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Alignment is key to ERM

Risk has traditionally played a minor role in the strategic discussions of many firms. Often, planners get risk out of the way at the very start with a discussion of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Then as quickly as … Continue reading →

Earthquakes converse by the transfer of stress: The strong evidence for short-distance, long-period interactions

During the 75 years before the great 1906 earthquake on the San Andreas fault, the San Francisco Bay area suffered at least 14 shocks of moment magnitude (Mw) equal to or exceeding 6; these occurred on all major faults, and … Continue reading →

The Internet of Things: Driving transformation in trucking and logistics

Emerging technologies are transforming global supply chains and the logistics industry at a rapid pace. 3D printing, drone delivery, autonomous vehicles, robotics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) are just some of the technological developments making the industry … Continue reading →

The cyber risk of tax return fraud: what you should know

There are many opportunities for fraud during the creation, delivery and usage of tax documents during tax filing season. Continue reading →

New FLSA Overtime Rules – Did the early birds get the worm or a surprise?

When a Texas judge issued an injunction delaying new FLSA guidelines, what became of companies' implementation plans? Continue reading →

U.S. corporate tax reform – What you need to know

Conditions in Washington make it likely that 2017 will bring significant changes to how U.S. domiciled insurance companies will be taxed. Proposals to cut corporate tax rates and to change how income from outside the U.S. is taxed will, if … Continue reading →

Earthquake aftershock zones are actually global

Triggering occurs as a result of the redistribution of stress induced by an earthquake. Differentiating triggered events from normal background seismicity is a key objective in studies of earthquake triggering. During the 1990s there was substantial evidence that earthquake sequences, spaced in time and space, are being triggered by the previous events. Continue reading →

Architect and Engineers and the standard of care

True or False? The standard of care of a design professional is perfection. When we ask this question to a room full of architects and engineers they typically chuckle and get this one right. The answer of course is “No” … Continue reading →

8 things to keep in mind when selecting talent analytics technology

Technology is supposed to help make business decisions related to talent quick and effective. However, selecting the right technology for talent analytics can be challenging. Continue reading →

Privacy mindfulness in the “Internet of Everything” age

Personal information is being exposed in more places, through more “things” and to more people every day, creating new risks for people, businesses, health care organizations, governments and society as a whole. Continue reading →