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Insight to Present at Stifel 2019 Cross Sector Insight Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 giugno 2019

Boston Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 8:35 AM ET InterContinental Hotel, Boston, MA Participants: Steve Dodenhoff, President North America and Helen Johnson, CFO North AmericaThe Insight presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet at where you can also view other recent Webcasts, downloadable slide presentations and other investor information.
Insight Enterprises, Inc. is a Fortune 500 global IT provider helping businesses of all sizes – from small and medium sized firms to worldwide enterprises, governments, schools and health care organizations – define, architect, implement and manage Intelligent Technology Solutions™. Insight empowers its customers to manage their IT environments so they can drive meaningful business outcomes today and transform their operations for tomorrow. Discover more at

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Economic Impact Report Detailing Growth of Arizona’s Technology Sector

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 19 Mag 2019

To keep its constituents up-to-date on the advances in Arizona’s technology community, the Arizona Technology Council today announced the latest update of the 2019 Quarterly Arizona Technology Council Industry Impact Report. The report reveals an increase in technology career wages, number of jobs, venture capital, new technology companies/startups, and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards.The quarterly report is conducted by eImpact, an organization that creates web-based, data-reporting solutions designed to help cities, industries and planners drive effective policy, create new growth and engage stakeholders.“Our new eImpact report shows tremendous growth in our state’s technology sector from the time when it was introduced in June 2018,” said Steven G. Zylstra, the Council’s president and CEO. “We commissioned the report to provide frequent updates on the economic payoff of our initiatives and gain comprehensive data on where we should be devoting resources. Seeing the growth metrics of Arizona’s technology sector over the last year has been rewarding validation of the efforts of Arizona’s entire business ecosystem.”
Arizona’s technology community has seen a 5.2 percent wage growth during the past year, giving Arizona 20 percent higher technology wages than the national average. A 2.9 percent job growth also occurred during the same period, ranking Arizona second for employment growth in the Southwest. Additionally, venture capital investment in Arizona went from under $300 million in 2017 to $539 million in 2018.

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New technologies in the ocean energy sector

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 novembre 2018

In Europe a large variety of concepts have been developed for ocean energy conversion, with more than 200 different devices proposed. In Europe a large variety of concepts have been developed for ocean energy conversion, with more than 200 different devices proposed.
While the ocean energy sector is still at an early stage of development, a new report analyses ten future emerging technologies to generate energy from the ocean tides and waves.An integrated systems approach is necessary for their successful commercialisation.It still takes a level of almost science fiction fantasy to imagine that we can use the oceans’ permanent movement to power our cities and houses.Yet, such ideas are on designer desks, going through demonstrations of viability, towards possible commercial success.
Moving to economically viable ocean energy technologies is a huge step towards decarbonisation and the growth of the blue economy in many coastal areas.With only 17 MW compared to 15.8 GW of offshore wind of operating capacity installed in European waters, mostly as demonstration or first-of-a-kind precommercial projects, every technological solution proposed to bridge the gap between R&D stage and the commercialisation of ocean energy devices can be seen for the time being as a future emerging technology.As part of the European Commission’s internal Low Carbon Energy Observatory (LCEO) project, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is developing an inventory of Future Emerging Technologies relevant to energy supply.30 experts in the ocean energy analysed the needs for the sector, and the type of innovations to bridge the gap with the market.The new report, Future emerging technologies for the ocean energy sector: innovation and game-changers offers policy makers and all other ocean energy stakeholders an array of innovations that can bring ocean energy to the market, but it still needs further R&D, supported by private, national or European funding, and that would help maintain European leadership in this emerging sector.The experts describe state of advancement of each of the technology family, advantages, technological limitations, as well as their technology readiness level.

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Kyla Shawyer appointed permanent CEO to lead the Resource Alliance with a renewed mandate

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 ottobre 2015

sony-worldThe Board of Trustees of The Resource Alliance has unanimously appointed Kyla Shawyer to the position of permanent chief executive. She has been interim chief since June 2014.Kyla has led a year-long visioning process that involved information gathering and collaboration with leaders and organisations in the social impact sector around the world. The resulting Manifesto points to a redoubling of the organisation’s commitment to play the role of convener and curator, as they help the sector take advantage of unprecedented new opportunities born through social media and new technology. Vicky Annis, chair of the Resource Alliance, said: “The Resource Alliance has always been dedicated to helping fundraisers develop the skills and knowledge needed to secure critical financial resources for their organisations. Over the past year we have been expanding our commitment to include the intellectual and human resources necessary to take advantage of this new era. Kyla’s unique team-building skills and collaborative style make her perfectly suited to lead the Resource Alliance forward. Kyla noted: “The once stark line between sectors is beginning to blur and traditional models of ‘giving’ are being disrupted by new kinds of social investment—from crowd sourcing to direct personal loans, from social enterprises to cross-sector partnerships. With everything in a state of change, it will be more important than ever to build new kinds of teams and new kinds of collaborations – bringing the best ideas to the table, regardless of where they might originate, and turning them into models our sector can use to thrive.” “I could not be more humbled nor excited to be a part of this outstanding team at this time in its history. It is a true honor, and I look forward to many new partnerships with people and organisations committed to building a better world.”

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What’s next for Albania’s energy sector?

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 6 dicembre 2014

tiranaMinistry of Energy and Bankers Petroleum to discuss on 17-18th March in Tirana. Over the past year, Albania has made significant progress in establishing itself as a credible, multi-party democracy and investment-friendly economy. The new Government implemented reforms to bring a middling business environment up to global standards. In fact, in the World Bank’s 2015 Doing Business Report launched last week, and Albania rose for the first time into the top half of the global ranking for ease of doing business, growing by 40 places in one year.Albania has also proven to be able to maintain positive growth rates and financial stability despite the ongoing international economic crisis. Albania has become a leading reformer in the Balkans, and the granting of EU candidate status reflects this increasing momentum.The Albania Oil, Gas and Energy 2015 Summit, taking place on 17-18th March 2015 in Tirana, will assess the most recent developments in the Albanian Energy sector. The Ministry of Energy will give an overall analysis of the industry and discuss the several initiatives implemented in the hydrocarbon and renewables sectors; starting with an open-door licensing round for 12 onshore blocks and 1 offshore block; significant updates on the TAP – the Trans Adriatic Pipeline; new fiscal initiatives, as well as modernising hydropower stations.Mark Hodgson, Vice-President of Business Development at Bankers Petroleum, the main E&P company in Albania and Lead Sponsor of the Summit, will also review the Canadian operator’s development in the country, the evolution of its assets and the industry as a whole. Over the past ten years, Bankers has contributed up to 30% of the foreign direct investment in Albania and the investment grows every year, said Hodgson.Petromanas, Weatherford and National Oilwell Varco are also supporting the forum as Platinum, Coffee Break and Exhibition Sponsors respectively.
2015 will see Albania highly focused on developing its Energy sector and creating a business environment that is attractive to investors. The Albania Oil, Gas and Energy 2015 Summit will be the only platform for the Government, investors, main operators, leading service providers and experts to gather and, together, build Albania’s future within Europe.

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Job Seekers Encouraged by Retail Sector Figures, Says

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 marzo 2012

Some big-box retail stores are over-illuminated.

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London,(PRNewswire) Job site reports a rise in the number of retail jobs posted online after sector shows positive signs of growth in January December is often adjudged the retail sector’s most lucrative month of the year, with retailers reporting high volumes of sales throughout the festive period. The January sales can too yield high returns, with consumers taking advantage of knock-off prices, yet sales often subside once this period has ended. Not this year. According to recent statistics published by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the retail sector has continued to show positive signs of growth since the busy Christmas period, with sales figures up 0.9% in January. The news is echoed by job site who have recently reported that over 3,500 new retail jobs have so far been posted on their website since the New Year. believes the surge in new job postings may be in reaction to the healthy sales figures seen by retailers, meaning more are now willing to create jobs and take on new staff to further bolster returns. Of course such positive news will be music to the ears of millions of jobseekers. According to, over 96,600 job seekers applied for the 3,533 newly posted jobs aforementioned above, so competition remains rigorously tough. But which retail stores are showing the most likely signs to continue creating new retail job opportunities in the near future? From the ONS report, it seems retailers selling furniture and sporting goods performed particularly well throughout January, as shoppers were tempted by the steep discounts offered. However strong sales figures recorded by both non-store retailers (Internet websites) and food stores are said to be behind the industry’s sudden growth spurts. therefore estimates that if this trend continues, plenty more job postings are likely to come from supermarket chains and ecommerce websites in the coming months, offering a potential wealth of retail and sales jobs. To search a variety of jobs around the UK, including graduate jobs, constructions jobs and sales jobs, visit is the UK’s leading online recruitment service, featuring over 110,000 jobs in Manchester, Birmingham and across the UK from more than 8,000 recruiters across 42 industry sectors. is the UK’s most visited job site and was named by Experian Hitwise as the Number 1 website for Employment & Training sites throughout 2010 and between January and June 2011.

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Impacto de um sector financeiro mal regulado

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 giugno 2010

As dificuldades financeiras do poder local e regional estiveram no cerne do debate dos membros do Comité das Regiões durante a reunião plenária. Debruçando-se sobre os assuntos que serão discutidos pelos chefes de Estado e de Governo no Conselho Europeu de 17 de Junho, reuniram-se em Bruxelas com o Comissário Michel Barnier para falar da regulação financeira e para reafirmar a sua apreensão em relação à estratégia Europa 2020 e à concretização da sua ambição de reduzir a pobreza. Na quinta-feira, 10 de Junho, o Comissário para o Mercado Interno e os Serviços, Michel Barnier, reuniu-se, pela primeira vez desde que assumiu a nova pasta, com os representantes locais e regionais do Comité das Regiões. O seu objectivo era obter o apoio das regiões e dos municípios para os novos elementos da regulamentação europeia sobre os mercados financeiros, propostos recentemente pela Comissão Europeia. “Não é possível retomar o crescimento sem a participação das regiões: o seu peso económico e a sua criatividade contribuirão para o relançamento do mercado único. Pretendo que os comerciantes, os consumidores, as pequenas empresas se voltem a apropriar do mercado interno. Mas como consegui-lo sem as regiões, que fazem chegar as perguntas e as críticas a Bruxelas?” – perguntou o comissário. Esta visita ocorre num momento em que vários municípios e regiões europeus, entre os quais Bruxelas, viram, este mês, a sua avaliação das agências de crédito degradar-se, reforçando a pressão sobre as suas finanças públicas. “Temos de fazer malabarismos nos nossos orçamentos locais e regionais entre despesas cada vez mais pesadas e receitas pouco flexíveis e em baixa. Hoje em dia, o poder local e regional é obrigado a recorrer às instituições financeiras para obter empréstimos que financiem os seus projectos. Indirectamente, é um risco para o serviço público e para a colectividade em geral”, declarou Mercedes Bresso, presidente do CR.  Não obstante, os representantes locais e regionais deram o seu apoio ao princípio de solidariedade europeia e ao reforço da disciplina orçamental recomendados pela Comissão Europeia. Porém, “opõem-se terminantemente à proposta apresentada pela Comissão Europeia de suspender o Fundo de Coesão para os Estados-Membros sujeitos ao procedimento relativo aos défices excessivos”. Numa Resolução relativa às Orientações Integradas para as Políticas Económicas e de Emprego, os representantes afirmam que “a suspensão visaria injustamente regiões e municípios e um número limitado de Estados-Membros, indo mesmo contra o princípio de coesão territorial declarado no Tratado de Lisboa”.  No tocante ao actual projecto de estratégia Europa 2020, os membros do CR basearam-se no apoio do Parlamento Europeu para adoptar uma Resolução sobre a Maior Participação dos Órgãos de Poder Local e Regional na Estratégia Europa 2020. Relembrando os pedidos constantes da carta enviada aos chefes de Estado e de Governo no início do mês, os membros do CR apoiam a proposta do Parlamento Europeu de criar um pacto territorial dos órgãos de poder local e regional, sob a forma de pactos territoriais nacionais. “O nosso objectivo é garantir que as administrações centrais colaboram com os órgãos de poder local e regional ao serviço do crescimento europeu e dos cidadãos quando se trata de definir e pôr em prática as metas e as iniciativas da estratégia Europa 2020”, sublinham os membros nessa resolução.
O Comité das Regiões é a assembleia da UE dos representantes regionais e locais. A missão dos seus 344 membros oriundos dos 27 Estados-Membros da UE consiste em fazer participar os órgãos de poder regional e local e as comunidades que representam no processo decisório da UE, e informá-los sobre as políticas comunitárias. A Comissão Europeia, o Parlamento Europeu e o Conselho são obrigados a consultar o Comité em domínios de política que digam respeito às regiões e aos municípios. O Comité das Regiões pode recorrer ao Tribunal de Justiça da União Europeia caso veja os seus direitos violados ou entenda que um acto comunitário não respeita o princípio da subsidiariedade, designadamente as competências do poder regional ou local.

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Eucomed for Brazil and Mexico

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 marzo 2010

Brussels Brazil and Mexico are putting many European countries to shame by paying their suppliers within 55 days. The data obtained from a Eucomed member company comes as the Council Working Party on Competitiveness and Growth is having another round of discussions on the revision of the Late Payments Directive in Brussels. Eucomed urges member states to adhere to the 30 days payment goal for public authorities and opposes any different treatment for hospitals. Some half a million people are employed in the European medical technology sector. Its livelihood depends to a large extent on contracts with public authorities – most often public hospitals. Yet these authorities have failed to pay 10% of the total turnover of the medical technology sector and over €11 billion is owed to medical technology firms by three EU Member States alone. Representing 80% of the sector, SMEs are most at risk and their fragile situation is of course worsened by the current economic climate.
In Spain and Italy, the average payment time is approximately 250 days. However, in some of their regions, this figure exceeds 600 days. In order to alleviate the situation in Spain, the country’s Parliament will vote on 23 March 2010 on a law which foresees a 30 days payment target for public authorities as well as accelerated procedures for claiming interest. Meanwhile, the situation is much the same in Turkey with public authorities taking on average 256 days to pay suppliers. However, it is not all doom and gloom in Europe. For example, the British Government has committed central Departments and agencies like the National Health Service to pay within 10 days. This measure is part of a package to help in particular small and medium-sized businesses through the economic downturn and has resulted in nine out of ten invoices now being paid within that timescale. Ireland is another country where the Government is helping industry to recover from the crisis. Central government departments have committed to pay within 15 days with state bodies such as the Health Services Executive (HSE) promising to pay within 30 days.
In 2000, the EU adopted Directive 2000/35/EC to protect companies from late payments. The Directive entered into force on 8 August 2002 for the then 15 Member States and the three States of the European Economic Area; on 1 May 2004 for another 10 European countries and on 1 January 2007 for Bulgaria and Romania.

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