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Audi to invest billions in new technology - The Local.de

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Audi to invest billions in new technology
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Audi, the top-of-the-range carmaker owned by German auto giant Volkswagen, announced on Friday a massive investment programme in new models and technology over the next five years.

Via VERONICA LESTER
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Carmaker Audi announced a massive investment (22 bilion euros) programme in new models and technology over the next five years.

 

The main reason of this investment in technology is to increase the modernisation, expansion of the model range and portfolio of technologies.


The goal of this investment is to increase product range and deliveries by 2020.

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Extreme automation: FedEx Ground hubs speed deliveries

Extreme automation: FedEx Ground hubs speed deliveries | E-Skills showcases | Scoop.it
FedEx Ground's highly automated hubs, which sort 3.5 million packages a day without human intervention, are speeding up deliveries and helping the company win market share.

Via julien verheughe
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This is a showcase about transport company FedEX, in which is explained how FedEx only uses machines between all the different stadiums of the supply chain. 


Because of this technology, FedEx Ground has gained market share for 25 consecutive quarters.


The company's goals is to always get faster and faster, without losing any of its quality service. 

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julien verheughe's curator insight, December 30, 2013 5:41 AM

Fedex a major delivery company uses highly automated hubs to sort packages. From the moment that a package is unloaded to the moment that it's at the loading dock it isn't touched by a human hand. Everything is automated by using several scans.

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Connected wheels make city life smarter - The Networked Society Blog

Connected wheels make city life smarter - The Networked Society Blog | E-Skills showcases | Scoop.it
Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) is great example of innovation – empowered by ICT, technology and people – that is reducing carbon emission and making city life better.

Via jean lievens
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The city of Amsterdam uses a certain technology in order to make life easier.

 

Today, within the whole city, there is WiFi-connection as well as fiber broadband and LTE networks.

 

At this very moment the Amsterdam Economic Board is working on ASC (Amsterdam Smart City), which is basically a partnership between businesses, government, research institutions and the citizens of Amsterdam to develop the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area into a smarter city.

 

With the use of this technology, Amsterdam tries to reduce carbon emission and make the city life much better.

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Gilles Vanderstuyft's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:02 AM

This article is about the renewing technology that the city of Amsterdam adapts in order to make life easier. Up till now everywhere you go within the city there is WiFi-connection as well as fiber broadband and LTE networks. At this very moment the Amsterdam Economic Board is working on ASC (Amsterdam Smart City), which  is basically a partnership between businesses, government, research institutions and the citizens of Amsterdam to develop the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area into a smarter city.

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U.S. Hospitals Triple Use of Electronic Health Records: Report

U.S. Hospitals Triple Use of Electronic Health Records: Report | E-Skills showcases | Scoop.it
System allows sharing of latest information on patients' test results, treatments and meds (RT @nextgen: U.S.
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Last year, U.S. Hospitals have tripled their use of Electronic Health Recors (EHR). EHR is a database with electronic information records about patients. With this ICT implementation, the company wants to treat every patient as good as possible.


The goal of this technology is to improve patient safety and reduce health care costs.

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Google Glass in Healthcare, Possibilities Galore

Google Glass in Healthcare, Possibilities Galore | E-Skills showcases | Scoop.it
Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology,Health care information technology & IT strategy news for CIOs, CMIOs & clinical informaticists. Learn about EMR EHR, ARRA HITECH, wireless technologies & meaningful use policy.
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Healthcare sector, including these hospitals, try to implment the Google Glasses. These glasses are still being tested though. In a couple of years every hospital wants to implement these glasses.


The hospitals try to gain more safety to operate a patient and offer a good training and assistance to surgeons. 

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John Lewis trials transactional tablets and debuts on Google Street View

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John Lewis has announced a range of shopping technologies it will be trialling over the Christmas period.

Via Fash Adepoju
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John Lewis is a clothing company, operating in the retail business.

 

John Lewis makes use of three ICT solutions:

- tablets to process the payments for the customer

- virtual google street view tour in the shop

- customers can charge their phones in ChargeBoxes in the shop.

 

These technologies are trialling over the Christmas period, which is a very busy period. This is a good indicator whether this technology is good or not.

 

With these ICT solutions, John Lewis wants to compete against his competitors and want to make in-store shopping a nice experience again, because the last couple of years more and more people shop online.

 
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Fash Adepoju's curator insight, December 17, 2013 8:09 AM

1. John Lewis, retailhandel van allerlei producten (departmentstore), tablet, apple of andere tabletproducent.

2. In deze winkels zullen de verkopers een tablet hebben waarmee ze de gekochte spullen kunnen afrekenen met de klant. 

3. De objectieven zijn de rijen aan de kassa verkorten en dus ook een vlottere service kunnen bieden aan de klanten.

 

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Callcredit invests in machine learning analytics to improve fraud detection

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Callcredit, the second largest credit reference bureau in the UK, has invested in machine learning analytics to improve its fraud detection offering.
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Callcredit is an organisation that collects nearly every banking transaction in the UK. The sector in which they operate is the financial and the banking sector.

Featurespace offers advanced learning behaviour that the company could not generate itself and has failed to find in other companies.

 

By using analytics, Callcredit wants to gain improved security and the improvement of customer satisfaction.

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Apple's $10.5B on Robots to Lasers Shores Up Supply Chain - Bloomberg

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Apple's $10.5B on Robots to Lasers Shores Up Supply Chain Bloomberg Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook, who helped create Apple's vast supply chain before succeeding Steve Jobs as CEO in 2011, is pumping money back into the business as sales growth...

Via Cathy Roberson
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Technology giant Apple announced to be investing $10.5 billion on robots and other unique machinery in order to automize design processes and improve the supply chain.  

 

An important factor is that Apple wants to add more production in the U.S.

 

The main goal is to get a jump on competitors like Samsung and lay the groundwork for new products.

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TCS expands UK public sector footprint with Scottish deal

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Scottish citizens will have a single point of access to digital local government services via a system supplier by Indian IT services firm, TCS.

Via Thomas Faltin
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This article is about the Scottish local authorities, which are active in the public sector.

 

The open source technology they used is the ‘Citizen Account Service’ from the company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

This solution gives the Scottish citizens the ability to access a couple of digital public services with one user profile.

 

This organisation wants to reduce the costs and make their services more accessible to users with this new open source technology.

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Jawbone UP Fitness Bracelet Now Works With Android

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Until now the Jawbone UP fitness bracelet has been limited to iPhone users. That just changed with the introduction of UP Android app.

Via Sam Nada
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Google Android used its technology in the Jawbone Up bracelet.


Jawbone UP is a fitness bracelet that measures the steps you take throughout a day, as well as your sleep patterns by using an app. The app also lets users manually input their meals.


The goal of this technology is that people can check if they eat enough/healthy, have enough sleep, work out on a regular base,...


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Wikipedia's 'Nearby' Feature Pulls Up Articles Related to Your Location

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Wikipedia has launched a new feature called "Nearby" that recommends articles based on a user's location
The Nearby page page aims to help readers learn more about their current surroundings.

Via RJ Marmol
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Wikipedia, world's biggest online information engine, recently launched "Nearby", a program using technology to find out the location of the user and learn more about his or her surroundings.


Based on your location, Wikipedia could eventually recommend an article to you. Currently, the page is designed to pull up articles that lack images, and invites users to"illustrate" articles, which they can do via their mobile device.


The Nearby technology aims to attract new editors who can update information or add photos to articles.

 


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Aerospace company turns to cloud in $4m HR IT project

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Aircraft parts manufacturer B/E Aerospace is investing over $4 million in cloud-based HR technology, as it gears up its efforts recruit more highly skilled engineers.

Via Delphine Standaert
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This article is about the Aerospace manufacturer B/E Aerospace, which manufactures parts for all types of Boeing.

 

B/E Aerospace uses a cloud-based HR technology, provided by the company SuccessFactors. This HR technology offers the managers a complete view of their employees. They can even complete transactions with this ICT solution, such as approving a promotion. This technology can be used on their computers, as well as their Iphones and iPads. The purpose of this solution, is to speed up jobs, such as internal HR processes.

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Delphine Standaert's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:40 AM

1) Company name: B/E Aerospace

Economic activity segmentation: Aircrafts manufactury

ICT solution name & vendor: Cloud-based HR technology, Successfactors

 

2) Use of ICT in this case?

 

They use a cloud-based HR technology, named Successfactors. This solution is designed to meet a need in enterprises. And in this case their need is HR. Successfactors provides them a cloud-based human capital managament (HCM) software solution using the SaaS model.

 

3) What are the business objectives achieved by implementing this solution?

 

B/E Aerospace's objective they wanted to achieve was to help it recruit and manage a workforce of more than 10,000 people in the right position.

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University cuts software installation time from days to hours

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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...

Via Thomas Faltin
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The University of Dundee is an insttution, active in the education sector.

 

They implemented privilege management software, from Avecto. This software makes it possible for academics to install software on the school-computers themselves. There is a list of programs they are allowed to download. Programs that are not in the list, need permission first.

 

By implementing this software, the University wants to reduce costs, reduce the number of complaints and save time for both the students and the school itself.

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De Watergroep Firmly Commits to the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technology and ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)

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De Watergroep Firmly Commits to the Microsoft Dynamics AX Technology and ...
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De Watergroep is a company that opertates in the water supply sector.

 

De Watergroep has implemented Microsoft Dynamics AX and UMAX.

This isan ERP system that integrates all the different departments in one technical standard, on one platform. Iternis offers this technology to the company.

 

Some of the main goals of De Watergroep are to achieve increasing efficiency, reduce their costs, offer a better service, accelerate the customer processes,...

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Swiss train drivers equipped with iPads to save millions in energy costs - TechTarget

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Swiss train drivers equipped with iPads to save millions in energy costs TechTarget Switzerland's rail network is equipping train drivers with iPads that will advise them on the optimum speed to travel, in an innovative project that aims to save...

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This article is about the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB). This is an institution that provides public transport in Switzerland.

 

The SBB provides iPads to their train drivers. The technology on the iPad indicates the best speed to drive the trains. The purpose of this system, is to avoid that the train drivers have to stop abruptly.

 

Through this system, the SBB wants to avoid collisions and therefore improve the security of the railways. On top of that they also reduce their energy costs.

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