September 29, 2017 · Uncategorized · (No comments)

Ask the owner of any business, small or large, what their top three concerns are and controlling costs is bound to be on that list. Increasingly, small to medium businesses have been spending larger and larger percentages of their total budget on information technology solutions. This has presented some real problems for businesses, especially those operating in dynamic markets where large variations in demand often mean that scalability is a crucial consideration.

Traditionally, businesses that have relied heavily on the ability to use analytics to track their customers and market trends have faced serious risks with regard to fixed costs of information technology infrastructure. The ability to launch relational cloud database systems has involved hiring an entire team of developers and spending tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in computer equipment. This is often difficult to impossible to scale, at least in the short-term.

Today, cloud database solutions, such as those offered by NuoDB, are revolutionizing how businesses analyze their data. NuoDBs cloud database system is almost infinitely scalable, requiring no additional costs for infrastructure or information technology employees. What’s more, cloud database systems are able to apportion data to crucial employees, anywhere they happen to be on Earth.

NuoDB is revolutionizing the way businesses track data.

September 23, 2017 · Business · (No comments)

NexBank President and CEO, John Holt led a panel discussion titled Reinventing Community Banking Perspectives on Competing by Innovation at the 5th Annual Strategic Opportunities and M&A Conference organized by the Texas Bankers Association. The event brings together financial experts to share knowledge and ideas on the possibilities and challenges experienced by community bank leaders.

Texas-based Nexbank offers financial services including commercial banking, institutional services, and mortgage banking. The company provides personalized banking and investment services for corporations, institutions including financial institutions and individuals. In the close of the second quarter, Nexbank raised 20 million dollars equity capital to finance general corporate purposes. The consistent support from the shareholders affirms their belief in the company’s business plan. The extra funds will also support future growth as the Nexbank enhances its position and performance. Also, Nexbank purposes to focus on institutional-based businesses. The current assets value of the company is 6.4 billion dollars and the second quarter net income is 46 million dollars. The average return on assets is at 1.7%, and the average return on equity is at 31%. Rankings by Kroll Bond Rating Agency show NexBank’s solid investment grade ratings.

In of support the initiative by the Dallas Neighborhood Homes to offer residents affordable housing loans for households in Southern Dallas, NexBank pledged 50 million dollars in loans to enable the program’s expansion. The project aims to provide over 100 loans annually to low-income families within Dallas in the next five years. Dallas Neighborhood Homes is also partnering with the Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity in the program. With the funding from NexBank, the Dallas Neighborhood Homes will lend money to the homebuyers that have limited access to financing as well as provide financial counseling and homeownership advice. The company is delighted about making the homeownership dream a reality for disadvantaged families.

As banks shift to innovative means to conquer challenges and utilize opportunities, NexBank is committed to helping the people of Texas access affordable financial solutions directly or indirectly through partnerships.

 

September 21, 2017 · Business · (No comments)

Before Jim Larkin started to advocate to make unions better, they were simply things that were there to make money. While the original use of unions was to protect workers, that didn’t always work for those who were in them.

This was especially true in Ireland where people didn’t have the chance to experience all of the things they currently do with the unions they have now. Jim Larkin wanted to make the unions what they should be so he worked hard to make that happen by advocating for certain rights while he was working on different things in the way that he was doing things.

Even when Jim Larkin went to the United States, he felt he could make a difference with their unions. Some of the tactics he used were relatively radical, and that caused some problems for him while he was in the country.

He was eventually sent back to Ireland, but not before he stirred things up enough to make a change in the unions. He was able to get people to start thinking about what the union should be and the right way for it to run if they wanted it to be as successful as possible. Read more: Jim Larkin | Wikipedia and James Larkin | Biography

Once he returned to Ireland, he continued to work hard on making things better for the unions and the people who were in the unions. He wanted to bring as much change as possible to the unions so people would actually have a chance at a better life.

He felt it was his calling to show people what the union could be like so they would have a chance at a positive work environment. He wanted to see the changes so others would understand what everything meant for the union.

While the ideas that Jim Larkin had did not take off right away, he was planting seeds of change for the union. Others began thinking about the union and what it meant to them.

They were also able to see the differences in their lives so things would continue to get better for them at work. All of this made sense for people like Jim Larkin and those who followed the things he did.

He pioneered the modern union so that it could turn into something that was actually able to help people with the issues they were having. It made everything better for those who were in these situations.