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A Bond Market Bubble in the Making?


Since the Great Recession of 2008, the Federal Reserve reduced, and then held, short-term interest rates at virtually 0% in an attempt to combat a global financial crisis and stimulate the U.S. economy.

People In Business


DOC Announces Three Key Hires

Department of Commerce (DOC) Secretary Mike Gill has appointed Col. Ken McCreedy, USA (Ret.) as senior director of cyber development and aerospace, Peter O’Neill as senior director of strategic industries and entrepreneurship, and Bret Schreiber as director of education and innovation.

Business Briefs


Tenable Among Fastest Growing North American Tech Companies in Deloitte’s Fast 500

Columbia-based Tenable Network Security has been named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, earning a place on the annual list of the fastest growing technology companies in North America for the seventh straight year.

NonProfit News & Charitable Giving


With One Tweet, Making Change Earns $10K Grant

With a few simple, but powerful, words and the click of the “send” button, Making Change, of Columbia, became one of 10 small nonprofits from across the county to have an extra $10,000 each, thanks to the Deluxe Corp. Foundation’s Short & Tweet Grants Program. Part of Deluxe Corp.’s year-long 100th anniversary celebration, the Short & Tweet Grants Program replaced the customary grant application with a succinct and appealing entry: a tweet.

From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews


Howard County is fortunate to have so many groups and organizations committed to bettering the lives of our residents, whether it’s through cultural offerings, educational opportunities or providing a path to a better life for those who need assistance.

What Is Big Data Analytics and Why Should Business Leaders Care?


Business leaders face myriad decisions every day: How can my company be more efficient? What strategies should we use to exceed our customers’ expectations? Can we predict what our market will do?

Tips for Disposing of That Old Computer, Phone or Tablet


It’s the holiday season, and one of the best gift-giving ideas is new technology. Who doesn’t want the latest phone or the sharpest tablet or even the fastest computer? These are exactly the sorts of presents that many people ask for, or better yet, choose to buy for themselves.

Reinvention and Relevance in Learning – Shifting to a Networked Creative Economy


Gone are the days of only classroom-based, instructor-led learning. The societal shift to the creative economy coincides with the rapid growth of online, competency-based education and virtual learning tools, applications and methodologies. Leaders of every institution, whether public, private or not-for-profit, also need to consider making this shift, thus becoming more flexible and adaptable.

Broadband & Network Devices Need Appropriate Preparation for Business VoIP


Getting top performance from a cloud-based or on-site Internet protocol (IP) phone system requires a thorough assessment of your network to get it ready to handle voice traffic. Failure to be proactive can result in a bad experience for users at both ends of the conversation.

Is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Right for My Business?


Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is making a splash among businesses looking for an easier and more cost-effective way to manage their employees’ computers. While not a new concept, VDI technology is better than ever and can be seen as a real game-changer.

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