Temporary incapacity – whether it is backed by a sickness or accident policy, funded from an insurance reserve or paid from a member’s superannuation benefits pre-retirement is one of the least understood of SMSF strategies but a vital one for those clients who find themselves in times of short or long term sickness. In this session Grant Abbott, Australia’s leading SMSF author and presenter will take participants through the ins and outs of temporary incapacity planning for a SMSF including how to get tax deductions in the fund for making sickness payments. This is a case study session.Read more >
The past few months have been especially busy for Fiona and her team following the ‘Leave’ vote in the EU membership referendum, and the temporary suspension of the fund in early July. The temporary suspension enabled Fiona to raise cash by selling assets in an orderly fashion and at reasonable prices so that the fund could re-open, with dealing recommencing on 4 November 2016.Read more >
Bay Dynamics commissioned a study with Osterman Research to find out how prepared the large retailers were for dealing with cyber risk from hiring large temporary workers. The study revealed some surprising findings including how little organizations knew about their high value systems and the type of access granted to temporary workers. In fact, almost 40% of retailers don’t know which systems their temporary employees access in their organization.
Please join us on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:00 am PT for a live Bay Dynamics webinar as Humphrey Christian, VP Product Management discusses the findings from this report, and its implications across different verticals. The webinar will highlight best practices to address the report findings and will demonstrate how our Risk Fabric Platform can help build effective cyber risk reduction programs for enterprises.
More and more companies are discovering the benefits of employing a blended IT workforce.
By using a blended IT workforce, you can leverage the abilities and expertise of a much larger and technologically-diverse team to tackle issues that your full-time staff may not be equipped to handle.
Learn how other companies are using a mix of full-time employees, independent contractors and temporary workers. A blended IT solution provides for the best possible financial and strategic business outcomes.
No matter what you call it, the process of bringing new contractors and temporary employees into your company can be challenging. Nowadays, the most inspirational companies use technology to care for and manage their contingency workforce so that everyone feels engaged and has an impact on productivity.
Contractors and temporary employees may spend much shorter periods of time on your workforce.They may have different skill sets and be carrying out different work.They may even work on different locations to your direct employees. But they still need to be on-boarded in a way which keeps them safe and gets them productive in a timely manner.
This presentation will bring you through the steps you should take when planning your initiation process for contractors and temporary employees.
It advises you on your obligations as well as the kind of information you may wish to impart.
Three months ago inflation was closer to zero than to target. Today it is closer to target than to zero, and is trending higher. The bond market is clearly taking notice. Although a lot depends on the oil price in the near term, we believe inflation breakevens have scope to rise further. Continued strength in the US labour market and recent Fed rhetoric indicate the FOMC could well be prepared to tolerate some temporary overshoot of its 2% inflation target.Read more >
- Infosecurity Europe 2016 -
BrightTALK legend Peter Wood swung by the temporary studio to answer key questions on the information security landscape.
Peter answered questions on topics such as the developments in the IoT and how network security will adapt to prevent vulnerabilities; risk management and the value of running a solid risk analysis focused on the threat actors; cyber security in the critical and national infrastructure space and the elements that he's optimistic about regarding the human factor.
According to the Presidential Directive on Managing Electronic
Records “all federal agencies must manage both permanent and temporary
e-mail records in an accessible electronic format” by December 31,
Are you prepared to meet this deadline? Will you be prepared for the
next one of December 31, 2019 indicating, “Federal agencies must
manage all permanent electronic records in an electronic format”?
Meeting these deadlines will require in-depth planning and resources
and, yet, many agencies still do not have adequate control of their
email or electronic records.
Join Hewlett Packard Enterprise and MER for an informative webinar
"The Presidential Directive on Managing Electronic Records- will you
Are you prepared for the 2017 open enrollment season? Health plans and health exchanges expect member rates to increase upwards of 60 percent this year alone. Balancing this increase along with unexpected events like staff reductions, strikes, unforeseen or special projects can add additional complexity during your busiest season. We want to help you be prepared.
Register for this live webinar hosted by Dell Services and discover how to take control of the member experience, increase organizational flexibility, and reduce your costs by leveraging innovative staffing services. Our panel of industry-leading experts will review the state of the marketplace, share real-life success stories, and provide tips on ensuring your full-time and/or temporary staff is ready to handle this season’s surge in demand.
By attending this webinar, you will learn:
• Tips to prepare for open enrollment and other special projects
• When and when not to outsource
• Common pitfalls to avoid related to staffing
• Secrets to ensure claims staff productivity
• David Buchanan, Health Plan Innovation & Consulting, Dell Services
• Donna Reed, Managing Director, Health Plans, Dell Services
• Anna Mathy, Healthcare Staffing Services Sr. Leader, Dell Services
Mobile technology has introduced significant risks, and the threats reach far beyond lost and stolen devices. While bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs are popular for their promise of increased productivity, organizations must also secure the mobile interactions of employees, contract or temporary workers and business partners.
Join (ISC)² EMEA and David Lingenfelter, Information Security Officer at MaaS360 by IBM in this webinar to learn best practices you can use to implement a layered approach using the cloud to protect corporate data and enable opportunity, while adapting to this new model.
UK inflation has seen steep falls in recent months, and has even seen months of deflation. This has been mainly driven by falling fuel prices as world oil prices have dropped by more than 50% over the past six months. However, while acknowledging that inflation could remain subdued in the short term, it appears that low or negative inflation will be temporary and it looks set to return to its 2% target within the next two years.Read more >
A new year has started, and the countdown has begun for millions of people to file their taxes. As more people prepare their taxes online, there’s a tremendous opportunity for online tax preparation companies to grow their business, but only if they can keep up with traffic. TaxSlayer is currently the fourth largest online tax preparation company in the US, and it’s on a path of rapid expansion. In order to achieve this goal, the company needs to be sure its complex infrastructure can handle an onslaught of millions of people logging online.
In this webinar, Sumeet Bansal, Senior Solutions Architect of Databases at Tegile, sits down with Michael Blache, Chief Information Security Officer of TaxSlayer, to discuss how Tegile flash storage solutions helped TaxSlayer overcome their infrastructure challenges.
What you’ll learn:
-How to identify and isolate bottlenecks within your IT infrastructure
-How technologies like virtualization and the cloud can help you meet the demand of temporary spikes in traffic
-How to select and optimize your data storage for peak traffic
-How to modernize your Microsoft SQL Server database platform to prepare for company growth
Join Tegile and TaxSlayer to see how a change to TaxSlayer’s IT infrastructure has helped them grow their business. Stick around to hear Michael’s plans for the future of TaxSlayer’s infrastructure, and how Tegile will help make them possible.
Managing the networks of widely dispersed locations and remote fleets takes real-time, centralized intelligence. Today, wireless broadband WAN connectivity is pervasive across North America and is the wave of the future. Enterprises are increasingly using 4G LTE to complement and in some cases replace MPLS, Cable, DSL, and other means of traditional wired WAN networking at a fraction of the cost.
4G LTE as an Enterprise WAN coupled with next generation cloud management securely delivers that intelligent networking to enable distributed enterprises quick deployments, increase reliability, and reduces the costs of managing networks at the Edge.
Join us for this webinar to learn case studies for using 4G LTE as an enterprise WAN, risk mitigation of offloading apps to separate Parallel Networks, how to implement customer analytics and engagement without jeopardizing PCI compliance, and the following ROIs of:
Downtime reduction through redundancy
T1 replacement using wired + wireless
“Day-1” Internet for new or temporary locations