Articles by author: Azam Saghir

Is the Key to Boosting Public Transit Ridership Fare-Free Models or High-Quality, Low-Cost Models?

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Cities worldwide are facing the challenge of traffic congestion and the need for sustainable transit solutions, turning back to the persistent challenge of boosting public transit ridership. The burning question is, what’s the right model for encouraging public transit usage in today’s transportation landscape? Some cities, such as Boston and Kansas City, are exploring fare-free…

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Ultramassive Black Hole Discovery Adds New Dimensions To Our Understanding of Space

Recent research from Durham University has uncovered a black hole so massive that it’s difficult to wrap our heads around. Weighing in at a staggering 30 billion times the size of our sun, this ultramassive black hole discovery has scientists questioning our current understanding of the cosmos. What are some of the most important…

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Volvo Group Goes LoRaWAN Over 5G For Its Autonomous Vehicle Production. Experts Say This Was a Smart Move.

5G capacities across the globe continue to improve as countries embrace massive 5G infrastructure projects and as more connected devices launch with the network as their foundation. Surprisingly, though, not all next-gen solutions and industrial connectivity renaissances are going the 5G route. Volvo Group, for example, recently selected private LoRaWAN technology over 5G for…

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R&D Tax Credit Maximization: Expert Tips and Strategies for Businesses

The R&D tax credit allows businesses to claim a tax credit for qualifying research and development expenses, including wages, supplies, and contract research costs. It was created to incentivize businesses to invest in innovation and technological advancement in the United States, and it can provide a significant cash infusion for future development. The Research and development…

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Weaving a Healthcare Safety Net: A Strategic Response to Changing Needs

“Every cloud has a silver lining,” an adage that aptly describes the current state of healthcare. In the wake of an ever-evolving pandemic, providers have faced countless new compliance and regulatory requirements. These once-in-a-lifetime challenges have necessitated swift pivots, leading many providers to explore strategies for stability. Amid this landscape, Weaver’s strategic approach stands out,…

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Converting Commercial Buildings to Residential Buildings: Is This Sustainable?

The trend of converting commercial buildings, including offices, into residential buildings has been around for some time. However, with the increase in remote work, many home offices are replacing commercial office spaces as places to work. About 998 million square feet of office real estate across the United States is available but in search of…

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Inside the ‘Fort Worth Development’: A Conversation with Aaron Grisz

Since the pandemic, downtown Fort Worth, Texas, has entered a new era of development activity, an important chapter in the ongoing Fort Worth Development. Smack dab in the middle of all this action is Weaver’s Fort Worth office, located on West 7th Street. Weaver recently renovated their office, which included knocking down walls, increasing natural…

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Wine Investment Has a Promising Future With Technology Pushing it Forth
May 22, 2024

Because investment opportunities are often shifting, wine investment is gaining some significant attention. With traditional markets experiencing volatility and uncertainty, investors are increasingly looking towards unique assets like fine wine and spirits to diversify their portfolios. The potential for appreciation over time, combined with the enjoyment of owning a tangible asset, has made wine…

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Crystal Springs Resort Re-engages Maestro PMS’ All-In-One Multi-Property Solution to Boost Hotel and Spa Operations
May 21, 2024

After a brief hiatus, the premier golf and spa destination returns to Maestro PMS to improve on-property communications and unify operations; Visit Maestro in Booth #1844 at HITEC Charlotte. MARKHAM, Ontario — May 21, 2024 — Nestled in the Appalachian Valley is the Crystal Springs Resort featuring two hotels – Minerals Hotel and Grand Cascades…

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Applied Digital Strengthens Community Relations through Innovative Data Center Practices
May 21, 2024

As Applied Digital continues to expand its footprint across rural America, its commitment to integrating with and revitalizing local communities stands out. The company’s unique approach to building and operating data centers brings advanced technology to these areas while stimulating local economies and fostering community development. How does Applied Digital ensure seamless integration and…

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From Fields to Data Centers: Applied Digital’s Training Program Transforms Farmers into Data Center Operators
May 21, 2024

Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting Operations and Public Affairs at Applied Digital, emphasizes the transformative impact of Applied Digital’s training programs, which convert agricultural land into high-tech data centers and enable farmers to transition into skilled data center operators. This initiative highlights the company’s commitment to community development and technological advancement.

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Cutting-Edge Robotic Manipulation: The Future of 3D Bin-Picking and Industrial Automation?
February 23, 2023

The robotics industry is growing – and fast. Predicted to hit $34 billion in the US this year, the robotics market is changing the way companies interact, factories assemble, and people work. The work behind these robots is no easy feat, it takes years, sometimes even decades to build the machines we rely on. So,…

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Takeaways Learned from the A3 Business Forum on Future of Automation
January 31, 2023

Between January 16-18, 2023, a record number of people working in the automation field attended the A3 Business Forum in Orlando, Florida. The annual forum hosts events relating to robotics, vision and imaging, motion control and motors, and the newest addition: artificial intelligence. The three-day forum is also a major networking opportunity for professionals in…

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Understanding Direct Pay Permits and Their Tax Benefits
January 31, 2023

Direct pay permits, which allow taxpayers to pay sales tax directly to the state rather than sellers, are becoming more common. Many businesses see direct pay as an essential element to the management of their state and local tax obligations, however there are still many questions. How do direct pay permits work and how are…

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Decoding the 2023 Tax Changes: An Insightful Discussion with Tax Services Partner Kurtis Dixon
January 4, 2023

Every year, legislators make new regulations and changes to the tax code, and 2023 is no exception. On this episode of On the Shop Floor, Weaver’s Partners-in-Charge of Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail Services—Colby Horn and Jody Allred—sat down to talk with Weaver’s Tax Services Partner, Kurtis Dixon on the latest developments and tax changes in…

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Remote Work: Unintended Challenges and Dilemmas Explored by Experts
October 28, 2022

While remote work might seem like a fantastic way to build a company and retain employees, some unintended consequences come with it. In this episode of Location Cubed, Weaver’s Howard Altshuler, Partner-in-Charge, and Rob Nowak, Partner, talk about the strategies and dilemmas companies face in undertaking remote work. Often, when a company changes location, there…

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Holistic Risk Management: Is Insurance Ready for the Shift?
July 29, 2022

Brian Hunt is a Texas native whose career focus includes insurance and risk management. Today, Hunt is a VP at USI, the seventh largest insurance broker in the country, where he specializes in construction and real estate. “It’s not my job to tell you what you want to hear. It’s my job to tell you…

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Empowering Through Automation: The Real Impact on Today’s Jobs
May 13, 2021

Education is the name of the game in every modern industry. To help close the skilled labor gap, drive productivity and efficiency, and more, organizations need to engage in near constant – and always successful – workforce skills development and job skills training. Empowering through automation, they are transforming the landscape of job skills and…

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Adapting Automation Standards: The New Era of Robotic Systems
December 2, 2020

It’s not often one spends their entire career in a single industry. For Mike Fisher, President at Calvary Automation, there’s no other place he’s quite as comfortable than automation and robotics. With dynamic changing markets at play in the robotics and automation industry, Calvary Automation, like other organizations, has its share of challenges. In this…

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Personal Growth at Weaver: A Paradigm Shift in Public Accounting Internship Programs?
October 2, 2019

“Every journey begins with a single step.” So it was for one of Weaver’s original interns who began their career path in the early two-thousands. They saw a developmental focus at Weaver, a stark contrast to many public accounting firms where employees are often treated as mere numbers. This nurturing environment provided the perfect platform…

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