Gadgets in the workplace

Article provided by Javier Loya, CEO of OTC Global Holdings. 

Gadgets always come handy in the workplace. They contribute to boosting efficiency of employees by helping them in certain tasks and have even boosted employee morale due to the fun factor that they add to the organization. The list below depicts some of the gadgets that are mostly used around the workplace.

All-in-one PCs

The all-in-one PC has the advantage of being quite compact and requiring little space. These types of computers are also quite rapid which makes them good investments if you are seeking the desktop computer experience. The design of the all-in-one PC comes at the right middle between the tablet and the desktop computer.

Self-stirring mugs

Self-stirring mug is one of the most helpful gadgets in an environment where people tend to consume a lot of coffee or tea. This is ideal for the lazy hot beverage drinker. The stirring function is activated by pressing a button located on the handle of the cup. This is perfect in cases where you are not able to find a spoon or do not want to spend too much time stirring.

Fingerprint Time Clocks

These employee time clocks allows people to easily clock in and out of their office without using a badge. This prevents situations where the badge is lost and thus the employee has to look for a new one. These types of systems automatically track time reports and compile attendance data.

Javier Loya grew up in El Paso, Texas and now lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and two daughters. He the founder and co-CEO of OTC Global Holdings, the largest independent OTC commodity brokerage in the world. He graduated from Columbia University in New York and is a minority owner of the Houston Texans football team.

 

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The Best Gadget Deals on Cyber Monday

Blog provided by Curacao

Cyber Monday is the perfect time for online shopping deals on all the latest tech and gadgets. Here are some gadgets to put on your Cyber Monday shopping list.

Amazon Echo Dot with Wemo Mini Smart Plug

 

This convenient package deal contains Amazon’s Echo Dot smart home device with Alexa, along with Wemo’s Smart Plug for extended control of your home’s functions through your phone or other Wi-Fi-enabled devices. You can find this clever bundle at Curacao.

Google Home Max

 

Google Home is another leader in the field of smart home devices, and the Google Home Max can provide home automation, music, and even fun trivia games for your next party. The Home Max speaker is one of Google Home’s larger-sized smart home devices.

Canon SLR Camera

 

Don’t forget that Cyber Monday is also a great time to get discounts on digital cameras. The Canon EOS Rebel T7 shoots high-quality photos and high-definition video for professional-quality pictures.

iPhone 11 Pro Max

 

The iPhone 11 Pro Max is a powerful, durable smartphone model with the most advanced camera features in an iPhone to date. From its processing power to its ultra-durable glass, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is a worthwhile choice for many. The T-Mobile store has some good deals on the latest iPhone models.

Beats Wireless Headphones

Beats headphones are known for their stylish appearance, noise-canceling features, and sound quality. A wireless set of Beats headphones will allow you to listen freely without getting tangled in cords. Check BeatsByDre.com for the best selection of headphones.

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How UCC labels help facilitate EDI worldwide

 Blog provided by ACT Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA

Anyone who has taken part in E-commerce is familiar with the UCC 128 or GS-128 label on packages making their way through the supply chain. One scan of the barcode on these labels can tell you vital information about a shipment, such as product type, container specifications, and the number of products included with a shipment. By scanning a barcode, trading partners can keep each other in the loop and help improve supply chain efficiency and warehouse logistics. This process results in products being sold faster and more frequently, leading to more profits.

These labels are regulated by the global organization formerly known as UCC (Uniform Code Council) and currently known as GS1. GS1 is a nonprofit organization that developed out of the need for worldwide standards in business communication. If two trading partners are using different standards for keeping and sending information, it is much harder to facilitate communication and information exchange between them. Barcodes help bridge the gap by providing an easy way to catalog information according to the standards established by GS1. According to a video from GS1, in the past, barcodes have helped the UK retail industry save 10.5 billion pounds a year because of how they streamline every part of the retail business.

If you would like to reap the benefits of GS1 barcodes for your retail business, contact ACT Data for their web-based EDI solutions. ACT Data will help automate all your EDI functions and generate shipping labels for your packages. Contact them today to see why they are one of the most trusted EDI providers worldwide.

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Why EDI is essential to pick and pack operations

 Blog provided by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA

The phrase “pick and pack” has become synonymous with eCommerce as business practices for retailers have evolved to keep up with new technologies. The Internet has made it possible for retailers everywhere to ship their products to customers around the country and the world. Since eCommerce allows customers to pick specific items they want delivered to them, it is not always necessary to send whole shipments of a line of products. Instead, you can have workers pick only the products your customers have ordered and ship them to the customers straight from the warehouse.

This process can save you time, money, and labor, but it also requires a high amount of planning and precision to function effectively. You must be aware of how much inventory you have, which items are currently being shipped, and how much inventory is due to arrive from your provider. There are also other considerations you must take into account, such as what type of product has been ordered and what type of packaging you need.

Fortunately, EDI or electronic data interchange can facilitate quick and accurate information exchange between your company, your vendors, and the warehouses that store your inventory. By storing and managing all of your order information in their system, a good EDI provider will be able to promote greater efficiency in your supply chain, saving you time, money, and resources.

If you need an EDI provider for your pick and pack operations, ACT Data has been a global leader in EDI for more than two decades. If you’d like to work with the company that has partnered with brands such as Amazon, Gap, and JC Penney, contact Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA.

 

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Are you using the right EDI format?

Some have touted EDI, or electronic data interchange, as a miracle solution to business challenges. It has reduced the costs of paper for documentation and made it easier for companies to communicate. Furthermore, it has made supply chains quicker and more accurate. However, you won’t be able to reap any of these benefits if you aren’t using the same EDI format as your business partners.

It’s important to understand that not all companies or industries use the same EDI document standards. For example, automobile companies in Europe use the ODETTE format, while companies in the electronics industry will probably be using the RosettaNet format. There are many different formats, and any company would have their hands full trying to keep up with and learn all of them.

Things are bit easier when they are industry standards such as the ANSI ASC X12 format for North American businesses, but if you have many trade partners, the chances are high that you won’t all be using the same format. Instead of trying to learn all of the formats used by your trading partners, you can find a good EDI provider who will translate all of your data into a format your partners will understand.

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Web hosting: When shared hosting servers get too crowded

Blog provided by Rack Alley

In recent years, shared hosting has been the most popular form of web hosting across the entire web hosting industry. This is largely due to shared hosting’s affordability and ease of use. However, shared hosting won’t satisfy every business’s needs, and there are a few reasons you might need to switch to another type of server such as one for cloud hosting.

One of shared hosting’s biggest cons is that you have to share a single server with a collection of other clients whose behavior you have no control over. If your hosting provider places a massive amount of sites on the same server, it might start running out of RAM and CPU power, which are essential for sites to run smoothly. This causes sites on the server to slow down and reduces their performance quality.

Furthermore, there will be shared hosting clients who push the limited resources of a shared server to their limits. Shared hosting is the most popular option because it is the cheapest, which means that people who should be on a more expensive server with more RAM and other resources will still use shared servers for complicated tasks they are not equipped to handle. Other clients’ usage habits are one aspect of shared hosting you will not be able to change, so it’s important to make sure your provider has set measures to prevent this. If not, you’ll want to consider switching to another type of hosting server such as a VPS or a cloud hosting service.

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