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March 2015

The Need for Speed: Communications & Technology Keeping Pace with Business

Main Articles

More Connected Than Ever: Technology Continues to Meet Demand for Greater Access, Speed
The need for Internet connectivity and speed is greater than ever. But technology is meeting that need as high-speed Internet and cellular networks support an astounding number of devices.

Ruling the Web: Association Officer Says Regulations Fail to Keep Pace With Tech Advances
Recent debate over open Internet laws has pitted some players in the industry on opposite sides. For members of the American Cable Association, new rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission could negatively impact business.

Getting Recharged: Battery Recycling Can Reduce Waste, Hike Efficiency
There are many reasons businesses should think about recycling batteries. Recycling is better for the environment and reduces waste, but it also saves time and money.

Store More: $200M Project to Expand Iron Mountainís Data Center
Iron Mountain is building for the future with an expected $200 million expansion at its underground facility - a former mine - in Boyers.

Password Protected: What's the Worst Password?
SplashData released its annual list of the worst passwords. Is yours on the list?

Breaking the Code: Seneca Amps Up Focus on Technology
The Seneca Valley School District during the past two years has placed an emphasis on coding and computer programming for students, a new curriculum that already has fourth graders creating their own video games.

Drone On: Businesses, Hobbyists Make Growing Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
With advances in technology and lower costs, more businesses and individuals are finding uses for unmanned aerial vehicles.

Road Ahead: Cranberry Touts Technology that Keeps Traffic Flowing
More than 30 Cranberry Township residents recently got an in-depth glimpse at one of the most advanced traffic management systems in Pennsylvania.

Phone Probe: Police Use Cell Data to Aid Investigations
Cranberry Township police have begun using new technology that unlocks suspects' cell phones and gives police access to text messages, photographs and other data.

Your Voice

Deja Vu: Another Version of Windows Coming by Year's End
Joe Schneider of SSI Technologies writes about Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 operating system and why it might be a worthwhile upgrade for many businesses.

Also featured

Better Days: Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber Celebrates Turnaround at Annual Meeting
The Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber had a lot to celebrate during its annual meeting at The Chadwick in McCandless Township. But first and foremost was the fact that it has reversed its financial fortunes after having to report a deficit at last yearís meeting.

Supplying Information: Procurement Forum Offers Insight on Operations of Global Corporations
More than 100 representatives from small- to medium-sized businesses learned about procuring work from large global manufacturers Feb. 9 during the Pittsburgh Technology Councilís Made in PA Supplier Forum at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township.

Labor Law: HR Association Gets Briefing on Hot Topics
Attorney Christian Antkowiak delivered the latest updates on human resource legal issues to members of the Butler Human Resources Association.

Learning to lead

Randy Bono: Being a Straight Shooter Pays Off for Marmon/Keystone Purchasing Manager
Randy Bono, corporate purchasing manager for Marmon/Keystone, talks to Business Matters about how hard work and honesty contributed to his advancement.

Photo features

The Butler County Chamber of Commerce hosted its 13th annual Health, Wealth, Wellness & More Expo on Feb. 6 and 7 at the Clearview Mall in Center Township.

The Bottlebrush Gallery in Harmony on Feb. 13 hosted its annual Have a Heart for Animals Valentine's Day party and fundraiser for the Butler County Humane Society.

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AirDuct Maintenance
Alliance For Nonprofit
ARC-Butler County
Berkshire Hathaway
Bill’s Interior Grooming
Butler Ambulance Service
Butler Ambulatory Surgery Center
Butler County Ford
Butler Humane Society
Butler Smiles Dental
Butler Transit Authority
Chestnut Ridge Communication
Consolidated Communication
Cranberry Township
DBS Telecom, Inc.
Dittman Eyecare
Eagle Rubber Product
Elliott Tire
ESB Bank
Etzel Engineer & Build Inc
Farmers National Bank
Future POS
Grove City Medical Center
Harmony Outdoor
Holly Pointe
Houston & Harbough
Hutchinson’s Cleaners
International Quality Consultants
Kennihan Plumbing
Mars National Bank
Mecco Marking & Traceability
Meridian Off Road Center
Northwest Savings Bank
Olde Stonewall
Packet Viper
Parkers Appliances
Pay Junction
Penn National Insurance
Penn United
Quality Life Service
Specialized Staffing
Thompson Miller Funeral
Total Technology Integration
Wayne Sell Trucking
WK Thomas and Associates
XTO Energy

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