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VIDEO | Josh and Chloe - My Special Aflac Duck™ and CMN Hospitals

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Our good friends Josh Sundquist and Chloe Davison understand what it’s like to battle and beat childhood cancer. While they were fortunate to overcome their diagnosis, there are still thousands of children across the country facing cancer today. 

How UPS is Building a Blockchain-Ready Business

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Controls designed to promote traceability can drive up processing time and cost.

Blockchain technology can address these twin challenges.

A blockchain is a secure, distributed digital ledger with records that resist duplication and forgery. It can be used to keep track of any information or assets, from transportation containers to digital currencies.

Lessening Environmental Impact: Intelligent Industrial Plants

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HPE and ABB formed a global partnership which will create sweeping new business opportunities for our shared customers, transforming the way energy and materials are used and dramatically lessening environmental impact. Our joint offering combines ABB’s industry-leading digital offerings, ABB Ability™, with HPE’s innovative Hybrid IT and Intelligent Edge solutions.

Hallmark Elevates Employee Engagement Through Mobile Technology

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Employees who are engaged in their work are good for business. That’s the idea behind mobile technology that Hallmark is using at Starlite, a key strategic printer in Asia.

In late 2017, Hallmark partnered with Tesco, a major UK retailer, and Micro-Benefits, a technology company based in Shanghai, China, to begin using Company IQ at Starlite. The Company IQ mobile application facilitates employee engagement surveys, provides interactive training, shares company updates and collects feedback from employees.

‘When Seconds Count’: Maryland’s Statewide Emergency Medical Services Communications System to Benefit From Major Technology Upgrade

Overland Contracting, Inc., to oversee project that will retire legacy technologies and improve network utilization to help emergency responders communicate
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August 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - One of the United States’ most complex communications systems for connecting pre-hospital care emergency responders will receive a major upgrade by Overland Contracting, Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch Company. The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) chose OCI to serve as the systems integrator and to oversee the design and implementation of the upgrade of its communications system, which is approaching the end of its anticipated lifespan.

How Barclays Is Using Financial Intelligence to Tackle Human Traffickers

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As Head of Barclays’ Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), former police officer Paul Horlick says his job is to “look at the risk of the firm being used to facilitate or launder the proceeds of crime through an intelligence-led lens”. Describing people trafficking and modern slavery as “an absolute priority” for the bank, he tells us how Barclays is partnering with law enforcement and government to tackle the problem.

Shedding an Outmoded Paper Trail in Serbia

The pursuit of e-Governance in Belgrade receives a pro bono assist from IBM
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Let’s time-travel to Serbia, circa 1999: it was a time before smartphones or Wi-Fi. The largest hard disk available had a 340MB capacity and cost USD$499. Meanwhile, the volume of printed paper generated for record-keeping and the demands of the modern age was reaching new heights with each passing day.

Meet the 2018 Cisco GPS Challenge First Runner-Up: Jara

by Mary de Wysocki
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When an earthquake strikes, the initial impact isn’t always the most devastating. Often, it’s the aftershocks that leave a destructive, lasting impact. The 7.8-magnitute earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 affected nearly 8 million people, destroying thousands of homes and leaving an already remote country in critical need of support.

But hundreds of aftershocks — some with magnitudes greater than 6.0 — ensnared every aspect of Nepalese life for months. Roads became impossible to traverse, businesses crumbled, and nearly 9,000 schools were destroyed or damaged.

Energy Storage: Taking Care of Customers Throughout the Energy Project Lifespan

Q&A with ENGIE Storage Client Relationship Director
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A conversation with Michael Laine, Client Relationship Director 

At ENGIE Storage, we’re committed to our customers’ success, and have people and processes in place to ensure they are taken care of throughout the life of their energy project. One of the key features of an energy storage engagement is the 10-year contract term, which is quite a long time in our fast-changing industry. We sat down with Michael Laine, Client Relationship Director at ENGIE Storage, to explore the questions that commercial and industrial (C&I) facility energy managers might have.

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