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Case study: London's Olympic network from BT

Case study: London's Olympic network from BT | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
After receiving an honourable mention in the European user awards for networking, Computer Weekly looks at the challenge of rolling out the network for the London Olympic Games in 2012
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The London's Olympic games were very big and very difficult to organize but they also needed a perfect and innovative technology to organize everything fluently. The company that was in charge of all this was BT.

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Lucrative new partnership for Sunderland web firm | Bdaily Business News

Lucrative new partnership for Sunderland web firm | Bdaily Business News | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
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A Sunderland based company will offer a new unique pay monthly search engine optimisation software product is celebrating a new partnership with one of the UKs leading e-commerce website providers.

4th apsect, which is based at the Evolve Business Centre in Rainton Bridge, will offer a software that helps website owners improve their rankings in search engine results, such as Google or Yahoo search.

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Cebu Business Month launched

Cebu Business Month launched | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
TO DRUM up excitement for the Cebu Business Month this June, organizers from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) launched the celebration by introducing a new theme song and a list of act...
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The Cebu Business Month from the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has a meeting and they talk abouut their goals. For example  it's their goals to inject new energy into their economy by invest in creatie industries, ICT, etc...

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Jobs boost for Limerick - 60 new software jobs via ACI investment

Jobs boost for Limerick - 60 new software jobs via ACI investment | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
Limerick woke up to the good news this morning that ACI Worldwide Inc is to create 60 new jobs with the expansion of its Software Development Centre in the city.
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ACI Worldwide Inc, a NASDAQ-listed payments technology company will invest in the company Limerick by creating 60 new jobs. ACI's expansion of its Limerick facility will involve the increase of its headcount in software development.

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ICT & Tourism Business Initiative - Tourism - Enterprise and Industry

ICT & Tourism Business Initiative - Tourism - Enterprise and Industry | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
European Commission - Enterprise and Industry - This pages provides information on the Tourism Business Platform
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The European Commission is working with stakeholders to create an ICT and tourism business initiative. The goal of this initiative is to examine  how to boost the competition of small businesses in the European tourism sector and create more jobs.

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Imtech ICT Business Solutions - Business Continuity

Imtech ICT - Transforming Business with Technology. Whether an organisation does business locally or globally, or is a multi-division enterprise or successfu...
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In this clip the company Imtecht ICT talks about what they do. They metion that it doesn't matter how big your company is, the availability of information is always very important. They make sure that if something should happen to this information, for example a fire in the building, that your information isn't lost.

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ICT excluded from Federal teacher training plan

ICT excluded from Federal teacher training plan | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
Updated: University deans call for change.
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In this article they talk about a council of 38 ICT heads of school questioned recent Federal Government initiatives to improve teaching quality in primary and secondary schools. They say that ICT is vital for the future well-being of Australia.

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Global Information Technology

Global Information Technology | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
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The 12th Global Information Technology Report analyses the impact and influence of ICT's ond economic growth and jobs.

The goal of the report is preparedness of an economy to use ICT to boost competitiveness and well-being. Here is the top 10:

1 Finland, 2 Singapore, 3 Sweden, 4 The Netherlands, 5 Norway, 6 Switzerland, 7 United Kingdom, 8 Denmark, 9 United States, 10 China/Taiwan.

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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Creating Knowledge-Based Economy Through ICT (Page 1 of 2)

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Creating Knowledge-Based Economy Through ICT (Page 1 of 2) | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Because ICT has being adopted as a key economic driver countries are striving hard to tap into abundance of opportunities in this sector to grow their societies and better their peoples' lives. That's why the Nigerian minister of Communication Technology Mrs Omobola Johnson has created the project "Information Technology Developer Entrepreneurship Accelerator". This will provide indigenous software developers in Nigeria the opportunity to tap into the multi-million dollar global applications development market.

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Deutsche Telekom Announces New Multi-Platform Performance Optimization Solution

Deutsche Telekom Announces New Multi-Platform Performance Optimization Solution
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The Deutsche Telekom's Business Development and Innovation announced 2 new services called "NetAnalyze" and "NetOptimize". They want to enable with this services the evaluation, development and automation of multi-vendor hosting and delivery solutions. This is a breakaway from the convention commonly held in telecommunications. What this company provides is fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet, IPTV product and ICT solutions for business and corporate customers.

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Computers cannot replace human ingenuity, say business bosses

Computers cannot replace human ingenuity, say business bosses | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
Fears that machines will encroach on human skills in the workforce are greatly exaggerated, a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit claims
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In this article they let different business bosses talk about the possibility to replace human ingenuity by computers. Business executives and technology specialists don't believe in it and claim technology is enhancing human skills, rather than taking them over

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Companies mine social media to drive innovation

Companies mine social media to drive innovation | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
Businesses are trawling Facebook and Twitter to spot subtle changes in consumer behaviour that can open up lucrative business opportunities
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This article talks about how businesses use social media such as twitter and facebook to promote their companies. Multinational companies have been able to boost their profits by hundreds of millions of dollars a year by harnessing "micro-trends" from social networking sites.

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Cork ‘Does the Math’ to solve STEM issues in girls’ schools

Cork ‘Does the Math’ to solve STEM issues in girls’ schools | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
Concerned industry and business leaders in Cork have banded together to raise awareness of the importance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in girls’ schools.
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Concerned industry and business leaders in Cork came together to raise awareness of the impoortance of science, technology engineering and maths in schools for girls. "The Cork Does the Math" group wants to hold workshops in a couple of national and secondary schools in Cork City.

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ICT sector - Investing in Belgium - Business.belgium.be

ICT sector - Investing in Belgium - Business.belgium.be | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
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This article talks about the ICT sector in Belgium. According to this article Belgium has a an excellent network infrastructure and also that the Belgian ICT sector is flourishing. A good ICT sector in a country stimulates employment and above all innovation in companies.

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ICT crucial for business growth

http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug/ The slow pace at which local businesses especially in the SME docket are adopting ICT systems has been a key limiting factor to t...
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In this clip the Goolge Communications manager for East Africa, Dororthy Ooko, says that the key factor of companies that aren't growing very good is the lack of investing in ICT-systems. If companies dare to invest more in professionel ICT-systems they will grow better.

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RDNS telehealth wins international ICT award

RDNS telehealth wins international ICT award | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
Australia’s Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS)  telehealth project, which allows a nurse to make a ‘virtual visit’ to a patient at home, has w...
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Australia's Royal District Nursing Service telehealth project has won the Outstanding ICT Innovation award in the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2013 in Singapore. The project allows a nurse to make a 'virtual visit' to a patient at home.

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DailyNews Mobile Edition - ICT innovation awardees tout for better training

Tanzania\'s leading online News Edition (The National Newspaper).
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This article talk's about the Commission for Science and Technology who managed Innovation Fund for ICT. The fund is a competitive grant that is focusing on the support of ICT innovators. This would add the skills to churn out more professionals in the labour market. The idea to train the softwarepreneurs is based on the global thinking that knowledgebased enterprises are the way of the future.

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SA business and innovation status

SA business and innovation status | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
South Africa ranks in 55th place out of 144 countries in terms of its business and innovation environment, according to the latest report by the World Economic…
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This article talks about the place where South Africa stands in terms of its business and innovation environment, according to the latest report by the World Economic Forum. They are 55th out of 144 countries.
This is an average of different points such as: 59th on ICT infrastructure, 66th on international Internet bandwidth capacity, 33rd on business community, 92nd on ICT impacts, and so on...

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Nigeria Invests $1 Billion In New ICT Incubation Centres

Nigeria Invests $1 Billion In New ICT Incubation Centres | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
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By investing $1 billion for the construction of incubation centres throughout the country Nigeria hopes to stimulate growth in local software contents. It was on Business Day Nigeria that Omobola Johnson, the minister of communications technology, said that the goal is to create 25 successful information communication techology firms by 2015.

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European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : Improving communication to aid the efficiency of public transport

European Commission : CORDIS : Newsroom : Improving communication to aid the efficiency of public transport | Innovation by Stef Van Renterghem 2ION3 | Scoop.it
CORDIS News is a daily online news service provided by the European Union's official research and innovation information service, CORDIS.
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The EU-funded MobiCloud project has as goal to implement innovative mobile cloud services for the personnel of the Karsruhe Public Transport Authority in Germany. It's a coordination between staff who use standard smartphones and tablets. By doing that the MobiCloud platform want's to make public transport greener, safer and more efficient. The project is run under the European Commission's ICT Policy Support Programme.

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