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Dariya Lopukhina 2021-02-23
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The HSK is commonly used to measure the level of proficiency in Chinese.

So, taking the HSK test is something that every Chinese learner should be familiar with, and the point of taking the HSK depends on why you actually learn this language.There are two main reasons why people want to learn Chinese nowadays:Business/career-related.

China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are big players in the global economy today, that’s why Chinese is an extremely useful business language.

Learning this language makes you a valuable candidate for potential employers or opens up new horizons for your business (if you have your own business).Self-development.

China’s culture and history make the Chinese language extremely interesting to study, even if you are not going to use it for work.By the way, if you are an international student who wants to get into a Chinese university, you will have to pass a high-level HSK test to get your application approved.

The HSK certificate also adds points if you apply for a work permit in China.Depending on the reason why you learn Chinese, the point of taking the HSK is:To get an HSK certificate that can be used as proof of your level in Chinese for your potential employer or academic setting (for professionals and students).To measure your progress, keep yourself on track and stay motivated (if you are learning Chinese for yourself).It requires considerable effort to pass the HSK successfully.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2020-11-30
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There are different methods of memorizing Chinese words, such as:Associative, such as learning the radicals, drawing cartoons, and creating stories about the origin and meaning of characters.

Associative learning methods work best when speed is not your priority and you want to explore the Chinese language in depth.Rote, i.e.

memorizing words through constant repetition and practice.

Rote learning remains to be the most popular and, when applied duly, effective, way to learn Chinese words.

It is particularly helpful for accelerating memorization and learning large amounts of materials, for example when you need to learn a few hundred (or thousand) characters to pass your upcoming HSK exam.The text above is a summary, you can read the full article here: Proven Techniques to Learn Chinese Vocabulary.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-06-19
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According to research by Savills PLC, one of the world's largest global property service providers - with over 700 offices - real estate around the world is worth approximately $228 trillion.

Global real estate, as an investment asset category, is worth more than stocks, shares and debt investments combined (worth around $170 trillion) and real estate investment continues to flow. Some analysts are starting to describe the funding environment as “frothy”, although most are confident growth will continue.

There are over 120 companies in this space, covering a wide range of innovative solutions. From new listing and search platforms, to marketplaces (residential and commercial), DIY solutions for home sellers, financing platforms, and other solutions.

There is competition in this sector to fund deals. As Connell McGill, Co-founder/CEO of building data software firm Enertiv notes: “You have all these families where real estate is their core business, and now there are these new technologies that are aiming to disrupt their space or make their businesses more profitable," McGill said. “These are families that have a significant amount of resources that can be invested [in real estate tech].”

In that sense, real estate tech companies benefit from understanding the environment they operate in. Real estate is big business. Property tech companies are only going to grow when they can clearly show how a solution they are offering is going to generate more value/revenue and returns for property owners.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-18
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Around the world, preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart or respiratory disorders pose a significant threat to the public health. Billions are spent every year on treating patients with diseases that could be prevented.

The cost of preventable diseases can be largely reduced with an approach that incorporates medical science, early interventions and lifestyle changes. Embracing the digital possibilities and advancement of healthcare software development holds the key to unlocking much-needed changes in the public health.

 

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Dariya Lopukhina 2021-02-15
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The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is one of the most anticipated and celebrated holidays in China.The date of the festival is determined by the Lunar calendar and can fall anywhere between January 21 and February 20.

The festival is not only an important holiday in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but it is also observed in areas with major Chinese diasporas, such as Singapore.Marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring, the festival is the longest holiday of the year.

Festivities can go on for as long as sixteen days, and the first seven days are public holidays that are taken off from work.Here are some of the common Chinese New Year greetings:新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) - Happy New Year!恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) - May you have a prosperous New Year!万事如意 (wànshì rúyì) - May everything go as you hope!心想事成 (xīn xiǎng shì chéng) - May all your wishes come true!Check out this article to learn about Chinese New Year traditions and sayings that you can use around the new year: Chinese New Year Vocabulary.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-11-07
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When business grows, software products need to scale with it.

However, hasty architecture decisions, messy code and other technical debt issues missed at the early coding stage can hinder the progress of your application.

That’s why one of the things a tech startup should do early is a third-party code audit, which allow them to detect problems while the code base is smaller and it's easier to fix them.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-29
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eLearning is going to play an increasingly integral part of everyone’s learning experience, becoming more modular, tailored and versatile.

Learners expect systems and software that fits around a busy lifestyle and career needs. For many, sitting down and taking notes from books for hours at a time isn't always practical. Instead, learning providers need to recognize that more versatile approaches that deliver knowledge in bursts and provides support around the clock. Let’s look at the major technology trends that will impact workplace learning in the near future.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-13
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Property - a house or other real estate - is probably the most valuable asset class in existence. Commercial and residential property is worth $228 trillion. More than stocks and shares combined.

It is the role of property managers to look after these assets, keep tenants happy and maintain consistent returns for property owners

 

Digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in property management. This sector has been slow to embrace tech innovarions, but now, asset owners and managers are turning to new real estate tech solutions to solve old problems.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2021-01-23
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One of the common challenges the beginners face while learning Chinese is the overwhelming amount of info they need to remember.

Chinese teachers and learning resources tend to teach too much content that is often not immediately useful for learners.So don’t try to learn everything at once!

The essential aspects your need to memorize are verbs, adjectives, nouns, and grammar:Verbs and adjectives are quite easy to grasp as there are not so many of them.

About 300 words in total, maybe 1000 if you really want to learn all of them.Grammar is also quite simple.

There are no tenses, no plurals, no genders, and no conjugations.The problem is the nouns.

Learning programs usually contain many nouns we never use.It's recommended to focus your memorizing efforts on verbs, adjectives, grammar, and 2 or 3 hundreds of nouns in the first few months.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-10-22
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Voice recognition technology has improved geatly over the last few years in the ability to understand medical terminology and regional accents and and now has many uses in the healthcare environment. It helps helps healthcare professionals focus on their actual work and improves patient care.

Healthcare providers and medical software development companies embrace voice-enabled applications to resolve many critical issues of the industry:

  • enables early diagnosis of of parkinson's and some other diseases, so that treatments can be started sooner, which improves the subsequent outlook for patients;
  • reduce transcription errors from handwriting mistakes; 
  • help doctors make timely and well-informed decisions; 
  • make recording billable time more accurate;
  • potentially lower healthcare costs, improve convenience and doctor-patient relationships.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-28
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Off-the-shelf or custom-built software is the choice that haunts real estate businesses looking for CRM solutions. Off-the-shelf CRMs are great if you need a solution now but it can be chellenging to adopt them to your current processes and systems. Custom CRM software for realtors can be developed according to specific requirements of your business.

Real estate companies should carefully evaluate the pros and cons of both options to make the right choice. The primary concern should be the on the efficiency with which the CRM solution allows them to serve their customers.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-05
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In only a few short years the concept of the smart hospital may become a reality. Technologies like AI, machine learning, cloud solutions and connected devices are increasingly adopted in the healthcare industry changing the way doctors handle everyday challenges. Apple, Samsung, Amazon and other tech giants are investing serious money in the healthcare domain.

Adopting recent tech innovations into helathcare IT solutions can significantly improve patient care, treatment, drug development and help both patients and doctors make more informed decisions.

 

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Dariya Lopukhina 2020-12-30
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Mandarin Chinese is often ranked as one of the hardest languages to learn.

Some of the difficulties people face when learning Chinese:Chinese has no alphabetEvery word is a distinct sequence of often complicated characters that needs to be memorizedThere are no spaces separating individual wordsTones change the meaning of Chinese syllablesChinese tones change depending on the contextHomonyms and homographsThe text above is a summary, you can read the full article here: Why Learning Chinese for English Speakers is Insanely Hard.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-10-07
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Digital transformation is a challenging undertaking, that requires a solid analysis and well-planned roadmap to be successful. It is both technological and cultural shift aligned with business objectives and goals.

Business analysts are the drivers of innovation and the key participants in the digital transformation projects. A business analyst can detect technology gaps and inefficient business processes in the organization, find technologically feasible solutions to problems, create a transformation strategy, bridge the client-developer gap and actually lead the project through implementation.

The business analyst roles and duties involve:

1. Identify & justify the need for change
2. Create a digital transformation strategy & roadmap
3. Lead the project through implementation
4. Translate biz requirements to the IT team and tech solutions to clients
5. Provide data-driven advice to all project stakeholders

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-25
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The real estate industry is changing. Investors and technology companies are expecting the market to favor buyers in 2020 and new innovations are going to drive forward a changing landscape in 2019.

From improved risk analysis to hybrid cloud and open source environments, here is what we are expecting from real estate innovation in the next few years:

  • Proactive macroeconomic monitoring
  • Global shift into the build-to-rent market
  • Innovation adhering to guidelines
  • Cloud takes the lead, with more open source innovation
  • Increased consolidation and investment

More innovation and progress is expected in the near future. Property businesses and real estate software development companies need to integrate relevant developments into their IT solutions and business processes.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-05
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Information technologies are changing almost every aspect of our lives. From communication to finance, you can use digital tools to speed up and improve your business. The trend did not bypass the learning industry, so now you can utilize online mechanisms to improve the skills of your employees and boost their productivity.

Many studies prove the power of digital learning: eLearning produces an 18% increase in employee engagement in the workplace and requires up to 60% less employee time than learning in a traditional classroom setting. So the only dilemma is which trends to embrace in your e-learning solutions.

This article will show you how to improve your training strategy using the nine most effective eLearning trends.

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Dariya Lopukhina 2021-02-23
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The HSK is commonly used to measure the level of proficiency in Chinese.

So, taking the HSK test is something that every Chinese learner should be familiar with, and the point of taking the HSK depends on why you actually learn this language.There are two main reasons why people want to learn Chinese nowadays:Business/career-related.

China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan are big players in the global economy today, that’s why Chinese is an extremely useful business language.

Learning this language makes you a valuable candidate for potential employers or opens up new horizons for your business (if you have your own business).Self-development.

China’s culture and history make the Chinese language extremely interesting to study, even if you are not going to use it for work.By the way, if you are an international student who wants to get into a Chinese university, you will have to pass a high-level HSK test to get your application approved.

The HSK certificate also adds points if you apply for a work permit in China.Depending on the reason why you learn Chinese, the point of taking the HSK is:To get an HSK certificate that can be used as proof of your level in Chinese for your potential employer or academic setting (for professionals and students).To measure your progress, keep yourself on track and stay motivated (if you are learning Chinese for yourself).It requires considerable effort to pass the HSK successfully.

Dariya Lopukhina 2021-01-23
img

One of the common challenges the beginners face while learning Chinese is the overwhelming amount of info they need to remember.

Chinese teachers and learning resources tend to teach too much content that is often not immediately useful for learners.So don’t try to learn everything at once!

The essential aspects your need to memorize are verbs, adjectives, nouns, and grammar:Verbs and adjectives are quite easy to grasp as there are not so many of them.

About 300 words in total, maybe 1000 if you really want to learn all of them.Grammar is also quite simple.

There are no tenses, no plurals, no genders, and no conjugations.The problem is the nouns.

Learning programs usually contain many nouns we never use.It's recommended to focus your memorizing efforts on verbs, adjectives, grammar, and 2 or 3 hundreds of nouns in the first few months.

Dariya Lopukhina 2020-11-30
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There are different methods of memorizing Chinese words, such as:Associative, such as learning the radicals, drawing cartoons, and creating stories about the origin and meaning of characters.

Associative learning methods work best when speed is not your priority and you want to explore the Chinese language in depth.Rote, i.e.

memorizing words through constant repetition and practice.

Rote learning remains to be the most popular and, when applied duly, effective, way to learn Chinese words.

It is particularly helpful for accelerating memorization and learning large amounts of materials, for example when you need to learn a few hundred (or thousand) characters to pass your upcoming HSK exam.The text above is a summary, you can read the full article here: Proven Techniques to Learn Chinese Vocabulary.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-10-22
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Voice recognition technology has improved geatly over the last few years in the ability to understand medical terminology and regional accents and and now has many uses in the healthcare environment. It helps helps healthcare professionals focus on their actual work and improves patient care.

Healthcare providers and medical software development companies embrace voice-enabled applications to resolve many critical issues of the industry:

  • enables early diagnosis of of parkinson's and some other diseases, so that treatments can be started sooner, which improves the subsequent outlook for patients;
  • reduce transcription errors from handwriting mistakes; 
  • help doctors make timely and well-informed decisions; 
  • make recording billable time more accurate;
  • potentially lower healthcare costs, improve convenience and doctor-patient relationships.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-06-19
img

According to research by Savills PLC, one of the world's largest global property service providers - with over 700 offices - real estate around the world is worth approximately $228 trillion.

Global real estate, as an investment asset category, is worth more than stocks, shares and debt investments combined (worth around $170 trillion) and real estate investment continues to flow. Some analysts are starting to describe the funding environment as “frothy”, although most are confident growth will continue.

There are over 120 companies in this space, covering a wide range of innovative solutions. From new listing and search platforms, to marketplaces (residential and commercial), DIY solutions for home sellers, financing platforms, and other solutions.

There is competition in this sector to fund deals. As Connell McGill, Co-founder/CEO of building data software firm Enertiv notes: “You have all these families where real estate is their core business, and now there are these new technologies that are aiming to disrupt their space or make their businesses more profitable," McGill said. “These are families that have a significant amount of resources that can be invested [in real estate tech].”

In that sense, real estate tech companies benefit from understanding the environment they operate in. Real estate is big business. Property tech companies are only going to grow when they can clearly show how a solution they are offering is going to generate more value/revenue and returns for property owners.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-28
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Off-the-shelf or custom-built software is the choice that haunts real estate businesses looking for CRM solutions. Off-the-shelf CRMs are great if you need a solution now but it can be chellenging to adopt them to your current processes and systems. Custom CRM software for realtors can be developed according to specific requirements of your business.

Real estate companies should carefully evaluate the pros and cons of both options to make the right choice. The primary concern should be the on the efficiency with which the CRM solution allows them to serve their customers.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-18
img

Around the world, preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart or respiratory disorders pose a significant threat to the public health. Billions are spent every year on treating patients with diseases that could be prevented.

The cost of preventable diseases can be largely reduced with an approach that incorporates medical science, early interventions and lifestyle changes. Embracing the digital possibilities and advancement of healthcare software development holds the key to unlocking much-needed changes in the public health.

 

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-05
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In only a few short years the concept of the smart hospital may become a reality. Technologies like AI, machine learning, cloud solutions and connected devices are increasingly adopted in the healthcare industry changing the way doctors handle everyday challenges. Apple, Samsung, Amazon and other tech giants are investing serious money in the healthcare domain.

Adopting recent tech innovations into helathcare IT solutions can significantly improve patient care, treatment, drug development and help both patients and doctors make more informed decisions.

 

Dariya Lopukhina 2021-02-15
img

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is one of the most anticipated and celebrated holidays in China.The date of the festival is determined by the Lunar calendar and can fall anywhere between January 21 and February 20.

The festival is not only an important holiday in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, but it is also observed in areas with major Chinese diasporas, such as Singapore.Marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring, the festival is the longest holiday of the year.

Festivities can go on for as long as sixteen days, and the first seven days are public holidays that are taken off from work.Here are some of the common Chinese New Year greetings:新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) - Happy New Year!恭喜发财 (gōng xǐ fā cái) - May you have a prosperous New Year!万事如意 (wànshì rúyì) - May everything go as you hope!心想事成 (xīn xiǎng shì chéng) - May all your wishes come true!Check out this article to learn about Chinese New Year traditions and sayings that you can use around the new year: Chinese New Year Vocabulary.

Dariya Lopukhina 2020-12-30
img

Mandarin Chinese is often ranked as one of the hardest languages to learn.

Some of the difficulties people face when learning Chinese:Chinese has no alphabetEvery word is a distinct sequence of often complicated characters that needs to be memorizedThere are no spaces separating individual wordsTones change the meaning of Chinese syllablesChinese tones change depending on the contextHomonyms and homographsThe text above is a summary, you can read the full article here: Why Learning Chinese for English Speakers is Insanely Hard.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-11-07
img

When business grows, software products need to scale with it.

However, hasty architecture decisions, messy code and other technical debt issues missed at the early coding stage can hinder the progress of your application.

That’s why one of the things a tech startup should do early is a third-party code audit, which allow them to detect problems while the code base is smaller and it's easier to fix them.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-10-07
img

Digital transformation is a challenging undertaking, that requires a solid analysis and well-planned roadmap to be successful. It is both technological and cultural shift aligned with business objectives and goals.

Business analysts are the drivers of innovation and the key participants in the digital transformation projects. A business analyst can detect technology gaps and inefficient business processes in the organization, find technologically feasible solutions to problems, create a transformation strategy, bridge the client-developer gap and actually lead the project through implementation.

The business analyst roles and duties involve:

1. Identify & justify the need for change
2. Create a digital transformation strategy & roadmap
3. Lead the project through implementation
4. Translate biz requirements to the IT team and tech solutions to clients
5. Provide data-driven advice to all project stakeholders

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-29
img

eLearning is going to play an increasingly integral part of everyone’s learning experience, becoming more modular, tailored and versatile.

Learners expect systems and software that fits around a busy lifestyle and career needs. For many, sitting down and taking notes from books for hours at a time isn't always practical. Instead, learning providers need to recognize that more versatile approaches that deliver knowledge in bursts and provides support around the clock. Let’s look at the major technology trends that will impact workplace learning in the near future.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-25
img

The real estate industry is changing. Investors and technology companies are expecting the market to favor buyers in 2020 and new innovations are going to drive forward a changing landscape in 2019.

From improved risk analysis to hybrid cloud and open source environments, here is what we are expecting from real estate innovation in the next few years:

  • Proactive macroeconomic monitoring
  • Global shift into the build-to-rent market
  • Innovation adhering to guidelines
  • Cloud takes the lead, with more open source innovation
  • Increased consolidation and investment

More innovation and progress is expected in the near future. Property businesses and real estate software development companies need to integrate relevant developments into their IT solutions and business processes.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-13
img

Property - a house or other real estate - is probably the most valuable asset class in existence. Commercial and residential property is worth $228 trillion. More than stocks and shares combined.

It is the role of property managers to look after these assets, keep tenants happy and maintain consistent returns for property owners

 

Digital technology is playing an increasingly important role in property management. This sector has been slow to embrace tech innovarions, but now, asset owners and managers are turning to new real estate tech solutions to solve old problems.

Dariya Lopukhina 2019-03-05
img

Information technologies are changing almost every aspect of our lives. From communication to finance, you can use digital tools to speed up and improve your business. The trend did not bypass the learning industry, so now you can utilize online mechanisms to improve the skills of your employees and boost their productivity.

Many studies prove the power of digital learning: eLearning produces an 18% increase in employee engagement in the workplace and requires up to 60% less employee time than learning in a traditional classroom setting. So the only dilemma is which trends to embrace in your e-learning solutions.

This article will show you how to improve your training strategy using the nine most effective eLearning trends.