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Using Smartphones For Smart Business

Android management

Nearly half of United States cell phone users use smartphones. And 81 percent of workers in the U.S. use a personal electronic device for business. With all that crossover, it is no wonder that finding a stable, flexible, and powerful IT platform is a high priority for many companies.

Some companies are turning to Android device management, a Linux based OS common to many touchscreen devices, to conquer their IT headaches. Android in the enterprise model lets employees use their own devices for work by allowing their employers to install Android management tools on each device. This allows the company to not only monitor activity, facilitate projects, and update software remotely, but also if need be to wipe sensitive corporate information from lost or stolen devices.

The Android security model allows companies to freely and easily disseminate necessary information to employees without compromising privacy. And since the software can be applied to a wide variety of smartphones and tablets, choosing to use Android in the enterprise world simultaneously allows employees to keep their own familiar and trusted devices while saving the corporation the expense, hassle, and training required to purchase new devices for every employee. With this kind of flexibility and security, we may be seeing more and more of Android in the enterprise world. More on this.

Do not settle for a second rate duct cleaning company

Carpet cleaners

Finding a reliable company for both duct cleaning and carpet cleaning in Portland could be the best thing for anyone that has been dying to have the inside of their home cleaned out. While the phrase “to sweep under the carpet” was first recorded in 1963 in its figurative sense is quite clever, it is not the best way to actually go about cleaning ones home. Professional Portland carpet cleaners that can also focus on duct cleaning could be the best thing for anyone.

There are a ton of things that experts in duct cleaning and area rug cleaning can help with. The more knowledgeable a company is, the better they will be able to serve their clients. Carpets can be made from many different singe or blended natural and synthetic fibers. Carpet fibers are chose primarily because of cost, appearance, durability and ease of manufacture. Many many not know that carpet is commonly made in widths of 12 and 15 feet in the United States, and 4 and 5 meters in Europe.

From duct cleaning and upholstery cleaning to quality carpet cleaning, it helps to find an affordable and experienced company. The most professional carpet and duct cleaning company can also explain how wall to wall carpeting is often less healthy than smaller rugs, since it is often more permanent and has harder to clean endpoints. Moisture, liquids, crumbs, chemicals and other spills can provide mildew, yeasts, bacteria and molds that can be very difficult to remove.

Five Fun Facts About Pottery Glaze

Pottery equipment

We all know that the earliest forms of pottery were made with clay that was fired over low temperatures in open bonfires and over pit fires, but it’s not something we consider in day to day life. Pottery of all kinds is found in almost every aspect of our lives. We use it in the kitchen, as decor, even in the fixtures we take advantage of in our homes. There are many different forms of pottery that are not limited to pots. Porcelain for example, is considered a form of pottery and was first made during the Tang Dynasty (618 to 906 CE.) In spite of its age and history in making our lives more convenient, pottery goes largely ignored as an art.

Pottery is made by forming pottery clay into its desired shape on pottery wheels and then heating it at a high temperature in a small kilns for sale, which removes all the water and increases their strength as well as sets the shape. In creating or learning to create your own pottery, your local pottery supply or ceramic supply will have everything you need, in some cases, even a kiln that you can use for the task. Regardless of how you create your own piece of pottery how it looks and how it will hold up to the test of time relies heavily on the pottery glaze used to finish the product. Pottery glaze is an important aspect of creating pottery, it’s the finishing touch that gives your creation that nice shine and sets the paint used to make your creation unique.

Remnants of historical pottery found still carry the pottery glaze they were originally set with. The types of pottery glaze used have changed over the centuries, yet how they are used has remained the same. The study of pottery glaze is almost as interesting as the study of the pottery it is used on. When you learn to create your own pottery, the quality and type of pottery glaze will decide how lasting your creation will be.