It’s not at all controversial to say that technology is an integral part of doing business, no matter a company’s size, industry, or location; however, for any Alaska business, there is an appropriate IT solution.
For the past decade, biologist John O’Brien of ERM Alaska has been looking for a way to use unmanned aircraft to count salmon in Alaska rivers. In October 2015, he finally got his chance.
O’Brien met up with two people from a Fairbanks startup to compare a drone survey of salmon in Lignite Creek near Healy with a traditional helicopter survey. The experiment was a success.
Recently, the Alaska Division of Workers’ Compensation implemented a new medical fee schedule that completely alters how providers are reimbursed for the treatments and services they render. The new schedule—which became effective December 1, 2015—is already having a positive impact on workers’ compensation costs.
Recently, Denali Federal Credit Union began offering customers a special perk: the Denali Business Center. Business members can use the Midtown Anchorage facility to host meetings, conferences, and other events in a professional setting.
It’s difficult enough in Alaska maintaining and servicing various oil and gas industry equipment and infrastructure to ensure that projects run efficiently and safely for everything involved: the equipment, the environment, and the people.
Why can’t we just all get along? How many times have we heard that refrain? Well, I have some good news and some bad news: Interpersonal conflict is a part of life and is here to stay. In fact, conflict is an inevitable and natural part of all relationships at work and at home.
Aviation in Alaska just got better. The family-owned airline PenAir, in business for more than sixty years, has invested millions in several bigger, faster aircraft to expedite and increase passenger and freight loads to Unalaska and Dutch Harbor as well as the Pribilof Islands and Bristol Bay.