Technology has become a key factor for most modern-day firms. For large technology-based firms, choosing the right candidates for staffing your IT department will have a decisive effect in keeping your business running smoothly.
The decisions you make about IT staffing for your company can have dramatic effects on our retention rates and the quality of their work. Making appropriate staffing decisions is among the most important tasks for a small business owner or a manager.
The primary purpose that you add IT staff to your company is to get the right IT specialists in place to help you meet your goals. By having clear goals, you can design business plans and implement the right organizational changes that will bring you closer to your goals. Making use of viable IT staffing solutions can help you ensure you’ll reach your targeted goals.
A wise IT staffing firm designs staffing guidelines to follow during the recruiting process. For instance, guidelines will help your firm have systems in place to respect aspects like anti-discrimination laws in order to prevent labor reviews or lawsuits.
Solid IT staffing firms also need to set probationary periods for your new IT hires to evaluate their performance and give yourself the possibility of early termination of their contracts in case that they you’re your expectations. You will need to make use of employee benefit packages in order to attract quality IT stuff and retain them in the long run.
Choosing the right IT staffing firm is an important part of the process and it can have a significant impact on your company. The human capital is the greatest asset in today’s economy. Having the right IT employees in your workplace, with the right personalities, experiences, and skills, is major facet and can increase your company’s profitability.
Employing the right staffing firm to screen, interview, test, recruit, and background check the potential candidates is an efficient way to staff your IT department.continue...
If you're a farmer, agricultural producer, or a mining site operator who depends on truck scales and weighing systems, then you can take advantage of the numerous benefits select software solutions. These truck scale software applications can make your life easier when managing multiple production areas and weighing operations.
In essence, truck scale software will not only help you gather the yield and payload data, but it will also be a huge aid with managing it. Most harvest management software or payload management software is extremely intuitive and easy-to-use.
It's in your best interest to break down the production into small segments, especially if you operate multiple farms or mining sites. The program's simple interface will let you do that simply and offer you a comprehensive view of all the collected data. You can even view the yield data down to a specific field. And segregating the production to specific areas in your farm or mining site will help you optimize your future yield performance.
With advanced harvest management software for farmers, users can input moisture data per load, which helps a great deal when measuring the accuracy of harvest management. Do you need help with bin tracking? The program includes this feature as well.
All in all, you have several input options for your convenience. You can connect it directly to your truck scales, or you could input the data manually if you prefer. And if we're mentioning convenience, did you know that the software has the capability of running on your smart phone or tablet? This brings you the benefit of accessing and inputting the data from any location you'd like.
In order to draw the final conclusion, it's important for the software to be able to generate a detailed report. Advanced software of the like comes with several report options available: you could generate a farm report, a bin report, and driver reports among others. You can even have the application deliver the report straight to your email address if that's what you want.
To determine each specific driver's productivity, there is a feature that allows you to do that. It's designed to collect data for each specific driver to analyze it, and you can quickly access it from anywhere. Probably the greatest benefit of software for heavy duty truck scale systems is the way it splits the data into smaller segments, so you can get really accurate measurements for specific areas of your operation.
Another cool feature is automatic vehicle recognition. This will help you increase the accuracy by eliminating errors. And if you're concerned about the device compatibility of the software, don't be. It will run on your iPhone, Android phone, tablet, and desktop PC.
Finally, the goal of truck scale software is to help you optimize your operation's productivity. Because it has the capability of making automatic measurements, you will have more time to invest in other aspects of your business. It simplifies every driver's life, enabling them to make accurate and automated measurements from the comfort of their chair. It's not only more comfortable, it's more accurate and time-efficient as well.continue...
There are large steel-deck struck scales (also called "weighbridges") which are designed to weigh semi-trucks and their loads. There's more simplistic "portable weigh pads" (also known as portable truck scales) which can be used conveniently where needed. And then there's perhaps the most advanced form of truck scales called onboard scales which have weighing systems built 'on board' the actual vehicle.
Truck scales can be used for all types of applications and operations given the industry the scale serves. Investing in a truck scale can drastically improve operational efficiency and throughput for almost any buyer. Let's take a deeper look at the industry application of modern day truck scales.
Truck scales are considered as integral components to safeguard the company's profit streams. Industries that use several trucks every day need to have a reliable and accurate scale system to ensure that their business operation is efficient and profitable.
There are numerous configurations of truck scales available in the market. These truck scales utilize the most advanced technology, in order to match varying application needs, ranging from light farm use, to heavy capacity industrial applications.
With the emerging demands of the market, accurate measurement of resource payloads is the single largest challenge besetting the mining industry. In order to maximize the accuracy of minerals and contents extracted in a mining operation, a dependable weighing system must be installed.
Mining truck scales can help monitor efficiency in the mining operation as well as in keeping an accurate record of transactions to determine revenues. Mining truck scales are built to withstand the harsh conditions of the mining operation. Mining scales such as conveyor scales, rail scales and belt weighing scales, allow the weighing of extracted minerals, even when in motion. This helps ensure that the mining records and weight data are accurate.
Farm truck scales are innovative and economical approach in weighing trucks. Farm producers usually benefit from farm truck scales in order to determine the weight of all types of vehicle, from planting to harvesting.
There are several configurations of farm truck scale systems allowing agricultural producers to determine accurately the weight of their products. A grain dump truck scale, for instance, provides added efficiency because it has the ability to weigh truckloads of goods and unload them while still on the scale.
Rail weighing is virtually a crucial aspect of rail operation. It helps monitor product deliveries and ensure that overloading penalties are avoided. Rail scales are important in order to avoid overloading or eccentric loading, as these would often result in overweight penalties, and possible damage in the rail cars or wagon infrastructure (or worse, it may lead to derailments.)
Other reasons for weighing the rail cars include the determination of the accurate weight in order to invoice the client properly for the contents being shipped. Knowing the accurate weight of a train is also important to minimize high-impact loads, especially at rail crossings, turnouts, track joints, and track discontinuities. As a result, rail car scales are key for a smooth weighing operation.
Unbeknownst to many tech-savvy individuals, truck scales offer incredible benefits for all types of industries and they most definitely help make the world go around.continue...
As a business owner of a tech-based firm, you have numerous responsibilities and there are never enough hours in the day to complete your ever-growing “to do” list. For businesses, especially those dealing in technology services or relying on technology, there is nothing more frustrating than having computers, servers, or network systems that are down or not functioning properly. This can lead to decreased customer satisfaction, lower employee productivity and more importantly a loss in business revenue.
Business owners of tech companies realize not having an IT support staff or IT consulting team in-house prevents them from focusing on the important details of their business and increasing revenue. Tech based businesses benefit tremendously from hiring on-site technical support teams. Hiring information technology specialists and information technology consulting specialists gives businesses a competitive edge, saves a great deal of time and helps avoid costly technical mishaps.
Having on-site IT support is the only way to guarantee technical problems are handled quickly, effectively and efficiently. Without in-house IT support or IT consulting teams to handle issues in a timely manner, productivity comes to a standstill. Businesses don’t have time to wait around for outside technicians to come fix technical issues.
Waiting around for computers, printers, fax machines, and etc. to get fixed, waste a great deal of time by preventing employees from doing their jobs, which in turn decreases worker productivity. Whether the problem is with a phone, computer or server, issues are addressed immediately, when IT specialists remain on-site, problems are generally handled in a matter of minutes.
Also, when you hire IT support specialists or an IT consulting firm Illinois, you gain valuable insight into what software programs and other technical products best meet the needs of the business. IT specialist are up to date on the latest industry news and know what products will best meet business needs and can offer advice on the most beneficial purchasing decisions for your business.
Another benefit to having an on-site tech support team in the office is that they can instruct employees on how to fix basic technical issues on their own. Usually most employees can be trained to fix simple computer problems themselves, so Facet IT specialists can work on more complex problems requiring more in-depth technical expertise.
Professional, knowledgeable and reliable IT support and IT consulting is the backbone of any successful tech company. Having on-site tech support teams increases employee productivity, decreases cost and increases profits.continue...
Tattooing has been a form of self-expression for centuries. From military-inspired tattoos of the ancient Roman armies all the way to the pin-up models of today, tattooing has become more popular than ever in recent years.
While there are many skin art enthusiasts in the world today, it’s not difficult to find people who regret their decision to get a tattoo. Though tattoos are often touted as permanent art, laser tattoo removal now offers an alternative for those who regret their “one night stand" at the tattoo parlour.
Previously, those who decided it was time to remove a tattoo were faced with expensive and oftentimes painful options. Dermabrasion, where skin is sanded down, was a popular choice for tattoo removal in the pre-1980’s era.
However, other alternatives such as Cryosurgery (where the skin is frozen prior to removal) and actual Excision (where the tattoo is literally cut out and the area is stitched up) were also options.
Sadly these methods were not terribly effective at completely removing the tattoo, and they also left scars that were often worse than the ink itself.
Though methods such as this are still in use today, the newest and most preferred method for tattoo removal is using a laser. Standing for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation, lasers are quickly becoming the standard method for dealing with unwanted tattoos.
Patients who undergo laser treatment for tattoo removal find the procedure to be bloodless and less painful than previous methods. Oftentimes patients do not even require a topical or local anesthesia, making it idea for a quick recovery.
Developed in the 1980’s, lasers emit short, high-energy pulses of light. This light essentially goes through the first several layers of skin, reaching the ink and causing it to break up into smaller pigments. Once these pigments have broken up into smaller particles, the body’s natural immune system flushes them out.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are three types of lasers which are used for tattoo removal: the Q-switched Ruby, the Q-switched Alexandrite and the newest system, the Q-switched Nd YAG. While surprisingly blue and black, the darkest colors, are easiest to remove, yellow and green may require more sessions.
Getting a tattoo can often be a decision that comes laden with regrets. New laser technology now offers those who want to get rid of their skin art an opportunity to remove their ink with little scarring or pain involved. Though tattooing has become more socially acceptable than ever before, new developments mean there is no need to live with with a one-time regrettable decision.continue...
For months, the buzz of a deal between the third- and fourth-place U.S. wireless providers, Sprint and T-Mobile, has been brewing. Everything you need to know about the reason why is in those rankings themselves, as both companies are desperate to find footing against Verizon and AT&T. But federal regulators are skeptical that such a move would benefit consumers.
Such resistance is causing Sprint and T-Mobile executives to rethink the strategy. Is there a possibility for these two companies to combine their assets and close the subscriber gap between themselves and their competitors, or is the deal becoming too volatile to continue pursuing?
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In 2011, it was AT&T looking to buy up T-Mobile and add them to their subscriber base, as Verizon and AT&T in conjunction had done with Alltel in 2008. Opposition for the deal came from Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse, who claimed that such a move would create a two-company superpower, freezing out any other providers.
From Sprint’s perspective, it makes sense to acquire T-Mobile to match the competition. The mobile phone market a decade ago had its major players, but several companies were each vying for individual markets and the subscribers within. Through a series of acquisitions, the market has shrunk considerably to include the four major players and a handful of outliers.
The current mobile strategy is to use mergers to bolster network coverage and have a large enough subscriber base to fund more expansion and growth within their respective network. In order to support growth at even a fraction of the pace that Verizon and AT&T are capable, Sprint and T-Mobile need combined resources and subscribers, helping their market share come within 10% of the others.
Recently, Sprint has seemed to cool on the deal, almost certainly as a result of pressure from Washington. The FTC has made it apparent that it believes in a four-carrier model as the lowest it is willing to allow the country’s mobile industry to condense.
Sprint executives on both sides of the Pacific remain firm in their belief that merging is the only way to grow at this point, but the very spectre of an antitrust hearing, whether now or a few years later, is enough to force Sprint to pump the brakes.
If their options are staying put where they are or being broken up into pieces, they certainly would prefer the former.
When it was AT&T looking to buy T-Mobile, Sprint wouldn’t have it, and persuaded regulatory committees to strike down the deal. Now Sprint wants to elevate its status to be a solid third option and seems annoyed that Washington remains hesitant. A merger between T-Mobile and Sprint would make any newcomers or regional options to the market a nigh impossibility.
Sprint fought against two companies controlling roughly 80% of the mobile market, and now wants to create a deal that would have three companies controlling roughly 98% instead. By the numbers, it’s easy to balk at the very idea of approving those market conditions, but one has to consider that already Verizon and AT&T account for more than two thirds of market share.
In order to keep up with those numbers without merging, Sprint would have to siphon off a sizable amount of customers from both companies, but doesn’t have the network capabilities to really handle that kind of influx. The best way for Sprint to make those preparations, of course, is to absorb an existing coverage map.
This puts Sprint in a position of needing to do something drastic to even hope of being anything besides third place, but having to basically close the market in order to do so. It’s easy to see why Sprint and T-Mobile need the merger to avoid stagnation. Still, regulators say it may be better for consumers and the job market to keep the two companies several steps behind.
Expect Sprint to do whatever it can to make this deal happen, but if an antitrust case even looms slightly, the mobile market will likely remain unchanged.
Today’s guest blogger is Sloan McKinney, a tech enthusiast who enjoys researching business solutions and the benefits of mass communication. Her writing on SmartTollFreeNumber.com also offers plenty of information realted to how businesses can take their brand to a global level. What are your thoughts on the Sprint/AT&T situation? Share your comments below!continue...
Weigh scales are often installed on wheel loaders that are used in industries dealing with asphalt, cement, rock, paper, recycling, wood, fertilizers, food, as well as road salt. Two of the most common applications of these onboard scales for loaders are the mining and farming industries.
These onboard wheel loader scales are able to function properly because of certain components that guarantee accurate weighing, data management, and options in operating modes.
Farming and mining trucks would benefit from the use of onboard scales for wheel loaders by getting accurate weighing all the time. In turn, this can reduce or completely eliminate the possibility of paying overloading fines and double handling of materials by properly loading into each truck.
The scales also enable faster loading under any condition. This also leads to better customer service by cutting down on loading cycle times. This is possible with the active tip-off function when the last bucket is loaded and the target weights have to be achieved.
Another benefit of using wheel loader scales is that it is easier to make decisions simply by looking at the information generated by the scales. With proper data management, it is easier to assess loading factors and make the right decisions.
Most modern onboard scales for loaders, particularly those supplied by companies like Walz Onboard, are easier to use. After some simple training, truck operators can easily adapt to the way the scales work.
With the scales in place, overloading is reduced, which also means reduced risk to the safety of the truck. Mining and farming trucks that do not get overloaded usually last longer, extending the life expectancy of the expensive and valuable equipment.continue...
Yamaha Disklavier piano is a modern day piano that uses sensors connected to LED's. This allows the piano to play notes and use the foot pedals independently. It is different from the previous models of Yamaha pianos because it offers a wealth of features and functionalities that are different and unique than any other.
The Disklavier define the next level of piano play compared to most types of pianos because its primary features are based on more advanced technology. This means that by having such features like playback, and the fact that you can use other input devices, give pianists more control over their sounds and music making capabilities.
For instance, the Disklavier's ability to playback whatever recording created provides an opportunity for pianists to listen and be able to edit and makes it more advanced.
The primary paino playing features behind the Yamaha Disklavier showcase attributes that define top performing pianos. The Yamaha Disklavier:
These outstanding features make this model stand out and they the Disklavier is so popular in music dealers all over the nation.
The aftermention features give way to a number of great advantages to serious musicians. For instance, the Yamaha Disklavier piano:
All these features help it become a really important item to have. You do not have to waste your time on models that will not give you the satisfaction you desire or the guarantee for functionality you want. Make sure you try out this Disklaiver piano and you will not regret having spent your money on it.
If your a serious pianist, it is absolutely worth having a top-notch piano like the Yamaha Disklavier. You can find this piano in many paino stores all over the nation, but some of the more notable include the Clearwater, FL piano store of Piano Distributors, as well as their Sarasota, FL piano store. These paino dealers in Florida are some of the best options for new and used Disklaiver's as well as many other Yamaha pianos.continue...
Onboard truck scales are a particular type of truck scale that are becoming a gold standard in payload management technology. These are weighing systems that are integrated on the actual hauling vehicle and are capable of weighing a load while on the vehicle. Even more advanced is that some of these onboard scale systems can work while trucks are in motion.
Onboard truck scales are starting to becoming an industry standard because they provide optimal convenience in weighing a vehicle's payload and they are highly versatile in their application.
Onboard truck scales have very accurate weighing capabilities, given the payload and the sheer size and weight of the vehicle. These types of truck scales can also accurately measure on demand minor fluctuations in a vehicle's net weight, such as fuel level and tire weight.
Onboard trailer scales and onboard truck scales are designed to be very precise, durable, and simple to install. . There is a large range of onboard truck scales from many manufacturers, such as Walz Onboard (which is the branch of onboard scale solutions amongst the Walz Scale roster of truck scales, axles scales, and various other payload management solutions.) The objective behind companies like Walz Scale has been to design and build very precise onboard trailer scales and onboard truck scales available on the market and they meet the roughest environmental requirements and industry standards.
Onboard scales are tested to work in a large range of temperatures, on trucks transporting more than 100 tons, in severe environments. They can be used in different industry such as food industry, farming, logging and mining industries. Some onboard truck scales are wireless and the results of the measurements are displayed on a palm sized handheld monitor. Individual axle weights and the gross weight can be displayed simultaneously and in real time. Weight can be displayed in gross payload or in net payload, and in selected units, ton, kg, or lbs.
The technology behind on-board truck scales is simple and effective, the scales are very strong aluminum electronic pads wired to display the weights of objects placed on them. On a truck, the onboard scales can be mounted in pairs or individually on each side of the vehicle's axle. Usually are coupled together two, four, or even six weighting pads for maximum accuracy. For ease of use, the weighting pads usually come with an remote or integrated indicator.
The onboard truck scales have different load cell and performance specifications. The average scale still remains functional even if it takes an overload of up to one hundred and fifty percent. Such a machine has a standard maximum excitation of 15VDC and a full scale output of 3mV. A typical onboard truck scale is capable to weight very heavy weights but it is limited to the maximum payload of the truck. Currently, the minimum weight capability is 10,000 LBS, and it is common to see technologies that allow 20,000 LBS. This is possible by using double-ended shear beams and conveyor belt with a capability of having an output resistance of up to 700 Ohms.
Onboard truck scales that use in motion weighing sensors are used for measuring the payload while the truck is in motion. This is perhaps the most advanced form of onboard truck scales. Having onboard in motion scales makes the weighting process more efficient and fast.
In addition to being integrated on trucks, some in-motion scale systems are equipped on trains and rail cars. These are especially popular in high-volume mining and agricultural operations. Onboard weighing systems can even be integrated on today's farm scale systems like grain dumps and various other heavy duty agricultural equipment.continue...
The existence of water, sludge and debris in fuel tank can cause major issues and add to degradation the of fuel quality. In addition, such elements can also cause deterioration of a fuel storage tank. To properly maintain the complete fuel system and condition of the storage tank, regular fuel tank cleaning is essential.
When it comes to cleaning fuel tanks, you can either use specific fuel tank cleaning machines or do it manually. While some fuel tanks are not able to be cleaning manually, both approaches offer advantages and disadvantages, and both use advanced technology and systems that deserve mentioning.
Fuel tank cleaning technology allows the fuel to pass through a system of filtration for removing unnecessary elements which are responsible for clogging and poor performance of the tank. The selection of fuel tank cleaning technology depends on:
When using machine technology for fuel tank cleaning, a common process called micro glass coalesce fuel recycling is quite typical amongst most fuel cleaning and recycling companies. The system is connected to the tank drain, and once all set up is done, the machine can start the procedure by sucking the fuel out using its vacuum and tube that reaches up to the tank's bottom.
This technology uses its primary filter to remove all traces of debris. Another stage of fuel purification will allow the fuel to circulate and passes again for eliminating water, if present. This process will filter out all the bacteria causing water elements. At the end cleaned fuel is released back to the tank for use.
Only specialized companies utilize this fuel tank cleaning method. One of the most popular fuel cleaning and recycling companies that offers this service is Clean Fuels Associates, Inc. based in the U.S.
To clean fuel tanks manually, without the advanced technologies and systems mentioned above, the following processes are usually applied:
First of all completely empty the tank including all the components, like petcock, rubber hoses etc.
As a part of the prior cleaning process, use "fresh" fuel to clean the tank completely. Then, empty the tank in a separate container.
For the actual fuel tank cleaning process, there are different ways which can be used:
Whether for gasoline recycling in New Orleans or fuel supply maintenance in Vancouver, the importance of proper fuel storage and utilization is critical. The impact on environment by using fuel free from pollutants is significant. These fuel recycling companies plays a very important role in protecting the environment.continue...