Technology

2021’s Best eCommerce Trends

The Covid-19 pandemic restructured the online shopping landscape and positively impacted the world of eCommerce. As a result, many consumers prefer to buy items online from the comfort and safety of their homes, completing the purchasing process in several seconds through a few clicks. This new reality, however, has brought new challenges: increased the number …

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Organizations that use the Internet of things

The businesses and other organizations that use IoT systems are faced with a multitude of opportunities—and maybe just as many challenges. Depending on the industry, IoT applications can have far-reaching effects on how companies operate and may even force changes in business models. Some businesses (automobile manufacturers, for example) need to master both use of …

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The evolving science of managing for sustainability

For individuals, businesses, and public-sector organizations, managing energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and social responsibility have important implications. First, there is the moral and regulatory imperative to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Second, dramatic cost savings can be gained by reducing resource consumption and waste. Finally, there is pressure from suppliers, customers, communities, and other …

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How Technology Will Drive the Transition to the Low-Carbon Economy: ICT and the Sustainability Imperative

Governments, businesses, and societies are all scrambling for a more efficient and greener way to operate and grow. Supporting this pressing need is a growing consumer population and a proliferation of myriad innovative services. Together these trends promise to usher in unprecedented business models and changes to social behavior. It is not easy to get …

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Best Practices in ICT to Foster Growth and Competitiveness: Selected Case Studies

Worldwide, countries of all sizes and development levels are striving to become competitive knowledge economies and build inclusive information societies. In this context, the intensive adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) as the optimal base for sustainable social welfare and economic growth in all economic sectors and social activities is becoming a top priority …

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Enabling Sustainable Digital Highways

Julius Genachowski, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, aptly described the relevance of broadband as a vital asset with an impact that extends far beyond the telecommunications sector: “Broadband is the great infrastructure challenge of our generation. It is to us what railroads, electricity, highways, and telephones were to previous generations—a platform for commerce, …

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Where is the value potential of the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things has the potential to fundamentally shift the way we interact with our surroundings. The ability to monitor and manage objects in the physical world electronically makes it possible to bring data-driven decision making to new realms of human activity—to optimize the performance of systems and processes, save time for people and …

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The business roadmap to sustainability: The role of information technology

Doing the work associated with the next loop of the sustainability roadmap helps organizations expose weaknesses in their data quality and processes and establish a strong foundation for sustainability performance moving forward. Analyze and Benchmark Once the sustainability initiative has been modeled, analyzed, and vetted, the current state of the company’s execution must be benchmarked …

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