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For Sale – AORUS X5V7CF3. i7-7820hk, 1070 8gb, 32gb ddr4, 512gb m2, 1tb 7200, 4K gsync.

Hey all. I played 20 minutes of Doom in 4K on this laptop. Then over the next year I only turned it on 10 times or so to use Excel. Im selling simply because I don’t use it. With such little use everything is still in great condition as can be seen from the pictures. There is one tiny mark on the top of the laptop about 1mm in size, beyond that there isn’t another mark or blemish to be seen.

Im including my Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse for whoever buys this laptop. I bought the…

AORUS X5V7CF3. i7-7820hk, 1070 8gb, 32gb ddr4, 512gb m2, 1tb 7200, 4K gsync.

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For Sale – ***FINAL Price Drop*** Asus FX503VM-EN184T 15.6 Gaming Laptop

Only 10 months old so in perfect condition. Only selling as I don’t have the time to play it much.
Have added the extra 1TB HD myself for extra storage. Will fully factory reset the laptop beforehand.

Asus FX503VM-EN184T 15.6 Gaming Laptop GTX1060 8GB RAM 256GB SSD + 1TB HD Win 10

Screen Size 15.6
Screen Type Full HD Display 120Hz
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight LED
Processor Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7300HQ 2.5 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz Quad Core
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HD
Memory 8GB
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Lan Fast Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth v 4.1
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 2.0
Display Ports 1 x HDMI
Extra Features Integrated HD Webcam with Microphone, Backlit Keyboard

Price and currency: £650 £600 £575
Delivery:
Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Colchester, Essex
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Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – ***Price Drop*** Asus FX503VM-EN184T 15.6 Gaming Laptop

Only 10 months old so in perfect condition. Only selling as I don’t have the time to play it much.
Have added the extra 1TB HD myself for extra storage. Will fully factory reset the laptop beforehand.

Asus FX503VM-EN184T 15.6 Gaming Laptop GTX1060 8GB RAM 256GB SSD + 1TB HD Win 10

Screen Size 15.6
Screen Type Full HD Display 120Hz
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight LED
Processor Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7300HQ 2.5 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz Quad Core
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HD
Memory 8GB
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Lan Fast Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth v 4.1
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 2.0
Display Ports 1 x HDMI
Extra Features Integrated HD Webcam with Microphone, Backlit Keyboard

Price and currency: £650 £600
Delivery:
Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – ***Price Drop*** Asus FX503VM-EN184T 15.6 Gaming Laptop

Only 10 months old so in perfect condition. Only selling as I don’t have the time to play it much.
Have added the extra 1TB HD myself for extra storage. Will fully factory reset the laptop beforehand.

Asus FX503VM-EN184T 15.6 Gaming Laptop GTX1060 8GB RAM 256GB SSD + 1TB HD Win 10

Screen Size 15.6
Screen Type Full HD Display 120Hz
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight LED
Processor Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7300HQ 2.5 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz Quad Core
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HD
Memory 8GB
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Lan Fast Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth v 4.1
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 2.0
Display Ports 1 x HDMI
Extra Features Integrated HD Webcam with Microphone, Backlit Keyboard

Price and currency: £650 £600
Delivery:
Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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For Sale – ***Price Drop*** Asus FX503VM-EN184T 15.6 Gaming Laptop

Only 10 months old so in perfect condition. Only selling as I don’t have the time to play it much.
Have added the extra 1TB HD myself for extra storage. Will fully factory reset the laptop beforehand.

Asus FX503VM-EN184T 15.6 Gaming Laptop GTX1060 8GB RAM 256GB SSD + 1TB HD Win 10

Screen Size 15.6
Screen Type Full HD Display 120Hz
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Backlight LED
Processor Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7300HQ 2.5 GHz Max Turbo Speed 3.5 GHz Quad Core
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5
Storage 256GB SSD + 1TB HD
Memory 8GB
Operating System Windows 10 Home
Lan Fast Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth v 4.1
USB Ports 2 x USB 3.0 1 x USB 2.0
Display Ports 1 x HDMI
Extra Features Integrated HD Webcam with Microphone, Backlit Keyboard

Price and currency: £650 £600
Delivery:
Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PPG or BT
Location: Colchester, Essex
Advertised elsewhere?: Advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I prefer the goods to be collected

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Talend CEO discusses importance of mining relevant data

Business intelligence only exists by mining relevant data.

Without the ability to find the right data, there’s no actual BI to base decisions upon.

Mining relevant data, however, is no simple task.

Given the organizational complexity of today’s big enterprises — many are multinational with offices around the world, others amalgams of companies sewn together over the years by mergers and acquisitions with product lines that go beyond one small niche — the amount of available data amassed over decades can be overwhelming and disorganized.

To help organizations curate their data and gain meaningful insights, vendors such as cloud Talend, founded in 2005 and based in Redwood City, Calif., along with others such as cloud data integration provider Informatica and MuleSoft, recently acquired by Salesforce, have risen and become specialists in data integration.

In a two-part Q&A, Talend CEO Mike Tuchen discusses in depth the difficulty companies face in mining relevant data.

In part one, Tuchen talks about the general challenges that have developed over the last 10 to 15 years as organizations digitize and pool their data, while in part two he discusses differences large corporations face compared with their small and midsize brethren, as well as Talend’s own strategy in helping organizations deal with their sudden abundance of data.

In terms of mining relevant data, what are the challenges organizations face?

Mike Tuchen, CEO of TalendMike Tuchen

Mike Tuchen: The biggest challenge that every company has is that their data is all over the place. It’s in a lot of different systems. They’re in a lot of different formats — some of them you might know about, but most of them you don’t know about. Where is all the relevant info, and how does it relate to each other? Once you start finding all of this data, you quickly start realizing that you’ve going from not knowing where it is to suddenly seeing you’ve got 10 different versions of everything, and they’re all inconsistent and overlapping. How do you start? Where do you go to find the right information? How do you get all that stuff consistent? Those are the core problems every single company faces.

How has it developed to this point — what has happened in the last 10 to 15 years to lead us to this point where mining relevant data is so difficult?

Tuchen: It was more simple 10 to 15 years ago, but that wasn’t necessarily a benefit. It was simpler because many companies simply hadn’t digitized. They had a whole lot of manual processes, so the data simply wasn’t available in any electronic system. The first part of a digital transformation is digitizing, getting everything in the system and now having electronic workflows, and that’s a huge step forward. But it brings that second step, which is that now you’ve created electronic information which you can start to harness and analyze. That’s a huge opportunity that’s just now starting to be tapped, but it leads to exactly the problems we just discussed. Where is all the data that’s relevant, how does it relate to each other, what’s the correct info, how do I make it consistent and correct and find that information and start there and use that to drive my analysis? That’s where value comes from.

What can a company do to find the data it needs?

Tuchen: One of the first steps a company takes is to start cataloging their data. There are companies like us that provide a data catalog that allows you to understand where all your data is and now get to the point where you have a common definition. When I talk about annual recurring revenue, what’s the actual definition, and how am I defining that here? There’s no accounting standard that says here’s what ARR [annual recurring revenue] means, so you need to define it somewhere, so how do I define that and say here are the source tables where all that kind of stuff is going to form. So you start with cataloging it, and now you start driving that cleaning and governance process, you start pulling the data together, automating the cleanup steps to start making it consistent and correct. And then, as you’ve built out those two core capabilities, you now are at the point where your data is consistent and correct and you know what it is. You’ve defined the most important definitions, and your team knows where to go to analyze it.

Are there potential pitfalls that can arise while mining relevant data?

Tuchen: The secondary problem that’s been created that we’re now starting to touch on is that different analytical teams, without having a catalog to go find the data, are going to start recreating it themselves — you not only have duplicate work being created but in some cases inconsistent work, which is even worse. It’s not just that they’re wasting time that could have been saved, it’s that they’re coming to different results by creating different definitions or different flows that result in different answers. It’s creating more confusion. By creating a catalog, understanding where your data is, and now driving convergence and consistency, you’re starting with the right data and everyone is starting in the same place and maximizing use.

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and conciseness.

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HR execs and politicians eye student debt relief

Student debt relief is not only an election issue in the 2020 race for president, but a problem for HR managers. Some firms, including a hospital in New York, are doing something about it.

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital began offering a student loan relief program this year for its non-union employees. It employs 1,500 people and provides employees 32 vacation days a year.

Most employees don’t take all that time off, said Dan Bengyak, vice president of administrative services at the not-for-profit medical center with hospitals in Newburgh and Cornwall. He oversees HR, IT and other administrative operations.

In February, the hospital detailed its plan to apply paid time off to student debt relief. Employees in the Parents Plus Loan program had the option as well. The hospital set two sign-up windows, the first in May. Forty employees signed up. The next window is in November.

The program “has been extremely well received and it definitely has offered us a real competitive advantage in the recruiting world,” Bengyak said. He believes it will help with retention as well.

The maximum employee contribution for student debt relief is $5,000. The hospital also provides tuition help. This combination “offers significant financial assistance,” to employees seeking advanced degrees, Bengyak said.

A SaaS platform handles payments

The hospital uses Tuition.io, a startup founded in 2013 and based in Santa Monica, Calif. The platform manages all of the payments to the loan services. Its users pay a lump sum to cover the cost of the assistance. The employer doesn’t know the amount of the employee’s debt. The platform notifies the employee when a payment is posted.

It definitely has offered us a real competitive advantage in the recruiting world.
Dan BengyakVP of administrative services, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital

Payments can be made as a monthly contribution, a lump sum on an employment anniversary or other methods, according to Scott Thompson, CEO at Tuition.io.

Tuition.io also analyzes repayment data, which can show the program’s retention impact, according to Thompson.

“Those individuals who are participating in this benefit stay longer with the employer — they just do,” he said. 

About one in five students has over $100,000 in debt and is, by definition, broke, Thompson said. They can’t afford an employer’s 401K program or buy a house. Employees with a burdensome loan “are always looking for a new job that pays you more money because you simply have to,” he said.

Legislation in pipeline

The amount of student loan debt is in excess of $1.5 trillion and exceeds credit card and auto debt combined, said Robert Keach, a past president at the American Bankruptcy Institute, in testimony at a recent U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearing on bankruptcy. More than a quarter of borrowers are in delinquency or default, he said. Student loan debt is expected to exceed $2 trillion by 2022.

“High levels of post-secondary education debt correlate with lower earnings, lower rates of home ownership, fewer automobile purchases, higher household financial distress, and delayed marriage and family formation, among other ripple effects,” Keach said.

Congress is considering legislation that may make it easier for firms to help employees with debt. One example is the Employer Participation in Repayment Act, a bill that has bipartisan support in both chambers. It would enable employers to give up to $5,250 annually per employee, tax free.

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