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For Sale – Mac Mini (2014 model A1347 – 8GB/1TB) + keyboard/trackpad and video adapters – £525

I’m selling this item on my dad’s behalf and take all responsibility for it

I’ve recently purchased an MBA for my dad as he didn’t have a study in his new home and wanted to downsize his computer setup.

So I have the following for sale:-

A 2014 model Mac Mini (A1347) – 8GB/1TB mid range model as per this link which is currently selling for £679

The link above shows the spec as follows

2.6GHz Processor

1TB Storage

  • 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • This is the standard build with no upgrades.
  • In addition, it will come with the following

MD
Original Magic Trackpad

Original Magic keyboard (2 battery version)

Thunderbolt MDP to DVI adapter

HDMI to DVI adapter

This was previously used with a dual monitor setup hence the display adapters.

This is still under AppleCare with full coverage running until November 2nd, 2017 (a serial number can be supplied upon request)

The machine has been fully reset and has had a fresh install of macOS Sierra today and runs as expected.

I like my gadgets minty fresh and to be honest, you’d be hard pushed to tell this apart from new. I’ve included a handful of pictures which is the norm for these classifieds but if you’d like to see anything else please let me know.

This would ideally be collected from me in Colchester, Essex, where I can give you a full demo to see it working, but will of course ship fully insured at cost.

Having checked previous sales and the hateful auction site for a sensible/reasonable price, I’d like to ask for £525 collected.

This machine runs super silent and is in perfect condition and will be a great machine for someone.

Not willing to split right now so please no offers on individual items.

Any questions please ask.

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Price and currency: 525
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or cash on collection
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – Mac Mini (2014 model A1347 – 8GB/1TB) + keyboard/trackpad and video adapters – £525

I’m selling this item on my dad’s behalf and take all responsibility for it

I’ve recently purchased an MBA for my dad as he didn’t have a study in his new home and wanted to downsize his computer setup.

So I have the following for sale:-

A 2014 model Mac Mini (A1347) – 8GB/1TB mid range model as per this link which is currently selling for £679

The link above shows the spec as follows

2.6GHz Processor

1TB Storage

  • 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • This is the standard build with no upgrades.
  • In addition, it will come with the following

MD
Original Magic Trackpad

Original Magic keyboard (2 battery version)

Thunderbolt MDP to DVI adapter

HDMI to DVI adapter

This was previously used with a dual monitor setup hence the display adapters.

This is still under AppleCare with full coverage running until November 2nd, 2017 (a serial number can be supplied upon request)

The machine has been fully reset and has had a fresh install of macOS Sierra today and runs as expected.

I like my gadgets minty fresh and to be honest, you’d be hard pushed to tell this apart from new. I’ve included a handful of pictures which is the norm for these classifieds but if you’d like to see anything else please let me know.

This would ideally be collected from me in Colchester, Essex, where I can give you a full demo to see it working, but will of course ship fully insured at cost.

Having checked previous sales and the hateful auction site for a sensible/reasonable price, I’d like to ask for £525 collected.

This machine runs super silent and is in perfect condition and will be a great machine for someone.

Not willing to split right now so please no offers on individual items.

Any questions please ask.

Price and currency: 525
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or cash on collection
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
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AppDynamics partners get new two-tier channel program

AppDynamics’ recently unveiled partner program will cultivate relationships with channel companies working on, or planning to pursue, digital transformation opportunities with clients.

Cisco completed its acquisition of AppDynamics, a maker of application and business performance monitoring software, in March 2017. AppDynamics now operates as a software business unit within Cisco’s IoT and Applications sector. The AppDynamics Partner Program runs separately from Cisco’s partner program in much the same way Cisco Meraki maintains an independent channel initiative.

Ghazal Asif, vice president, worldwide channels at AppDynamics, was previously director of global channel sales at Cisco Meraki.

“The channel is one of our top priorities in our business,” she said. “We are investing in it.”

Asif said AppDynamics is looking for partners who either have a digital practice or plan to invest in building one. The goal: work with partners who can help enterprises deal with consumers’ high expectations for application performance. She said companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google “have changed the game of what people expect and how they expect apps to perform.”

In gearing up for digital channel opportunities, AppDynamics has structured its partner program in two tiers. The invitation-only top tier — the Titan partner level — houses the business unit’s most strategic partners. The second tier — alliance partners — contains all other AppDynamics partners. Asif said AppDynamics will devise a promotion path for getting alliance partners to the Titan level.

The Titan partner program includes sales and pre-sales enablement, services implementation training, dedicated sales engineering and field channel manager support, deal registration with guaranteed margins, and a rebate program.

Bob Elfanbaum, general manager of WWT Asynchrony Labs, cited the margins and rebate components of the Titan-level program as among its most valuable features.

“The simplicity and clarity of the … margins and rebates allow us to understand the financial terms of selling AppDynamics, simplifying the analysis related to investing our internal resources to support AppDynamics implementation,” he said.

Those features, combined with AppDynamics training and sales enablement, position WWT to “integrate AppDynamics into our go to market strategy, enabling the digital strategies of our customers,” Elfanbaum said.

WWT, he said, supports digital initiative for customers in retail, financial services and healthcare, vertical markets where “often the difference between success and failure is support for edge cases and application uptime,” Elfanbaum said. AppDynamics real-time monitoring of such customers’ integrated systems “increases the resiliency of the systems we deliver,” he added.

Cybersecurity channel developments

Cybersecurity continues to be a hotspot for channel activity. Among the vendors launching new or revised partner programs is Netsurion, a provider of remotely-managed data and network security services for multi-location businesses. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., company updated its Netsurion Partner Program for point-of-sale resellers and retail technology providers. New features include automatic cellular failover, which switches retail merchant traffic to 4G cellular in the event of a network disruption. In addition, a revised partner portal simplifies sales opportunity registration and order processing, according to Netsurion.

In another vendor move, RedLock, a cloud infrastructure security company based in Menlo Park, Calif., rolled out its CloudView Channel Program. The program offers deal protection and marketing and sales tools among other features.

In the service provider space, Masergy has added a Managed Endpoint Detection and Response service to its managed security offering. The service includes an integrated suite of detection and response security tools, machine learning-enabled security analytics, security analysts who review and triage endpoint alerts, and process integration between Masergy’s security operations center and the customer’s security team, according to the company. The company said pricing includes 24/7 alert monitoring and response as well as bundled monthly threat-hunting hours.

Other news

  • Accenture continues its merger and acquisition quest, landing five companies since August 3. The acquired companies are: Wire Stone, a creative marketing agency; Concrete Solutions, a Brazilian company that focuses on lean and Agile software methodologies; Phase One Consulting Group Inc., a Salesforce partner and federal market specialist based in Arlington, Va.; Search Technologies, a big data and search analytics technology services firm based in Herndon, Va.; and Brand Learning, a marketing and sales capability consulting firm based in London.
  • Samsung Electronics America Inc., Ridgefield Park, N.J., unveiled additions to its STEP Channel Partner Program, targeting the company’s enterprise mobility, large-format display and solid-state drive offerings. The expanded features include a new Samsung training and certification program, accessible via the Samsung Business Academy web portal. Samsung’s Marketing Concierge support, which provides lead generation services, has been expanded to include all registered partners; it was previously limited to Samsung’s largest partners. In addition, the company said it launched a Mobility Solution Provider Program to recruit partners building “next-generation mobility solutions around Samsung devices.”
  • Symphony Ventures, a consulting and managed services firm focusing on robotic process automation, is getting a $4.5 million Series A investment from a mid-market private equity firm. The funding from Livingbridge will help the company continue its global expansion, boost delivery capacity and widen broader development, according to Symphony Ventures.
  • Kaseya, a provider of IT management software, said the latest version of its Traverse networking monitoring and management platform is slated to launch in the third quarter. The new features of Traverse 9.5 include enhanced automation, an updated Panorama visualization interface and integration with the vendor’s remote control connect, Kaseya Live Connect.
  • Comodo debuted an online educational portal for managed service providers and IT departments that use the company’s Comodo ONE offering, an IT and security management platform.
  • Distributor Tech Data Corp. unveiled a set of enterprise mobility managed services offerings for its U.S. partner base. Dubbed AccessEMM, the portfolio includes mobile device management as service, augmented reality services and wireless services.
  • World Wide Technology Inc., (WWT) a technology integrator based in St. Louis, has joined the Avocor Partner Program at the platinum level. WWT will focus on Avocor’s Open Collaboration Solution.
  • Workspace as a service company itopia released a free cost calculator for Google Cloud. According to itopia, managed services providers can use the online calculator to estimate the monthly infrastructure cost to deliver Windows workspaces using the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Faction, a cloud infrastructure provider, released its second-generation Faction Cloud Control Volumes and NetApp Private Storage as a Service.
  • Evolve IP, a cloud strategy company, signed Telarus, a cloud services master agent, to its channel partner program. The arrangement lets Telarus distribute Evolve IP’s cloud offerings that include disaster recovery, unified communications and desktop services.
  • SnapLogic, a self-service application and data integration vendor, said it seeks Latin American partners to back its global expansion. The move follows the launch of SnapLogic’s global/U.S. partner program. 

Market Share is a news roundup published every Friday. 

For Sale – Mac Mini (2014 model A1347 – 8GB/1TB) + keyboard/trackpad and video adapters – £525

I’m selling this item on my dad’s behalf and take all responsibility for it

I’ve recently purchased an MBA for my dad as he didn’t have a study in his new home and wanted to downsize his computer setup.

So I have the following for sale:-

A 2014 model Mac Mini (A1347) – 8GB/1TB mid range model as per this link which is currently selling for £679

The link above shows the spec as follows

2.6GHz Processor

1TB Storage

  • 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • This is the standard build with no upgrades.
  • In addition, it will come with the following

MD
Original Magic Trackpad

Original Magic keyboard (2 battery version)

Thunderbolt MDP to DVI adapter

HDMI to DVI adapter

This was previously used with a dual monitor setup hence the display adapters.

This is still under AppleCare with full coverage running until November 2nd, 2017 (a serial number can be supplied upon request)

The machine has been fully reset and has had a fresh install of macOS Sierra today and runs as expected.

I like my gadgets minty fresh and to be honest, you’d be hard pushed to tell this apart from new. I’ve included a handful of pictures which is the norm for these classifieds but if you’d like to see anything else please let me know.

This would ideally be collected from me in Colchester, Essex, where I can give you a full demo to see it working, but will of course ship fully insured at cost.

Having checked previous sales and the hateful auction site for a sensible/reasonable price, I’d like to ask for £525 collected.

This machine runs super silent and is in perfect condition and will be a great machine for someone.

Not willing to split right now so please no offers on individual items.

Any questions please ask.

Price and currency: 525
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or cash on collection
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – MSI HD7770 1Gb Gfx Card

As per title, MSI 1GB HD7770 for sale. Fully working and taken recently from son’s PC. Mainly used for Minecraft and other Steam games. Pretty decent for its time and I used it to play World of Tanks for a bit which it handled OK at medium settings.

Cleaned and new thermal paste applied.

Looking for £25.00 including postage or collection from Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Happy to accept PP (you pay the fee), PPG or BT.

See pics.

Thanks

Martin

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Price and currency: £25.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PP/PPG/BT
Location: Brighouse
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – MSI HD7770 1Gb Gfx Card

As per title, MSI 1GB HD7770 for sale. Fully working and taken recently from son’s PC. Mainly used for Minecraft and other Steam games. Pretty decent for its time and I used it to play World of Tanks for a bit which it handled OK at medium settings.

Cleaned and new thermal paste applied.

Looking for £25.00 including postage or collection from Brighouse, West Yorkshire. Happy to accept PP (you pay the fee), PPG or BT.

See pics.

Thanks

Martin

IMG_20170307_202911065.jpg

IMG_20170307_212516334.jpg

IMG_20170307_212609496.jpg

IMG_20170307_212620290.jpg

Price and currency: £25.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PP/PPG/BT
Location: Brighouse
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Mac Mini (2014 model A1347 – 8GB/1TB) + keyboard/trackpad and video adapters – £525

I’m selling this item on my dad’s behalf and take all responsibility for it

I’ve recently purchased an MBA for my dad as he didn’t have a study in his new home and wanted to downsize his computer setup.

So I have the following for sale:-

A 2014 model Mac Mini (A1347) – 8GB/1TB mid range model as per this link which is currently selling for £679

The link above shows the spec as follows

2.6GHz Processor

1TB Storage

  • 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • This is the standard build with no upgrades.
  • In addition, it will come with the following

MD
Original Magic Trackpad

Original Magic keyboard (2 battery version)

Thunderbolt MDP to DVI adapter

HDMI to DVI adapter

This was previously used with a dual monitor setup hence the display adapters.

This is still under AppleCare with full coverage running until November 2nd, 2017 (a serial number can be supplied upon request)

The machine has been fully reset and has had a fresh install of macOS Sierra today and runs as expected.

I like my gadgets minty fresh and to be honest, you’d be hard pushed to tell this apart from new. I’ve included a handful of pictures which is the norm for these classifieds but if you’d like to see anything else please let me know.

This would ideally be collected from me in Colchester, Essex, where I can give you a full demo to see it working, but will of course ship fully insured at cost.

Having checked previous sales and the hateful auction site for a sensible/reasonable price, I’d like to ask for £525 collected.

This machine runs super silent and is in perfect condition and will be a great machine for someone.

Not willing to split right now so please no offers on individual items.

Any questions please ask.

Price and currency: 525
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or cash on collection
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Mac Mini (2014 model A1347 – 8GB/1TB) + keyboard/trackpad and video adapters – £525

I’m selling this item on my dad’s behalf and take all responsibility for it

I’ve recently purchased an MBA for my dad as he didn’t have a study in his new home and wanted to downsize his computer setup.

So I have the following for sale:-

A 2014 model Mac Mini (A1347) – 8GB/1TB mid range model as per this link which is currently selling for £679

The link above shows the spec as follows

2.6GHz Processor

1TB Storage

  • 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • This is the standard build with no upgrades.
  • In addition, it will come with the following

MD
Original Magic Trackpad

Original Magic keyboard (2 battery version)

Thunderbolt MDP to DVI adapter

HDMI to DVI adapter

This was previously used with a dual monitor setup hence the display adapters.

This is still under AppleCare with full coverage running until November 2nd, 2017 (a serial number can be supplied upon request)

The machine has been fully reset and has had a fresh install of macOS Sierra today and runs as expected.

I like my gadgets minty fresh and to be honest, you’d be hard pushed to tell this apart from new. I’ve included a handful of pictures which is the norm for these classifieds but if you’d like to see anything else please let me know.

This would ideally be collected from me in Colchester, Essex, where I can give you a full demo to see it working, but will of course ship fully insured at cost.

Having checked previous sales and the hateful auction site for a sensible/reasonable price, I’d like to ask for £525 collected.

This machine runs super silent and is in perfect condition and will be a great machine for someone.

Not willing to split right now so please no offers on individual items.

Any questions please ask.

Price and currency: 525
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or cash on collection
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
This message is automatically inserted in all classifieds forum threads.
By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
Please be advised, all buyers and sellers should satisfy themselves that the other party is genuine by providing the following via private conversation to each other after negotiations are complete and prior to dispatching goods and making payment:

  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

For Sale – Mac Mini (2014 model A1347 – 8GB/1TB) + keyboard/trackpad and video adapters – £525

I’m selling this item on my dad’s behalf and take all responsibility for it

I’ve recently purchased an MBA for my dad as he didn’t have a study in his new home and wanted to downsize his computer setup.

So I have the following for sale:-

A 2014 model Mac Mini (A1347) – 8GB/1TB mid range model as per this link which is currently selling for £679

The link above shows the spec as follows

2.6GHz Processor

1TB Storage

  • 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • 8GB memory
  • 1TB hard drive
  • Intel Iris Graphics
  • This is the standard build with no upgrades.
  • In addition, it will come with the following

MD
Original Magic Trackpad

Original Magic keyboard (2 battery version)

Thunderbolt MDP to DVI adapter

HDMI to DVI adapter

This was previously used with a dual monitor setup hence the display adapters.

This is still under AppleCare with full coverage running until November 2nd, 2017 (a serial number can be supplied upon request)

The machine has been fully reset and has had a fresh install of macOS Sierra today and runs as expected.

I like my gadgets minty fresh and to be honest, you’d be hard pushed to tell this apart from new. I’ve included a handful of pictures which is the norm for these classifieds but if you’d like to see anything else please let me know.

This would ideally be collected from me in Colchester, Essex, where I can give you a full demo to see it working, but will of course ship fully insured at cost.

Having checked previous sales and the hateful auction site for a sensible/reasonable price, I’d like to ask for £525 collected.

This machine runs super silent and is in perfect condition and will be a great machine for someone.

Not willing to split right now so please no offers on individual items.

Any questions please ask.

Price and currency: 525
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: Bank Transfer or cash on collection
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

______________________________________________________
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By replying to this thread you agree to abide by the trading rules detailed here.
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  • Landline telephone number. Make a call to check out the area code and number are correct, too
  • Name and address including postcode
  • Valid e-mail address

DO NOT proceed with a deal until you are completely satisfied with all details being correct. It’s in your best interest to check out these details yourself.

HR metrics require much more than data

A Business Information reader recently reached out to me with an observation about something that impacts the way people interpret and use predictive analytics data in every corner of the world, from politics to human resources — bias.

In the February issue, I wrote about the role predictive analytics played in last year’s U.S. presidential election, especially in forming the candidates’ campaign strategies and swaying the analysis of pollsters. The reader aptly pointed out that bias was the likely culprit and led analysts to see only what they wanted to see in the data.

“The black swan is almost always visible early on,” he wrote. “The problem is that we do not want to admit it when we see it. Because then we would have to admit that our model is wrong. We have our ego invested in our data model.”

The reader went on to explain that he’s involved with health analytics, and he’s seen plenty of projects that start with preconceived biases on controversial topics like the Affordable Care Act and immunizations as well as noncontroversial topics. Sometimes the conclusion is correct despite the presence of bias. But sometimes the data contradicts the analysts’ biases, and that’s when they “fudge the math,” he noted.

Evaluating tangibles and intangibles

Businesses expect to increase reliance on workforce analytics in the next two years, but they’ll need to overcome several hurdles.

The point is that bias can influence the way people interpret data. That may be especially true for HR, where the resources being measured are human beings. Personal bias comes into play for a manager who has to drop the hammer on a well-liked and hard-working employee who usually falls short of performance goals. Meanwhile, that manager probably won’t shed a tear when disciplining an annoying employee who makes crude comments to co-workers or microwaves fish in the office lunchroom.

In addition, employee performance can be impacted by extenuating circumstances that typically aren’t tabulated. If an employee loses a spouse and the worker’s production level drops as a result, the manager would make short-term allowances. Interpersonal relationships and other considerations are sure to remain a critical part of successful HR management. After all, treating employees like they’re just a number and their output is all that matters won’t win your company a “best place to work” badge.

While data certainly doesn’t tell the whole story about employee performance, more companies plan to make greater use of HR metrics and workforce analytics tools to aid their staffing decisions in the years to come. A recent Harvard Business Review analytics study found that many businesses expect to increase reliance on workforce analytics in the next two years, but they’ll need to overcome several hurdles, including data problems, staff skills and discomfort with making impersonal data-driven decisions about personnel.

Fostering synergistic relationships

HR metrics also help ensure that a company’s most important asset — its people — achieve their goals, do great work and are likely to stick around. As reported in our feature story on integrating talent analytics with continuous performance management, managers need to regularly consider not only what their employees can do for them, but what they can do for their employees. Are employees encouraged to have a good work-life balance? Do they have good healthcare coverage, access to wellness programs and the opportunity to develop their skills? If so, how does the company measure the success of the items on that checklist?

There are plenty of technologies that companies can use to engage with employees and measure the success of programs. Our cover story highlights how health management software is being used to improve the physical and mental health of employees and keep healthcare and insurance costs down. Along with the potential of these tools come the downsides of what’s required for the technologies to really work.

I could go on about all the useful info contained in this issue, but I have other work to do to meet my productivity metrics. As always, I’d love to hear from you. Reach out to me at bbotelho@techtarget.com.