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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 | ICT | Scoop.it
Spense is an iPad-toting "Beverage Ambassador" at the Rio casino. LAS VEGAS -- The Rio casino is using iPads to do what casinos do: get visitors drunk and
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Company name: The Rio Casino

 

Activity segment: Service

 

ICT solution name: Taking orders with an iPad

 

Summary:

The Rio Casino has found a new solution to get visitors drunk so they will lose money while gambling. The Casino has employed a few Beverage Ambassadors that walk around in the Casino to take drink orders with an iPad. This system has proven that it is much quicker and more efficient than the traditional serving.

 

Business objectives:

* Customer satisfaction: the customers don’t have to wait long until they get their drinks. It is much faster

 

* Customer satisfaction: the ambassadors have more time to talk to the customers and  get to know them

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SmartWallit keeps track of your wallet and phone

SmartWallit keeps track of your wallet and phone | ICT | 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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Company name: SmartWallit

 

Activity segment: Technology

 

ICT solution name: Wireless bridge by the SmartWallit

 

Summary:

The SmartWallit is an accessory that makes a wireless connection between your wallet and your phone through Bluetooth 4.0 hardware. When you have installed the application, your smartphone and wallet will be connected to each other.  If you forget your wallet, your phone will beep as a reminder. Leave your phone behind, and your wallet will beep. You have to activate your wallet with a small accessory that slides into it.

 

Business objectives:

* Advantage: you know when you forget something, and your wallet and smartphone are two important things you can’t forget

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2013: Year of the Smartwatch (Apple, Google, Samsung)

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Company Name: Apple, Google, LG and Samsung

 

Activity segment: technology

 

ICT solution name: Smartwatch, item of the year

 

Summary:

The Smartwatch will become the item of the year 2013. You can do a lot of things with this watch, not only checking the time. You can link this Smartwatch with your iPhone and then it is possible to see on your Smartwatch when you receive a text message or a call. Apple, Samsung, Google and LG have already created their own Smartwatch but the Smartwatch of Google is the cheapest.

 

Business objectives:

* Advantage: on the Smartwatch you can see if you have an incoming phone call.

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Apple in Education - Burlington High School (2013)

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Company name: Burlington High school

 

Activity segment: Education

 

ICT solution name: The iPad as an education form

 

Summary:

Nowadays the biggest part of the students have an iPad. Every student in Burlington High School needs to have an iPad for the use in every course. They will see drawings of bacteria, read music notes and take notes in every course with the iPad. The school has chosen this type of education because it has a lot of advantages (easier to access, cost reduction,…)

 

Business objectives:

* Advantages for the parents of the students: they do not have to buy books for the students every year.

 

* Advantages for the students: easier for them to access everyone, to exchange documents and their pupils have to carry less.

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The green 3D printing materials we’ve been waiting for

The green 3D printing materials we’ve been waiting for | ICT | Scoop.it
Although the technology has quickly become quite sophisticated, the materials used in 3D printers have been slow to catch up... Until now.
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Company Name: Emerging Objects

 

Activity Segment: Technology

 

ICT solution name: The hype of the world

 

Summary:

Founders Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello are working on a new 3D printing system to make sure the trend of plastic junk is moved away. Now they want to develop a new technology of 3D printing with sustainable materials like wood, salt and clay. They want to do this because there is nothing earth-friendly about plastic junk in the planet. Green companies can use this new technology to green-print parts for the production of their products.

 

Business objectives:

* Eco-friendly: they won’t use plastic anymore, but instead they will use clay, salt and wood

 

* Advantage for green companies who need to print necessary parts for the production of their products

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Samsung announces 5G data breakthrough

Samsung announces 5G data breakthrough | ICT | Scoop.it
SAMSUNG Electronics says it has successfully tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that will eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.
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Name Company: Samsung

 

Activity Segment: Mobile network

 

ICT solution name: Newest 5G will be faster than ever

 

Summary:

Samsung is developing a new and faster mobile network. This will be the 5G data transfer. With 5G it will allow people to download movies and music through the mobile network in only seconds. However, the development of the technology won’t be ready to use until 2020. This new mobile network will have huge potential for businesses, because they would be able to transfer data at incredible rates.

 

Business objectives:

* Customer satisfaction: it will be easier and faster to download things.

 

* Business satisfaction: businesses will be able to transfer details or business information at incredible rates

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US railway integrates applications in drive to use train network more efficiently

US railway integrates applications in drive to use train network more efficiently | ICT | Scoop.it
US rail transport company Norfolk Southern Railway has begun an ambitious project to integrate 400 software applications it uses to control and monitor its rolling stock, trains and freight containers.
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Name Company: Norfolk Southern Railway

 

Activity segment: transport

 

ICT solution name: Application to control railway network

 

Summary:

Norfolk Southern Railway is a US transport company who has begun a project. They are using more than 400 applications to have control and to monitor their rolling stock and railway network.

The productivity is higher, the IT implementation is a lot easier, and the most important thing: it is 50% cheaper. Next to the improvement for the railway, they also want to improve the customer satisfaction.

 

Business objectives:

* Different advantages: productivity is larger and it is 50% cheaper

 

* It is easier to control and manage the railway network through these applications

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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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Company Name: Amazon

 

Activity segment: Technology

 

ICT solution name: the drones of Amazon

 

Summary:

Amazon Prime Air is a new innovation by the American e-commerce giant, Amazon. With a little unpiloted air vehicle it will be possible to deliver requested goods at home in no time. This would be an advantage for Amazon because then they will cut back on costs of transportation.

 

Business objectives:

* Customer satisfaction: get their products faster

 

* Advantage for Amazon: they will cut back on costs

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Apple and Samsung back in court in the US

Apple and Samsung back in court in the US | ICT | Scoop.it
Apple and Samsung are back in court to settle the final amount the South Korean firm must pay in damages for infringing patents
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Banks must engage effectively with customers via Twitter

Banks must engage effectively with customers via Twitter | ICT | Scoop.it
Retail banks must take advantage of social media to engage with customers, said digital banking experts.
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Banks' perception of cyber risks increases after several attacks

Banks' perception of cyber risks increases after several attacks | ICT | Scoop.it
A quarter of UK banks see operational risk as one of the main threats to UK financial stability and over half of these banks said that cyber attacks are a threat.
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Passengers navigate Gatwick airport using Google Street View

Passengers navigate Gatwick airport using Google Street View | ICT | Scoop.it
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Company name: Gatwick airport

 

Activity segment: transport and travel

 

ICT solution name: Airport street view with Google

 

Summary:

Gatwick airport is using the benefits of Google Street view. Now it is possible to navigate departure halls and find your gate easily and rapidly. All the passengers can plan their journey on a PC at home, or they can use their smartphone in the airport to find their departure gate. It is also possible for the passengers to locate shops they want to visit on Google Street View.

 

Business objectives:

* Increase in sales: Passengers will buy more in the shops because now they can find the shop that they want more quickly. They will feel comfortable and they don’t have to search for the right shop.

 

* More customer satisfaction: the customers will feel more relaxed because they don’t have to search their gate, and they don’t have to hurry because they don’t know where to go to. Especially for people who don’t fly frequently.

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Respect Thuiszorg gaat volledig over op iPad

Respect Thuiszorg gaat volledig over op iPad | ICT | Scoop.it
Respect Zorggroep Scheveningen gaat vandaag, na een proefperiode van enkele weken, volledig over op het gebruik van iPads door alle ambulante zorgverleners in hun thuiszorgtak.
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Company name: Respect Zorggroep Scheveningen

 

Activity segment: non-profit sector/healthcare sector

 

ICT solution name: Health in an application

 

Summary:

This article is about a Dutch company who has implemented iPads to use in the healthcare sector.

They are not only using iPads, but they are using Careware for IOS. The company uses an application of Helpline that makes it possible to plan, register and view the files of their patients easily. It is much easier to read from the iPad instead of reading the information of paper sheets. But not only the reading, also the planning of new appointments goes a lot faster.

 

Business objectives:

* The company wants to make their work faster and easier

 

* This application will cut costs for the company, because a lot of things go automatically with the application

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New Kevo lock uses your iPhone for keyless entry

New Kevo lock uses your iPhone for keyless entry | ICT | Scoop.it
Kwikset has made a new lock it's calling Kevo that makes use of your iPhone to lose your keys for good. The idea on this one seems great, and
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Company name: Kwikset

 

Activity segment: Technology

 

ICT solution name: The new Kwikset lock

 

Summary:

The Company Kwikset has invented a new lock. This is a special lock because you can link it with you iPhone, and this will make it possible to choose the key-based standard or wireless mechanism. When you don’t find your key, for example when it’s dark, you can use your smartphone and it will open the door for you.

 

Business objectives:

* It is very handy when you don’t find your key

 

* You do not have to be scared to get locked outside.

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Planning movie night goes mobile | ictnews - business portal for top professionals

Planning movie night goes mobile | ictnews - business portal for top professionals | ICT | Scoop.it
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Company name: Kinepolis

 

Activity segment: Digital sector

 

ICT solution name:  The vContainer from Belgacom

 

Summary:

The vContainer is a new application that is made for Kinepolis. It allows Kinepolis to access its own vitual datacenter through Belgacom. The advantage of this application for Kinepolis is that it is very flexible to have control. With this application it is possible for the visitors to buy their ticket with their smartphones and tablets.

 

Business objectives:

* Customer satisfaction: the customers won’t have to wait in a line to get their ticket. It will be a comfort to do it with their smartphone.

 

* Advantage for Kinepolis is that they will save staff. There will be fewer need of staff members to concentrate on the ticket selling.

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Tesco petrol station Amscreens to start scanning faces for advertisers

Tesco petrol station Amscreens to start scanning faces for advertisers | ICT | Scoop.it
TV SCREENS in Tesco petrol stations that try to sell you sat navs, maps and advertising space will soon start scanning your face.

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Company name: Tesco

 

Activity segment:  Petrol sector

 

ICT solution name: The OptimEyes screens for advertisters 

 

Summary:

The OptimEyes screen is a new technology that is developed to know how many people of what gender and age group are looking at advertising at a given time of the day. It is a technology that is designed to give the advertiser this real-time information.

 

 Business objectives:

* Advantage for the advertisers: they know if their advertisement pays attention to the population, and they know which marketing strategy they will need to use.

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LG's 5-inch unbreakable displays to debut later this year

LG's 5-inch unbreakable displays to debut later this year | ICT | Scoop.it
Flexible displays are set to become the next big thing in mobile technology. LG previously confirmed that it will release a smartphone with a flexible display later this year, while unbreakable han...
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Name Company: LG

 

Activity Segment: Phone market

 

ICT solution name: unbreakable and bendable innovation

 

Summary:

Breaking screens is one of the biggest problems and threats to phones. That’s why LG has invented a new mobile phone with an unbreakable display. This invention has the potential to start a new revolution for the PC, tablet and phone market. The newest phone will not only have an unbreakable screen but also a screen that will be bendable. This will be an advantage and has big potential for various applications. It will be interesting to see how businesses will respond to this feature and how they will implement it to improve their business.

 

Business objectives:

* An advantage for the customers: they won’t have any issues with a broken screen

 

*An advantage for application developers: the screen will be bendable, so it will have a lot of potential for new applications

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Passaic City School Narrows the Digital Divide in Education

Passaic City Public Schools deployed Samsung's Chromebooks to all district students across grades 7 though 12 in a 1:1 computing program aimed at provide equ...
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Company name: Passaic City School

 

Activity segment: public sector, education

 

ICT solution name: Online education through crownbooks of Samsung.

 

Summary:

Passaic city public schools in New Jersey, have invested in digital education through crownbooks from Samsung. These crownbooks create a one-to-one platform between teachers and students. It is a local solution for all these schools and it gives the students a global view. The lessons are given by these crownbooks and the students have access to the internet all the time.

 

Business objectives:

* Improvement of the attention in the classroom. The students love the digital way of learning, and they have their own responsibility. It gives them also a global view, and because of the crownbooks the number of students increases every year.

 

* It is a local solution and also low cost. With the crownbooks it is easy  to work together, so it is also a management solution.

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App helps Lowe's shoppers find products without asking

App helps Lowe's shoppers find products without asking | ICT | Scoop.it
Lowe's Companies has upgraded its main shopping app to help customers find products once they are inside a store.
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4G connections to hit one billion by 2017

4G connections to hit one billion by 2017 | ICT | Scoop.it
Research from the GSMA predicts one in eight mobile connections will be 4G within the next four years
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UK set to announce plans to tackle extremism online

UK set to announce plans to tackle extremism online | ICT | Scoop.it
The government plans to order broadband providers to block extremist websites identified by a specialist unit set
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The pros and cons of putting Wi-Fi into high street stores

The pros and cons of putting Wi-Fi into high street stores | ICT | Scoop.it
As the high street fights the tide of online shopping, retailers have adopted the ‘digital store’ model – but there are drawbacks for some, says Caroline Baldwin.
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