Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 - CBS Studios International and CLAROVIDEO announced today a multi-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that brings top CBS shows to CLAROVIDEO’s subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in Latin American and Caribbean markets starting in January 2014.
The deal, the first between CBS Studios International and CLAROVIDEO, includes hit CBS shows such as THE GOOD WIFE and CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, as well as SHOWTIME®’s CALIFORNICATION and NURSE JACKIE.
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is proud to announce the groundbreaking on a 20-story, 225-room InterContinental® hotel located in the Piantini neighborhood of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Real Hotels & Resorts, a hotel division of Salvadorian-based Grupo Poma, will own the new development and invest US$70 million in the project.
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that WABCO has further expanded its relationship with Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, one of the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in South America. WABCO will furnish air processing technology, on a sole supplier basis, to equip braking systems across Mercedes-Benz do Brasil’s platforms of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Series production is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Algar Telecom, a quad-play telecommunications provider in Uberlandia, Brazil, saw an opportunity: if it could centrally manage its mobile workforce, the company could more holistically view and improve its field operations. And, just as importantly, this centralization could also help the company improve the quality of service it provides to customers. As the core technology solution driving the success of this strategic initiative, Algar Telecom chose TOA Technologies and its ETAdirect field service management solution.
Today’s release of the G20 Consumer Price Index (CPI) marks the second release of a G20 aggregate statistic following the first publication of aggregate quarterly G20 GDP estimates on 14 March 2012. The releases on G20 aggregates contribute to the implementation of the G20 Data Gaps Initiative - a set of 20 recommendations on the further enhancement of statistics as agreed by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.
MIAMI – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces that the Holiday Inn Express® brand is expanding in Brazil with the openings of the Holiday Inn Express® Belem-Ananindeua hotel, the Holiday Inn Express® Porto Velho hotel and the Holiday Inn Express® Marilia hotel expected to open later this year. IHG also has plans for a new-build Holiday Inn Express® Manaus hotel, scheduled to open in 2014.
Analysts to Explore Major Business and Technology Trends at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 6-10 in Orlando
Gartner's Maverick Research Special Report Sparks New, Unconventional Insights
Sixty percent of CEOs believe that the emergence of smart machines capable of absorbing millions of middle-class jobs within 15 years is a "futurist fantasy," according to Gartner's 2013 CEO survey. However, Gartner predicts that smart machines will have widespread and deep business impact within only seven years through 2020.
Portland, Ore. – October 9, 2013 – Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced its plans to showcase advances critical for the cable industry to efficiently distribute multiscreen video, including live HEVC 4K video processing and low bitrate MPEG-2 encoding, at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, October 22 - 24.
SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Oct. 7, 2013 – Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) – through its family of businesses including Halla Visteon Climate Control (HVCC) – will display automotive climate, electronics and interiors innovations Oct 7-9 at the 22nd SAE Brazil Congress. Visteon’s exhibit will be in areas 103, 105 and 107, at E5 Street, in the Expo Center Norte Pavilion in São Paulo.
As Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) lead growth initiatives designed to take their organizations into the digital era, professional services providers rooted in marketing services and traditional business consulting are aggressively expanding their brands to prove that they can help the CMO get digital transformation initiatives off the ground.
Gartner analyst Richard Fouts takes a look at the current and future direction of the market for digital transformation consulting services.
Worldwide shipments of 3D printers (3DPs) priced less than $100,000 will grow 49 percent in 2013 to reach a total of 56,507 units, according to Gartner, Inc.'s first forecast of the less than $100,000 consumer and enterprise 3D printer market. Rapid quality and performance innovations across all 3DP technologies will drive enterprise and consumer demand. Gartner said that shipments will increase further in 2014, growing 75 percent to 98,065 units, followed by a near doubling of unit shipments in 2015.
Digital business incompetence will cause a quarter of businesses to lose competitive ranking by 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. During the second quarter of 2013, Gartner conducted a survey of 151 participants who were intimately involved in making digital business strategy decisions or in locating, developing and acquiring talent for those digital business strategy endeavors. Ninety percent of respondents thought that competition for talent will make or break digital business success.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and RIO de JANIERO – September 26, 2013 – Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that ALOG Data Centers of Brazil S.A., a Platform Equinix™ Company, has opened a second International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Rio de Janeiro. Known as RJ2, the new Rio de Janeiro data center will enable Equinix to meet strong customer demand for data center services in this rapidly growing region.
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Analysts Will Examine the Outlook of Privacy in Europe at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, November 10-14, Barcelona, Spain
Companies Must Refocus Privacy Efforts to Deal with the Impact of the Nexus of Forces
DECATUR, Ill., Sept. 23, 2013 –Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced today that it is exploring establishing a new global headquarters and customer center.
Big Data Trends to be Examined at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013, October 6-10, in Orlando, Florida
Big data investments in 2013 continue to rise, with 64 percent of organizations investing or planning to invest in big data technology compared with 58 percent in 2012, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. However, less than eight percent of survey respondents have actually deployed.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2013 – Cisco today announced enhancements to its portfolio of safety and security solutions with video surveillance architectures and new IoT enabled solutions that ease management of millions of connected cameras and devices. The Internet of Things is the next technology transition where devices will allow us to sense and control the physical world by making objects smarter and connecting them through an intelligent network.
Sao Paulo, BRAZIL, September 20, 2013 – Cisco announced that GVT TV has adopted the Cisco® Videoscape VideoGuard® Smart Card to protect its video content transmitted via satellite in Brazil. This is a highly secure encryption system protected against Cardsharing or Control Word Sharing (a fault in the DVB – Digital Video Broadcasting system), which stops the broadcaster's signal from being transmitted illegally.
New York – Leading global businesses announced significant commitments towards the Millennium Development goals today. Turkish internet giant TTNET, the Brazilian subsidiary of Spanish financial services provider Santander, Japanese retailing conglomerate MUJI, and many other large multinational and domestic companies have rallied the Business Call to Action (BCtA) and taken concrete steps to include the poor in their core business operations, as consumers, producers and entrepreneurs.
Mobile app stores will see annual downloads reach 102 billion in 2013, up from 64 billion in 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. Total revenue in 2013 will reach $26 billion, up from $18 billion in 2012. Free apps will account for 91 percent of total downloads in 2013 (see Table 1). Gartner said that in-app purchases (IAPs) will account for 48 percent of app store revenue by 2017, up from 11 percent in 2012.
PURCHASE, NY – (September 16, 2013) – The back-to-school shopping season is the second-biggest selling period of the year for U.S. retailers, behind the winter holidays. While this year has been without exception, the back-to-school bump was less than the retail industry expected. According to the latest SpendingPulse™ report released today by MasterCard Advisors, total US retail sales for August saw a 3.9 percent year-over-year increase. However, e-Commerce remains a bright spot in retail sales.
TOKYO, September 12, 2013- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has assumed ownership of Brazilian elevator and escalator company LGTECH ELEVADORES S.A. (LGT), launching business operations under the name MELCO ELEVADORES DO BRASIL S.A. this month. Mitsubishi Electric will further expand its elevator and escalator business through its full-scale entry into the Brazilian market, the largest in South America.
New York -- The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Scottsdale, Ariz. – September 10, 2013 – JDA®Software Group, Inc.