Articles by author: Gabrielle Bar

Opportunities for Women in the Trucking Industry

women in the trucking industry

While women comprise nearly half of Canada’s workforce (47%), only three percent of women make up the number of Canadian truck drivers. While the number of women getting their commercial driver’s licenses has increased since 2010, there is a long way to go to realize the potential of women in the trucking industry. The […]

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Hitting Your Consumer Through Linear and CTV
December 8, 2022

Today’s technology provides many options for those wanting to reach audiences through TV. Linear TV is no longer the only option; CTV, or connected television, continues to spread as more and more consumers cut the cord of traditional linear options and move to internet streaming content. Estimates indicate the bulk of television viewership will […]

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Essential Community Services—A Profile on the Queens Public Library
December 8, 2022

Host Ron J Stefanski is excited to bring another episode of this special DistruptED Public Library Edition series to listeners and viewers. In this second installment, Stefanski looks at Queens Public Library and the public library innovations that created an even more essential service for the New York City Borough for over 125 years, […]

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Chegg Inc. and the FTC’s Order Against Them Is a Wake-up Call for Data Privacy Strategy
December 8, 2022

The FTC’s order against Chegg is a wake-up call for businesses everywhere and their current data privacy strategy. Chegg Inc. (“Chegg”) has been punished by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for its “careless” cybersecurity practices that exposed the sensitive personal information of its customers and employees. Chegg, according to the FTC’s complaint, stored customer […]

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Legalized Sports Betting Could Benefit the US Economy
December 7, 2022

Sports betting has continued to explode in the U.S. despite the reticence of many states to legalize the practice. One of the benefits cited by proponents of legalized sports betting is the tax revenue that states are able to collect. A recent piece in D Magazine analyzed just how much a state like Texas […]

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World Cup Crowd Management is a Problem. How Can Facility Managers Turn a Challenge into an Opportunity?
December 7, 2022

All eyes are on Qatar during the 2022 FIFA World Cup this month. While the action on the field should be most important (including the historic Moroccan upset 2010 World Cup Champion Spain), many other issues have plagued the tournament. World Cup crowd management is one of these, a natural consequence of a country with […]

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BlockFi Bankruptcy Continues Crypto Investor Worries
December 7, 2022

After the FTX collapse, crypto lender BlockFi, followed suit filing for their own bankruptcy, with their largest unsecure creditor being owned $729 million according to Bloomberg. Crypto is currently in a bad spot and many investors are waiting for the next lender to file. However, this does not necessarily mean the crypto market is […]

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How Should Retailers Prepare for Thanksgiving Online Order Fulfillment?
December 7, 2022

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but holiday shopping is still in full swing. Leading up to the first holiday season post-COVID-19, there has been uncertainty about the percent of shoppers sticking to online retail instead of traditional brick-and-mortar shopping. Luckily, neither party need worry. Thanksgiving weekend proved to be omnichannel […]

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President Biden & Congress Block a Railroad Strike to Keep Critical Commodities Flowing
December 7, 2022

According to PBS News Hour, “Congress voted this week to impose a contract on [railroad workers] to avoid the economic disaster that would accompany a railroad strike.” This is despite challenges from rail worker unions representing a majority of rail workers. PBS News Hour further reports on specific instances where rail workers are struggling to find enough time […]

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Cybersecurity Compliance is Only Half the Battle for EdTech
December 6, 2022

TechCrunch recently reported on accusations levied by the Federal Trade Commission against edtech giant Chegg – the FTC filed a legal complaint earlier this week indicating that Chegg’s lapses in cybersecurity compliance has resulted in numerous separate data breaches in recent years, and that these breaches were avoidable with better cybersecurity practices. Sai Huda, […]

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Consumers Break Early Holiday Shopping Records: A Win for Retail
December 6, 2022

Thanksgiving weekend was a revenue win for the retail industry as consumers could not forgo early holiday shopping. Since the pandemic and current recession, retailers have been feeling the pressure from consumers as they raise their prices while consumers spend their money more wisely. The holiday season brings retailers the chance to make sales, […]

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Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Proved the Omnichannel Customer Has Fully Matured
December 2, 2022

Now widely reported, last weekend’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were record-breaking on all accounts. Nearly 200 million customers hit physical retail stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend according to NRF, a feat all of its own and a validation of the brick & mortar store in an age of omnichannel sales strategy. […]

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Consumers Seek More Value from Travel and Hospitality
December 2, 2022

A recent report from PwC suggests that revenue for hotels will continue to go up over the coming months. This is great news for hoteliers who survived the 2020 pandemic and are looking to recoup costs. What’s more, studies also suggest that customers are happy to pay for these increased prices, even at inflated rates. […]

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