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Allied Wallet Africa Integrates with 3dcart to Support Global E-Commerce

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 13 agosto 2019

Allied Wallet Africa, a global FinTech company offering various payment solutions in 196 countries, recently announced an integration with 3dcart to provide a more comprehensive solution for merchants.3dcart’s software enables users to build, adjust, and maintain an online store without any programming or HTML knowledge. 3dcart can be used in conjunction with Allied Wallet Africa to streamline business online and shares their mission to simplify online retail for their customers.Allied Wallet Africa has taken note of the technical aspects involved with acquiring a payment solution and has taken steps to simplify the process. The service provider offers free integration upon the request of any prospective, online merchant for no additional charge; and amongst their varying initiatives, Allied Wallet Africa offers this free integration as another means to assist their merchants.“We want our merchants to be successful. We want them to be profitable and we’ll do what we can to perpetuate their success,” said Andy Khawaja, CEO of Allied Wallet Africa, “This partnership with 3dcart will simplify the process of starting an online business and we couldn’t be more excited for the things that are to come.” Allied Wallet Africa and 3dcart’s solutions collectively boast decades of experience; and in many areas, they have exerted overlapping focus.The integration of Allied Wallet Africa’s merchant services solutions with the 3dcart software will provide a smooth and seamless process and benefit business owners around the world.

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ScentAir Launches New eCommerce Site for Home Use

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 20 luglio 2019

ScentAir, the global leader in scent marketing, announced today the launch of their first home fragrance line and eCommerce website, ScentAirHome.com. Consumers can now bring home the power of ScentAir’s commercial-grade fragrance technology via the ScentAir® Essence, the first consumer home fragrance diffuser in ScentAir’s continually growing line of scent systems.For 20 years, ScentAir has developed innovative technology to effectively scent commercial spaces. Businesses around the world have incorporated ScentAir’s technology to connect with customers. Casinos, resorts, medical offices, fitness spaces and more have added scent marketing systems to their business strategies. But the powerful technology used in commercial spaces wasn’t always a natural fit for home use.ScentAir aims to take the hassle out of home fragrance management. Their new eCommerce website will allow customers to have their favorite scents shipped to them directly.
The selection of 20 current home fragrances was curated from ScentAir’s library of over 700 active fragrances. Scents are divided among four home fragrance categories: Essential Scents, Fresh Home, Luxury Resort and Tempting Treats. Each category features a line of fragrance experiences that enables consumers to explore the world through scent. Lines include scents that range from clean and refreshing to musky and romantic. Or indulge in a delicious scent, like Spiced Pumpkin Latte.

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PartsSource Launches New E-Commerce Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 giugno 2019

The new PartsSource e-commerce platform, unveiled today at the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation® (AAMI) Exchange, offers a newly designed site experience with powerful Artificial Intelligence-driven site search, a streamlined and more efficient ordering process, and evidence-based quality for healthcare technology management (HTM) teams and clinical engineering customers. Combining AI and machine learning with PartsSource’s proprietary and patented PRECISION™ supply chain procurement, the new e-commerce platform delivers evidence-based decision support, workflow automation and order management across 4 million medical products and purchased services, which support mission-critical healthcare operations to reduce cost, and improve quality and speed of care.The new PartsSource platform enriches the user experience, making common procurement tasks and the overall ordering process even more efficient and seamless, in addition to all of the features and quality-driven search results that customers expect from PartsSource.
The PartsSource proprietary technology platform eliminates friction from the healthcare supply chain by delivering evidence-based decision support and workflow automation. Through integrated workflows and standardized processes, PartsSource empowers healthcare technology management teams to make data-driven decisions, manage long-tail spend, increase equipment uptime and track the quality of clinical assets. To learn more about the value of proactively managing the lifecycle of your clinical assets, visit PartsSource.com.

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Forbes Names Commerce Bank One of the Best Midsize Employers in America for the Third Consecutive Year

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 aprile 2019

Forbes recently published their 2019 America’s Best Midsize Employers List, ranking Commerce Bank in the top one-third among a selection of 500 employers across the country. This marks the third consecutive year Commerce has been named to the list. The list was developed based on comprehensive survey findings compiled by research firm Statista.
Commerce took the 13th highest ranking among the other banking and financial services companies on the list and ranked seventh among employers headquartered in Missouri. In speaking to this recognition, John Kemper, president and chief executive officer, said, “The key to Commerce’s long-term success is the culture our team creates every day. Being honored with this award for a third consecutive year is a testament to the strong culture we have at Commerce. Our team of associates come to work every day to help our customers focus on what matters most to them. Above all, we are proud of our team members who continually make Commerce a great place to work.” Commerce believes team members who have high levels of engagement and enablement are effective in the workplace – they feel supported in doing their job, are committed to the organization and are motivated to deliver quality work. Because both are equally important, Commerce measures team member engagement and enablement every year through a confidential survey to ensure our workplace environment is meeting our team members’ expectations. Sara Foster, executive vice president, talent and corporate administration, states, “We believe our people are our greatest asset and we are thrilled to be recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s best employers for the third year in a row. Our talented, highly engaged team allows us to remain a leading employer in the financial services industry year after year.”
America’s Best Employers are chosen based on an independent survey of more than 50,000 U.S. employees working for companies with at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Employees are surveyed anonymously through several online panels, not through their employers. By doing so, employees can openly state their opinion. The evaluation was based on responses to two criteria – would employees recommend their own employers to friends and family and how do employees perceive other employers in their industry. The respondents also gave their opinions on a series of 35 statements surrounding work-related topics on working conditions, salary, potential for development and company image regarding their current employer. The complete list of America’s Best Midsize Employers can be found here: https://www.forbes.com/lists/best-midsize-employer. In the industry for more than 150 years, Commerce offers a super-community banking experience that pairs large bank products and services with local market knowledge and a high-touch customer experience. The company’s focus on local markets is supported by regional advisory boards comprised of local business professionals and community representatives who assist Commerce in responding to local banking needs. Commerce team members are also encouraged to serve an active role in their communities. Blood drives, community festivals, runs/walks and food drives are but a few of the activities in which our people are actively engaged. In addition to community efforts, team members are encouraged to participate in Junior Achievement and Money Smart Week, opportunities that focus on financial education and equipping youth with important financial acumen.

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Idealo: Fatturato 2018, overview e-commerce nel 2018 e previsioni per il 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 20 gennaio 2019

Idealo, azienda di comparazione prezzi leader in Europa fondata a Berlino nel 2000 e facente parte del gruppo editoriale Axel Springer, rivela alcuni dati d’interesse legati all’anno appena trascorso, sia relativamente ai successi aziendali che, più in generale, all’ulteriore exploit legato al mondo e-commerce e ai prodotti che maggiormente hanno appassionato i consumatori digitali italiani nel 2018.
I successi aziendali – Il portale italiano di idealo ha chiuso il 2018 con una crescita superiore al 20% in termini di fatturato, che ha quindi raggiunto come nel 2017 le sette cifre, e un margine di guadagno raddoppiato rispetto all’anno precedente. L’azienda ha, infatti, generato un indotto in Italia, solo in quest’ultimo anno, di un valore complessivo pari a quasi 30 milioni di euro, di cui il 32% a vantaggio dei piccoli e-shop italiani. Uno sviluppo ben visibile anche nella crescita del team di idealo che si è espanso del 30% rispetto all’anno precedente.
L’e-commerce nel 2018 – La maggior parte dei consumatori digitali interessati ad acquistare online nel 2018 è stata sotto i 44 anni di età (59,2%). Nel dettaglio, i più interessati a comparare le offerte online sono stati gli adulti tra i 35 e i 44 anni (27,3%), seguiti dai giovani 25-34 (22,2%) e in una posizione leggermente inferiore dalla fascia 45-54 (20,9%). Gli uomini hanno effettuato il 59,6% delle ricerche contro il 40,4% effettuato dalle donne.
Le categorie di prodotti più desiderate in assoluto nel 2018 sono state smartphone, sneakers, frigoriferi, televisori e scarpe da corsa. Per quanto riguarda i prodotti veri e propri più cercati la top five di quelli più acquistati vede al primo posto gli auricolari Apple AirPods seguiti dallo smartphone Apple iPhone X, dal multimedia player Google Chromecast 2,dallo smartwatch Samsung Gear S3 Frontier e dalle sneakers Saucony Jazz Original.
Qualche previsione per il 2019: Tra i prodotti che continueranno ad attirare l’interesse degli e-consumer italiani, idealo prevede vi saranno ancora gli smartphone (anche se l’interesse nei confronti di questi device è leggermente diminuito). Oltre ai modelli di questa categoria, continueranno a crescere anche i prodotti legati al settore dell’elettronica di consumo – come cuffie, casse/speaker e smartwatch – e quelli legati all’abbigliamento, come sneakers e scarpe da corsa o da allenamento, che sono già state oggetto di grande attenzione nel 2018.

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BigCommerce Expands Acumatica’s Commerce Offering

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 29 gennaio 2018

new yorkNew York. BigCommerce, the leading cloud-based ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, today announced its collaboration with Acumatica, the world’s leading cloud ERP company, to offer an end-to-end commerce solution, integrating merchants’ online storefronts with the back-office, increasing operational efficiency and providing a holistic view of orders, inventory, fulfillment, returns, customer support and accounting; all from one integrated dashboard. This collaboration between BigCommerce and Acumatica also combines the leading SaaS solutions for both commerce and ERP.
“Acumatica and BigCommerce are the respective SaaS leaders in ERP and ecommerce. It was a natural fit that we join forces”, said Ylan Kunstler, executive director for strategic partnerships, BigCommerce. “Our integration with Acumatica delivers on the promise of a fully cloud-based solution tailored to the needs of fast-growing brands that value less complexity, lower cost and faster time to market.”BigCommerce worked closely with Kensium, Acumatica’s preferred ecommerce solution integration partner, to develop the integration, which seamlessly syncs data between back-office systems and BigCommerce’s cloud-based ecommerce platform. The connector delivers an ideal retail solution which brings together online storefronts, marketplaces, POS and the back office, providing flexibility to accommodate the needs of single location or multi-channel sellers.In conjunction with the 2018 Acumatica Summit, BigCommerce is also launching a partner program focused on empowering the Acumatica VAR ecosystem and facilitating its ability to deliver ecommerce solutions to clients.Acumatica Summit attendees can learn more about the BigCommerce-Acumatica integration by visiting BigCommerce’s booth 227.

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Petra Oil Company President Named Hispanic Male Entrepreneur of the Year by Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 novembre 2017

Arnold-GacitaArnold Gacita, President & CEO of Petra Oil Company, a Houston-based leader in the aftermarket automobile industry, was named 2017 Hispanic Male Entrepreneur of the Year by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards gala November 18.Gacita, who emigrated to the United States from Cuba with his family when he was seven months old, was chosen for his outstanding leadership capabilities and strong commitment to community service. The founder of Petra Oil, which produces automotive maintenance products and service programs, Gacita has grown the company to its position as a trusted brand throughout the United States and in 28 countries in a record seven years’ time.
His business success is matched by his commitment to community service. For example, every year, the entire staff of Petra Oil takes a day off to give back to the community – this year for a project to feed the homeless. In addition, Gacita is a strong supporter of area schools and teachers, regularly hosting teacher appreciation days, providing meals for all the teachers and staff. He is also a mentor for Christian colleges, has sent trucks of food and supplies to help flood victims, and is currently working on a project to build an orphanage in Brazil.”I am truly honored to be the recipient of this award,” said Gacita. “The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is an extremely important resource for Houston’s Hispanic business community, and I deeply appreciate being recognized by such an outstanding organization.” “The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents the largest demographic group in the region and $60 billion in annual economic activity,” said Dr. Laura G. Murillo, President and CEO. “The Annual Awards is our opportunity to recognize and celebrate the Hispanic leaders in Houston who make this economic progress possible.” Six separate awards will be presented at the gala, which recognizes successful executives, entrepreneurs and community leaders chosen from hundreds of nominations every year. (photo: Arnold Gacita)

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India Commerce Ministry Trusts Frost & Sullivan’s Analysis to Revamp Trade

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 marzo 2017

london-centralLONDON, UK What will it take to increase and regulate India’s exports? This is what the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India is trying to establish. To answer this Frost & Sullivan was asked to conduct an in-depth analysis to support its efforts to revamp the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).In its recent consulting analysis, the global growth partnership and consulting firm suggests greater autonomy for DGFT. A body under the Ministry of Commerce, DGFT has up till now been assigned the role of facilitator instead of enforcer. All this is set to change with the recommendations of this report.In April 2015, the Narendra Modi government set the mammoth target of increasing India’s exports to USD 900 billion by 2020. Today, the global market is in flux; competition with peer countries is at an all-time high as trade policies are being changed. In this context, the move to revamp export promotion assumes great significance as India seeks to increase its share of global trade.“We have conducted an exhaustive and comprehensive analysis on the scope and nature of the functions and operational tasks undertaken by DGFT,” explains Mani James, Vice President, Public Sector Practice, Frost & Sullivan. “In light of the key underlying policy objectives and regulatory concerns, we had to ascertain the relevance of these activities in terms of their content and execution modalities.”According to Frost & Sullivan, India needs a vibrant organisation to promote its trade interests. The way forward is a mix of restructuring and reform with a dose of global best practices.Frost & Sullivan has also predicted the possible implications of bringing in the change:
1) A positive impact on India’s ‘Ease of doing business’ ranking, which is at an all-time low
2) Increased transparency, less policy paralysis
3) Professionalism within the administration, better governance, compliance and monitoring
4) Export promotion is essential in global trade and can help turn around the economy and provide more jobs (by Frost & Sullivan)

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Il Mobile Payment & Commerce alla conquista del mondo

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 marzo 2017

mercato digitaleMilano Giovedì 9 Marzo 2017, ore 9.00 – 13.00 Aula Carassa-Dadda, edificio BL.28, via Lambruschini 4, campus Bovisa. Prosegue l’espansione mondiale dei grandi attori internazionali nel lancio dei servizi di Mobile Payment. Come in una battaglia di Risiko, Apple, Google e Samsung stanno conquistando il mondo con i loro servizi di pagamento, “piantando” nuove bandierine in nuovi paesi ogni mese. Ma quando conquisteranno l’Italia? Il nostro Paese dovrà attendere ancora qualche mese, dato che al momento non sembra essere tra le priorità espansionistiche di questi attori per i servizi di Mobile Payment. Tuttavia, dietro la calma apparente nel mercato italiano, si intravedono segnali incoraggianti: finalmente gli esercenti italiani mostrano maggior interesse ad accettare i pagamenti con il cellulare e i consumatori appaiono sempre più incuriositi dalle opportunità offerte.
Nel convegno verrà fornito un quadro delle principali innovazioni emerse durante l’ultimo anno e verranno discussi i risultati della Ricerca che ha visto la partecipazione dei principali player del settore: Telco, Banche, Service & Technology Provider. L’Evento sarà l’occasione per provare a rispondere alle seguenti domande:Quali sono le maggiori novità a livello internazionale per il Mobile Payment & Commerce?
Quanto vale oggi il mercato dei pagamenti digitali, quali sono le previsioni di crescita e le tendenze in atto?
Quali sono state le mosse dei grandi attori internazionali in ambito Mobile Payment e quando arriveranno in Italia?
Come stanno evolvendo le soluzioni di pagamento Mobile person-to-person? Sono pronti gli esercenti italiani ad accettare i Mobile Payment? E i consumatori a pagare tramite telefono cellulare? Cosa pensano gli utilizzatori dei Mobile Wallet italiani dei servizi offerti? Qual è il punto di vista degli esercenti utilizzatori del Mobile POS?
Esistono le caratteristiche di un Mobile Wallet ideale? E quali sono i KPI da monitorare per ottenerlo? Quali sono le principali direttrici d’innovazione in ambito Mobile Payment & Commerce anticipate dalle startup?La partecipazione al Convegno è gratuita.

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eCommerce B2c in Italia: esame di maturità per l’offerta

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 ottobre 2016

università milano bicoccaMilano. Martedì 18 ottobre 2016, ore 09.00 – 13.45 Aula Magna dell’Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, edificio U6 Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo n°1. L’eCommerce B2c è chiamato alla prova di maturità, fra nuovi ingressi di operatori tradizionali sull’online, nascita di startup con modelli di business innovativi epotenziamento di iniziative già esistenti. Tutti fattori che stanno arricchendo ecompletando l’offerta online in Italia anche in quei settori, come il Food&Grocery, tradizionalmente poco attivi sul web. Queste evoluzioni, invocate e attese da diversi anni, da un lato hanno effetti immediati sulla crescita degli acquisti online e dall’altro lasciano presagire per il futuro un cambio di ritmo nello sviluppo dell’eCommerce. Il convegno di presentazione dei risultati della Ricerca 2016 dell’Osservatorio eCommerce B2c, promosso dalla School of Management del Politecnico di Milano e da Netcomm, si è proposto di studiare le principali caratteristiche del mercato e di delinearne con occhio critico l’evoluzione.Focus in 10 domande:
Quanto vale l’eCommerce B2c in Italia nel 2016?
Qual è la domanda eCommerce B2c dei consumatori italiani? Quanto vale l’Import?
Cosa emerge dal confronto tra l’Italia e i principali mercati internazionali?
Quali sono gli elementi per una customer experience di successo?
Come la logistica, fattore critico di servizio, contribuisce allo sviluppo dell’eCommerce B2c?
Quali sono gli strumenti di pagamento più utilizzati? E quale sarà l’impatto degli strumenti innovativi basati su nuove tecnologie o nuovi paradigmi?
Quanto vale il mobile Commerce e quali sono le sue prospettive di crescita?
Come sono utilizzati gli Smartphone e i Tablet nel processo di interazione azienda-consumatore?
Quali sono le principali direttrici di innovazione in ambito eCommerceB2c?
Qual è il ruolo delle startup nello scenario nazionale e internazionale?
Durante il convegno si terranno diverse Tavole Rotonde a cui parteciperanno alcuni dei principali operatori dell’eCommerce B2c italiano. La partecipazione al Convegno è gratuita.

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Make in India Investment Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 gennaio 2016

india-travel-insuranceMilano 18 gennaio, presso Palazzo Parigi, Investment Conference a cura del Ministero del Commercio e dell’Industria dell’India. Scopo dell’evento è di sottolineare le iniziative portate avanti dal Governo indiano sotto il brand Make in India, gli obiettivi di crescita fissati per l’industria indiana della pelle e le favolose opportunità dell’India – con garanzia di alta qualità – come luogo per conciare e produrre prodotti in pelle, nonché di agevolare il networking e creare ulteriori sinergie e collaborazioni vicendevolmente profittevoli. L’iniziativa Make in India s’inquadra nella rinnovata attenzione che il Governo indiano sta prestando al settore manifatturiero. Make in India intende invitare gli investitori sia nazionali sia stranieri a investire in India. I comparti della pelle, dei prodotti in pelle e delle calzature sono stati identificati quali settori d’intervento dell’iniziativa. La Conferenza promuoverà l’India come destinazione per il design, l’innovazione e la manifattura, illustrerà i vantaggi di un investimento in India, le strutture offerte agli investitori e le prospettive di crescita dell’industria della pelle. In India, le imprese italiane possono effettuare investimenti diretti al 100% per aprire stabilimenti manifatturieri di proprietà o per avviare joint venture con aziende locali.

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IBM integra Apache®Spark

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 novembre 2015

ibmLas Vegas. IBM (NYSE: IBM) ha annunciato di aver riprogettato oltre 15 soluzioni “core” di analytics e di commerce con Apache®Spark™, contribuendo ad accelerare notevolmente le loro capacità di elaborazione in tempo reale. IBM ha anche annunciato la disponibilità della propria offerta Spark-as-a-Service – IBM Analytics on Apache Spark – su IBM Bluemix, a seguito del successo di un programma Beta durato 13 settimane, con più di 4.600 sviluppatori che l’hanno utilizzato per realizzare applicazioni business e consumer “intelligenti”, alimentate da dati. Sviluppato da AMPLab presso la University of California Berkeley, Apache Spark è noto per la sua facilità di utilizzo nella creazione di algoritmi che sfruttano gli insight provenienti da dati complessi. Facendo leva sull’elaborazione in-memory di Spark, ideale per le informazioni di frequente consultazione e in grado di elaborare insiemi di dati con una velocità senza precedenti, IBM è stata in grado di semplificare l’architettura di alcune delle sue soluzioni software e dei suoi servizi di dati in cloud, come IBM BigInsights, IBM Streams e IBM SPSS.Ad esempio, IBM ha ottenuto una riduzione pari all’87 per cento del codice di DataWorks, il suo servizio di data preparation e data refinement, passando da 40 milioni di righe di codice a 5 milioni di righe, semplificando e riducendo drasticamente i tempi di compilazione e distribuzione delle applicazioni. DataWorks potrà beneficiare direttamente della scalabilità, del modello di programmazione distribuita e della connettività delle fonti di dati di Spark, nonché dei frequenti miglioramenti realizzati su Spark da tutti coloro che contribuiscono al progetto.Spark è una tecnologia open source agile, veloce e facile da utilizzare, che consente di semplificare radicalmente il processo di sviluppo di applicazioni “intelligenti”. Offerta come servizio per gli sviluppatori all’interno del più ampio ecosistema di servizi per i dati disponibili sul cloud di IBM, IBM Analytics for Apache Spark si integra facilmente con tool open source, proprietari e di terze parti presenti sulla piattaforma cloud IBM Bluemix. Gli sviluppatori saranno ora in grado di integrare funzionalità di analytics nelle loro applicazioni in tempo reale. SolutionInc, con sede in Nuova Scozia, fornisce accesso gestito, sia Wi-Fi pubblico che cablato, per elevata domanda di traffico in alberghi, centri congressi e hotspot in 50 paesi. In quanto provider Wi-Fi multinazionale, SolutionInc aveva bisogno di analizzare rapidamente enormi insiemi di dati Wi-Fi provenienti da più fonti, per identificare tendenze e modelli di traffico. Utilizzando IBM Analytics for Apache Spark su Bluemix, SolutionInc è stata in grado di estrarre una serie di dati rilevanti, quali ad esempio orari dei picchi di volumi, i “luoghi” più frequentati, i modelli di route e le tipologie di dispositivi per fornire insight utilizzabili dai propri clienti. “Con la tecnologia IBM Spark, siamo stati in grado di analizzare oltre 240 milioni di righe di informazioni Wi-Fi registrate, e di identificare schemi di traffico e dati su più ubicazioni,” ha dichiarato Glen Lavigne, Presidente e Amministratore Delegato di SolutionInc. “Questi strumenti di analytics ci permettono di comprendere meglio le richieste e le tendenze del mercato e di fornire un servizio migliore ai nostri clienti.” “Per i data scientist e gli ingegneri che vogliono ottenere di più dai propri dati, la potenza e il fascino dell’innovazione open source per tecnologie come Spark è innegabile”, ha dichiarato Rob Thomas, Vice Presidente Product Development di IBM Analytics. “IBM si è impegnata ad utilizzare Spark come base per la sua piattaforma di analytics, leader di settore, e grazie all’offerta di un servizio Spark completamente gestito su IBM Bluemix, i professionisti dei dati possono accedere e analizzare i dati con una velocità senza precedenti, con una significativa riduzione della complessità.” “I servizi dati in cloud consistono nella disponibilità dei tool di cui gli sviluppatori necessitano per realizzare e rendere disponibili rapidamente le applicazioni,” ha dichiarato Derek Schoettle, Direttore Generale di IBM Cloud Data Services. “La disponibilità di IBM Analytics for Apache Spark semplifica il processo di apprendimento nell’utilizzo di Spark, permettendo ai professionisti dei dati di concentrarsi sulla creazione di applicazioni invece che sull’amministrazione di cluster di Spark o sulla gestione delle attività a supporto. Con le integrazioni ai servizi essenziali IBM Cloud Data, è facile per i clienti realizzare una soluzione completa su Bluemix e ottenere maggiori informazioni da una quantità sempre maggiore di dati con un minore sforzo.”Dal momento dell’annuncio del proprio coinvolgimento nella community di Apache Spark nel giugno 2015, IBM ha fornito oltre 60 contributi al progetto Spark, inclusi Machine Learning e SQL, e l’IBM Spark Technology Center ha assunto 35 contributori di Apache Spark e formato oltre 310.000 professionisti dei dati, attraverso corsi online gratuiti presso BigDataUniversity.com.Agli eventi mondiali Hack Spark Challenge, organizzati da IBM in varie città tra cui Boston, San Francisco, Pechino e Shanghai, i professionisti dei dati hanno creato oltre cento soluzioni diverse basate sui dati, tra cui un progetto che sfrutta Spark per analizzare i feed video del traffico per i veicoli iscritti ad Amber Alerts e una mappa che verrà utilizzata dal dipartimento di polizia di San Francisco per contribuire a prevenire gli episodi di criminalità.Per avere ulteriori informazioni, è possibile consultare lo studio realizzato dall’IBM Institute Business Value: “Analytics: The Upside of the Upsurge,”. Almeno i tre quarti degli intervistati hanno programmato o hanno già implementato streaming o dati in tempo reale, analitica self-service e servizi dati o di analitica basati su cloud.

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Liberia: ‘Back in business’ after Ebola outbreak?

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 giugno 2015

liberiaLiberia is ‘back in business’. The Ebola outbreak left the country’s economy badly dented. But since the country was declared Ebola free on 9 May 2015, the government has been actively promoting private sector investment again. The first trade missions to the country are being organised by industrialised countries, such as the Netherlands which will visit the country in early July 2015. But are these foreign investments really desirable? The paper ‘Liberia: Back in business?’ by SOMO and Green Advocates shows that investments by the private sector run the risk not just of violating human rights, but could also spark conflicts between communities, companies and the Liberian government. In 2003, a peace agreement brought an end to more than a decade of conflict in Liberia. In order to restore peace to the country, the Liberian government has developed a post-conflict reconstruction plan that focuses on attracting private sector investments. Foreign companies such as ArcelorMittal have been welcomed in with open arms to dig into the country’s vast treasure trove of natural resources, including iron ore, palm oil and gold. The hope is that these activities will eventually benefit all Liberians. However, business activity in the country has so far delivered only limited results in terms of development. In fact, businesses are actually causing a wide range of human rights issues as well as reigniting the risk of violence. In a country where land disputes were a key driver of the civil war and where land continues to be a highly contested topic, land-intensive sectors like agriculture and mining risk creating renewed conflict. Alfred Brownell, Lead Campaigner of Green Advocates – a human rights NGO in Liberia – confirms this: “If companies do not know in what context they operate, these sectors can easily reignite conflict. In recent years, we have increasingly seen conflicts erupting between companies and communities. In a country like Liberia, this is very dangerous indeed.”Peace in Liberia is fragile. “The Dutch government, as one of the first countries to organise a trade mission to the Ebola-affected region, needs to ensure that its companies are in no way implicated in human rights violations affecting the Liberian people,” says Anne Schuit, researcher at the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) in the Netherlands. “Companies operating in Liberia need to operate with caution and conduct heightened due diligence: they need to make sure they are not causing human rights violations and conflict, and they need to make sure their business partners are doing the same.”The joint paper by SOMO and Green Advocates argues that it is not desirable to resume operations from the same starting point as before the Ebola outbreak began. Economic development could be an element in Liberia’s transformation to a peaceful and prosperous country. But foreign investments can only provide added value if investors stand up against inequality, promote employment, inclusiveness and sustainable growth, and avoid unfair competition for Liberian businesses. “Liberia has the Ebola outbreak under control and might be back in business, but that is not the only challenge the country faces. Foreign investors should therefore tread carefully so that they don’t spark and reignite conflicts” states Anne Schuit.
This week, Green Advocates also publishes a report on the international steel and mining company ArcelorMittal which mines iron ore in Nimba county. “The mine and the railway with which the company transports the ore, and the port it uses for export – all of these have negative social and environmental impacts on communities living in those areas,” said Francis Colee, researcher at Green Advocates. This week, exactly one year ago, violent protests flared up in the mining areas of ArcelorMittal. According to the local population, the company did not respect the terms of their concession, failed to pay compensation for the crops they had lost and repair damaged homes.

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Powa Technologies seeks top talent to match booming global demand

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 aprile 2014

londraLondon, UK, 9th April – International commerce specialist Powa Technologies is seeking energetic, high-profile executives to lead its global expansion after the launch of its acclaimed retail solution PowaTag.The company’s recruitment drive comes as the tech sector celebrates the strongest growth levels in almost a decade[1], and the high level of demand for PowaTag means that passionate leaders can expect to advance twice as quickly as in other organisations.
PowaTag is a game-changing new retail service that enables instant purchasing through mobile devices by simply scanning anything from a billboard, shop window, TV screen or a tangible product itself. The service attracted an investment of $96.7m, the largest Series A funding round ever achieved by a technology start-up, and has partnered with 240 global brands including Laura Ashley, Carrefour, Reebok, Casio and Fast Retail. To meet the global demand for PowaTag, CEO and founder Dan Wagner has opened offices in 14 different countries and undertaken a drive to recruit the best talent around the world, so far attracting world class leaders from Yahoo, Microsoft, SAP, IBM, and Deloitte.
George Thaw joined the company as Channel CEO and Group COO, leaving his previous post as COO at SAP, while Chris Taplin, Powa’s Senior Vice President and Global Head of Solution Engineering previously served as Head of Presales for the UK EMEA also from SAP. Andy Muldoon, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Client Services, who has previously held leadership positions at Deloitte and ExactTarget (now part of Salesforce.com), explains the company’s draw for experienced business leaders:
“PowaTag is a truly revolutionary service that has the capability to transform how people shop, and we are working closely with a large number of the world’s leading brands on a daily basis,” he said. “This makes Powa an extremely exciting place to be right now, giving the company a strong sense of purpose and energy. “The enormous potential faced by Powa also means we can offer a huge scope for personal progression and career advancement. Talented and passionate people can expect to advance twice as quickly with Powa compared with most organisations in the tech space.”
Other high-powered leaders at Powa include Mark Weyman, Senior Vice President for Channels and Go-To-Market development, and Martin Hucker, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Channel Sales, who also continue to be focussed on recruiting the best talent to ensure Powa reaches it potential. Current Client Services positions Powa Technologies is seeking to fill include: •Vice President,  Account Management, US
•Associate Vice President,  Account Management, DACH (Germany based)
•Associate Vice President, Account Management, Russia
•Group Account Director, Nordics (London or Stockholm based)
•Account Directors, Spain
•Account Directors, Italy

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Scholarships for internships in Brussels

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 febbraio 2014

BruxellesThe Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce is glad to invite you to its training course on EU lobbying – Skills and Strategies which will be held in Brussels from 7th to 11th April 2014.The course is tailored for those who wish to obtain and improve professional techniques to engage and lobby EU institutions and it is taught in English by an international team of professionals and lobbyists.Focusing on the in-depth study of their organizations, strategies and actions, the course aims to discover the European lobbying environment with its complex network of relations. The main types of activities for an effective lobbying campaign and the accreditation procedures at the European institutions will be illustrated through examples by an expert. Particular attention will be given to improve specific skills in negotiation and communication tools and to learn how to develop a successful lobbying campaign.Two participants will be awarded with a scholarship for a three-month internship experience in a lobbying company in Brussels.

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U.S. Trade Priorities in Sync with USGC Strategic Plan

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 febbraio 2012

Strategic thinking will be a major theme at the U.S. Grains Council’s upcoming meeting (Feb. 13-15) in Panama, a hub for international trade and commerce. As a featured speaker at the Council’s general session, Christian Foster, deputy administrator for the Office of Trade Programs at USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), will offer new insight with his presentation on “Strategic Priorities for U.S. Trade Leadership.”“Christian Foster’s comments will provide an important additional dimension for our discussions, especially as Council members begin the process of applying our updated strategic plan to the challenges facing U.S. exports,” said Tom Sleight, USGC vice president of operations and membership. Foster will draw on an exceptionally rich background in trade, having served early in his career as Bell Atlantic Corporation’s director of business development in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He served later as an economist for the Defense Intelligence Agency before transferring to USDA’s Economic Research Service.
In 1999, he became chief of the FAS Trade and Investment Program Branch. From 2002 until he assumed his present position, Foster was assistant deputy administrator for the Office of Capacity Building, where he focused on helping fragile and transitional economies transform into viable two-way trading markets for food and agricultural products.

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The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for UK

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 ottobre 2010

London Glazier Hall: On a autumn day, behind the shadow of London Bridge, the most important Italian entrepreneurs and  bankers together with illustrious international economists sat down to assist at the thirty-second annual conference of The Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK. The subject under discussion was about the path to recovery through structural changes and investments in infrastructure.  After the greeting of the Italian ambassador Alain Giorgio Maria Economides, the president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK Leonardo Simonelli Santi opened the work session underlining that “recovery” became the magic word in the economic debate. Last year the conference was focusing on the global problem especially about the great discrepancy between the industrial countries and the emerging countries. This year the situation requires to  fix attention on the effective measures necessary to promote the growth of the economy.
In a picture of Italian industry could not miss a report of manufacturing sector. An interesting projections of the situation was explained by Lee Hopley, Chief Economist of the EEF. The analysis registered a fall of the production all around Europe between 2008 and 2010 due to  the crisis and the risk to recovery remains in some strategic decisions about public spending cuts, volatile exchange rates,  difficult credit conditions, skill shortages and supply chain condition. During the second session the main subject under discussion was infrastructure and regulation after Basilee Agreement. The session was opened by the speech of Vincent Boland, Lex Writer of the Financial Times, advising the responsibility of the country in a better understanding of affordable plans for recovery.
The strategic function played by the banks for the recovery of the economy  was underlined by Sir Win Bischoff Chairman of the Lloyds Banking Group. The reasons of stagnation are recognised in a low productivity, a low supply, in a problematic working age population and in a unclear credit problem. The state of works of the energy sector was explained by Simone Urbani Grecchi, the Chief Manager of BIIS (. The suggestions indicated for the path of recovering involve a reliable long term regulatory framework for the investors, the right combination of private and public funds in both PPP and PFI schemes and addressing the “real” economy needs and expectation.
The stimulating meeting was closed by the analysis of Paolo Romiti, Director of Impregilo SpA. “We need to do something useful for the people”. In this sense the reference point remains in the infrastructure because many countries need energy and environment development and alternative energies. Adequate infrastructure mean a very important social measure that eliminate the disomogeneity in the growth of the different countries. (Cinzia Cerbino italo europeo, abstract) (images)

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Report finanziario di Delticom

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 25 agosto 2009

Delticom AG (German Securities Code (WKN) 514680, ISIN DE0005146807, stock exchange ticker DEX), leader europeo nell’e-commerce di pneumatici, ha pubblicato il rapporto relativo al primo semestre 2009.  Il CEO di Delticom, Rainer Binder, è molto soddisfatto dell’andamento economico dell’azienda: “Nonostante una congiuntura economica difficile, Delticom registra una forte crescita nelle entrate e nei profitti”. La società ha riportato entrate per 139,2 milioni di Euro nella prima metà del 2009, il 14,5% in più rispetto allo stesso periodo 2008 (primo semestre: 121,5 milioni). Le entrate derivanti dalle attività di e-commerce si sono attestate a 130,8 milioni di Euro con una crescita del 15,8% (2008: 112,9 milioni). Le entrate della divisione wholesale sono invece leggermente scese da 8,6 milioni a 8,4 milioni di Euro.Nel periodo preso in considerazione, il risultato operativo (EBIT) è cresciuto dell’82,9% portandosi a 10,2 milioni di Euro (primo semestre 2008: 5,6 milioni), con un margine EBIT del 7,3% (2008: 4,6%). Il profitto netto consolidato è stato di 7,0 milioni di Euro, ovvero 0,59 Euro per azione. Il profitto per azione è quindi cresciuto del 70,9% rispetto agli 0,35 Euro della prima metà del 2008. La crescita nel settore e-commerce è fortemente connessa al significativo incremento nella base clienti, passata da 2,3 a più di 3 milioni di clienti negli ultimi dodici mesi. Dall’inizio del 2009 Delticom ha acquisito 377mila nuovi clienti, mentre sono stati 173mila gli utenti che hanno ripetuto i propri acquisti attraverso uno degli oltre 100 negozi online in 35 Paesi (in Italia il portale principale è http://www.gommadiretto.it).  Sempre più automobilisti e motociclisti sono attratti dai vantaggi dell’acquisto online. L’importanza dell’e-commerce come canale di vendita per gli pneumatici sta quindi crescendo rapidamente. Frank Schuhardt, CFO di Delticom, è comunque prudente: “I consumatori europei subiranno gli effetti della crisi soprattutto nel corso dei prossimi mesi e naturalmente ne sarà colpito anche il mercato degli pneumatici. Non abbiamo quindi la sicurezza che Delticom riesca a mantenere gli stessi margini di profitto anche nella seconda metà dell’anno”. Nonostante questo, il Management Board prevede una crescita annua nell’EBIT del 10% e del margine EBIT del 7%. Philip von Grolman, responsabile della logistica e membro del Management Board, aggiunge: “Lo sviluppo della nostra capacità di stoccaggio e immagazzinamento avviata nella prima metà dell’anno ci danno ulteriori margini di crescita nel medio e nel lungo termine”.  http://www.delti.com

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TREE Project from the Renewables Academy

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 29 luglio 2009

Berlin The TREE Project  (Transfer Renewable Energy & Efficiency) of the Renewables Academy has won acclaim by being recognized as an official Decade Project by the jury of the National Committee of the “UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development”. The jury commended the project’s innovative approach combined with its international reach. As a provider of international education for renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate protection, through the TREE project the Berlin-based RENAC has initiated  sustainable knowledge transfer out of Germany to a total of 14 countries across 3 continents. In the project, funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, engineers and decision makers from politics, economics and commerce are being educated on various renewable energy technologies together with the economic, financial, market development and policy-framework issues. To achieve this, between December 2008 and February 2009 over 500 participants from energy ministries, research institutions, companies and NGOs from South America, Africa and Asia were guested by RENAC. In September an on-line teaching platform will be launched and additional in-depth courses will be offered. This transfer of knowledge is already starting to bear fruit. Thus, for example, following his participation in the TREE course, an engineer from an Indian solar-energy company has held several workshops on photovoltaics himself at an engineering institute in his home town of Chennai. A professor at the ‘Universidad de Concepción’ in Chile is currently organizing the installation of several PV modules and solar-thermal collectors on the roof of his university. In the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, exemplary projects for innovative and effective implementation of sustainable education are being commended. The award is conferred by a jury consisting of 12 members of the National Committee, which is convened by the German UNESCO Commission. The UN Decade, instigated in 2002 by the United Nations (UN), has the aim of anchoring the principles of sustainable development in national education systems worldwide. http://www.renac.de, http://www.tree-project.de

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La vie du monde a venir

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 giugno 2009

La Vie du Monde à Venir est une œuvre majeure du grand kabbaliste du XIIIe siècle Abraham Aboulafia. Ce traité de Kabbale comporte des explications sur les 72 Noms obtenus à partir de combinaisons des lettres de trois versets de l’Exode. Il est illustré de roues combinatoires, avec des instructions précises pour la méditation mystique. Abraham Aboulafia le rédigea en 1280, époque à laquelle Abraham Aboulafia résidait aux environs de Rome, il est, toutefois, fort probable qu’il en ait commencé la rédaction en Grèce, à Patras. Nous connaissons, une quarantaine de copies manuscrites de ce traité, dont les différences résident principalement dans les schémas de roues de lettres. Dans ce livre Abraham Aboulafia dévoile la base de sa technique de méditation, basée sur le son, le souffle et le mouvement. Elle consiste à combiner les Noms divins dans des roues de lettres, d’abord intellectuellement pour les construire, puis en contemplation accompagnée de vocalisations et de mouvements de la tête. Abraham Aboulafia ouvre les portes pour une relation intime avec les lettres sacrées de l’hébreu. (aboulafia a. € 19,00) (fonte Libreria Ibis Via Castiglione 31 Bologna)

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