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Author Archives: David Ponce

How To Ship Your Technology Quickly And Compliantly

With media being consumed on demand faster that ever before, with companies like Netflix making TV shows and movies available for streaming just months after their release to please users, it’s imperative that the signals used to transmit content are reliable. Cloud-based service providers that exist for social, entertainment-based, informative, or professional purposes are all expanding globally to reach a larger client base. Conversely, those who’ve already expanded internationally still require the IT equipment used to supply their service to be shipped securely, and on time. These clients require technology resellers from whom they can lease these necessary goods, it’s an opportunity to enter a global market like no other, so why do so many value-added resellers choose to stay local?

What many cloud-based service providers don’t realize is just how complex cross-border transactions can be, particularly for the reseller whose responsibility it is to have the goods cleared upon arrival. Technology is treated with high sensitivity at the customs of most countries, and because there is no conventional customer, often an Importer of Record is hired so the goods may be cleared compliantly. Before this process can take place, there is also a pre-approval process to contend with that requires the exporting entity to prepare all the correct paperwork including a commercial invoice, freight delivery waybill, and other pieces of customs support documentation like permits and further certifications.

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Tech Our Grandparents Never Saw Coming

Back to the Future II is an interesting case study in futurism in film, but it’s also a fun way of looking at our expectations of where technology was going to go. In 1989, we thought there was a good chance we’d be on hoverboards and flying cars powered by our waste products. Who could have predicted Nike would file a patent for self-lacing shoes?

Sci-fi drives our passion for technology and the innovations we make in real life. We jokingly talk about home surveillance like a throwback to Big Brother in the book 1984. Today, home monitoring systems are common and safe. The entire smart home is something our grandparents never saw coming, but they actually did have some equivalents back then that might surprise you.

Door Shakers and Home Security
Post World War I, theft became a major issue as folks struggled to protect property. Americans realized home security was a challenge, and that one needed to work hard to protect what one had earned. Burglar alarms were sold that would create loud noises in the event of a break in, but the door itself remained a weak point in home security.

Enter “door shakers”.

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What Exactly is Cloud ERP?

If you’re a top-level business executive advised by an outside computer consultant to try a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, it’s understandable why you might be curious about the suggestion. How can this software resolve the inaccuracies, inefficiencies, low productivity, high costs, and low revenues in your organization?

ERP functionality is far different from any other enterprise software you have used in your business. Cloud ERP in particular can help your organization streamline system integration and cloud computing.

Some Basic Definitions
1. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
The best way to understand how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) works is to think of it as a way of unifying your computer systems. You’re connecting core parts into a single, digitized experience.

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Learn About Board Meeting Software At The Credit Union Conference Of The Year

The following article is sponsored. – Ed.

Credit unions across the United States are getting ready for the 40th annual Directors and CEOs Leadership Convention in Las Vegas this year. It promises keynote speakers like Dan Rather and industry experts like Jim Blaine, Gabor George Burt, Lynn Heckler, and many more providing strategies for improving your credit union’s lending practices, increasing its profits, handling the growing trend of mergers, and improving membership recruitment as well as guidance on how to grow your credit union, lead successful boards of directors, and find out about inspiring new solutions to issues facing the credit union movement. If you’re worried about complying with new regulations on credit unions, recruiting a new generation of leaders, improving your marketing strategy in a digital era, or reaching out to Millennial members, this year won’t be a conference to miss.

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The People, Planet, and Profit of Technology

The advancement of technology over the past two decades has been tremendous. Specifically, in the realm of mobile devices which includes smartphones, handheld gaming systems, laptop computers, tablets, eBook readers, and more. The capabilities of these devices are remarkable and what would have been considered science fiction less than a generation ago. The most important thing individuals can do to protect people, the planet, and their own personal budget is to ensure their devices remain functional for as long as possible. This can be done with iPhone 6 cases, tablet sleeves, laptop cases, briefcases, or backpacks designed to protect mobile devices.

People Helping People
Ensuring that your smartphone, laptop, tablet or other mobile device is kept in pristine condition isn’t just beneficial for you on a personal level. When you decide it is time to upgrade to a new device the old one can be repurposed to help other people. When a device has been protected, it is still a valuable communication and information asset for those in need.

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New Vaping Regulations and What They Mean

As of late last month, vaping in the UK is now regulated in a manner similar to tobacco. This despite growing evidence indicating e-cigarettes are 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes. For those on the selling side of the aisle, these changes amount to logistical and legal headaches going forward, not to mention potential harm to sales. For those on the buyer’s side, the new regulations add up to inconvenience but little more.

E-cigarette buyers and sellers caught off-guard by news of these changes need not fret – here is what you need to know:

Size Matters
The new vape restrictions most noticeable are those involving size limits. E-juice bottles over 10mL in size can no longer be legally sold without proper registration (see below). Whereas e-cigarette users were formerly able to buy 30ml e-juice bottles and even 100mL ones as well, such quantities are no longer available in the UK. This creates a particularly difficult challenge for mail order e-juice suppliers, such as Zamplebox, who specialize in 15ml bottles, just over the legal size. If UK demand for their services continues, such companies may consider altering operations to sell the smaller bottles. However, time will tell if this is a viable solution.

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Making the Investment in a Smart Home Security System

Smart homes are clearly the way of the future. Every day new smart home technology is being created to make our lives easier, simpler and safer. If you’ve already covered the smart home basics, it’s time to turn your attention to advanced smart home systems.

One of the best investments you can make is a smart home security system. It might cost more upfront, but these systems provide superior protection for your entire home, including all the expensive smart home gadgets that are inside.

Why Smart Home Security is a Better Investment Than Traditional Systems
To fully understand the real world differences between smart home security and traditional security we got the opinion of the pros at Black Hat Security. They offer home security in Phoenix that’s based on the latest technology. To get an idea of why smart home security is superior, all you have to do is consider how the equipment works.

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Most Awaited Focusvape Tourist vs Dr Dabber Boost Challenge


If you know of the very popular and somewhat new, The Focusvape Vaporizer, then the Tourist vaporizer by Focusvape will seem a little familiar at first blush. This versatile little monster can handle both herbs and concentrates but it does so with more finesse than other herbs and concentrate multi-mode personal vaporizers. It seem a bit new in the market but various reputable smoke shops are already stocking Focusvape Tourist in Canada. So let’s jump right in and take a deeper look at how the Focusvape Tourist compares to something like the mighty Dr. Dabber Boost, a perennial favourite that seems to never let vape lovers down.

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The Technology That Drives Tesla Cars

The Tesla Model 3 is the most hotly anticipated vehicle of a generation, and news has just been announced that the design has been finalized and production will begin by the end of 2017. The Tesla Model 3 is the third generation of this game-changing automobile and, with a mass-market price point, it’s set to permanently alter the automobile market. Plus, there are number of local governments providing incentives for purchasing electric cars. As government incentives and great infrastructure investments improve driving conditions for electric cars, you can bet that they are going quickly going to become ubiquitous.

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