Archive for December, 2012
Samsung is closing out 2012 with a major update to its own cross-platform service ChatON. The Samsung has unveiled version 2.0 which introduces a number of changes, including syncing across devices, multiple image messaging, new social features and enhanced support for tablet users.
The data industry seems to be in a real pickle if we look at the situation from the angle of data protection. We are now approaching the end of the year, and when we look back in retrospect, we realize that there has been nothing but data breaches all year round. Whoever is responsible seems to be a henchman of the Grinch, all bent on making sure that by the time Christmas comes round, everyone is super miserable. And there is certainly more than one such online Grinch hanging around. These advanced virtual nuisances have an army of malware and spyware up their sleeve to terrorize internet users of al kinds. The Data Breach investigations report documents the year’s data breaches in an easy to read pictorial representation. Take a look.
Have you ever thought about why building up an effective workflow is so important for any business? The key is in the word itself. You design that sequence of connected steps to make work flow seamless and smooth. Creating that kind of workflow is hard to achieve without proper workflow software, and that kind of software is exactly what we are going to talk about in the article.
As it was said, workflow is a sequence of connected steps performed by one person or, which is more usual, by many people. Ideally, workflow should make the process of executing the project as easy and as efficient as possible, and the workflow software should satisfy some basic requirements. First of all, it should be customizable so you could use it according to your needs. For instance, task tracking software provides you with numerous templates that can be easily rearranged for different aspects of your business. Also it’s important to make sure that the software is usable and you won’t have to get IT support team to use it on regular basis. Since one of the main purposes of effective workflow software is saving your money the last thing you need is hiring one more specialist who would handle the program.
In order to make the whole process of assigning task simpler workflow software must have feature that would not only allow creating and assigning tasks, but would also automatize the whole process. That way once the task is completed the system will send a notification to the assignee who is responsible for executing the following task, so manager won’t have to control that process closely.
Another thing you should pay attention to while choosing workflow software is whether the program allows making changes once the process is in motion. If it doesn’t have such feature than you should keep searching. Seasoned project managers know that as soon as you are done building a workflow, something always changes and you have to start all over again. That’s a completely normal process, because every business needs to adapt in order to survive on the competitive market. And with Comindware task tracking software you can make changes in already active workflow without having to start a new one. The system will allow you to update workflow and assign new executors without bothering other members of your team who work on the same project.
Effective workflow software will help you organize your working process more efficiently and will create real-time visibility, which is crucial for preventing and fixing any mistake that may occur while executing the project.
Hi, my name’s Jannet Sparts and I’m working as an editor of Online Issues. I write for several blogs sharing my experience and observations. I have worked as a project manager in several companies. So I have tried different PM tools, collaboration programs, including tracker and task management software solutions. For the moment PM software is my primary field of interest.
Facebook said it is halting a test of placing ads in “apps” that synch to the leading social network, renewing questions on how it will boost revenues from members using smartphones or tablets.
“We are pausing our mobile ads test off of Facebook,” a company spokesman said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.
“While the results we have seen and the feedback from partners have been positive, our focus is on scaling ads in mobile news feed before ads off of Facebook.”
Facebook shares were down slightly on the news, slipping less than a percent to $27.60 in late afternoon trading on the Nasdaq exchange.
Facebook stock rallied in October after the company reported quarterly earnings that showed gains in tapping the mobile advertising market.
During an earnings call with analysts, founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the company was “just getting started with our mobile product development and monetization.
Facebook went public in May with a resounding flop, its $38 initial public offering price immediately plunging to eventually less than half that.
That angered many investors who had built hopes that the company’s huge popularity would result in huge gains in the share price.
Samsung Electronics, the world’s No.1 memory-chip maker, said on Thursday it has completed talks with the state government of Texas where it plans to invest $3.9 billion to expand system-chip production lines and that the expansion would proceed.