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Cyber Insurance

Companies large and small are getting financial protection from breaches by hackers Despite our best hopes and intentions, it’s an inevitability in life that bad things can and will happen. We buy insurance for our vehicles, homes, health care and even our lives, all to protect against the potential financial hardships that could come from […]

Raising the Barre: Fitness Trend is Growing in the Lansing Area

Remember the Shake Weight? How about the Thighmaster? What about the NordicTrack that worked better as a place to hang your clothes? Exercise fads come as quickly as they fade away. By nature, a fad is both intense and short-lived. A trend, on the other hand, is different. Although also measured by popularity, a trend […]

Into the fold

Addition of Shiawassee to Lansing region brings beneficial opportunities Talk about expansion: In September, the federal government issued a decision that caused the Lansing region to grow by 70,000 people. On Sept. 14, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget announced the addition of Shiawassee County to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of the tri-county […]

Putting the Human Into Human Resources

A ladder. A chain. A puzzle. A clock. There are many metaphorical images used to describe how businesses run. While these images conjure up ideas of upward mobility, structure and teamwork, what they lack are the passions, skills and beating hearts of the people who serve those businesses. Instead of viewing employees as cogs in […]

When IT is the It job

In 2018, we are more obsessed with technology than ever before. It’s no surprise that software developer is ranked No. 1 on the 100 Best Jobs in America, according to U.S. News & World Report, with over 250,000 projected jobs and a median salary of $100,000. With the U.S. Labor Department predicting that job growth […]

Leaving Neutral Territory

Net neutrality is a concept that has been a point of debate between service providers and users since the dawn of the internet. Those two words entered the cultural zeitgeist in the last few years, popping up in newsfeeds and hashtags with calls to help preserve it. But what is it? Net neutrality rules, established […]

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