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Smartvue Cloud Surveillance Wins New Product of the Year

The New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. More than 90 products competed for the coveted award.

Smartvue Corporation, the cloud video surveillance company, won the 2013 New Product of the Year award for cloud surveillance from Security Products magazine. As a winner of the award, they are being recognized at ASIS International 2013 in Chicago September 24-26. They will also be highlighted in the December 2013 issue of Security Products magazine.





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Worker Wage Protest Brings Bangladesh Apparel Industry to a Halt  Production at several hundred apparel factories in Bangladesh came to a halt on Monday as violent wage protests by workers entered their third day. The workers, infuriated by the factory owners' paltry 20 % salary hike proposal, blockaded highways, engaged in vandalism and clashed with law enforcement in the industrial hubs of Dhaka, Gazipur and Savar on the third day of their agitation. More than 60 people, including six law enforcement personnel, were injured in the sporadic clashes, which prompted authorities of almost all the apparel units in Gazipur industrial areas to suspend production for the day to avert the threat of large-scale violence. (Source

Canada’s Prime Minister to focus on higher prices for goods and services compared to the United States 
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is preparing to tackle one of the biggest concerns of Canadian consumers -- the disparity between prices in his country and the United States. Writes the National Post's Rob Roberts: "When Canadian shoppers come back from the United States, they often feel like they’re being played for morons -- how come they pay one-third more than Americans for the same bottle of shampoo, two-thirds more for ketchup and double for a bottle of aspirin? And why does a Chevrolet Camaro made in Oshawa, Ont., cost $5,000 more here than it does in Honolulu?" The Harper government will be asking the Canadian Competition Bureau to come up with ways to reduce the cross-border price gap. It will also be pushing some industries, such as telecommunications firms, to reduce their prices in Canada. (Source

Increased expenditure on Big Data by U.S. Retails; $13.1 Billion in revenue last year  Corporate business intelligence and analytics software generated $13.1 billion in revenue last year; retailers are focused on understanding the value of the expense. Big Data is far more complex then just the number of clicks on a website. Big Data is the foundation for creating new levels of business value. With integrated storage, analytics, and applications, Big Data helps drive efficiency, quality, and personalized products and services, producing higher levels of customer satisfaction and experience. (Source

Facebook Rolls Out Autofill Mobile Payment Application for Some Users
All Things Digital reported that the social media giant, which has been quietly testing out a feature to let customers automatically pay with plastic on their mobile devices via their Facebook accounts, is now doing a big launch. Last night, the company began rolling out a feature called Autofill with Facebook publicly to its billion users. From the business perspective, what it should effectively do is give Facebook advertising a boost because now it can coax in other retailers to join the initial two participants by explaining that it can drive new customers to make purchases on their mobiles. (Source

Associated Wholesale Grocers is leading bidder for Belle Foods
A final decision on the disposition of Belle Foods here is scheduled for Friday following a closed auction Tuesday. Kicking off the auction process was a $16.1 million "stalking horse bid" by Associated Wholesale Grocers, that set the minimum level for bidding on the 43 Belle Foods stores. According to the agreement, AWG was acting as "a facilitator to establish a conduit mechanism" for the asset sale. Other companies were expected to submit offers Tuesday, with final approval scheduled at a hearing at the end of the week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Belle Foods, which currently operates as the Southern Family Markets subsidiary of C&S Wholesale Grocers, Keene, N.H., filed for bankruptcy protection July 1, indicating it owed C&S $38.3 million for goods and financing and an additional $3 million in other claims. Though the initial filing included plans to reorganize the chain, the company subsequently decided to sell all its stores and has been operating as a debtor-in-possession. (Source

Fanzz sports apparel acquires Just Sports chain, expands to 22 states  Fanzz sports apparel stores, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Utah Jazz, is acquiring Just Sports, a retail chain of licensed apparel stores based in the Pacific Northwest. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With yearly sales revenues of $18 million to $20 million, Just Sports operates 27 stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Fanzz has 94 sports apparel retail stores in 19 states. Upon completion of the deal, Fanzz will employ more than 900 people, including approximately 225 full-time workers. Launched in 1987 with three stores, the Fanzz brand has been profitable for 25 years as it has grown to its current level, explained Bob Hyde, president of Fanzz and Utah Jazz chief financial officer. (Source

Dollar General – Family Dollar merger? Speculation will not go away
The latest round comes in the form of an article in the Tennessean, Goodlettsville-based Dollar General's hometown paper. "Does Dollar General have Family Dollar takeover in mind?" the headline asks. Matthews-based Family Dollar is one the region's major corporations, with about 1,000 people working at their headquarters. A Charlotte-grown success story, Family Dollar operates about 7,600 stores. Dollar General is larger, with 11,000 stores. Both companies are fighting big-box rival Walmart, while also trying to pick up business from grocery stores and other traditional retailers they can undercut on price. Analysts are sounding off over whether a Dollar General-Family Dollar combination makes sense. Yes, says Credit Suisse: Such a deal would reduce competition, create a dominant company and lead to big cost savings. On Monday, Family Dollar ( FDO ) was up 1% at $74.07 a share in response to an USA Today article citing a new Credit Suisse research note speculating the discount retailer may be bought out by rival Dollar General ( DG ). It suggested FDO would be worth between $90 to $100 per share in a buyout - a premium as much as 36% over its Monday opening price. (Source

JC Penney seeking Capital Infusion, Goldman may be involved
J.C. Penney Co., Inc. is rumored to be in talks with Goldman Sachs to raise more money to finance operations, possibly borrowing against real estate, or issuing new equity and/or debt.Goldman previously arranged a $2.25 billion loan for J.C. Penney this past spring, to help with falling inventories and rising accounts payable. The company’s management has not yet made a final decision about raising cash. (Source

Issuers Look to Battle EMV-Driven Online Fraud
With the EMV deadline for liability shift days away, Issuers and Merchants are battling with the question of how to protect against the projected increase in fraud with a card not present. While fraud in most EMV countries has stabilized at lower rates than before EMV, EMV drives fraud to the online world. Three important topics issuers need to consider have been outlined and addressed by Acculynk's leader in online debit transaction authentication in this article. (Source

"Retail is War Without Blood": What Foot Locker's CEO Learned in the Army

This interview with CEO of Foot Locker, and former army officer, Ken Hicks,  delves into how his army training prepared him for a career as a retail executive. He describes how in retail you're dependent on those people in the front or selling merchandise on the floor, you're also dependent in the military on your privates and specialists. He also uses his expertise in military scouting in the retail world by checking out the competition, press and tries to look for new ideas. Military and the retail experience go more hand-in-hand than we think. (Source

Sessions offer security insights at ASIS 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Chicago  Attendees had a number of choices for session topics covering the security industry. Retail security professionals learned about ways to fight organized retail theft, and ASIS Crime and Loss Prevention Council discussed the importance of building partnerships to fight crime. Even experts monitoring social-media sites talked about how to track possible threats through the internet. As the event wraps up tomorrow, the learning still continues so that those professionals who attended can remain the best of the best and stay on top of the game. For more information about the seminars that were covered in this event and for a schedule of today's sessions, click here. (Source

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UPDATE: Kenya Mall Terrorists Rented Shop for Three Months Before Attack to Store Weapons  The terrorists who attacked the Nairobi mall rented a shop there for three months leading up to the devastating attack that killed at least 72 people and injured hundreds more, according to the Kenyan Interior Ministry. Authorities are also investigating whether some of the attackers had smuggled in weapons and explosives into the Westgate Mall before the attack took place this past Saturday, according to law enforcement officials. The attackers detonated improvised explosive devices inside the mall causing severe damage and likely deaths, another law enforcement official said. They also had heavy firepower and it was likely pre-positioned within the mall, the official said. A U.S. official briefed on the Nairobi investigation says American authorities still cannot confirm that any Americans were involved in the Nairobi attack, a possibility that was raised by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and the country's foreign minister. (Source

What if Terrorism Hit a North American Mall?

The Daily posed the question on LinkedIn from Monday's newsletter after the mall in Kenya had been attacked by armed members of al-Shabab. It was interesting to read what others thought of the attack and to speculate what would happen if such an atrocity ever occurred on American soil.

"How do you prevent a religious or political fanatic from strapping on a bomb under their jacket and walking into any crowded space (mall, train station, bus terminal, sporting event, movie theatre, etc) and pulling the pin? The opportunities and possibilities far outweigh our ability to prevent it.

Intelligence gathering (surveillance & infiltration), at the moment, seems to be our best solution and has prevented numerous disasters. However, that battle is being fought on two fronts...the terrorists and the civil libertarians. The libertarians need to understand you don't look for fish in the forest.

We must continue to do everything possible but I have the feeling that my two year old grandson will be dealing with the same circumstances when he is grown and has children of his own."

- Charlie Maier, Insurance and Risk Manager, H&M

"We are unprepared. I think of Mall of America and have read several articles about their planning. At least they are proactive. Will this latest slaughter give pause and action or was this too far from home to make it 'possible' here?"

- Patrick Murphy, President, LPT Security Consulting

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Two men in custody for a Milwaukee-area Family Dollar robbery/murder  The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against one of the two suspect responsible for the robbery of the Family Dollar. 29-year-old Mikal Jones drove the getaway vehicle after the August 6th armed robbery. According to the criminal complaint, he admitted to the crime, but claims he stayed in the car the whole time. Jones told investigators his cousin, 26-year-old Jason Wandick, pulled the trigger and Family Dollar employee Bill Melendez Jr. In the complaint, Jones said his cousin came back to the car crying after his gun went off inside the store. Yesterday, Jason Wandick was taken into custody. Both Jones and Wandick are also suspected of taking part in an August 4th robbery. Jones is charged with attempted credit card-fraudulent use, felony murder and armed robbery. If convicted on all charges, he'll face up to 99.5 years in prison. (Source

Columbus man sentenced to 33 months for his part in a credit card ring; investigators found 747 credit card numbers  Theinor A Diallo is a native of the Republic of Guinea, moved to the United States in 2008 from the Netherlands. Diallo pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to possess and use counterfeit credit cards and to possession of counterfeit credit cards. An undercover Columbus police officer bought stolen credit-card numbers from him several times last summer before arresting him. Investigators found that Diallo had 747 stolen card numbers and had used some of them to recode gift cards into credit cards. He then had two co-conspirators buy merchandise with the recoded gift cards and bring the merchandise to him. One co-conspirator was sentenced to 177 days in prison, which was time served; the other was sentenced to two years of probation. (Source

Psychiatric evaluation sought for Kroger robbery suspect in Normal, Illinois
The Town of Normal has released videos of two armed robberies of a grocery store, but has withheld a third that includes footage of a security officer shooting the alleged robber multiple times. Jason Reeves, 35, remains hospitalized with injuries he suffered when a security officer for the Kroger store shot him during a March 10 robbery attempt. It was determined that Reeves was armed with an air pistol. Reeves, of Normal, has been charged with aggravated assault of the officer, Andrew Smith, who also works as a part-time officer for the Chenoa Police Department, and three counts of armed robbery related to the March incident and two other robberies, on Jan. 29 and Feb. 16. The McLean County State’s Attorney’s office previously said no charges will be filed against Smith. (Source

Five suspects plead ‘no contest’ to identity theft in Los Angeles
All five entered their no contest pleas in San Fernando Superior Court on Monday. Stella Arias, 29, entered a plea of no contest to one felony count of identity theft with a gang allegations and was sentenced to five years in state prison; the four others received lesser sentences. The five were detained in March by Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies acting on a tip about a stolen car. Deputies responded and surrounded the Residence Inn taking into custody five occupants of a room there. A search of the room revealed narcotics, narcotics paraphernalia and documents that could be used in identity theft. (Source

3 arrested in connection to bank fraud ring in Urbana
A crime ring specializing in bank fraud that recruits homeless people to its ranks may be operating in Champaign County, Urbana police said. At 8:37 a.m. Monday, a suspicious person entered Peoples Savings Bank and tried to commit a fraud. Police did not provide details on the type of fraud but said similar activity occurred at the same bank on Sept. 19 and 21. Approximately 16 minutes later, after a brief foot chase through a city neighborhood, officers arrested the person at gunpoint. Police believe all three men arrested Monday are part of a larger crime ring that is targeting banks. The ring uses homeless people to help in completing thefts from banks by using stolen or fake checks drawn from accounts created for various reputable businesses that have accounts at the bank. (Source

Skimming devices placed on ATMs in Bethesda and Chevy Chase 
Montgomery County detectives are looking for two men suspected of placing “skimming” devices on ATMs at two banks in the Bethesda and Chevy Chase areas. The devices, which have popped up around the world, record victims’ account numbers, which the skimmer owners then use to fraudulently take money from accounts. Detectives in Montgomery think that there are multiple victims, and that the suspects have taken thousands of dollars from bank accounts. (Source

Early morning burglary of an AT&T store in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Bartlesville police are investigating an early-morning burglary of the AT&T Store on Washington Blvd. Police Chief Tom Holland says the call came in at about 5:10 and police were at the scene less than 3 minutes later. Holland says the burglars apparently got away with an undetermined amount of merchandise. (Source

Family Dollar employee in Columbia, South Carolina attacked with pepper spray
A robber squirted pepper spray in the face of a store clerk on North Main Street Monday before taking cash from the register. Police are searching for the suspect in the 9:45 p.m. robbery at a Family Dollar. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The store clerk and other shoppers told police that the man appeared to be odd when he came into the store, but they thought he might have been suffering from some sort of sickness. The man walked around for five minutes and then brought a box of thermometer probe covers to checkout. As the cashier scanned the item and opened the cash register, the robber pulled out the pepper spray and attacked. He then reached over the counter, grabbed the cash and ran away. The cashier was taken to the hospital for treatment because of the spray. (Source

Two New Jersey women plead guilty in $2 Million credit card scheme 
A North Bergen woman and a Fort Lee woman pleaded guilty Monday to participating in a fraud scheme that cost credit card companies and lenders more than $2 million. Hyon-Suk Chung, 50, of North Bergen, and Rita S. Kim, 49, of Fort Lee, each pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Each faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison when they are sentenced on Jan. 8. They will also be ordered to pay restitution of more than $2 million. Officials say Chung and Kim were part of a large scheme led by Sang-Hyun Park of Palisades Park in which more than 50 people have pleaded guilty since the initial arrests in September 2010. The scheme involved a group of people obtaining Social Security numbers of Chinese people who were working in U.S. territories and paying Chung and Kim to add their identities to Chung and Kim’s credit card accounts to build up credit score. (Source

Thieves use foil to block satellite dish transmission in credit scheme 
Kansas City police say thieves are using aluminum foil to block satellites and run up big credit card bills. Thieves used the scheme at least three times in Kansas City since the weekend. The process works at businesses that use satellite dishes to transmit credit card information to card companies, banks or processing centers. Police say the thieves stop those transmissions by covering satellite dishes with aluminum foil. That allows thieves to use counterfeit, maxed-out or stolen credit card without being detected. It is not clear how much the businesses lost, but in the case of the St. John theft, the thief used a fraudulent credit card to buy $1,665 worth of cigarettes. Kansas City police detained three suspects Saturday after they returned to one of the businesses and tried to use a bad card a second time. A store employee described their vehicle to police. The suspects were not immediately charged because investigators are still building a case. (Source



The Hurricane Police Department arrested two immigrants and seized more than $25,000 in cigarettes, electronics and gift cards, all of which investigators believe were obtained as part of an international conspiracy fueled by identity theft  Those arrested were Diallo Lamine, 31, and Barrie Samson Mohamed, 29. Both were charged with felony conspiracy and detained at the Western Regional Jail. Video surveillance identified two assailants enter Walmart and purchase gift cards. Investigators then became aware of similar activity at the nearby Go-Mart and Rite-Aid. Criminal complaints charge Lamine presented a fictitious, Pennsylvania driver’s license in his attempt to make a debit-card purchase at Rite-Aid. Hurricane Police Capt. S.J. Sisk said investigators located Lamine and Mohamed at the nearby Walmart. It was there he estimates they confiscated 200 cartons of cigarettes, video games and electronics, along with 75 gift cards. The Hurricane Police Department is receiving assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service. The U.S. Attorney’s Office also has been contacted in what Sisk anticipates will become a federal prosecution. In addition to the conspiracy charges, Lamine faces an additional count of felony identity theft and Mohamed was charged with misdemeanor obstruction. (Source

New England Organized Crime Alliance launches with strong support from Law Enforcement 
Jason Adams, national manager for ORC for Gap, announced the formation of the public-private partnership Sept. 19 at the New England Organized Retail Crime Symposium here. Adams is co-chair of the group, along with Carol Fitzgerald, a crime analyst with the Leominster, Mass., Police Department. Retailers and law enforcement from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island have joined together to share intelligence and combine efforts to fight ORC. Take a few minute and view the new NEORCA web site at (Source

Three additional athletes at Vermont’s Castleton College arrested in Dick’s Sporting Good theft 
Police have charged three more Castleton College sports players in connection with an alleged retail theft scheme. Investigators say two soccer players and a football player now join three other football players in a criminal investigation involving stolen merchandise from Dick's Sporting Goods in Rutland. Tuesday police charged 19-year-old Eric Cross, 21--year-old Dominic Heller and 28-year-old Zachary Howe with retail theft. They're due in court in November. (Source

Arlington Heights man arrested in bar code switching case at The Home Depot
Waldemar Bajorski, 57, of Arlington Heights, was charged with retail theft on Sept. 13. Police said Bajorski created barcodes at his home and placed them on merchandise inside The Home Depot store on Civic Center Drive. He allegedly paid just $11.10 for three items that police said were worth $138.94. According to police, Bajorski was in possession of 19 additional barcodes similar to the ones used in the alleged theft. He has an Oct. 9 court date. (Source

Boca Raton Mall shoplifters caught with shoplifting tools
Two women armed with foil and tin snips were arrested leaving the Town Center at Boca Raton, the excuse given for a loot of stolen goods..the merchandise was in the rental car when they picked it up. Kensherri E. Ferguson and Krystal Denise Copeland were both arrested by Boca Raton Police following a traffic stop. Copeland is charged with possessing a shoplifting device, while Ferguson is charged with using a shoplifting device. Video surveillance from Victoria's Secret showed Ferguson and Copeland entering separately and making returns individually. Ferguson has been nabbed 10 times since 2005, the majority of her arrests being theft-related, according to records. (Source

Police arrest Cadott women in Walmart theft
Two Cadott women were arrested last week on charges of felony theft from the Walmart in Lake Hallie. Lori A. Thiede, 50, and Clarinda J. Warner, 33, were taken to Chippewa County jail following their Sept.17 arrest. According to the Lake Hallie Police, Thiede and Warner were arrested after Walmart employee’s contacted police about a theft in progress. Thiede and Warner allegedly tried to take a cart full of unpaid merchandise valued at $543.57. Thiede was arrested when she was attempting to leave in a vehicle and Warner was arrested after she tried to flee on foot. On July 17, the women were arrested for attempting to steal two Samsung 60-inch LED televisions with a combined value of $2,296. Both TVs were recovered. (Source

Suspect leaves ID after fleeing from attempted theft at Walmart
Two females and a male got away after an attempted theft Monday at Walmart, but one of the females left her purse with identifying information behind, along with the merchandise the three were trying to take. Officer Steve Woodard was dispatched to the store and learned the three had been working together to conceal merchandise. Employees tried to stop one of the females, who abandoned her shopping cart before fleeing. (Source

Washington Township man charged in scam to return stolen bras to Kohl's
A Washington Township man was arrested for returning stolen bras to a Kohl’s store in exchange for store credit. Michael Pederson, 24, is accused of sending an unidentified female into the Kohl's on Aug. 3 and Sept. 4 with stolen bras with no receipt to get $182 in store credit. Pederson attempted to return more stolen items with no receipt on Sept. 6, but store employees were suspicious and refused the return, authorities added. The employees then contacted the store’s loss prevention officer, who investigated and eventually contacted police. Pederson was issued a summons, and is awaiting a court appearance. (Source

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Vendor Spotlight

Axis Communications Enters the Physical Access Control Market with Industry’s First Non-Proprietary, Open IP-Based Access Controller

The easy-to-install AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller creates an open platform for two different user-friendly, intelligent and scalable access control solutions

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – September 24, 2013 Axis Communications, the market leader in network video surveillance, today announces it has entered the physical access control market with the introduction of the company’s first network door controller: the open, IP-based AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller. AXIS A1001 will make its debut at Chicago’s ASIS International event in Axis’ booth #1034 from Sept. 24-26.

“Bringing product innovation to the physical access control market is a natural step in Axis’ development as there is a strong connection between access control and video surveillance,” said Ray Mauritsson, president and CEO, Axis Communications. “As the market leader in network cameras, Axis plays an important role in driving convergence to IP-based products in video surveillance. We now apply that expertise in IP technology to the physical access control market in the same way. The physical access control market is primed to make the shift to open IP technology.”

See integrator video case study of first AXIS A1001 install at a medical facility in Kansas City.

AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller is the first non-proprietary and open IP-based access controller on the market. The network door controller with its built-in web-based software is a complement to Axis’ portfolio of innovative network video products. The AXIS A1001 platform creates unique integration possibilities for partners and end-users with two different solutions:

AXIS A1001 coupled with the built-in, web-based AXIS Entry Manager software is a ready-made solution for small- to mid-sized installations – such as at offices, industrial buildings and retail stores – with typically 10 doors and basic access control requirements.
For larger enterprise systems, the open application programming interface (API) of AXIS A1001 enables Axis’ Application Development Partners (ADPs) to design software solutions that meet specific customer requirements such as video integration and advanced access control functionality. Initially, Axis ADP partners Aimetis, Genetec, IMRON, Milestone Systems, Next Level Security Systems and OnSSI are engaged in the development of solutions.

Main features of AXIS A1001 Network Door Controller include:

Open architecture allowing easy integration of video, intrusion detection and other systems;
Power over Ethernet support to reduce the need for separate power and proprietary cables;
UL 2043 listing for plenum-rated products that comply with fire performance response for smoke and heat release in air-handling spaces;
Automatic synchronization and storage of cardholder data and system configuration information between controllers, with units manageable from any network computer;
Enablement for a fully scalable ‘edge’ solution with one controller for each door at a fixed price per door, eliminating traditional central controller multiples of 4, 8, 16 or 32 doors;
Support for most existing reader protocols and reader types, as well as standard IT and security equipment such as door locks and door position sensors;
Installation wizard and unique wiring printouts that correspond to the unit’s color-coded connectors help integrators complete installation and verify that door locks, readers and other equipment are connected properly;
Open API designed for compliance with ONVIF Profile C, which will enable interoperability between clients and devices of physical access control systems (PACS) and network-based video systems.

Throughout 2013, Axis worked closely with four top National Systems Integrator partners in the U.S. – Diebold, Inc., Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. and Wachter, Inc. – to beta test the new access control solution. Axis will launch AXIS A1001 first in the U.S., currently slated for Q4 2013, at an MSRP of $599.

The global physical access control market is estimated at $3 billion (2012) and will increase to approximately $4.2 billion by 2017, which represents an annual growth of 7 percent, according to market research firm IHS*. The United States was an early adopter of network video technology and is also a significant market for physical access control.

“Axis started its innovative quest back in 1984 by developing protocol converters and then continued to printers and storage devices before inventing and launching the first network camera in 1996. Although we now enter the physical access control market, our focus will continue to be on network video products. We expect physical access control sales to represent a small, but important, part of our total business,” said Mauritsson.

Matt Flanagan
fama PR, Inc.

Domenic Locapo
Axis Communications Inc.



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The Sneaky, Sucky Way Distraction Punctures Your Productivity  For some of us at the workplace, distractions are a constant buzz, resulting in us feeling unaccomplished. According to a business professor at University of California, Irvine, we manage to get hit with a minor interruption every three minutes! You think that's bad? It takes us 23 minutes to get back on track! (Multitasking doesn't help)

The 5-Minute Mental Exercise for Being a Smarter Leader and more Productive Employee  We all encounter that moment where we feel utterly stuck, unable to take the first step to achieving a goal or task that was just set in front of us. This happens when we are in our fight/flight/freeze state of mind. (Take five minutes to become more mindful)

The Many Reasons You Can't Get Out of Bed  We're too tired, we are so warm and comfortable, we stayed up late last night- the reasons go on and on as to why we can't get out of bed and wake up. How can we make the transition from bed to workplace easier? It could be as easy as just changing our sleep habits. (Feeling groggy could be coming from one of these six causes)

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