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 >
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.
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 >
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
Does your company employ foreign scientists or researchers coming to the United States? This webinar will discuss immigration options and what an employer needs to know when sponsoring scientists and researchers for U.S. visas.
Topics will include:
1.Common Temporary Visa Options
2.Paths to Permanent Residence and their Advantages and Limitations
3.Pitfalls and Real-World Considerations for Employers
It’s been since before the turn of the century that Category 5e was ratified and 1000BASE-T was developed to transport data from the closet to the office. For many years, 5e was “good enough” and with no foreseeable need other than physical robustness to consider a higher grade of cabling, many continued to install this cable. However, the enterprise infrastructure is starting to bulge at the seams and some cracks are beginning to appear. In an attempt to ease these wireless technology implementations, silicon manufactures are experimenting with transmitting 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps over Category 5e and Category 6 cabling respectively. Their intent is to utilize existing cabling infrastructure to allow for a simple upgrade path by replacing only the electronics at the ends of the cable. But this is just a temporary solution for an ever-growing issue with wireless. There are also significant technical hurdles involved in increasing the bandwidth by a factor of 2.5 and certainly by a factor of five (5). Remember, the existing cabling was designed to standards developed more than 15 years ago. Consider too, there are other standards committee initiatives working to triple the amount of power transmitted via PoE technology as well. Lastly, the benefit of 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps could actually be to support future desktop applications, and not wireless. In so doing, you will need solutions designed to handle the additional stress of more bandwidth, and more PoE.
Topics to be discussed in this webinar include:
- Why running 2.5G and 5.0G over Cat. 5e and Cat. 6 are only bandage solutions for wireless
- The technical challenges of 2.5G and 5.0G over Cat 5e and Cat 6
- Berk-Tek provides solutions for both 2.5G and 5.0G
- 2.5G and 5.0G could be beneficial for future desktop applications
Pension funds may have been granted a temporary exemption from the central clearing aspects of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) - an exemption that is likely to be extended - however, there are significant implications they need to start thinking about now. Asset protection is a key concern in a centrally cleared environment with the industry exploring various segregation models to increase asset safety and reduce counterparty risk. Coupled with the growing concern for liquidity availability EMIR is proving to be more challenging than initially thought. Let us guide you through these issues to help ensure you’re prepared and have the optimal solutions in place.Read more >
Easy answer is the number of Firewalls required to protect your perimeter. The right answer is the number of firewalls required for all entry points – perimeter and internal. Why? Internal threats are often more dangerous than external. Now you must protect multiple segments of your enterprise network. The perimeter is just the start. Multiple internal locations may need protection in addition to branches, cloud services and data centers. And what about mobile devices, home offices and temporary office workers like auditors and consultants?
Join us for an informative review of where to put your firewall, IPS, VPN and other associated network security equipment.
Learn how next generation firewall technology can help you manage multiple security appliances across your enterprise.
Most telcos are in the process of migrating their customers to an all-IP environment. An approach enabling multiple services via a single connection, and thus creates a more efficient network and new services.
However a single connection failing creates problems of its own. In today’s world an hour off-line can cost a significant amount of money, even for a small business. In our webinar we want to evaluate the risk without dramatizing it and review potential scenarios to mitigate the threat.
Enabling you to have a meaningful, fact based discussion internally or with your customer.
Today’s MSP solutions are very different from the contingent workforce management programs of the past decade. Join ManpowerGroup Solutions TAPFIN for a discussion on how MSP’s have evolved from a narrow focus on temporary and contingent workers into a management framework that provides control and visibility into your entire non-employee workforce.
We will discuss the underlying trends propelling the evolution of MSP solutions, the emerging areas of focus for next generation MSP solutions, and the core competencies MSP’s must develop to keep pace with changing client requirements in an era of ongoing uncertainty.
By attending this complimentary webinar, attendees will gain a better understanding of:
+Specific trends impacting the effectiveness of MSP programs
+How MSP programs are evolving
+Complementary services and solutions MSP providers are developing
+How to leverage MSP programs to drive greater enterprise value
User adoption, and the ensuing data quality and consistency, is the most important determination of success in an automated PPM process. People, process, and tool must work together in a cohesive and consistent effort to produce real results. We all want to improve the adoption of our own unique PPM processes, but encouragement alone – ‘begging’ if we are honest – in group emails and staff meetings have only temporary gains at best.
Dan Greer, President of Rego Consulting, will discuss a unique approach that empowers PMO administrators to systematically attack issues in user adoption. This framework of PPM Adoption Metrics, including pre-defined Project and Resource attributes with accompanying reporting strategies, will show that a data-based framework approach to analyze PPM process adoption is the only way to ensure lasting change and improvement. More than 20 pre-defined metrics will be shown in collaboration; easily deployed in any PPM tool. Mr. Greer will demonstrate the strategy live inside CA Clarity PPM to give clear working examples.
Please join us to learn more about how you can dramatically improve the use of your automated PPM process through adoption metrics.