Terrifying or exciting, the future is coming and the Internet of Things, specifically wearables, are going to be a major part of it. If you’re glancing down at your Apple Watch and thinking about how you’re already there, then think again. According this infographic from Futurism, Wearables are just getting started.
Scroll through the infographic below and begin to get inspired. Apparently it won’t be long before we can expect to have more clothes like smart jackets, accessories like wearable translators, and even body parts like artificial kidneys. What are you most excited about? Do you think the future of wearables will increase our quality of life like the infographic suggests, or are we starting to go too far?
The best way to predict the future of any industry is to talk directly with those who are working in it every day. That’s exactly what ITSM.tools and ManageEngine did earlier this year when they set out to understand the future of corporate IT organizations and, more specifically, IT Service Management (ITSM). With a mission to avoid standard ITSM survey questions, they asked ITSM professionals ten questions related to potential future challenges and opportunities.
The survey resulted in their IT Service Management Future Readiness Report which discusses new technologies and changing IT roles. You can see all of the details on their website, but if you’d like a quick summary, check out this infographic which ManageEngine also created. In summary, ITSM professionals are predicting a challenging future. Would you agree?
Every memorable Thanksgiving dinner has at least one hero. The person who managed to lead the way in bringing everyone together, whipping up a delicious feast, cleaning the house, and sending everyone home with full bellies and a smile. It may seem like some sort of magic is required to pull all of that off, but reality is, among other skills, time management is probably one of your Thanksgiving Hero’s biggest strengths.
You may never be your family’s Thanksgiving Hero, but the right time management skills can help you become the project hero for your client. People will think you used witchcraft to get the entire team to deliver their work on time, all while going above and beyond to ensure no detail is spared. To get started, have a look at this infographic from Everwise.
Anybody who’s worked around technology knows to never let your guard down when it comes to IT security. Just when you think you’re safe, within a simple click, your computer or entire network could be hacked, putting everything on pause until things are back to normal.
Nobody wants to deal with this stress so we do everything we can be minimize vulnerabilities. An item we rarely think twice about is which browser we’re using. After all, if I’m using the most popular one, should it not also be the most secure? According to this infographic from WhoIsHostingThis, that would be a false assumption.
Keep scrolling to learn which internet browsers have the most vulnerabilities, how to take matters into your own hands and secure yourself in those browsers, and learn about less popular browsers that were build specifically for privacy.
It is your first contract that requires you to manage people, and you are both excited and nervous. There are lots of new skills you will need to learn in order to manage your team to achieve primary goals without wasting resources, and undermining on your team’s stability. This may see scary, but with these useful managerial tips you can keep on top of your tasks.
In this infographic, Acuity Training emphasizes 10 tips for first time mangers to follow in the workplace that will ensure optimal team performance. Discover what it takes to be a successful leader, prioritize your goals, and motivate your team.
Hackers seem to be getting more and more clever as time goes by. With cybersecurity improving, hackers are always finding new ways to break into digital systems to steal sensitive data. A recent survey found that a large majority of hackers (73%) note that traditional security firewalls and antivirus are irrelevant, meaning that they could be easily by passed on your device.
In this infographic, Thycotic reveals a survey that was given to hackers. This survey says a lot about the worst cybersecurity practices, and gives insight into security hacking. These astonishing survey results are a wakeup call to boost your cybersecurity efforts. Find out how to protect yourself against cybercriminals today!
If you are a professional who organizes international meetings and events it is almost guaranteed that you will have phone conversations with your planning partners overseas. Many opportunities can arise from these meetings and events; however, there can also be many challenges.
This infographic from Toll Free Forwarding highlights all of the different kinds of etiquettes found in various overseas locations. Did you know that it is impolite to say ‘no’ in India, or that it shows enthusiasm when occasionally interrupting a conversation in France? With this infographic, you can learn how to prevent communication mishaps while dealing with business across borders be it over the phone or face-to-face.
Are you coming back from the long weekend feeling tired of working the same old boring job? Are you looking to spice things up with something fresh, fun and exciting?
In this Infographic, Big Assignments Australia shows us that there are many jobs out there to choose from, maybe even some that you did not know existed. From paper towel sniffer to a professional sleeper – who knows – you might just be qualified for one of these extraordinary professions! Or… maybe an IT contractor is still the best fit for you.
||By Graeme Bakker,
Delivery Manager at Eagle
In this competitive market, recruiters know that independent contractors are on the go and don’t always have time to speak with them on the phone or read large emails containing job specs. In the technical savvy world we live in, social media is something that we ALL use. With more and more millennials hitting the job market, recruiters are aware of how they find their information. Sure, most people check their email and texts first thing in the morning but the vast majority of us check Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram as part of our daily routine… over and over and over again.
While recruiters are always trying to broaden their network and be in contact with their independent contractors, contractors can take a look at this infographic from Betterteam and find ways to make communication on the go in a more reliable and time saving way. Yes, this is an infographic that is geared towards recruiters, but this is something that contractors should be aware of — recruiters like technology too!
Speak with your recruiters about how to share information through social media accounts. For example, with recruiters whom you have built trust, give them your twitter handle so that they can send you a direct message with a link to the job description. If you trust your recruiter to know your resume and your particulars when looking for a role, this is an easy way of cutting through the fat and communicate on the go. Here are a few additional tips to leverage social media:
- Use skype or periscope to talk with your recruiters about the roles that are coming across their desk.
- In your LinkedIn profile, add a description of the role you are looking for with some key skills that make you stand out from the crowd.
- Include career and job-related hashtags that directly relate to the roles you are looking to pursue.
- Add photos or quick stories on Instagram about your past experiences at companies that you have worked with to show how engaging you are when at work or the interesting projects that you have been a part of.
Work with your recruiter on these steps; afterall, they are doing it too. Add them to Instagram, share twitter handles and LinkedIn profiles. Above all, get SOCIAL!
When the work is not getting done, many good projects can go bad causing a multitude of complications. There can be a number of reasons as to why projects take turn for the worse, although poor project management is often one of the main causes.
As bad project management can lead to some catastrophic outcomes, Taskworld wants to help you identify ineffective project managing by revealing all types of poor project management practices. With this infographic, you can learn all the details of bad project managing, and get some tips on how to improve your own managing skills to avoid future project failure. Take action today to stop project delay!