Trading Places – Financial Sector Upgrades to Larger Monitors to Accommodate Shrinking Workspaces

first_imgMany of us spend our workday in front of a monitor, and this couldn’t be truer for employees within the financial sector. In fact, traders typically manage 8 to 12 monitors at a single desk in order to capture all the details that are mission-critical for their work.Over the last few years, the financial sector has moved to larger and higher resolution monitors such as Dell 43 Ultra HD 4K Multi Client Monitor (P4317Q) and Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor (U4919DW), to replace some of the smaller monitors that traders were previously using.  A recent Dell-sponsored IDC research study found that more than 80% of employees1 surveyed believed that monitors with bigger screens help improve productivity at work. Immersive technologies will continue to drive demand for high-performance monitors with higher resolution, larger screen sizes and newer form factors to support rich content and workloads that include a variety of data-centric tasks1.In many workplaces, including the financial sector, workspaces are shrinking as offices modernize and seek to maximize people per square foot. This was the inspiration for Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor– the world’s first 49-inch curved dual QHD monitor2.One of our customers in the financial sector came to us with a desire to redefine their traders’ work desks. They wanted a simplified and clean desk for traders without compromising their visual experience.Focusing on traders’ key needs — large screen space, crisp images and an excellent viewing experience — we developed an ultra-wide monitor at a high resolution that is curved and height adjustable for ease of viewing. Dell specifically created this panel and helped develop critical components along with key technology partners to bring the U4919DW Monitor to market. This monitor offers more screen real estate to view content, dual QHD resolution for striking clarity and delivers a truly immersive experience.  A Dell-commissioned Forrester study concluded there was a 12% productivity gain when traders switched from four 19-inch FHD monitors to two 34-inch WQHD (larger screen size, higher resolution) curved monitors, resulting in nearly 100 hours of annual incremental productivity per trader3.“We don’t do a lot of financial trading here, although we do some killer spreadsheet work and a little media. We publish quarterly reports; Market Watch is our oldest and best known. It was (and still is) an awesome and unforgettable sight to see 14 years of quarterly data uninterrupted with associated charts being displayed on the Dell UltraSharp 49 Curved Monitor. The more you can see, the more you can do,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research.That said, larger screen sizes require more efficient management of screen real estate to maximize productivity. The Easy Arrange feature on Dell Display Manager (DDM)4 specifically addresses this need by offering customizable Easy Arrange layouts. This allows users to organize multiple applications on the screen and snap them into a template of their choice, making multi-tasking easy and effortless.  You can even use a hot key to toggle between the layouts.For IT decision-makers, Dell Display Manager enables smarter centralized management of display assets and inventory allowing IT admin to control the monitors remotely. Imagine a typical trading floor where IT admin can remotely switch monitor(s) to standby mode after trading hours and turn them on the following day. IT managers and end-users can both expect to improve their productivity with the newly updated DDM.In finance, we know that time is money and a high-quality display provides traders with a clear view of fast-moving market activity. Make sure you don’t miss critical trading opportunities while changing screens or programming your settings. By optimizing your workspace, you’ll reap the benefits quickly.____________________________________________________________________________[1] Source: Based on IDC Infobrief – Future of Work Embracing New Dynamics, Creating New Experiences, sponsored by Dell, September 2019.  Full report:[2] Based on Dell internal analysis, July 2018.[3] Source: Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study commissioned by Dell: The Total Economic Impact™ Of Dell UltraSharp Monitors: Productivity Gains, Talent Retention, And Operational Efficiency Enabled By Dell Monitors, July 2018.  Full report:[4] Refer to the list of monitors supported by Dell Display Managerlast_img read more

Setting Up the Perfect Home Office to Maximize Comfort and Productivity

first_img¹ Based on Dell analysis, November 2019. The smallest refers total surface area of the notebooks.² Battery life is based on testing Latitude 9510 with Intel Core i5- 10210U, 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, 88Whr battery and FHD non-touch display, using the Mobile Mark 2014 benchmark test available at Test results are for comparative purposes only. Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.³ 5G LTE option on 2-in-1 coming in fall of 2020. Mobile Broadband/LTE: Subject to service provider’s broadband subscription and coverage area; speeds may vary. Additional charges will apply. Contact your service provider for details.4 Based on Dell analysis using publicly available data, April 2020.5 Dell Optimizer not available in OptiPlex 3000 series. Feature availability and functionality varies by model. Click here for more details.6 Based on testing and certification to MIL-STD-810G standards, performed and reported independently by accredited testing companies, December 2019. Actual results may vary; testing results do not guarantee performance under test conditions.  Dell does not represent that this product meets United States Department of Defense requirements for military use.7 Based on Dell analysis, March 20208 Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, Q1 20209 Based on Dell internal analysis of competitive products using publicly available data as of February 2019. Power Delivery of up to 130W when used with compatible Dell systems. ExpressCharge Boost is available on select Dell systems.10 Within Dell Power Manager software, selecting ExpressCharge™ can recharge system battery from 0% up to 80% within 60 minutes. After charging has reached 80% capacity, charging speed will return to normal speed. Recommended for use with the provided Dell power adapter; not recommended with a smaller capacity power adapter. Charging time may vary +/-10% due to system tolerance. Dell ExpressCharge is only enabled with Dell laptops and when system is asleep or in off mode.11 System requirement: Bluetooth Low Energy technology.12 Based on Dell internal analysis of battery life usage model calculations and 3 million keystrokes per year, Nov. 2019. Results vary depending on usage and computing conditions. While I get ready to start my work day from my home office on this Tuesday morning, I can’t help but think about how remote work is the new reality for many people, maybe even longer term. In fact, according to 451 Research, up to 40 percent of organizations will shift to a more robust work from home environment permanently. While I’ve taken advantage of Dell’s flexibility to occasionally work from home in the past, I can say now – after three consecutive months of doing so – working remotely long term is a completely different reality, fraught with balancing work and life.Most of us probably got what we needed to work from home relatively quickly, but we might not have taken the time to get the right technology and tools to work comfortably and productively. Even as a Dell employee, there were adjustments with my home office that needed to be made.If you’re looking for recommendations on the ideal home office setup, here are a few of our favorite devices.Your PC is your new companion, so pick the right oneOur focus has always been to offer a versatile and secure portfolio of commercial laptops to help professionals easily work from anywhere, with fast and simple connections, powerful performance and smarter devices ranging from ultra-premium to more budget friendly options.Latitude 9510My personal favorite is the Latitude 9510. This is my new work from home PC. It is the smallest, lightest, most intelligent 15-inch business PC¹. It offers enhanced collaboration features with premium built-in speakerphone and intelligent audio solutions that cancel background noise, up to 34 hours of battery life² for anyone who jumps from room to room throughout the day and 5G-ready design³ to boost your connectivity options. If you prefer a smaller laptop, the Latitude 7410 features Dell’s first 4K, low blue light panel on a premium business PC4 to help enhance eye comfort – something most of us could benefit from as we work longer or later hours at home.For workers who prefer desktops or have minimal space, the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a zero footprint desktop solution, with the PC module hidden in the stand. And for creators, engineers, and data scientists that require exceptional graphics and compute power, the Precision 5000 and 7000 mobile workstations should be at the top of your list. My favorite being the all new Precision 5750.All of these devices include Dell Optimizer5, our new AI-based optimization technology that learns how each person works and adapts to their behavior to improve overall application performance, while also advancing our commitment to sustainability.XPS 15Never forgetting our entrepreneurial roots, we also have great devices for small businesses. Our latest XPS 15 and XPS 17 provide bigger screens in smaller footprints. They are designed to help you unleash your creativity with powerful performance features and immersive visuals on stunning 4-sided InfinityEdge displays.For small business owners looking for an affordable, performance-driven laptop, the new Vostro 7500 is equipped with a powerful NVIDIA® graphics card, passes the military-grade durability test (MIL STD 810G)6 and features a spill-resistant keyboard that helps you power through morning coffee and lunch meetings.Conference Effectively with an Integrated Adapter SpeakerphoneThe remote workforce is spending more time than ever in virtual meetings, but it’s not always comfortable to wear a headset for prolonged hours. If your PC doesn’t offer a high-quality speakerphone experience, the new Dell Mobile Adapter Speakerphone (MH3021P) is for you—it’s the world’s first multi-port adapter with integrated speakerphone.7 This sleek, compact and innovative design provides convenient conferencing experiences while increasing your productivity, even while multi-tasking.Mobile Adapter SpeakerphoneThe intuitive controls make it easy to navigate call functions and its numerous ports offer a wide variety of connectivity options. You’ll come across loud and clear during the calls thanks to the omni-directional microphone that can pick up voice from all directions, as well as echo cancellation and noise reduction features that eliminate background noise distractions.The Dell Mobile Adapter Speakerphone can connect to a display that supports up to 4K resolution with HDR, transfer large media files in seconds and charge your laptop—all at once and while you are on a call. It is designed to be plug-and-play (no software downloads needed) and is optimized for platforms like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and many more.Maximize Productivity and Comfort with the Perfect MonitorAccording to Forrester Research, 92% of workers believe ergonomically optimized monitors are critically important for improving their productivity and comfort as they shift to remote work more permanently. As the world’s leader in PC monitors for seven years running8, we are committed to delivering the best monitors across our portfolio – from our premium UltraSharp line to every day affordable monitors like our P and E series – giving you the most ergonomic and productive workspace at home.My personal pick is the Dell UltraSharp 27 4K USB-C Monitor (U2720Q). The 4K UHD resolution helps you see four times more detail than Full HD. VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 and wide color space coverage makes it ideal for workers and designers who value accurate color with striking clarity.If video conferencing accounts for a large part of your work day, the Dell 24 Video Conferencing Monitor (P2418Hz) may be the monitor for you. With a built-in 2MP Full HD infrared camera supporting Windows Hello, noise-canceling microphone and two 5W integrated speakers, you can fully engage and collaborate in all your virtual meetings.Click here for more tips on how to choose the right monitor for your home office. Pick the Perfect PC AccessoriesTo further enhance your connectivity, set up your professional home office with the world’s most powerful charging docks9 – WD19, WD19TB, WD19DC  that can charge your PC up to 80% in an hour with ExpressChargeTM 10. These future-proof, upgradable designs allow you to customize your workspace with monitors and other accessories like keyboard, mouse, headset/speakerphone and webcam. You might also want to check out the Dell Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo (KM7120W) which conveniently allows up to three-device connectivity with Bluetooth 5.011 and 2.4GHz RF (dongle) wireless connection methods, so you can switch easily across your laptop, desktop or 2-in-1.  The slim, compact keyboard provides a neat and clutter-free workspace while providing up to 36 months of battery life12.Other Tikoo TipsWhile I hope the above devices help you create the perfect home office, remote work is about more than just technology. It’s also about staying positive, taking care of your health and well-being, balancing your home life while being engaged with colleagues and keeping everyone productive. You can do this by setting a daily schedule that starts with getting some exercise, getting ready for work even if its few steps away to the home office, and frequent check ins with the family during the day. Consider incorporating water cooler chats and virtual happy hours as part of your team meetings to foster personal relationships and lighten the mood. And be mindful of videoconferencing fatigue by alternating video and phone meetings, scheduling shorter meetings and building in more frequent mini-breaks to give yourself a chance to recharge throughout the day.We invite you to share your work from home tips with us on Twitter.last_img read more

Is Stephen Daldry Frozen’s New Director?

first_imgStephen Daldry(Photo: Bruce Glikas) After a creative team shakeup, Frozen might just receive a jolt of “electricity.” Billy Elliot Tony winner Stephen Daldry is in talks to replace Alex Timbers as the director of the Broadway-bound Disney musical, according to the New York Post. A spokesperson for Disney Theatrical Productions declined to comment.Disney confirmed Timbers’ departure from the project on August 4. “Though we have chosen to go in another direction with this role,” Disney Theatrical President and Producer Thomas Schumacher said in a statement, “we are committed to seeing Frozen’s tremendous theatrical potential brought to life onstage.”The show is currently scheduled to make its world premiere in August 2017 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts followed by a New York bow in spring 2018. The New York Post has previously reported that the musical would play the St. James Theatre—the current home of Something Rotten!. Jujamcyn Theatres recently announced renovations to the St. James to expand the back wall.Daldry won Tony Awards for directing Billy Elliot and An Inspector Calls; he was also nominated in 2015 for Skylight. Among his many additional credits are The Audience and Via Dolorosa on stage and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Readers and The Hours on screen. Daldry is also attached to the forthcoming big screen adaptation of Wicked.The stage adaptation of the Disney blockbuster will feature the beloved tunes (and several new ones) by married songwriting duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez and a book by screenwriter Jennifer Lee. According to a recent Equity casting notice, Tony winner Christopher Gattelli will choreograph, filling in for the previously reported Peter Darling. Frozen View Commentscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on March 11, 2020last_img read more

ReNew IPO a Clear Indicator of India’s Growing Renewables Sector

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Quartz:The first initial public offering (IPO) in India from the booming renewable energy sector is here.ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy producer, is looking to raise Rs2,600 crore ($390 million) through its first public share sale. The move comes just a month after ReNew sealed India’s biggest renewable energy deal when it acquired New Delhi-based Ostro Energy for around $1.5 billion.The company intends to utilize the funds from the share sale to acquire companies and repay loans of certain subsidiaries, among other things. The IPO will comprise a fresh issue of shares worth Rs 2,600 crore, while existing shareholders, including Global Environment Fund, Green Rock Energy and GS Wyvern Holdings, an investment arm of Goldman Sachs, will sell some of their equity.Founded by Sumant Sinha, a former Wall Street banker, ReNew currently has an installed capacity of over 5,800 megawatts (MW) across wind and solar power plants. The seven-year-old company is backed by Goldmans Sachs, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, among other investors, and is valued at around $2 billion.While New Delhi-based solar power producer Azure Power went public in 2016 and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, ReNew’s will be the first public issue by a homegrown clean energy company on the Indian bourses.The success or failure of ReNew Power’s IPO will also be a benchmark for the rest of the sector. “(The) renewables sector has reached an inflection point now,” said Amit Kumar, a partner at consulting firm PwC, who focuses on the clean energy sector. A successful IPO from ReNew could give other Indian renewable energy players the confidence to raise funds from the Indian market, Kumar added.More: India’s Largest Renewable Power Company Is Set To Go Public ReNew IPO a Clear Indicator of India’s Growing Renewables Sectorlast_img read more

LIRR Service Restored Between Jamaica and Penn

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island Rail Road train service has been restored following an earlier suspension in both directions between Jamaica and Penn stations due “signal trouble” east of the East River tunnels Monday morning, according to the MTA.The LIRR alerted riders that service was “temporarily suspended” when the problem arose shortly before 10 a.m., just after the end of the westbound morning rush-hour commute. Several westbound trains were canceled, delayed or rerouted to Brooklyn amid the resulting congestion.The first eastbound and westbound trains to and from Penn were scheduled to leave shortly after noon.NYC Transit had been cross-honoring LIRR fares for the E train at Jamaica, Woodside, and Penn Station, the rail road said. The same goes for the 2 and 3 trains at Atlantic Terminal and Penn Station as well as the 7 train at Woodside Station.last_img read more

Long Island Snow Storm Upgraded, up to 16 Inches Possible

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The National Weather Service upgraded Thursday’s winter storm and said forecasters predict snowfall amounts of up to 14 inches. (Photo credit: National Weather Service satellite image)Meteorologists at the National Weather Service upgraded the winter storm pounding Long Island Thursday and are now forecasting up to 16 inches of snowfall throughout the day.That’s in addition to a mix of rain and sleet that is expected to taper off to light rain and drizzle through the early afternoon, before changing back to snow tonight.Forecasters said northern Nassau County could see 10 to 16 inches of snow, while other areas of the Island may get blanketed with 8 to 14 inches.Already, LI has seen up to 9 inches of snow in some areas, according to the weather service.Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph and gusts as high as 45 mph can also cause visibility issues for drivers.The agency released a statement at 11:30 a.m. that said “snowfall will make travel treacherous.” The weather service warned that heavy snow will likely bring down tree limbs and power lines, possibly causing outages.As of 11:47 a.m, PSEG Long Island’s website reported that 565 customers were in the dark.A winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 a.m.Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a conference call with reporters Thursday morning that he issued a state of emergency for Long Island due to the prolonged storm. He also noted that officials were preparing for a second cycle of snowfall, and advised residents not to be fooled by periods of rain.The weather service also issued a high surf advisory until 6 p.m. Friday. The agency said the South Shore of LI can expect minor beach erosion and coastal flooding during times of high tide Thursday evening and Friday morning.last_img read more

Suffolk Officer Hurt by Carjacking Suspect Released from Hospital

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County police officer who was critically injured by an alleged carjacker who struck him while fleeing a traffic stop last month was released from Stony Brook University Hospital on Friday.Officer Nicholas Guerrero, 36, had been recovering since undergoing a neurosurgical procedure in the Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit a day after the incident, police have said.Guerrero and his partner had stopped a Ford Explorer that had been reported stolen from Commack when the driver, 34-year-old Chad Morizsan of Northport, allegedly fled the scene, hitting the two officers while they tried to talk to the suspects on Partridge Lane in Huntington at 11 a.m. Sept. 22, authorities have said.Guerrero was then airlifted to the hospital with serious head injuries. Fellow police officers were on hand to support the officer as he was released from hospital.After fleeing, Morizsan allegedly stole gas from a gas station moments later, was involved in a hit-and-run with another vehicle while fleeing the gas station and then carjacked a woman in Commack, according to investigators.Morizsan and his alleged accomplice and passenger, 22-year-old Nicholas Franzone, also of Northport, were apprehended shortly later inside Target in Central Islip, where they were trying to buy a TV with a credit card stolen from the carjacking victim, prosecuitors have said.Morizsan and Franzone pleaded not guilty last week at Suffolk County court after a grand jury indicted them on upgraded charges of assaulting a police officer, grand larceny, conspiracy, robbery, leaving the scene of an accident and other counts.Judge Fernando Camacho set bail for Morizsan at $3 million cash or $30 million bond. Bail for Franzone was set at $300,000 cash or $900,000 bond. They are due back in court Nov. 5.last_img read more

Is your credit union an ‘a’ brand or a ‘the’ brand?

first_img 66SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Mark Arnold Mark Arnold is an acclaimed speaker, brand expert and strategic planner helping businesses such as credit unions and banks achieve their goals with strategic marketing insights and energized training. Mark … Web: Details As a native Texan, there are a lot of things I get excited about. High school football, good BBQ and the oil and gas industry are among them. Also high on my list are the Dallas Cowboys and my favorite soft drink – Dr Pepper (yes, you read that right – there is no “.” after the Dr in “Dr Pepper”).I noticed this year that Dr Peppper is “An Official Soft Drink of the Cowboys,” not “The Official Soft Drink of the Cowboys.”Again, you read that correctly. “An” official soft drink of the Cowboys. Not “the” official soft drink of the Cowboys.Of course, I wasn’t privy to all the closed-door bigwig marketing meetings where this decision was made. It just seems odd and, well, self-deprecating to the Dr Pepper brand. It’s a lot like saying in high school that you are “an official date of the homecoming queen” as opposed to “the one and only date of the homecoming queen.” Sure, it’s great you’re going out with her – but wouldn’t it be a lot cooler and offer a lot more personal brand cred if you were the only guy she was going to the game and dance with?This seems to be the case with Dr Pepper. They are not the official drink of the Dallas Cowboys – only an official drink. And what’s the value in that? It doesn’t seem to promote the integrity of the Dr Pepper brand.Would you want this for your credit union’s brand?For example, would you promote your credit union as “one of the many financial institutions spending a lot of marketing dollars trying to capture consumer business?” Or would you prefer a more brand-friendly approach such as “the tri-county area’s best option for great service and competitive rates?”The very essence of branding is setting yourself apart from the competition. You want to be the singular “the” for your members – not the broad and generic “an” when it comes to financial products and services options. Your entire credit union staff, from the Board of Directors and C-Suite executives to the front line and back office must make it part of their personal daily mission to promote the brand as the best possible choice for consumers in your area.Anything less than that seems anemic and, frankly, a waste of time and money.While I’m sure plenty of people will still drink Dr Pepper (myself included) and watch the Dallas Cowboys (again, myself included), relegating yourself to one option in a sea of many (and presumably paying a great deal of money to put that message on an aluminum can) seems lame and self-defeating.In high school, I was blessed enough to be my wife’s only date to homecoming (yes, I married my high school sweatheart). I’m not sure how I might’ve felt if there had been four or five other guys in the limousine as “a group of the official guys taking this beautiful young lady to the game and dance tonight.” For my ego and brand dollar, go big and get the singular sponsorship – or stay home and play video games.last_img read more

5 easy mistakes to make and how to avoid making them

first_imgWe all make mistakes – it is part of being human. However, it is how we recognize and handle our errors that can separate good leaders from really great leaders.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, writes in a recent post that there are a “few prevalent leadership mistakes that even the best and smartest leaders tend to make,” including:– The mistake of not giving employees a listening ear. Those leaders that really listen to their employees build trust and make them feel a part of the culture and workplace “family.”– The mistake of not giving employees enough information. It is important to keep our employees in the loop when there are changes happening. This will help overall morale – even if the changes taking place aren’t the best news.– The mistake of not coaching their employees. Just like top athletes have a coach, employees should have good managers. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Long division

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