Have we become too reliant on the World Wide Web?

Where would we be without the use of the internet? How often do we log-on and find the server is down, and realise we have no way of finding the information we are looking for. What would happen if, like the volcano in Iceland, the World Wide Web just blew up, and for the foreseeable future we were unable to get on line. How would we cope? As a consumer we would get in our car, travel to the desired...

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Telematics – new opportunities opening up

Vehicle telematics have been around for many years and a few users have already seen big improvements in operational efficiency, particularly since GPS and mobile phone technology was added providing real time tracking. Today, this is becoming a standard fitment in heavy goods vehicles. Despite this, few companies really exploit its range of capabilities, probably put off by the vast quantities of data produced. More and more features and functions are being continually introduced that will extend the system's capabilities....

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The High Street V The Internet – The Winners and Losers this Christmas!

And in the red corner… The gloves were really off and for some businesses, it’s been a very bruising bout! Christmas 2012 has certainly sorted the men from the boys in the race to secure festive sales. It saw many companies massively exceeding their predicted on-line traffic for November/December. A decade ago, home shopping was seen very much a niche avenue for new start-ups to get a foot in the door without going to the expense of a retail unit....

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Technicolor – Warehouse Design and Project Management

Technicolor’s clients include the BBC, Disney and Paramount, for whom they distribute Hollywood blockbusters to retail outlets. Recognising that their existing warehouse would be operating beyond capacity, Technicolor decided to employ The Logistics Business. Careful analysis, designs were drawn up to expand the capacity of the existing warehouse facility. The solution required a mezzanine floor, to be installed while the busy warehouse was still operating, plus new flow and pallet racking, fork lift trucks and conveyors. Moving materials vertically is...

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