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New Media on Ulitzer A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook, Ulitzer and Twitter. The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are spending an average of 11 hours more per month online than this time last year – and over 90% of respondents said they felt their time online was ‘very valuable’ to their daily role. Professionals are rushing to the Web for immediate answers to their most pressing questions. “I find online business networking very useful,” says M... (more)

Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict

John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from the... (more)

Renewable Energy Solutions Are No Longer Optional But a Necessity

Driven by China's determination to reduce their dependence on coal energy and to look ahead to a more sustainable future, the recent NGU APAC summit (hosted by GDS International) took place this week chaired by Colin Tam - CEO of AEI Asia Ltd  who spoke out on the emerging government policy and environmental protection requirements in countries such as China and India.  Renewable energy solutions have attracted $37.3 billion of investment into the Asia and Pacific region in the last 12 months, surpassing even the Americas. So visionaries such as William Tianming Li, VP - Asia Pow... (more)

ITC’s Hold on Powerful Leadership

Currently the Midwest's leading electric transmission company, ITC Holdings serves an area of nearly 80,000 square miles in five states. According to the statistics, the company's service area has a population of more than 13 million people and the firm operates approximately 15,000 circuit miles of overhead and underground transmission lines, carrying more than 25,000 megawatts (or 25 billion watts) of electric power. In other words, ITC Holdings knows a thing or two about energy. And none more so, it seems, than Joseph L. Welch, the company's CEO, who reveals exclusively to Me... (more)

IT Spending to Reach $3.4 Trillion

The world of CIOs has been in disarray, an investment ban into IT solutions across sectors seems to have been lifted and where to spend the money is key to all industry verticals. It is forecasted worldwide IT spending to reach $3.4 trillion in 2010, representing a 5.3% increase from IT spending of $3.2 trillion in 2009. The research firm also points to hardware as a key driver to IT spending. For instance, worldwide computing hardware spending is forecasted to reach $353 billion in 2010, a 5.7% increase from 2009. CIO's and heads of IT functions have been fighting a battle to re... (more)