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5 ways technology can accelerate your auto finance business
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5 ways technology can accelerate your auto finance business

Pandemic, inflation, rising prices, product shortages, supply chain issues and regulatory compliance — these challenges affect all industries, and automotive finance is no exception.  All successful auto finance business leaders know they must continue to grow through change and business disruption to remain competitive. Our research found that before the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders in technology adoption and innovation were growing two times faster than those with an aversion to change. That rate increased to five times faster during the pandemic.   Market leaders understand that disruption cannot limit their ability to adapt, and that technology can help transform challenges into opportunities. But where to start?  Here are the top five ways to accelerate your aut...
Embrace Technology: Small Businesses Share Appreciation of Calibration
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Embrace Technology: Small Businesses Share Appreciation of Calibration

In celebration of National Small Business Week, glassBYTEs.com spoke with small business owners about why they got into auto glass, why they stay and what they think of the industry’s future. Innovation and Calibration Intermountain Auto Glass opened in Boise, Idaho in 1997. Owner Rick Valentine had worked briefly for someone else before starting his own auto glass shop. “I’m outgoing by nature and can relate to my customers and enjoy being out in the field,” he says of the reason the auto glass industry appealed to him, along with the opportunity when he was young to try his hand at auto glass. The company’s name comes from the fact that Valentine and six technicians provide auto glass, repair, replacement and recalibration in the mountain regions near Boise. “We have a lot of mountains ...
Avid Technology Stock: Sell Off After Earnings Is Unjustified (NASDAQ:AVID)
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Avid Technology Stock: Sell Off After Earnings Is Unjustified (NASDAQ:AVID)

wundervisuals/E+ via Getty Images Investment Thesis Avid (NASDAQ:AVID) is a US-based company that provides audio and video technology from editing software and composing hardware. In 2018, The company started changing its pricing model from a perpetual-based model to a subscription-based model ((SaaS)). This has resulted in a huge success which significantly increased its gross margin and EPS (earnings per share). The company recently reported its Q1 2022 earnings and the stock plummeted 20% as Q2 guidance came below analysts' estimates. However, subscription revenue still increased by over 30%, and full-year guidance remained unchanged. I believe this is an overreaction and creates a good buying opportunity for investors. Data by YCharts Introduction Avid’s main product includes Pro To...
Lawmakers to debate limiting the use of facial recognition technology in Colorado | Legislature
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Lawmakers to debate limiting the use of facial recognition technology in Colorado | Legislature

Lawmakers will soon debate on how much to limit the use of facial recognition technology in Colorado after the state House and Senate passed competing regulations on Friday.As drafted, Senate Bill 113 would establish several regulations for the use of facial recognition by government and law enforcement agencies, as well as prohibit the technology in schools until 2025. The state Senate approved the bill as is, but the state House voted to roll back the limitations. The two chambers will duke out the differences in the coming days.Sen. Chris Hansen, the sponsor of the original bill, said he is seeking to limit the use of facial recognition technology because o...
Technology remade combined arms, the Corps must adjust
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Technology remade combined arms, the Corps must adjust

The three-star Marine general in charge of combat development has a simple message for Devil Dogs: The whole idea of combined arms has evolved in recent decades and the Corps must transform to fight and win.Lt. Gen. Karsten Heckl spoke Wednesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank in Washington, D.C., ahead of the soon-to-release Marine Corps Force Design update for 2022, due out in a few days.Heckl shared a blunt message.“Combined arms is more than towed cannon artillery, tanks and aviation,” he said. “It’s information, cyber and space.”The three star said he hears Marines talking about staying “left of bang” when discussing adversaries such as China.Left of bang means before rounds start flying and physical violence erupts on the battlefield.But that definiti...
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Students advance with hands-on UAV technology studies at MSU

Contact: Meg Henderson Pictured from left, Louis Wasson, senior Extension associate with MSU’s Geosystems Research Institute; Nitant Rai, a forestry master’s student from Nepal; Hunter Blalock, an agriculture master’s student from Madison; and Antonio Correa Tavares, a plant and soil sciences doctoral student from Brazil, build drones in an ag flight technologies course this semester. (Photo submitted) STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State students are taking advantage of a new experiential learning opportunity to gain skills on the cutting edge of technology and study unmanned aircraft vehicles, or UAVs, from the inside out. MSU’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Precision Ag Flight program has, since 2019, offered UAV flight instruction to students, but a custom-made tabletop drone now provides...
Conduent Showcases Advanced Technology for Legal Operations
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Conduent Showcases Advanced Technology for Legal Operations

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With demand increasing for greater efficiency in business processes, Conduent Incorporated’s (Nasdaq: CNDT) analytics experts predict legal and risk leaders at corporations and law firms will face two operational challenges this year: Strengthening resiliency. Teams need automation and insights to balance the new demands of work from home, improve productivity, support more strategic work, and enhance collaboration.Tech solutions reaching across the organization. Technology adopted by legal departments must also connect to key internal business partners such as procurement, risk, finance, and accounting to create digital records accessible throughout a company. The technology must also capture complex data, host data securely, and or...
Conduent Showcases Advanced Technology for Legal Operations at 2022 CLOC Exhibit
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Conduent Showcases Advanced Technology for Legal Operations at 2022 CLOC Exhibit

Conduent Business Services, LLCLaw firms and in-house legal departments automating invoice review improve speed, accuracy, compliance and reduce external spendFLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With demand increasing for greater efficiency in business processes, Conduent Incorporated’s (Nasdaq: CNDT) analytics experts predict legal and risk leaders at corporations and law firms will face two operational challenges this year:Strengthening resiliency. Teams need automation and insights to balance the new demands of work from home, improve productivity, support more strategic work, and enhance collaboration.Tech solutions reaching across the organization. Technology adopted by legal departments must also connect to key internal business partners such as procurement, risk, fi...
Technologies and Global Markets 2019-2021 & 2026 by Technology, Application & Region
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Technologies and Global Markets 2019-2021 & 2026 by Technology, Application & Region

DUBLIN, May 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Molecular Diagnostics: Technologies and Global Markets" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.Research and Markets LogoThis study examines the global market for assays used to detect specific nucleic acid sequences in medical and life science applications. The goal of all DNA-based diagnostic assays is similar, but several different technologies can be employed. The report analyzes each technology in detail, determines major players and current market status, and presents forecasts of growth over the next five years. Scientific challenges and advances, including the latest trends, are emphasized. Government regulations, major collaborations, recent patents and factors affecting the industry from a global perspective are examined...