Articles by tag: business in the coronavirus pandemic

The eLearning Lessons We Can Take into Post-Pandemic Life

In March, most school districts were sent scrambling when the start coronavirus pandemic made it clear it was not wise to conduct school on campus – at least not in the traditional way. Some students are back in the physical building, while others are learning entirely remotely. But, with nine months of time to develop…

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How To Build a Great Corporate Culture When Office-Work Isn’t Possible

Management is never easy, but what’s the best way to manage when in-person meetings or even informal tools for collaboration like happy hours are no longer on the table? That’s the challenge the majority of businesses have faced in 2020. Still, Julie Armendariz, GitLab Director and People Business Partner, said managers don’t need to reinvent…

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What Should Building Managers Do If COVID Doesn’t Go Away?

We all want the coronavirus to go away and for COVID-19, social distancing and everything that goes with it to be remembered as a horrible part of a weird year. There are some encouraging signs, with Pfizer announcing promising news about a vaccine candidate and other medical companies making progress. But what if the…

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Hershey’s Technology Allowed It To Adapt During the COVID Pandemic

In many ways, Hershey lives up to its billing as America’s sweetest town. But bad things happen, even in a world built around chocolate and one that founder Milton S. Hershey worked to make sure would be just and enjoyable for his workers and visitors alike. That’s why Hershey also has a team of…

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Direct View: How LED Technology Is Brightening the Future of the Growing Esports Industry

A tour of the facilities to entice the top recruit used to be the purview of college basketball and football, but universities are increasingly using esports to woo students to their campus. It’s just the latest sign of an industry that is growing rapidly, something that even the unprecedented situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic…

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How COVID Made Contactless Dining the Norm

Diners have enough to worry about during the COVID-19 pandemic. The last thing they need to stress over is staying safe while paying the bill. That’s why solutions like Ready, which allows customers to check out using their own technology and without coming into contact with servers or a cashier, are perfect for…

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Healthcare
Walbro’s IDEAL Hand Sanitizer Is the Right Product at the Right Time

It’s a helpless feeling we’ve all had. Enter into a building, stick hands under a machine meant to dispense hand sanitizer, and … get nothing. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when people are paying more attention to health perhaps more than at any time in history, businesses and workplaces can’t afford to have customers or…

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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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water conservation and sustainability
Water Conservation and Sustainability Are Critical for a Data Center’s Success
May 21, 2024

Digital infrastructure is essential, and as data centers expand, their environmental impact, water conservation and sustainability have come under scrutiny. As the demand for data storage and processing capabilities grows exponentially, so does the concern for the environmental impact of these facilities, particularly in terms of water usage. Nick Phillips, the EVP of Hosting…

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Reducing the Gap in Skilled Trades Can Be Solved by Boosting Trade Education Initiatives
May 21, 2024

Currently, skilled trades are facing significant shortages making the need for innovative solutions and passionate involvement more urgent than before. Statistics indicate a looming gap in the workforce, expected to reach millions in the next decade, as older generations retire without sufficient newcomers to fill their roles. At the heart of this issue is…

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Robotics Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic
September 23, 2020

Robotics and automation were already on the uptick heading into 2020, but COVID-19 has spurred even more people to look into innovation. Education is a big part of the job for Jeff Burnstein, President of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), who said the pandemic has made businesses get curious about what robots might be…

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Preventing Product Loss Starts with Refrigeration Maintenance
September 17, 2020

In a time when mental energy is expounded on even the simplest tasks, it may be easy to forget about refrigeration. Since it involves some of the longest-lasting equipment in a store, it can slip the mind. However, there’s a list of things that need to be done to make sure the system is…

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Modular Design and Engineering Are Taking Over
September 15, 2020

In the last five years, a design trend has emerged. Facilities like data centers and other solutions needed for high-tech industries are looking to match their demand with their infrastructure, TAS Energy CEO JT Grumski said, making speed to market a critical factor for builders. TAS is able to lean on its large…

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Direct View: Drive-In Theaters Have Gone From Nostalgia To Necessity
August 19, 2020

In recent years, going to a drive-in movie has been a quaint, fun night out for many Americans. The coronavirus pandemic and the need for social distancing has turned drive-in events from nostalgia to a necessity. Many organizations have brought the drive-in back into vogue, hosting movie night or concerts that allow families to…

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The Need For Touchless Vending Goes From Future To Present During COVID-19
August 19, 2020

Touchless technology for vending machines isn’t new, but it’s possible you’ll be seeing it for the first time soon at a vending machine near you. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to think about surfaces that needed to be frequently cleaned. Vending machines can be those surfaces, but as Vagabond CMO Juan Jorquera noted,…

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Metrology Matters: What is Metrology Anyway?
August 18, 2020

It’s an important first question to understanding the field, and one perhaps too many mechanical engineering students don’t stop to ask. Jack Clark, Senior Principal Scientist at Woodward, and Chris Evans, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Precision Metrology, said the answer isn’t easy, but understanding what metrology is can…

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Verizon Is Ready with Solutions for the Way We Work Now
August 13, 2020

One program for the 2 p.m. call, another for the 3 p.m. and then another utility for the notes. Working from home during the coronavirus pandemic has shown just how disparate many companies’ solutions are. Of course, many of those companies had to scramble to get a remote work option set up for their…

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Digital Signage Is Taking On New Importance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 12, 2020

It’s always been important for people to know where they should be going, but with the coronavirus pandemic turning how people are gathering or clustering into a matter of public health, it’s never been more critical. One of the best ways to keep people safe is to make sure there’s messaging letting people know…

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The Next Generation of Energy: Why Many Consumers Are Waking Up to Their Power Quality Issues
August 11, 2020

A dropped Zoom call here. A brief internet outage there. When millions more Americans were working from their offices, it would’ve gone unnoticed. Now, with so many more working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, people are waking up to their power quality issues. “We didn’t really notice power quality issues, because we…

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