Classifying a Premium Product

In my younger years, I was part of the aggregate industry. In that industry, they have this piece of equipment that separates sand into different sizes. It is a relatively simple procedure but highly effective and efficient. In fact, it leaves gravity be the defining element over technology. The process works something like this. You […]

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Combining Records Can be like Herding Cats

Bringing information together is one thing. Having actionable information is another. In that past, we collected information, filed it away and hoped that no one would ask for them. But just in case, we had them and any discrepancies could be explained or produced at a later date (created again). Recordation has changed. People expects […]

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Liability is Changing, Is it a Good Thing?

A recent article in The Packer, Auditor liability Changing as Courts, Companies Speak Up states that: The responsibilities of food safety auditors, brought into the spotlight by the deadly cantaloupe-related listeria outbreak of 2011, are increasing as their customers and the courts review who is liable in foodborne illness outbreaks. About 250 attendees at the […]

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Customer Security Notice on CVE-2014-0160 (Heartbleed)

Heartbleed is a serious defect in OpenSSL, a core cryptographic library that is used to protect communications on the Internet. This flaw affects a substantial number of applications and services running on the Internet. OpenSSL is an open source library that does NOT ship with windows servers (http://blogs.technet.com/b/erezs_iis_blog/archive/2014/04/09/information-about-heartbleed-and-iis.aspx) limiting ApRecs exposure to this vulnerability. ApRecs […]

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Obviously, You Can’t Just Look at the Apple

Fruit packers invest heavily in Technology is a recent headline of an article written by Ross Courtney of the Yakima Herald-Republic. He discusses the recent advances that fruit packers are making in the area. As Robert Kershaw, president of Gleed-based Domex Superfresh Grower, in the article says, “There’s a lot of cement being poured.” The […]

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