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Google Cloud sharpens its enterprise strategy

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Google used to rely mainly on its technical bona fides to sell its cloud, but now it's meeting customers halfway with new enterprise-friendly capabilities and support

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, March 17, 2017 6:41 AM
"By most estimates, Google Cloud remains a distant No. 3 behind AWS and Microsoft Azure."
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Biomimicry (explained with drawings & examples)

Engaging sustainability videos to learn & teach. More sustainability videos on www.sustainabilityillustrated.com & http://www.youtube.com/learnsustainability ...
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The sustainability challenge explained (through animation)

Learn about sustainability for free with short animation videos! Find all sustainability videos and join the community o
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IoT Raises New Legal Challenges For Business

IoT Raises New Legal Challenges For Business | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it

Privacy, security, and data ownership issues surrounding Internet of Things devices are creating a host of new legal questions and problems. Here's what's happening now, and what you need to know.


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Richard Platt's curator insight, February 2, 2016 5:18 PM

For example, VTech is being sued in Illinois for fraud and deceptive business practices, breach of contract, breach of good faith and fair dealing, breach of implied warranty, and negligence. Its product was allegedly vulnerable to a SQL injection attack that allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 2.8 million parents and children.

New classes of devices, including wearables and drones, are collecting information that may not have been available previously, or may not have been cost-effective to procure, particularly in a persistent way, in the past.  "Consumers are going to be providing information to products in a new way that companies have not thought of. Those companies may not have thought about privacy the same way an Internet-facing line of business in the same organization would," said Nicholas Merker, co-chair of the data security and privacy practice at law firm Ice Miller, in an interview. "If you've never captured information in your product and you want to start now, you're going to have some of the problems folks had in the Internet era when they started doing the same thing."

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An Eye-Opening Map of the Future of Global Development

An Eye-Opening Map of the Future of Global Development | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it

By 2050, the world’s population is projected to approach nine billion. With more people will come more developed land—a lot more.

Urbanization, agriculture, energy, and mining put 20 percent of the world’s remaining forests, grasslands, and other natural ecosystems at risk of conversion by 2050.

With that kind of expansion, there are sure to be harms—namely clean water, clean air, and biodiversity. 

To mitigate some of those risks, scientists and geographers at the Nature Conservancy have taken a crucial step by mapping the potential impact that human growth will have on natural lands.

It’s the most comprehensive look to date at how major forms of development will take over fragile ecosystems, if left unchecked...


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We need a clean economy

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State of the World 2015 - Hidden Threats for Sustainability

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In State of the World 2015, the flagship publication of the Worldwatch Institute, experts explore hidden threats to sustainability and how to address them. Eight key issues are addressed in depth, along with the central question of how we can develop resilience to these and other shocks. With the latest edition of State of the World, the authorities at Worldwatch bring to light challenges we can no longer afford to ignore.

 

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Anatomy of a Smart City

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The 19th century was a century of empires, 20th century was a century of nation states and the 21st century will be a century of cities...

 

This outstanding infographic (courtesy of postscapes.com) begins with some information about our current state of urbanization.

 

Did you know that 1.3 million people are moving to cities each week?! It then explains the need for smart cities and delves into what is required to establish these intelligent connected environments, how the smart city may take various forms in the developing worlds and what specific technologies are necessary to achieve such grand goals in practice.


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Eli Levine's curator insight, December 18, 2014 10:45 AM

There is an evolution taking place where politics, policy, technology, the environment, and the economy all intersect. This movement towards technical, empirically driven local policy making could be our saving grace.This could be the future of government.

Paul Aneja - eTrends's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:51 PM

What do you think makes a smarter city?

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How Social Media is Shifting From Marketing to Targeted Digital Advertising

How Social Media is Shifting From Marketing to Targeted Digital Advertising | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
The trends have been pointing in this direction for a while, but now many social media companies are making it official. The "pay to play" model is in full

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Digital Dilemma: Is the Internet Killing (or Saving) the Planet?

With resource-saving notions like “the paperless office” and “telecommuting,” the digital age holds great environmental promise. But have digital technologies really helped to improve global sustainability? In the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability, Richard Worthington, professor of politics at Pomona College, posits that a dose of healthy skepticism regarding emerging digital systems may safeguard our environment and our democracy (bit.ly/SoW2014).

 

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'Low Rise Waves': Science Hills Komatsu by Mari Ito

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On the former site of the Komatsu construction and mining equipment factory in Komatsu city, Ishikawa, Japan, Mari Ito / UAO has created the Science Hills science museum and communication center, a complex of four “low-rise waves”.

“The complex itself is constructed of four low-rise waves blending into the surrounding relatively low-rise buildings, and also into the backdrop of faraway grand peaks.” say the architects. “The Science Museum is located under the waves and consists of a 3D dome theater, a science experience learning center, a local industrial promotion center, and an incubation center.”


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What is a Climate and Energy Indicator? | Infographic

What is a Climate and Energy Indicator? | Infographic | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it

This infographic is from the 2014 Environmental Performance Index. The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues in two broad policy areas: protection of human health from environmental harm and protection of ecosystems. Within these two policy objectives the EPI scores country performance in nine issue areas comprised of 20 indicators. Indicators in the EPI measure how close countries are to meeting internationally established targets or, in the absence of agreed-upon targets, how they compare to the range of observed countries.


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Solar Could Be The World's Most Important Energy Source By 2050

Solar Could Be The World's Most Important Energy Source By 2050 | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
Experts believe that a solar boom is both feasible and necessary in order to reign in warming to safe levels.

Earlier this year, the International Energy Agency published an alarming report predicting catastrophic global warming. Based on current trends, it said, we're set for a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase this century--a level scientists agree would make life untenable for much of the planet. International agreements have set a target of just 2 degrees C, because that's what scientists say would be a relatively safe outcome.

The IEA did offer positive news, though. It said that an aggressive move to energy efficiency and renewables could keep the world's temperature under 2 degrees, and that such a move need not cost much. In fact, $44 trillion in investment by 2050 would net $115 trillion in fuel savings, such is the wonder of energy efficiency and potential for energy storage...


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Jim Gramata's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:45 AM

I just contracted to put one on my home. Consider solar installations in you next rehab or development project for long term solutions. With federal, state and now local grants the ROI may be right for a solar system installation. 

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Eco-Economy Indicators | EPI

Eco-Economy Indicators | EPI | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it

Eco-Economy Indicators are twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building a sustainable economy. 


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5 Google+ Features You Probably Aren’t Taking Advantage Of

5 Google+ Features You Probably Aren’t Taking Advantage Of | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
A simple list of Google+ features to help improve your user experience, how you post your content, look at performance, and audit your brand page
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Andrew Taylor's curator insight, February 17, 2014 11:31 AM

Really great information.

Randy Bauer's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:19 PM

Dive deep into Google Plus and you will probably discover more. The Ripple view is a great way to measure your social shares throughout google plus. Have Fun.

YOBSN Money's curator insight, April 30, 2014 1:11 PM

Great platform and growing all the time. These tips should be well worth the read.

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An Eye-Opening Map of the Future of Global Development

An Eye-Opening Map of the Future of Global Development | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it

By 2050, the world’s population is projected to approach nine billion. With more people will come more developed land—a lot more.

Urbanization, agriculture, energy, and mining put 20 percent of the world’s remaining forests, grasslands, and other natural ecosystems at risk of conversion by 2050.

With that kind of expansion, there are sure to be harms—namely clean water, clean air, and biodiversity. 

To mitigate some of those risks, scientists and geographers at the Nature Conservancy have taken a crucial step by mapping the potential impact that human growth will have on natural lands.

It’s the most comprehensive look to date at how major forms of development will take over fragile ecosystems, if left unchecked...


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We need a clean economy

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Sustainable Human Launches New Gift-Based Economic System

Find out how you can participate in creating a new economic system that helps humanity to live in harmony with each other and the planet: ...
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Materials used to make a car infographic

Materials used to make a car infographic | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
Here we look at some of the raw materials used to produce car parts and where in the world these resources can be found.
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Can a City Be Sustainable? State of the World (2016) | Worldwatch Institute

Can a City Be Sustainable? State of the World (2016) | Worldwatch Institute | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
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15 Mind-Blowing Statistics Reveal What Happens on the Internet in a Minute [Infographic]

15 Mind-Blowing Statistics Reveal What Happens on the Internet in a Minute [Infographic] | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed trying to keep up with the data tsunami? You aren't alone.

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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, October 29, 2015 2:21 PM

Qué pasa en Internet en un minuto. Infografía

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The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014 - blogs.hbr.org (blog)

The 10 Most Important Sustainable Business Stories from 2014 - blogs.hbr.org (blog) | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
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The Biggest Thing in Cloud Computing Has a New Competitor

The Biggest Thing in Cloud Computing Has a New Competitor | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
Docker is the hottest new idea in the world of cloud computing, a technology embraced by Silicon Valley’s elite engineers and backed the industry’s biggest names, including Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. Based on technologies that have long powered Google’s own online empire, it promises to overhaul software development across the net, providing a simpler and…

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The trouble, he says, is that the software that runs Docker containers—known as the Docker Engine or Docker runtime—has evolved into something that’s far more complex than it was in the past.

nubit's curator insight, December 5, 2014 5:59 AM

¿Un nuevo competidor en la nube?

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Home - 2U

Home - 2U | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
2U, Inc., is an education technology company that partners with top colleges and universities around the world to bring their degree programs and credit-bearing courses online.
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Energy Democracy: Bringing Power to the People | Worldwatch Institute

Energy Democracy: Bringing Power to the People | Worldwatch Institute | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
PRESS RELEASE | Contact GAELLE GOURMELON | For release: Wednesday, Octob
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Washington, D.C.—With the threat of climate change and the likely breach of planetary resource limits, human civilization faces an energy emergency of global proportions. In the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability, Sean Sweeney, co-director of the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University, exposes the abuses of the “extreme energy” agenda and suggests that emerging renewable energy technologies could lead to a more sustainable society (www.worldwatch.org/bookstore/publication/state-world-2014-governing-sustainability).

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Department of Energy: 2014 Is the 'Year of Concentrating Solar Power'

Department of Energy: 2014 Is the 'Year of Concentrating Solar Power' | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
Concentrating solar power is poised on the cusp of a major advance as the goal of integrating grid-scale thermal energy storage appears within reach.

Already able to produce utility-scale amounts of renewable electricity cost-effectively, scientists and engineers have been focusing on developing new, more efficient and cheaper thermal energy storage systems and integrating them into CSP plants. That goal now appears within reach...


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Organic Social Media's curator insight, May 30, 2014 11:20 AM

Concentrating solar power is poised on the cusp of a major advance as the goal of integrating grid-scale thermal energy storage appears within reach.

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Getting Global: The Hidden Power of Local Leadership | Worldwatch Institute

Getting Global: The Hidden Power of Local Leadership | Worldwatch Institute | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it
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Unleashing local potential. Innovative local sustainability actors have demonstrated that action is possible, even when progress is slow at the national level. Leading local governments are guiding and inspiring other cities and regions to engage in sustainability projects. However, bringing these innovations into the mainstream will require national laws and incentives.

“The strategy of global targets and global implementation hardly means ignoring the national level. On the contrary, it means mobilizing the energy and creativity of countless subnational entities with their own governance systems,” says Zimmerman.

Often, local activities are underfunded and, even as many local governments invest in voluntary action, sustainability goals could be reached more quickly and efficiently through national standards and adjustments to economic conditions, such as energy prices.

Cumulative local actions can lead to global change. The challenge remains to reframe the global governance system to encourage and unleash the potential of cities and regions in order to reach our universal environmental and social goals.

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How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic]

How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic] | WWI-Worldwatch Institute | Scoop.it

The world wide web has become significantly more worldwide over the past two decades. By 2010, more than 2 billion people--or about one-third of the global population--had access to the internet, up from something like .05 percent in 1990, and less than 10 percent of users worldwide now reside in the U.S.
As seen in this visualization two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Further information explaining these trends comes from Google's public data tool. Take a look at the additional charts at the link--the first shows the relative proportion of internet users by country, and the second shows each country's total number of users.


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Two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

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Internet Evolution in different countries...

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