James Walbom recognized as a top Chief Financial Officer by Financial Executives International

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Arizona Chapter of FEI celebrates Walbom at annual awards gala for leadership,
expertise and commitment to the financial industry

PHOENIX, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Finance executives from around the state of Arizona gathered last Thursday at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix to recognize and present awards to top chief financial officers from Arizona companies.

Mr. Walbom was selected from many of Arizona’s top-performing CFOs as “CFO of the Year – Entrepreneurial Company” for his outstanding financial leadership of Tiempo Development, a leading software development company. Since taking over this role, Tiempo has consistently improved its financial health and profitability, while establishing record growth. “I am humbled and honored to be recognized by my peers,” said James Walbom. “I want to thank FEI for their efforts organizing this great event to recognize the exceptional financial leaders we have here in the state of Arizona.”

The 2018 Arizona CFO of the Year Awards, hosted by the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), is considered by area business professionals to be the most prestigious award granted to CFOs in the state of Arizona each year. “FEI, in conjunction with our sponsor partners, are grateful for the opportunity to be able to honor the financial executives of Arizona for their outstanding leadership, expertise, and commitment to the financial industry,” said Rachael Piergallini, chapter president. Stated Tiempo CEO and founder Cliff Schertz, “James has been instrumental in helping us build a company that today is considered a leader in the nearshore software development field. On behalf of the 400 employees at Tiempo, I thank him for his commitment and passion for excellence.”

James Walbom had previously served as President of the Arizona Chapter of FEI, has multiple business degrees from University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

About Tiempo Development
Tiempo is widely recognized as one of the leading software engineering companies in the US. Using a combination of nearshore engineering resources, high-performance teams and relentless focus on client outcomes, Tiempo designs, builds and deploys software that makes lives better. Tiempo is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, with four world-class software development facilities in Mexico. Tiempo has been recognized annually by Inc. Magazine one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.

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Financial Executives International (FEI) is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its more than 10,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications.

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GoodFirms Research: On Average 73% of Shoppers Abandon Cart Due to Lengthy Check-Out Process

Paramount Causes for Cart Abandonment

Paramount Causes for Cart Abandonment

GoodFirms survey of shoppers unveiled the major causes for cart abandonment so that the entrepreneur design an ecommerce site based on customer expectations

GoodFirms study revealed that designing an effective checkout process can increase sales conversion rate”

— GoodFirms Research

WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — According, to a recent Detailed Survey of Shoppers performed by GoodFirms, revealed several reasons that impose the consumers to abandon the cart during check-out. The major reason the shopper supported was the lengthy check-out process with 72.7%. There are many other reasons customers leave the cart at the last minute such as slow load times, useless information, limited payment options, concerns about payment security and many more. Thus, it is necessary for the entrepreneurs to keep the checkout process short and implement all other changes to help the customers have a great shopping experience. This can ensure to decrease the rate of cart abandon and increase your sales.

Around 250+ shoppers from all across the world had participated in a detailed survey of shoppers. This profound research has facilitated the app makers with en-number of incredible points and the expectations of the consumers to keep in mind. Therefore, the app developers can implement in creating and launching the apps to offer an amazing customer experience to the visitors.

GoodFirms also gathered highly informative information for the e-commerce entrepreneurs with the help of iPhone app development and android app development companies. There were many participants from different countries: California, Canada, India, Russia, Ukraine and United States.

The companies that shared valuable insights for developing apps are Addon Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Webnexs, OpenXcell Technolabs, DarinX, AppSquadz Technologies, MLSDev Inc. BrainMobi, Matellio, CDN Software Solutions, Parangat Technologies, Consagous Technologies, SemiDot Infotech, Cyber Infrastructure Inc, Simpalm, Debut Infotech Pvt. Ltd, Sphinx Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Dev Technosys Pvt. Ltd, Umbrella, IndiaNIC Infotech Limited, Y Media Labs, Intellectsoft, Zealous System, Konstant Infosolutions, iQlanceSolutions.

GoodFirms is a globally well renowned B2B research and reviews platform. It helps the businesses to choose the top development companies, best software and other firms for their project needs by evaluating and listing the most excellent companies from every corner of the world.

The research team of GoodFirms conducts a deep assessment following mainly three factors Quality, Reliability and Ability. This also includes several metrics such as determining the complete portfolio to understand the background of each company, identifying years of experience in their expertise area, market penetration as well as going through the client feedback.

GoodFirms analyst squad considers all the above statistics and compares each firm. Then list the Top Big Commerce Development Companies and other agencies according to their proficiency. Additionally, GoodFirms encourages the service providers to take part in the research process and obtain an opportunity to get listed in top firms in the various segments as per their domain areas.

Here you can also check out the latest released list by GoodFirms of Best B2B Ecommerce Software. You can find brilliant software to manage your business in a systematic way.

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New agent and call-center features for DialerAI

DialerAI Auto-Dialer Dashboard

DialerAI Auto-Dialer Dashboard

DialerAI announces new inbound and outbound call-center capabilities for its multi-tenant autodialer solution with billing.

Agent support is one of the most requested features from our customers. This development is really exciting for us as it develops towards a one stop shop for your call center requirements”

— Areski Belaid, CTO DialerAI

BARCELONA, CATALONIA, SPAIN, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — DialerAI auto-dialer system announces new inbound and outbound call-center capabilities. DialerAI is a multi-tenant solution with billing to support resale of auto-dialer services.

The new call-center tools allow creation of agents and queues within DialerAI. “Agent support is one of the most requested features from our customers” said Areski Belaid, CTO of DialerAI, “this development is really exciting for us as it develops towards a one stop shop for your call center requirements.”

In just few clicks you can create agents for your call-center and assign them to a queue.

Once leads and prospects are called or agents receive calls inbound, DialerAI’s automatic call distribution (ACD) will intelligently route the calls to the appropriate agents based on the selected ring strategy. This can also be used with skills based routing IVR, to direct the callers to the most appropriate group of agents.

Leads and prospects can be called using the power dialer features that use an algorithm to increase agents’ talk time enabling agents to reach more prospects in less time.

Agents use their VoIP phone to connect to DialerAI. As the agent is connecting via the Internet, agents can be located anywhere so it's easy to build a virtual call-center with agents working from any good internet connection anywhere.

DialerAI is a product of Star2Billing S.L. formed in 2009 to provide telecoms software development. More information can be found at https://dialer.ai/

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Shaun Beresford, IT Governance’s GDPR specialist, to speak at the Data Protection World Forum

CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — IT Governance, the single-source provider of cyber risk and privacy management solutions, will be represented at the Data Protection World Forum by consultant Shaun Beresford, who will be speaking on how data privacy in the workplace affects an entire organisation.

Taking place on 20 and 21 November at ExCeL in London, the Data Protection World Forum aims to educate professionals responsible for data protection within their organisation by focusing on issues such as governance, risk and compliance. Topics being covered will include the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and compliance as a decisive competitive advantage, digital disruption and AI, the IoT (Internet of Things) and blockchain technology, and disaster recovery and data breaches under the Data Protection Act 2018.

Shaun will be speaking in the GDPR Refresh Theatre on 21 November from 12:15 – 12:45 pm. He will share the latest industry insights into data privacy in the workplace, and the best-practice approach to implementing a security staff awareness and training programme to help organisations address the ‘people’ element of information security.

Shaun said: “No business is immune to cyber threats. With cyber criminals adopting new, sophisticated and targeted attack tactics every day, organisations should increase their focus on training their employees and raising awareness of cyber threats.

“Most organisations treat technology as a major element of their cyber security strategy, but the people and processes components play a much more significant role in ensuring a business is protected. Recent data breaches such as the one suffered by Morrisons, where a disgruntled employee leaked thousands of data records containing sensitive information, should be sufficient encouragement for any organisation to implement a security training and awareness programme.”

Attendees are also encouraged to speak to IT Governance’s experts in cyber risk and privacy management solutions by visiting IT Governance at stand 27. Visit the Data Protection World Forum website to register and see the agenda, including speakers and seminar topics.

As a leading single-source provider of cyber risk and privacy management solutions, IT Governance can support organisations in initiating and maintaining a compliance project through certified GDPR training courses, books, documentation toolkits, staff awareness, compliance tools and consultancy.

For more information on how IT Governance can help organisations comply with the GDPR, visit website, email servicecentre@itgovernance.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 800 7000.

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The Radicati Group Releases “Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Market, 2018-2022”

New study projects strong revenue growth for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Solutions over the next four years

Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions help organizations prevent non-compliant information sharing. ”

— Sara Radicati

PALO ALTO, CA, USA, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — New study projects strong revenue growth for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Solutions over the next four years

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Palo Alto, CA – November 12, 2018 – The Radicati Group’s latest study, “Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Market, 2018-2022” offers an in-depth analysis of the market for full, content-aware enterprise Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions are appliances, software, cloud services, and hybrid solutions that provide electronic data supervision and management to help organizations prevent non-compliant information sharing. These solutions serve to protect data at rest, data in use, and data in motion.

The study provides market size, installed base and revenue market share by vendor, four-year forecasts, breakouts by region and business size for the DLP market. It also provides a detailed analysis of key market players, including Clearswift, CoSoSys, Digital Guardian, Falcongaze, Fidelis Cybersecurity, Forcepoint, GTB Technologies, Matrix42, McAfee, SearchInform, Symantec, and Zecurion.

According to the study, the worldwide revenue for enterprise DLP solutions is expected to grow from $1.1 billion in 2018, to over $2.2 billion by 2022.

To order a copy of the study, or for additional information about our market research programs, please visit our web site at http://www.radicati.com.

About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group covers all aspects of email, security, information archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, social networking, instant messaging, unified communications, and more. The company provides both quantitative and qualitative information, including detailed market size, installed base and forecast information on a worldwide basis, as well as detailed country breakouts.

The Radicati Group advises corporate organizations to assist them in selecting the right products to fit their business needs, and also works with vendors to define the best strategic direction for their products. The Radicati Group also works with investment firms on a worldwide basis to identify and assess new investment opportunities.

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NoviFlow Unleashes Terabit Scale Switching with Faucet Open Source SDN Controller, NoviWare NOS and Barefoot Tofino

World’s First Deployment of Faucet with NoviFlow’s NoviWare NOS and P4-Programmable Terabit Scale Forwarding Plane with Barefoot Tofino-Powered Switch at SC18

By deploying Faucet on Barefoot Tofino, NoviFlow is proving that Faucet provides a compelling new SDN option for existing and greenfield networks with unprecedented price performance and flexibility.”

— Dominique Jodoin, President, and CEO of NoviFlow

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NoviFlow® Inc., a leading vendor of high-performance SDN network operating software (NOS), cybersecurity middleware and programmable network solutions, today announced that it has deployed its NoviWare NOS on Barefoot Networks’ P4-programmable Barefoot Tofino™-based 6.5 Tbps switches with the Faucet open source OpenFlow controller as part of SCinet, the SC Conference's dedicated high-capacity network.

Faucet moves network control functions (like routing protocols, neighbor discovery, and switching algorithms) to vendor independent server-based software, versus traditional router or switch embedded firmware, where those functions are easy to manage, test, and extend with modern systems management best practices and tools. Faucet controls OpenFlow compatible hardware, including switches using the 6.5 Tbps Barefoot Tofino networking chip with NoviFlow’s NoviWare NOS. Features of Faucet include:
• VLANs
• IPv4 and IPv6 support
• Static and BGP routing
• Flexible port and VLAN based Access Control Lists
• Port mirroring
• Vendor neutral stacking of OpenFlow switches
• Policy-based forwarding to offload processing to external systems (E.g., 802.1x via hostapd)
• Dataplane for NFV – Offload functions such as DHCP, NTP, Firewall, and IDS
• Grafana-based dashboards for monitoring
• Prometheus integration for monitoring and instrumentation of FAUCET
• Influxdb support for time-series OpenFlow port statistics
• Comprehensive test suite

Faucet has been deployed in production around the world. Some of the sites include REANNZ, AARNet, ESnet, Victoria University of Wellington, The University of Tokyo, WIDE Project, Toulouse Internet Exchange and WAND Group Waikato University.

This year, Faucet will be deployed as part of SCinet, the dedicated high-capacity network for the SC Conference, designed and built by volunteer experts from industry, academia, and government. Planning begins more than a year in advance of each SC Conference and culminates in a high-intensity installation that, for the duration of the conference, is the fastest and most powerful network in the world. NoviFlow’s NoviWare Network Operating System, the first commercially deployed SDN NOS for P4-programmable Barefoot Tofino-based Ethernet switches, will be running on Tofino-based hardware in the Faucet controlled part of SCinet. NoviWare is the SDN industry’s most complete and highest performance implementation of the OpenFlow 1.3/1.4/1.5 standard for use in switches, cybersecurity solutions, WAN IP/MPLS routers, network and VNF acceleration platforms, and other high-bandwidth data plans.

“Barefoot is pleased to see NoviFlow create a high-performance forwarding plane for Faucet features using Barefoot Tofino and the Barefoot P4 Studio Software Development Environment, enabling a switching platform to meet the stringent performance requirements of SC18’s SCinet,” said Arkadiy Shapiro, Product Line Manager, Core Software and Solution Partnerships at Barefoot Networks. “NoviFlow’s expertise in P4 and ability to leverage open source projects uniquely positions them to bring to market differentiated solutions for next-generation networks.”

According to Richard Nelson, Co-chair of the Faucet Foundation: “NoviFlow, a founding member of the Faucet Foundation, is a pioneer in programmable match-action pipelines. We see the deployment in SCinet of Faucet with Tofino hardware running NoviFlow’s NoviWare as an expression of confidence in the Faucet Controller, our organization, and in our efforts to foster an efficient, flexible and cost-effective Open Source SDN-controller solution.”

Says Dominique Jodoin, President, and CEO of NoviFlow: “NoviFlow’s participation in Faucet is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that our products support the widest range of Open Source OpenFlow controllers, and the use cases and usage models that each one enables. This commitment to openness has played a great part in NoviFlow’s products being chosen by educational institutions and national research networks around the globe including AARN, CISRO, FIU, KTH, NCSU, PSCNC, SURFNet, UNSW amongst many others. By deploying Faucet on Barefoot Tofino at SC18, NoviFlow is proving that in a world where fluid and flexible information technologies are increasingly the key to success, Faucet provides a compelling new SDN-based option for both existing and greenfield networks, with unprecedented price performance and flexibility.”

The Faucet OpenFlow Controller running on NoviWare/Tofino-powered switches will be featured in the SCinet at SC18, Nov. 12-16, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

ABOUT NOVIFLOW
NoviFlow Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance SDN Network Operating Software (NOS), Cybersecurity Middleware and Programmable Network Solutions to network carriers, data center operators, government agencies and enterprises seeking greater control, security and flexibility over their networks. NoviFlow has offices in Montreal, Boston, Sunnyvale and Seattle, and representatives in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. For more information, visit http://noviflow.com/. Follow NoviFlow on Twitter @NoviFlowInc.

ABOUT BAREFOOT NETWORKS
Barefoot Networks launched in 2016 after two years of developing technology that built switch silicon with a forwarding plane that is defined in software while not compromising on performance. Barefoot empowers network owners and their infrastructure partners to design, optimize, and innovate to meet their specific requirements and gain competitive advantage. In combining the P4 programming language with fast programmable switches, Barefoot has also created an ecosystem for compilers, tools, and P4 programs to make P4 accessible to anybody. Barefoot Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is backed by strategic investors including Alibaba, Dell Technology Capital, Google Inc., Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, and Tencent, and by premier venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed, and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit https://barefootnetworks.com/. Follow us on Twitter: @barefootnetwork.

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Ganapati Group’s G8C Takes Over Malta Blockchain Summit

G8C chartered the VIP investors’ lounge as well as the entire registration desk area and the 25-metre-long, 2-metre-high ‘Mega Wall’

ST. JULIAN'S, MALTA, November 10, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The highly anticipated Malta Blockchain Summit kicked off last week, from November 1st, in a bigger way than anyone had expected. The first day of the summit, held at the Intercontinental, saw in excess of 8,500 registered attendees, with over 300 companies exhibiting and a whole host of well-known thought leaders giving talks.

The event is said to have been the most highly attended in the blockchain sector this year, in true reflection of Malta’s current status as the world-leading Blockchain Island. The title is not undeserved, with the island welcoming the relocation of top cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance, and many more blockchain companies following suit, as a result of the July passing of three regulatory bills.

With this, Malta has succeeded in offering a welcoming, secure environment in which to operate for blockchain-based businesses, and as last week’s Blockchain Summit proved, it has managed to become the frontrunner of blockchain technology.

Among the many talking points of the two-day summit, one name in particular seemed to have significant coverage across the venue. G8C, or GanaEight Coin Limited, partnered with Malta Blockchain Summit to promote its new ICO, known as the G8C token. G8C chartered the VIP investors’ lounge, an exclusive space for private meetings, as well as the entire registration desk area and the 25-metre-long, 2-metre-high ‘Mega Wall’ – an unmissable brand exposure opportunity running alongside the main conference room.

G8C claims to be the instigator of the evolution of online casino into blockchain. It offers a new approach to iGaming by producing a token of stable value, which can be bet directly onto its very own original blockchain platform.

GanaEight Coin Limited’s COO, Juliet Adelstein, explains the concept of G8C and the intriguing term, “Anti-ICO,” used to describe it: “At GanaEight Coin, we believe the trend of listing tokens on exchanges simply to artificially inflate their value is over. Through our “Anti-ICO,” we are dedicated to building a transparent approach to creating value through blockchain platforms, in an entirely new way.”

It was undoubtedly not the first time hearing of G8C for many at the summit, as the token was launched in impressive fashion on October 30th at its own spectacular party at Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar. The launch was attended by hundreds of blockchain and iGaming VIPs, as well as Maltese government officials showing their support for the project. G8C’s presence was felt yet again at the following evening’s Malta Blockchain Awards, where the company sponsored two awards and was nominated for ICO of the Year.

With its innovative approach to blockchain, G8C’s prominent attendance at the Malta Blockchain Summit will almost certainly not be the last we see of it for the foreseeable future.

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Adaptive Computing Releases NODUS 3.0, Making it Easy to Rapidly Spin Up HPC Clusters and Move Workloads to the Cloud

Instantly launch or scale-up HPC clusters

By making it easy to rapidly spin up a cluster, NODUS will accelerate time to results for both commercial industry and research organizations.”

— Art Allen – CEO, Adaptive Computing

NAPLES, FL, USA, November 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Adaptive Computing announces the GA release of NODUS 3.0. NODUS is a highly flexible and extendable solution that allows HPC systems to “burst” additional workload to an external cloud automatically based on backlog or on demand, increasing capacity without adding hardware or capital expenditures.

The new version has all the features of previous versions and has scores of enhancements. Added features to this release include the ability to launch or scale-up HPC clusters in minutes. It can be installed anywhere, on our site, the customer site, or in the cloud. It facilitates instant access to all major cloud providers such as AWS, Google Could Platform, Oracle Cloud, and Azure. You can run test jobs, run custom jobs or run jobs on any of the major cloud providers and switch between them.

“This will solve cloud migration challenges for HPC organizations by making it easy to provision nodes in the cloud without requiring any new expertise or training,” said Art Allen, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “By making it easy to rapidly spin up HPC clusters, NODUS will accelerate time to results for both commercial industry and research organizations.”

NODUS enables HPC agility, seamless integration of cloud, and unlimited scale for HPC workloads. It is highly customizable, and extendable to satisfy multiple use cases and scenarios. Working in High-Performance Computing ecosystems can be very complex and one of the key challenges is migrating HPC workloads into cloud environments. NODUS has simplified this process and is making HPC cloud strategies more accessible than ever before.

About Adaptive Computing
Adaptive Computing manages some of the world’s largest computing installations. Our leadership in IT decision engine software has been recognized with over 45 patents and over a decade of battle-tested performance, resulting in a solid Fortune 500 and Top500 supercomputing customer base.

Adaptive Computing’s mission is to bring higher levels of decision, control, and self-optimization to the challenges of deploying and managing large and complex IT environments, so they accelerate business performance at a reduced cost.

For more information or to request a NODUS POC, contact Sue DeGram, Director of Marketing at Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Inc. sdegram@adaptivecomputing.com

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Easy Tips to Reduce Expenses and Save Money

There are so many little, often overlooked expenses that we do every day and often take for granted. Find out how to get rid of those here!

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Let’s be honest, saving money and living cheaply isn’t glamorous. You will never see your friend include a post on Instagram showing how much they’ve reduced their possessions and how much smaller their closet has become. In our materialistic society, saving money and reducing expenses isn’t sexy.

But you know what? Neither is debt. Living under debt essentially robs you of freedom. You don’t actually own your possessions. And accumulating interest means you will need to work longer, and forced to take on jobs that may pay higher, but are undesirable for other reasons.

Whether you are in debt or not, living simply is an understated virtue in our society. It promotes contentment with what we have, not with what we don’t have. It frees up more time to do with as you wish – travel, take up a hobby, spend time with friends or family. In other words, living simply allows you to have more freedom.

Below is a list of 11 easy hacks and tips to help you cut expenses, save money, and live simply. Some can be implemented immediately, whereas others (such as downsizing your home) require more advance planning.

1. Avoid Starbucks

This tip is so easy to implement, you will miss out on nothing, and is also quite possibly the most egregious way to spend more money than you have to. A coffee at Starbucks costs about $3.50 or more. Punch that figure up to 5-6$ if you want a ‘triple, half-caff, soy, no foam latte with blah-blah-blah’.

If you were to buy a coffee at Starbucks every weekday, at the end of one year, that will amount to a total expenditure of roughly $1,000.00. There’s a lot you can do with a thousand bucks.

Brewing your coffee from home, before you leave the house, will run you about 20 cents, will only take an extra minute of preparation (either the morning of or the night before), and will save you a sizable chunk of change.

2. Buy in Bulk
Costco is amazing. Even as a single guy, I view Costco as essential. Especially for items which don’t expire, such as laundry detergent, paper towels and batteries. Costco is known to sell their items virtually at cost. They only make money on their memberships. And the amount you will save each year will reimburse you that initial investment many times over.

Meats such as chicken, beef or fish can also be bought in bulk, and stored in your freezer until needed. Even if you only bought meat from Costco, it would be well worth the cost of the membership. Additionally, Costco and other wholesale clubs offer additional services like pharmacy, optical, and automotive departments that will save you money over buying them retail.

3. Brown bag it an extra once or twice a week

This is another easy way to save money. I like to make some extra food for dinner with enough left over for the next day’s lunch. It’s so convenient and tempting to buy lunch out, but bringing your own lunch even 2-3 times a week will save you hundreds of dollars per year, and even more if you’re following tip number 2 above.

4. Sell stuff you don’t need
All of us accumulate things we don’t need in our lives. Whether its clothes we never wear or that bike that’s collecting dust in our garage, Just put it up on Kijiji to make someone’s day and make you some extra spending money.

5. Reduce your Hydro rates
Advancements in technology have made once new technologies more affordable. LED lights are now just as affordable as incandescent bulbs, and they use 90% less energy. Another great option is to purchase a programmable thermostat. This allows you to automatically reduce your electricity usage during times you know you will be away from home. Check with your local hydro company or municipality before spending money on either of these items, as many cities will offer rebates and incentives to switch to LED’s and install programmable thermostats.

6. Ditch the Cable
Cord-cutting has become the new normal. Many millennials don’t see the need to pay 50$ a month for cable when Netflix is less than 10$ a month. Some are even forgoing Netflix and opting instead for Youtube and Android-based boxes with apps like Showbox, which allow you to stream channels for free.

Additionally, depending on where you live, you can get many local channels for free, in high definition, by using a digital antenna, such as Mohu Leaf. These devices cost around 35$ and are typically mounted near a window.

7. Use No-Fee banking services and credit cards

I personally don’t agree with having to pay money in order to use my money. Hence, my personal bank is <a href="https://www.simplii.com/en/home.html" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Simplii Financial</a>, which offers no-fee daily banking, free cheques, and unlimited, free E-Transfers. It is perfectly adequate for the needs of most people, but if you run your own business or have specific banking needs, you may want to consider opening an account with one of the bigger banks.

Try to find credit cards that offer good perks and benefits, but without the annual fee. Oftentimes that extra fee isn’t worth it, and you can find cards that offer similar services for free.

8. Use ETF’s rather than Mutual Funds
Mutual Funds have long been regarded as the easiest way for average folks to invest in the stock market, without having to follow individual stocks. But there are two downsides to these funds. One, they rarely outperform the market, and second, they aren’t cheap. Most mutual funds will chargearound 2% commission. That’s a sizable chunk of your investment.

Enter ETF’s, or Exchange Traded Funds. They can be bought and sold like a stock, and only cost a fraction of the price of Mutual Funds. An average commission rate for an ETF is around .2%.

Due to the increased demand for these products, there are currently ETF’s for virtually every sector.

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Adaptive Computing Partners With Google Cloud on HPC in the Cloud at SC18

Live Demos of Cloud Bursting will take place at the Google Booth #1604

We are delighted to collaborate with Google Cloud to offer our customers access to unlimited HPC compute resources available through GCP”

— Arthur Allen, CEO of Adaptive Computing

NAPLES, FL, UNITED STATES, November 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Adaptive Computing Enterprises, a world leader in dynamically optimizing large-scale HPC computing environments, will demonstrate Cloud Bursting to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with its NODUS Cloud Bursting solution during SC18, the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis in Dallas, Texas from November 12 – 15.

Brad Serbu, Chief Solution Architect at Adaptive Computing, will be presenting at the Google Cloud Theater (booth #1604) on Tuesday, November 13 from 2 pm – 2:30 pm CST, and Wednesday, November 14 from 11:30 am – 12 pm CST. The presentation, titled “Seamlessly Access Unlimited HPC Compute Resources Available in Google Cloud Platform with NODUS by Adaptive Computing,” will cover the scenario where an HPC system has reached more than 100 percent of its workload capacity and user requirements can’t be accommodated. Adaptive Computing will demonstrate how easy it is to burst additional HPC workload to GCP automatically or on demand, eliminating backlog.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Google Cloud to offer our customers access to unlimited HPC compute resources available through GCP,” said Arthur Allen, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “Adaptive will demonstrate how to launch and scale up High Performance Computing resources in GCP and show how to solve cloud migration challenges.”

In addition to the presentations at the Google Cloud Theater, live demonstrations of NODUS are currently scheduled at Google’s booth (#1604) on Wednesday, November 14 from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST.

One-on-one live demonstrations will also be offered at the Adaptive Computing booth# 2406.

Sue DeGram
Adaptive Computing Enterprises Inc.
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Source: EIN Presswire