Category: Business

Amazon uses its strength in e-commerce and cloud computing to dominate online sales of books and other products; Google identified an opportunity in online advertising and now generates billions of dollars in ad revenue every year; and Apple and Samsung counter the threat from each other’s businesses as they fight a daily battle for global …

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What matters most to you in your job? Is it the satisfaction of work well-done? Recognition? Salary and title? Collaborating in teams? The ability to work from home to achieve more work/life balance? If you answered, “work from home,” you are not alone. Recent statistics summarized by the Society for Human Resource Management indicate that …

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Robots are increasingly in the headlines. Whether it’s domestic robots for completing household chores or industrial robots with the potential to transform entire industries, it seems like we are on the verge of a new machine age. At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas— the annual industry showcase for high technology—robots were everywhere: …

Written by: Santhosh Abraham, Faculty Program Director for Accounting and Finance Author’s Note: The information in the article is correct as of the date of writing, 1/17/18. Bitcoin currency is generating much interest. In its introduction in early 2009, bitcoins were worth almost nothing, but their value has soared over the past few years. In early …

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At this busy shopping time of year, let’s step back and take a closer look at the deeper motivations and societal beliefs that shape consumerism. In BUS 225 Consumer Behaviors, students examine consumer psychology and look at how consumers’ motivations, perceptions, and attitudes can shape the choices they make and their purchase behavior. Students learn …

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Dr. Amelia Estwick, Program Manager at the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College conducted a Cybersecurity Awareness webinar for the Roanoke Chapter of AGA (Association of Government Accounts).  The webinar titled:  Cybersecurity & You, what you need to know to avoid becoming “road kill” while traversing the information super-highway was attended by members of the …