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Four Steps to Avoid Having a Robot Replace Your Job

Four Steps to Avoid Having a Robot Replace Your Job

| October 4, 2017

In 1811, textile workers and weavers in Nottingham England banded together and for two years destroyed weaving machinery to protest the loss of their jobs – and the battle has been going on ever since.  As technology increases, jobs considered safe and central to the working economy are replaced by machines.  Historically, technology has always […]

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The Ig Awards Are In

The Ig Awards Are In

| October 20, 2015

The 25th Annual Ig® Nobel Prize Ceremony was held on September 17, 2015 at Harvard University.   The Ig Noble awards are a parody on the Nobel Prizes, and “honor” achievements that make people laugh – but then make them think.  The awards are handed out in a fun filled gala for the strangest of research […]

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The Gig Economy: How Independent Workers are Changing America

The Gig Economy: How Independent Workers are Changing America

| September 13, 2015

A “gig” is the colloquial term for temporary work  — as when a musician books a performance, moving often (maybe even daily) “from gig to gig” to work in a different venue and for a different establishment.  Take that concept and expand it into other fields, and you have “the Gig Economy” where workers are […]

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Seven Rules for Staying Productive When Working Remotely

Seven Rules for Staying Productive When Working Remotely

| August 18, 2015

Telecommuting is now a norm in the marketplace.  The 2014 National Study of Employers found that 67% of American workers spend some time telecommuting.  Many work entire from a location apart of the Company offices, and most often at home. On a whole, telecommuting is a great boon to the employees and through them the […]

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A Better Mousetrap: Four Steps In Going From Invention To Market

A Better Mousetrap: Four Steps In Going From Invention To Market

| January 9, 2015

“Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door” (a misquotation of Ralph Waldo Emerson) has been the maxim of American ingenuity for more than 100 years.  Innovation is the engine of economic progress, and the intellectual property of an invention is guarded by patent law.  There have been more […]

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Ramp Up Network Security With UTM [Unified Threat Management]

Ramp Up Network Security With UTM [Unified Threat Management]

| August 8, 2014

Today, businesses face a wide variety of threats to network security and company data. With new threats appearing daily, it’s an uphill battle to keep up with these challenges. Traditionally, companies have added stand-alone security technologies to maintain security. However, the cost is high, and each new product doesn’t always integrate with the existing ones. […]

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The “Internet of Things” Is The New Revolution For Business

The “Internet of Things” Is The New Revolution For Business

| July 7, 2014

The “internet of things” has long been hyped as the next big change for business and lifestyles in America, with devices that will run themselves, service themselves, communicate among themselves, and even seem to think for themselves.  Now, suddenly, what yesterday seemed to be futuristic, aspirational technology, is quickly becoming real.  To paraphrase Albert Einstein, […]

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Lessons From “The 50 Smartest Companies”

Lessons From “The 50 Smartest Companies”

| April 6, 2014

The MIT Technology Review has released its annual list of “The 50 Smartest Companies” with many names both familiar and unfamiliar to the general public. A study of the list, and what merits inclusion on the list, is both an exciting look at what new products are about to come on the market; and a […]

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The Big Business of Your Personal Data

The Big Business of Your Personal Data

| March 16, 2014

Private companies are making the sale and purchase of your personal data a new, very big, and fast growing business that challenges traditional notions of privacy. The data once collected is “mined” and used to drive consumer sales by enabling companies to get ever faster readings on consumer trends; and by learning more about you […]

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Information Technology Gives Patients Control of Their Health Care

Information Technology Gives Patients Control of Their Health Care

| November 8, 2013

Health-care spending is out of control. While all the attention is focused on the rollout of the new government Health Insurance Exchanges, private information technology is starting to offer an alternative way to better health, and maybe radically reduced health-care costs. At the Christian Professional Network Conference of October 24, 2013, keynote speaker Scott Rasmussen […]

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