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‘To cloud’ or ‘not to cloud’ ….. that is the question. (access required)

We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past, and we must respect the past, knowing that once it was all that was humanly possible. — George Santayana There was a time when the only option ...

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Stepping backwards in healthcare would be costly to Idaho businesses

Passed in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, had a major impact on Idaho’s businesses, including Idaho’s health care and health insurance industries. The primary focus of the ACA was to reduce the number of people ...

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Boundaries and limitations: What’s the difference? (access required)

One of the main causes of high levels of stress and burnout is the feeling that you lack control over the important aspects of your work life. Whether this refers to the seemingly endless workload or the constant pressure to ...

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Congress must act on new FBI hacking powers (access required)

On Dec. 1, the federal government enacted the most significant (publicly disclosed) expansion of government surveillance authorities since the passage of the FISA Amendments Act, or FAA, of 2008, which put Congress’ stamp of approval on the Bush administration’s warrantless ...

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Participants in a joint venture must plan carefully (access required)

It is commonly accepted that teamwork has significant advantages, but in competitive industries the idea of partnering with a competitor can often seem counterintuitive. What benefits are there to gain from joining forces with a rival? As many contractors and ...

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The rising trend in cyberwarfare that is paralyzing businesses (access required)

A recent government report estimates that, on average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016, a 300 percent increase over the approximately 1,000 attacks per day in 2015. These attacks focus on the healthcare industry ...

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Find your business niche (access required)

As more time goes on, I am seeing even more clearly how beneficial my decision to focus on such a narrow niche really is. I reconnected with a colleague that I had not talked to in a few years because ...

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Integrating virtual reality into your business (access required)

Virtual reality has and will continue to disrupt the tech industry. Since its inception, VR has been commonly seen as an outlet for leisure and exploring new gaming terrains among millennials. VR is now becoming more than entertainment; it is ...

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An infusion of hope for those who pay health care bills

No matter what else is going on in the economy or on the planet, one thing has stayed the same for decades: uncertainty about where health care costs are going. Health care is one of the most common topics we ...

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The aging lawyer: how to redefine a life in the law (access required)

We met in the early ’90s, as student and adjunct faculty member at Suffolk University Law School. A few years later we became colleagues, for five years, as sole practitioner and associate at a law firm specializing in elder law. ...

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