Imagine living in a sustainable city that not only produced its own food and energy but also withstood natural disasters — all while resting out on the ocean.
Although it sounds like something concocted by a science fiction writer, the United Nations wants to make it a reality. Continue reading “This futuristic, floating city can withstand Category 5 hurricanes”
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”
COVID-19 has finally imposed the need to expand telemedicine as a viable option
When the pandemic stormed across the globe creating havoc, the healthcare industry was left grappling with a reality that it hadn’t faced in living memory. Hospitals despite being a hot zone in this situation, literally and figuratively, also became a danger zone for several patients who feared venturing past its doors to avoid catching the lethal infection. Continue reading “Hospitals have a cure for their financial woes”
British Airways, Disney, USA Today and BBC are just some of the brands tapping emotion analytics such as biometrics and facial recognition to lift their marketing game.
Facial recognition, social listening, audio analytics and biometrics scanning are just some of the ways emotion analytics is entering the mainstream.
Broadly speaking, emotion analytics is about better understanding how consumers communicate both verbally and non-verbally Continue reading “10 examples of brands using emotion analytics to ramp up customer engagement”
The digital deadlock is affecting many organizations today, big and small, and across all industries. Vast amounts of technology investments are being poured into the engines of aggressive digital strategies — but are delivering little in the way of progress. In fact, many are “stuck in their journey.” What’s holding them back?
We’ve looked into this very closely in the past few years and has found Continue reading “Are You Ready for Agile Learning at Work?”
Business competition across industries is intense, so companies are looking to their procurement departments to increase capabilities, become even more efficient and save money. To meet those demands, many are turning to technology, seeking ways to implement digital transformation. While few organizations have fully made the shift to digital, many are taking steps to move their departments forward. Continue reading “Beyond savings: How procurement departments can digitally transform and elevate to world-class status”
Organizations are shifting IoT deployments from cloud computing to edge computing, but a newer option — the edge cloud — has emerged to bring the cloud to the edge.
Cloud computing and edge computing are well known for their distinct advantages in IoT based on use case, data processing and storage needs. However, the combination of the two computing infrastructures offers greater flexibility to developers and lower latency to consumers while also maintaining data privacy standards. Continue reading “IoT edge cloud balances the best of cloud and edge computing”
Entrepreneurs and change managers may ultimately be selling a dream, but that’s not what stakeholders are buying.
Imagine having to sell a totally new, game-changing product with no samples, no prototype, not even a realistic rendering. The only thing certain about it? A hefty price tag. Now imagine you have to sell this product not just once, but repeatedly, to the same people, over a period of years. Continue reading “How Leaders Should Navigate Long-Term Uncertainty”
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 in 2016 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?”
Nearly 14,000 stores closed on European high streets in the first half of 2020 and retail sales are down to their lowest level since the ’08 financial crisis.
There’s no doubt that the pressure, stress and financial risk of opening physical stores has never been higher. But there’s good news for those currently treading water; an emergent, new offering for retailers that potentially brings some welcome relief. Continue reading “Is RaaS the solution to shuttering stores?”
India has a wealth of engineering talent with ‘jugaad’ – a frugal mindset of solving problems with limited resources, says an observer.
Entrepreneurs and innovators across India have responded quickly to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A host of new innovations, some emerging from start-ups that have been incubated by universities, have appeared in recent weeks. Continue reading “COVID-19 is sparking a new wave of tech innovation in India”
Over the last decade, several Latin-American countries have implemented different practices to fight illicit practices and corruption. As an example, we can quote Law 12. 846 in Brazil, Law 30424 in Peru, or Law 27. 401 in Argentina. Also, in recent years, these nations have proposed additional measures to protect government administrations, and local and international businesses. It is evident that ensuring efficient Compliance measures in your company has become the standard to reduce legal risks.
However, Continue reading “Is Your Companys Procurement Compliant ?”
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When faced with a fundamental challenge to their core beliefs, humans go on the offensive
Artificial intelligence is everywhere. It helps drive your car, recognises your face at the airport’s immigration checkpoint, interprets your CT scans, reads your resume, traces your interactions on social media, and even vacuums your carpet.
As AI encroaches on every aspect of our lives, people watch with a mixture of fascination, bewilderment, and fear.
AI’s overthrow of humanity is a familiar trope in popular culture, from Isaac Asimov’s ‘I, Robot’ to the ‘Terminator’ movies and ‘The Matrix.’ Some scholars express similar concerns. Continue reading “The REAL Reason We Are AFRAID of ROBOTS”
Shipping and ports have been relatively late entrants to digital change
The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries. Continue reading “DP World to join shipping industry’s blockchain platform”
In the past five years, HHS’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) has increased enforcement of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations, according to the HIPAA Journal. In 2015, there were only six HIPAA penalties, compared with 11 in 2018. Not only have enforcements increased, but fines and settlement amounts are also on the rise. In 2018, more than $28 million in penalties was paid to OCR. The mean penalty amount for 2018 was $2.6 million. Anthem settled for $16 million for failure to respond to breaches that had occurred since 2015 and for lacking technical controls to prevent unauthorized electronic personal health information (PHI) access. Continue reading “Technologies That Keep Your Health System HIPAA Compliant”
As Covid-19 fundamentally shakes up how we live, learn, socialize and work, the governments across Europe are taking drastic measures to keep citizens safe and healthy. No doubt, the impact of the current situation will be massive on the economy, market sentiments, and uncertainty in spend, including IT spend.
While there is a significant impact on the European cloud market, it is potentially positive! Continue reading “COVID-19 Impact on the EMEA Cloud Market – Time to Shine for Cloud?”
For long, India has been the destination for low-cost outsourced software services, but it’s not enough now.
The IT services industry has remained a crown jewel in India’s success story, and a key growth catalyst in the nation’s economy. This industry grew to $181 billion in 2018-19, Continue reading “Indian IT 4.0: Upping the Ante on Innovation”
The finance sector has seen some incredible changes over the past few years – lots has happened in a relatively short space on time, and the new buzzword of ‘’FinTech’ seems to be capturing many people’s imaginations. FinTech simply means the technologies used and applied in the financial sectors.
Innovation is something important for every business sector, Continue reading “How Technology Is Making A Difference To The Finance Sector”
There is often a gap between concerns regarding health care cybersecurity and the underlying software faults that have been a concern for decades.
If there is one lesson to draw from this year’s Boeing 737 Max debacle, it is that software glitches can have catastrophic consequences.
That isn’t exactly a new revelation. There are multiple examples in recent decades of software bugs leading to loss of life and other forms of destruction. Continue reading “Exploring the Roots of Health Care Cybersecurity”
Pharma is big business, but what it’s not generally recognized is, in large part, a manufacturing business with complex supply chains, finicky chemical processes and products that have to meet stringent quality controls. Few of those outside the industry think about how drugs are made safely, efficiently and at scale with reliable quality and in precisely measured doses.
Even more interesting is the simple fact that pharma often produces sophisticated drugs using manufacturing processes that are decades out of date, and which are being phased out in comparable industries, such as chemical manufacturing. Continue reading “How Will IoT Revolutionize Pharmaceutical Manufacturing?”
Continent’s capacity has doubled in the past three years as global investment surges
International investors are rushing to fund a boom in the African cloud computing market, as the proliferation of smartphones and mass adoption of business software on the continent leads to soaring demand for data centres to power the technology Continue reading “Africa’s cloud computing boom creates data centre gold rush”
The built-environment industry has been going through a steady transformation in recent years in a bid to improve productivity, reduce costs, improve safety, and create better jobs. These efforts are part of the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Construction Industry Transformation Map with digitalisation as its key plank. Continue reading “GOING DIGITAL & BEYOND: Asia’s construction firms embrace artificial intelligence and virtual reality”
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $3 million for a feasibility study for a 4MW/50MWh fully dispatchable solar hydro power plant.
Melbourne start-up RayGen will develop the plant, which will be built in Carwarp near Mildura. Continue reading “$3 million energy technology investment for Victoria”
It will help lay new foundations for businesses and societies post-pandemic.
As countries start to think about what work looks like post the pandemic, we can look at what this means for businesses. While every industry and business is different, there are several commonalities that present themselves to organizations of all sizes. Continue reading “It will require a lot of Tech to re: ADJUST Now”
The logic of the argument is simple. How chief data officers are central to the success of organisations, as for the future of the CDO: a position on the board will await man.
In a funny way, CDOs and gardeners are quite similar. At least we were left with that impression. It’s about data. Companies are realising that they must either become a disruptor or find a way to deal with disruption. EMEA and Latin America for Continue reading “The future of the CDO: Chief Data Officers need to sit near the top”
As businesses today continue to harness the power of globalization to expand performance, the role of effectively sourcing goods and services from suppliers has become inevitable. Additionally, procurement is transforming into a more strategic function that is aligned to organizational goals and objectives. Furthermore, issues like economic and political volatility, technological disruption, etc. have rendered market a fierce competition. Hence, it is important for organizations to adopt effective strategic sourcing skills and processes to maximize their business performance and efficiency to gain a competitive advantage over their peers.
WHAT IS STRATEGIC SOURCING? Continue reading “UNDERSTANDING THE WHAT, WHY, & HOW OF STRATEGIC SOURCING”
Put together the best solar panels money can buy, super-efficient batteries and decades of car-making know-how and, theoretically, a vehicle might run forever.
That’s the audacious motivation behind a project by Toyota Motor Corp., Continue reading “Toyota & a Car that can run Forever”
On Sep. 25 at the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations (UN) Secretary General António Guterres spotlighted, “Rapidly developing fields such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and biotechnology have the potential to turbocharge progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Artificial Intelligence is connecting people across languages and supporting doctors in making better diagnoses. Driverless vehicles will revolutionize transportation. But there are also risks and serious dangers.” Continue reading “Accelerating the face of AI with 3 Global Initiatives”
Which is why having the right individual and team matters most in such interactions
Like many other issues, the falling standards of customer service are a concern for all. These days quality customer service is indeed a rare phenomenon that we experience. Continue reading “Good customer service comes naturally”