Tag: Remote

Top remote work tools for productivity, via GitHub, GitLab, Facebook

By iwano@_84

  • With remote work a long-term reality for many companies, tools to help employees work productively from home are critical. 
  • StackShare shared which tools are most popular on its platform, while execs from companies like Facebook, GitHub, Gitlab, and Atlassian also dished on their go-to products. 
  • It’s not just about the specific tools, though, it’s about how they’re used — including to keep company culture alive. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Because of the pandemic, remote work has become the new normal for many tech companies. 

Firms like Facebook, Twitter, and Atlassian are allowing employees to work remotely permanently, if they wish — a practice already adopted by startups like GitLab — and adapting to new productivity products in the process. It’s not just about the tools a company uses though, but also how they use them. 

StackShare, a website for companies to share what apps they use, has

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Remote development success: Lessons we can learn from the Drupal 9 team

By iwano@_84

Acquia’s senior director of product and community development talks about the final push to release Drupal 9 amidst the sudden shift to remote work and offers advice for working from home and managing remote teams.

What’s it like to push out a major software release when your dev team is suddenly thrust into a remote working environment? On this installment of
Dynamic Developer

, I talk with Angela Byron, senior director of product and community development, with Acquia and co-author of the book “Using Drupal,” about how Acuqia made the final push to release Drupal 9 with a team that had to work from home because of COVID-19. As Byron is also a developer who’s worked remotely for years and managed distributed teams, she shares her insights on navigating the post-pandemic world where more people are working remotely. The following is a transcript of our interview, edited for readability.

Releasing

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Tech Dominates FlexJob’s Top 50 Companies Hiring For Remote Jobs

By iwano@_84

  • 24 of the top 50 companies who posted the most remote job openings on FlexJobs between March 1 and September 15, 2020, are software and technology-based.
  • Atlassian, Amazon, Collabera, CrowdStrike, Oracle, Red Hat, Tanium and Twilio are a few of the many tech companies actively looking to fill remote-based job positions today.  
  • Amazon has 949 open work-from-home positions open today on their Amazon Jobs site, 287 of which are for Solution Architect roles, 99 in Software Development and 83 in Project/Program/Product Management Non-Tech.   

FlexJobs is one of the leading sites and subscription services specializing in verified high quality, remote and flexible jobs. They have seen an increase of more than 50% in remote job listings in the areas of Computer/IT, Customer Service, Accounting & Finance, Project Management, Marketing

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NFX, Wix CEO and Joe Montana Back Sales Startup Walnut to Enable Remote Sales

By iwano@_84

The “Wix for sales teams” enables product demos without relying on engineers, designers, and other technical experts for customization

SAN FRANCISCO & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 6, 2020–

Walnut, a platform that provides sales teams with the ability to create and execute product demos without the need for technical expertise in driving the customer sales journey, has announced a seed funding round of $2.5 million.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201006006036/en/

Walnut Founders (Photo: Business Wire)

Walnut Founders (Photo: Business Wire)

This round was led by venture capital firm NFX and includes additional investments from notable industry incumbents, including Wix CEO Avishay Abrahami, Liquid2 Partners Joe Montana and Michael Ma, Graph Ventures Partner Matt Wyndowe, Plangrid Co-Founder Kenny Stone, Former YCombinator PT Partner and current Mercury CEO Immad Akhund, and RoundForest CEO Alon Gamzu.

Walnut enhances the sales journey by enabling sales professionals and teams to personalize the demo experience

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Digital Innovation Company Helps Database Service Launch DBaaS with Remote Team

By iwano@_84

Cloud database company adopts its first distributed workforce model.

Theorem, LLC, a digital innovation and engineering company, recently partnered with the NoSQL cloud database company Couchbase to help it launch its new database as a service (DBaaS) product. Couchbase publicly announced Couchbase Cloud DBaaS, its fully managed beta DBaaS offering, in February of 2020.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201006005379/en/

Couchbase’s DBaaS product was developed with a remote team. (Graphic: Business Wire)

View the case study of Theorem’s work with Couchbase here: theorem.co/couchbase

Couchbase originally approached Theorem for help designing and developing a new DBaaS that leveraged Couchbase’s server and operator. The DBaaS would allow customers to easily deploy and manage Couchbase on cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. While working with Theorem, Couchbase experienced firsthand the power of Theorem’s distributed model for collaboration. As a result Couchbase decided

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iCatch Technology’s new ePTZ image processing solution meets needs of remote vision communication during coronavirus epidemic

By iwano@_84

iCatch Technology’s new ePTZ image processing solution meets needs of remote vision communication during coronavirus epidemic

Press release

The global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the human-to-human interaction models completely. Many industrial and economic activities have also changed to new norms. As a result, remote video communication has become the most noticed topic recently. The demand of network cameras has also increased for the applications in work from home, distance meetings, or remote lecturing. With the rise of the 5G era and the proliferated development of artificial intelligence applications, the new AI ePTZ image processing solution from iCatch Technology can add intelligent person tracking function to the web-based camera, which improves the performance and efficiency of distance working.

Follow the growth trend of network camera, iCatch Technology’s new AI ePTZ camera solution not only can capture 4K ultra high-definition video images with ultra-wide-angle support, but also

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12 Companies That Hire for Remote Software Developer Jobs

By iwano@_84

This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.

Software developers are the creative brains behind computer programming. While some developers design and maintain the apps used in daily life, others are responsible for developing the underlying systems that control devices or networks.

Higher salaries and work flexibility are two of the primary advantages of a software development career. In 2019, a software developer could expect to earn just over $107,000 on average with only a bachelor’s degree — and employment in this field is expected to grow 22% through 2029.

The software development industry is ideally suited to flexible work. Because 100% of the work can usually be done online, those looking for employment in this industry can find a large variety of flexible software developer jobs, making working from home for the long-term a reality.

We’ve rounded up a list of companies in the FlexJobs database that commonly hire for remote

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Chromecast overhaul adds a remote, Google TV software for $50

By iwano@_84

Google unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device

Google unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device Wednesday, an update to its $30 dongle released in 2018 and the higher-end $70 Chromecast Ultra released in 2016. 


Google; screenshot by CNET

Google on Wednesday unveiled a new $50 (£60, AU$99) Chromecast streaming device, dubbed Chromecast with Google TV, in a revamp of its bare-bones TV dongle to better suit the streaming world’s dramatic changes in the four years since the $70 Chromecast Ultra came out. And this time, the latest iteration of Chromecast adds both a remote control and a tailor-made interface called Google TV. 

The new Chromecast was immediately available to buy in the US when Google announced it, and it is still in stock with a few retailers including Google’s online store and at other retailers, like Best Buy. By Friday morning, the new Chromecast appeared to backordered at Home Depot, out of stock at Target and sold out

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Chromecast revamps itself with remote, Google TV software for $50

By iwano@_84

Google unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device

Google unveiled a new Chromecast streaming device Wednesday, an update to its $30 dongle released in 2018 and the higher-end $70 Chromecast Ultra released in 2016. 


Google; screenshot by CNET

Google on Wednesday unveiled a new $50 (£60, AU$99) Chromecast streaming device, dubbed Chromecast with Google TV, in a revamp of its bare-bones TV dongle to better suit the streaming world’s radical changes in the four years since the $70 Chromecast Ultra came out. And this time, the latest iteration of Chromecast adds both a remote control and a tailor-made interface called Google TV. 

The new Chromecast was immediately available to buy in the US when Google announced it, including in Google’s online store and at other retailers like Best Buy. By Thursday morning, it appeared to sold out at Walmart. A deal in Google’s online store, which bundled the new Chromecast with six months of Netflix’s $13-a-month plan for

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Keeping staff engaged and productive while remote working

By iwano@_84

As we’ve seen in the previous articles on remote working and building better business continuity, the challenging conditions of 2020 have changed how we work, and for many of us, working remotely is the way forward. That has had a substantial impact on IT environments and the priorities of enterprises of all sizes, but there’s one other piece of the puzzle — the “soft” impacts of remote working on staff, and how to manage that to maintain productivity, efficiency, and morale.

Earlier this year, a study found that over half of employees were feeling “burned out” by their jobs, and the principle causes of this were the lack of separation between work and life, and an unmanageable workload. The problem that many organisations have faced is that through the mad scramble to enable remote work as social distancing and lockdowns became mandatory, the focus was on work enablement rather than

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