Capturing images, data at Corbis

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Big data is making it easier to search the company’s epic volume of pictorial images. By analyzing reams of metadata, Corbis Corp. is making the creation of magazines, websites, and…

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Wearable Devices Monitor How Salespeople Talk

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Improving the way employees communicate with customers is crucial to increased sales. Now there’s wearable technology that can show salespeople how they’re doing. Sociometric Solutions has developed sensors that are attached to…

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ERM from the Top

Since its founding in 1895, Lincoln Electric has been a top-down driven company. John C. Lincoln launched the business with a capital investment of only $200 and a focus on…

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Political Risk and the Supply Chain

Every global risk manager is finely attuned to the weather, given the potentially devastating impact Mother Nature can have on supply chains. But another kind of storm can unravel international…

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Coping with Black Swans

The insurance and reinsurance industries are in business to take bets on risks that can be identified, assessed, prioritized and planned for financially. Disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, massive asbestos-like litigation…

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The Upside of ‘Surge Pricing’ at Uber

The company is criticized for jacking up prices during periods of high demand but economists say that they are simply letting data on market conditions dictate pricing. This past winter,…

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