Mobile Devices Lead Global Connectivity

With sales of mobile devices leading the way, global consumer technology spending reached a new high of $1.07 trillion in 2013 and is expected to remain around that mark in 2014. According to the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Global Consumer Technology Trends study, smartphones are one of the top technology products owned or used. Furthermore, [...]

By |March 13th, 2014|Technology|

Medical Device Tax Survey Shows Substantial Job Losses

Since the beginning of 2013, medical device manufacturers have paid a 2.3 percent tax on the sale of medical devices such as artificial hips and pacemakers to help finance the cost of the Affordable Care Act. According to the results from a recently released survey by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), the medical device [...]

By |March 6th, 2014|Science|

Is Conflict Good or Bad?

According to the National Institute for Advanced Conflict Resolution, up to 30% of a typical leader's time is spent dealing with conflict. Further research found that over 65% of work performance problems are due to strained relationships between employees as opposed to deficiencies in employee skill or motivation, and CEOs and senior vice presidents reported [...]

By |March 4th, 2014|Insights|

Mobile Wallets: Monopoly or Real Money for Banks?

The term “mobile wallet” has been thrown around quite a bit in recent months. Although it is sounds intriguing in concept, there does not seem to be a clear definition of what it actually looks like in reality. As pointed out in American Banker, no one can definitively say how it will impact banks, merchants [...]

By |February 27th, 2014|Finance|

GM’s Soon-To-Be Aluminum Trucks

General Motors (GM) realized that Ford was onto something when Ford used aluminum in the body of its 2015 F-150 pickup. The use of aluminum enabled Ford to reduce the fullsize truck’s weight by 700 pounds which undoubtedly is going to impact its gas mileage in a positive way. Not wanting to be outdone, GM [...]

By |February 20th, 2014|Engineering|

The Most Effective Defense Against Cyber Threats

According to the 2014 Cyberthreat Defense Report by CyberEdge Group, network access control (NAC) was the highest rated of all security technologies to defend against current cyber threats. Seventy-seven percent of IT practitioners are using or plan to use NAC for securing mobile technology. CyberEdge Group’s report is based on a survey of 750 security [...]

By |February 13th, 2014|Technology|

2014 AAMA National Summit

If you are a healthcare professional looking for an event this month where you can learn about the latest issues facing your industry, the American Academy of Medical Administrators is holding its 2014 National Summit from February 25-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the premier opportunity for hospital and healthcare administrators to connect with [...]

By |February 6th, 2014|Science|

Determine Your Talent Management +/Δ

The debate as to whether talent management (TM) is a legitimate business concern as opposed to a passing fad has been settled for most companies. That is why these organizations have incorporated TM issues into daily business operations and have dedicated more resources to address them. While this is good news, a crucial question deserves [...]

By |February 4th, 2014|Insights|

Finance Conferences for 2014

If you are a leader in finance-related industries such as banking, insurance and credit card services, there are some crucial conferences worth attending. In addition to providing the opportunity to continue to build your expertise, these finance conferences can help to broaden your business network. Click on a link to obtain more details. All Payments Expo [...]

By |January 30th, 2014|Finance|

2014 Engineering Conferences

As you consider how to refine your knowledge in engineering-related industries such as automotive, engineering and construction, aerospace, controls and automation, it could also be advantageous to enhance your professional network at the same time. Conferences can be a productive way to accomplish both objectives. With this in mind, here are key conferences for the [...]

By |January 23rd, 2014|Engineering|

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