Xerox Survey Finds Consumers Willing to Pay for Better Customer Care Service from their Preferred Brands

The report, which surveyed 6,000 consumers in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom. and the United States, found that the importance consumers placed on a quality customer care experience was significant amongst all sectors, countries and age groups. The survey showed seven in 10 of those aged over 71, and even 40% of Generation Zs (aged 16-20) were prepared to pay more to ease the support process.

Effective fire protection from Siemens for all areas of application

As reflected in its motto for Intersec 2016, “We have a burning passion for fire safety,” the Siemens trade show exhibits will be devoted to specialized fire safety solutions for data centers and server rooms, hotels, schools and universities, historical buildings and industrial facilities. Each of these areas of application places special demands on fire safety. Siemens offers customized solutions that include its Silent Extinguishing Technology for data centers, the Swing wireless fire detection system for hotels, historical buildings and museums, Ex fire detectors for explosion-hazard areas in industrial facilities, and aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) for areas that cannot be adequately protected by conventional detectors.

Renesas Electronics Expands Touch-Based Application Possibilities for Home Appliance, Building, and Industrial Automation Applications with RX130 Group of MCUs

The new RX130 Group combines excellent sensitivity and noise tolerance, making it possible to develop touch keys employing a variety of cover materials, including thick acrylic, glass, wood, fabric, or stone, for use in a broad array of new applications. These include control panels for electric appliances used in locations where they are likely to get wet, home equipment employing recessed switches for a more attractive design, and industrial machinery that must be operated with gloves on for safety reasons.

Rockwell Collins’ new high-fidelity image generation system to be featured on Virgin Atlantic’s 787 flight simulator

“The safest flying environment stems from systematic training that replicates real life, and our newest visual system enables pilots to see the world they’ll be flying in like never before,” said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training for Rockwell Collins.

The Dark Knight III: The Master Race Available Tomorrow

Reviewed by as “A masterful return” and NY Daily News as “vital reading,” this newest installment comes to life courtesy of an all-star lineup of creative talent: Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS, JOKER, BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN) joins Miller as co-writer, Andy Kubert (ACTION COMICS, BATMAN, DETECTIVE COMICS) provides art, along with Frank Miller’s longtime inking partner Klaus Janson (SUPERMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS), reuniting with Frank for the first time in 30 years.

Yuvee, Inc. announces a head-to-head challenge map of traditional search engines versus’s internet maps for engaging with topics on the Web.

Yuvee announces the release of a head-to-head challenge map at  This map lets anyone run a series of head-to-head challenges that pit three major search engines against WebHub’s internet maps for which delivers a faster, richer experience of a topic on the Web.  The seven topics that are part of the challenge are:  Boston Art, Boston Tech, World News, Dogs and Puppies on Tumblr, Crypto Currencies, Apple Travel Apps, and Cool Stuff.

Pinnacle Money Group (PMG) Client Approval Rating Rises in 2015

Ted Kennedy, president and CEO of PMG noted the positive trend in saying: “We are happy to report a noticeable upward trend in client approvals from lenders across the country. Business has been growing steadily and along with it, higher approval rates, which is the type of results that we always strive for in our industry.” Kennedy went on to say that their decision to operate under the name PMG also seems to have been a positive move insofar as better brand awareness and client approval ratings.

Dacia introduces new automatic manual Easy-R transmission

In response to growing demand, Dacia has added automatic manual Easy-R transmission to its range for the very first time.

How Wind Damage to a Building Can Result in Moisture and Mold Issues

Strong winds can cause everything from cosmetic or structural damage to a property’s complete destruction.  Even seemingly minor wind damage may result in water being able to infiltrate a property where it can cause damage to building materials and belongings. This moisture can also result in the growth of mold in less than 48 hours in many circumstances if the materials are allowed to remain wet or moist.  

Motech Hits Fast Track To Business Growth With Netsuite OneWorld

With NetSuite OneWorld, Motech was able to streamline business processes across six company-owned stores in the country, achieving operational efficiency and cost savings. Additionally, NetSuite OneWorld gave Motech the agility, flexibility and scalability it needed to grow and adopt a new business model, enabling the company to expand into franchising. Since 2013, Motech has added 28 retail franchises across the Philippines. With each franchise accounted for as a subsidiary in NetSuite OneWorld, Motech has a real-time view of franchise performance and can better collaborate with franchisees to manage inventory, profitability and service levels. As it continues its rapid expansion strategy, Motech plans to increase its number of stores to 56 by 2017, with a goal of 100 locations by 2020.

Gartner Says Migration to Windows 10 Will Be the Fastest Yet

“In the consumer market, a free upgrade coupled with broad legacy device support and automatic over-the-air upgrades ensures that there will be tens of millions of users familiar with the operating system (OS) before the end of 2015,” said Steve Kleynhans, research vice president at Gartner. “For enterprises, we expect that implementation will be significantly more rapid than that seen with Windows 7 six years ago.”

Ericsson 5G radio prototypes prepped for field trials with NTT DOCOMO

With 5G commercial networks beginning in 2020, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is supporting operator requirements for field trials as early as 2016 with the introduction of 5G Radio Prototypes that operators can deploy in live field trial environments.  Phase two of the award-winning Ericsson 5G Radio Test Bed, Ericsson 5G Radio Prototypes are the first products designed to enable operators to conduct live field trials. Mobile operator in Japan, NTT DOCOMO, INC., is currently using the 5G Radio Test Bed and will receive prototypes for field trials. 

Basware Recognized Among the World’s Largest Software Companies in Software Magazine’s Annual Software 500

“We’re pleased to once again be recognized by Software Magazine as an industry leader among some of the largest and most distinguished software and services companies in the world,” said Bob Cohen, Basware VP, North America. “We are committed to partnering with our customers to help them gain greater visibility, control and efficiencies in their finance organizations. Through our networked purchase-to-pay solutions, spanning e-invoicing to innovative financing services, companies have benefited from improved cash flow, working capital and spend management, as well as significant savings.”

Airbus BizLab global network expands to Bangalore, India

Applications are open until December 9th on:

Air Products Named a Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator

The Thomson Reuters 2015 Top 100 Global Innovator methodology is based on four principle criteria: overall patent volume, patent application-to-grant success rate, global reach of the portfolio, and patent influence as evidenced by citations. This objective formula identifies the companies around the world that are discovering new inventions, protecting them from infringers and commercializing them.

U.S.-Ireland R&D Partnership Expands

On November 17, the U.S.-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership launched a new area of cooperation in agricultural research. In a meeting outside Dublin, the partnership also celebrated two new projects connecting research centers in the United States, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.

Joint Statement of the U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges

The U.S.-Georgia Strategic Partnership Commission€s (SPC) Working Group on People-to-People and Cultural Exchanges met on November 13 in Washington to advance cooperation in the areas of public outreach, education, health, and cultural and sports exchanges.¡ The meeting builds on the November 2 plenary session of the SPC hosted in Washington by Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland during the visit of Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili.¡

Hong Kong: CFS finds salad sample contaminated with Bacillus cereus

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (November 24) that a sample of salad was found to contain an excessive amount of Bacillus cereus, a pathogen. The CFS has ordered the restaurant concerned to stop selling the affected dish, and to review and improve the food production process.

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