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Case Study: US Xpress deploys hybrid big data with Informatica

Case Study: US Xpress deploys hybrid big data with Informatica | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
US Xpress is using a suite of data tools and integration products from Informatica to boost fleet management..
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US Xpress is using a suite of data tools and integration products from Informatica to provide the business with greater insight on its fleet of lorries and drivers. These are part of a project to put information management at the heart of the company's IT.

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How ecommerce saved our business

How one company ensured its survival by setting up an online shop, touching on the benefits of selling online
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The owners closed three of their shops, leaving just the flagship store in Sydenham. They built a website, and in 2009 they expanded their customer base dramatically by launching an incredibly succesful e-commerce.

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Case study: How SAP runs Cape Town

Case study: How SAP runs Cape Town | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
For the past 10 years SAP has been running the city of Cape Town, South Africa.
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The city took the radical decision to spend almost £35m on software and an IT system. The software has become fundamental to the city's success.

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Case study: Novus Leisure doubles sales after IT upgrade

Case study: Novus Leisure doubles sales after IT upgrade | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
Bar chain Novus Leisure has moved its IT infrastructure into the cloud and is benefiting from lower costs and scalable IT as a result, which has helped it increase bookings by 100%.
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Bar chain Novus Leisure has moved its IT infrastructure into the cloud and is benefiting from low costs and scalable IT which has helped it increase bookings by 100%.

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Technology is helping the fight against corruption

Technology is helping the fight against corruption | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
All over the world citizens are using new technology to shine a light on fraud and bribery, and to blow the whistle on corrupt practices
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Anti-corruption internet databases pull data, information, tools and resources together to fight the corruption that pervades society.

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Reinventing two wheels: Bike-safety technology is getting as technical as a Dave Brailsford team-talk

Reinventing two wheels: Bike-safety technology is getting as technical as a Dave Brailsford team-talk | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
As technology goes, cycling is pretty lo-fi. The same cannot be said, however, for the recent string of inventions hoping to make cyclists safer on the roads. Cycle Alert, which officially launches in August, is one such example.
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Cycle Alert is a device that consists of a motion-activated sensor on the bicycle which communicates with sensors, alerting the driver when a cyclist is present.

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New Kevo lock uses your iPhone for keyless entry

New Kevo lock uses your iPhone for keyless entry | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
Kwikset has made a new lock it's calling Kevo that makes use of your iPhone to lose your keys for good.
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Kwikset has made a new lock that makes use of your iPhone to lose your keys for good. The lock has both standard key-based and wireless mechanisms, so instead of using your key, you can simply use smartphone and it'll open up the door for you.

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SmartWallit keeps track of your wallet and phone

SmartWallit keeps track of your wallet and phone | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
SmartWallit ties your two most important belongings together with Bluetooth, so that they can keep track of each other.
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The SmartWallit is an accessory that uses Bluetooth to make a wireless bridge between your wallet and your phone. Leave your wallet or your phone behind, and the other one will beep to alert you.

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3-D print gun hits 100,000 downloads

3-D print gun hits 100,000 downloads | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
The controversial 3D-printed gun has attracted 100,000 downloads since the blueprints went online this week.
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A while ago, a 3D-printed gun has been tested, and deemed fully functional. The blueprint used to produce the plastic gun has been downloaded about 100,000 times since going online.

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How One Vegas Casino Uses iPads To Loosen Up Gamblers | Cult of Mac

How One Vegas Casino Uses iPads To Loosen Up Gamblers | Cult of Mac | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
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The Rio casino is using iPads to get visitors drunk and lose money while gambling. The system is much quicker and more efficient than traditional serving, and has proven to be effective.

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Case Study: Telestroke Network hastens stroke treatment

Case Study: Telestroke Network hastens stroke treatment | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
We look at how the public sector winners of Computer Weekly’s European User Awards for Networking - the Cumbria and Lancashire Telestroke Network - worked with Virgin Media Business to bring treatment for strokes to patients across Cumbria and Lancashire...
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A network, fully managed on a 24/7 basis, offers back-up to nurses or other staff, and troubleshoots any issues remotely.

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Case study: Telefonica Ireland uses business intelligence to reduce churn

Case study: Telefonica Ireland uses business intelligence to reduce churn | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
O2 Ireland, part of Telefonica, has been using Teradata’s data warehousing and Cognos BI to stop customers leaving, and entice them with new offers with location-based marketing
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O2 Ireland uses Cognos business intelligence tools and a Teradata data warehouse to analyse customer behaviour.

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Case study: How technology has transformed education in Denmark

Case study: How technology has transformed education in Denmark | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
Schools in the municipality of Odder, Denmark, adopted a new digital technology strategy last year. Saksild Nølev School outlines how technology is now used within its school.
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Schools in the area chose to introduce the digital world into the classroom. There's broadband and wireless networks in almost every classroom, interactive whiteboards and an iPad for every student aged six to 16, teacher and recreational instructor.

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Case study: Syngenta multi-sourcing key to business growth

Case study: Syngenta multi-sourcing key to business growth | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
Agri-business giant Syngenta has put multi-sourced IT at the heart of its ambitious plan to double its revenues in the next 8 years
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Agri-business giant Syngenta has put multi-sourced IT at the heart of its ambitious plan to double its revenues in the next eight years.

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FedEx Automation |

FedEx Automation | | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
FedEx automation and automatic shipping systems. CASI offers real-time integration to FedEx shipping systems. Dimensional weight for FedEx is also available through our system.
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FedEx uses a Warehouse Control System to automatically weigh, cube and label packages for automated shipping.

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New technology making dental visits pain-free - Fox News

New technology making dental visits pain-free - Fox News | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
New technology making dental visits pain-free
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in New York City who specializes in treating patients with phobias.
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A dentist uses a new technology to take away the pain when treating patients. He specializes in patients with dentist-phobia.

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Cisco rolling out remote banking technology across Ireland

Cisco rolling out remote banking technology across Ireland | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
More retail banking customers in Ireland will be able to have virtual face-to-face meetings with banking specialists from any branch, in real-time and via high-definition video, now that Cisco has launched a new technology.
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Cisco has launched a new remote banking technology. Visitors can video call financial advisers seven days a week for advice on home mortgages and other products.

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LIFX: A WiFi-Enabled LED Bulb that May Revolutionize Photographic Lighting

LIFX: A WiFi-Enabled LED Bulb that May Revolutionize Photographic Lighting | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it

Posted by Michael Zhang on September 22, 2012

 

"What if there existed a lightbulb that you could completely control using your phone? And by “completely control”, I don’t mean simply switching on and off. I mean being able to precisely control the brightness of the light emitted, and even the exact color of the light.

It sounds crazy, but it’s a light bulb that’s actually being developed. Created by Phil Bosua of San Francisco, the LIFX is a Wi-Fi enabled LED light bulb that can be wirelessly controlled using an iPhone or Android device. While Bosua imagines a plethora of home and commercial applications, it’s the bulb’s photographic potential that we find very exciting.

 

First of all, check out this introduction video by Bosua that explains the idea:"

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The LIFX is a Wi-Fi enabled LED light bulb that can be wirelessly controlled using an iPhone or Android device. Basically, it’s an uber-flexible bulb that can be remotely controlled.

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Case: waarvoor dienen elektronische bezoekersbadges op evenementen? | ZDNet.be

Case: waarvoor dienen elektronische bezoekersbadges op evenementen? | ZDNet.be | Innovation Showcases | Scoop.it
Op grote evenementen moet je als bezoeker vaak een badge laten scannen als je een presentatie gaat bijwonen of als je op de beursvloer een standhouder bezoekt. Maar welke bedoeling zit daar nu achter?
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Op de TechDays van Microsoft krijgt elke bezoeker een badge met NFC-tag. Die badge gebruikt hij om op een kiosk voor de zaal met presentaties in te loggen. Het voordeel van NFC is dat er veel meer gegevens kunnen doorgegeven worden dan bij een tweedimensionale barcode.

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Painting Coconuts - The Audi quattro® Experience

Painting Coconuts, goes behind the scenes of the Audi quattro® Experience - a one-of-a-kind interactive installation that put participants in the driver's se...
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A unique interactive installation puts participants in the driver's seat of a custom-made 1 to 32 scale Audi A4 to test their on-track skills using the world's first iPad enabled slot car controller.

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