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Funding, Preparation and Culture Keys to Securing Critical Infrastructure and Systems

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In Washington, D.C., the Trump administration’s focus on infrastructure investment has gained growing attention in the energy sector and intensified dialogue about how these assets are protected from both cyber and physical attack. To get a better sense of the risk environment, the administration issued an executive order in May mandating an assessment of the country’s resilience against cyber attacks.

Arrow Electronics Helps Guide Millennial Innovators in China Forward

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Global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics is collaborating with several top universities in China, including Beijing Jiaotong University, Shanghai University and Shenzhen University to organize its annual “Innovation Club” competition in China. The initiative aims to promote an innovative and stimulating environment for university students, challenging them to turn their creative ideas into innovative products that positively impact life. 

Woodland Pond at New Paltz Selects Connected Living, a Sodexo Partner, as the Exclusive Connection Provider for Families, Friends and the Community

Woodland Pond and Connected Living join forces to bring a new communication platform in New Paltz, connecting seniors, employees and families.
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NEW PALTZ, N.Y., December 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Woodland Pond at New Paltz, N.Y., the Mid-Hudson Valley’s premiere Continuing Care Retirement Community, today announces a partnership with Connected Living, the nation’s leading connector of Seniors with family, friends and communities. Connected Living came to Woodland Pond at New Paltz through Sodexo – Quality of Life Services.

Our Community Impact in 2017

A look back at how our support helped improve lives this year
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The holidays are a time for giving, and we’re thankful for the opportunity to strengthen our communities all year long. Whether through mentoring students, teaching digital skills that lead to higher-paying jobs, or supporting entrepreneurs working to make a difference in their community, our employees and our thousands of nonprofit partners are improving lives every day.

Israelis Redefine Business Sustainability

By Sagit Porat
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The essence of CSR today should be about the way businesses are bettering life of employees, customers and society at large.

Meet Tiger Tech: Verizon Innovative Learning Students

The Tiger Techs “are like celebrities” at the school, says teacher Malikah Upchurch, thanks to the knowledge and empathy they bring each time a student or teacher asks for help.
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A group of 24 students, the Tiger Tech team keeps the school’s technology running smoothly. To see them at work, it’s hard to imagine the team is only four years old, but until 2014, Armstrong had little technology and no access to Wi-Fi. The school was transformed thanks to a Verizon Innovative Learning initiative that provides free tablets, two-year data plans and teacher training to select underserved schools across the country.

Caterpillar's Tucson Proving Ground Reduces Emissions Using New Cat® Microgrid Solution

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While remote, the Tucson Proving Ground has a high demand for power with employees working on projects ranging from machine tear downs and builds to welding to office and administrative tasks.

In order to help reduce fuel costs, decrease dependency on generator sets and lower emissions on the site, TPG installed 500 kWp of thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and 500 kW of short-term energy storage from the new Cat Microgrid solution suite of product offerings. Learn more here.

AT&T Aspire Accelerator: Where Are They Now?

By Scott Lininger, Bitsbox co-founder, AT&T Aspire Accelerator Class member
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Feb. 17, 2017 will forever be burned into my mind. The Bitsbox team had that date circled in red on the calendar for months prior. It’s the day some of us sweat through our shirts and others found comfort in raiding the snack cabinet. Feb. 17 was the day our pitch to Shark Tank investors aired on TV.

Bitsbox provides monthly subscriptions to coding projects that teach grade-schoolers to program apps. As a start-up founder, Shark Tank felt like the holy grail of pitching investors.

Oil and Gas Asset Data Quality and Asset Integrity

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From the HAL 9000’s chilling psychosis to the world-ending artificial intelligence at the heart of the Terminator franchise, the movie industry has created a perception that data-driven computing is a heartless force singularly focused on results. Yet it is this singular focus that is critical to understanding the challenge facing the natural gas value chain when it comes to enterprise asset data quality.

National Geographic Society Board of Trustees Awards Over $4 Million in Grants to Fuel Work of Scientists, Educators, and Explorers

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The National Geographic Society recently approved more than $4 million for 111 grants, further strengthening the 21CF partner’s commitment to investing in science, exploration, conservation, storytelling, education, and technology.

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