Building an engine for future innovation – the rise of the virtual cloud network

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage,Today’s hardware-based networks are not going to power today’s digital business.

A business is a bit like a car: for all the design and research that goes into the development of an automobile to make it look as visually appealing as possible, the test of its innovation and capabilities comes from its engine. Continue reading “Building an engine for future innovation – the rise of the virtual cloud network”

First Electric Airplane – a NASA work in progress, but it’s becoming a real thing!

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 Maxwell, on Friday (Nov 8) at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert.

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Using ‘MINDFULNESS’ as a Workplace Assist

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,More importantly, it’s not an individual thing but can be deployed for greater good.

The digital age has profoundly changed the very nature of work. As teams are spread far and wide, collective decision-making and teamwork have become all the more essential to the success of a business. Continue reading “Using ‘MINDFULNESS’ as a Workplace Assist”

Africa is the HOTTEST Innovation Continent

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As startup and innovation culture deepens on the continent, the explosion of tech hubs across Africa has shown no signs of slowing down: the number of tech hubs across Africa grew by nearly 50% over the past year. As these hubs play crucial roles for community, business incubation and ideation, their growth continues to fuel innovation on the continent.

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Industry 4.0 is using IoT and AI to expand its digital presence

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, supply chain, protect,Old economy Inc is trying to capture a share of the digital pie and the timing seems just right.

A growing number of old economy companies are using technologies such as internet-of-things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to expand their digital presence, taking on IT majors and global diversified conglomerates which are also aggressively muscling into this space.
Leading domestic industrial and engineering companies such as Larsen & Toubro, Reliance IndustriesNSE -0.37 % and the Tata group, as well as multinational firms including General Electric, SiemensNSE 0.89 % and ABBNSE 0.15 %, are all trying to capture a share of the pie and the timing seems just right Continue reading “Industry 4.0 is using IoT and AI to expand its digital presence”

Business tech for the change-makers

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac, How companies across the UAE are transforming their processes in the coronavirus era.

Unprecedented. It’s a word we’ve been hearing more and more as each year progresses not only in the UAE but all over the world.

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Singapore NOT Silicon Valley as No. 1 for Global Start-up Talent

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, singapore,Perhaps the biggest surprise coming out of the 150-page research report covering 10,000 start-ups and 300 partner companies is that tiny Singapore has overtaken tech mecca Silicon Valley as world’s No. 1 for start-up talent Continue reading “Singapore NOT Silicon Valley as No. 1 for Global Start-up Talent”

Russian Innovation New Wave Bringing Advantage to Southeast Asia

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A world technology leader, Russia is finding synergies with Southeast Asia start-ups.

For decades, Russia has been at the forefront of the world’s technological innovation. From creating one of Europe’s first universally programmable computer and pioneering the first supersonic passenger jet, the Tupolev Tu-144, to – who can forget? – laying down the gauntlet in the space race via cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s feat of being the first human in space to orbit the Earth.

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Smart technologies: where will the energy come from?

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Only way forward is to ensure greener energy generation and increased energy efficiency.

If there is one positive impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is the good news on the environment front. As human beings shut themselves up behind doors and governments, factories and offices remain closed, Mother Nature has healed herself, if only partially.

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Blue Light Innovation in 2021

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In recent years the blue light sector has become even more under pressure to deliver effective and efficient services that guarantee public safety. Faced with external events such as terrorist attacks and internal transformation pressure, the sector like never before is the focus of public scrutiny.

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Transformation of Urban Logistics in Smart Cities

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Urban logistics are being transformed by bringing together city transport planners, logistics operators, and users of delivery services to apply digital technologies to grow the city economy, while making logistics services sustainable.

Remember how many packages you had delivered to your doorstep last Christmas? How thrilled you were every time the bell rang? Think again. Continue reading “Transformation of Urban Logistics in Smart Cities”

The Age of Electric Cars is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

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The EV category is growing rapidly even amidst the sales slump brought on by the pandemic.

An electric Volkswagen ID.3 for the same price as a Golf. A Tesla Model 3 that costs as much as a BMW 3 Series. A Renault Zoe electric subcompact whose monthly lease payment might equal a nice dinner for two in Paris.

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South Korea’s self-driving upstarts take on tech giants

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,RideFlux engineers try to build a ride-sharing company for the tech-savvy nation

In a workshop that blends a corporate office with a tool-packed garage, around 20 South Koreans are looking to take on the multi-billion-dollar giants of Uber, Tesla and Google parent Alphabet with a self-driving car of their own. Continue reading “South Korea’s self-driving upstarts take on tech giants”

Banking on the Cloud

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As all four major Australian banks publicise their aspirations to move to a simplified, more agile and cost-efficient operation, hybrid cloud capabilities are at the heart of enabling this growth and transformation goal.  As banking organisations create new business models, cloud will enable a simpler, efficient and more customer aligned bank. Cloud investment is growing.

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Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Tropical forests continue to be threatened by rampant agricultural production of key commodities, such as palm oil, sugarcane, and soybean. While these commodities are traded and consumed the world over, the bulk come from just a handful of countries where they are produced. According to FAO data, more than 80% of palm oil over the past 5 years was produced in just two countries: Indonesia (53%) and Malaysia (29%). And over 80% of soybean was produced in three countries: the United States (35%), Brazil (29%) and Argentina (18%). Meanwhile, almost 40% of the world´s sugarcane was produced by Brazil alone. Continue reading “Is Soy the Next Palm Oil?”

Turning Short-Term Crisis Relief Into Longer-Term Social Innovation

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How civil society responses to COVID-19 in South Africa are resisting the all-too-common return to pre-crisis ‘normal.’

Civil society responses to COVID-19 in South Africa have shown remarkable agility, scope, and impact in the last nine months, especially in responding to the most-pressing problem in many vulnerable communities: hunger. These have included efforts by established nonprofits, as well as diverse mutual-aid groups like the community action networks (CANs) that spontaneously emerged in suburbs of Cape Town and then spread to other parts of the country. The individual CANs collaborate and support each other within a larger network called Cape Town Together. Interactions include “pairing” partnerships, in which a CAN in an affluent suburb collaborates with a CAN in a poor community, not to facilitate charity, but rather to foster solidarity across historically divided and profoundly unequal suburb communities. The impact has been significant and vital, with estimates suggesting that NGOs and mutual-aid groups provided more than half of all hunger relief during South Africa’s winter months.

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The Innovative Challengers in Germany that are disrupting the Banking Sector

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Digital banking is the recent rage in the global finance domain as this disrupts the concept of traditional banking. Talking about digital banking, Germany has witnessed noticeable growth and innovation in the fintech sector, especially in digital banking in recent years.

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Abu Dhabi Power DevelopING largest thermal plant in the UAE

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Group to form consortium with Marubeni to develop 2.4GW power plant in Fujairah

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and Japan-based Marubeni Corporation on Sunday announced the formation of a consortium to develop the Fujairah F3 independent power producer (IPP) project, which will be the largest independent thermal power plant in the UAE. Continue reading “Abu Dhabi Power DevelopING largest thermal plant in the UAE”

The NEXT Frontier for Southeast Asia’s Growth?

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The digital economy should be a new ASEAN Economic Community pillar.

Singapore deserves high praise for driving forward a resilient and innovative ASEAN community as well as bringing about several agreements designed to invigorate the region’s digital economy.

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Your BACKDOOR to Encrypted Data is detrimental to Cybersecurity and Data Integrity

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As Americans connect with family and friends online, send their kids to school over Wi-Fi, work or order groceries online, we depend on the security of the internet to manage our daily lives. The communications and transactions that help us connect during this pandemic are protected from prying eyes, criminals, and foreign adversaries by complex mathematical formulas that scramble our data to everyone except the intended recipients. This process, known as encryption, has become an essential protection for operating in modem life even before the pandemic.

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Innovation in Procurement: How CPOs Can Deliver Value

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,It’s a common misconception that procurement in business is all about saving money.

While savings do play a role in procurement, there are many other factors that business executives must pay attention to in order to continue to deliver successful results. Continue reading “Innovation in Procurement: How CPOs Can Deliver Value”

Next For Digital Transformation: Operational Transformation

Business leaders are now losing sleep over digital transformation. It’s probably the biggest concern for businesses of all kinds. But one of the first challenges they run into is the lack of clarity around what is really meant by the term, because these words mean different things to different people in a business.

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage,At the most general level, digital transformation is when a company uses technology to disrupt itself and dramatically improve the customer experience. They do this to avoid having disruption visited upon them by an outside agent – whether that’s a faster moving incumbent competitor or some little company no one’s ever heard of. Depending on your role in a company, you’ll think differently about what that disruption will entail. Continue reading “Next For Digital Transformation: Operational Transformation”

Turkey goes Global for Mining

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage,Turkey will establish a mining company in order to conduct exploration and mining operations abroad, Deputy Energy Minister Mithat Cansız announced Wednesday. “This new company will obtain mining licenses in Africa and Central Asia, and start to operate as soon as possible,” Cansız said Continue reading “Turkey goes Global for Mining”

Sustainability is NOT ALIEN to the bottom-line

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain,In this region, financial institutions have realised this factor in investment exposures.

Several factors have contributed to the heightened awareness of the importance of sustainability and its social, economic and environmental effects — particularly in the Continue reading “Sustainability is NOT ALIEN to the bottom-line”

The Age of Electric Cars is Dawning Ahead of Schedule

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The EV category is growing rapidly even amidst the sales slump brought on by the pandemic.

An electric Volkswagen ID.3 for the same price as a Golf. A Tesla Model 3 that costs as much as a BMW 3 Series. A Renault Zoe electric subcompact whose monthly lease payment might equal a nice dinner for two in Paris.

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Air New Zealand goes for Autonomous Air Taxis

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage,Air New Zealand and Zephyr Airworks have signed an agreement to bring the world’s first autonomous electric air taxi service to New Zealand.

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The EXASCALE Supercomputer – a computer capable of Quintillion calculations per second

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, fintech, cyber, dynamics,It has been announced that the US is building the most powerful supercomputer, so fast that it could process 1 quintillion, that’s 1 billion times 1 billion, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 — calculations per second.

To put that in perspective: If every person on Earth did one calculation (say, a math problem involving algebra) per second, it would take everyone over four years to do all the calculations Aurora could do in one second. Continue reading “The EXASCALE Supercomputer – a computer capable of Quintillion calculations per second”

How Brazil eliminated overpriced procurement with data

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,Brazil’s Price Dashboard allowed public access to previous prices for government purchases of materials and services, saving both time and cost.

The Greek mythological prophet Tiresias needed help to read the future. He was blind and had an assistant to describe the smoke patterns from burnt offerings so he could interpret what would be imminent. Continue reading “How Brazil eliminated overpriced procurement with data”

Benefits of procurement automation

Clarity 360, Clarity360, Clarity-360, clarity 360, Cloud Clarity, Procurement Clarity, simplified advantage, iot, disruption, digital supply chain, innovation, asia, americas, emea, imea, aspac,How procurement automation can benefit your business

With the rapid development of new technologies in the last decade, businesses in various fields have taken steps to implement process automation systems into their daily operations. Procurement processes are no exception, including automat looed Requests for Quotes (RFQs) and vendor contracting activities. Continue reading “Benefits of procurement automation”