Businesses of all sizes and stripes generate tons of video content every day. And recently, it has become clear that this data can be a valuable asset. The use of video analytics can help a company extract the most useful data from the vast pool of video content gathered. This beneficial information can be used to track the parameters of a building or campus or notify
The WELL Building Standard® (WELL) is the world’s first standard centered solely on human health and safety. This standard is performance-based and measures, certifies, and monitors all aspects of building environments that impact the human occupants’ health and well-being. This article explains just what WELL entails and why it is so important.
First, A Bit of History About the WELL Building
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There are a number of challenges when installing and maintaining powered devices (PDs) in outdoor environments. Dust, water, ultraviolet light, varying temperature swings, and sometimes even lightning conditions can become extreme and call for an extra layer of protection for an organization’s vital outdoor PDs. Before we dive into how outdoor PoE can help, let’sContinue Reading ...
The world has undergone massive changes since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020. And no sector (except healthcare) has been more impacted than the retail industry. Besides navigating mask-wearing, physical distancing, and competing with online retail competition, there has been significant concern over the uptick of organized retail crime (ORC).
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An Ethernet switch is the backbone of a company’s network. It connects vital networking devices (laptops, computers, servers, etc.) to a local area network (LAN). Switches function similarly to a hub; however, they are more efficient. They accept incoming data, determine the IP address of its source, then assign a specific port, therefore eliminating any potentialContinue Reading ...
After two years, the Coronavirus is still with us. Before we dive into vaccine mandates, here are some facts:
- On December 31, 2019, the Chinese government alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) of a mysterious pneumonia-like disease eventually named COVID-19.
- As of January 6, 2022, there have been 297,848,954 reported cases of COVID-19, with 5,465,472 deaths worldwide.
- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine on August 23, 2021. Said vaccine was named the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.
- As of January 6, 2022, 9,306,715,938 vaccine doses have been administered.
It is evident this pandemic will be with us for a while more. As a result, many employers are struggling with the difficult decision of whether (or how) to enforce vaccine requirements in their workplace. And vaccines are a hot topic; people are passionateContinue Reading ...
One of the more creative adaptations to the pandemic has been the concept of the hybrid workplace. Back in 2020, during the height of COVID-19, employers found themselves at a breaking point. They needed to be resourceful to maintain their business and productivity goals and still keep their workers safe. This set the scene for the hybrid workplace.
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It is vital that all businesses, large or small, take on the challenge of digital transformation in today’s world. The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new urgency to speed up digital transformation activities. However, many business leaders are not clear on just what digital transformation entails.
Does it simply mean that everything needs to be moved to the cloud?
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When one hears the term “flat-panel display,” the first thing that may come to mind is a modern 21st-century classroom where a teacher gives lessons on an interactive flipchart to students using smart whiteboards. And this vision would not be wrong. However, this technology is being adopted into many other industries, such as:
- Financial services
- Military and defense
- And more
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Mission-Critical Government Clients Will Soon Require Technology That Meets New Security and Environmental Standards
In response to recent cyber attacks against our country’s infrastructure, President Biden issued (in May 2021) an Executive Order to improve the nation’s cybersecurity. This Executive Order covers the following five areas:
- Removing barriers to sharing threat information
- Modernizing federal government cybersecurity
- Enhancing software supply chain security
- Establishing a Cybersecurity Review Board
- Standardizing the federal government’s response to cybersecurity vulnerabilities and incident
In this article, we will discuss the impact the government’s security changes will have on the unified communications field.
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