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Johnson Controls Named as Microsoft Global Sustainability Changemaker and US IoT Partner of the Year

Johnson Controls has been named Global Sustainability Changemaker and as U.S. IoT Partner of the Year at the 2022 Microsoft Awards. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honourees chosen…

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Are we Returning to Smaller Hybrid Offices?

Ian Ellis, Marketing & Sales Specialist Manager at Siemens Building Products, consider the impact of office downsizing on hybrid working. At the height of the lockdowns during COVID-19 technology helped us to carry on seamlessly working from the home.  We met our work colleagues virtually on videoconferencing platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and…

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A Guide to Passing Challenging Job Interviews in 2022

02.12.2021, 22:15 A Guide to Passing Challenging Job Interviews in 2022 Job interviews in 2022 will be challenging and demanding for candidates as employers continue to take a cautious approach to new hirings. Landing yourself the role you are applying for will require even better interview preparation and presentation than in previous years. Make sure…

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Ready-Built Digital Signage & Wayfinding Templates

23.07.2021, 11:27 Ready-Built Digital Signage & Wayfinding Templates The global launch of Digital Signage Ready (DSR), a portfolio of packaged software and service bundles from 22Miles Inc., facilitates deployment of a range of digital signage and wayfinding applications. DSR encompasses entry-level digital and interactive signage software and content management features that are ready-to-customize, ready-to-bundle, and…

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Customer-first Relationships in Property Management

21.06.2021, 10:52 Customer-first Relationships in Property Management Stephen Higgins, Head of CRM at Columbus UK, explains how Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems can transform customer engagement within the property sector. Customer experience (CX) drives over two-thirds of customer loyalty, outperforming brand and price combined. A flawless service and experience are always expected and nowhere more…

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Virtual Visits for Life Sciences Manufacturers

16.06.2021, 13:25 Virtual Visits for Life Sciences Manufacturers Ecolab’s new mixed-reality Virtual Visits service offers real-time cleaning and disinfection advice to manufacturers operating in the life sciences sector. Using mixed-reality tools, company advisors can visit client sites virtually to diagnose and solve hygiene and safety issues from anywhere, at any time, helping customers navigate the…

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From Office to Social Hub

06.05.2021, 12:04 From Office to Social Hub More than a third of office workers in the United States and the United Kingdom compare the prospect of a return to the workplace with going out to meet friends according to a new OnePoll survey of 1,500 employees.   Commissioned by hybrid work specialist Chargifi in April, the survey also…

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The World’s Most Impactful Innovations

21.04.2021, 15:38 The World’s Most Impactful Innovations As the United Nations marks World Creativity and Innovation Day 2021, cross-border payments challenger, WorldRemit, shares its selection of the most “impactful” inventions.   Two-way video phones – invented in the Philippines Image credit: plethorist.com Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, many businesses would simply not have survived without access…

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AVer Europe Extends Agreement with UKI Distribution

23.03.2021, 21:37 AVer Europe Extends Agreement with UKI Distribution Education technology and visual collaboration solutions manufacturer AVer Europe has extended its distribution agreement with Midwich Group, a specialist distributor of AV products in the United Kingdom. The manufacturer’s range of video conferencing and professional audio-visual products will continue to be available to Midwich Group channel…

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Supporting the Future of Work

26.02.2021, 06:00 Supporting the Future of Work With many companies adjusting working practices to accommodate a hybrid future, workplace platform Envoy is reporting a significant increase in integrations.   The company plans to add 100 new integrations in 2021 alone, bringing its total number of integrations to more than 150 and surpassing the available integrations…

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Reimaging Building Management

09.12.2020, 13:49 Reimaging Building Management A global digital collaboration between Johnson Controls and Microsoft promises to transform the design, construction and operation of buildings and designed spaces. Integrating Johnson Controls’ OpenBlue Digital Twin platform for site ecosystems, building and device management with the Microsoft Microsoft Azure Digital Twins platform, the collaboration leverages digital twins (replicas…

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Why Video Conferencing Has Saved 2020

30.11.2020, 13:07 Why Video Conferencing Has Saved 2020 Rene Buhay, VP of Sales and Marketing at AVer Europe, discusses the upsurge in video conferencing during the Covid-19 pandemic, and its impact on businesses as well as families. 2020 has been an unprecedented year, with lockdowns, social distancing, and remote working. But there have been things…

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Approaching Decarbonisation

18.11.2020, 13:02 Approaching Decarbonisation Faye Bowser, Head of Siemens Energy Solutions, provides guidance on the measures businesses can take to decarbonise. Decarbonisation is a clear global target and there is a growing urgency for businesses to act. If they don’t, they risk exposing themselves to potential risks from policy-driven increased operating costs, increased energy costs…

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Digitising Safety Walks

30.09.2020, 10:26 Digitising Safety Walks A new app is helping 2,500 Compass Group employees conduct ‘safety walks’ at food preparation sites in 25 countries. Developed by field management software solutions company, Totalmobile, the app extends Compass Group’s ‘See Care Share’ wellbeing model by providing leadership teams with a highly structured way of ensuring each location…

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Transforming Cleaning Efficiency

22.09.2020, 15:46 Transforming Cleaning Efficiency A new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution from Clenetix is supporting cleaning operatives in meeting the needs of different locations.   Clenetix brings together functionality to track on-going activity, automate workflow and audit service standards. The comprehensive, modular tool provides time and attendance monitoring, activity tracking, task list management, quality audit management…

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Migrating Suffolk’s Digital Education Services to the Cloud

Suffolk County Council’s is deploying Software-as-a-Service solutions from Capita to support statutory education functions including school admissions, and the provision of school transport, meals and special educational needs.   Capita’s SaaS applications are built into Microsoft Azure, a public cloud service. Once the council’s data is migrated to the new cloud system, upgrades and fixes will…

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Working Productively From Home

09.04.2020, 17:03 Working Productively From Home Savills flexible office venture Workthere have produced a series of tips to help workers replicate their usual working environment at home to counter disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The largely unprecedented and uncertain nature of recent events has led to a significant shift in lifestyle for many.  …

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Training UK Radiographers

31.03.2020, 14:40 Training UK Radiographers Mersive’s Solstice in-room wireless collaboration platform is facilitating training at NHS facility, the National Imaging Academy Wales.   The Academy has installed 15 Solstice units in 13 spaces ranging from a full lecture theatre to smaller meeting rooms.  The National Imaging Academy Wales is an NHS facility that trains radiologists…

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Securing Enterprise Networks

12.02.2020, 13:29 Securing Enterprise Networks Forescout Technologies, Inc., has updated its device visibility and control platform which allows organisations to identify and secure high-risk devices, including Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) systems. The company’s updated platform leverages the power of the proprietary Forescout Device Cloud – the largest knowledgebase of 11M+ enterprise…

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Challenging the Future of Workplaces

12.02.2020, 00:34 Challenging the Future of Workplaces Silicon Valley-based global visitor management solutions provider Envoy has launched an integrated suite of workplace experience tools in “the first major step toward delivering the smart workplace of the future”. The company, which serves over 13,000 workplaces including those operated by Slack, Asana, Pinterest, Warby Parker, MailChimp, Stripe,…

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Kramer to Unveil Next-gen Wireless Collaboration Solutions at ISE 2020

10.02.2020, 14:31 Kramer to Unveil Next-gen Wireless Collaboration Solutions at ISE 2020 Kramer Electronics will debut its VIA GO² and VIA Campus² wireless presentation and collaboration solutions at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) from 11-14 February at the RAI Amsterdam.   Visitors to the company’s VIP Lounge in Hall 1 VIP Lounge will be given a…

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Sony Launches TEOS Manage 2.1 Workplace Management Solution

02.12.2019, 14:12 Sony Launches TEOS Manage 2.1 Workplace Management Solution Sony Professional Solutions Europe has unveiled a major update to the TEOS Manage 2 workplace management solution that adds wayfinding capabilities and integration with the company’s BRAVIA Professional display range.     TEOS Manage 2.1 also introduces enhanced IPTV support and updates existing solutions including…

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Ecolab Launches Industrial Water Management Platform

09.09.2019, 19:53 Ecolab Launches Industrial Water Management Platform Ecolab has launched the ECOLAB3D™ Cloud Platform which leverages predictive analytics to facilitate enterprise-scale industrial water management. Developed with support from Microsoft and Accenture to help businesses improve asset performance and reduce water use, ECOLAB3D collects data from the company’s process control and monitoring systems, automation tools and…

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Equinix and Singapore in European Data Centre JV

01.07.2019, 20:24 Equinix and Singapore in European Data Centre JV A US $1 billion joint-venture between U.S. data centre operator Equinix and GIC, the government of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, will meet the requirements of hyperscale data centre operators in Europe by developing new data centres utilising the xScale platform. The initial facilities in the…

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Improving “AI” alfred

The Western world’s largest materials distribution operation, thyssenkrupp Materials Services, has reached a milestone in integrating alfred, it’s AI solution powered by Microsoft’s Azure platform, in its global supply chain. alfred (which is named in honour of company founder, Alfred Krupp) now supports colleagues by dynamically managing the company’s global logistics network of 271 warehouse…

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Improving “AI” alfred

The Western world’s largest materials distribution operation, thyssenkrupp Materials Services, has reached a milestone in integrating alfred, it’s AI solution powered by Microsoft’s Azure platform, in its global supply chain. alfred (which is named in honour of company founder, Alfred Krupp) now supports colleagues by dynamically managing the company’s global logistics network of 271 warehouse…

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Cloud Centre of Excellence

30.04.2019, 11:24 Cloud Centre of Excellence Getronics have partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed services provider HeleCloud to launch a new Cloud Centre of Excellence for AWS-based solutions.   The partnership will focus initially on Europe where Getronics maintains a presence in multiple European enterprises and mid-market businesses, and focus on the  retail, travel…

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