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  • Protect Your Data Blog Series: Focus on Cloud Storage

    How much of your data is in your control? Fifteen years ago the answer would have been simple and probably automatic for any IT manager or office worker. The answer would involve hard drives, flash drives, external hard drives or storage devices and in-office settings a company-owned and managed server. The answer has changed, and […]

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  • Protect Your Data Blog Series: Focus on Mobile Apps

    Have you downloaded an app without thinking about the developers, country of origin, or how the app developers may capture and use your data? Unfortunately, just about every American with a smartphone has. Don’t feel too bad; we have apps for nearly everything, and many of us require them to complete our job. While Apple […]

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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 not have confidence in cyber protection within their organizations. (78% Lack Confidence) Perhaps […]

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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 value,” “continuous improvement,” and “respect for people.” Perhaps you […]

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  • Ransomware: A Continuing Threat to Cyber Resiliency

    Cyber attacks continue to increase in number and severity. The challenges brought on by COVID-19 have resulted in industries seeing a significant increase in security gaps that attackers are targeting. 2021 has seen many high-profile cyber attacks, including attacks on a Florida water utility company, a US cybersecurity insurance provider, multiple colleges and school systems, […]

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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 in-person courses, IES instructors and staff are preparing to take the necessary precautions […]

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  • Grant-Funded Services Available for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    NCMEP has launched the Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)—funded by the CARES Act—to provide services that support manufacturers’ ability to respond to the coronavirus and improve their competitiveness as the marketplace adapts to the coronavirus disruption. To determine your eligibility for the funding, the first step is to complete the NCMEP EAP  survey. This survey confidentially […]

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  • Innovation Management Workshop

    Is your organization in a rut when it comes to innovation? NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is hosting a virtual Innovation Management Workshop on April 13, 2021. Discover why innovation management is essential for business growth, uncover the types of innovation and why they are important, learn to implement tools to create innovative ideas […]

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