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11/21/2017

Edge computing is more reliable and provides more bandwidth than cloud computing, among other advantages, Michael Alba writes. He cautions against abandoning cloud computing, which is necessary to provide centralized control.

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Engineering
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11/21/2017

Wireless interoperability gateways can improve industrial internet of things connectivity, writes Bert Williams of ABB Wireless. Once data is collected, intelligence from advanced cloud platforms can be used to make decisions, he writes.

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Automation
11/21/2017

Greg Heinemann, CEO of Metro Mold & Design in Rogers, Minn., emphasizes employee empowerment and careful analysis of technology investment. "If you hired them for the job today, don't just prepare them for the job they're doing today but also for their job they're going to do tomorrow," he says.

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IndustryWeek
11/21/2017

Determining return on investment for labor-reducing systems accurately involves in-depth examinations of total equipment costs, total employee costs and efficiency, Jeff Kerns writes. He also discusses what several companies are offering as solutions.

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Machine Design
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11/21/2017

US consumers are confident heading into the holidays and around 90% of Gen Z and millennials plan to bargain hunt this weekend. NRF's Katherine Cullen shares insights into the coming holiday shopping season on the latest episode of "Retail Gets Real."

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11/21/2017

Walmart-owned e-commerce player Jet.com woos job candidates with perks from ping-pong tables to four months of paid parental leave. Snacks, weekly happy hours and 120 hours of paid time off are also designed to help the company compete with Amazon in the quest for qualified staffers.

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Business Insider
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Amazon
11/21/2017

SoNo Collection is under construction as an enclosed retail center in South Norwalk, Conn., breaking from the trend of open-air shopping centers. Owner GGP is banking on the 700,000-square-foot property bridging a gap in an affluent community by adding high-end retailers such as Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom.

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Sono Collection, GGP, Nordstrom
11/21/2017

Charter Hall Retail is selling three properties: Renmark Plaza in South Australia, a Woolworths in Tasmania and Albany Creek Square in Brisbane. The move will divest more than $69 million in noncore assets from the fund.

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Charter Hall Retail, Woolworths
11/21/2017

Simon Property Group says most retailers at its Massachusetts retail centers will open their doors at 12:30 a.m. Friday this year. The state's blue laws prevent retailers from opening on Thanksgiving.

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Boston Herald
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11/21/2017

Here's a look at Houston's retail centers when they opened their doors. Both past and present properties have changed significantly, as these photos show.