Articles by author: Beth McIlrath

How Online Learning Went Mainstream

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The Growing Prevalence of Online Education One out of three higher education students takes at least one course online. About one in six students enroll entirely in online courses to earn their degree remotely. This trend of increasing numbers of students choosing to learn online is expected to grow as the distance format of education…

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Why IT Professionals are Flocking to VMWorld this Week

Considered the industry’s premier digital infrastructure event, VMworld 2019 continues this week until Aug. 29. The event will welcome 21,000 attendees, including more than 700 sessions, and feature 230 sponsors and exhibitors. As the hosts at VMware say, “this isn’t just another IT event, it’s your discovery powerhouse.” What VMworld is All About Born in…

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The Cost of Cord Cutting: How Cable Providers Plan to Adapt

Since the mid-1900s, cable television has been one of the main sources of entertainment for the masses. By 2012, 93 percent of homes in the United States had access to cable. In the past few years, however, alternative viewing options have changed the entertainment landscape. Today, people ending their cable subscription (dubbed “cord-cutters”) are making…

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What CarePass From CVS Signals to the Market

In the 1970s, the Veterans Administration (now called the VA) mailed prescription medications to regional customers. This was actually far ahead of the curve. It was not until the 1990s that mail-order pharmacy services were common among the general population. Until recent years, people had to go to a physical pharmacy location for medications and…

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Open For Business: But at What Cost?

In the age of the internet, starting a business can be as simple as hosting a free website and marketing services or goods through social media sites. Starting a retail business where customers can come browse merchandise and make purchases tends to be a larger endeavor. On average, starting a small business costs $3,000 at…

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Why All Eyes in Building Management Are On San Antonio This Week

Most people spend their days indoors in commercial settings. Professionals in building management work to make these settings safe, efficient, healthy, and functional. With job positions ranging from IT directors to facilities supervisors, building management integrates several disciplines into one industry. This week’s SAME-IFMA Facilities Management (FM) Workshop is a conference designed to connect and equip…

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75,000 Fans, 100 Million Viewers and One Huge Responsibility: Security at the Super Bowl

While most of the focus of Super Bowl LIII is on the game itself and the fan experience, it is also important to think about what goes on behind the scenes. In a world of hyper-security and threats from every angle, what does it really take to secure the big game? The need to secure…

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Applied Digital is Scaling Up Infrastructure to Handle Growing GPU Deployment Needs
May 20, 2024

During a transformative period, Applied Digital experienced a significant increase in demand for large-scale GPU deployment. This demand required a focus on power density, as the networking within data centers, particularly for InfiniBand, necessitated that servers be located close together. Each server consumed 10.2 kilowatts of power, and the optimal performance was achieved when…

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Applied Digital is Revolutionizing High Performance Computing by Locating Facilities at Unique Power Sources
May 20, 2024

Applied Digital optimizes high-performance computing by leveraging unique power sources, and locating facilities at the source of power rather than in traditional cloud regions. This approach is particularly suited for AI workloads, which do not require ultra-low latency like video streaming. By targeting areas with abundant but underutilized power, known as “stranded power,” the…

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Experts Talk K-12 EdTech Leadership Priorities
K-12 EdTech Leadership Needs a Bigger Seat at the Table to Overcome Cybersecurity, Staffing, Professional Development Challenges
May 20, 2024

As we navigate the evolving landscape of K-12 education, the role of technology, as well as K-12 edtech leadership has never been more pivotal. Especially in the era of K-12 education post-pandemic, how has this influx of technology solutions for everything from curriculum management, to hybrid learning, to quiz gamification, to AI-supported learning, impacted…

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Energy Reporting for Utilities & Businesses Isn’t Just for Transparency. It’s for Energy & Cost Savings, Too.
May 20, 2024

As cities and states increasingly implement energy benchmarking, disclosure, and transparency mandates, utilities and businesses find themselves navigating a complex landscape of compliance and opportunity. The rise of building performance standards, such as New York’s Local Law 97, Boston’s Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO), and Denver’s Energize Denver, underscores the urgency for detailed…

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Will Super Bowl LIII Be Super for Retailers and Its Host City?
January 31, 2019

A blend of myth and fact, the Super Bowl Stock Market Predictor suggests that the stock market will rise or fall depending on the conference affiliation of the winning team (American Football Conference wins have produced mostly down years, the National Football Conference mostly reporting gains). This phenomenon is highly-debated, and now the reality of…

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How Can We Solve The Cybersecurity Crisis?
January 29, 2019

As increasing numbers of services and businesses leverage the web and IoT, there are more opportunities for cybercrime. For instance, in the past five years most banks have created apps to give customers access to their secure accounts- not only online, but on their mobile phones. As a result, cyber criminals have new opportunities to…

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How IoT is Giving Citizens of These Cities a Breath of Fresh Air
January 25, 2019

About 90 percent of people in the world breathe polluted air. While many of those most affected by this danger live in developing countries, major cities in the west, like London, also have many citizens ill or impaired as a result of lack of clean air. The capital of the United Kingdom, although actively working…

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The Best Innovations at CES 2019 That You Might Have Missed
January 22, 2019

Creating wild, revolutionary new products is impressive. But, when the products can actually impact people’s everyday lives, innovation is at its finest. Many of the technologies unveiled at CES 2019 are designed to make life better for people and for the planet. Among the top innovations introduced at CES 2019 are: Watergen’s Atmospheric Water Generator…

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How Sports Teams Improve Without Taking the Field
January 8, 2019

Some have compared athletes to machines, especially when they operate with extreme precision and endurance. The simile is becoming more accurate as technology is increasingly enabling athletes to optimize their performances. Technology is changing much in the world of athletics. Smart Equipment with Analytics Across many different sports, smart equipment is offering real-time feed for…

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What It Takes to Pull Off New Year’s Eve in Times Square
January 4, 2019

Times Square in New York City has become synonymous with New Year’s Eve. The NYE event is a massive draw, often bringing millions of people together to celebrate outdoors. Since the event is not ticketed, and is packed, event planners have a lot of work on their hands as they prepare. How the City Prepares…

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How Airports Avoid a Travel Apocalypse During the Holidays
December 20, 2018

As “I’ll be home for Christmas” plays in the background, lines at the airport will be swelling, possibly delaying people from getting home themselves. It is expected that 2018 will set a new record for travel, with more than 46 million people flying during the holiday season. This will be the fifth year in a…

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The Seven Energy Developments to Look for in 2019
December 14, 2018

For the past several years, the energy industry has been growing as the demand for green and clean energy has increased. In 2018, a new record for corporate renewable energy procurement was set. Developments like electrifying homes, and local governments offering incentives to residents adapting their homes to be more energy efficient continued in the…

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Why Architects are Looking at the Future of Energy for Their Next Designs
December 3, 2018

Typical energy sources like gas have been recognized as having a negative impact on the environment. As a result, this has become the era of alternative energy sources. Cars, technology, and other everyday machines are increasingly developed with alternative energy in mind through the harnessing of wind, solar power, and other cleaner energy sources. Homes,…

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