim with duplicates of all the digital media from your laptop ready. Have the presentation on backup drives and in the cloud. Have a projector, cables, clicker, portable speakers.

Know who the A/V person is well beforehand. Speak with them and get an idea of what they plan to do to support your presentation. Treat them well and they’re likely to put extra effort into your needs.

At the Presentation

Get there early, set up and test the equipment to make sure everything’s a go. Establish the best places to stand and where your notes will be.

Run through the entire presentation. Get comfortable with the surroundings. The lights will likely be dimmed so make sure you can see everything you need to.

Double check all your media. You want to be sure your laptop rental Los Angeles won’t have a problem with any of your files.
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How to Make Eye Glass Lenses

October 04th, 2014 | Category: Technology,Uncategorized

Eye glasses are made with very specific requirements in mind. The design and shape of the lens, as well as UHV sputter deposition coatings it may receive, contribute to the user’s overall visual quality. A lens that is shaped incorrectly, or one that is easily scratched, can quickly degrade a user’s vision and sometimes cause headaches and other side effects.


First, the lens must be cut from a resin block called a lens blank. The size and shape is not unlike a hockey puck. The doctor dictates the cut of the lens, and gives a prescription that technicians translate into instructions for a computer. The lens is shaped according to those precise instructions, curving the front and back of the lens to bend light accordingly.

Fine Shaving

The lens is rough after this process, so the lens must be thoroughly polished. The lens is placed on a polishing block, where the convex end is rubbed with a fine grit to make it transparent. Of course, this is just the shaping and polishing of the lens. It must still be cut to size. A lens edger utilizes a diamond cutting wheel to trim the lens to the desired size.


Optical coating systems are used to add an anti-reflective coating to the lenses. The lenses are placed in a dust-free chamber, where they may receive up to sixteen separate layers of coatings designed to reduce scratches and glare. Some of these coatings even repel oil and water. Once the lens iscoated, it is fit to the glasses the customer ordered.

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Understanding Face Recognition Time Clock Systems

March 06th, 2014 | Category: Technology,Uncategorized

This article was written by Allied Time

Biometric time clock systems are all the rage these days. A biometric time clock is one that uses an attribute of the human body to identify the employee. There are three main types of biometric time clocks on the market: fingerprint systems, hand readers, and face recognition time clock systems.  The face recognition time clock system is the most advanced of the three by far, offering companies incredible efficiency, security, and flexibility.

If you’re in the market for a new face recognition system, you might have a few questions. If you’re new to advanced time clocks, you might wonder whether this technology is right for your business. Do you need a face recognition system or a fingerprint time clock system? To help you make a well-informed purchase decision, here’s a brief look at the features and benefits of the face recognition time clock system.

The Features of Face Recognition Systems

The specific features of a face recognition time clock depend on the brand and model. But the following is a list of features that are common on most units. As the name implies, a face recognition time clock system identifies employees by scanning the face. Unlike fingerprint or hand-reader systems, a face recognition time card machine is sanitary and doesn’t involve dirty prints or germs. Along with tracking total hours worked and overtime, this type of model offers many advanced features, including optional automatic lunch deduction,  work codes collection, two level of overtime, archive features, manual recording of various hours, and language configurations.

A face recognition time clock system can be installed on a single PC or multiple computers. The data can be integrating with multiple payroll providers, and provides a wide variety of reporting capabilities.

The Many Benefits

There are many advantages to purchasing a face recognition time clock system for your company. It’s ideal for companies that want a simple yet effective way to track employee time. Since it offers many automatic features, a face recognition machine can help improve workflow by allowing managers to focus on other areas of the company.

A face recognition system also provides incredible compliance. Many systems provide instant back up of vital data, and can retrieve the information is a fraction of the time compared to manual data retrieval. It also offers incredible security. With extreme security, businesses can have protection and peace of mind. Finally, it doesn’t require a lot of software to run.
Allied Time offers employee time tracking systems and supplies, including employee time clock software, biometric time clocks, and traditional time clocks.

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The Hidden Civilizations of the Amazon

January 30th, 2014 | Category: Science,Uncategorized

Written by Phin Upham,

For a long time, scientists believed that it would be impossible (or very nearly improbable) for groups of people to reside in the Amazonian rainforest. Not only was it difficult to mount an expedition to uncover any ruins, the poor soil quality seemed to hint that the food needed to support civilization simply could not have come from the jungle.

But the discovery of ancient roads and earthworks seem to suggest that a group of people once thrived there. Those seeking further proof need only look at the ground. The secret was a treatment the natives gave to the land that turned the ground black.

So called “terra preta” is a black soil with bits of charcoal and Columbian pottery mixed in. Archaeologists estimate that the soil was made over 2500 years ago, before the Columbians ever set foot in the jungles.

What scientists found about the soil placement was also telling. The groups seemed to prefer settling on bluffs overlooking rivers, or the Atlantic Ocean. Civilizations did exist in the western portion of the Amazon, near the Andes where runoff from the mountains brought minerals organically to the soil.

Skeptics argue that the evidence is inconclusive. The absence of terra preta does not mean the absence of civilization. Because the original findings came from heavily trafficked sites, it’s arguable that we merely weren’t looking for civilizations before we stumbled upon them.

How these civilizations thrived is still a mystery, but their food sources no longer have to be. It appears people did once live in the Amazon, but what the region looked like before we found it is an image thus far lost to time.

Phin Upham is an investor from NYC and SF. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website

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Contextual Advertising: What Makes Online Advertising Work

October 11th, 2013 | Category: Computer,Uncategorized

By Ted Dhanik

A company is ready to go forward. The products are finished, the services have been created. And the elements of marketing have been built or rendered, and are ready to be embedded. And yet, how does a company get its marketing to the customers they desire or cater to?

Contextual advertising is a crucial step in any online marketing campaign. No matter how many elements, banners, and streaming videos are prepared, without having the ability to get them in front of the eyes of potential customers, they cannot perform the function that both time and money was used to create. A contextual advertising system solves that problem.

Basically, this system scans the texts of various websites for particular words or phrases. In doing so, it can then find relatable sites that can feature a company’s goods or services to those who may be seeking said products. Take for example a website that caters to antique hunters, which also shows hotspots and areas that posses a great deal of these type of treasures. This probably wouldn’t be the ideal place for a sports company to advertise. However, it may be perfect for a company that works with antique restoration or a travel company that builds trips to these favored hot spots.

By having the service of a contextual system at a company’s disposal, it guarantees that the marketing campaign will be seen by the intended target audience. It is one of the advantages that online advertising has to offer, using digital and technological tools for a digital and technological age.

This post has been brought to you by Ted Dhanik and friends. For all of your advertising needs, Ted Dhanik is the solution. Be sure to visit Ted Dhanik at his website and discover what he has available for you and your business.

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The Limits of Algorithmic Decision Making in the Real World

October 04th, 2013 | Category: Technology,Uncategorized

By Phin Upham

A recent article in AEON Magazine posed an intriguing question: are there limits to the types of decisions that computer-driven algorithms can make? The article presented several hypothetical situations which showed that there are instances where the human thought process is needed even if it is not as logically sound as a computer algorithm.


One example given was a choice that a driver might need to make if a school bus was careening out of control at them on a small bridge. Would they choose to stay on the road and force the school bus over the edge or sacrifice their safety by driving off the road? It’s a choice that comes down to a person’s morals and personal beliefs and one that would be impossible to ask an algorithm to predict if a car was driven by a computer.


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About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website or Twitter page.

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Why Display Marketing?

October 02nd, 2013 | Category: Technology,Uncategorized

By Ted Dhanik

Display marketing has a certain ring to it. After all, it is a visual marketing tool used on various webpages. But what are the benefits to it? Is it worth the extra cost?

Yes, and current users of display marketing say so as well. Display marketing is a great way to focus a business’ marketing strategy to achieve a specific goal and to increase traffic to a website immediately.

It does this by putting ads on sites that are specific to the clientele that browse that site. A lot of research goes into the consumers in order to construct ads that will be the most likely to guide them to a company’s webpage. Many aspects are taken into consideration and compared, such as the frequency of traffic, what times of day and when during the week these clients are viewing the pages, how often they refresh or select an ad- many of these things. All of these are combined to produce a marketing product that creates an ad geared specifically at the users and consumers.

And display ads are not just utilized on webpages. Because people have so many interfaces that they use, such as a mobile device on their way to work, a computer at work, a tablet at home, and then the television, different ads are required to fit each device. So an ad shown on a phone would not be the same one shown on a webpage- and for good reason.

It is important when selecting a display marketing company to dmake sure that they offer these specified and detailed arrangements. Display marketing will work if it is researched and prepared correctly. And simply putting ads on high traffic websites will not guarantee success- the level of detail described above is what increases a company’s ROI and web traffic, not flat and unprepared visibility.

Guest post provided by Ted Dhanik, CEO of engage:BDR. Ted Dhanik and his company offer high-performance marketing solutions in display advertising. Ted Dhanik offers his insights on display advertising in his professional blogs.

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Salamworld, the other Facebook

September 25th, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized

Facebook has nearly a billion followers worldwide. It has no boundaries. Salamworld thinks that it can create a world with certain boundaries. Headquartered in Istanbul, Salamworld want to find the next Facebook based on Muslim core values. Salamworld has been created by a group of Turkish, Russian, and Central Asian media professionals and businessmen.

Currently there are 250 million Muslim Facebook users worldwide. According to Salamworld, they are with the Facebook because there is no other alternative. Recently they released a beta version of the site and expect to launch in 17 countries by the year’s end. In addition to sharing photos and posts, they intend to provide counseling by respected imams, Islamic e-books, city guides with Islamic centers and halal restaurants, and a Muslim news network. It plans to attract 50 million users in five years after the launch. Compare this to nearly 350 million Facebook users within the first five years of launch.

The history is not on Salamworld side. The Finland based launched in 2006 shut down earlier this year due to losses. So far the London based has not gained any traction. The Muslim Brotherhood’s site launched in 2010 has been shut down.

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Want to Make Yourself More Marketable to Employers? Head to CoursePark

January 07th, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized

In today’s world, you have to have the right skills to get a new job, or get a promotion. But, how do you get the experience you need without spending a fortune? Head to CoursePark!

CoursePark is a learning management network.

But what exactly does that mean?

CoursePark is full of members – like businesses and corporations – who offer to share what they know with other people. It gives people a chance to learn new skills and boost their expertise – right from the comfort of their own computer! You don’t have to worry about making time to head to a classroom.

All you have to do is browse through CoursePark’s website and build courses that suit your needs. In fact, the learning management network has more than 3,500 courses available for you to take! Once you decide on a curriculum that works best for you, you can learn right from CoursePark members – all of whom are experts in their fields.

Before you know it, you are learning the skills you need to move ahead in your career – right from the people who you may want to work for!

It really is that easy!

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