How a New Solar and Lighting Technology Could Propel a Renewable Energy Transformation

The demand for cheaper, greener electricity means that the energy landscape is changing faster than at any other point in history. This is particularly true of solar-powered electricity and battery storage. The cost of both has dropped at unprecedented rates over the past decade and energy efficient technologies such as LED lighting have also expanded.

Access to cheap and ubiquitous solar power and storage will transform the way we produce and use power, allowing electrification of the transport sector. There is potential for new chemical-based economies in which we store renewable energy as fuels, and support new devices making up an “internet of things.”

But our current energy technologies won’t lead us to this future: we will soon hit efficiency and cost limits. The potential for future reductions in the cost of electricity from silicon solar, for example, is limited. The manufacture of each panel demands a fair amount of

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Nokia accelerates Industry 4.0 transformation with added Nokia Digital Automation Cloud functionality

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Nokia accelerates Industry 4.0 transformation with added Nokia Digital Automation Cloud functionality

  • Extends platform capabilities complementing private wireless connectivity
  • Provides framework for cloud-native application deployment, lifecycle management and effortless integration with application services on public or private clouds 
  • New, integrated voice and video enables enhanced campus-wide communications
  • Industrial connectors ease standard and industry-specific protocol connectivity
  • Simplifies integration with Microsoft Azure IoT modules on Nokia DAC edge server

             

16 September 2020

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced new added value features and digital automation enablers for its Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) private wireless networking platform.

Enhancing Nokia DAC’s industry-leading private 4.9G/LTE and 5G connectivity, the new features offer an expanded portfolio of Nokia apps as well as a growing ecosystem of IoT modules and industry connectors essential to Industry 4.0 implementation.

Enabled by its cloud-native application framework, the Nokia DAC application catalog provides a ‘click and deploy’ approach

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Atos asks: Is digital transformation only about technology? – Trends, Digitalisation, ATOS, Telecoms, Middle East

With telcos and enterprises alike fast tracking their digitalisation initiatives across the region, the Middle East finds itself on the cutting edge when it comes to digital innovation.

In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the launch of 5G will bring a plethora of opportunities for enterprises to redefine the way they do business and deliver a diverse portfolio of digital services and products to an increasingly demanding client base.

Similarly, across the greater Middle East and Africa region, the proliferation of 4G and LTE networks is kick starting a digital revolution that will fundamentally change the way people live their lives – opening up a veritable smorgasbord of digital opportunities, from remote working and e-learning initiatives, to mobile financial applications and e-health solutions.

As telcos continue to evolve their product offering way beyond the mere provision of “dumb pipe” connectivity, they will increasingly look to leverage partnerships with service providers

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Is digital transformation only about technology? – Trends, Digitalisation, ATOS, Telecoms, Middle East

With telcos and enterprises alike fast tracking their digitalisation initiatives across the region, the Middle East finds itself on the cutting edge when it comes to digital innovation.

In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the launch of 5G will bring a plethora of opportunities for enterprises to redefine the way they do business and deliver a diverse portfolio of digital services and products to an increasingly demanding client base.

Similarly, across the greater Middle East and Africa region, the proliferation of 4G and LTE networks is kick starting a digital revolution that will fundamentally change the way people live their lives – opening up a veritable smorgasbord of digital opportunities, from remote working and e-learning initiatives, to mobile financial applications and e-health solutions.

As telcos continue to evolve their product offering way beyond the mere provision of “dumb pipe” connectivity, they will increasingly look to leverage partnerships with service providers

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Konica Minolta Named a Worldwide Leader by IDC MarketScape for Print Transformation

Recognized for Strong Portfolio to Support Clients in Growing their Digital Maturity

Ramsey, NJ, Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce it has been named as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: ‘Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ (doc #US45354420, August 2020).

Konica Minolta has pursued an active approach to significantly grow its product portfolio and capabilities, leveraging its expertise in technology, products and workflow solutions to provide clients with the tools and competencies to support their digital transformation. The IDC MarketScape states that “Konica Minolta has successfully executed this plan in targeted areas such as managed IT services, security, voiceover IP (VoIP), enterprise content management, business process outsourcing and vertical specific ERP and CRM solutions.” The report notes that “…customers seeking more than just a refresh of their printer/MFP portfolio and more of a vision of the workplace’s

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Cuisinart Embraces Digital Transformation With New E-Commerce Website, Built by Whereoware

New website adds direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales and supports retail partners

Cuisinart, a division of the Conair Corporation, launched the new Cuisinart.com: a data-driven e-commerce website, built by award-winning full-service digital agency Whereoware (www.whereoware.com). (Whereoware is also Cuisinart’s agency for data optimization and email marketing services). The website replatform drives business growth for retail partners, while advancing Cuisinart’s long-term goals for digital transformation, customer journey optimization, and direct-to-consumer sales.

“We are so grateful to have partnered with Whereoware on our website launch. The new website is heavily data-driven, with over a dozen complex integrations, and Whereoware successfully completed the project in just six months,” said Mary M. Rodgers, Director of Marketing for Cuisinart.

Product detail pages feature high quality product imagery and video, full product detail information and specs, improved Favorites functionality, and promotion of Cuisinart’s retailer partners. Extensive back-end data feeds drive the product detail page content to relieve

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Power sector transformation will get world one third of way to net zero – IEA

LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – The transformation of the power sector will only get the world one third of the way to a goal of achieving net zero emissions by mid-century, a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are expected to fall this year by 8% from 2019 – their lowest level since 2010 – as slower economic growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic slashed energy demand.

However, the trend is not forecast to continue.

The transport, industry and building sectors currently account for more than 55% of CO2 emissions from the energy system and that is expected to grow due to more vehicles being electrified, metals recycling and heat production for industry and homes, the IEA said.

Electricity generation would need to be around 2.5 times higher in 2050 than it is today, requiring a rate of growth equivalent to

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Leveraging Hybrid IT Now to Power Digital Transformation

Summary: Cloud is a dominant force in enterprise software today. Global market turbulence is forcing some companies to accelerate moving parts of IT to the cloud sooner than expected to adapt to new customer demands. For others, it is forcing a pause in transformation, making cloud projects occur over a longer time horizon than expected. Both scenarios create a hybrid IT environment — a pragmatic, smart strategy that will be prevalent for a long time as CIOs reduce compute costs, manage data, provide a stable platform on which to innovate faster for competitive advantage, and power growth.

Hybrid IT is Mainstream

What is hybrid IT? Hybrid IT is an IT environment containing a mix of cloud and non-cloud hardware and software. It is the leading strategy that companies are using to selectively move data or workloads to cloud-based environments while retaining other technology in a non-cloud environment.

The hybrid IT

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BOBST Drives Digital Transformation in Folding Carton Sector with launch of Connected Technology Solutions

A combination of new BOBST visionary technologies will bring unparalleled levels of automation and digital transformation to folding carton converters seeking greater agility and efficiency in die-cutting operations. Flatbed die-cutter, MASTERCUT 106 PER, together with the novel digital recipe management tool, TooLink, epitomize the new BOBST vision, unveiled in June, for an entirely connected packaging production system.

Bodo Junge, Product Marketing Director Folding Carton at BOBST, said: “We have identified connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability as the cornerstones of packaging production now and in the future. Our vision for the industry is ultimately about enabling converters to adapt and respond quickly to brand owners’ constantly changing requirements.

“With these four cornerstones front of mind, BOBST is aiming to create a seamless packaging supply chain where machines and tooling communicate with each other to deliver optimum quality and performance, while reducing errors, waste and costs at every point. The introduction of

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