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Protect Your Data Blog Series: Focus on Cyber Risk

Did you know that 43% of cybercrime targets small businesses? There has been significant growth of cybercrime against small companies since 2020; the rate of cyber attacks against small businesses has risen over 424% (Shepherd). Nearly 80% of IT security leaders do...

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MFG Day 2021

On this day, thousands of manufacturers across the nation will open their facilities to students, teachers, parents and neighbors to highlight what they do and change perceptions about what manufacturing is. If you can, please visit a manufacturer. It will be interesting, enlightening and hopefully perception-changing.

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What is lean? How is it defined?

If you were to search the term “lean”, I am pretty sure you would find a plethora of definitions with regards to what lean is and how to implement or utilize its principles. For example, you may hear or read phrases like “minimizing waste,” “maximizing customer...

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Return to Face-to-Face Classes

After over a year of exclusively delivering virtual courses, NC State IES and the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center is preparing to phase in in-person classroom courses at the beginning of June. For those who feel comfortable with joining us for...

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