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Coronavirus is causing a mental health pandemic
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Coronavirus is causing a mental health pandemic

Contributed by Darren Hockley, managing director of the UK-based e-Learning provider DeltaNet International. According to the UK’s Office for Naitonal Statistics, (ONS) almost one in five adults in Great Britain are experiencing some sort of depression during the coronavirus pandemic. As business leaders, we would be amiss to ignore the impact this will undoubtedly have on our workforce, bearing in mind a staggering 70 million working days are lost each year in the UK due to mental health problems—and all signs point to this figure rising. More than this, as employers, we shouldn’t forget the duty of care we owe to our employees. Indeed, it’s one of the reasons health and safety training exists: All reasonable steps must be taken to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of those in ou...
Sisense and Adobe: Custom Analytics + Custom Visuals
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Sisense and Adobe: Custom Analytics + Custom Visuals

Blog We’re stronger when we work together. In our Partner Showcase, we highlight the amazing integrations, joint projects, and new functionalities developed with companies like Adobe and others. You didn’t become a product developer to leave your dreams and visions half-realized. When it comes to building amazing apps, design matters. The Sisense data and analytics platform already gives you unparalleled flexibility when it comes to what you can do with your data as you embed insights into your product. Now, enhanced integration with two heavy-hitter Adobe Creative Cloud programs, XD and Photoshop, takes your ability to create and deploy custom visuals to new heights. Design reigns supreme It’s not just enough for your app to employ data and analytics in interesting, compelling ways, it...
Foley & Lardner LLP report shows less reliance on China
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Foley & Lardner LLP report shows less reliance on China

Manufacturing executives expect their supply chains to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic looking quite different than they did previously, according to a new survey conducted by the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP. The adaptation of supply chains to the new global world economy had already started before the U.S.-China trade war and COVID started, and these events have accelerated the process of redefining global supply chains. These findings mirror observations recently made by Michael Gravier is a Professor of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at Bryant University, in LM's sister publication, Supply Chain Management Review. Foley delved deeper into the issues highlighted in the survey in its newly published Accelerating Trends: Assessing the Supply Chain in a Post-Pandemic World,...
What is a Public Cloud?
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What is a Public Cloud?

History Once upon a time before public cloud, each Internet service was hosted on the servers of its provider. For example, a University would have a room full of servers dedicated to providing computing power and data storage to its lecturers and students. Over time, some of this hosting model was outsourced to third-party companies (ISPs) which could focus on managing the servers (hardware) while the service provider (you) would rent that hardware and deploy their Internet services (software) there. In recent years, cloud computing emerged as the next evolution of this paradigm: the hardware was paired with managed software that made it a lot easier to develop powerful Internet services. The public cloud was born. What Is A Public Cloud? The public cloud is composed of pay-per-usage cl...
3 Ways to Improve Your IFM’s
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3 Ways to Improve Your IFM’s

Your IFM's should be the most productive and most important time spent with your sales reps every week. For those unfamiliar with the acronym IFM, it stands for Individual Focus Meeting. What is an IFM? It's what our team at The Center for Sales Strategy (CSS) calls your weekly one-on-one meetings with your salespeople (CSS loves to create an acronym for more common sales terms to keep you on your toes.) Numerous studies support the fact that one-on-one meetings have a large impact on your team’s performance. So, if you’re struggling with IFM’s, it’s time to prioritize and improve with these three tips. (more…)
Freight TSI shows August declines, reports Bureau of Transportation Statistics
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Freight TSI shows August declines, reports Bureau of Transportation Statistics

By LM Staff · October 21, 2020 The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) saw sequential and annual declines in August, the most recent month for which data is available. According to BTS officials, the Freight TSI measures the month-to-month changes in freight shipments in ton-miles, which are then combined into one index. The index measures the output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and consists of data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines and airfreight. The August reading—at 131.1—was off 1.3% compared to July and was down 7.4% compared to August 2020. This decline followed three months of increase...
How to Find, Monitor, and Beat Your Competition
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How to Find, Monitor, and Beat Your Competition

Affiliate Disclosure: DreamHost maintains relationships with some of our recommended partners, so if you click through a link and purchase, we may receive a commission. We only recommend solutions we believe in. Everyone wants to get ahead of their competition. But there’s far more to love about monitoring the competition than just the satisfaction of beating them in the search results. In short, you can learn a lot from your competitors. What they’re doing right. What they’re doing wrong. Or simply, what they’re doing. And you can use all this information to your advantage, especially as a small business owner. But first, you need to find out who your competitors are (or check that those you think you’re competing against, are actually your competition). ...
3 Places Economic Consultants Can Work after College
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3 Places Economic Consultants Can Work after College

If there’s one thing on college students’ minds in their last couple of years of school, it’s where they’ll be able to use their degree and find employment after graduation. Either that or they wonder how they can expand their horizons by continuing to go to school to further their education. Research has found that more than 65% of people with economic degrees get employment within six months of graduation, while many others enroll in graduate school. Not only does that sound promising for students enrolled in this degree program, but it should give them the confidence to start looking for possible work even before their degree is in their hands. Here are three places that economic consultants can work after college. Economic Consulting Firms Economic consulting firms are a great choice...
Affiliate Marketing Strategies That Work
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Affiliate Marketing Strategies That Work

This past decade affiliate marketing has grown in popularity as a way to earn passive income. As a result, most companies have come to offer an affiliate program for their products. The reason for this trend is that affiliate marketing creates a win-win situation for all involved in the business exchange. This article will include a few insights from successful affiliate marketers about strategies they use, along with the top six affiliate marketing strategies you need to employ today. What is Affiliate Marketing? Affiliate marketing is the process of promoting other company’s products and earning a commission of the revenue. A three way transaction takes place within affiliate marketing. An affiliate recommends a product and refers a customer to purchase the product from a company. This...
National diesel average falls for the sixth time in seven weeks, reports EIA
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National diesel average falls for the sixth time in seven weeks, reports EIA

By LM Staff · October 20, 2020 After heading up for the first time in six weeks a week ago, the national average price per gallon of diesel gasoline headed down again, the for week of October 19, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Falling 0.007 cents, this week’s national average came in at $2.388 per gallon. This came on the heels of a 0.008-cent increase to $2.395 per gallon, for the week of October 12, which followed a 0.007-cent decline, to $2.387 per gallon, for the week of October 5. That was preceded by a 0.010-cent decline, to $2.394 per gallon, for the week of September 28 and a 0.018-cent decline to $2.404 per gallon, for the week of September 21. The national diesel average ...