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Breaking Down Master Data Management

The world is obsessed with data. Companies, governments, academics — everyone is racing to collect and compile the largest data sets, believing the hype about their enormous value. While it’s true that data can provide shrewd insights and help in directing an organization’s strategy, research is beginning to show that more data isn’t always better. In fact, there can be serious diminishing returns if your…

An unexpected stint at a Startup in my final uni semester

An unexpected stint at a Startup in my final uni semester Many spent their final semester enjoying their last few months in school and most were surprised when they heard that I was spending time at a startup instead of relaxing. “You will regret not having a break before you start your full-time job” “Why are you not enjoying your final uni semester?” These are common…

Get your Payoneer card quickly

Get your Payoneer card quickly If you don’t know what Payoneer is, it is a payement service like Paypal or Skrill which allows you to get payed online. When I started my Freelance business at Upwork as a PHP and JavaScript Developer, I was wondering how I am going to do to withdraw my earning. I created a Paypal account but unfortunately, I’ve just realised that…

Working Anywhere, Working Everywhere

Finding flow at work even while always on the move. In 1971, Programmer Ray Tomlinson pinged the first email from his computer to an adjacent one in his Cambridge Massachusetts lab. Two years later, Motorola employee Martin Cooper called New Jersey from Manhattan on the first mobile phone. Work has never been the same since then. When Jerusalem became the first Wi-Fi enabled city in 2004 — the lofty…

Thoughts on leading a remote design team

Thoughts on leading a remote design team A keyboard I re-made back in 1992-ish … I thought I’d take advantage of Gutenberg‘s imminent release to use it as often as I can for what it was designed for: writing. But I’ve been wondering what to write about … On a recent visit to Silicon Valley, I noted how there are more than a few major technology companies that…

Remote Conferences; Bridging the Gap, Clearing the Odds.

Remote Conferences; Bridging the Gap, Clearing the Odds. I was about to tell a sensational story about how my mobile suddenly stopped working, but this is not about me, it is about something more important. Few weeks back, I saw one of my esteemed mentors decry the pedantic psychological traumas he had experienced, following series and series of refusals. “A child concentrating hard at school” by…

How to Avoid Work from Home Scams

Unsplash How to Avoid Work from Home Scams Working from home has a huge appeal to it, which unfortunately can make it a major target of online scammers looking to get free work or quick cash. When you’re applying for remote jobs, make sure you know what red flags to look out for. The last thing you want is to be hooked into a phishing scam…

8 Myths About Remote Work Standing In the Way of Your Dream Job

8 Myths About Remote Work Standing In the Way of Your Dream Job Are you scared of leaving your traditional office role for a remote position? Learn the truth about these common misconceptions and stop making excuses. Have you ever considered applying for a remote position? Don’t think the pros of working remotely outweigh the supposed downsides? Many people don’t know the whole truth about what…

How to maintain a strong company culture with remote workers

“A man in a beanie working on a laptop in a coffee shop” by Hannah Wei on Unsplash How to maintain a strong company culture with remote workers As the Internet continues to disrupt establishment ideas and practices, one area in particular is changing rapidly for many companies — our concept of the workplace. It’s no secret that workplaces in the US are becoming more and more informal, but…

Planejando o dia: 5 dicas para organizar o trabalho remoto com a vida pessoal

Planejando o dia: 5 dicas para organizar o trabalho remoto com a vida pessoal Quando não temos mais de trabalhar oito horas por dia e nem enfrentamos mais a barreira de ter que ir para o escritório pode começar a ficar confuso como separar a vida pessoal da vida profissional. Porém, com pequenas mudanças na forma que organizamos o nosso dia e com transparência na nossa…

I really enjoyed this article, although from reading I feel that it's unfinished.

I really enjoyed this article, although from reading I feel that it’s unfinished. You covered why using a popular framework such as React will land you a remote position but it was missing a bit more elaboration on resources that helped land you your position and the best way on building a portfolio that stands out, etc. Source: Medium:Remote Working I really enjoyed this article,…

A Blueprint for Creating a Powerful Virtual Team Culture

A Blueprint for Creating a Powerful Virtual Team Culture Strong virtual-based team cultures occur when leaders are intentional in building them out. Source: Pexels I recently brought on a co-CEO to help me manage and scale Workplace Collaborations. He’s a serial entrepreneur and good friend of mine that believes in the vision of creating a collaborative world where every business leader embodies transparency, authenticity, empathy, and…

The New Economy Centers on the Home Office

The New Economy Centers on the Home Office When you’re starting your own business, you want to give yourself the best chance for success — and that often means planning and designing a home office that will work for you and keep you motivated. That’s true for employees too, because nearly half of all Americans, at 43 percent, said they work from home at least some of the…

3 Questions to Help Decide Whether or Not You Should Outsource a Task

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Deciding what you should outsource versus what you shouldn’t outsource can be tough. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself the next time you’re wondering whether or not to outsource a task. The post 3 Questions to Help Decide Whether or Not You Should Outsource a Task appeared first on Upwork Blog. Source: Upwork’s Blog 3 Questions to…

Work Life Balance in the Decentralized World

Work Life Balance in the Decentralized World If you could do your job from anywhere in the world with internet access, would you go to the office everyday? In today’s world, as technology helps us shorten the distance and be more connected, it’s more and more common for people to do their jobs and add value to an organization no matter where they are located….

Amazon’s latest $1 BILLION acquisition

Amazon had a MASSIVE day yesterday. First, they announced the acquisition of an online pharmacy for a cool billion dollars. Boston-based Pillpack delivers organized packages for your prescriptions in a nifty container. Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina was “coincidentally” speaking with Wall St analysts when the acquisition was announced. When asked if he was concerned: “Pharmacy is much more complex than just delivering certain pills.” Walgreens…

Why To Hire Remote CTO For Startup

Why To Hire Remote CTO For Startup by- Tejas Pardeshi Originally published at RemotePanda Blogs Remote CTO — Your virtual tech-lead The Chief Technology Officer (CTO), as the name speaks, is a top management person of the organization, responsible for comprehending the business drivers and spearhead the alignment of the technologies that are required for meeting the business goals. In the current tech-driven ecosystem, the technology advances are…

Flexible working — the new norm

Flexible working — the new norm By Aneta Treskova — Research Manager at Flood + Partners For a long time, flexible working has been associated mostly with parents with younger kids, but in recent years it has become one the biggest incentives that attract and retain talented employees regardless of their age or family situation. People seek flexible working for a number of reasons — to be able to have more time…

6 Factors You Must Consider While Hiring Remote Developers

6 Factors You Must Consider While Hiring Remote Developers Photo courtesy Fabian Grohs on Unsplashed Remote-hiring and outsourcing is all rage these days, especially in programming and designing industry and indeed it is the future. One thing we both can agree on is that it comes with baggage full of benefits. Benefits like cost efficiency, better productivity, allowing you to focus on the core business…

React Native : Worth The Hype?

React Native : Worth The Hype? by- Amogh Palnitkar Originally published at RemotePanda Blogs It has been a while that React has been around, but it was just last year that Facebook announced that it has built a library to build native apps using React ( read as JavaScript ). Facebook decided to call this React Native. There have been attempts at developing Javascript frameworks to build…

We provide freelance jobs at zero commission

We provide freelance jobs at zero commission The physical engagement is minimising day by day to get the work done in the corporate world because of the current and future technological advancements, the corporate world is moving towards virtual and remote teams for better and faster results without any long-term burdens. With the adoption of this concept of the virtual workforce, contractual or permanent, the…

Working at home: is it productive?

Working at home: is it productive? The debate about the benefits of homeworking is shaped more by prevailing fashion, prejudice and self-interest than by academic research. But a common-sense blend of home and office depending on circumstances is likely to provide the optimal results, writes David Bolchover. Research on the efficiency of home v office working is inconclusive and often irrelevant when it comes to…

Your Quick GDPR Compliance Checklist

The deadline to comply with GDPR has passed (5/25/18). As most know, if your business is audited and found to be irresponsible with its customer data, according to GDPR regulations, fines are up to €20 million, or four percent of worldwide annual revenue. Moreover, GDPR does not just apply to EU companies; it extends to all those that process the data of EU residents. The regulation is…

Let go of the A/B test

The humble A/B test is a prolific, important weapon in a design team’s toolkit. But it isn’t the only one. All too often we get comfortable in familiarity. But there are reasons why it pays to go beyond A/B testing, and not just for variety’s sake. Here’s the dirty little secret: Sometimes it might not even be the best way for you to figure out…

What a 6-Figure Income Business Actually Looks Like (and what’s behind the hype)

What a 6-Figure Income Business Actually Looks Like (and what’s behind the hype) I have a confession… Everyday, somewhere in the world, I’m pissing someone off. Yep. I’m causing rants, making eyes roll, and helping tint angry faces red. Well…maybe not me specifically…but deep down, I’m part of the root cause. See, there’s this hype within the online-business world revolving around hitting 6 or 7 figures…

Show your projects in motion with animated GIFs

Is it a GIF? Or is it, you know, a GIF? While there is no shortage of opinions on how to pronounce it, there is one simple truth most of us can agree on: These perpetually looping frames warm a special place in our collective hearts. Forged in Angelfire around the dawn of peanut-butter-jelly time and field-tested in various Geocities, animated GIFs continue to thrive…

You Work from Home? WOOHOO!

You Work from Home? WOOHOO! Photo by Anete Lūsiņa on Unsplash For those of us who work from home, how often have we heard: “Sweet! You can watch TV and wear your pj’s all day!” Or “Since you work from home, I will drop by with junior and pay you a visit.” Or “Hey, since you are home, can I drop by my laundry?” Working from home…

A Community That Works Together

A Community That Works Together If Listings Project made music: band photo The five of us at Listings Project put together the list and more every week, and create our community with you. Here are a few other things you can learn about us: We are four artists and a developer/urbanist We work remotely because we live in different cities We meet online every day We meet in…

Make Remote Work Movement

Make Remote Work Movement Why Remote Work Movement? Mission Considering the recent burnout and turnover rates it is safe to assume that the future of work is — remote work. In U.S. alone 43% of the workforce spend some time working remotely. Remote working allows employees enjoy the comforts of being at home by setting their own work-time schedules boosting their productivity and receptivity. Maybe it was these…

Meet the Charisol Team: Ikenna, Software Engineer

Meet the Charisol Team: Ikenna, Software Engineer Photo by Markus Spiske Expertise: UI/UX & Front End Development Experience: 3+ years Programming Languages: HTML, CSS3, Javascript, PHP Frameworks: NodeJS, Express, FeathersJS, ReactJS, React-Native, Laravel Databases: MySQL, MongoDB, Firebase Development Tools: Git, NPM, Composer Design Tools: Adobe XD, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Photoshop Design: Object-oriented design, Responsive design, Software design patterns, Conceptualization, Color Theory, Branding Work Tools: Trello,…

Kill your commuting time! 5 simple steps to negotiate with your boss

Kill your commuting time! 5 simple steps to negotiate with your boss This is how I kept the cake and ate it! Chances are you are losing an insane amount of hours in commute every day. Cities are becoming bigger and bigger; rents more and more expensive. Maybe the neighbourhood of your employment is not fun to live in. Perhaps you cannot find nice schools around. Whether…

4 Cloud Developer Areas of Expertise—and the Skills Needed to Help You Succeed

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The cloud computing industry is one of the fastest growing today. With that growth comes the growth and diversification of job opportunities in the space. But, what exactly are these cloud developer roles? And what type of knowledge is essential for succeeding in them? Here’s a breakdown of the most sought-after cloud developer roles today and what you should know…

How to Remotely Troubleshoot Your Relative’s Computer

How to Remotely Troubleshoot Your Relative’s Computer How to Remotely Troubleshoot Your Relative’s Computer If you’re the designated ‘tech person’ in your family or friend group, here’s how to access a computer from afar, Mac or PC, to see what’s going on .By Whitson Gordon Being tech-savvy is a gift and a curse. When you know how to fix computers, you become “the computer person”…

43 free device mockups every designer should have on hand

Updated 7/28/2018: We’ve added even more free mockups and a couple more free UI kits to this post. Enjoy! So you’ve finished a big design project and you’re ready to show it off. But hold up—before you run off to do the big reveal, take a moment to put your gorgeous design onto an iPhone, laptop, or other screen, to give your clients and stakeholders…

The Top Skills needed to be a Successful Freelancer

The Top Skills needed to be a Successful Freelancer With UK self-employment making up 15.1% of the employment sector and continuing to rise, it seems more of us are taking the plunge and going it alone. And it’s not just solo entrepreneurs who are wising up to the benefits of working from home; employers are finally embracing flexible working, freelancers and remote workers. Perhaps you’ve…

Why Laravel is the Recommended Framework for Secure, Mission-Critical Applications

TL;DR: Laravel makes your applications more secure by default, which makes it the recommended PHP framework for mission-critical applications. In this article, we will briefly address how Laravel can help you create mission-critical, production-ready applications. Introduction For a mission-critical application, there are two levels of security that matters: application security and server security. Laravel is a development framework and, as such, it won’t make your…

Method of Employee Monitoring

Method of Employee Monitoring The employee monitoring is the usage of various methods of the work place to accumulate statistics approximately the activities and locations of team of workers individuals. Whether your personnel is running on the workplace or at home, gets preserve in their performance by constantly ecology them through a software artisan time tracking. The Employee monitoring software enables you to monitor your…

Beacon is in Beta!

We’re in the home stretch: The all-new Beacon — and our Android and iOS SDKs — are now in beta with several customers! Here’s an update on the project and answers to some of the most common questions we’ve been hearing. Earlier Beacon Updates: What’s new since the last update? Beacon aims to answer at least 30% of your customers’ questions instantly, via suggested answers…

We Are Clerksy!

We Are Clerksy! About a year ago we started working on something new. we’re calling it Clerksy. An administrative support platform that aims to revolutionize office administration forever. Its simple, we thought about the complexities of the office administration and attempted to scale them back to their leanest form while utilizing tech. We found that companies employing full-time administrative staff were not evolving. Productivity levels were…

Archive cards on project boards

Cleaning up your project boards just got a lot simpler. You can now hide a card from your project board without deleting it. Archive any issue, pull request, or note to maintain a cleaner project board without losing the removed card’s history. To archive a card, click on the … icon and select Archive. This action will send the archived card to a separate archived…

Why I Quit My Exciting, Remote Job

Why I Quit My Exciting, Remote Job Last week, I quit my job. It wasn’t a planned decision neither was it a rash one. I didn’t have a back-up plan and I still don’t. It looks like a stupid thing to do doesn’t it? My job wasn’t a dull, routine ass one where you know what you will do everyday till you drop. No, it wasn’t. I…

Why to Work From Coffee Shops For Better Productivity

Why to Work From Coffee Shops For Better Productivity In today fast-paced world, productivity is the new black. We know it’s a must-have, and we want to enhance it. We believe the more productive we are, the better. We consider productivity a measure of success. Productivity at work is what we want to achieve, but do we understand what it means? In plain English, productivity…

Displaying a Bright Future

Displaying a Bright Future Displays are key no matter if an employee works in an office, a home office or remotely from a coffee shop. In today’s digital business world, in order to be most productive, a display must be well designed and flexible to meet the demands of multiple workspace types. Workforce transformation presents an opportunity for organizations and display-makers, like Dell, to provide compelling…

How culture shapes design at Pinterest and Shopify

Each company has its own unique corporate culture that influences the different departments in the organization. An organization’s culture has a major impact on the role of design in particular. A company that embraces innovation, creativity, and transparency creates an environment where design can thrive. InVision’s Director of Design Education Eli Woolery recently hosted a Fireside Chat with Pinterest’s Design Operations Manager Anne Purves and…

Femgineer’s Resources For Remote Jobs For Employees And Employers

Photo by Kelsey Knight on Unsplash Femgineer’s Resources For Remote Jobs For Employees And Employers Before I dive into this post, I wanted to share a quick personal update with you! I previously mentioned that I was pregnant, shared how I was planning for parental leave along with some of the challenges I went through over the past couple years trying to get and stay pregnant….

5 Ways Remote Work Leads to More Inclusive Companies and Teams

How Infinite Red fosters equality and accessibility for a more inclusive work environment We aren’t shy about our love of remote work here at Infinite Red. We’ve written about how it saves money on office space, prevents stressful commutes, and gives us all more flexibility to enjoy our lives. But there’s another huge benefit we haven’t talked about as much — hence today’s post! By embracing remote…

How to Write Proposals: Proven Advice From Freelancers on Upwork

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Knowing the tactics that work for other freelancers can be the confidence boost you need to quickly and consistently crank out amazing, winning proposals. In this guest post, six-figure freelancer Danny Margulies takes a deep dive into the “invisible questions” your proposal should address, tips to give your pitch and your presence a more polished look, and common mistakes that…