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Xerox and HP: Where is the true value to be created? (access required)

  In November 2019, Xerox made public its intention to go forward with a possible takeover of HP. In February 2020, it announced that it had increased its bid to $34 billion as the initial tender offer had evolved into ...

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Email trickery most likely source of company data breaches (access required)

When it comes to guarding one’s business from malware distributed through emails, planning and preparation can go a long way toward protection, according to local cybersecurity experts. Email is the No. 1 delivery method for the distribution of malware, which ...

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Ransomware and cloud attacks expected to increase in 2020 (access required)

On average, hackers attack every 29 seconds — that’s 2,244 times every day. And they’re not anywhere close to slowing down. That’s why businesses in Rochester — and around the globe — need to have a holistic cybersecurity strategy in ...

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With 5G comes increased awareness of bad actor opportunities (access required)

As Fifth Generation Mobile Network is implemented — offering faster speeds and greater conductivity for devices in industries ranging from transportation to public safety — individuals and businesses must remain vigilant with their cybersecurity measures, area experts say. John Roman is ...

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Manager unsure what to do about disengaged, rude employee (access required)

“I took one of my employees out on a meeting at a client site recently and had a really disappointing experience. My employee was texting someone repeatedly on his phone during the meeting. And while that was rude by itself, the ...

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Commercial real estate enjoying declining vacancy rates (access required)

The commercial real estate market in Rochester continues to develop, driven by a number of mixed-used projects and adaptive re-uses of existing buildings, those in the industry say. “There appears to be a lot of momentum,” says Richard Finley, president ...

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Prevalence of e-commerce complicates commercial lending (access required)

One of the biggest challenges to getting financing for a commercial real estate deal is the pressure being brought to bear on retail brick-and-mortar stores by e-commerce, local experts say. Charles “Chip” Russell, leader of Harris Beach PLLC’s commercial real ...

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Four investment mistakes that can send you back to work (access required)

Many are starting this new year with a new chapter: retirement. If you’ve been a disciplined saver and taken advantage of tax-deferred plans, you’ve done a lot to get ready for this new, exciting life stage. And if you’ve been ...

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Bank should provide strategic insight, not just rate and terms (access required)

When engaging in a discussion regarding business financing, does your bank engage in a strategic dialogue or do you just talk about the proposed interest rate and term of the loan?  Business loans are a tool to assist your business ...

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Comprehensive education reform requires parent leadership (access required)

Over the last month, I have had the opportunity to hear from parents across Rochester. These parent voices are unified in one very clear way—keep the conversation focused on what is best for our children. The voices, from a group ...

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Pending changes to Medicaid threaten Upstate hospitals’ viability (access required)

Businesses look for and rely on a vibrant and secure community and thriving workforce to fuel innovation, growth and success.  A key component of any vibrant community is access to high-quality health care and the knowledge that the local hospital ...

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Promote a strong, honorable culture by striving for ethical excellence (access required)

In recent months, AT&T has been blanketing the airwaves with its latest advertising campaign featuring a variety of professionals who don’t quite make the grade. These include a surgeon who has “almost” been reinstated, an amusement park ride operator who ...

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2020 not likely to be as good for stocks as 2019 (access required)

Last year was a banner year in the U.S. equity market, with all three major U.S. stock indices (i.e. the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Nasdaq Composite Index, and the S&P 500 Index) notching all-time highs.  Indeed, the S&P 500 ...

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Deep dive into data helps colleges improve student retention (access required)

Student retention and graduation is important to both schools and college students, and local higher education institutions are using data to boost retention and graduation rates and improve students’ overall experience. Data collection and analysis has altered the landscape for ...

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Rochester’s job growth picks up since WSJ report (access required)

Last March, the Wall Street Journal ran a story comparing employment trends in the 53 most populous U.S. metropolitan areas—those having at least one million residents—entitled, “Where the Jobs Are.” Rochester, the smallest member of the group, also earned the ...

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