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Month: November 2017

Technology Enhances Wine, Spirits and Beer Labels

Technology Enhances Wine, Spirits and Beer Labels

TECHNOLOGY
What's the purpose of a wine label; or for that matter a label on spirits and beer? Obviously, the first response to that question is: to satisfy the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) regulations. Once that is accomplished, the label space remaining may be used for branding and marketing copy. The fact is, there is very little space on bottle labels to get creative with messages. Now technology is helping solve the limited space on labels by way of RFID (radio frequency identification/ID) technology. Tap a smartphone on an NFC (Near Field Communications) tag embedded on a bottle and see what comes up on your smartphone; assuming there is currently a tag on the label. Depending on a winery's budget and the number of smartphones enabled with RFID tag readers (newer smartphones ...
Alternative Financing

Alternative Financing

FINANCE
Alternative bank financing has significantly increased since 2008. In contrast to bank lenders, alternative lenders typically place greater importance on a business' growth potential, future revenues, and asset values rather than its historic profitability, balance sheet strength, or creditworthiness. Alternative lending rates can be higher than traditional bank loans. However, the higher cost of funding may often be an acceptable or sole alternative in the absence of traditional financing. What follows is a rough sketch of the alternative lending landscape. Factoring is the financing of account receivables. Factors are more focused on the receivables/collateral rather than the strength of the balance sheet. Factors lend funds up to a maximum of 80% of receivable value. Foreign receivabl...
VW Auto Parts

VW Auto Parts

AUTO
One of the largest crazes in the world is cars. We are not sure where this obsession comes from but since their invention, people have been obsessed with making autos faster, fancier and better than they are. The funny thing is that most individuals think about their autos as machines and leave it at that. This is different from one group of auto lovers. I am speaking specifically about VW auto lovers. I can think of no type of auto that is more obsessed over or fawned over than the VW auto. The Volkswagen has a following that is unmatched by any other brand of auto. This is because many VW lovers treat their cars as people so much in fact that they name their cars. When many VW owners discuss their VW auto they say he or she and describe them as if talking about an old friend. This is...
Impacts of Information Technology on Society in the New Century

Impacts of Information Technology on Society in the New Century

TECHNOLOGY
In the past few decades, there has been a revolution in computing and communications, and all indications are that technological progress and use of information technology will continue at a rapid pace. Accompanying and supporting the dramatic increases in the power and use of new information technologies has been the declining cost of communications as a result of both technological improvements and increased competition. According to Moore's law, the processing power of microchips is doubling every 18 months. These advances present many significant opportunities but also pose major challenges. Today, innovations in information technology are having wide-ranging effects across numerous domains of society, and policymakers are acting on issues involving economic productivity, intellectual ...