IoT, IIoT, Industry 4.0: What’s the difference and does it matter?

Internet of Things. Industrial Internet of Things. Industry 4.0. While related, these terms are not interchangeable. Each entity has a different set of stakeholders, goals and implications. Let’s start with IoT. There is some speculation about the first use of Internet of Things (IoT) as the term to describe the interworking of devices but most […]

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Google Fiber: What Ultra-High Speed Internet Means for Public Safety

Although Google Fiber is available in a limited number of locations, it already looks like the future of the Internet in the United States. A recent review of the fastest ISPs by PC Magazine said that “not one single ISP holds even a flickering candle to Google Fiber,” which offers speeds of over 1Gb per […]

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Sealevel’s Olympic Champion

We’ve got Olympic fever. Water cooler conversations revolve around swimming, gymnastics, soccer and even fencing. Flat screens stream the latest coverage and you hear an occasional cheer from the break room. We’re particularly interested in the water sports as we have one of our own spending a lot of time in the pool. That’s right, […]

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How the Internet of Things will Revolutionize Seniors’ Lifestyles

How do you imagine life after retirement? Whether you’re planning to cruise around the world, take up a new hobby, or spend time with your grandkids, you almost certainly want to be as active as possible, while continuing to live in your own home. Or, if you have aging parents, this topic is probably on […]

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Sealevel: Proudly Celebrating 30 Years in Pickens County

Technology has changed a lot in 30 years. If you were a kid back in 1986, you might have found yourself writing to Santa Claus for the hottest new console, the Sega Master System. Those who were a little older back then might have been asking Santa for one of the brand new Compaq 386s, […]

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Embracing Innovation Since 1986

You are headed out of town on vacation. As you leave, stop by the gas station and walk in to pay with cash before pumping. Don’t forget to grab film for the camera, a new roadmap, and a few VHS tapes for the kids to enjoy once you reach your destination. You’ve got the bag […]

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Tech in the ’30s

Generally, the 1930s conjure up images of The Great Depression, celebrity gangsters and mob bosses. But just as prevalent were technological advances, ranging from food to electronics to entertainment. Now that we’re in the ‘30s, we’ve decided to take a closer look at the decade and the innovations that were born, proving once again that […]

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A New Deal for Young People: How Sealevel is Helping Shape Futures

Whenever times are tough, young people are hit the hardest. Youth unemployment soared during the 2010 recession, reaching almost 20 percent on a national level, and even today the number of young people out of work is double the national unemployment rate. According to a recent article in the New York Times, this is happening […]

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Cloudy, With a Chance of Innovation: Cloud Computing Services and How We Use Them

Do you use any of the following? ● DropBox ● Spotify ● Netflix ● Adobe Creative Cloud ● Hulu ● YouTube ● Facebook (or any other social media) ● Any Google service: Gmail, Drive, etc If you answered “Yes,” then you are one of, well, almost everyone who uses the cloud every day. And this […]

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Business and Education Workforce Force Development

On March 3 of this year, Clemson University held a Business and Education Forum focused on preparing students for the workforce of the future. Mike Derby, Chair PACE, the Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE), opened the forum with comments about PACE and the need for workforce training and education in the Anderson, Pickens […]

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