Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”
Phishing, hacking and malware accounted for most of the security incidents analyzed by the BakerHostetler Data Security Incident Response Report for 2016, up 12 percent from the previous year at 43 percent. The firm has advice on how to avoid security breaches.
For many people, too much pressure in a business situation can lead to under performance or abject failure. New research from Columbia Business School shows that your power in relationship to others can determine how you respond to the pressure of high-stakes situations and whether you will succeed or fail.
Analysis: The ongoing health care debate includes many elements, among them politics and power. I'm not deriding those elements - they are part of the process. But they sometimes obscure some important fundamental factors that eventually must be considered to have a successful insurance plan.
Facebook may be bad for your sense of well-being. A John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study found interactions with Facebook can lead to negative effects.
Life is much different today. While some of us have small vegetable gardens and others have chicken coops - even in the city - most of us rely on buying food in supermarkets or restaurants, purchasing clothes in stores and buying our cars, trucks and electronics at dealers. Most homes are built by professional contractors with large crews. Why do we do this?
The Federal Reserve - for short, the "Fed" - is again front and center in the news. With the economy improving and the stock market soaring, the Fed is expected to increase short-term interest rates several times in 2017. Yet the Fed and its policies have not been held in high regard by many. Here's an analysis from NCSU economist Dr. Mike Walden.
Whether it be our TV sets, cars, bathroom scales, children's toys or medical devices, we are already surrounded by everyday objects equipped with sensors and computers. And the companies that make them can get away with being careless with consumer security -- and with stealing customer data. So, what can be done? Here are some thoughts.
Analysis: The reality is that if the United States is going to successfully manage its growing financial problems and improve living standards for all Americans, it needs to increase its investment in the primary drivers of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Trump budget goes in the opposite direction, says a senior fellow at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.
Both trust in cloud services and threats to its safety are on the rise, according to Intel's 2nd annual cloud security report: "Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky." Intel has recommendations.
Following years of sluggish economic recovery, business leaders believe 2017 stands to usher in a long-awaited acceleration in growth. According to "America's economic engine - Breaking the cycle," Deloitte's 2017 report on business and economic trends in the privately-held and middle-market segment, 83 percent of executives surveyed after the November election are confident that the U.S. economy will improve over the next two years
Raleigh has a malware infection rate 125 percent higher than the national average, coming in 12th on a list of the 35 U.S. cities with the highest rates per capita. Atlanta was 5th with a rate 320 percent higher than the national average, according to data from ESG, derived from their Spy-Hunter anti-spyware programs.
Business during the month of President Trump's inauguration, confidence in the U.S. economy reached the highest levels in five years among small businesses and middle market companies, reports Barlow Research, but cash rish companies keep credit demand limited. So says Barlow's Quearterly Economic Pulse Survey.
William Dunk, a widely published author and blogger about all things Wall Street from his Global Province office in Chapel Hill, became one of the first contributors to Local TechWire at its launch 15 years ago. His advice about searching for meaning in career ("Is this all there is?") still rings true today. Here's a look back as part of TechWire's 15th anniversary observation.
Guest opinion: Former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa, a U.S. citizen and immigrant from India, says the Trump Administration's executive order on immigration "sent shock waves through the tech industry over the weekend because it was a loud and clear message to the world that America's doors are now closed, and xenophobia and bigotry are the new rules of law."
Digital assistants, called bots, will be the most amazing technology advances we see in our homes in 2017, says former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned-academic and author Vivek Wadhwa. But is dependency a risk?