Army seeks to leverage native analytics for supply chain resilience — GCN

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Army seeks to leverage native analytics for supply chain resilience

The Army wants to be able to use the data analytics already in its logistics systems to be better prepared for supply chain vulnerabilities.

Lt. Gen. Duane Gamble, the deputy chief of staff, G-4, for the Army, said that as the service modernizes its enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, it is looking for native data analytics capabilities that can help it avoid what he called “predictable” surprises.

Speaking at a Nov. 15 Hudson Institute event on supply chain disruptions, Gamble said the pandemic sharpened the Army’s focus on implementing business analytics and intelligence for its current ERP systems. The ultimate goal is to have “cooked in” prognostics as part of the enterprise business system to give the Army enterprise, strategic, operational and tactical data to do continuous monitoring.

“Let’s not be

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Google ‘My Business’ is changing to ‘Business Profile’, losing app in favor of web integration

Back when Google Business was tied to Google+ as Business pages, they were easy to manage, but they weren’t perfect. There was confusion around when you were replying to people as yourself or your business since they were intrinsically tied to your Google Account. Once the company’s social spine went down for good, it transitioned companies to the “My Business” app and platform, which provided more dedicated tools to help connect with customers, and one centralized location to handle your Maps listing, interactions, and more.

Now, just as it did with Shopping, Google is killing off the My Business app and shifting users to the web to manage everything. In a new Keyword blog post today, it announced that “Google My Business” would be renamed “Google Business Profile”, and be more directly accessible via a standard Chrome browser and Google search.

These changes will take place at some point

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Rizer Pitches Replacing Mason Enterprise Center with New Small Business Help

Loudoun County government could soon rethink how it supports small businesses, pulling funding from the longstanding Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg and standing up a new program based at the county’s Department of Economic Development in Ashburn.

Department Executive Director Buddy Rizer last week proposed to the Board of Supervisors using the funding the county is now sending to support the Mason Enterprise Center to instead hire two new positions in his office dedicated to small businesses, particularly minority-owned small businesses.

“Our research indicates minority-owned business have experienced heightened risk associated with the pandemic, in part due to being smaller in size, concentrated in high-risk industries, and struggling with access to capital,” Rizer said. He proposed a new model with an increased focus on minority-owned businesses, education for small businesses, and bringing those services directly to those businesses and communities around the county.

And he said the Mason Enterprise Center

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Business travel forecast to surge in 2022, make full recovery by 2024


Business travel forecast to surge in 2022, make full recovery by 2024

Passengers arrive at Heathrow Airport in London on August 2, as the United Kingdom reopened to travelers vaccinated against COVID-19. File Photo by Vickie Flores/EPA-EFE

Nov. 17 (UPI) — Business travel spending will surge next year to over $1 trillion, but it will take another two years for the industry to fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, an industry forecast released Wednesday said.

A year-over-year surge of 38% is expected in 2022, according to the new business travel index, the BTI Outlook, by the Global Business Travel Association.

The report forecasts the surge as “recovery and pent-up demand kicks into a higher gear,” despite slower recovery from the pandemic than expected this year.

“Of any year we’ve issued the BTI Outlook forecast, this one was the most anticipated and it’s no surprise,” GBTA CEO Suzanne Neufang said in a statement. “The business travel industry recognizes there are factors, related

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