November 16, 2017 Wearables in the Workplace

Posted on 4:09 pm in Information Technology.

Fitness trackers started with a simple goal of monitoring the number of steps taken in a day. Now wearable devices such as smart glasses, smart watches and sensor-embedded clothing and hats are improving job efficiency in the workplace. ABI Research predicts more than 500,000 wearables will be distributed to employees by 2021.[1] Workplace wearables help … Continue reading “Wearables in the Workplace”

Ransomware Threats Increasing

Posted on 4:06 pm in Franchise News.

Large-scale ransomware attacks dominated the news earlier this year and affected millions of businesses around the world. Large and small businesses alike fell victim to WannaCry and Petya ransomware. Security firm Proofpoint found attackers typically use email to plant ransomware.[1] Attackers generally use phishing schemes to enter a company’s systems and infiltrate devices, cash registers, … Continue reading “Ransomware Threats Increasing”

October 25, 2017 Office Wellness Takes Center Stage

Posted on 6:29 pm in Office Technology.

More companies are adhering to green building standards when constructing and renovating offices, factories, warehouses and distribution centers. Achieving the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is considered by architects, developers, builders and facilities managers to be the gold standard in creating sustainable, healthy, efficient and cost-effective structures. Green buildings are designed to … Continue reading “Office Wellness Takes Center Stage”

Health Care Professional Education Goes Online

Posted on 6:09 pm in Healthcare.

Online degree programs for nursing and other health care disciplines are becoming a popular option for many health care professionals. One study identified nursing as the second most popular major among online learners for both graduate and undergraduate degrees.[1] Online degree programs are accessible and flexible, enabling students to study when and where it is … Continue reading “Health Care Professional Education Goes Online”

Mobile Apps for Hiring, Scheduling and Payroll

Posted on 5:55 pm in Franchise News.

Mobile apps and digital tools are making it easier for business owners to recruit workers, issue communications and manage scheduling, time sheets and payroll functions. These tools can help businesses save time, improve efficiency and trim labor costs. More than three-quarters of Americans (77%) own smartphones and an even higher percentage (92%) of young adults … Continue reading “Mobile Apps for Hiring, Scheduling and Payroll”

Innovation District Tests New Technology

Posted on 5:26 pm in Security & Surveillance.

The city of Las Vegas has created an Innovation District to test new technology for improved public works, better traffic management and enhanced security services. The city’s goal is to create an incubator for innovative systems, expand proven services citywide, and offer partner companies an incubator for new technology. The projects being tested aim to … Continue reading “Innovation District Tests New Technology”

How Local Can You Go?

Posted on 5:15 pm in Food Service.

The popularity of farmers’ markets and local produce is making an indelible impact on restaurant menus. Dishes made with locally sourced vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses and dairy products continue to inspire chefs and garner praise from customers and restaurant owners. Large food distributors transport fruits and vegetables 1,500 miles on average in the United States … Continue reading “How Local Can You Go?”