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Internet of Things: Security and Convenience

The Internet of Things has entered consumers’ lives with wearable devices, cell phones, and security systems that send data through the internet. Meanwhile, a related concept is developing: the Industrial Internet of Things. Companies large and small are creating the infrastructure for the digital industrial revolution. A small company just entering the field, ProAxion of […]

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Nanofarming as Social Responsibility

Technology has addressed the waste and energy use concerns in the way the world grows, packages, ships, and wastes fresh produce. At this point, agriculture is not sustainable, and the inequities in world-wide farming systems are causing concern and changes in consumer behavior. The local food movement, urban agriculture, farmer’s markets, CSA’s, and other direct-to-consumer […]

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Food Trends for your business

What we eat and how we eat it is changing and despite or maybe because of COVID-19, there will be more focus on food trends. It’s been evolving for decades because those within the food industry know that it’s critical to partake in short-term trends in order to stay successful. Those who fail to embrace […]

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Where Are You on Retail’s Virtual Continuum?

What would a retail experience look like three years from now?  What if you could browse a store while sitting in the store?  Let’s suppose an associate hands you virtual reality glasses as you enter the store.  You are guided to a private viewing room complete with snacks and beverages.  You relax in the viewing […]

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Why two functional periods are enough

For all organisations, the difference between success and failure lies in identifying and cultivating strong leadership. Without strong managers weaved throughout the organisation, it’s possible the entire company will stagnate and fail to deliver on the promise of its mission.  But identifying strong managers isn’t quite as simple as conducting a performance review. It involves […]

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Robots as a substitute for human proximity

Deep learning, big data, the cloud, and the rest of the pieces of the developing AI world are becoming familiar, being visualized by marketers who understand we need images and ideas that fit into our worldview. We already love our cars and our dogs, so falling in love with an AI personal assistant who actually […]

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Can we change ourselves?

Taking an extra dose of Simvastatin, and then ordering double cheese on the pizza–no, screw it, let’s get double pepperoni, too!  This may not be the recommended usage of statin drugs for cholesterol, but it is how they are used by many more people than are willing to admit to the practice. While health care […]

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Climate Change Initiatives

Many companies are already addressing the elements of social justice, environmental stewardship, transparency, and fair labor practices in their company values. The Business Roundtable in the US announced the release of a new Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation signed by 181 CEOs who commit to lead their companies for the benefit of all […]

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Business values and new corporate standards

Successful businesses tend to share similar values that boost their employee engagement. A loyal, dedicated, and energized staff, working toward a common goal, is the gold standard for a happy and engaged workforce. Across size, industry, market share, intellectual property, and other economic variables, employee engagement stands out as the hallmark of a successful company. […]

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Residential Homecare and Healthcare IOT-Tools

The Internet of Things refers to any item or the capability of any item to be equipped with a sensor. This sensor would be able to collect data, and send it to another sensor or databank, and also be capable of taking action based on data recorded. As far as healthcare and especially residential homecare […]