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Technology is a wonderful thing that is turning society into idiots

Technology makes our lives easier, to be sure: we can go grocery shopping without ever leaving the couch, watch first-run movies in any room in the house, buy clothes without dressing rooms, even get a date by swiping right. Technology does many things, and it’s turning us into idiots. And I’m not immune. When I was growing up, there was…

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Technology is key to driving revenue at hotels

The key to driving direct business lies within technology. Hotel websites need more and better qualified website traffic—and to get that traffic, they need more searchers landing on their pages. That boils down to a discussion about the technology used to get there, according to Chris Rockett, SVP of sales for Milestone, a digital marketing and technology company. The technology that…

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CAN REDUCE PROCUREMENT COSTS BY UP TO 24%

Typical procurement organizations can substantially narrow the gap between their cost levels and that of top performers, and top performers can become even better by leveraging digital transformation, according to new world-class procurement research from The Hackett Group, Inc. World-class procurement organizations now operate at 22 percent lower labor costs than their peers, and have 29 percent fewer staff, while…

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How are EU businesses using internet and social media?

In 2016, 8 out of 10 internet users in the EU searched online for information about goods or services. As a response, businesses (at least 10 people employed) are increasing their internet presence, for example by having a website, using social media or targeted advertising. 24 % of EU businesses with a website offer online ordering or booking In the EU, 80 % of businesses with internet access had…

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Trends in Communications Industry Show Companies Slow to Adopt New Technologies

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and theEMPLOYEEapp by APPrise Mobile today released findings from a new study on technology usage by the Communications Industry. The report is based on a survey of more than 600 communications professionals and reveals that while companies have embraced social media as an effective way to connect with external audiences, they are still…

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Singapore banks to allow cellphone numbers for transfers

The Association of Banks in Singapore will soon launch a new service enabling retail account holders at seven banks here to send one another money by using cellphone numbers instead of account numbers. The PayNow peer-to-peer fund transfer service, announced Tuesday, goes live July 10. It will serve customers of top three Singaporean banks DBS Group Holdings, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp. and United Overseas Bank,…

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Luftansa uses VR glasses to enhance Experience in Premium Economy

Afternoon at a gate at Frankfurt’s Terminal 1. Put on your VR glasses and off you go: take a look at your surroundings from the comfort of your very own seat in Premium Economy Class and see how much space you have around you. The virtual experience with VR glasses and 360-degree videos is impressive. Lufthansa used these VR glasses…

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Tech Reliance Has Adverse Effect On Memory Skills

A reliance on technology is taking its toll on people’s memories, with almost a third (30%) of Brits admitting theirs isn’t as good as it was five years ago – according to new research from the Energy Networks Association (ENA). A reliance on technology is taking its toll on people’s memories, with almost a third (30%) of Brits admitting theirs…

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TMT sector execs all agree that disruptive tech is having a positive impact but optimism is being met by concerns

A combined 62 percent of the 1740 technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) executives that KPMG International recently surveyed say that disruptive technologies are having a positive impact on their company’s performance. A further 67 percent say it is having a positive impact on their respective industries as well. According to the survey, the main reason for the positive impact on…

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Technology for People – call to augment and amplify human capabilities

For nearly 17 years  Accenture publish  the annual technology report that predicts the most significant technology trends that people will apply to disrupt business over the next three years. People hold the power to shape and apply technology to create positive change, improve lives, and transform business and society, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2017 (get fully report). The theme of…

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