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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)

Can Economic Growth Pressure Green Energy Projects?

Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer The EU has set itself an enormous Green energy policy challenge over the next decade which will involve massive capital investment into new technologies, huge investment in grid infrastructure, as well as replacement of existing capacity as older plants reach the end of their life. But with the Economy now once again in growth and thus the demand for Energy rising, will such massive change be effected as suppliers turn back to fossil fuels to meet new demands? Michael Lewis, Managing Director Europe for E-On assesses such a question and will a... (more)

Australia’s Smart Grid Opportunity

Australia is now considered to be one of the world leaders in a technology, comparable only to the United States in terms of smart grid innovation. Last year received the Federal Government for a National Energy Efficiency Initiative granted AU$100 million to develop a smart-grid energy network. A recent study, conducted by IDC  polled utility leaders from Australia, about their major initiatives, objectives, expected payback, readiness and challenges. The study noted that smart utility technologies are generating vast amounts of data and analytics, although less than half of t... (more)

Cloud Committee Concludes

Leading names within the telecoms industry met last week in Latin America to discuss the future of the Cloud, and its effects for the continent. Representatives from Cablevision - Federico Juarez Valdez, CIO, Telefonica Media Networks SA - Pedro Luis Planas, CTO LA, Grupo GTD - Cristian Eyzaguirre, CIO, Telefonica Media Networks Latin America - Javier Izquierdo, COO and COFETEL (Federal Telecommunications Commission) - Rodrigo Gutierrez Sandez, CIO - General Coordinator of Organisation and IT among others met in Mexico to discuss the advantages of moving to the cloud and how best ... (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)