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  • Show Your Computer Some Love: National Clean Out Your Computer Day

    In recognition of National Clean Out Your Computer Day on Monday, Feb 14, 2022, show some love to your computers and digital devices. Set aside some time to delete unnecessary programs, clear out that recycle bin, and perform a full system scan. Regular maintenance of your computer and other devices helps keep you organized, your […]

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  • Is Your Snack Food Made in North Carolina?

    I think there is a football game today. Something like that. And I have a hankering for snack food – the saltier the better.  And with perfect timing, the Census Bureau has provided data on the state of snack food manufacturing in the United States. There are 717 snack food manufacturers in the country, and […]

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  • Record Setting Cyber Attacks in North Carolina

    North Carolina scored on several record-setting events in 2021. Last year saw a record number of businesses created: over 178,000 new businesses! 2021 saw a record number of visitors to state parks: 22.8 million visitors! However, not all the state’s 2021 records are favorable.

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  • Modern Textile Case Studies – Innovation and Technology in NC

    What is a Case Study?  Case studies are used to examine real-world problems and solutions in daily business operations. From case studies, researchers, start-ups and founders can identify best practices, share strategies, and lessons learned within various industries large and small.  NC State IES, the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) and other partners are […]

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  • Made in North Carolina Gift Guide

    It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and it’s a thrill to see Made in America gift guides making the rounds. I have seen at least three in the last few weeks. I would be remiss if I did not highlight a list of gift ideas that are made in North Carolina. Take […]

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  • Protect Your Data Blog Series: Focus on IoT Devices

    According to the latest Forrester report on the Internet of Things (IoT), the amount of IoT devices installed on business networks is outpacing the number of computers on these same networks. Today, handheld devices, phones, webcams, smartwatches, networked security cameras and even smart refrigerators make 60% of an organization’s network map. 84% of IT security […]

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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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