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“The Roundup” is Origami Risk’s bi-weekly bulletin of headlines and resources impacting risk, compliance, safety, P&C insurance, and healthcare.

Tue, Nov 30 | Digital demand sets cloud computing on course for next stage

According to new industry data, cloud computing among large companies in North America, Germany, and the UK is “poised to enter a new stage,” as the forecast for spending in AI and data mining requires increased processing power. (Continue reading)

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Tue, Nov 30 | National security concerns pile pressure on ‘splinternet’ cracks

In this Financial Times opinion piece, we’re given a picture of how a “more fragmented internet is inevitable,” what the meaning is behind the newly coined term “splinternet,” and what its long-term implications are. (Continue reading)

Fri, Dec 3 | Lean methodology can reduce downtime for injured workers

A newly published study conducted by healthcare network management company, One Call, found that “lean methodology can speed up an injured worker’s return to the job by pinpointing bottlenecks in the time between an on-the-job accident and the start of physical therapy treatment.” (Continue reading)

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Sun, Dec 5 | The principal is cleaning the bathroom: Schools reel with staff shortages

Effects from The Great Resignation continue creating long-term impacts on industries across the board, including education, where “districts across the [US] have yet to solve crippling staff shortages that have forced a range of drastic adjustments.” (Continue reading)

Mon, Dec 6 | Defense verdict follows emerging insurance litigation trend

“While the insurance industry relies on warranties for their policies, plaintiff attorneys are trying to throw them out,” according to an article from PropertyCasualty360. The emerging trend is causing an awakening across the industry as defense lawyers continue to contest warranty applications. (Continue reading)

Read Next: What Risks Are Associated with The Great Resignation?


Mon, Dec 6 | Johnson & Johnson Prepares to Untangle Finances Ahead of Planned Split

According to The Wall Street Journal, “Johnson & Johnson is trying to figure out how to divide its supply chain and substantial financial holdings as part of a planned split into two publicly-traded businesses,” following an announcement that the company plans to break off its consumer-health business. (Continue reading)

Wed, Dec, 8 | Major outage at Amazon disrupts businesses across the US

A major December 7 outage in Amazon’s cloud computing network “severely disrupted services at a wide range of U.S. companies for more than five hours, the latest sign of just how concentrated the business of keeping the internet running has become.” (Continue reading)

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