5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday July 9 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Tuesday, July 9, 2019:#1) Wilmington Board of Assessors MeetingThe Wilmington Board of Assessors meets at 11am in Town Hall’s Small Conference Room. Read the agenda HERE.#2) Wilmington Planning Board MeetingThe Wilmington Planning Board meets at 7:30pm in Town Hall’s Room 9. Read the agenda HERE.#3) The 60’s, Moon Memories and More: A Joint Program Between Library, Senior Center & WCTVThe 60s shout beehive hairdos, bell bottom pants, granny glasses, and more. It was the era of JFK and the race to the moon, Vietnam, and civil rights. Do you have memories or personal photos you would like to share of this decade? Do you have memories of the moon landing? If so, stop by the Buzzell Senior Center from 9am to 1 pm and share them! WCTV will do the recording (oral recording if you prefer not to be videotaped); photos will be scanned on site and returned.  Help us capture the spirit of the 60s!#4) Angels In Motions MeetingAngels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.#5) Town Beach Open The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, July 16, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, August 6, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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IBM Says Cloud Business Enjoying Breakthrough Year

first_img This story originally appeared on Reuters IBM aims to expand the number of data centers it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, after what a company executive said has been a “breakthrough year” in 2014 for its cloud computing business.IBM has quadrupled the number of cloud data facilities it offers around the world to 49 in the past 18 months, responding in part to laws requiring the local retention of data following revelations over U.S. government Web surveillance as well as increased corporate compliance rules.The company said on Wednesday it has now struck a partnership with data center provider Equinix Inc for nine more cloud centers in Australia, France, Japan, Singapore, The Netherlands and the United States.In addition the company is opening up three new cloud computer facilities of its own in Germany, Mexico and Japan.The information technology giant, which is contending with a change in its classic business mix of software and outsourcing services as corporate clients focus on reaching their customers via the Internet and mobile phones, said its own cloud business is having a banner year.”We have had a really good year. We would call it a breakthrough year in cloud,” Angel Luiz Diaz, vice president in charge of IBM’s cloud computing business, told Reuters.IBM’s cloud revenue amounted to $4.4 billion in 2013 and was up by 50 percent in the first nine months of this year, it reported in October, making it one of IBM’s fastest-growing businesses, although it still accounts for only a fraction of the $94 billion in total revenues which IBM is expected by analysts to generate this year.Diaz declined to comment on the company’s performance during the fourth quarter but IBM has announced multi-year deals in recent weeks worth a total of more than $4 billion that are fuelling the company’s expansion in data centers.The company’s cloud computing services let companies mix classic computing jobs with new ways of working, a twist on the largely consumer-facing cloud services made popular by Amazon’s Web Services, Google and Microsoft.IBM, along with rivals Hewlett-Packard and EMC’s VMware, offer “hybrid cloud” services that let customers run key business data on private, internal networks along with consumer-facing public cloud systems.Such hybrids provide companies with certain speed, security and regulatory advantages but at similar costs as public clouds, said industry analyst Charles King of the firm Pund-IT. Mixed systems also let customers move their existing business software to the Internet over several years rather than in one big leap.So far this quarter IBM has set major deals with airline Lufthansa, Dutch bank ABN AMRO, advertising giant WPP, audio electronics maker Woox Innovations in Hong Kong and the Dow Water arm of Dow Chemical.IBM has also put in place a variety of technology partnership deals with SAP, Microsoft, Tencent, AT&T and Intel to give its customers more flexibility in running other major business systems on IBM cloud networks.IBM also said on Wednesday it had reached a cloud services deal with National Express Group Plc to enable the UK-based bus and trains operator to offer commuters up-to-the-minute train schedules and what it said would be Britain’s first postcode-to-postcode journey planner.(Editing by Greg Mahlich) Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer 3 min read December 18, 2014 Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Listen Nowlast_img read more

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If Your Office Resembles The Office Consider Better Communications Software

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Unified Communications (UC) is a way of integrating various communications tactics to help employees run an office, business or program. UC helps to improve productivity within businesses, better manage relationships with customers and employees, and increases overall office efficiency. This integration can empower someone who is instrumental in running an office smoothly, such as the office manager.Just for fun, let’s take a look at a few iconic examples of office managers. These over-the-top characters may not be the ideal office manager for your business, but they definitely set a memorable tone and culture in their fictional organizations.First we have Michael Scott of “The Office.”Image credit: NBCLovable, loyal to a fault to his employees (except for HR), and always good for innovative, yet horribly misguided ideas or comments.Next, there’s Bill Lumbergh from “Office Space.”Image credit: Century Fox StudiosHe’s all about sticking to processes, regardless of whether they actually make sense or are effective in any way. He thinks he’s great at communicating with his employees, but we all know his employees actually fantasize about physically harming him.Lastly, we have Ron Swanson from “Parks and Recreation.”Image credit: NBCHe is a bit distant, believes in a hands-off management style and just wants people to leave him alone. In fact, his very belief system about government leaves him to believe his own job is a complete waste of money.To do their jobs well, Michael, Bill, Ron and real-world office managers need to understand all the different roles in a company and be aware of how each of them work together. So what role does UC really play in the office manager’s work life?Here are a few of the major ways that incorporating UC and integrating communications features into an office can provide the tools to make the office manager’s job easier:Presence: Integrating communications tasks gives each user the ability to update his or her status, like “in a meeting” or “at lunch.” An office manager is able to see what’s going on with employees and make adjustments to staffing levels and coverage, as necessary.Reporting: Both real-time and on-demand reports are available to ensure office goals are being met.Switchboard: The switchboard gives users visibility into the communications of the entire office. View who’s on the phone with whom, status information, real-time statistics and more on a single screen.Lumbergh would use visibility features to know where his employees are without directly communicating with them and to increase the number of traditional reports he values, even if they are counterproductive.Related: 5 Tools That Keep Team Communications UntangledTraining – Office managers need a way to ensure the level of customer service they expect from their staff is actually happening in day-to-day calls.Monitor/Whisper/Barge: For training purposes, monitor allows managers to silently listen in to a call; whisper gives them the ability to not only listen, but provide real-time feedback by talking to their employee without the customer hearing. If an employee needs supervisory help on a call, the manager can barge and become part of that call with a click of a button.Call recording: Managers are busy and oftentimes can’t listen to live calls. Call recording provides another way to ensure high-quality performance from employees. Calls can be recorded on the fly, or scheduled and automatically recorded.Swanson likes to fish, hunt and be away from the office, so call recording would be quite handy for him to monitor his employees’ phone calls without having to be in the office during the time of the call.Related: 4 Ways to Make Middle Managers Better LeadersCustomer experience: Office managers can help to deliver superior customer service.Mobility: Powerful mobility features allow staff to stay in contact with customers from anywhere. Make, receive, transfer and record right from your smartphone.Messaging: Office managers can control messaging and the call flow through a very simple interface. Now, if the office delays opening because of weather, you can make your customers aware with a few easy clicks.Call routing: In the past, calls came to specific people, and if those people weren’t available, the customer was out of luck, or at best, got to leave a message. With easy-to-configure call routing, customers are able to reach the correct people, even if the first choice is on the phone.Being able to be in constant contact with his employees through these messaging and calling features would be ideal for Scott. He may not know how to properly tell someone to call him “ASAP,” but he believes they are his best friends, so Scott would definitely take advantage of these features to stay connected with them both in and out of the office.This is just the beginning of the benefits of UC for the office manager, and providing a variety of tools to help them carry out their role will lead to a smoother, more successfully run office and company as a whole.Related: Distracted and Overwhelmed Employees Are Costing You Big. Try These 3 Fixes.  May 7, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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Youth gets 2 year suspended sentence

first_imgA youth has been given a one to two year suspended sentence after grievously injuring a man in Comino.The male is a 22 year old originally from Montenegro but is residing in Żebbuġ Gozo.He was charged in court yesterday after grievously injuring a 45 year old man on the 24th July at Santa Maria Bay on Comino. The court determined that he didn’t hurt the victim intentionally.He was also charged with breaching the peace.The defendant pled guilty to the charges.WhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more

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