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Poundland chooses Microsoft Office 365 as it overhauls IT infrastructure

Poundland chooses Microsoft Office 365 as it overhauls IT infrastructure | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Poundland is implementing Microsoft Office 365 to enable staff to collaborate and communicate more efficiently.
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1: Poundland (retail) 

Office 365 (microsoft) 

 

2: Office 365 is an online office and software plus services suite that offers acces to various services and software. 


3: reduce costs, improve productivity of the business, improve communication with colleagues. 

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Adobe begins testing Ginger, its video presentation iPad app

Adobe begins testing Ginger, its video presentation iPad app | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
The software, which lets iPad users create video presentations, is in testing -- but only to those who agree to an Adobe confidentiality agreement. Read this article by Stephen Shankland on CNET News.
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1: Adobe (technology) 

Ginger (apple)

 

2: Ginger lets usurs of iPads creat video presentations. 

 

3: improvement of customer satisfaction

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Ingram Micro Buys Shipwire, The Cloud Logistics And Supply Chain Management Platform | TechCrunch

Ingram Micro Buys Shipwire, The Cloud Logistics And Supply Chain Management Platform | TechCrunch | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Ingram Micro has acquired Palo Alto-based Shipwire, the cloud logistics and supply chain management SaaS provider. The acquisition price was not disclosed...
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1: Ingram Micro (logistics) 

Shipware (The cloud logistics and supply chain management) 

 

2:  It is a cloud logistics platform for retailers and e-commerce companies.


3: speed and agility improving

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IBM Acquires Aspera For Super-Fast Big Data Transfer

IBM Acquires Aspera For Super-Fast Big Data Transfer | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
IBM announced on Thursday that it is acquiring Aspera, makers of a solution that helps companies more quickly move massive data files to the cloud. …
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1: IBM: multinational technology and consulting corporation (Technology) 

Aspera (a privately held company) 

 

2. The use of ICT in this case is that Aspera helps the company to move massive data files  at high speed. Aspera takes use of cloud for this. 

 

3: speed and agility improving, improvement of customer satisfaction



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Seger Van de Velde's curator insight, December 28, 2013 9:02 AM

1 IBM: IT department, technology

 

2. IBM helps the clients to transact faster data

 

3. more customer satisfaction and faster transaction of huge data files.

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Start-up Humavox unveils wireless charging via radio frequency

Start-up Humavox unveils wireless charging via radio frequency | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Humavox this week unveiled Eterna, a new platform that uses RF signals to wirelessly power the Internet of Things, especially medical and wearable devices such as hearing aids, smart watches and augmented-reality glasses.
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1: Humavox (Technology) 

Eterna (Humavox) 

 

2: Eterna is a new platform that wirelessly powers the internet of things. These could be medical devices for example hearing aids. 

 

3: Cost effective, more customers 

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Mobiele portemonnee van Belgacom en Fortis gaat Sixdots heten - Emerce

Mobiele portemonnee van Belgacom en Fortis gaat Sixdots heten - Emerce | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Sixdots, zo gaat het samenwerkingsverband heten tussen Belgacom en BNP Paribas dat al in maart werd aangekondigd. De mobiele portemonnee zou eind dit jaar al operationeel moeten zijn.
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1: Belgacom and BNP parisbas (Finance) 

Sixdots (Belgian Mobile Wallet NV)

 

2: With this feature people will be able to pay with their mobile phone. You have to fill in six numbers when you want to pay for something. 

 

3: easy to use for customers, improved security for customers

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T-zine : Boarden bij Brussels Airlines met Passbook (en PassWallet)

T-zine : Boarden bij Brussels Airlines met Passbook (en PassWallet) | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
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1: Brussels Airlines (Transportation) 

Passbook (Aple) 

 

2: With passbook people can do a lot of thing and one of those is boarding your plane without a ticket. You just show your ticket that is on you phone. 

 

3: significant cost reduction, sales increase, improvement of customer satisfaction

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Arriva test inchecken met smartphone

Arriva test inchecken met smartphone | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Vervoersbedrijf Arriva start in het noorden van het land een proef met betaling via de smartphone.
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IBM steekt supercomputer Watson bij klantendienst | ZDNet.be

IBM steekt supercomputer Watson bij klantendienst | ZDNet.be | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Watson, supercomputer en quizkampioen, krijgt van IBM een nieuwe rol toebedeeld, die van slimme assistent voor de klantendienst van bedrijven. | ZDNet
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Google Acquires Flutter, Creator of Hand Gesture Recognition ...

Google Acquires Flutter, Creator of Hand Gesture Recognition ... | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Google has made another technology startup acquisition, with the very interesting acquisition of Flutter, a company that has created gesture recognition technology to interact with online applications by simply using hand ...
Scarlett Allen's insight:

1: Google (technology, innovation) 

Flutter 

 

2: With Flutter you can controle for example what song you are listening to on spotify only using hand gestures. 

 

3: improvement of customer satisfaction, improve sales 

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University cuts software installation time from days to hours

University cuts software installation time from days to hours | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
The University of Dundee claims to have reduced the time its central IT department takes to install software to over 1,300 academics from days to hours, after investing in  privilege management software.
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1: The university of Duncee (Education) 

Management software (Avecto)

 

2: This software allows the university to safeguard security of its desktop PC's themselves. They don't need a special IT departement for this. 

 

3: significant cost reduction, improve safety 

 

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BigContacts New CRM Mobile Edition Works on Any Smartphone or Tablet - HispanicBusiness.com

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 BigContacts, the leading provider of web based customer relationship management software for small businesses, launches CRM mobile edition available on any smartphone or tablet.
Scarlett Allen's insight:

1: BigContacts (technology)  

CRM mobile edition (CRM) 

 

2: The CRM mobile edition gives acces to important information about customers while you are going somewhere. 

 

3: more accurate and complete view on the business

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Health-care smartphone apps that show heart rhythms, X-rays and who isn't washing their hands.

Health-care smartphone apps that show heart rhythms, X-rays and who isn't washing their hands. | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
New health-care smartphone apps for doctors and patients help with everything from diagnostics and monitoring to revealing who isn't washing their hands.
Scarlett Allen's insight:

1: Hospitals (health-care) 

health-care smartphone apps (apple) 

 

2: This app can show the doctors heart rhythms of patients, but also show X-ray and even say who has washed their hands and who hasn't.

 

3: significant cost reduction, speed and agility improving, improvement of technology 

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Seger Van de Velde's curator insight, December 28, 2013 7:50 AM

1. Healthcare

resolutionMD: calgary scientific

cellscope oto: cellscope inc.

 

2. one of the apps shows x-rays of the person. another apps shows wich staff member washes their hands and which do not.

 

3. cost reduction, faster diagnosis and improvement of technology

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Disney develops 'feel-around' touchscreens

Disney develops 'feel-around' touchscreens | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Disney announced a new touch-screen technology prototype that offers users tactile sensations that mimic real surfaces.
Scarlett Allen's insight:

1: Disney (Entertainement) 

3D features on Touch surfaces (Disney Research)

 

2: Disney introduced a new touch-screen technology. This technology offers users a tactile sensation, so it feels like you are touching a real surface.  


3: improvement of customer satisfaction, sales increase, more customers

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Government releases security guidance for cloud services

Government releases security guidance for cloud services | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
The Cabinet Office has published guidance for the security considerations that should be made by public sector organisations choosing cloud service providers.
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1: The cabinet office (governement) 

Cloud 

 

2: The government is trying to help the public sector by introducing them to a cloud-firts policy. The government wants them to overcome there security fears with cloud service. 

 

3: improve security 

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Digital Health And More Mush From The Wimps

Digital Health And More Mush From The Wimps | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Art: Peter Zamiska On my wrists rests another chapter in the evolution of digital health.  Can you guess what it is?  I bet you can.  In fact, if you close your eyes, you might even see it.
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Paypal-app maakt betalingen met gezichtsherkenning mogelijk

Paypal-app maakt betalingen met gezichtsherkenning mogelijk | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
Paypal, het online betaalplatform van eBay, wil in de toekomst betalingen via gezichtsherkenning mogelijk maken. Het bedrijf voert momenteel testen ...
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1: PayPal (Finances) 

paypal-app (apple) 

 

2: The Paypal-app allows people to pay using their phone via face recognition. For example you can use it in stores or in restaurants. 

 

3: improvement of security 

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Ahold benut nieuwe energiesoftware | NUzakelijk | Nieuws voor professionals

Ahold benut nieuwe energiesoftware | NUzakelijk | Nieuws voor professionals | Innovative ways businesses have implemented ICT | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM - Ahold voorziet 630 supermarktlocaties aan de Amerikaanse oostkust van een nieuw softwaresysteem dat het energieverbruik analyseert en reduceert.
Scarlett Allen's insight:

1) Ahold (retail) 

EfficiencySMART (ENERnoc) 

 

2) The software system can show you the use of enegry in the different buildings in which it's installed.  It tells you when the stores are using too much enegry for example. 

 

3) significant cost reduction

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IctQatar implemented electronic accessibility policy to help persons ...

DOHA: IctQatar has implemented the Electronic Accessibility Policy, the first of its kind measure in the country that will ensure that persons with disabilities enjoy equal rights and access to technologies being served by both ...

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Gilles Vanderstuyft's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:44 AM

ICTQatar, Qatar's number one telecommunication regulator for government’s technology has implemented the EAP (Electronic Accessibility Policy), which contains measures for helping people suffering from dissabilities and such.