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August 9, 2017 Organizing Your Disaster Recovery

Posted on 7:35 pm in Small Business.

Every business faces the risk that a natural or man-made disaster could disrupt normal operations and ultimately threaten the viability of the enterprise. Fires, floods, earthquakes, thefts and terrorism are all potential threats to a business. Having a disaster recovery plan to deal with such threats is critical. You may want to organize the preparation … Continue reading “Organizing Your Disaster Recovery”

Evaluating a Franchise Opportunity

Posted on 7:24 pm in Small Business.

Owning and running a business through a franchise arrangement has become a popular way to fulfill dreams of entrepreneurship. Franchise businesses include everything from restaurants to retail stores to auto service centers. When you buy a franchise, you are often able to sell goods and services that already have name recognition. The franchiser typically provides … Continue reading “Evaluating a Franchise Opportunity”

Better Protection with Cloud Security

Posted on 7:12 pm in Security & Surveillance.

Initial apprehension about the safety of data and network security systems housed in the cloud has slowed the transition from in-house services. However, the trend is shifting, due in large part to the creation of new cloud-based security tools and significant investments made by leading providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google … Continue reading “Better Protection with Cloud Security”

Companies Expand Use of 3-D Printing

Posted on 6:50 pm in Information Technology.

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, has been used primarily by companies to create prototypes. The process enables product engineers and designers to tweak product models quickly, easily and affordably before entering into full production using traditional manufacturing methods. Currently, only .01% of manufacturing output is done using 3-D printing methods.[1] However, 3-D printing … Continue reading “Companies Expand Use of 3-D Printing”

Artificial Intelligence Meets Health Care

Posted on 6:31 pm in Healthcare.

The availability of vast amounts of health care data is driving the development of artificial intelligence (AI) applications that promise to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient care. AI health care applications are using data mining, machine learning and data analytics processes to assist doctors and health care providers in faster, more precise diagnosis … Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence Meets Health Care”

A New Twist on 3-D Printing

Posted on 6:18 pm in Food Service.

3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is quickly becoming the hot new technology in the food industry. It enables a high degree of customization in design, decoration and nutritional ingredients while saving time and reducing waste. The process is relatively simple: Chefs, caterers, food manufacturers and consumers are using computers to develop a custom … Continue reading “A New Twist on 3-D Printing”

July 13, 2017 Biometric Applications Take Off

Posted on 7:47 pm in Security & Surveillance.

Ever since fingerprint identification capabilities were added to the Apple iPhone in 2013, biometrics has been heralded as the next secure and convenient method of identification and authentication.[1] While smartphones aren’t the only devices adding biometric authentication, they are indicative of how ubiquitous biometrics has become. Biometrics is moving from limited use in high security … Continue reading “Biometric Applications Take Off”