(From left) Ong, Chen, I-Berhad non-executive director Datuk Eu Hong Chew, Teng and CMIM senior consultant Datuk Seri Chong Chin Fung at the signing ceremony - A + A PETALING JAYA (Jan 26): i-City has announced a partnership with China Mobile (CMIM) to build the first smart green building in Malaysia. According to a statement on Wednesday (Jan 26), i-City director Monica Ong said the corporate tower will be equipped with 5G internet-enabled cameras and sensors to monitor the environment, energy consumption and human traffic flow for data gathering purposes. “With the artificial intelligence (AI) technology incorporated into the building fabric, energy used to power lights, air conditioning and other electrical equipment can be tuned automatically based on the weather and number of people inside the building. “Conversely, resource planning for security and cleanliness too can be managed more effectively, adding that with sufficient data gathered, machines … [Read more...] about i-City partners China Mobile to build Malaysia’s first smart green building
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Domestic robots have never been more in vogue than now. As per a study, the global sales value of domestic robots is forecasted to grow from US$ 4.3 billion in 2019 to US$ 10 billion in 2023 . Despite the increasing usage of robotics in smart cities and homes, not everyone may know about some lesser-known applications. Most homes use domestic robots for cleaning— which includes vacuum cleaning, laundry management, lawn mowing and window cleaning, among others—entertainment and socializing—social robots, toys—and security—surveillance robots and robotic nannies, among others. By doing so, they are exploiting only a small percentage of ways in which robots can be put to use in smart cities. Some of the more underrated applications of robotics in smart cities and homes are listed here: Robotic Fitness Trainers Personal health and wellness are often overlooked aspects of the domestic ecosystem. Several illnesses and health … [Read more...] about 3 Lesser-Known Domestic Robotics Applications In Smart Cities
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There is more innovation going on in the Telecom industry due to AI and IoT than any other prior period. No longer are telcos’ just providing basic telephony services, internet services, mobile enablements and network services, rather they are fueling growth using AI. Reports abound on how the IoT era will increase over 25% growth for telecom providers in the 2021-28 period according to Fortune Business Insights. Telecom players are adding AI capabilities given their sheer volume of data reservoirs tapping data from simply everywhere: mobile devices, networks, geo-location intelligence, customer profiles and log behaviours, services and service utilization, sales data from customer communications, billing, contracts, etc. The source areas for data aggregation and mining collective intelligence are simply endless. The opportunity to create an intelligent customer profile aggregating all service and usage patterns into an … [Read more...] about Advancing AI In Telecommunications: Where Are You In Your Modernization Strategy?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Dr. Rakish Rana ( The Clear Coach ) is a life coach who challenges, encourages and supports clients to find direction, happiness and purpose. My personal goal last year was to lose weight, get leaner, get fitter and ultimately get a six-pack. I eventually shed 30% of my body weight, losing around 50 pounds in a little under nine months. I went from an overweight 29% body fat to a leaner 13.4% body fat. But most importantly, I went from a dangerous visceral fat of 15 to a healthier visceral fat of 5. This article is not a diet or fitness plan. This article will highlight the strategies I employed, which can be used for achieving your goals, personal or business. The third UK lockdown from 2020 into 2021 took its toll on many — me included. Cooped up indoors, I overate, indulged in too many sweet treats and forgot to do any kind of exercise — to the extent I saw myself get to a weight and size I’d not been at … [Read more...] about The Five Strategies Needed For Achieving Your Goals
The European telecom vendor Ericsson ( NASDAQ:ERIC ) announced this week an agreement to acquire the communications specialist Vonage Holdings ( NASDAQ:VG ) for $6.2 billion in cash. With Ericsson's share price down following the news, the market doesn't look excited by the company's largest deal ever. The synergies between Ericsson's 5G business and Vonage's unified communications platform seem limited. However, Ericsson has a long-term plan that could boost its enterprise services business over the long term. Let's dig in. Limited short-term synergies Over the last several years, Ericsson has consolidated its leadership in the 5G markets. For instance, it increased its share in the radio access network market in North American from 48% in 2018 to 53% in 2020. Of course, it benefited from the geopolitical tensions that led to the exclusion of the Chinese tech giant Huawei from several important areas. But it also managed to gain market share thanks to its focus … [Read more...] about Is Ericsson’s $6.2 Billion Acquisition of Vonage a Smart Move?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Social media has been a transformative force in the world of marketing and advertising. While it offers brands innumerable ways to reach consumers, the smartest marketers keep a close watch on new trends popping up on various social platforms so that they can figure out how to leverage them in their digital marketing before others do. To help ensure brands can incorporate the trends that stand to have the most impact in a timely fashion, and thereby get a jump on the competition, the members of Forbes Communications Council share social media trends they see continuing to grow in popularity in 2022, along with great ways for marketers to capitalize on them. 1. Social Commerce Social commerce is nothing new, but it is going to dominate social media in the new year. Consumers want to have experiences in the places where they are already spending time. We will see more brands testing shoppable functionality on all … [Read more...] about Social Media Trends Taking Off In 2022 (And How To Leverage Them)
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Whether you’re working as part of a sales team, providing customer service or managing a branch of a major corporation, every professional needs motivation to do their best work. Many companies offer incentives to employees to inspire them to achieve more, but it can be challenging to find incentives that will inspire every team member perform at a high level, especially for very large businesses with hierarchical organizational structures. To decide if your business should offer a particular incentive, consider the benefits and perks you’re already using to incentivize employees, why you’re offering them and whether or not they are working. Here, 10 professionals from Forbes Coaches Council explore incentives that they believe will be most effective at keeping employees at large companies motivated. 1. Understand Them As Individuals And Act Accordingly The best way to motivate employees is to understand them as … [Read more...] about 10 Ways To Keep Employees Motivated At A Large Business
Image source: The Motley Fool. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson ( NASDAQ:ERIC ) Oct 19, 2021 , 3:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Peter Nyquist Hello and good morning and welcome to the Ericsson third-quarter 2021 call. Today's call will be a little bit different from others. We will start with the normal procedures going through the Q3 numbers. The second part, we will actually spend a little bit on strategic topics, one, addressing the path to profitability in digital services by Carl and then we will address the opportunities that we see in enterprise by Borje. And with me here today, as usual, I have our president and CEO, Borje Ekholm; and our CFO, Carl Mellander. So hopefully, anyway, even though we'll have this little bit longer presentation, hopefully, we can spend the second part of this hour on Q&A. And in order to ask these questions, you need to contact or connect to the … [Read more...] about Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (ERIC) Q3 2021 Earnings Call Transcript
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The more a technology or concept permeates and gets normalized in our day-to-day lives, the more we grow to expect from it. About two decades ago, a sub-56kpbs dial-up internet connection seemed miraculous. Today, with internet speeds as high as 2000Mbps becoming normal , the 56Kbps connection would be considered a failure of sorts—in the developed world, at least. This shift in expectation also applies to AI. Having seen numerous practical AI applications aid human convenience and progress, both the general population and the AI research community now expects every new breakthrough in the field to be more earth-shattering than the previous one. Similarly, what qualifies as AI failure has also seen a massive shift in recent years, especially from a problem owner’s perspective. What Counts as AI Failure Today Just the fact that an AI model performs a specific function with expected levels of efficacy is no longer the only … [Read more...] about Why User Education Is Necessary To Avoid AI Failure
Image source: The Motley Fool. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson ( NASDAQ:ERIC ) Jan 25, 2022 , 3:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Peter Nyquist Hello, everyone, and welcome to today's Ericsson's fourth-quarter results, as well as the full-year result for 2021. With me here today, I have our CEO, Borje Ekholm; and our CFO, Carl Mellander. So, as usual, we will start with a presentation from Borje Ekholm, and then we will end this session with a Q&A. More information on that, you will find on our website. But you have to join the call via telephone to be able to ask questions. So, during today's presentation, we will make forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our current expectation and certain planning assumptions, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. The actual result may differ materially due to factors mentioned in today's report or press release and … [Read more...] about Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (ERIC) Q4 2021 Earnings Call Transcript