thyssenkrupp Elevator’s Alison Powers Wins Women of Technology Award

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— The Head of the Innovation and Qualification Center and Test & Qualification, NA accepted her award from Connected World via a virtual ceremony on August 6

— The award recognizes the most powerful women in technology who have contributed to the growth of technology at their respective organizations

ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — thyssenkrupp Elevator’s Head of the Innovation and Qualification Center and Test & Qualification, NA, Alison Powers, was awarded the Women of Technology Award today from Connected World, the go-to media source for connected devices. Powers accepted her award at a virtual ceremony hosted by Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Connected World.

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Powers was selected by a panel of past winners based on her involvement with technology; how she has helped thyssenkrupp Elevator prosper and progress; how she has contributed to the growth of technology; how

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Why Are There Roaches Inside My Computer?

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Giz AsksGiz AsksIn this Gizmodo series, we ask questions about everything and get answers from a variety of experts.

There are some things that belong in a computer. Wires, chips, whirring mechanical doodads—what most of us would think of, sensibly, as “hard drive stuff.” Absent from this list—absent from most lists, except those dealing with repugnant, six-legged disease vectors—are cockroaches. A cockroach in a hard drive? That is simply not where a cockroach is supposed to be. And yet there they are, defying the laws of hard drives, not to mention nature. What is responsible for this abomination? What is it in the twisted cockroach psyche that compels them over and over to commit this particular crime? For this week’s Giz Asks, we reached out to a number of experts to find out.


Walt Oakhem

Owner at York Computer Repair

They

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Main Street, Inc. Acquires Marketing Technology Software Provider Onovative

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Main Street, Inc., the leading provider of data-driven print services to community financial institutions across the nation, announced today the acquisition of Onovative, an automated marketing technology software provider based in Louisville, Kentucky.

The purchase of Onovative further enhances Main Street’s marketing services solutions. Onovative’s automated marketing platform enables banks and credit unions the ability to segment account holders, communicate effectively based on their current and likely next product, and consolidate multiple marketing functions in one user-friendly platform. By strategically combining marketing automation and a customer relationship management (CRM) system with a communications platform, Onovative gives financial institutions a smarter, more affordable way to connect with account holders in the markets they serve.

Ted Walton, President of Main Street, Inc. said, “Main Street’s previous investments in digital marketing and print will be significantly amplified with the addition of Onovative’s automated

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