Articles by author: Christian Wilson

How Atlanta is Re-Writing the Playbook on Stadium Dining

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The National Football League kicks off its 100th season Sept. 5, and a record number of fans are expected to pack stadiums to their capacities this Autumn. One of those venues is Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Home of the Atlanta Falcons and Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, the stadium that holds over 70,000 people…

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What Role Can Technology Play in Building and School Security?

Building security continues to be an increasingly important issue for business owners and building managers. Over the last decade, everywhere from commercial office buildings to retail centers and college campuses have been subject to violent attacks taking place within their walls. With a wave of modern technology taking over workplaces in America, building managers are…

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July Job Report Reveals Records and Reservation

U.S. labor force participation reached a record high in the month of July. Unemployment remained at 3.7% according to the latest jobs report from Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, Aug. 2. Wages also increased 3.2% overall, an increase from June. Approximately 164,000 Non-farm payroll additions were made in July, while private-sector payrolls modestly under-preformed…

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The Must-See Moments at HIMSS 2019

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) is holding its industry-leading health information and technology conference Feb. 11-15 in Orlando, Florida. More than 45,000 healthcare professionals and thought leaders are expected at this year’s event— it assuredly will not disappoint. Health care is changing rapidly and with it the methods and practices used in…

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What a Trucker Shortage Means for the Retail Ecosystem

The American trucking industry is in the midst of a major crisis. An industry that reported more than $700 billion in revenues in 2017 has been plagued by a shortage of workers for more than a decade. Now, employers and shipping companies are getting creative recruiting new, experienced drivers to make sure their orders are…

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Distribution Centers are Getting Smarter. That’s Good News for Shoppers

MarketScale recently wrapped up its time at NRF 2019 in New York City and among the myriad vendors and hot-trends on hand, one unlikely, yet imperative part of the retail experience stole the spotlight. Supply chain and warehouse management remained a constant area of interest for attendees and by sheer volume of vendors present. By…

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Why a High Tech Smart Home is Within Your Reach

It’s been hard to avoid advertisements for products involved with “smart homes” as of late. Although the idea of a smart-home seems like something of a high-cost technological home renovation, many people already own devices that drive home automation. Take the Google Home or Amazon Echo—these popular smart speakers utilize IoT technology to communicate with…

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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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An IoT Guide to NRF 2019
January 7, 2019

Retail’s Big Show, the National Retail Federation’s annual retail conference and expo is opening its doors next week, January 13-15 in New York City, and one of the hottest technologies shaking up retail will be an important part of this year’s event–IoT. The Internet of Things has revolutionized modern retail—streamlining every facet of the industry…

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Advertisers Turn to Software Giants For a New Advantage
December 20, 2018

While the power and reach of social media continues to grow around the world, so does the power of the companies in charge of those social media platforms. The recent stream of widespread data breaches and the fallout from the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandals have left a collective sense of concern among smartphone and…

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What Blockchain Means For Health Care in 2019
December 14, 2018

The health care industry has long been plagued by inefficiency and complex, independent systems to collect the troves of data thrown its way. Now, a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers highlights the benefits that adopting a blockchain system can have on a hospital’s network infrastructure and for the patients and doctors in the middle of it….

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How America’s Model Smart City Popped Up In the Midwest
December 11, 2018

As the years pass and technology becomes more advanced and integrated into people’s daily lives, the infrastructure surrounding dense urban areas will have to adapt. With autonomous vehicles already a reality and the technology becoming increasingly more affordable, many large metropolitan areas across the country are in the midst of a 21st century makeover, becoming…

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How A Booming Economy Is Coming to Texas By Rail
December 5, 2018

Public transportation in the United States has been an essential part of millions of workers’ daily commutes. While criticism of big-city metros, like in New York City, has turned buses and trains into the ire of the area’s workers, many cities stateside are looking overseas for a solution to the problem. Bullet trains have been…

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Make or Break: Inside A Retailer On Black Friday
November 28, 2018

The biggest shopping weekend of the year has ended, but one of the biggest questions remains—did people go out to shop? In 2018, the data revealed the continuation of a growing trend from years past. E-commerce proved to dominate the consumer spending landscape throughout the United States and beyond. Adobe Analytics reported that a whopping…

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What Business Will Be Like in A 5G World
November 19, 2018

5G wireless has become one of the hottest topics buzzing around the tech world in 2018. The global 5G services market is projected to grow from $53 billion in 2020 to $123 billion in 2025 and countries like China are already in the final phases of testing before its earlier-than-expected deployment of the technology in…

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How Sustainability Stole the Show at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market
November 13, 2018

The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market wrapped up in Denver, Colo. this weekend after a successful year of trade shows and conventions. For more than 36 years, the trade show has been bringing together the best of the best from manufacturers, retail buyers, and the outdoor community. Outdoor Retailer Vice President and Show Director Marisa Nicholson expressed…

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Inside Black Friday: What Can Retailers Expect in 2018?
November 12, 2018

The unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, Black Friday, is two short weeks away (Nov. 23) and big-name retailers are already preparing for the consumer spending circus. From small businesses to shopping malls, retailers are expecting 2018 to be a comeback year for sales. The holiday shopping season is one of the most telling…

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