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The Case for Connection in the Digital Age

The spread of modern technology and its ability to provide us with instant information and communication has transformed our world. Everything from friendship and entertainment to education and industry looks different in the Digital Age. Yet, for all the widespread benefits of this transformation, we’re only beginning to recognize the potential downsides and their effects […]

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How to Catch Up in the Robotics Revolution

In 1961, workers in the General Motors plant in West Trenton, New Jersey, stood back and watched as a robotic arm lifted pieces of scalding hot metal from a die casting machine—a modest movement that previously posed a very real health and safety risk to the workers. The machine was called Unimate, built seven years […]

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Prioritizing Data Visibility in a Security-Focused World

Compliance, performance, efficiency—it can be tough to prioritize goals within a global data management strategy. Depending on your yearly objectives, regulatory demands, and market opportunities, data quality and security can seem more urgent, complicated, or beneficial in widely varying ways. Continually developing technologies, like cloud-based services and process automation, have enabled multinational companies to recognise the […]

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One Artist’s Scientific Method

Fabian Oefner exposes beautiful unseen moments of daily life Fabian Oefner’s work catches your attention. Check out any of his vivid psychedelic images, and you never know what you’ll see. Maybe it’s a coral reef glowing fluorescent below the surface of the sea. Or an inky black sky filled with stars. Some might see a […]

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What Payroll Looks Like in the ‘Best Countries for Business’

Since 2007 the industry-leading business magazine Forbes has ranked the world’s largest economies in order of business friendliness. The annual report draws on data available from multiple renowned sources to evaluate 161 countries according to 15 different factors ranging from taxes and technology to personal freedom. To create their 2019 list of the Best Countries for […]

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Exploring “Impossible” Science

CyTOF and mass-tag barcoding let Eli Zunder ask more questions and find new answers “There are so many different things we want to know about every cell,” says Eli Zunder, PhD and stem cell biologist at Stanford. “And I always want to measure more—more transcription factors, more cell signaling molecules, more cell surface proteins, with […]

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Payroll Lessons from ‘Superstar’ Companies

In the past few years, leading economists and business analysts have increasingly focused on the rise of superstar firms as a newer phenomenon shaping our global economy. Attaining practical insights from the analysis, however, has been a challenge, in large part because the definition of a ‘superstar’ has varied widely. That changed last year, when the […]

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Why Your Payroll Provider Matters

For a function so integral to the success of any organization, payroll doesn’t get a lot of attention outside of the people who run it. Yet, everyone at a company relies on it, it’s typically the largest cost center, and it tends to be responsible for more up-to-date, company-specific data than any other department. Which […]

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The Trouble with Fragmented Payroll

It’s a long-standing story in the payroll industry that one provider can’t satisfy all the payroll needs of a global company. With all the differing regulations and constantly changing requirements, the story goes, only local or regional providers have the expertise and access needed to properly process payroll across various locations. The fault in this […]

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What Is Global Payroll?

Although payroll is one of the more fundamental business needs, our understanding of the function and its implications remains minimal at best. In fact, many business leaders rarely consider payroll beyond the basic requirement of paying employees, failing to realize the strategic value of this core function, which often represents the largest cost center of […]