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You’re never too old to think big.

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(A 2 minute read) Anna Mary Robertson Moses was 78 years old when she pursued her passion for painting. Her first works were purchased for $3. The widowed farmer continued to paint, under her nickname “Grandma Moses”. In 2006, one of her paintings sold for $1.2 million. J.R.R. Tolkien published the first of his series,… Read More

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Travelers Expect More Technology from the Hospitality Industry

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(A 2 minute read…) Summer is approaching, which means vacationers will be hitting the road, accompanied by their ubiquitous technology—smartphones, tablets, laptops, readers, and wearables (e.g., smartwatches). Millennials were raised with technology. Many of them were playing with Mom’s tablet before they could walk. As adults who particularly enjoy travel, they have high expectations that… Read More

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4 Reasons Smart Printers Are a Smart Investment

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(A 3 minute read) Smart technology has revolutionized everything from home to the enterprise. Smart appliances know what we need from the grocery store and our preferred indoor air temperature. Smart sensors in the workplace provide alerts that equipment might need maintenance, locate missing assets, and increase operational efficiency to a level that wasn’t possible before…. Read More

7 High Tech Golf Gadgets: Link Up With the Latest Game-Changers

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(A 2 minute read) We have apps and gadgets that record our heart rate when we’re walking up the stairs, that tell us when the kids are home, and remind us to buy milk on the way home from work. So, why not expect that our favorite pastimes have also been amended or advanced by… Read More

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Unplug With Your Kids This Summer: 6 Tech-Free Activities

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(A 3 minute read) Remember the days before smartphones and tablets? Before smart TV, and when “streaming” was something you did in a boat? Think back to when you called home to say you’d be late instead of texting. There are so many advantages that technology provides. Every aspect of our lives—home, school, work, play—has… Read More

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How to Retain Millennials in Your Workforce

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(A 3 minute read…) Millennials are a unique demographic. The people born between 1981 and 2000 number 83.1 million Americans, eclipsing the 75.4 million Baby Boomers who have dominated consumerism since they became adults. According to Pew Research, America’s workforce is now comprised of: 53.5 million Millennials 52.7 GenXers and 44.6 million Baby Boomers With… Read More

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Disney’s latest guest experience technology: Immersion or invasion?

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(A 3 minute read…) Three years ago, Disney World in Orlando not only welcomed visitors to be their guest, but also began presenting them with a new way to enjoy the experience. The Magic Band Disney introduced the Magic Band, a waterproof, electronic wristband enables the park’s guests to wander through every area of every… Read More

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How do Systems Engineers Ensure Theme Park Ride Safety?

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  (A 3 minute read…) Every year, America’s 400 theme parks welcome approximately 335 million visitors and water parks attract about 85 million people, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). An average of 4,423 children are treated in emergency rooms each year for amusement-related injuries, according to a 20-year study… Read More

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Jury Duty: Visualize This

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(A 3 minute read…) Have you ever served on jury duty? Starting at the moment you are first selected for jury duty to the time you have heard all of the evidence and are deliberating in the jury room to present a verdict, the entire process can be long, confusing and emotional. First off, working… Read More

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Technology Serves up Improved Food Safety for the Hospitality Industry

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(A 3 minute read…) When you go out to eat, what’s on your plate might not be exactly what you ordered. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 65% of food borne outbreaks and 44% of outbreak-associated illnesses in the U.S. were traced back to a restaurant. The FDA’s food service regulations vary by… Read More