Monthly Archive: September 2017

How NuoDB SQL Database Has Revolutionized Companies

NuoDB is a smart database company that is primarily focused on delivering a unique and exceptional database that can quickly adapt or relate to some of the emerging technological requirements. Founded in the year 2008, NuoDB has been a central player in promoting the growth and advancement of technology. By combining elasticity, simplicity and continuous technology availability, the company has been in a position to produce a transactional consistency while at the same time offering durability plans. In most SQL databases, the durability plans are offered at a cost.
NuoDB uses an elastic SQL database which supports cloud connectivity and cloud applications. The NuoDB SQL database has a distributed object that perfectly works in the cloud. What this means is that the database is in a position to run faster when a new server is added to it. The NuoDB database uses a peer-to-peer messaging platform. Apart from this, the database is in full compliance with the ACID terms and conditions.
Since its inception, the NuoDB company has released numerous SQL database versions which have been updated depending on the market demand. As of January 2017, the company has released 10 different versions with the latest one (v2.6) coming as early as January 2017.

Gregory Aziz, the Future of National Steel Car

Gregory James Aziz is the CEO, president, and chairperson of the National Steel Car, since 1994. National Steel Car is among the top engineering and manufacturing companies of railroad freight cars. It has had over 100 years of excellence in this field, and its services are currently stretched out across North America, just as Gregory J Aziz had hoped when he purchased NSC.

 

Greg Aziz has shown a remarkable leadership, because of his University background of Economy, which he studied while at the University of Western Ontario. His specialization in economy boosted his acquisition of skills like those required for managing and running the company. Furthermore, Gregory gained more experience when he worked with investment banking opportunities in New York in the 1980s and 1990s. He also joined his family’s company, Affiliated Foods, in 1971. This significantly boosted his skills and experience. Affiliated Foods has over the years risen to be the leading exporter internationally, of fresh foods from Europe, Central, and Southern America. Also, Greg James Aziz is a team-builder and a patient visionary man.

 

James Aziz purchased National Steel Car from Dofasco in 1994. By 1999, he had brought a great transition to the company, and this left an impressive mark. Under his leadership, National Steel Car had increased the number of manufactured cars from 3,500 to 12,000 per year; within the five years. Within the very years as well, the company had increased employment rate from 600 to 3,000. This was remarkable and gradually led to the growth of NSC to what it is today, which is the leading manufacturer of railroad freight cars in North America. Before, National Steel Car was the Canadian it-thing. That changed, as they expanded their boundaries and services.

 

The good that Gregory Aziz has done and also brought to NSC are innumerable and among them is leading the company to deliver exceptional performance. National Steel Car boasts of being the only railcar company in North America to hold the ISO certification, thanks to Greg. The company has also received the prestigious TTX SECO annual award, for more than ten consecutive years. However, Greg credits this success to all the company’s supporters and employees, saying he did not make the achievement alone.

 

Gregory Aziz was born in London, Ontario in 1949. He went through Ridley College and later proceeded to the University of Western Ontario. It is after his graduation that his career began. Greg is married to Irene. The two sponsor various activities in Canada like the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

 

David Giertz talks on retirement and the social security fund

Many employed individuals look forward to retirement. Almost everyone who is aware of retirement spends their whole lives saving up to manage to live comfortably and maintain the life they have grown accustomed to once they come out of the consistent monthly paycheck. Planning for this period in one’s life is critical, and the government knows as much, and that is the whole concept of the social security fund.

According to David Giertz though, financial advisors are failing to advise their clients on how the social security program works and what it entails, and because of this, people do not know how to plan well and get the maximum benefit of their retirement savings.

David Giertz is the president of Nationwide financials sales and distribution organization and has grown the company to $17B in profitable revenue. Giertz has served in the financial service industry for over three decades in top management ranks.

David has worked for other Nationwide companies in the capacity of president, senior vice president, and director.

A survey carried out by Nationwide retirement Institute on retired individuals, and those who are almost in the retirement age bracket showed that majority of the respondents reported that their financial advisors did not educate them on social security matters. 30% of the already retired people received less than they expected from their social security and 86% of future retirees did not know the factors that determine their social security benefits.

Giertz attributed the failure on the part of the financial advisors to the fact that they did not comprehend the rules and complexities of the social security program, but this should not serve as an excuse not to inform the public and clients of the program. Four out of every five individuals, according to the research, said that they would switch to advisors who discussed with them social security and the retirement plan.

The Court Ruling That Led To The Creation Of End Citizens United

End Citizens United is a Political Action Committee that was formed after the Supreme Court made a ruling, which allowed corporations to contribute massive amounts of money towards campaign endeavors of political parties. Such an occurrence was experienced in the just concluded elections that were carried out in the United States, where Donald Trump emerged as the winner of the presidential elections.

Allowing donations to be received from corporations led to the creation of super PAC’s that ensured unlimited amounts of money (regardless of the source) could be used during campaign process, resulting in the successful election of a particular leader into Congress. The move is disastrous as wealthy individuals are allowed to operate without regulations leading to impunity levels rising in a manner that cannot be controlled.

End Citizens United has adopted policies that are associated with the traditional PAC style of operations, since it limits the amounts of donations that can be collected from its members to a value that does not exceed $5000. However, as much as End Citizens United has limited the amount of money that can be donated by its members, it emerged as one of the top spending electoral finance groups for Democrats.

End Citizens United has an aggressive style of raising cash from members, to the extent that it has caught the attention of various political watchdogs that look into the campaign process regulation. The PAC has managed to expand rapidly by emphasizing on the need of grass root advocacy rather than simply collecting cash from the donors. Through this, End Citizens United managed to raise more than $4 million over a period of only three months.

Additionally, it has plans in place that will ensure it can come up with approximately $35 million just before the midterm Congressional elections are conducted. By managing to do so, the PAC will have raised an additional $10 million in comparison to the amount that it had collected from the members in 2016.

Tiffany Muller is leading End Citizens United towards achieving its objective, which is to ensure that many Democrats can get into Congress since the Republicans are considered to be the major obstacle that is standing between the PAC and its success. In this case, End Citizens United plans to overturn the ruling made by the Supreme court in 2010. People are continuously becoming interested in the PAC’s activities, and according to Tiffany Muller, about 40,000 new donors have made their contributions towards the PAC bringing the total number of members to 100,000.

Learn more about End Citizens United: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnpLmnN_7TxPdpGODs-JXxg

Fabletics: Taking The Innovative Approach In Marketing The Brand

Fabletics is an activewear brand that has made its mark in the fashion industry, by being incredibly innovative in every possible way. The brand has adopted some of the most brilliant innovations regarding marketing and has taken the road less traveled to become one of the biggest activewear brands in the country. Since its inception, the brand has pulled off marketing techniques like no one else. Right from the way they sell their clothes online, to the way in which they opened up their physical stores, the brand has always gone with the unusual.

 

When it came to selling their products, Fabletics wanted to have a system that makes its customers keep coming back for more. The brand works on a membership system, which is unlike anything normal fashion brands use to sell their products. When customers try to buy from the site, they are given a prompt to enter into a membership agreement with the company. This plan entails them to get one set of activewear per month, although you can choose more if you opt for the more expensive membership plans. The site also tries to show you their products based on your preferences. When one logs onto the site for the first time, they are given a prompt which requires them to answer a few questions. Based on this, Fabletics shows them clothing options so that they don’t have to go through pages and pages worth of products. Of course, those who want to go through the entire collection can do so. This also helps their customers shop more conveniently. Every month, customers can log on, see the new options that they have in store and choose which ones they want to be delivered. Because their customers are buying from them every month, the brand always ensures that their ranges are up to date, with new products added every single week. This gives the customers a wide selection to choose from.

 

Instead of traditional ads and tv commercials, Fabletics decided to invest in a different kind of marketing. Through the market research that they conducted, they realized that customers respond extremely well to reviews from other people. In fact, in many cases, that is the sole factor that plays into the decision-making process when someone chooses to buy a product. By investing into bloggers and fashion experts, the brand has been able to tap into this, which has proven to be extremely beneficial.

 

Even when it comes to their physical stores, the brand has played the innovative card. Their stores are just large trial rooms and do not function like normal stores. When a person comes into the store, they can browse through the clothes, or choose to try on something that they saw online. The brand makes sure that only those clothes which are available in store are shown online to prevent customers from being dissatisfied. Customers can then see what they like best, and go home and purchase the products in their own time. This has helped customers get the look and feel of the products, helping them in their decisions of what to buy from the brand.