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Normal 0 Tips for Fire Victims: What Should You Do After You Experience a Fire Disaster? by Ron Reitz, Quality Claims Management Corporation www.qualityclaims.com       Tips for Fire Victims: What Should You Do After You Experience a Fire Disaster?   Take a breath and do not make any hasty decisions. Do not accept the first offer you receive from the insurer.   Before accepting any offer from an insurer, be sure that the offer has been reviewed and analyzed against the insurance policy so that you know ALL insurable damage has been included and adequately addressed.   Do not speed through the process. While you may believe that the fastest resolution of your claim is best -- it often times is not best for the insured. Claims take a long time to settle. The more time and effort you spend valuing your claim, the higher your ultimate settlement will be.   Start... (more)

WilCon Manages Infrastructure Risks

This is part three is a series of interviews with Eric Bender, president of Wilshire Connection. Wilshire Connection, or WilCon, is the largest independent local network and neutral fiber infrastructure provider in downtown Los Angeles. In this segment Eric discusses how WilCon managed risk to their network during the initial construction process, the continuing management of critical telecommunications infrastructure, and the role WilCon could play in the event of a major incident impacting the telecom industry in Los Angeles. Pacific Tier: (on the topic of utility gas and electricity) What risk is there to the infrastructure in downtown LA of an explosion from either electricity or gas, and what would that do to your conduits if it occurred? Eric Bender: Interesting question… I haven’t really thought much about that, it would, depending on where, you never want to... (more)

Access acquires mid-market HR solutions provider Select Software

Colchester, UK - 01 February 2010 - Access, the mid-market consulting, software and solutions provider, has acquired Canterbury-based Select Software, a provider of web-enabled HR solutions. The acquisition is part of Access's strategy to invest in, and expand, its software portfolio and services beyond the finance function, providing a complete suite of organisation-wide business solutions. This acquisition will bring customers clarity of information across the entire finance and HR functions, through an integrated system. Alistair O'Reilly, founder and CEO for Access, explains: "An HR system is crucial for mid-market enterprises to manage the business, improve employee retention and maintain legal obligations. We're dedicated to adding real customer value by extending the reach of our software portfolio and services through this solid web-based HR offering. We're... (more)

Telehouse London Docklands West Opens

New London Data Centre Can Meet Businesses' High Capacity Demands LONDON, UK, 31st March, 2010 - Telehouse, a leading provider of global data centres and managed ICT services, today announced the official opening of Telehouse West, its state-of-the-art £80 million flag ship data centre facility. This move marks the latest evolution of the Telehouse brand, which has also seen the organisation expand into emerging markets such as South Africa and Vietnam. As a result, Telehouse's global data centre footprint has now reached 119,000m². The 35th Telehouse data centre worldwide, West will meet the demands of UK businesses for high-capacity data centres, as well as offering connectivity to over 400 ISPs, carriers, operators and Internet Exchanges. Spread over nine floors, five with a 'localised data centre environment', the custom-built 19,000m² state-of-the-art... (more)

Bare Metal Blog: Quality Is Systemic, or It Is Not

February 5, 2013 BareMetalBlog talking about quality testing of hardware, in all its forms. F5 does a great job in this space. For those of you new to the Bare Metal Blog series, find them all right here. In all critical systems – from home heating units to military firearms – the failure of even one piece can have catastrophic results for the user. While it is unlikely that the failure of an ADC is going to be quite so catastrophic, it can certainly make IT staff’s day(s) terrible and cost the organization a fortune in lost revenue. That’s not to mention the problems that downtime’s impact on an organizations’ brand can have over the longer term. It is actually pretty scary to ponder the loss of any core system, but one that acts as a gateway and scaling factor for remote employee workload and/or customer access is even higher on the list of Things To Be Avoided ™... (more)

Herman & Kittle Properties Partners with CrucialClicks.com

Coral Springs, FL, June 10, 2013 --(PR.com)-- CrucialClicks.com, a leading provider of Property Management Internet Marketing Solutions, announces that they have been selected by Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc. to manage website design and Internet marketing services for its portal site, http://myfavoriteapartment.com and for the 55 apartment communities that are part of this collection. Herman & Kittle Properties (HKP) is a property development company headquartered on the north side of Indianapolis that specializes in multi-family construction projects. In accordance with the partnership, CrucialClicks.com will continue to design websites for the HKP apartment communities and develop, implement, and oversee complementary strategic marketing programs. These plans include: effective search engine optimization, pay-per-click marketing, local search marketing, statis... (more)

File Sharing +1 : Harnessing Google’s Cloud Collaboration Architecture

This article forms the final part of our white paper Going Google Enterprise. It completes the document as our first version 1.00, and will be added to on an ongoing basis, acting as a showcase of the Google Cloud solutions ecosystem. Social Intranet – Implementing an Enterprise 2.0 strategy on Google Apps Although the headline message of our white paper is that Google offers a full suite of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services, quite uniquely so in the industry, our first major benefits point focuses on Google Apps. Google’s collaboration suite is more or less a pound for pound competitor to Microsoft’s entire office and collaboration suite, from Word processor through MS Sharepoint, Exchange and Lync, and is so for only $50 per annum per user. This means it is a very compelling switch to consider even just financially, but then on top of that there is ... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly - Week of October 6, 2013

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Field service organizations face the challenge of how to tame the flow of the massive amounts of data collected, from sources including GPS and vehicle-tracking systems, telematics, fleet management and workforce management, and put it to good use. This article, featured in Business 2 Community, explores “Taking Control of Your Field Service Data.”  Read Original Content A team of U.K. army reserve engineers utilized GPS technology to locate the site of a World War II airplane brought d... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! RFID and NFC technology provider RFID Canada is introducing a Low Frequency Mid-Range Reader for Animal Tracking – the ASR550. Read Original Content Analysts forecast the Global RFID market to grow at a compound annualized growth rate of 22.4 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is... (more)

Asite Prepares To Launch 'Game-Changing' Adoddle 17

Tuesday 18 March, 2014 Construction collaboration and technology developer Asite will change the way those working in the health sector communicate from March 17th with the launch of Adoddle 17 - the latest upgrade to its award-winning collaborative cloud-based platform. Adoddle 17 is set to be officially unveiled at the 'Adoddle Hooley Celebration' at Asite's Annual User Group event in Shoreditch Town Hall, London. The result of over £20 million of investment, Version 17 is a cloud-based collaboration platform that allows users to create, store and share knowledge in a secure environment. Research has shown that traditional methods of information management such as filing cabinets will cause businesses to lose one document in 20, before spending an average £70 to retrieve it and £150 to recreate it. And as workers spend almost five times as long looking for informati... (more)

Code Halos - Tracking the Mobile Workforce, Equipment and Other Variables for Optimal Performance

I write and speak often on the need to have a thoughtful Code Halo strategy in addition to your mobile and digital strategies.  Code Halos is the term for the information that surrounds people, organizations, and devices.  Many companies consider Code Halo strategies only for marketing, sales and customer service, but a well thought out Code Halo strategy for work done in the field like maintenance, repairs, asset management, construction and engineering is also important.  Let me try to make the case here. There are many different objects and variables that can impact the performance of a mobile workforce, especially in the services industry.  In my enterprise mobility workshops I call these things PIOs (performance impact objects), and PIVs (performance impact variables). Examples of PIOs: PeopleParts/Supplies/MaterialsToolsJob locationsEquipment (and availability)T... (more)