geoAMPS has been honored as a finalist for the Conway Center for Family Business Re-Invention Award. The Re-Invention Award recognizes family businesses that have successfully adjusted their business strategy or focus to address a changing business climate or societal demands. This recognition has been bestowed upon geoAMPS in response to a new product line driven by radical changes to energy-related industries and markets in addition to internal restructuring to meet growing demand.
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In June 2015, a federal investigation began into a data breach that may have compromised the personal information of some 4 million current and past federal employees. Premier Blue Cross reported that in January 2015 hackers stole 11 million records, including credit card numbers, Social Security numbers and email addresses. Home Depot said in 2014 that 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million email addresses of customers had been stolen. There have been other recent victims of cybercrime: Anthem, Sony, JPMorgan, EBay and Target.
Incidents of hacking have dominated the news of late. Whether the suspects are individuals or foreign governments, the criminals are creating uncertainties and nervousness within the global community that is becoming increasingly dependent upon the Internet for storing information, commerce and communication.
Market realities, public policy and tax incentives have combined to give a substantial boost to the wind industry. By the end of 2012, new wind capacity in the United States exceeded 60 gigawatts, which the American Association of Wind Energy (AWEA) reports is to enough power the equivalent of 14.7 million homes, the number of homes in Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada and Ohio combined. The approximate 45,100 wind turbines in the U.S. provide electricity generation equivalent to 14 nuclear power plants or 52 coal plants.
Another contributing factor to this boom in the wind industry is new technological capabilities. Yogesh Khandelwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of geoAMPS, will discuss these new capabilities at the AWEA Windpower Conference and Exhibition scheduled May 5-8 in Chicago. He will discuss “Leveraging Technology to Advance Wind Power” during the educational poster presentation reception Tuesday, May 7, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.