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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 279

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Shipping industry must contribute to climate neutrality, say MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 luglio 2020

To decarbonise maritime transport, the Environment Committee voted on Tuesday to include CO2 emissions from the maritime sector in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS).
The Commission has put forward a proposal to revise the EU system for monitoring, reporting and verifying CO2 emissions from maritime transport (the “EU MRV Regulation”) and bring it in line with new obligations under International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to monitor emissions from 2019 and report in 2020.In the legislative report approved (62 votes to 3 and 13 abstentions) on Tuesday, the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee welcomes the proposal but wants to see more ambition and voted to include ships of 5000 gross tonnage and above in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). In addition, MEPs say that market-based emissions reduction policies are not enough, so they also introduced binding requirements for shipping companies to reduce their annual average CO2 emissions per transport work, for all their ships, by at least 40% by 2030.
When adopted by the Plenary, which should happen during 14 – 17 September session in Strasbourg, Parliament will be ready to start negotiations with member states on the final shape of the legislation.

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Meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 giugno 2020

Brussels Thursday 4 June 2020, 13.45 – 15.45 Room: József Antall (2Q2), Brussels and via videoconference Most MEPs will attend the committee meeting via remote participation (Members will be able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting).Votes to the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations :
– Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination
– Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
– Establishing the Digital Europe programme for the period 2021-2027
– Establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme
– Establishing the European Defence Fund
– Exchange of views with Mr Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market, on European recovery after COVID-19
Next meeting: 8 June 9.00 in Brussels.

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Recovery package: stronger focus needed on research and industry, say MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 maggio 2020

Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee Chair and Horizon Europe research programme rapporteurs reacted to the EU recovery package presented by the European Commission on Wednesday.”In this regard, we need resilience and the times we are living through now have shown us that research is of paramount importance. Whether on CO2 emissions, digitalisation and health, the recovery plan should be driven by innovation”, he said. Moreover, “the transformation of our industrial landscape needs to be feasible for all our sectors. No regions should be left behind, in particular those reliant on coal or heavy industry”, he said.“We must also ensure that both households and businesses benefit from cheap electricity bills as our different energy models converge towards decarbonisation. Energy policy can, if we get it right, help to kick-start the European economy in the context of the post-COVID-19 recovery. If we let prices go up, it will have the opposite effect and recovery efforts will be lost”, he added.
“This will require careful assessment, and should, nevertheless, not create new administrative burdens for SMEs, who will be the backbone of the recovery. In this respect we hope that the Commission will observe the “one in, one out” principle it has previously established, to avoid too many new regulations”, he concluded.“Europe will never be economically wealthy nor safe without substantial financing for its basic and applied research and without adequate financing and coordination on the health dimension. The answers to both challenges of the pandemic and the economic recovery are in research, innovation and new technologies”, he added.”From an industry stand point, it is disproportional that we emphasise a green deal so strongly but not an equivalent digital deal for Europe. Without a proportional emphasis on digitalisation, we will fall even more behind our global competitors in Asia and in the US. That is a lesson the Commission didn’t understand, which will lead to disastrous effects for the next generation of Europeans. In her consultations, President von der Leyen left the Parliament out completely, which shows her poor estimation of one of the European Institutions.”The ITRE committee will vote on the opening of negotiations with the Council on the Horizon Europe programme on Thursday. Parliament and Council will discuss the new proposals and decide on their final shape in upcoming negotiations.

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Meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE)

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 maggio 2020

Bussels. Thursday 28 May 2020, 11.00 – 13.00 Room: József Antall (2Q2), Brussels and via videoconferenceMost MEPs will attend the committee meeting via remote participation (Members will be able to view and listen to the proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting).
– An EU legal framework to halt and reverse EU-driven global deforestation
– The European Forest Strategy – The Way Forward
– The EU’s role in protecting and restoring the world’s forests
Votes to the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations :
– Establishing the Digital Europe programme for the period 2021-2027
– Establishing the European Defence Fund
– Establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme
– Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Councilestablishing Horizon Europe–the Framework Programme for Research andInnovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination
– Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council onestablishing the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe–theFramework Programme for Research and Innovation
– A New Industrial Strategy for Europe
– Exchange of views on the European SMEs policy
– Establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amendingRegulation (EU) 2018/1999 (European Climate Law)
Next meeting: 4 June 13.45 in Brussels.

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Opportunità e limiti nel percorso di miglioramento della sostenibilità nella travel industry

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 febbraio 2020

Minneapolis. CWT, la piattaforma di gestione dei viaggi B2B4E, e GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) hanno presentato oggi “The Big Idea: How Can We Make Business Travel More Sustainable?”. I risultati del rapporto su come rendere i viaggi di lavoro più sostenibili scaturiscono da una sessione di brainstorming su larga scala svoltasi nel corso della conferenza GBTA 2019 di Monaco di Baviera, che ha visto coinvolti, oltre alla comunità di corporate buyer provenienti da tutta Europa, professionisti ed esperti in rappresentanza di travel management company (TMC), hôtellerie, compagnie aeree, autonoleggi e servizi ancillari.Alla domanda su quanto siano ottimisti riguardo alla capacità del settore di rendere il futuro del business travel più sostenibile, il 65% dei delegati si è detto sostanzialmente oppure molto fiducioso. La percentuale è salita al 71% in risposta alla volontà di agire in tal senso.“In CWT lavoriamo con il massimo impegno per essere una forza positiva nel cambiamento globale e per questo motivo non abbiamo esitato a sponsorizzare questa importante sessione di GBTA, con l’obiettivo di ottenere un feedback di prima mano sul settore tanto riguardo alla domanda quanto sui driver per realizzare viaggi d’affari sostenibili”, afferma Françoise Grumberg, Vice President Global Responsible Business and Diversity & Inclusion di CWT. “Il nostro pianeta versa in condizioni ambientali critiche e CWT è in prima linea per contribuire fattivamente e condurre dibattiti e forum come questo, volti a promuovere il maggior numero possibile di azioni positive”.Il panel che ha guidato il dibattito era formato da quattro alti dirigenti provenienti da diversi segmenti del settore travel, tra cui Director e VP di CWT, Oakwood Worldwide, The LEGO Group e United Airlines[1]. Ai delegati è stato chiesto quali ritenevano fossero i driver fondamentali per il cambiamento, le opportunità chiave per migliorare la sostenibilità, i limiti che ne impediscono l’implementazione e il ruolo che viaggiatori, travel buyer, TMC, compagnie aeree e fornitori del settore ricettivo svolgono nel mettere in pratica le loro idee.

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The European shipping industry publishes position paper on the EU Green Deal

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 21 febbraio 2020

“The shipping industry is fully committed to eradicating its GHG emissions completely as soon as possible in this century,” said Claes Berglund, ECSA’s President, as in line with the ambitious targets agreed for the sector by its global regulator, the UN International Maritime Organisation.”The newly-published position paper is the policy response of the industry towards the European Commission’s ambitious EU Green Deal.The document welcomes and supports the EU’s ambition to take the lead in fighting climate change. Within this context, the European shipping industry aims to be an active contributor to the IMO discussions on both short-term and long-term measures, and seeks the EU’s support for a coordinated and holistic approach at the UN body.In direct response to the EU Green Deal, the industry lays down 8 points where the EU can do together with the shipping industry:Take the lead in the international regulatory process
Incentivise the modal shift in transport from roads and air to ferries and short sea shipping – need for an ambitious strategy
Research and Development – make the EU a frontrunner in low- and zero-carbon technologies
Port call optimisation
Shore power and infrastructure for alternative fuels
Establish a green financing programme for the electrification of ferries
Use the offshore potential for renewable energy

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European parliament: meeting of the Committee on Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 gennaio 2020

Bruxelles. Highlights of next meeting of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Wednesday 22 January 2020, 9.00 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 18.30 and Thursday 08.30 to 12.30 Brussels, Room: JAN 2Q2
• Vote on an objection to the Commission Delegated Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the Union list of projects of common interest
• Exchange of views on a comprehensive approach to energy storage
• Exchange of views with the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) and with the European Space Agency (ESA)
• Exchange of views with Ms Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy, on the energy related aspects of the European Green Deal Croatian Presidency of the Council
• Exchange of views with Mr Tomislav Ćorić, Minister of Environment and Energy (energy) and Mr Josip Bilaver, State Secretary, Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (ICT, digital, cybersecurity)
• Exchange of views with Mr Darko Horvat, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts (industry, SMEs) and Ms Blaženka Divjak, Minister of Science and Education (research, innovation, space)

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MOC Elevates Tea Industry through Cultural Approaches

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 gennaio 2020

To transform Taiwan’s tea industry into national cultural assets, the Ministry of Culture is establishing an online database of tea industry and culture through Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank project.Tea played an important role in the modern history of Taiwan. The history of tea industry can be traced back to the Dutch East India Company, which used Taiwan as a trading port in the 17th century. The tea industry has since gradually taken shape – starting with selling indigenous and native tea, then introduced the tea varieties, types and tea drinking culture from southern China, as well as the western ones.It was until the Japanese colonial period when Taiwan developed modern tea processing and manufacturing. After the end of World War II, the tea cultures that had been introduced to Taiwan during different eras integrated and developed into rich and unique Taiwanese tea style, such as hand-shaken tea beverages.To preserve Taiwan’s tea culture systematically, the Ministry of Culture launched the Improving Tea Industry through Cultural Approaches project, utilizing digital preservation and value-added application methods to plan a tea cultural route for the public.In 2019, the project has registered a total of 2,036 data relating to tea industry, spanning tea manufacturing equipment, tea plant varieties, cultivation, and tea diseases. It has also collected information and documents on tea activities, tea factories, and tea shops, as well as authors and researchers engaging in tea culture and studies.In addition, the project planned the first tea culture route based on Dadaocheng, a district in Taipei that was once a major trading port, to promote tea-themed tourism. Featuring cultural heritage spots and tourist attractions, the tea culture route will become an attractive travel path in Taiwan.Once completed, the project will enrich the content of the Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank and create new possibilities for the tea industry. For more information, please visit Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank. 陳彥碩 Jens Chen

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Global Artificial Intelligence Market in the Telecommunication Industry 2019-2023

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 dicembre 2019

The global artificial intelligence market in the telecommunication industry is expected to post an incremental growth of USD 2.54 billion during the period 2019-2023, according to the latest market research report by Technavio.
The performance of equipment like mobile towers improve through regular maintenance. It also enables cost saving, according to industry experts, within the telecommunication sector. AI systems help in making accurate predictions of equipment failure before it occurs by collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources. This allows telecom companies to minimize downtime and improve effectiveness. It is particularly helpful for mobile towers, providing surveillance to structures that are difficult to access. Hence, the use of AI can help telecom enterprises in effective predictive maintenance, which in turn, will boost the global market growth during the forecast period.Global Artificial Intelligence Market in the Telecommunication Industry: Rising Investments in 5G Network 5G network technology enhances download speeds, enables networks to connect to various devices and improves response time. It is the latest mobile wireless technology which is an upgraded version of the 4G network. AI will help 5G providers to optimize their investments, improve operations and maintenance efficiency, and reduce cost. Thus, with an increase in investment in the 5G network, the market for AI is also expected to grow in the telecommunication industry.

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Global Sports Industry Conferences

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 2 dicembre 2019

Stats Perform, the revolutionary leader in sports AI and data, announced that two data and analytics experts will present at upcoming industry conferences on 29 November. Duncan Alexander, vice president of data and analytics and part of the team behind popular football Twitter channel @OptaJoe, will deliver keynote remarks at the 2019 Sport Industry Global Conference in Seoul, Republic of South Korea. Tom Worville, senior data analyst, will also present at the 2019 UK Sports Tech Conference in London Stadium.Alexander’s keynote will describe how storytelling in football has been aided and enhanced by the increased availability of data since the mid-2000s. Using social media as a tool, brands must focus on words and numbers to drive the fan experience. By creating an effective story, brands can attract new sports fans by highlighting details of the game that go beyond what the average fans knows.
Worville’s presentation titled, “Quantifying Quality – Making Decisions Across the Pitch,” will provide detailed examples of how data can deliver greater insight into the gameplay and the decision-making process during a match. The presentation will take a deeper look at some of the new data points and statistics being collected and their use across competition in global football leagues.
The Sport Industry Global Conference is hosted annually by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and organized by the Korea Institute of Sports. This year’s theme, ‘The Importance of Data in Sport and Business’, will offer a number of discussions on relevant subjects and fuel the exchange of experience, knowledge and expertise on global sports data. The UK Sports Tech Conference brings together sports industry professionals, executives and investors to discuss the latest innovations in sports technology. Key executives from across the UK sports industry will be on-hand to discuss important developments effecting the industry right now

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“Evolving Business Models in the Global Security Industry, 2019”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 24 novembre 2019

The report has been added to’s offering.This study will benefit those who are interested in learning about how business models are evolving in the security industry and potential opportunities in this segment. It discusses the key aspects of security business models and identifies use cases in various types of service-based models being adopted to address security capability requirements by end-users.This study also details drivers, restraints and trends, and their impact on new business models in security. All security industry participants and the rest of the industry verticals will benefit as this is a visionary study investigating the big-picture perspectives of servistization of security and the revenue models being pursued to achieve security objectives: how it is evolving in the future.Technology companies who are looking to feed into the digital transformation megatrend across industries will also benefit from this study as they will get to understand their potential role in the future, thus enabling them to make key business decisions.This research is aimed at identifying transformation in the industry ecosystem. Emerging business models currently being adapted by security industry stakeholders can be converted to opportunities for revenue/market share growth.

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Industry Awards Recognize Valassis’ Powerful Leaders

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 novembre 2019

Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, today announced two notable accolades, recognizing the strength of its leadership and demonstrating the company’s commitment to industry excellence. The company also announced the appointees for leadership roles within the Network of Executive Women (NEW). Susan Rothwell, the company’s recently appointed chief revenue officer, received a prestigious Silver Stevie® Award for Women in Business, recognizing her exemplary leadership and deep commitment to building and empowering high-performing teams.The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, produced by the creators of the esteemed American Business Awards® and International Business Awards®, are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards. A strong advocate for the advancement of women in leadership, Rothwell received a Silver Stevie Award for her efforts in fostering women’s professional development, connectivity and outreach at Valassis. She is both a leader and mentor, serving as executive sponsor of the 300-plus Women’s Network at Valassis and working closely with NEW. She has successfully rolled out multiple career-oriented programs; has been instrumental in bringing in new initiatives and networking programs to Valassis; and has emboldened many women in the organization to lead.Similarly, Meggie Giancola, executive director at Valassis leading consumer packaged goods (CPG) sales, was named a finalist in the innovation category for the Path to Purchase Institute’s Women of Excellence Awards. Giancola was nominated for her courage in reimagining how CPGs can better utilize their resources to develop more engaged relationships with consumers.Each year, the Path to Purchase Institute honors and celebrates the industry’s most talented brand marketers, retailers, agency executives and solution providers for their significant contributions in influencing shoppers along the path to purchase. Giancola was recognized for authoring and engineering a successful data-optimization solution across multiple media channels. In addition to these award honors, NEW, a 13,000-person community representing 925 companies across North America, has named Melanie Bauman, sales vice president at Valassis, as the executive co-chair for NEW in Southern California. In this role, she will help develop strategies and innovation to fuel female leadership in this region. Likewise, Jennifer Tornatore Knutson, sales executive at Valassis, has been named the growth and development officer for NEW in Northern California, leading three committees focused on sponsorship, membership and onboarding. Valassis is a platinum partner of NEW, whose mission is to advance all women, grow business and transform workplaces through the power of community.

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The Industry’s First Financial Crime Management Ecosystem

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 5 novembre 2019

Helping financial services organizations keep up with a changing market landscape, NICE Actimize, a NICE business (Nasdaq: NICE) and leader in Autonomous Financial Crime Management, today announced that three new technology partners have joined the fast-growing X-Sight Marketplace, the industry’s first financial crime risk management-focused ecosystem. X-Sight Marketplace helps financial services organizations evaluate new point solutions and move to stay on top of a challenging regulatory and criminal environment. The recent additions include Vital4, an innovative data solution provider in the AML/KYC market which enables businesses to identify individuals and entities which pose a financial crime risk; Raidiam, specialists in identity and authentication processes; and RegSmart, which collects and analyzes data based on the latest regulatory guidance and provides advice to manage regulatory risk.X-Sight Marketplace leverages the X-Sight Platform-as-a-Service and further expands the functionality offered by the platform. The NICE Actimize X-Sight Platform-as-a-Service offers a single, unified, cost-effective way for financial services organizations to rapidly innovate and introduce new services while supporting best-in-class financial crime, risk and compliance management capabilities.
Technology providers, such as Vital4, Raidiam, and RegSmart, that partner with NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace ecosystem, are reviewed for their ability to complement financial crime and compliance solutions. Once approved, software and service providers become available to the NICE Actimize community via the X-Sight Marketplace. FSOs can quickly browse through X-Sight Marketplace solution categories to find scalable options that solve their unique business problems.

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Brexit and the Healthcare Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 31 ottobre 2019

“Brexit and the Healthcare Industry: Implications for Pharma – Q2 2019” report has been added to’s offering.It has been over three years since the UK voted to leave the EU. After the UK and the EU agreed to a second delay to Brexit, it is due to happen on 31 October, 2019 and negotiations are still ongoing to determine the UK’s relationship with the EU after Brexit.This report provides an assessment of how the pharmaceutical industry expects Brexit to affect the healthcare sector, both within and outside of Britain. This study will be repeated in autumn this year, to gauge the changing sentiment towards Brexit from within the healthcare industry.

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Wabtec Celebrates 150 Years of Redefining the Transportation Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 ottobre 2019

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB), a high-tech supplier for the freight and transit rail industries, today celebrated 150 years of innovation and the grand opening of its new headquarters in Pittsburgh. The company’s origins began in Western Pennsylvania with founder George Westinghouse Jr.’s invention of the automatic air brake – a breakthrough that redefined the transportation industry and saved lives.The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recognized the significance of Westinghouse’s air brake to society with a Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark designation. The Westinghouse air brake joins an exclusive collection of 273 artifacts from around the world that have been designated historic mechanical engineering landmarks, heritage collections or heritage sites. The ASME History and Heritage Committee selects these artifacts based on their engineering attributes, role in the evolution of the mechanical engineering profession, and significance to society in general.Wabtec is building upon the foundation Westinghouse laid 150 years ago by continuing to bring new innovations to the transportation market, as well as commemorating where its roots started. The Fortune and S&P 500 company officially opened its new global headquarters in Pittsburgh.As part of its 150th-anniversary celebration, Wabtec celebrated its new, state-of-the-art offices in the heart of Pittsburgh’s North Shore community. The office will house roughly 250 employees and play a critical role in accelerating the future of transportation.

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DXC Technology Announces Competition for Startups to Drive Insurance Industry Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 settembre 2019

Technology startups and scale-ups can pitch their innovation stories to insurance industry leaders and potentially showcase their solutions globally through the DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) second annual DXC Invitational Americas. Competition finalists will have the opportunity to present before hundreds of insurance professionals at the DXC Insurance Conference 2019, Nov. 11-14 in Miami.
The DXC Invitational Americas is one in a series of global competitions that aims to yield joint solutions to key insurance business challenges by tapping into top talent in the startup community. Late-stage startup and scale-up enterprises worldwide that have existing, market-ready products or solutions relevant to the insurance industry are encouraged to apply by midnight Eastern time on Oct. 6 to compete in two categories:
Category 1: The Digital Insurance Ecosystem: A product or solution that can be integrated into the DXC Assure Digital Platform.
Category 2: Enriching the Insurance Experience: A standalone product or solution with the capability to on-sell as a DXC service.
Competition finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of DXC insurance industry clients, other industry experts, and DXC leadership. DXC will continue to explore collaborative opportunities with winners, including partnership possibilities and engagement with its global client base, which represents 85 percent of the Global Fortune 500 insurance companies.Winners and finalists will be invited to attend the DXC Insurance Conference, where they will present their innovations to several hundred DXC clients, partners and employees. The winners, including a “People’s Choice” winner, will be formally announced at the conference.
In addition to the inaugural global DXC Invitational in 2018, the company has conducted regional invitationals in Australia, North and Central Europe, and India.

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Ingram Micro announced its ongoing commitment to ITAD industry leadership

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 luglio 2019

As a trusted global enterprise ITAD partner, Ingram Micro reduces the risk, cost, and complexity of securely managing IT assets throughout the service lifecycle. With 31 facilities worldwide, Ingram Micro continues to expand its comprehensive suite of offerings and shorten the chain of custody to bring ITAD services closer to its clients, offering a committed, reliable, and fully certified alternative for companies who must change providers.“The ITAD industry continues to evolve with varying levels of commitment from competitors around the world. With the addition of 11 new ITAD facilities in the past 18 months alone, our dedication to serving the asset disposition requirements of businesses across the globe has never been stronger,” said Todd Zegers, vice president, ITAD, Commerce & Lifecycle Services, Ingram Micro. “The ability to quickly and easily access ITAD services is a critical business requirement for companies of any size, and our investment and ongoing commitment to our ITAD business gives us the tremendous advantage of ensuring we can anticipate and meet emerging opportunities across the globe.“We take a broad view of IT Asset Disposition, and you’ll be seeing additional announcements from us in the coming months that reinforce our vision for moving the industry forward in ways that enhance security, visibility, and environmental compliance,” adds Zegers. “An example is the upcoming integration of our well-regarded ITAD asset intelligence system – BlueIQ – with IT Service Management products from leading vendors. The ability to automate lifecycle tracking and offer clients centralized end-to-end asset visibility is another example of Ingram Micro’s ongoing commitment to our clients. We look forward to continuing to meet the ITAD needs of established and emerging businesses throughout the world.”

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TechBrain Finds Evidence of Gendered Language Bias in IT Industry Job Ads

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 giugno 2019

TechBrain, a Perth-based IT support services company, today released a report on the use of gendered language in tech industry job ads. The study found evidence of a possible bias towards language that appeals more to men – especially in higher paid roles. The firm commissioned a study of 1,940 job ads posted online over the course of one week in June and counted the frequency in which gendered words in those ads appeared.
Recent studies media reports have highlighted how the use of certain words in a job ad can have a big effect on the numbers of men or women who apply for the position. As an operator in the heavily male-dominated IT industry, TechBrain wanted to assess how important this issue was and chose to study language used in tech industry ads.
The company commissioned an independent researcher to process the ads through an online tool which counts the frequency of ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ words in an advert, with 50 keywords which research suggests appeal to each gender. Words in ads that appeal to men include language like ‘active’, ‘fearless’ and ‘independent’, while words that appeal to women in job ads include ‘co-operate’, ‘empathise’ and ‘interdependent’.The research revealed:There were actually 15% more feminine words used in IT industry ads than masculine words However, by far the most common ‘female’ word found was ‘support’ (appearing 1,668 times), which may have skewed the results. ‘Support’ is used frequently in IT job ads and often refers to a technical activity, rather than expectations about the applicant’s personal and professional qualities.

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Light Communications Alliance Formed by Global Industry Leaders

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 giugno 2019

Global leaders in the communications, lighting, infrastructure and device manufacturing industries announce that they have formed the Light Communications Alliance (LCA) to promote new wireless technologies enabling Light Communications (LC). They will establish and advocate the use of standards for this emerging industry.Light Communications technologies complement and enhance 5G wireless communications and other radio frequency technologies such as Wi-Fi. By utilising its greater available spectrum, light can be used to deliver larger amounts of data at faster speeds and with greater security The LCA is an open, non-profit association of members who aim to promote Light Communications technology with a consistent, focused and concise approach. The LCA will highlight the benefits, use cases and timelines for Light Communications adoption. The organisation will align innovative leaders across the industries that light and communications touches, defining standards for education, communication, and interoperability.The founding members of the LCA are Nokia, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), LEDVANCE, Liberty Global, Lucibel, Orange, pureLiFi, LiFi Research & Development Centre, Velmenni, Zero.1, CEA Leti, and Institut Mines-Télécom.Light Communication technologies include Light Fidelity (LiFi) and Optical Camera Communications (OCC) both of which have been attracting increased attention over recent years within several industries, such as smart cities and homes, industry 4.0 and manufacturing environments, as well as retail and tourism.Global Market Insights predicts that the LiFi market will be worth $75 billion by 2025, creating broad, far-reaching opportunities for the related industries to benefit from Visible Light Communications.LiFi offers a fully networked, bi-directional mobile communication solution using light, which has the potential to deliver massive bandwidth and higher speeds for short-range wireless communications. It can be integrated easily alongside traditional wireless technology such as Wi-Fi and can enhance these networks with greater speeds and security. LiFi can be deployed in various environments, both professional and domestic, including smart offices, smart transport, industry 4.0 and in the smart gigabit connected home of the future.Optical Camera Communications (OCC), has the potential to create value-added services by using the light for both broadcast communications and indoor positioning in environments such as office buildings, convention centres, and parking lots.

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Third Annual Industry Report

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 giugno 2019

WebPT, the market-leading software platform for outpatient rehab therapists, released its 2019 State of Rehab Therapy report detailing the findings from its recent industry-wide survey of more than 6,000 physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology professionals from an array of specialties, settings and geographic locations. According to the report, the biggest challenges facing the rehab therapy industry today include provider burnout, increasingly complex payer relationships and mounting student debt.Organized into five sections — demographics, business and financials, challenges and opportunities, salary, and technology — the report presents data on job satisfaction, billing and reimbursements, revenue, practice size, patient volume, career outlook, top challenges and technology preferences. Key findings include:Within the next five years, more than 51.9 percent of rehab therapy professionals are considering a career change, with many looking to either reduce work hours or move into non-clinical roles.
As organizations get larger, they are increasingly participating — or planning to participate — in value-based payment programs. In fact, more than 25 percent of 21-plus-provider companies report that they already participate in such programs.
About 23 percent of all respondents reported being involved in a merger or acquisition within the last five years.
More than half of rehab therapy graduates will have more than $70,000 in student loan debt, and nearly 25 percent will owe more than $100,000. However, overall, students reported slightly lower levels of debt in 2019 compared to 2018, with the percentage of students owing $0 at graduation jumping from 8.3 percent in 2018 to 13.5 percent in 2019.
Nearly 80 percent of organizations require a physician referral for new patients even though some form of direct access to physical therapy is available in all 50 states.
High copays and coinsurances were the top-ranked regulatory issue in terms of impact to the rehab therapy community, regardless of respondent role, longevity or sex.

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