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  • 8 Preparedness Tips for Floridians Now That Hurricane Season Is Here - The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing. The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most devastating and costly on record, and it could happen again. Forecasters predict that severe tropical storms will occur again this year. Take
  • Florida Business Innovation - Florida Business Insurance Wearable Technology Innovation Improving Workplace Safety - Despite rapid technological advances, workplace injuries and illnesses are estimated to cost the U.S. as much as $250 billion a year. Many companies also face significant safety-related costs due to penalties imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Smart City Tampa - Florida Business Innovation Tampa Leading the Country in Smart City Development - Tampa is the third largest city in Florida and is one of the fastest growing. One of Tampa's growth goals is to become a major national “smart city.” A smart city is defined as an urban area that takes an
  • Are Office Distractions Costing You More Than You Realize? - Today’s work environment is bombarded with distractions. According to researchers at the University of California, the average employee is interrupted every 11 minutes, and it takes most employees about 23 minutes to get back on task. What this means is
  • Florida Business Innovation - Florida Business Insurance Businesses Need to Build a Cooperative Future with AI - Though many industry insiders have predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) will lead to massive layoffs, a recent study conducted by SAP and the Economist Intelligence Unit found that many highly-skilled individuals will be needed during the shift to AI and
  • Florida Driverless Cars - Florida Auto Insurance Walmart Tests Driverless Car Grocery Pickup Service - The future is here and will soon be delivering groceries. Multinational retail chain Walmart has partnered with Waymo, Google’s self-driving car project, to test a pilot program that will allow people to pick up their groceries using an autonomous vehicle.
  • Florida Hurricane Preparation - Florida Hurricane Insurance 10 Ways to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane - Hurricane season is upon us. While no one wants to experience a hurricane, the experts at Lanier Upshaw encourage everyone to prepare their home in case a storm does hit Florida. Here are 10 hurricane home tips for being prepared in
  • Florida cyber liability insurance Emerging Machine Learning Tech Improving Cybersecurity Protection - In March 2018, Orbitz announced a major security breach that likely exposed information from at least 880,000 customer payment cards, including people’s names, dates of birth, email addresses, street addresses, and genders. The breach occurred sometime between October and December 2017
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  • 6 Ways to Stop Those Annoying Robocalls - Is your cell phone flooded with calls from robots and telemarketers? You’re not alone. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the nation’s top telecom regulator, reports that consumers receive an estimated 2.4 billion robocalls per month. The FCC adopted new rules

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