The world of metrology is undergoing some major changes this year and will continue to make incredible transformations in years to come. All of these changes are spurred on by whatâ€™s being called the â€œFourth Industrial Revolution,â€ or Industry 4.0, a new method of manufacturing in which automated inspection is more important than ever. The concept relies on cyber-physical systems in which the Internet of Things connects tools to products, and tools to one another. Itâ€™s a data-driven approach that allows manufacturers to collect, analyze, and quickly respond to insights gathered from massive data sets. Collecting and analyzing all of that data is where new metrology software and equipment comes in. [Read more…] about Faster Scanning And Smart Manufacturing: The Future Of Metrology
For years HBO has threatened those who illegally download its hit show Game of Thrones with strongly worded letters. Put into context, HBOâ€™s gentle reminder that Game of Thrones is available legally through an online subscription makes sense from a business standpoint. The premiere of its seventh season saw over 90 million streamers pirating the episode, all of whom didnâ€™t pay a single dollar to the specialty provider. Though a download doesnâ€™t necessarily mean HBO has lost a sale, it does imply its losing potential millions in subscription fees.
Someone on the web took umbrage to these letters in August and decided to hit back. HBO was the target of a security breach that leaked roughly 1.5 terabytes of confidential information onto the web. So far, only 3.4 gigabytes of information has seen the light of day, but hackers threaten to leak the remaining data if an undisclosed ransom isnâ€™t met. [Read more…] about HBO Hacked As It Cracks Down On Illegal Streamers
Does the concept of risk diversification cause sweat to bead along your hairline? Or maybe itâ€™s compound interest that gets you hot under the collar â€” inflation that leaves your palms clammy. Now that weâ€™ve triggered flashbacks to freshman year when you barely passed economics 101, take comfort in the fact that you arenâ€™t alone. According to the Financial Literacy Around the World â€” a survey conducted by Standard and Poorâ€™s Rating Services â€” basic financial concepts leave millions of Americans perplexed and perspiring. [Read more…] about Only 57% Of Americans Are Financially Literate
Starting a small business is not an easy feat. It involves money, time, dedication, luck, hard work, passion, and most importantly, the knowledge to make your business a success. If you are thinking of creating a business abroad, it is understood that the risks are greater of starting fresh in a foreign country. However, only you can tell if this is the right decision for you to take and whether the risks of building a business in a foreign land are worth it.
Japan is the second highest-ranking country in Asia when it comes to global competitiveness. Many expats are attracted to opening a business in Japan because of this and many have met success in their venture.If you want to try your luck in the land of the sun, here are just a few things you should know. [Read more…] about How to Start a Small Business in Japan