Archive for June 11th, 2013

A new comprehensive report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program underscores that there is hidden STEM talent in blue-collar jobs, and emphasizes how policymakers and leaders should focus more efforts on STEM careers that require associate’s degrees to avoid missed opportunities to capture talent.
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Sequestration spent a lot of time at the top of the news early this year. But most Americans haven’t felt much effect yet. The economy is adding jobs, the stock market is at record levels, and the housing market is climbing. This has led to media speculation that fallout from the sequester, while occurring, is overblown. Read more

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Now that the connection between managing data and higher performance has taken hold in leading organizations, businesses are looking into how to measure the effectiveness of their Big Data strategies. Read more


Economic development in emerging markets and tightening air quality standards worldwide are spurring the growth of sales in emissions control catalysts, according to a study by research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. The report finds that the global market reached $6.7 billion in 2012 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.3 percent to $14.22 billion in 2019. Read more


In The Green Millionaire, Patrick Green reveals how emerging markets are better suited to sustainable business entrepreneurs than developed countries, and gives tips for how to capitalize on those advantages.  Read more

Credit: Bryant Electric Austin.

Credit: Bryant Electric Austin.

The concept of quality management was foreign to most companies in early-to-mid 1980s. However, today most companies employ a full-time person or equivalent dedicated this function. Likewise, energy intense manufacturers are now employing teams of professionals whose job is to continually look for opportunities to improve energy performance.

Energy management is identified by practitioners and academics as the procurement, use, and performance of all energy sources for service or manufacturing industries. Energy efficiency is a concern for business managers who want to mitigate the risk of energy price fluctuations and emissions generated by burning fossil fuels. In a globally competitive environment, supply of energy is now more than ever a critical strategic asset to be proactively managed. Read more

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