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New step in the ENGIE growth in energy services in Asia-Pacific

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TSC operates businesses in the commercial and industrial heating, ventilating and air conditioning, refrigeration, mechanical, fire safety and security services sectors in Australia and New Zealand through the Trilogy Building Services, Spectrum Fire & Security and Cowley Services brands. With 600 employees, and a turnover of A$ 149 million, it is a significant player on the Australian market. “This transaction is fully in line with ENGIE development in energy services in Asia and Pacific and provides a significant platform to build our ... Read More »

Taylor, Ricci & Associates launches new newsletter to assist businesses with debt

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Taylor, Ricci & Associates has announced today that they will be launching a newsletter that's aimed at helping businesses recover for debt collection tragedies. The newsletter will focus on how small business owners should protect themselves from overnight Commercial Businesses. After Taylor, Ricci & Associates analyzed most of the clients through out the US, the main issue America is having is trusting commercial businesses without a personal guarantor. If small business owners do not enforce their contracts, invoices, and promi... Read More »

Accenture named exclusive Digital Transformation Partner of GITEX Technology Week

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Company to focus on driving digital agenda to help businesses and governments meet customers’ and citizens’ changing expectations Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed a three-year agreement with the Dubai World Trade Centre to become the exclusive digital transformation partner of GITEX Technology Week. Under the agreement, Accenture will team with the event organizers, Dubai World Trade Centre, on a broad mission to deliver compelling, industry-leading insights on how digital technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming busine... Read More »

CBS: Child-rearing mostly done by mothers, including working mothers

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Working equally long hours in paid jobs: mothers more involved in child-rearing than fathers Sharing of parenting tasks varies according to whether or not both parents have paid work. Fathers are only more involved in all or most parenting tasks when the mother is employed (part time or full time) and the father is not. Even when both parents are working equally long hours in full time or part time employment, mothers take on most child-rearing tasks. Dressing and nursing children done much more often by mothers Playing with children i... Read More »

Large Companies and entrepreneurs face cultural barriers to achieving open innovation, finds Accenture Study

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Failure to use digital collaboration puts at risk a $1.5 trillion growth opportunity As corporations seek greater revenues from working with entrepreneurs, large and small businesses are failing to use digital collaboration to innovate together, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). As a result, they are putting at risk a $1.5 trillion growth opportunity, equivalent to 2.2 percent of global GDP. In the United States, $433 billion of potential growth is at risk, equivalent of 2.7 percent of the U.S. economy. The report, “Harne... Read More »

Heineken N.V. realigns ownership interests in Jamaica, Malaysia, Singapore and Ghana

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The transaction comprises: HEINEKEN has taken control of Desnoes & Geddes (“D&G”) by acquiring Diageo’s 57.9% shareholding in this company. HEINEKEN now has full ownership of GAPL Pte Ltd (“GAPL”), having acquired Diageo’s shareholding, which was slightly lower than 50%. GAPL owns 51% of the issued share capital of Guinness Anchor Berhad (“GAB”), which is listed on the Malaysian Stock Exchange. GAPL is also the licensee for Guinness and ABC Stout distribution for the Singapore market. HEINEKEN has sold its 20% ownership stake i... Read More »

EIB fosters high-speed mobile broadband services in Finland and Estonia

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The large-scale rollout of 4th generation Long-Term Evolution (4G/LTE) mobile networks will enable high-speed mobile broadband services to be provided to more people, particularly in rural and remote areas in Finland and Estonia. This adds to the current 97% population coverage for 4G services. Elisa’s modernisation investments supported by the EIB will also strengthen transmission networks to cope with increasing data traffic and improve the overall quality of service. Thanks to the deployment of more efficient multi-service nodes, overall CO2... Read More »

SABIC announces transformation plans to better meet customer needs

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The reorganization follows a comprehensive review of the challenges SABIC faces in the context of the company’s 2025 strategy -- including changes in the market landscape as well as the need to drive technology and innovation. To meet these challenges, the company is optimizing its existing portfolio while at the same time investing in the innovations that are required for future growth. As a result of this optimization, the commodity products of the Innovative Plastics Strategic Business Unit (SBU) will now be housed in the Chemicals and Po... Read More »

Aviva: Do you want to help distribute $1 million?

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“With the overwhelming number of submissions we receive each year, it’s clear that there is a need for this type of funding across Canada,” said Debora Hendrickson, Aviva Canada’s Senior Vice President of Customer & Marketing. “Now we ask all Canadians to help make positive change a reality by voting for the ideas that resonate most with them.” Voting for Aviva Community Fund ideas opens at noon EST today and continues until October 23 at 4 p.m. EST. In prior years, ideas had to go through two rounds of voting to make it to the finals; t... Read More »

BT innovates to help organisations stay secure as they move to the cloud

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BT innovates to help organisations stay secure as they move to the cloud BT adds Global Distributed Denial of Service Mitigation to its ‘Cloud of Clouds’ security portfolio BT’s ‘Cloud of Clouds’ security capabilities were unveiled to media, analysts, customers and BT employees during the opening of BT’s state-of-the art global security showcase in Sevenoaks, UK, on September 23. The new facility is designed for BT’s corporate and public sector customers looking to build a more sustainable business with added security and resilience. It pr... Read More »

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