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Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual By Jocko Willink. Progress is impossible without discipline – this is the lesson that Willink, a former Navy SEAL,...
THE SOLAR FOUNDATION is a Washington, D.C. nonprofit focused on the national solar industry./ GRAPHIC COURTESY THE SOLAR FOUNDATION

Report: Rhode Island solar jobs declined in 2017

PROVIDENCE – The number of solar jobs in Rhode Island fell 9.5 percent to 1,064 during 2017, according to a national report released Wednesday.The...
GAMING-MACHINE AND lottery company International Game Technology PLC has hired Kim Barker Lee to serve in the newly created position of vice president of diversity and inclusion. / COURTESY IGT

Lee tasked with implementing inclusion strategy as IGT’s new diversity leader

PROVIDENCE – Gaming-machine and lottery company International Game Technology PLC has hired Kim Barker Lee as vice president of diversity and inclusion, a newly...
COLIN A. COLEMAN, a partner at Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP in Providence, chairs the firm’s Cyber Liability and Data Security division. / COURTESY PARTRIDGE SNOW & HAHN LLP

Five Questions With: Colin A. Coleman

According to The Global Risks Report 2018 by the World Economic Forum, 64 percent of all malicious phishing emails sent in 2017 contained malware....
BRIAN J. LAMOUREUX, a partner at law firm Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara, will speak at a Feb. 14 webinar on social media use by municipal employees. / COURTESY PANNONE LOPES DEVEREAUX & O’GARA

Lamoureux to participate in webinar on municipal employees’ social media use

JOHNSTON – Brian J. Lamoureux, a partner at law firm Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O’Gara, will be a featured panelist later this month on...
MILLENNIUM CONSULTING INC.’S Paul Hansen is the new president of industry association TechServe Alliance. / COURTESY MILLENNIUM CONSULTING

Millennium Consulting’s Hansen to head up engineering-staffing industry group

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Paul C. Hansen has been elected president of TechServe Alliance, an information technology and engineering-staffing association dedicated to advancing excellence and...
PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TOURED the new smart-technology residence hall at New England Institute of Technology during Tech Nite on Feb. 6. / COURTESY NEIT

New England Institute of Technology hosts Tech Nite open house

EAST GREENWICH – New England Institute of Technology hosted its Tech Nite Feb. 6 at the university’s East Greenwich campus.Attendees got tours of the campus, as...
ADVANCED EQUIPMENT: Dave Zawacki, left, engineer, and Misha Pierre-Mike, sales and marketing manager, at Evans Capacitor Co. in East Providence. They are examining some of their advanced material-processing equipment that uses extreme temperature and pressure to form high-reliability capacitor parts.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Robots don’t take jobs, but turn manufacturers into educators

For years, we’ve heard about the shortage of labor in advanced manufacturing, with technological skills now the must-have labor asset for any company that...
TRAFFIC BOOST: The Rhode Island Foundation, which launched online directory Buy Local Rhode Island, above, in 2014, says holiday-shopping traffic increased in 2017.  / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

Web tools boosting small businesses

Three years ago, the Rhode Island Foundation’s Jessica David identified a void in the local shopping scene – there was no central platform connecting...

Companies realize they need to train

The growing use of robots in manufacturing cuts the number of human employees a company requires. But at the same time, running robots is...
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