This week we took a look at free collaborative whiteboard apps, such as ZigZag Board (pictured above) and SyncSpace. Check them out and let us know which one you like best. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair This week Oracle released an iPad client for its virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment. It joins Citrix and VMware in offering tablet support for VDI. We’ve made the case before that VDI will continue to play a role in the enterprise, even in the post-PC era because it will enable users to maintain a consistent desktop across multiple devices. However, another approach is possible: making important files accessible from the cloud, and syncing application states across devices (which is what WebOS aims to do). It will be interesting to see how this plays out.iPads for Field TechniciansTechWorld ran an article today about a lifecycle management application from Siemens. The app has been around for a couple months, but that isn’t the interesting part. What’s interesting is how the use case for tablets:The advantage to carrying the lightweight iPad, which is connected to the Teamcenter data wirelessly, is that technicians can stay in place on the large machines being serviced, rather than having to climb down a ladder and find a workstation to call up the information, Taylor said.“iPad support is now an enterprise requirement,” writes RedMonk co-founder and analyst James Governor in a post about both the Oracle app and the TechWorld article. “From an architecture standpoint it makes little sense for enterprises to develop their own iPad apps – but when it comes to consuming them they’re demanding native from vendors.”iPads for Point of SaleAlso, Information Week looks at another common use case for the iPad: point of sale systems for retailers:Microsoft currently holds about 87% of the market for so-called Point of Sale, or Point of Service, operating software. But retailers’ desire to arm employees with mobile gadgets through which they can provide and receive customer information while, say, on a showroom floor, has them eyeing tablets.All the reason for Microsoft to get Windows 8 out the gate as soon as possible.5 Free Collaborative Whiteboard Apps For the iPad The iPad isn’t just a hot new consumer device, it’s also an increasingly popular tool for business. Each week we take a look at the new or updated business apps for the iPad, and highlight trends in how tablets are being used in the enterprise.It was a short business week in the U.S. and there were few new application releases this week. But there was one that caught or eye: Oracle Virtual Desktop for iPad. We also found some interesting articles on use cases for iPads in the workplace.Oracle Virtual Desktop Client for iPad Tags:#enterprise#mobile Related Posts klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now
Southampton defender Cedric Soares has completed a medical as he closes in on a move to Inter.According to Sky Sport Italy, Inter will pay a loan fee of €500,000 to obtain the Portugal international until the summer, with the option to buy the player outright for a fee of €11 million (£9.5m/$12m).The 27-year-old successfully completed medical tests at the club’s CONI headquarters in Milan and will now finalise the details of the loan contract before an official announcement is made. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Cedric spent four years at Southampton, making over 100 Premier League appearances for the club.He was also a European Championship winner with Portugal in 2016, playing in four matches over the tournament, including the 1-0 win over France in the final.The right-back went on to make three appearances at the 2018 World Cup, although he did not feature in the 2-1 defeat to Uruguay in the round of 16.Cedric has been in and out of the team at Southampton since Ralph Hasenhuttl’s appointment as first-team manager, with his last league start coming against Chelsea on January 2.His only goal of the season came in what was Mark Hughes’s final match before he was sacked by the club, a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at St Mary’s Stadium.Inter are currently third in the Serie A table and have brought in Cedric to provide competition at full-back for the likes of Danilo D’Ambrosio, Sime Vrsaljko and Kwadwo Asamoah.There are also reports that Vrsaljko may need to undergo knee surgery after feeling discomfort in the 0-0 draw with Sassuolo on Saturday.The Nerazzurri are next in action against Torino on Sunday, before a Coppa Italia quarter-final meeting with Lazio on January 31.Southampton, meanwhile, appear likely to continue to put faith in 19-year-old French defender Yan Valery in the right wing-back role.He only made his Premier League debut for the club in the 2-2 draw with United but has appeared in eight games since then, including the 2-1 victory over Everton last time out.Next up for the Saints is a league clash with Crystal Palace, with Hasenhuttl’s side not playing this weekend having been knocked out of the FA Cup at the third-round stage by Derby County.
As a freelancer it can be all too easy to get caught up in the hustle and find yourself strapped for cash and time.One way you can alleviate some of this stress is by collaborating and sharing with other freelancers, creating a bartering system where you exchange goods and services without exchanging any money. It’s a great way to save on funds and build a community.Here are a few ways to share the love of sharing with your network of freelance buddies:Build a Virtual LibraryHave some great books that you would like to lend? With most ebooks you can loan them out for a short period of time. You can log which books are available and a checkout system by creating a basic spreadsheet on a shared Google excel sheet.The books can be on any subject matter that might be useful to the members of your group—books on art, design, photography, writing, tech, or on the freelance life. You can also create a shared doc of home office supplies and other helpful wares that can be used among your group.Host a SwapHave stuff you’ve been meaning to get rid of? You know what they say: One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. So bring out that printer that’s been stowed away in your closet or stack of unwanted books and organize a swap. Maybe you can turn it into a fun potluck. Any unwanted items can be donated to a local charity.Join the nation’s largest group representing the new workforce (it’s free!)Become a memberCreate a Time BankNeed help with designing a header image for your website? Have access to a meeting room that you’re willing to share? Try creating a time bank with friends or local freelancers, where you exchange hours instead of money. You can create a bulletin board of sorts through a group on Facebook and Google + to post “ads,” services you would like to offer and receive from fellow members. Just be sure to include an expiration date for each ad, or else you might receive emails two years after you post something!You can choose to offer whatever services you want, and if there’s certain professional services you prefer not to offer within the time bank, that’s perfectly okay. A time bank is also a great way to gain some practice in a skill that you’re brushing up on and also to enlist help on an ongoing project. As most time banks have an online system to keep track of exchanges and time each member has in their “bank,” you can devise a clever way of tracking time you’ve earned by using time tracker software such as Toggl, Fanurio, or informally through email.Host a Co-Working SessionTrying to stave off a case of the freelancer’s loner blues? Hosting a co-working session at your place or plan to meet up at a local coffee shop. To prevent it from becoming partytime, you can can use a digital productivity timer such as the free Focus Booster to do timed group sessions.Organize a WorkshopBesides attending an After Hours mixer, organizing a workshop to discuss specific topics or share expertise is a great way to stay relevant and receive support in your group. Another good place to find people in your area to participate is through a location-focused Hive. You can also do a meetup via Skype or Google Hangout if your buddies don’t all live in the same vicinity.Collaborating and pooling resources and skills with your freelancer pals is a fun way to share what you have and stay connected. You might also discover new ways of supporting one another and staying productive and inspired.Freelancers, how have you collaborated with your friends and local community to share resources? Got any tips on how to start building a sharing community in your own city? Let us know in the comments!Jackie Lam once scored a wood-burning pencil at a time bank swap. It is probably one of the best things she owns. She writes on frugal living in the gig economy at Cheapsters.org.
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has a big mouth, says China’s state-run Global TimesThis comes after General Bipin Rawat said China was “salami slicing, taking over territory in a very gradual manner,” and called for preparedness for a two-front war scenario.Sloane Stephens beats Venus Williams, to meet Madison Keys in US Open finalSloane Stephens will meet Madison Keys in an all American final on Saturday. Keys stormed into the final after beating Coco Vandeweghe 6-1, 6-2 in the second semi-final on Friday.Hurricane Irma kills 14 in Caribbean islands, heads for Florida With winds of around 185 miles per hour (290 km per hour), the storm the size of France has ravaged small islands in the northeast Caribbean including Barbuda, Saint Martin and the British and US Virgin Island.Harshvardhan Kapoor to play Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra: How sports biopics have fared so farFrom Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to Dangal, sports biopics have always done well.
I won’t pretend to know what any journalistic outlet that publishes in newspapers “ONCE PER WEEK” would do or not do. But I do know that if I were the publisher I would’ve demanded the production team either create a sticker to be placed on the issue explaining my decision to publish, or pull it out entirely.And, call it the Jamie Lynn Spears rule, but I would’ve also done little in the way of publicizing the “coup”—who watches the Early Show anyway?—and certainly wouldn’t have put out a press release touting a “beyond the grave” interview.UPDATE: Publisher Randy Siegel told the Associated Press that the onlyoption other than to run the outdated article would have been askingnewspapers not to distribute the magazine at all. “We decided that thiswas an important interview to share with the American people,” he said. When you’re a magazine like Parade, you don’t tend to scoop anybody. Unless the interview you did with former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in November, slated for a January cover, becomes chillingly prescient when she is assassinated in a suicide attack more than a week before the article is scheduled to be published.As FOLIO: reported, the magazine’s decision to immediately post the interview on Parade.com paid off in record-breaking traffic for the site. The writer, Gail Sheehy, appeared on the O’Reilly Factor, Larry King Live, CNN’s The Situation Room, the CBS Early Show and ABC Radio to talk about the interview.The print version, which arrived on America’s doorsteps this weekend, made no mention of the assassination—referring to Bhutto as “America’s best hope against Al-Qaeda”—and has subsequently drawn criticism. One FOLIO: commenter wrote:Any journalistic outlet that publishes in newspapers ONCE PER WEEK would have made every effort to change the story to reflect the assassination. To allow those copies into print was tasteless and lazy, regardless of whether it went to print or not.