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Apple’s $10.5B on Robots to Lasers Shores Up Supply Chain

Apple’s $10.5B on Robots to Lasers Shores Up Supply Chain | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. is putting a record $10.5 billion to work in new technology -- from assembly robots to milling machines -- that consumers will never see.
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Apple announced to be investing 10,5 billion USD on robots and other specialized equipment in order to automize design processes and improve the supply chain. 

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Extreme automation: FedEx Ground hubs speed deliveries

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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.
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In this article it is explained how FedEx tends to use only machinery between the very first stadium (the goods coming in) and the very last stadium (the goods being ready to ship off). For instance, the ZIP codes are scanned on the parcels with use of intelligent scans.

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Ict "cloud" Forecast: How Will Middle Enterprises Be Affected By ... - Al-Bawaba

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Ict "cloud" Forecast: How Will Middle Enterprises Be Affected By ...
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At the EMC forum, an annual meeting where ICT leaders from across the globe gather themselves, ITS (International Turnkey Systems), an IT provider, stated that the Middle-East enterprises, which do not use integrated systems such as cloud computing, are a disadvantage globally.

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Amazon Prime Air

We're excited to share Prime Air - something the team has been working on in our next generation R&D lab. The goal of this new delivery system is to get pack...
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Amazon, an American e-commerce giant, introduced the world to a new innovating way of delivering the requested goods at home in no time. It is called Amazon Prime Air. With the use of drones, which are unpiloted little air vehicles, Amazon wishes to gain customer satisfaction. Also Amazon will get itself a cutback on transportation costs such as bordertaxes and gazoline.

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09_Safaricom

09_Safaricom | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
For bridging a health care gap with telecom.
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Kenya's telecom giant, Safaricom, has introduced a bridge between doctor and patient with the Daktari 1525-service, a one-on-one connection with doctors for a rather small fee.

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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.

Via Sam Nada
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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 searching for an article so that the article can be linked to the user's current location and Wikipedia could eventually recommend an article based on the location.

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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 ...

Via Dailin Shaido, Scarlett Allen
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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.

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IBM Unleashes Watson to Developers as Cloud Platform - Sci-Tech Today

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IBM Unleashes Watson to Developers as Cloud Platform
Sci-Tech Today
Should Watson-powered apps improve decision making across industries, there will be less business risks of delivering wrong answers leading to bad decisions.

Via Thomas Faltin
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This article is about a new supercomputer, called Watson, that is implemented in one of world's biggest IT-companies, IBM. Watson is known for its great cognitive capacity, which means that the supercomputer can translate human language in order to uncover answers leading to the best possible business model.
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Zoho adds enterprise features to its CRM software, eyes Salesforce.com

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Zoho has added a series of features to its CRM (customer relationship management) software in a bid to appeal to larger companies as well as lure away customers from the likes of Salesforce.com.
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Zoho, an IT company (well known for its online office suite), has upgraded its CRM software to appeal to larger companies and to lure away customers from its rival "Salesforce.com". The article shows us that currently Zoho lures away about 30 customers a day from its rival. Also, Zoho has improved its technology by integrating customer Facebook-, LinkedIn- and Twitterprofiles to the Zoho CRM interface.

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Huawei Helps APT Construct Cloud Data Centers, Integrating Cloud Computing ... - EIN News (press release)

Huawei Helps APT Construct Cloud Data Centers, Integrating Cloud Computing ...
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Huawei, a world-leading ICT solutions provider, partnered up with APT, Satelite Holdings Ltd., in order to host the symposium themed, "Making Business Simple Data Centers Stable - Opportunities and Challenges for the Cloud Era" at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong. It served both companies an advantage to share their experience in successfully constructing cloud computing data centers with more than 150 customers and guests from the Asia Pacific region.

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SMEs need to embrace technology to boost growth - EurActiv

SMEs need to embrace technology to boost growth - EurActiv | E-skills showcases | Scoop.it
SMEs need to embrace technology to boost growth
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As we celebrate European SME Week we have an opportunity to showcase their impact on growth and job creation but also to address the critical factors which may improve their performance.
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Enterprises in Europe are for 99% SME's (small and medium-sized enterprises), which means that the economy lays on theirs shoulders. Therefore SME's must be innovating in technology as innovation and growth are eachothers consequences. Per Werngren, CEO of Idenet AB, a Swedish cloud computing company, states that the economy in Europe is growing because of that reason.

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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
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Last year, U.S. Hospitals have tripled their use of EHR (Electronic Health Recors), which is a database that collects all kinds of information in order to treat every patient as good as possible.

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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.
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Android, a worldwide large operating system, recently applied its technology in a way so that they could also integrate the Jawbone UP fitness bracelet. A bracelet that tracks your efforts during walking, jogging or fitnessing on a wireless basis. 

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UC San Francisco hospital integrating robotic pharmacy

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The University of California at San Francisco Medical Center is now starting to use robots, not humans, to dispense medication from its hospital pharmacy.
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In order to minimize human failures in delivering medication to the patients (e.g. wrong medication delivered), the University of California Medical Center started to use so-called RIVA-robots.

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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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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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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.