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Social media is about people accessing information anywhere and anytime and it's a fast evolving market. Apple have now announced they are jumping on the social media wagon, no surprise when we measure the success it has had for those companies who are utilizing the benefits of a well ...
Not too long ago WiMAX was leading the market towards becoming the 4G wireless technology of choice for mobile broadband. Billions of Dollars were invested into producing mobile WiMAX but as telecoms’ biggest names switched their allegiances to LTE its popularity fell. The telecoms i...
New research shows the earning power of women is on the rise – something that, the Most Powerful Woman in Television, Disney’s Anne Sweeney knows all about.
Attendees at the Next Generation Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery Summit (hosted by GDS International) were among those leading the rumours of job cuts within the Drug Discovery Arena
New research shows the earning power of women is on the rise – something that, the Most Powerful Woman in Television, Disney’s Anne Sweeney knows all about.
Australia has become one of the world’s leaders in developing a trans-sector grid
It was recently revealed that thousands of acres of farmland in the San Joaquin Valley, that are no longer used for agricultural purposes due to salt contamination from years of irrigations, are to be utilised for potential solar power complexes.
Africa is expected to be one of the first to bounce back from the depressed levels of 2009.
The financial institutions of Latin America are taking the opportunity to capitalize on the convergence of the Telco and IT industries
“It is up to each and every CIO to seek out and take responsibility for the most cost-effective and productive IT systems and strategies in order to create opportunity out of an increasingly rocky landscape. Quite frankly, IT is a game changer” David Broffman, Project Director
More and more companies in the Middle East are becoming interested in deploying high-end technology to gain competitive advantage
According to the Australian Parliament, gas exports are projected to increase to around 60 percent of production by 2020.
The impact a shift in trans-sector development will have for Australia is being closely watched and will be discussed by top utility companies across Australia at the Next Generation Utilities Australia Summit 2010.
The telecoms industry is once under attack from falling stocks with Verizon Communications and AT&T Inc both seeing drops of 1.5 percent. Is this a true reflection of how the industry is progressing? Despite low figures the latest Intel acquirement of McAfee adds a new dimension to th...
With the FIFA World Cup transforming South Africa's infrastructure with high-speed rail systems, better roads and state-of-the-art power systems, now is the time for African businesses to also take economical advantage of the other benefit of the tournament - online technology. South ...
For a company to capitalize on that increased market space, they need to incorporate the right supply chain management solutions with cost effective IT business processes to take the greatest share of an increased marketplace. With the retail industry looking for a quick way to grip o...
The Obama administration’s financial reform act has already started setting precedent to show that a global standard for corporate transparency should be geared toward mining and energy companies. In the aftermath of the Gulf of Mexico disaster, offshore deepwater drilling is now bein...
“The economic climate may be slowly improving, but the next few years will be anything but ‘business as usual’ for retailers. The retail industry is entering a new phase of transformation. The companies that gain the most benefit will be those that can develop a profitable and sustaina...
Ovum does not expect a ‘big bang’ implementation of cloud governance, but rather a gradual build-up that provides an opportunity to launch and/or reinvigorate other governance efforts. The first meeting of Australia's Leading CIOs has just taken place in Queensland. The event itself s...
“2010 has brought increased spending as we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, however budgets will continue to remain tight, spending the right money in the right places will make the difference” states the conglomerate of leading CIOs who have formed the CIO US action co...
The discovery and implementation of HTS not only offers an opportunity to smaller Pharma companies but also the consumer. Back in May, it was announced that new stem cell research would reduce the need for animal testing. Now, we are really beginning to see the benefits of groundbreak...
Over the last week there have been countless stories covering the filibustering on the unemployment extension legislation. The Senate's fourth attempt this month to pass an extension of federal unemployment benefits failed a cloture vote. The standalone bill would have extended benefit...
Will opening the playing field like this increase competition and drive down prices or draw focus from the emissions goal? The Obama administration has proposed tougher air pollution rules for 31 states from Massachusetts to Texas to curb smog and acid rain, but this may lead energy c...
Over the last week there have been countless stories covering the filibustering on the unemployment extension legislation, the Senate's fourth attempt this month to pass an extension of federal unemployment benefits which also failed a cloture vote. The standalone bill would have exten...
Two years ago, McDonald’s began its fight back against the dictionary definition of the so-called ‘McJob’, launching an aggressive campaign to redefine preconceptions about working life at the burger-flipping conglomerate. At the time, a McJob was defined as an “unstimulating, low-paid...
The economic volatility of the past few years has undoubtedly transformed the scope of technology for business, creating enormous pressure for CIOs globally. While market giants in the US and Europe struggle to weather the storm, Australia is in an enviable position, with forecasted gr...
The pharmaceutical industry has faced well documented challenges over the last 12 months, the industry is only to aware of this and understand that now is the time to look at new processes and a change in the way they have traditionally done business. Globally, the pharmaceutical in...
France Telecom have recently announced its plans to acquire five telecom deals in North Africa and the Middle East and are hoping to complete some of these by the end of the summer. This revelation has led to the meeting of the leading names in telecoms at the NGT MENA summit.
“So we continue to focus on those areas and build internal know-how because part of our strategy is to build in-country capability.” VP Global IT Dickie Oliver
Latest reports from Brazil suggest that the economy's growth is reaching sustainable levels in Latin America. Inflation is expected to end above centre of the government target, but despite this growth the market seems to be maintaining a sustainable pace and not overheating. The fir...
Environmental issues and the pressures for companies to "go green" are among the biggest facing businesses across the globe currently. For Whirlpool Corporation, this commitment is being matched by a push to ensure that every single electronic product in the company is smart grid compa...
The word ‘innovation’ both inspires and defines companies. For the enterprising and entrepreneurial Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin brand, the reality of turning space travel into a genuine commercial commodity has now become the latest in a long line of innovative moves, a thing th...
We cannot get away from the gulf disaster, the effects on the environment have been catastrophic and now more than ever the need for a renewable future is key. The NGU LA committee which is comprised by was called to action to discuss implementation strategies and renewable futures. ...
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 ...
In the same week that Google reveals plans to launch a system that will allow publishers to charge for content, executive business channel MeetTheBoss.tv sits down with Yahoo’s Jeff Russakow, EVP of Customer Advocacy, to discuss consumer satisfaction and engagement - and how to moneti...
Bolivia's recent about face on LNG projects intended to supply the U.S. has prompted thoughtful investors to reexamine the pitfalls that might lie just below all those turmoil that best describes South American political economics at the most recent NG O&G Summit in Panama. So what ...
Charles Bresler, Men’s Wearhouse’s EVP Marketing and HR, shares the business secrets behind World Cup success.
In a shock announcement, Steve Odland, CEO of Office Depot, throws down the gauntlet to other businesses by accusing them of “green washing” their products to adhere to consumer trends. The comment comes as part of an exclusive interview with Odland for the executive business channel M...
Adidas CEO speaks out exclusively for MeetTheBoss.TV about the World Cup and competition off the field against Nike
For Tom Doughty, CISO for Prudential Financial, a financial services leader with approximately $693 billion of assets under management, security – and risk management – are key.