Significance of outsourcing Data Analytics

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Outsourcing is not only cost effective but also helps in the expansion of the company. It is a wise to outsource data analytics as they are the most important part of the company. Data Analysis includes many things in it. It is a complete process of inspecting, transforming, cleaning and modeling data to discover useful information by suggesting conclusions and supporting decisions.

Data is the most valued part in any company so it’s important to keep it safe and analyze it in a proper way.  Gleam technologies therefore provides the service of outsourcing data analytics. They also explain thoroughly the benefits of outsourcing data analytics.

Outsourcing data holds great benefits like,

  1. When data gets analyzed through outsourcing it is more keenly observed it serves no room for partiality? They inspect, clean…

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ToDoIst – A Productivity Tool for Managing Tasks

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l have fellow blogger Diane to thank for introducing me to ToDoIst, a productivity tool that’s all about managing tasks.

This a personal review about how I use the free version of the tool. It may or may not work for you, but it’s something to consider if you find you want to keep track of tasks you have to do – for work or play; business or personal.

The name comes from “To-Do List”, of course. Just remove the “L” — ToDoIst.

The synching between platforms is a breeze. No matter if I’m accessing my account from my Android, or from IE or Chrome, on a home computer or another system, all categories and lists appear whenever I go to access them.

Within the past week, ToDoIst has changed a bit (image below, left side is prior look; right side is new look)- boxes to tick off are…

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Grammar-ease: Using ‘Many’ and ‘Much’

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The rules for using ‘many’ or ‘much’ in writing are similar to using ‘less’ versus ‘fewer’ in that usage depends on whether the associated noun can be counted or not.

ManyVsMuchWe use ‘many’ (meaning a large and indefinite number) when the associated noun is countable, such as:

  • ___ rocks
  • ___ gerbils
  • ___ piles
  • ___ people
  • ___ calories
  • ___ books
  • ___ (cups of) coffee, juice, milk, and so on
  • ___ trees
  • ___ apples
  • ___ bushels
  • ___ miles
  • ___ individuals
  • ___ groups

We use ‘much’ (meaning a great amount of) when the associated noun is uncountable, such as:

  • ___ snow
  • ___ knowledge
  • ___ coffee, juice, milk, water, and so on
  • ___ pasta
  • ___ land
  • ___ laundry
  • ___ dirt / sand
  • ___ beer / wine
  • ___ food
  • ___ fiber

So, the general rule is: if you can count something, use many; if you can’t count it, use much.

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Why Outsourcing is a Word You Shouldn’t Be Scared Of

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Why Outsourcing is a Word You Shouldn’t Be Scared Of

Most people have labelled outsourcing as a dirty word. When the concept was still new, people had put into their minds that getting work done outside the organisation was a trick to reduce labour cost at the expense of customers.

If you would ask an average person what he/she thinks about outsourcing work, you’ll get the same answer. The crazy thing is that it isn’t really all that bad. In fact, it’s an activity that you shouldn’t be afraid of doing.

If you’re tight on the budget but want to stay on top of things, you should embrace outsourcing to help you grow your business rapidly.

Here are four reasons why your understanding about outsourcing might be wrong and what you can do about it to achieve your bottom line.

  1. It’s Less Risky

It’s actually less risky to hire people through outsourcing if you know what to outsource. The trick…

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The Top 3 Functions You Should Consider Outsourcing

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Maintaining the capital of a business is a battle that most entrepreneurs are struggling to deal with. We all know that it takes money to create money; hence, the lack of it could mean the company’s downfall.

Ensuring that we keep the costs low at all times help our businesses stay afloat. Whether we’ve invested our own money or are bootstrapping, keeping our finances in check is always a top priority next to reaching the bottom-line.

That being said, our decisions are always influenced by how much money our bank accounts have. The questions is that how do we decide whether to do a job on our own or outsource it to a specialist? Smart entrepreneurs would look at the problem based on the cost of outsourcing versus the cost of handling the job internally. From there, they dig deeper into the benefits that each offer.

This is when every…

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If You Want to Improve and Polish Your Grammar for Transcription, Start Here.

For some, grammar comes easy, for others you have to work for it. Some grammar mistakes are so common that at times people often don’t notice that they made a mistake. This is because it has been repeated so many times that it’s almost become a norm, acceptable. Technology hasn’t made it any easier. The need to shorten your words so as to write more words in a given space and period of time, has had people coming up with the most ridiculous acronyms. The repeated use of such words has seen them embedded in our minds and at our fingertips. Transcription needs your grammar to be spot on and that being said clients expect transcribers never to compromise in quality no matter what. Below we are going to look at some of the most common mistakes that people make in grammar during transcription and how to correctly use them.

  1. Homophones

This is a group of words that cannot be exhausted in one sitting. We would need several articles just looking at these. However we are going to look at just a few to help us get the point. First a definition. Homophones are words that sound the same when pronounced but have different meanings and/or spelling.

  • Their, they’re, there

Their: This refers to possession e.g. Their house was robbed last night. When you think of this word think ‘belong to.’

They’re: This is the contracted form of they are e.g. They’re early for the meeting. The apostrophe marks the eliminated letter ‘a’.

There: This refers to a place e.g. She is seated over there. It can also be used in the following context; There are many ways to get to town.

  • There’s, theirs.

There’s: This is the contracted form of there is e.g. There’s a bug on my bed.

Theirs: This refers to the third person plural possessive pronoun e.g. The books that were on the table were theirs.

  • This and these.

This: Is singular. This book is mine.

These: Plural. These books are mine.

  • Here and hear.

Here: This is an adverb referring to a place or position. e.g. I want you to sit here.

Hear: This is a verb referring to the act of perceiving a sound e.g. I hear my neighbors singing every morning.

  • Who’s, whose

Who’s: This is the contracted form of who is e.g. Who’s in the shower?

Whose: This refers to possession, e.g. Whose book is this?

  • To, too, two

To: This is a preposition e.g. I went to bed at 9.

Too: Refers to ‘also’ e.g. I too have such a bag.

Two: Refers to a sequence/number as in one, two

  • Weather, whether

Weather: This is a noun to climate. How is the weather today?

It can also be used as a verb to mean endurance e.g. He will weather the storm.

Whether: This a conjunction and a synonym of ‘if’. E.g. I’m not sure whether to attend the conference or not.

  • Lose and loose

Lose: In relation to suffering a loss, the past tense form of it.

E.g. I did lose my shoe in the riot.

Loose: This is the opposite of tight.

E.g. The knot is loose, it might not hold.

  1. Punctuation

Apostrophe: This can change the meaning of a word entirely when it is added or removed, for instance on the words ‘it’s’ and ‘its’. The first one is a contraction of the words it is and the latter refers to possession. E.g. It’s sad that the cat bit its own tail.

Comma: These can bring out a variety of meanings depending on how they are used. For instance let’s look at this same sentence punctuated differently.

Let’s eat, mother.

Let’s eat mother.

  1. Nouns

The rule of thumb dictates that one should capitalize the first letter of proper nouns, e.g. names of people, institutions and the likes. But for someone whose grammar is a bit off they might get some things mixed up.

For instance when talking about say a library or an airport, when the name of the library/airport is mentioned you capitalize the first letters but when it’s not, don’t. What do I mean? Let’s try out a few examples.

I passed by the library on my way home.

I’m on my way to the airport.

And now…

I passed by Margaret Thatcher Library on my way home.

I’m on my way to Heathrow Airport.

  1. Commonly Confused Words
  • A lot vs. a lot: A lot (two separate words) is the correct grammar. Avoid using alot.

E.g. A lot of students don’t like exams.

  • All together vs. altogether: All together means collectively while altogether means completely.

E.g.      Put the plates all together in the sink.

I’m altogether worn out.

  • All right vs. alright: All right means okay, safe, good etc while alright is the informal version of all right. Avoid using alright in your formal grammar.

E.g. His writing is all right.

  • I’m vs. am: I’m, which is the contracted version of ‘I am’, is the correct spelling.

E.g. I’m going to bed.

  • Ok vs. okay: Okay is the most preferred in formal editing works.

E.g. In regards to the meeting Wednesday would be okay for me.

  • Yeah vs. yah: Yeah is the accepted version.

E.g. Yeah, I saw him yesterday.

  • All over sudden: These are three different words not one.

E.g. All of a sudden the clouds turned dark.

  • Favor/favour, color/colour and neighbor/neighbour: The Difference is the additional ‘u’. The words without the ‘u’ are American spelling and the one with is British spelling.
  • Maybe, maybe: Maybe means perhaps, whereas when you think of may be think of ‘might be’.

E.g.      Maybe I should skip the party.

It may be that she fell sick that’s why she didn’t come.

  • Already, all ready: Already refers to time i.e. previously while all ready means being prepared.

E.g.      They already cleaned the house.

We are all ready to go now.

  • Everyone every one: Everyone refers to everybody every one on the other hand refers to each one in a group.

E.g.      Everyone must have breakfast.

The principle thanked every one of the parents who came to the general meeting.

These are just but a few, as mentioned before the list is endless and cannot be exhausted in one post but more post will follow up with more. Feel free to give your suggestion/comments below on the same.

Grammar-ease: Using ‘who’ versus ‘that’

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ThatVsWhoSimilar to my last grammar post on ‘and’ versus ‘to’, I see mixed use with ‘who’ versus ‘that’ quite often.

Usage between these two words is more personal preference than a grammar rule, as ‘that’ has been used for years and using ‘who’ is a more modern choice.

For me, I choose to use ‘who’ when referring to a person or specific people and ‘that’ when referring to a group or class of people, animals, objects, or a combination of people and things.

Examples:

  • Sue is a nurse who/that enjoys the late shift.
  • The cat is the type who/that shreds toilet paper.
  • The puppy who/that chewed my shoe is in big trouble.
  • The people who/that met last night had coffee this morning.
  • The cabin who/that my father built is still standing.
  • It is either Mary or her magic hat who/that is to blame.
  • Todd is the man who/that lives next…

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WordPress Glossary for Beginners (Confusing Terms Explained!) – WPExplorer

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For someone new to the world of blogging, all the new terms being thrown around can get pretty confusing – especially if you have little to no background in computers and web development. This article will explain some of the more common terms you’re likely to come across as you start blogging. Let’s get straight to it!

What Is a Blog, Anyway?

Blog is short for “weblog” – an online log, like a diary or journal. Blogs are usually personal websites in which individuals create posts about anything from their daily life to recipes to commentaries on hot topics, but they have evolved to include use by businesses and organizations to talk about important issues or to provide expertise.

Blog posts are usually listed in reverse chronological order (that is, the most recent one is listed first). But don’t worry, you can always reorder your blog posts using built-in theme…

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3 Easy Google Search Hacks to Improve Your Google Results

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Hellen Oti July 29, 2015

Once upon a time, I had a very scary adventure on Google. Yes, I did the ultimate Google blunder—I started searching for a diagnosis to a small rash that I saw on my arm.

Turns out it was nothing really more than a mere allergic reaction, but before I got to this conclusion, I had gone through hundreds of forums, blogs, medical researches and articles that said it could be an early sign of a cancerous disease.

Trust me, I had a few terrifying days in front of my computer.

Hopefully you don’t take your medical advise from the web, but it can still be frustrating if you can’t find exactly what you are looking for when you do a search on Google. In some cases you might be looking for something that is not readily available on the Internet (in my case a real…

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