Articles by tag: Chapman University

The Surprising Rise in March’s PPI Numbers is Likely to Challenge Fed’s Next Direction on Curbing Inflation

In addition to the financial markets teetering on the edge of uncertainty, the release of March’s Producer Price Index (PPI) numbers has stirred a mix of curiosity and concern. Coming off a February report that saw wholesale costs spike to its highest rate in five months, this latest update has financial analysts and economists […]

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Doubling Down on Inland Waterways: Gigantic Barges Are Anchoring America’s Supply Chain Resilience

To alleviate the pressure on an increasingly burdened supply chain, could gigantic barges on inland waterways offer a way forward? Amidst the backdrop of a rapidly transforming logistics landscape, the U.S. is harnessing the enhanced capabilities of inland waterway gigantic barges to fortify its supply chain. As logistical norms pivot in response to environmental […]

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With Return Policies, Retailers Must Strike a Balance Between Customer Satisfaction and Operational Efficiency

Retail return policies were liberal during the pandemic, but those expensive returns come with a price tag to the bottom line. Can retailers find a happy medium? Fashion retailer H&M recently navigated a policy hiccup, where it initially set a £1.99 fee for shoppers wishing to return online purchases, a charge applicable in-store and […]

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Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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