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How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual – ReadWrite

How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual – ReadWrite | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
The concept of virtual work has many names, from telecommuting and teleworking to distributed companies and remote workers. And virtual companies can be structured in several ways: 1. Lead a distributed workforce, ...
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No Bubble: The Contingent Workforce Is Here to Stay - Human ...

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When a country's economy is recovering from a down period like the recession, companies often look toward contingent workforce solutions to stay afloat — it makes a lot of sense. Firms that may have taken a financial hit in ...
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Selecting the Right Contingent Workforce Consultant | The Staffing ...

Selecting the Right Contingent Workforce Consultant | The Staffing ... | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
I was having a conversation a few days back with a former colleague around our favorite topic, contingent workforce solutions. We tossed around ideas that would surely revolutionize the thought process around contingent ...
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4 Strategies for Avoiding Healthcare Reform Penalties for Contingent Employees - The National Law Journal

4 Strategies for Avoiding Healthcare Reform Penalties for Contingent Employees - The National Law Journal | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
The National Law Journal 4 Strategies for Avoiding Healthcare Reform Penalties for Contingent Employees The National Law Journal Contingent workers—such as independent contractors, leased employees, and part-time employees—typically are not...
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ZeroChaos Hosts 2013 Conference Series to Challenge the Status ...

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More than ever, companies are using contingent labor as a strategic resource to transform fixed costs into variable costs, create organizational agility, and improve their workforce quality. But not all methods for managing this ...
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5 Ways to Embrace Temporary Workers

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What was once used more in times of desperation, the use of temporary workers has become more and more common in today's flexible work environment. Here are important steps to improve culture for temporary workers.

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SkyDrive, Windows 8 Ease Cloud Data Storage Synchronization

SkyDrive, Windows 8 Ease Cloud Data Storage Synchronization | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
SkyDrive is the latest version of Windows Live Folders, which is a cloud-based storage system from Microsoft.

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Intranet Focus » Virtual team development – the role of senior ...

The focus of the discussion shifted into a fascinating discussion about companies who transform a physical team into a virtual team without understanding the implications, above all how to maintain the highest possible levels ...
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Maxthon adds cloud storage, sharing and more to its browser on ...

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The revamped web browser has a number of new features to tempt users over from Chrome, Firefox and other popular alternatives, including cloud push – which allows anyone with a Maxthon Passport account to push web ...
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AT&T Sees 'New Era' as Cloud Services Combine With Faster 4G - Bloomberg

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AT&T Sees 'New Era' as Cloud Services Combine With Faster 4G
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Expanding the services will enable users to stream stored data and content from cloud services at faster rates and with lower delays, Stephenson said.
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Why "Temp" Is No Longer A Four-Letter Word

Why "Temp" Is No Longer A Four-Letter Word | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it

Increasingly, companies like Rushforth’s turn to contract workers to fill employment gaps. These gaps occur for many reasons. Employees leave temporarily for a newborn baby or a sabbatical. A project requires a programming expert. Seasonal events, such as tax preparation, require short-term staff to handle demand.
No matter how an employment gap occurs, hiring contractors offers several advantages over the standard hiring process associated with full-time workers.

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CBJ: Forecasting the future of cloud computing

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As cloud-based computing gains in popularity and power, businesses and educators need to rethink training for the next generation of computer science specialists, and for students, in general, according to tech-based business leaders and two...

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Goes on to talk about the future about cloud computing 

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Security is no key issue anymore. The move to cloud computing will go on!

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Beaming Virtual Desktops - ARNnet

Beaming Virtual Desktops ARNnet Nextgen Distribution's latest partnership with US-based desktop Cloud computing provider, V3 Systems, is aimed at grow the company's virtual desktops offerings in the region, building on its success in the US and...
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The Rise of the New Contract Worker - Harvard Business Review

The Rise of the New Contract Worker - Harvard Business Review | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
Some contingent workers say they are seeking better work/life balance; others want to create or design their own careers by choosing the kind of work or projects that create a unique set of skills, making them more desirable ...
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EMC: The Virtual Company - Seeking Alpha

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EMC (EMC) appears to be making great strides in the virtual computing arena. The company noted its Q3 2012 earnings call held on October 24, 2012 that revenue for its virtual solution offering VMWare increases 20% over ...
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Contingent Workforce Interactive Panel Discussion with Industry Experts: HR Human Resources

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HR.com is the largest community for HR professionals featuring articles, news, webcasts, events, white papers, discussion forums, templates, forms and best practices on leadership, performance managem...

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Andrew Patterson meets a virtual company who have developed a ...

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New Zealand's most popular independent financial site, interest.co.nz Helping you make financial decisions.
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The CloudOS arrives: Map your cloud journey with real tools ...

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John Joyner lays out the benefits of Microsoft's CloudOS, which consolidates all the tools needed to manage a modern hybrid cloud platform.
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Is Freelancing More Secure Than Traditional Employment?

Is Freelancing More Secure Than Traditional Employment? | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
One of the more interesting data points from the MBO Partners State of Independence surveys is how independent workers (freelancers, temps, self-employed, etc.) look at job security.
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Erika Watson's curator insight, November 1, 2013 8:56 AM

For many freelancing allows risk to be spread across several clients - the number who feel freelancing is more secure as a result than traditional employment, seems to be rising. 

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Embarrassing lapse in Microsoft online security cuts off 'cloud computing' access to business customers

Embarrassing lapse in Microsoft online security cuts off 'cloud computing' access to business customers | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
Microsoft unwittingly let an online security certificate expire Friday, triggering a worldwide outage in an online service that stores data for a wide range of business customers.

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Cloud Continues to Move Into the Mainstream - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Cloud Continues to Move Into the Mainstream
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Royal Dutch Shell plc, the largest company in the world by revenue, could afford to build all the data centers that it desires.
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Personal Cloud Market is estimated to grow from $6.6 billion in 2013 ...

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[176 Pages Report] Personal cloud market report categorizes the global (Storage, Computing & Services) market in terms of revenues and also for forecasting the revenues and analyzing the trends. | Virtual Strategy ...
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The PC of 2023 is your smartphone and cloud - ZDNet

The PC of 2023 is your smartphone and cloud - ZDNet | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
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The PC of 2023 is your smartphone and cloud
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When I re-read my original piece, it's clear I did not take into account a number of important trends in semiconductor technology as well as the speed of cloud services adoption.
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Independent Workers Make Up a Third of the Workforce

Independent Workers Make Up a Third of the Workforce | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
The metros and occupations where independent workers earn the most. 

A recent report estimates that there are about 17 million full-employed freelancers, or independent workers, a number than swells to more than 40 million, roughly a third of the workforce, when you include temps, part-timers, contractors, contingent workers, and those who are under-employed or work without employer-sponsored health insurance, 401Ks or FLEX accounts, according to a post by Whitney Johnson in the Harvard Business ReviewFor obvious reasons t's hard to get detailed geographic data on freelancers, but we can get very good figures on the number of Americans who are self-employed.  

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Eyeing An IPO, Box Doubles Down On Device, Content And Login Security For Cloud Storage Platform

Eyeing An IPO, Box Doubles Down On Device, Content And Login Security For Cloud Storage Platform | Move to the Cloud | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that cloud storage company Box is preparing for a public offering in the next year. Part of the company’s growth strategy for the year is being able to go after large enterprise clients.
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