Architecture & Design

How Can Smart City Open Standards Be Achieved?

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The MITRE Smart City Summit featured a major stance from Michael Dunaway, program lead for Global Communities Technology Challenge program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The stance: the importance of smart city open standards. Some of his points included opportunity for future growth of digital technologies to improve city infrastructure, prevent […]

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The Cato Institute 2022 Housing Affordability National Survey Indicates Concern Over Housing Affordability
January 19, 2023

The Cato Institute 2022 Housing Affordability National Survey was released and the results reflect national concern regarding the housing market and its affordability. There are signs that the housing market is correcting itself after a couple of hot years, but the process has been gradual. Mortgage interest rates are still roughly twice what they were […]

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Is the COP27 Focus on AEC Carbon Emissions Telling the Whole Story?
December 1, 2022

Construction sustainability continues to be an emphasis for international leaders. COP27, the UN’s gathering of more than 90 heads of state and 35,000 delegates from 190 countries, convened earlier in early November to discuss unified action against climate change and which industries need to take on a bulk of the responsibility to adjust operations and […]

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A Look Into the Architectural Designs of the Lusail and 974 Stadium
November 29, 2022

The 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar has kicked off this year and to prepare for the event, Qatar has invested billions of dollars in building eco-friendly and architecturally advanced sports facilities, undertaking enormous economic and infrastructure developments. Lionel Scharly, Strategic Architectural Advisor, Real Estate Bees gives his perspective on Qatar World Cup buildings as well […]

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Breaking Glass

A Closer Look at the Evolving Gender Equality in the Data Center Industry

Noelle Walsh, Corporate VP for Microsoft, joined Nancy Novak, Chief Innovation Officer for Compass Datacenters, to discuss how gender equality is progressing in the data center industry. Walsh stated, “I think unconscious bias plays a role. I believe we are past the days of overt discrimination. But now it’s the microaggressions, the unconscious biases, and […]

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Breaking Glass: IM Women Group Aims to Progress Gender Equity Through Education Campaign
February 15, 2022

The pandemic has disproportionately affected women in the workplace. Activists nationwide are concerned for the progress that’s been made once statistics were released, showing that 2.4M women dropped out of the workforce within the first year of the pandemic totaling $800 billion of lost income. Additionally, 38% of women surveyed in the tech industry said […]

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Building Management

Recognizing the Value of the Skilled Trades

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People value skilled trades for the everyday necessities they bring to life. From plumbing to electrical, machinists, and construction, trades play a vital role worldwide. They make the world happen. Unfortunately, there is a growing gap in the skilled trades workforce, despite high wages, employer-funded training, readily available positions, and the opportunity to apply […]

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Massachusetts Takes the LEED for Certified Buildings
January 31, 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its top 10 states for LEED-certified buildings, and Massachusetts was coming in at number one for 2022.The top 10 LEED States include: Massachusetts, 3.76 certified gross square footage per capita and 96 green building projects Illinois, 3.48 certified gross square footage and 91 projects New York, 3.17 certified […]

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Unlocking the Potential of the HVAC Industry for Career Success
January 26, 2023

The demand for HVAC solutions came into broad view during the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry thrived during this period and continues to do so, heading into 2023. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts steady growth of HVAC industry jobs through 2029. The is lots of potential in the HVAC industry with excellent pay […]

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Career Progression and Bridging the Educational and Representational Gap in the HVAC Industry
January 24, 2023

Over 97% of HVAC technicians in the US are men, while women comprise only 2.6% of the industry. This disparate statistic is often a commonality among many trade industries. However, one insider hopes to change that. What is she doing to encourage others to join the skilled trade of HVAC? On the latest episode of […]

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Business Services

Inflation Rates Ease, But Long-Term Contracts Keep Prices High

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With inflation rates easing and shipping costs dropping along with several commodities (not eggs), consumers may be wondering why they haven’t seen a noticeable price difference yet. Blame it on supplier contracts. A typical procurement practice is shoring up supplier contracts in advance, which means prices could hold for several months. The longer high prices […]

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Building Your Resume for SEO, Interview Prep, and Professionalism
February 1, 2023

Resumes are usually the key and, ultimately, the primary gateway to getting hired for a job. However, only some of these resumes make it to the recruiters who determine who gets hired for a job. According to CNBC, around 75 percent of resumes are not read by an actual human but are run through an automated […]

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Workday Cuts 3% of Global Staff in ‘Challenging’ Environment
February 1, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Workday Inc., which makes software for business tasks such as human resources, said it was eliminating 3% of its global workforce in response to a “challenging” global economic environment. “We have decided to restructure and realign some teams across Workday, leading to the difficult decision to eliminate roles,” the company said in an […]

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Rising Interest Rates—What Does Jamie Dimon Say?
January 31, 2023

Rising interest rates are still prevalent as ever. CNBC reached out to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon for his thoughts on the state of interest rates in the U.S. The Fed recently raised its benchmark interest rate to a targeted range between 4.25% and 4.5%. They anticipate the rate going as high as 5.1%. While […]

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Clean Matters

Perfect Clean: Clean Matters

From the first in-person APIC Annual Conference in three years, Karl Baker, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Perfect Clean, recognized how vital in-person interactions are to collaboration and networking. “Networking in person, which hasn’t been possible in the virtual forums,” explained Baker. In the event’s 50th year, Lurlie Moro, SE Regional Manager of […]

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e2log simply shipped

Simply Shipped: How Technology Accelerates Logistics Engines

Since the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, we have constantly been hearing about supply chain shortages and backups causing delays in product deliveries in multiple sectors. Sanil Mahajan, Global Head – Supply Chain Practice, Wipro, and Adolph Colaco, Founder and CEO of e2log, joined Gabrielle Bejarano to discuss how technology can catalyze and improve logistics efficiency to […]

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Education Technology

Upscaling Employees to Maximize Company Potential and Growth

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The ever-increasing role technology and innovation play in today’s workplace mean that even the most educated and trained workers will require varying degrees of upskilling, retraining, and upscaling employees to meet current and future demands. And with the talent pool getting increasingly competitive, organizations that do not provide those education and training opportunities may […]

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The Trend of Procuring Online Education Intervention Solutions
February 1, 2023

Education systems that have taken a metered approach towards spending for instruction materials are also using this methodology to procure online education intervention solutions. Estimates put the overall global Online Tutoring Market at 6.52 Billion in 2021, and experts believe that number could reach over 19 Billion a year by 2030. And while online […]

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Black Mothers and Microschools
January 30, 2023

Microschools have been around for a few decades, but their value rose during the pandemic. An Arizona-based organization, Black Mothers Forum, strives to give students of color opportunities that have eluded them through mainstream education channels. Arizona awarded the Black Mothers Forum micro school $3.5 million in 2021 to develop up to 50 additional […]

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Public Libraries are Protecting Against Censorship and Introducing E-Sports
January 27, 2023

Within the last six to eight years, what qualifies as fact-based information has been challenged by several political groups and debates. Advocacy for censorship has been on the rise; this is especially true for young adult books involving LGBTQ+ themes and books centering around people of color. While censorship demands were predominately held in […]

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Energy

How Companies Can Benefit from Working with Volta Insite

Driving Technology Solutions for a more sustainable future doesn’t happen in a bubble. Commercial HVAC Service providers like Service Logic rely on close relationships to improve what they do and vice versa. One partnership Service Logic values is the one they have with Volta Energy.  Volta Knowledge host Tyler Kern wanted to learn more […]

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Clean Energy Sets $1.1 Trillion Record That’s Bound to Be Broken
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Last year was a double milestone for decarbonizing the world’s energy system. It was the first year when investment in the energy transition equaled global investment in fossil fuels, according to the latest data release from clean energy research group BloombergNEF. The money flowing into the upstream, midstream and downstream segments of oil and gas, and […]

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Why You Need to Pay Attention to the Rising Cost of Diesel
January 25, 2023

Welcome to 2023, a year of change. Given last year’s waves of inflation, many are hopeful this year will bring in lower prices and higher purchasing parity. However, while some markets in the U.S. are trending toward recovery, others, like grocery prices, are still on the rise. What might be happening behind the scenes […]

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Could China’s Re-Opening Fuel Higher Energy Costs?
January 24, 2023

After nearly three years of Covid isolation, one of the world’s largest economies has begun to reopen. As China re-emerges from intense lockdowns, new fear over global oil demand sparks economic woes. But will Chinese demand for fuel spill out into global markets? Posting a 3% growth rate GDP for the 4th quarter, the Chinese […]

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Engineering & Construction

Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls

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For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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Forum Mobility’s Plans for 2023
January 26, 2023

Trucking is transporting goods by road using large vehicles, such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles. The trucking industry plays a vital role in the economy by moving goods from manufacturers to retailers and consumers. Truck drivers are responsible for operating these vehicles and delivering goods on time and in good condition. Tune in […]

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The Manufacturing Sector in New York Plummets to Its Lowest Point Since May 2020
January 18, 2023

(Bloomberg) — A measure of New York state manufacturing activity plummeted in January to the lowest level since the early months of the pandemic as new orders and shipments collapsed. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s general business conditions index decreased nearly 22 points to minus 32.9 this month, data showed Tuesday. A […]

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Deconstruction: The VCC Cares Social Impact Panel
January 10, 2023

Community describes a group of people that live in the same place or share similar characteristics. Every community is different, but one commonly shared theme is how  businesses can impact their respective communities. Corporate philanthropy can spure great societal impact. But what causes are companies giving back to the communities they operate in and why? […]

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Food & Beverage

California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall

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(Bloomberg) — California farmers are facing costly damages from weeks of severe California storms that may trigger more expensive US fruits and vegetables in a time of massive food inflation. “The numbers are going to be somewhere in the hundreds of millions and perhaps in the billions,” Dave Puglia, head of the trade group Western […]

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Finding and Keeping Great People to Help Achieve Your Vision
January 27, 2023

José Andrés, Chef and Founder of World Central Kitchen, once said, “The business of feeding people is the most amazing business in the world.” While this rings true for many chefs and restaurant owners, the last several years have put businesses in delicate financial situations and has resulted in numerous closures across the […]

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Chipotle Seeks to Hire 15,000 Workers Amid Tech Layoffs
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is adding 15,000 jobs across its North American locations — a sign that demand for restaurant food is robust despite high inflation and economic uncertainty. The burrito chain’s hiring push is meant to ensure its more than 3,000 US restaurants are fully staffed for the company’s busiest season, which […]

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Egg Price Increases Cause a Clucking Headache for Grocers and Shoppers
January 20, 2023

People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Thanks to an outbreak of avian flu, and continued inflation woes, breakfast is quickly becoming one of the more expensive meals too. Egg price increases are leaving restauranteurs, grocers, and shoppers reeling. The wholesale trade value for a dozen “Midwest large” eggs went […]

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Gossip About Gossip

Gossip About Gossip: Building Sustainable Carbon Credit Workflows on Hedera

The success of blockchain relies on digital information and transactions that are trustworthy. KrypC is a global technology solutions company that delivers secure, enterprise-grade blockchain solutions to private and public sectors. Gossip About Gossip’s Zenobia Godschalk spoke with KrypC CEO & Founder Ravi Jagannathan about his company’s recent sustainability platform, CarbonCore. Do innovations, progress, and […]

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Gossip About Gossip: Connecting Athletes Directly with Their Fans
June 28, 2022

Who is the human being behind the media-hyped athlete? How can athletes connect with fans in a safe, positive environment? Attempting to close these gaps is REVEL Moments, a live, unscripted, and safe two-way storytelling platform that helps transform the lives of athletes and fans. Zenobia Godschalk, host of Gossip About Gossip, welcomed REVEL’s Chief […]

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Gossip About Gossip: A Deeper Dive into the HBAR Foundation Sustainability Fund
June 23, 2022

As investors, consumers, and potential employees grow more concerned with sustainability, companies need a way of proving their claims toward helping make a greener world. Host of Gossip About Gossip, Zenobia Godschalk spoke with Wes Geisenberger, Vice President of Sustainability and ESG at The HBAR Foundation to gain insight into how organizations can improve sustainability […]

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Gossip About Gossip: Creating Digital Workflows to Enhance Enterprise-wide Business Operations
June 21, 2022

It’s never been more critical for businesses to maximize resources while creating efficient processes to get the job done. ServiceNow works with Hedera to design and implement digital workflows that support enterprise-wide goals and employee well-being. “We like to say that our mission is to make the world work better for people,” said Nicola Attico, […]

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Healthcare

Waco Go Red Event Raising Awareness for Heart Diseases like HCM

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a type of heart disease in which the heart muscle thickens without an obvious cause, making it harder for the heart to pump blood. HCM can result in chest pain, breathlessness, and fainting and may increase the chance of sudden cardiac death. But why is this important? With the […]

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Insurance Companies Must Not Take Shortcuts with Medicare Advantage Record Keeping
January 26, 2023

Medicare Advantage has allegedly overcharged Medicare by $1,000 per policyholder. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with ExpertInsuranceReviews.com, says, “Medicare Advantage insurance providers must prepare to justify their charges by keeping accurate records and documentation.” Medicare Advantage plans are increasing in popularity, but this private insurance alternative to government-run Original Medicare must be careful to […]

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Understanding the effects of ADHD in Children with Dr. Daniel Amen
January 25, 2023

The health of the human brain is of utmost importance considering it is responsible for how we move, the ways in which we give and interpret information, our memories, our moods and behavior and so much more. It is also why when the brain is dealing with disorders that affect normal activities it can be […]

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How Cloud to Edge Technology Helps Handle the Immense Amount of Data Generated By Practitioners
January 17, 2023

Healthcare organizations generate massive amounts of data, so much so that the challenge becomes how and where to move it and store it. Health and Life Science at the Edge host, Gabrielle Bejarano, spoke with Zettar’s Chin Fang and Intel’s Michael McManus for a peek inside the technology solutions Zettar and Intel are partnering […]

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Hire Education

Hire Education: Work from Home, Sustainability and Content Creation

What’s your why and where are you going? It’s an interesting philosophy and one that few would associate with the real estate industry. But that’s par for the course when it comes to speaking with Roy Reis, Senior Vice President at Cresa. Reis sat down with long-time colleague Alex Anderson, Chief Financial Officer at Catapult, […]

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Cybersecurity, What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!
November 3, 2022

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and in the age of e-commerce, it’s important for businesses to know how to keep their assets protected.   That’s why host Michelle Dawn Mooney spoke with Richard Negron, Chief Information Officer at Catapult Solutions Group and David Moon, Chief Executive Officer of Arx Nimbus, on all things cybersecurity and […]

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Hire Education: A Commitment to Talent, a C-Suite Conversation
September 27, 2022

In the Catapult Solutions Group podcast, “Hire Education,” host Daniel Litwin talked with the company’s CEO, Patrick Burke, and its CFO, Alex Anderson, about the creation of the company and how they’ve managed its successful growth, their leadership, and what’s in store for the future. Catapult Solutions Group is a Dallas-based staffing agency founded by […]

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Hire Education: Recruiting Rooted in Transparency and Honesty
September 6, 2022

Despite recession fears, the US job market is still advantageous for candidates. According to NBC, the great resignation is still in full swing, leaving many job openings. Recruiters are the liaison between clients and candidates. They help candidates navigate their needs and negotiate prospects. Ashli Zimmerman, National Account Manager and Senior Recruiter at Catapult Solutions, […]

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Holland Pump

What do You Need to Know Before Doing a Bypass System?

Norm Rolf, Sales Associate with Holland Pump, is a bypass specialist. He spoke with Tyler Kern about the essentials of sewer bypass and backup systems. One of the first things that need to happen is determining the pump quantity for the sewer bypass and backup system. “Anytime you are doing a large system like this, […]

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Hospitality

How Self-Service Automation Can be the Key to Success

Self-Service Automation

Key Points: Staffing or a lack, therefore, is a serious issue that makes managers wonder where everybody went to Kiosks technology helps with operations and customer experience. Self-service technology does not focus on replacing human effort but complementing it for the best business outcomes. Host Michelle Mooney spoke with Warren Dehan, President of Maestro PMS, […]

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WNW HOSPITALITY SELECTS AAVGO’S VIRTUAL FRONT DESK Aavgo and WNW Partnership Will Offer Guests an Innovative Digital Experience PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 2022
January 5, 2023

SAN MATEO, CA, November 2022: WNW Hospitality Management, a premier hotel management company, has selected Aavgo to implement its Aavgo360 Platform and Virtual Front Desk that ensures a superior digital experience for all hotel guests. Aavgo’s 360 Platform and Virtual Front Desk provide hotels with an end-to-end 360° platform that streamlines operational efficiency and enhances […]

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The REAL ID Compliance Goal Originated in 2005. Why Have there Been So Many Delays and What is the Culprit for the Most Recent REAL ID Postponement?
December 28, 2022

You’ve probably heard about the REAL ID movement, which originated in 2005 to improve security measures for traveler identity after 9/11. After the deadline for obtaining one has been postponed multiple times since 2005, it’s no surprise that the most recent REAL ID postponement was pushed back yet again—from May 3, 2023 to May 7, […]

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Making the Most of Venue In-Concourse Sponsorship Activations
December 16, 2022

Brands spent over $68 Billion in sports, entertainment, cause, and event sponsorship properties in 2021. Were these efforts effective? Did they achieve and deliver the desired results in sponsorship activations? It’s the age-old marketing/sales problem; how much to spend on activities such as venue sponsorship activations when the ability to achieve measurable results is […]

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Industrial IoT

The Need to Protect Critical Infrastructure with Cybersecurity for IoT and OT

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With the growing threat of cyberattacks on critical U.S. infrastructure, is the government prepared? A December 1, 2022, report released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) called for immediate action on cybersecurity for IoT and OT-connected devices to provide better security for critical infrastructure vulnerable to today’s sophisticated cyber threats. The report indicates 16 […]

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Why Smart Security Cameras Have Taken Over the Security Sector
November 9, 2022

Smart security cameras have become the most purchased product in the security sector, and Zach Supalla, Founder & CEO, of Particle, shares what this means for the security industry. Zach’s Thoughts: There’s clearly a technological advancement, which is one, just the fact that security cameras have gotten to be really cheap. And connected cameras […]

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Remote Access Solutions for Industrial IoT
November 9, 2022

Industry 4.0 is more than a buzzword; it’s a solution that can resolve supply chain issues. A secure IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) framework connected to an IoT (Internet of Things) framework already on a company’s network can improve business outcomes with the right solutions.  This week on the Lion’s Den, a podcast by Red […]

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Pillars of a High Functioning Manufacturing Warehouse Solution with Brian Reinhart
September 19, 2022

People want goods faster, cheaper, and easier. What else is new? But wanting it and making it happen are two different things. Manufacturing is always up for the task; thankfully, with today’s automated technology solutions, new ways of achieving those goals are at hand. Brian Reinhart, VP of Sales, Marketing, and Solutions with Hai Robotics, […]

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Infinite IoT

Pillars of a High Functioning Manufacturing Warehouse Solution with Brian Reinhart

People want goods faster, cheaper, and easier. What else is new? But wanting it and making it happen are two different things. Manufacturing is always up for the task; thankfully, with today’s automated technology solutions, new ways of achieving those goals are at hand. Brian Reinhart, VP of Sales, Marketing, and Solutions with Hai Robotics, […]

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Completely Connected Systems with Zach Supalla
August 4, 2022

An all-in-one connectivity platform is essential to make the most of IoT devices. Zach Supalla, Founder & CEO at Particle, joined Industrial IoT’s Mat Ackley to talk about Particle’s Platform as a Service model, which makes it easy to build connectivity between IoT software and hardware.  The oil & gas industry is one market segment […]

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The Deployment of IoT Over Cellular Networks
July 8, 2022

There is a gap between the promise of IoT and what is getting delivered. Some of the shortfalls could stem from the supply chain. Solution? Ivo Rook, COO, President at 1NCE, said the answer could lie in the effective utilization of cellular networks.  The challenge with traditional cellular networks and IoT is compliance. “Cellular networks […]

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Infinite IoT: The Future of Supply Chain Operations
June 21, 2022

Since Covid took the world by storm in 2020, supply chain issues have come to the forefront of the news as no one was exempt from the challenges of getting common everyday items. And while it doesn’t take a global pandemic to disrupt supply chain operations, it was this very event that made people aware […]

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Inspired Banking

Inspired Banking: Connecting with Your Customers Through Self-Service Banking

The advent of the pandemic changed a plethora of industries. While some fell behind, others evolved to meet the changes. Keith Lennard, an industry expert for over 12 years and the VP and Head of Software at Hyosung, knows all too well how adverse events might positively impact an industry. Specifically in this case, he […]

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Inspired Banking: How Automation is Changing Our Banking Experiences
April 28, 2022

Drive-up banking has been around for years, and most use it frequently when they need a simple banking transaction fulfilled. Daniel Litwin sits down with Bill Budde, the VP of Banking Strategy and Solutions at Hyosung, to discuss evolving trends and technology in drive-up banking. As technology develops and banking adopts new technologies, we’ll see […]

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Post-Pandemic Acceleration of Self-Service Tools in Banking
April 12, 2022

ATMs have long been a part of the banking processing, but the pandemic accelerated the use of self-service tools in banking was. Bill Budde, Vice President of Banking Strategy and Solutions for Hyosung, spoke with Inspired Banking host Tyler Kern about the evolution of banking self-service tools and which technology benefits end-user experience and bank […]

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Inspired Retail

Inspired Retail: Changing the ATM Experience

The last two years of labor challenges, financial disruptions, and permanent changes to work and lifestyle has inspired the banking industry’s investment in solutions that will help ease cash flow disruptions. Daniel Litwin and Michael Graham, VP of Retail Solutions & Strategy for Hyosung, discuss how ATMs are meeting the needs of our changing banking […]

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LestaUSA (DeGeest Corp)

Manufacturing a Stronger Standard: Robotic Finishing – More than a Program Path

Lesta and Wagner have over a decade of proven experience in automation together for general industry in Europe. DeGeest brought Lesta’s automation technology to the U.S. to build their robotic finishing system for metal their fabrication customers and opened LestaUSA to bring those solutions to the rest of North American companies. Wagner’s North American Systems […]

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Market Leaders

SCN’s Top Systems Integrators 2022: What Does the List Tell Us About the Market?

SCN’s Top Systems Integrators 2022 has published its latest edition. The ProAV industry had to rapidly adjust throughout the covid-19 pandemic and for some, it’s starting to pay off. In Systems Contractor News’ recently published Top 50 list, a new company took the top as a reshuffling occurred across the menu. Some brands posted strong […]

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Should AV Marketers Treat Content Creators as Prosumers or Professionals?
October 15, 2021

Key Points: 40% of people worldwide identify as content creators according to Shure and Futuresource. 40 million people are creating audio-only content like podcasts or music. Creators are looking for the right gear at the right price to support their growing passions; 65% expect to spend more time on their content in the next […]

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As California Phases Out SATs, What Should Schools Test Next?
August 25, 2021

The standardized testing purge continues, with school districts and universities in California, Colorado, Texas, and more, distancing themselves further from the weight of standardized testing metrics during the K-12 pipeline as well as during the college admissions process. The University of California system, for example, has put a definite end to SAT or ACT […]

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How One Company Innovated to Keep Healthcare Workers Safe
August 25, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States, one of the first warning signs that medical facilities weren’t prepared for the effects of the virus was the lack of personal protective equipment available to frontline healthcare workers. Manufacturers have risen to meet this challenge and innovated beyond what we had seen before. One manufacturer, Bullard, […]

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Material Signs

Material Signs: Introduction to the World of Optics

Doctors Scott Carney, chief science and technology officer at Optica, Kate Medicus, CEO at Ruda-Cardinal, and Alexis Vogt, endowed chair and professor of optics at Monroe Community College, joined Host Tyler Kern for the very first podcast of Enpro’s Material Signs to talk about the world of optics and its impact on the world. Optics, […]

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Oncology & Technology

The New Oncology Model Created to Improve Cancer Care

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For anyone working in the oncology field, a highly anticipated change set to take place will be one of the biggest transitions in recent years. Last year, it was announced that the Oncology Care Model (OCM) will be phased out and succeeded with the Enhanced Oncology Model (EOM). This new model will go into effect […]

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Oncology and Technology – Applying Oncology Expertise at Scale Part 5
October 28, 2022

Information plays a crucial role for many oncology professionals out there – treatment care planning, clinical trial screening, and more. However, implementing nursing informatics comes with a fair set of changes, especially when it comes to driving adoption. Combined data is a powerful tool for medical professionals to act swiftly to different measures, but in […]

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Oncology and Technology: Understanding the Potential Impact of the Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) on Cancer Patient Care
August 19, 2022

Quality cancer care is important to the well-being of cancer patients, and the government is working to increase the efficiency of care. In a recent Carevive podcast episode, host Michelle Dawn Mooney chatted with Carevive’s Founder and Vice Chairman, Madelyn Herzfeld, about the Enhancing Oncology Model, or EOM. Through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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Oncology and Technology with Carevive: Applying Oncology Expertise at Scale Part IV
August 18, 2022

Carevive exists to improve the lives of cancer patients. But doing that, can’t be accomplished without integrating real-time solutions into cancer centers around the nation. In Part Four of “Applying Oncology Expertise at Scale” host Tyler Kern chats with MSN & RN Reesa Sherin, a Clinical Strategist for Carevive Systems, about the importance of the […]

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Patient Access Pulse

Patient Access Pulse by Pelitas: Engaging iPAS Version 10 for Interoperability

As healthcare revolutionizes to meet interoperability needs, so does the technology. iPAS Version 10 (v10) is one data management tool driving the transformation. Kristine Anderson, Vice President of Solutions Management at Pelitas, and Tracy Eckerman, Associate Vice President of Technical Solutions Management, met with host Tyler Kern to explain exactly how. The pandemic accelerated tech […]

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People on the Move

Cargomatic Celebrates Driver Appreciation Week with Charlotte Dominguez

Key Insights: The supply chain begins and ends with drivers A driver shortage would be felt by people and businesses across the globe People’s idea of a trucker does not always reflect the reality of the workforce On this episode of “People on the Move,” host Michelle Dawn Mooney celebrates the impact of truckers and […]

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Driving Positive Change in the World of Transportation
June 29, 2022

June is Pride Month, making it the perfect time to catch up with the state of the LGBTQ community in the trucking industry. People on the Move’s Tyler Kern caught up with Shelle Lichti, the Founder and Executive Director of LGBT Truckers, Inc., for an enlightening discussion on the industry’s past, present, and future regarding […]

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People On The Move: Empowering Women within the Engineering Industry
March 28, 2022

The rise of women within previously male-dominated industries continues to grow. People on the Move podcast host Michelle Mooney met with Mahsa Pan, Senior Civil Engineer and Construction Manager for the Port of Los Angeles, and WTS Vice President of Professional Development and Student Outreach to discuss her career path and how she helps women […]

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Planes, Trains and Supply Chains

How the Supply Chain Can Insulate its Risk for the Holiday Season

Key Points: Beaird Solutions shares how to beat supply chain issues. Pandemic caused simultaneous spike in demand and drop in supply. The global economy will bounce back one of two ways. Commentary: Host Jason Schefferstein discussed the rocky supply chain pandemic trends and its future with President David Beaird of Beaird Solutions. With the […]

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Postin' Up

Postin’ Up Podcast: Damage Prevention of Underground Utilities

Tyler Kern was joined by Nick Temple to discuss proactive ways to address damage prevention of underground utilities. Temple joined Rhino Markers in February 2014, working as a damage prevention consultant (DPC), and is now the director of damage prevention. Through the years, as a DPC Temple described, his responsibility as “Help customers protect their […]

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Professional AV

Demystifying Broadcast Technology Trends

The broadcast industry has undergone significant changes in recent years, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic forced many broadcasters to adopt new technologies and workflows to keep up with the demand for remote and at-home broadcasting. Some technologies stuck, and others fell to the wayside. So what’s here to stay? REMI […]

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Let’s Talk About AV as a Service
January 27, 2023

— AVaaS, or AV as a Service, is the future of the audio visual industry. However, the conversation around this shift has been an awkward one, and it’s time to call out the elephant in the room. The industry has largely excluded the end user and buyer communities from this conversation, but it’s important […]

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Ensuring Installer and Crew Safety Through Industrial Technology
January 27, 2023

Watch the episode above as Ben Thomas and Meghan Kennely break down some of the ways that the AV industry is leveraging assisted lifting devices and industrial technology to ensure safety and compliance. —   Summary: As an installer, roadie, or crew member in the AV industry, it is essential to leverage technology and […]

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The Intersection of Hardware, Aesthetics and Technology in Residential Design
January 26, 2023

Watch above as Pro AV Today‘s Ben Thomas and Martin Heckmann of Masonite discuss the intersection of technology and design in the residential installation space. — The intersection of technology and design has been a growing trend in the residential installation industry. As technology advances, it is becoming an increasingly important factor in the […]

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Rentex Ready

Rentex Ready! How Does the New Rentex RFID Inventory Benefit You, the Customer?

Rentex has been around since 1980. It’s one of the business’s biggest and most trusted audio, visual, and computer rentals. The business is transforming for the better after implementing a technologically advanced inventory system. The RFID system means quicker turnarounds, better quality control, more accuracy, and a thorough return process. Imagine a 3-day, multi-room convention […]

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The Return of Live Events: What’s Happening in Live Events Technology
July 18, 2022

At the AVIXA Xchange Live booth at InfoComm 2022, Ben Thomas tapped Rentex’s Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Accounts, Janne Mummert, to co-host a panel of audio-visual experts to talk about the return of live events and to find out what’s happening with live events technology. Joining Thomas and Mummert were Seth Teates, CTS-D, Regional […]

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Resources for the Road

Forum Mobility’s Plans for 2023

Trucking

Trucking is transporting goods by road using large vehicles, such as semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles. The trucking industry plays a vital role in the economy by moving goods from manufacturers to retailers and consumers. Truck drivers are responsible for operating these vehicles and delivering goods on time and in good condition. Tune in […]

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Rethinking Recruiting: Automate for a Better Driver Hiring Experience
November 10, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated many industries through rapid change, one of which was transportation, an industry which was already reeling from a worker shortage. Now, as companies begin to recover from global supply chain setbacks, they are faced with a new dilemma: where are all the drivers? With the shortage of drivers estimated to […]

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Making Sure OO Voices Are Heard Regarding AB5
October 14, 2022

The AB5 law in California isn’t exactly brand new, but it is still creating quite the buzz. Host Gabrielle Bejarano invited the Director of Legislative Affairs for OOIDA, Bryce Mongeon onto the show to discuss AB5 and how it’s playing out for the trucker community.   AB5, under California law, helps to describe and detail […]

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Where ZEEM fits into the Trucking and Drayage Industry
August 31, 2022

In this episode of Resources for the Road, host Gabrielle Bejarano sat down with Paul Gioupis, CEO of ZEEM Solutions. The two discuss how Gioupis got into the trucking industry, as well as where ZEEM fits into the trucking and drayage industry as a whole.  “We started focusing on areas that we knew were going […]

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Retail

With Consumer Prices at Record Inflation, How Will the Fed Respond with Future Interest Rate Hikes?

U.S. consumer inflation

Consumer prices have been soaring, reaching an inflation rate of 9.1 percent in mid-July, a record-high rate since 1981, according to PBS. Not only are consumer prices inflating, but employers such as Walmart are also inflating wages. Why and how much are Walmart wages inflating and how will this impact the economy as a whole? […]

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NRF 2023: The Top Trends & Technologies Shaping the Future Customer Experience
January 23, 2023

Retail was the main attraction at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on January 14-17, 2023. NRF 2023 was back in the Big Apple with a full slate of speakers, 100 sessions, and exhibitions from more than 950 major players in all facets of the retail space. What were some […]

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How Stylitics’ Technology Can Benefit Brands and Retailers
January 4, 2023

How exactly are companies like Stylitics entering the fashion field and helping to expand fashion customization and personalization in today’s world? Fashion is part of who we are—it is a silent form of self-identity for an individual that portrays beliefs, preferences, religion, occupation, social class, and so much more. And fashion is ever evolving; […]

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FindMine: How Personalization Effects Brands
December 28, 2022

Over 89% of digital businesses are now investing in personalization marketing tactics. An individualized approach is said to hook the consumer, invite more interaction, and help boost sales. But investing in an individualized campaign is costly and it might not be all it’s made up to be. How should companies invest in their future […]

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Sciences

James Webb Telescope Observations Heat up with Coldest Ice Detection

The James Webb Space Telescope

The harshest arctic winters have got nothing on the chill from deep space. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to provide gifts for scientists and space enthusiasts with its latest discovery: ice found within the deepest reaches of an interstellar molecular cloud. As reported in the journal Nature Astronomy, the JWST measured the frozen […]

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Genes Versus Environment—Which is More Important? Tapping into this and Other Philosophical Evolutionary Questions
January 5, 2023

Human development isn’t as simple as genes plus environment. Just because we have certain genes doesn’t mean they are expressed—our early experiences in life can determine whether certain genes are turned “on” or “off,” according to Harvard. Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther, a scientist, researcher, writer, and educator, amongst other titles, has dived into this topic and […]

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Abu Dhabi Space Debate and the Space Industry’s Most Pressing Challenges
December 29, 2022

Abu Dhabi Space Debate happened on December 5-6, 2022, where high-level industry and government personnel gathered to discuss and debate the space industry’s most pressing challenges and drive the new space economy. One of the Big Debates held on Tuesday, December 6th, delved into the mega challenges that come with mega-constellations. Up for discussion […]

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How Cell and Gene Manufacturers Can Scale to Meet Demand
December 21, 2022

Between 2022 and 2030, the cell and gene therapy sector is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.42 percent, BioSpace said of a recent Vision Research Report. This is quite a large anticipated growth; how will startups and current manufacturing companies work to meet this growing demand? On today’s episode of […]

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Software & Technology

Workday Cuts 3% of Global Staff in ‘Challenging’ Environment

Signage is displayed at the Workday Inc. office in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Workday makes applications that help companies with mundane tasks like keeping payroll, plotting expenses, tracking employee absences and managing job candidates. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — Workday Inc., which makes software for business tasks such as human resources, said it was eliminating 3% of its global workforce in response to a “challenging” global economic environment. “We have decided to restructure and realign some teams across Workday, leading to the difficult decision to eliminate roles,” the company said in an […]

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Biden Nears Win as Japan, Dutch Back China Chip Controls
January 29, 2023

For more on the West’s race to implement China chip controls, read Bloomberg’s explainer on the computer chip “arms race.” (Bloomberg) — Japan and the Netherlands are poised to join the US in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductor machinery, forging a powerful alliance that will undercut Beijing’s ambitions to build its own domestic […]

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Spotify Will Cut About 6% of Jobs in Latest Tech Layoffs
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — Spotify Technology SA is planning to cut about 6% of its employees, joining a slew of technology companies from Amazon.com Inc. to Meta Platforms Inc. in announcing job cuts to lower costs. The move was announced in a filing Monday morning, confirming reports from over the weekend that there would be job cuts. […]

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Women in Tech: Who is Bridging the Gap for Women in the AV and IT Industries?
January 26, 2023

Calling all women leaders, the AV/IT industry wants you! That’s the message WAVIT is looking to make loud and clear. Women in AV/IT (WAVIT) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women in the AV and IT industries. Co-founded by Brandy Alvarado-Miranda, CEO of BAM! Marketing & PR, she and several other women recognized […]

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Sports & Entertainment

CW and LIV Golf Tee Up a New Partnership

A surprising announcement in the world of golf hit the green early this year with a CW and LIV Golf partnership. While it’s not ideal for all parties involved, it’s definitely a win for the expanding ecosystem of golf’s media reach. What are the nuances of the deal, and what does it say about the […]

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Being Fans First Created a Team Bigger Than Baseball
January 17, 2023

The classic line from Field of Dreams is, if you build it, they will come. In Savannah, Georgia, a more appropriate baseball saying might be, if you make it fun, they will come. Jesse Cole, Owner of the Savannah Bananas, is truly in a league of his own. Cole is a trailblazer and an […]

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NBC News NOW Takes a Positive Approach to News
December 29, 2022

NBC News NOW is the newest addition to the news cycle. Have Americans grown tired of the negative & angry, 24/7 news cycle? NBC thinks so. The NBC News NOW focus is not ‘click-bait’ sensational headlines; instead, it believes people need a news atmosphere designed not to leave them angry and divided. Unlike some competitive […]

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NCAA NIL Deals are Officially Legal. How is the Added Layer of Competition Impacting Athletes, Programs, and Brands?
December 27, 2022

The debate about whether college athletes should be able to profit off brand representation finally came to fruition on July 1, 2021, when the NCAA decided that athletes can profit from name, image, and likeness (NIL) deals, according to Icon Source. Athletes from the Tennessee State football team and the Indiana University basketball team are […]

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Staffing

Hire Education: Recruiting Rooted in Transparency and Honesty

Despite recession fears, the US job market is still advantageous for candidates. According to NBC, the great resignation is still in full swing, leaving many job openings. Recruiters are the liaison between clients and candidates. They help candidates navigate their needs and negotiate prospects. Ashli Zimmerman, National Account Manager and Senior Recruiter at Catapult Solutions, […]

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Catapult Solutions Group: Redefining Recruiting
August 3, 2022

Outside recruiters and recruitment is widely accepted as a valuable resource as candidates enter the job market. Bobby Brill sits down with Michael Boyles, VP of Operations at Catapult Federal Services, and Josh Rainier, Human Resources Administrator of Catapult Solutions Group, to discuss what it takes to build a great recruiter and candidate relationship. Boyles […]

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Catapult Healthcare: Traveling Nurse Agency Recruitment Is on the Rise (Part 2 of 2)
June 21, 2022

In Part 2 of this exciting 2-Part series, podcast host Gabrielle Bejarano sat down with Paul Shoe, RN, Suzanne Raymond, National Recruiter at Catapult Healthcare, and Shannon Kanakaole, Recruiting Operations Manager at Catapult Healthcare, to talk about how nurses and agencies can effectively work together and tackle challenges that arise while on contract. Shoe, a […]

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Catapult Healthcare: Traveling Nurse Agency Recruitment Is on the Rise (Part 1 of 2)
June 8, 2022

Choosing an agency as a registered nurse can be a daunting task. According to Nurse.org, “Hospitals are trying to cut costs by reducing the number of travel nurses and renegotiating contracts with staffing agencies, but some agencies are still making big promises to travel nurses that can make the whole situation seem like a bait […]

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Studio Insights

Studio Insights: Studio Spaces in Corporate Spaces

Companies recognize the need to produce video content to reach an audience more than ever before. Even further, the need for video content creation requires more access to production studio space. Peter Provost, President and Director of Design at Provost Studio, sees this rise of studio spaces within corporate workspaces. He spoke to Tyler Kern […]

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Telecommunications

Wavelengths: Innovating the Foundations of Industry 4.0 Part II

In Part II of this exciting chat through the trends and digital transformation taking shape to build industry 4.0, host Daniel J. Litwin continues the conversation with CEO of TribalScale, Sheetal Jaitly. As discussed in Part I, there are evolutions occurring to the foundations of technologies which help move the entire industry into digital landscape […]

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Wavelengths: Has Federal Funding Solved Rural Broadband Connectivity Issues?
August 11, 2022

The availability of broadband in rural areas remains a big area of concern. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has seemingly addressed the issue by providing funding through RDOF, or the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, but the initiative isn’t exactly foolproof. In this new episode of Wavelengths, an Amphenol Broadband podcast, host Daniel Litwin chatted with […]

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Wavelengths: RDOF and Broadband Deployment in the US.
April 12, 2022

RDOF, the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, is a critical piece of federal funding for broadband initiatives. RDOF already allocated round one of funding. Still, as round two gets underway, Wavelengths asked Tyler Cooper, Editor in Chief of BroadbandNow, to provide an eagle-eye view on RDOFs past and present to form some actionable strategies for the […]

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Solutions to Broadband Access: Mapping the Digital Divide
March 16, 2022

Improving broadband access is a major initiative in the U.S. Last year’s infrastructure bill included substantial dollars to make it more accessible. Bill Price, the Vice President of Government Solutions for LightBox, joined Wavelengths host Daniel Litwin to discuss access and funding. Price, a broadband mapping architect, managed the development of one of the most […]

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Transportation

Here Come the Little Electric Pickup Trucks

(Bloomberg) —Having zipped from six-figure sedans to Costco-crushing SUVs, electrification is finally zeroing in on the auto industry’s most esoteric form: the tiny pickup truck. At least two major carmakers are considering adding small, battery-powered pickups to their growing parade of EVs.At General Motors Co., spokesman Stuart Fowle says a pint-sized pickup is one of several […]

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SmartSky Receives Supplemental Type Certificate for Dassault Falcon 900 Aircraft
January 27, 2023

Research Triangle, NC – January 17, 2023 – SmartSky Networks, the leading provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, today announced the completion of an STC for the installation of SmartSky’s flagship hardware system on the Dassault Falcon 900 series aircraft. The Falcon 900 series, with more than 400 aircraft in service, joins a […]

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American Airlines Sees Profit Above Estimates on Steady Demand
January 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) — American Airlines Group Inc. expects profit this year to exceed estimates following a slow start, as steady demand for air travel keeps an industry recovery going into 2023. Full-year adjusted earnings will be $2.50 to $3.50 a share, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier said in a statement Thursday that also detailed fourth-quarter results. […]

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Denver and Hertz: Why a New Public-Private Partnerships Can Expand the Growth of EVs
January 26, 2023

EVs, or electric vehicles, are just as common today as gas-powered vehicles. But the benefits of EVs have skyrocketed the use of them in every aspect of the auto industry, and these advantages are responsible for their expanding growth. As EVs continue to increase in numbers on the road through regular interest, adding on to […]

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UNICOM Engineering

Flawless Execution: The EU Lot 9 Standard — A Firmware Update and Review

Host of UNICOM Engineering’s Flawless Execution podcast, Tyler Kern, excitedly welcomed the show’s first guest, Mike Cantwell. As the global regulatory compliance manager with UNICOM, Cantwell is an expert on regulatory processes, including the European Union (EU) Lot 9. UNICOM works with many software companies to configure branded hardware and ship the finished product to […]

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Verizon Partner Network

Accelerating Digital Transformation during the Pandemic

In year three of the pandemic, most of the world is settling into a “new normal.” What this new normal will ultimately look like is still to be determined. The one thing that virtually everyone can agree on is that the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently altered work expectations for the foreseeable future. Justin Honore, […]

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Verizon Partner Network: One Talk
February 16, 2022

Verizon One Talk is a mobile-first business phone system designed for how people work today—call, collaborate, and connect on the go. This SMB-focused business feature-rich solution includes robust call forwarding, voicemail-to-email, and simultaneous ring. All of these features come built into Verizon’s wireless core network. Verizon’s Diana Guerrero, Solutions Architect Manager and Derek Peabody, Sr. […]

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Vital Spark

Vital Spark, a Spark Biomedical Podcast: Neurostimulation for Opioid Withdrawal Relief

The last three years have seen a dramatic rise in opioid-related deaths. In 2018, there were 42,000 deaths related to opioids. That number rose 57% to 73,757 in the year-long period between April 2020 and April 2022. One of the primary reasons many keep using opioids is fear of withdrawal. In the first episode of […]

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Volta Insite

Volta Knowledge: Origins of Volta

Every great company has an origin story. Denis Kouroussis, Founder & CEO of Volta Insite, joined Tyler Kern to talk about the factors that led to the creation of Volta energy. But first, Kern wanted to learn a bit of Kouroussis’ personal origin story. Kouroussis describes himself as a tech geek from birth. He also […]

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Volta Knowledge by Volta Insite: Automated Motor Monitoring for Critical Electrical Assets
December 16, 2021

A mechanical crisis is never something a business wants to deal with, yet it is probably something all businesses have experienced. George Galea, Vice President of Field Services for Volta Insite, joined Host Tyler Kern to discuss how automated monitoring of motors can alleviate the frantic rush for mechanical repairs. Now more than ever, predictive […]

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Volta Knowledge: Electrical Asset Health
December 16, 2021

Darcy Tangedal, a Reliability Specialist at Volta Insite, stopped by Volta Knowledge to provide insights on electric submersible pumps. Tangedal said one of the main challenges with electric submersible pumps (ESPs) is that they don’t last long. “They operate somewhere between 450-800 degrees, and it’s a half a million dollars per install,” Tangedal said. “The […]

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Well Connected

Cox Business: The Future of Telehealth and Home Health Care

Kevin Stevenson, the Host of the I Don’t Care with Kevin Stevenson podcast, sat down with host Tyler Kern to discuss the past, present, and future of home health care. What was considered atypical in healthcare seemed to become the norm overnight during the COVID pandemic. In actuality, telehealth has existed in some parts of […]

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