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An IP audit can help uncover potential problems

Cloud platforms and apps now ease the task of tracking machinery, vehicles and other physical assets businesses have, but how can companies keep tabs on intangible assets that make or break their brand? The solution is an intellectual property audit, ...

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Be proactive with workplace violence prevention

Last year on Dec. 2, a county health department in California held a training session for its employees in a reserved conference room. The shooting that occurred during what began as a typical workplace event in San Bernardino continues to ...

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Human resources leaders deserve a seat at the table

I recently spoke at a regional event for the Society of Human Resource Professionals where I covered insights about the human resource professional’s role in an organization, technology’s role in supporting culture change, and the overall responsibility for measuring the ...

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Being candid about salaries can build employee trust

Negotiating a salary can be a little bit like buying a car. The dealer wants to get as much as possible without alienating the customer; the buyer wants to pay as little as possible and still make the deal. A ...

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New neighborhood takes shape in center city

Everyone at Bergmann Associates is looking forward to moving into a new “Center City” neighborhood next month. Work stations are being packed, furnishings have been sent out for refurbishment and preparations are in full swing. Recently, the entire staff at ...

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Technology brings a singular realism to renderings

As an architecture student, Michael Bryant most enjoyed working on the images that represented a building yet to be constructed. Today he creates those images for a living through his design firm, Bryant Design Studios LLC, in Canandaigua. Bryant works ...

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Some local buildings have a touch of transparency

Long prized for its aesthetic appeal, glass as a building material requires careful consideration in its application to allow it to shine. There isn’t an architect who doesn’t like buildings with a lot of glass, says New York City-based design ...

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Some local companies are letting go of landlines

For more than a century, businesses have been using landline telephones as a prominent form of communication. But the last decade brought an endless wave of wireless phone systems that have nearly drowned landlines. As phone technology evolved, so have ...

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Small businesses finding ways to use data analytics

The world of data analytics may seem daunting for smaller firms that do not have an IT staff on hand. Still, it’s a world worth exploring. These tools are becoming more important in helping businesses better serve customers and stay ...

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RIT pioneered one of today’s top degree programs

Twenty years ago Rochester Institute of Technology started something while universities across the country watched. RIT launched the first software engineering program in the country, pioneering one of today’s top degrees and most lucrative areas of employment. While working in ...

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New York premium increases approved for 2017

Health insurance providers across New York have just received permission to raise their rates in 2017—in some cases by double digits. The decision, which was announced by the New York State Department of Financial Services on Aug. 5, gained immediate ...

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Medical industry sees room for improvement in ACA

More than six years after its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has come to represent a kind of seesaw for various stakeholders. Rochester-area insurers and health systems generally have adjusted to the flurry of changes health care reform introduced, but ...

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‘A Better Way’ receives some pointed critiques

With presidential polls currently favoring Hillary Clinton, the chances of a Republican victory in November seem to be receding. But last spring virtually every expert counted Donald Trump as unlikely to succeed and yet he ended up handily winning the ...

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Transfer programs are a growing option for students

While local community colleges and four-year institutions have long been teaming up to offer 2+2 and articulation agreement programs, more students are now showing interest in these educational options. “As far as students wanting to think about their future and ...

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New programs set for 2016-17 academic year

From master’s programs to associate degrees, Rochester area universities and colleges are updating their academic offerings to better serve student needs. Bryant & Stratton Health Services Administration, AAS: This program is designed to train students to manage various administrative aspects ...

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