Posts tagged “Opinion Analysis”

April 20

Premium Lock Report: back to the basics helps prevent security incidents

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.

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Updated April 14

Premium Lock Research: How power and pressure impact performance

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.

Research says business pressures can lead to failure. Research says business pressures can lead to failure.

April 14

Mike Walden: How is economics involved in health insurance?

Mike Walden 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.

Updated April 13

Premium Lock Study says: Facebook may negatively affect your sense of well-being

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.

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April 13

Survey: Teens love iPhones, Amazon, Nike, and food

Teen survey show spending trends Teenagers are spending their money on food, athletic gear, video games and more than three-quarters of them own iPhones. So says the latest Piper Jaffray Taking Stock with Teens survey.

April 8

HepatoSys, Lonza collaborate on liver cell research

Medical research Two North Carolina bioscience companies with expertise in human liver cells are joining forces to improve the quantity and quality of those cells for use in pharmaceutical research and drug testing.

April 6

Mike Walden: Why did we move away from self-sufficiency?

Mike Walden 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?

March 31

NCSU economist: Are we asking too much of the Fed?

Mike Walden 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.

March 28

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: How regulators can make smart devices more secure against hackers

Vivek Wadhwa 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.

March 17

Premium Lock NCSU economist: Is farming a high-tech industry? Yes. Here's why

Mike Walden Is farming a high-tech industry? Some say it was actually the first high-tech industry, writes NCSU Economist Dr. Mike Walden.

March 17

Premium Lock Tech foundation: Trump budget cuts critical investment

Innovation 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.

March 7

Premium Lock How automation, new tech helps one nonprofit increase revenue by 300%

Innovation At Children's Flight of Hope, we have proven that investing in technological infrastructure has exponentially magnified our organization's ability to execute our mission, says CEO Staci Barfield.

February 13

Premium Lock Report: Is the cloud safe?

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.

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February 10

Premium Lock Deloitte survey: business leaders expect growth acceleration

Deloitte 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

February 9

Premium Lock Raleigh 12th of 35 cities with high malware infections

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.

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February 8

Premium Lock Protect your privacy and security online

Online Privacy NordVPN explains different ways of how advertisers track Internet users without their consent, why hidden online tracking may be dangerous, and how to keep one's data safe and private.

February 8

Premium Lock Survey: Business optimism highest in five years

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.

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January 31

Premium Lock TechWire@15: Advice for the ages on careers - 'Is this all there is?'

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.

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January 30

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Why Trump's travel ban is so harmful to the tech economy

Immigration 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."

Updated January 17

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: 'Bots' will be story of year, but there are risks

Vivek Wadhwa   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?

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