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This lamp grows wheatgrass using only water and LED light

The Grasslamp is a simple and attractive table or countertop lamp, that lets you grow your own micro-greens like wheatgrass, using just water and LED …

Another Online Bank Is Starting Up In China As Baidu Partners With CITIC

BAT is a common acronym in China’s tech space for a reason. <b>B</b>aidu-<b>A</b>libaba-<b>T</b>encent are the three largest firms in the country, and each has its tentacles in a range of products and areas. Now, Baidu has entered the online banking space, becoming the third BAT member to do so this year.<p>Baidu, best …

How it Works: GE Energy using solar to power telecom

General Electric is not typically known for being a telecom powerhouse, but as the company continues to diversify, its energy branch, GE Energy …

Three Questions People Are Afraid to Ask

<i>Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which there is a desire for harmony within the group, but the result</i> …

Showing true colors in partnerships

Partnerships are an odd part of the business model. It’s often very difficult to understand them, or even figure out if you’re really looking at a …

Tools, Tips, and Tricks to Create Successful Social Video Content

Video content is staging a takeover of the Internet. By 2017, Cisco projects that video will account for 69 percent of all Web traffic. The majority of that traffic will come from non-PC devices, including tenfold increases in smartphone and tablet usage.<p>To capitalize on those numbers, you must …

Tackling Jakarta's Traffic by Changing People’s Attitudes | Jakarta Globe

Motorists wait in traffic along Jl MH Thamrin in one of Jakarta's near-daily traffic jams. (SP Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)<p>Robin Chase<p>Robin Chase is …

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BlackBuried: Indonesia Failings Offer Lessons for Apple, Samsung | Jakarta Globe

Indonesia has long been a surprising jewel in the crown of BlackBerry Ltd, a rare market where its devices enjoyed mass appeal. But the country also …

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …

Using Architected Software for Regulatory Compliance Success | Bank Systems Technology

Having the right foundation in place is key for banks handling the changing regulatory landscape.<p>Banks are not and do not want to be in the business …

10 Payments And Commerce Predictions For 2014

<i>The following guest post is by Henry Helgeson, the CEO and co-founder of</i> <i></i><i>Merchant Warehouse</i><i>, a recognized leader in payment processing technologies.</i><p>2013 was a big year for the mobile commerce space, with major developments from ISIS, Google, Square and PayPal, plus some large-scale deployments at …

Supply Chain/Value Chain Models - Business Process Model Wars Update

Price Waterhouse Coopers, one of the largest consulting groups, has a process framework that is strikingly similar to the hierarchical models …

Supply Chain News - Cool Tool

In my last blog entry I bemoaned my inability to figure out how to aggregate business news stories that were specific to supply chain issues. As I …

Our Value Chain Design tools need to give us more

Value chain analysis is one of the most used approaches to designing private sector development projects. It helps to obtain an overview of all the …

The value chain in transition

My team and I recently conducted fieldwork in Kenya. The purpose of our stay was to gain a deeper understanding of the use and adoption of …

The partnership proposition canvas: designing your value network

[Ed. 17-10-2014 We have an updated version of this partnership tool]<p>Alex Osterwalder’s business model canvas is proving to be an indispensable tool …

POLYESTER BOTTLE GRADE RESIN - MAY/JUNE 2011

Finally Indorama has partially restarted PET production at Decatur, and should resume to optimum production once PTA supply issues from BP’s PTA …

PTA & MEG - Q2 2013

<b>PTA & MEG</b>In the North American sector PTA prices have been computed based on a formula and settled @ 67.22 c/lb, an increase of 2.83 c/lb over the …

SPI is not a good index at the end of a project

The Schedule Performance Index, SPI = EV / PV, is commonly used as value to monitor how a project achieves the milestones in a timeline. However, …

Earned Value Measurement Techniques / Methods

In my opinion, there is a natural tendency of humans to change the progress measurement criteria during the execution. Normally, the change increases …

John Nash's theory applied to Project Management

There is an unexplored area related with Project Management that could be seen from the perspective of John Nash's theory. Any Project Manager with …

Program Overseeing

Let's remember first that a Program is "a group of related projects managed in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from …

EVM Forecasting Analysis

It's good reviewing graphically EVM forecasting in order to understand possibilities and limitations. The EVM most known formulas need certain …

Risk in Project Management

Project appraisers have the tendency to be over optimistic. There are two clear tendencies that govern this behavior. One comes from a natural human …

Program Management vs Project Management

Have you ever thought that your project would be a program? “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” [Bernard Baruch]. Is your …

Behind schedule since project planning

If you have two parallel activities preceding one, your project will be probably late. This is not rhetoric and certainly not ironic. It’s a …

Seeking Innovation? Stop IT Overspending

December 2013 | Commentary | <b>IT Matters: Logistics & Supply Chain Technology</b><p>Jon Winsett is CEO, NPI, 404-591-7505<p>Today's supply chain is one of the …

Innovation

Ports-to-Plains Corridor: A Pipeline for Progress

August 2013 | Sponsored | <b>Economic Development</b><p>Stretching from Texas' U.S.-Mexico border to Alberta, Canada, the Ports-to-Plains Corridor represents a …

U.S.-Mexico border

Plugging Multiple Brands Into Multiple Channels

December 2013 | Sponsored | <b>Above & Beyond</b><p>Geodis Wilson helps integrated design technology company Dana Innovations expand its international supply …

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