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Cyber Impact on Alaska Small Businesses is Undeniable

By CAK Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst Thanksgiving week always ends with the Black Friday shopping frenzy. This week it promises the same inevitable end, but a portion of Alaskan businesses will be shut out of the online revenue opportunity. Small businesses consider their broadband connection as essential to their business as other utilities such as water, sewer, or electricity! That’s the finding of a 2010 study from the Small Business Administration. In fact, the businesses that took part in that study reported that Internet service is “an important tool for achieving strategic goals, improving competitiveness and efficiency, reaching...

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GIS Day 2012: Discovering the World Through GIS

By CAK Staff

As we celebrate GIS Day today, it seems fitting that everyone’s attention has been on maps recently, especially with the election results last week and the devastation and recovery from superstorm Sandy. Perhaps without realizing it, everyone is taking advantage of the power of GIS. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow us to visualize vast amounts of data and information to better understand our physical world, political events, cultural changes, disasters, and much more. GIS Day celebrates the use of GIS to analyze diverse topics in local, state, federal, and international applications. From the breakdown of...

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Online Resources Take Stress Off Alaska Voters

By Jeremy Thacker

Election time is here! Alaska has a wealth of online resources available to help you make more informed decisions on Election Day. Knowing where to vote is one of the biggest questions people have on Election Day. You can find out where to vote in Alaska on Tuesday, November 6th by visiting http://www.elections.alaska.gov/ei_general.php. For those wanting to be more informed about the upcoming election, check out ipl2’s long list of online resources for voters. The public service organization’s website includes dozens of links with information on where to vote, what to take to the polls, and state links that will lead you to a complete...

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