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AI Trends in the Life Sciences Industry

A fundamental shift in the pharmaceutical industry and artificial intelligence (AI) is occurring, helping to shape the pharma industry in the 21st Century. AI and machine learning offer the pharmaceutical industry with an opportunity to rethink research and development (R&D), so that it can significantly improve the success rate of early stage drug development. The… Read More »

The Impact of Telemetry on Industrial Processes and Cyber Security

Telemetry has revolutionized data collection systems by using sensors to collect and transmit data using special signals and receivers. Typically, telemetry is used in remote or difficult to access locations. Data is captured and stored by servers, then made available via advanced web-based software applications. Modern telemetry systems use wireless data transfer systems, such as… Read More »

Watch Out For Price Gouging Scams During Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence approaches our coast this week, all of North Carolina is under a state of emergency. This means that our state’s price gouging law is in effect as well. Price gouging occurs if businesses or vendors charge excessively high prices in a time of crisis. If you notice businesses in your area charging… Read More »

Preparing You for Hurricane Florence

HURRICANE SEASON: PREPARATION AND RECOVERY TIPS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE HURRICANE SEASON Establish an Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) that takes prevention, emergency response, and disaster recovery into consideration. If an EPP is already in place, review and update it as needed for hurricane readiness. Designate an Emergency Coordinator and an EPP Team. Assign responsibility… Read More »

Is Your Cocktail Hour Turning Toxic?

Birthdays, parties, special occasions or just at dinner— there’s usually plenty of occasions and reasons to raise your glass. Unfortunately, many American adults may be overdoing it. According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 26.9 percent of people ages 18 or older reported binge drinking on at least one occasion a month… Read More »

Everyone Wants Telemedicine. So Why Aren’t Your Employees Using It?

It feels as if telemedicine has been the “next big thing” in health care for a long time now. According to Mercer’s National Survey, by now most employers with at least 500 employees report that their employees have access to telemedicine services (71%), either through their health plan or through a specialty vendor contracted outside the… Read More »

Five Most Expensive Causes of Home Property Damage

When you leave your home, there’s no guarantee that it will be there when you get back. Unpredictable accidents can happen at any time. Gas leaks, burst pipes and extreme weather can rain destruction on a home in minutes. And while homeowners’ insurance is a reliable form of coverage, certain events may fall under coverages.

Preparing for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm

You can’t stop a tropical storm or hurricane, but you can take steps now to protect you and your family. If you live in areas at risk, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages you to begin preparing for hurricane season. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 each year.

Top 10 ways parents can help teens become safe drivers

As parents, we hope that our kids will become safe and courteous drivers. But that won’t happen on its own. Your teenagers need you to help get them off to the right start. Here are 10 things you can do to help them become safe drivers: 1. Don’t rely solely on driver education. High school… Read More »

The Smart City Transformation Has Already Begun

Recent projections predict that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in urban metropolis areas. This makes it imperative that the cities of the future are smart, urban localities that are healthy, enjoyable places to live, work and play. Smart urban centers of the future will be places where roads, automobile dashboards… Read More »