10 Tips for Preventing Laptop and Mobile Device Theft

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For many people, the theft or loss of even a single laptop computer, cell phone or tablet can be devastating – unless you take some common-sense measures to mitigate the damage ahead of time. It’s not just the cost of the lost device itself. If there is confidential, proprietary or personally identifiable information on the device – or readily accessible through it – you could risk seeing your identity stolen. Here are some tips to help prevent mobile device theft: 1. Don’t let strangers “borrow” your phone or computer to look up directions or send an e-mail. There are cases…
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Insurtech: How Mobile Apps Can Save You on Premiums

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Traditionally, insurance has relied on information asymmetry: The insurance carrier has had the advantage of access to reams of actuarial data which it uses to price policies, while the customer has had the advantage of more intimate knowledge of his or her own particular situation. But new developments in mobile technology, blockchain development and risk management are changing the equation. Innovative insurance technology – or insurtech – companies are developing apps for mobile phones, tablets and desktops that are putting more information into the hands of the customer, and providing them tools to help them lower the premiums they pay…
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The Next Wave in Workplace Safety: Wearables

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As our workplaces and operations continue to evolve, the next frontier is wearable technology for workplace safety. Some companies have started testing various types of wearable technology to reduce injuries in a number of industries, including oil fields, construction sites, mines, power plants, shipyards, warehouses, manufacturing, aviation and logistics. Hands-free wearables can be employed to monitor workers’ vitals along with their exposure to harmful elements and chemicals, as well as their proximity to dangerous areas in the workplace. And new technology is being developed that can collect data on the job site and detect changes in the work environment and…
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