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Wearable tech for employees: Good or bad?

Wearable tech for employees: Good or bad?

Make no mistake, healthcare costs are rising. For business owners who are generous enough to offer their employees insurance, this is undoubtedly a cause for concern. And you may wonder, is there any way to protect your employees and not go bankrupt in the process? Wearable technologies may be the answer.

10TH ANNUAL GROWTH STRATEGIES SURVEY RESULTS April 1, 2016

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10TH ANNUAL GROWTH STRATEGIES SURVEY RESULTS

April 1, 2016
Survey Population

300 Businesses in the Greater Philadelphia Area
Over 90 Survey Respondents
Annual Sales of up to $400 Million
Sole-proprietorships to 1,250 employee base
Privately-held, Employee-held, and Publicly-held companies
For-profit and not-for-profit companies

Revenue Breakdown of Respondents

10% - Less than $1 Million
27% - Between $1 Million and $5 Million
22% - Between $5 Million and $10 Million
32% - Between $10 Million and $50 Million
9% - $50 Million or greater

KEY HIGHLIGHTS
 Predictions are more conservative …
 Year-over-year predictions for overall economic conditions:

 
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
 

Contraction
50%
10%
2%
4%
12%
4%
0%
12%
 

Expansion
29%
45%
81%
66%
59%
62%
69%
56%
 

No Change
21%
45%
17%
31%
29%
34%
31%
32%
 

The 2015 economic conditions (for the second year in a row) allowed business owners to find increased opportunities for growth, increase business development efforts, make improvements to business models and strategies, explore new revenue streams, and hire some great people.

5 Benefits of self-service kiosks in hospitals

5 Benefits of self-service kiosks in hospitals

More patients are turning to a self-service approach when it comes to healthcare. Now this doesn’t mean they’ve taken to operating on themselves, but they are checking into hospitals without the help of medical administrators. Similar to portal technology, self-service kiosks can help streamline administrative tasks like hospital registration and payment.

The security risks of virtualization

The security risks of virtualization

While virtualization security is not often talked about, it is nevertheless important. Like all technology, securing your virtualized infrastructure is vital to the success of your business. So what are some of the security risks posed by virtualization? And how can you mitigate them? Here are some answers you should consider.