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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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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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NYSE Mayhem Traced to a Staffer Who Left a Backup System Running
January 28, 2023

(Bloomberg) — More than 700 miles from Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange’s backup data center on Cermak Road in Chicago is supposed to safeguard US markets, standing by at all hours in case disaster ever strikes the world’s largest venue for trading shares. When markets are closed, it participates in a well-worn routine, […]

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California Storms Have Farmers Rushing to Avoid Crop Shortfall
January 28, 2023

(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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How Online Learning Went Mainstream
August 30, 2019

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
August 28, 2019

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
August 14, 2019

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
August 12, 2019

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?
March 20, 2019

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
February 6, 2019

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
February 1, 2019

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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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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