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Verizon launches retail index to track consumer online buying patterns

Just as the U.S. holiday shopping season kicks off, Verizon's Enterprise Solutions unit has introduced the Verizon Retail Index, a new tool to give members of the retail, shipping and transportation industries another point of view about online consumer habits.

Infonetics: Cable MSO high bandwidth service deployments drive up DOCSIS 3.0 shipments 95%

Cable operators' ongoing investments to support higher bandwidth services such as IP video has helped to drive up global shipments of DOCSIS 3.0 equipment 95 percent year-over-year.

Why the Phrase 'Energy Leapfrogging' Is Misleading

A recent Business Week column on India described, “leapfrogging the nation’s ailing power-distribution infrastructure with solar-powered local networks — the same way mobile-phones have enabled people in poor, remote places to bypass landlines.” But there a difference between cell phones and solar panels. read more

EPA Pollution Plan to Cost Texas $2B

The EPA has proposed a plan to reduce harmful emissions of sulfur dioxide in parts of Texas and Oklahoma that would require operators of some of Texas’ coal-fired power plants to spend over $2 billion on emissions-reducing technology, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The plan, released Monday, would require 15 units at […]

Ikea Pledges 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

Ikea is the latest company to commit to using only sustainably sourced palm oil. The company isn’t a major palm oil user but says palm oil can be found in the manufacturing of a small number of Ikea products, mainly in candles and as a food ingredient, and is also occasionally used in the Ikea […]

Ensuring SDN and NFV Performance for a Future-Proof Network

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Dan Joe Barry, vice president of marketing, Napatech. Gigaom Research reports that software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) represent two of the more dramatic oncoming technology shifts in networking. Show More Summary

How to Capture the Business Value of EHS Software

Join LNS Research, SAP, enablon, ETQ and Environmental Leader for a free environment, health and safety software webinar, Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 2pm EST/11am PST. In today’s business environment where operational safety and regulatory...Show More Summary

Infrastructure investments fuel the telecom tower industry

This article was authored by Phil Marshall, and was originally posted on This month I published a research report on the telecom tower industry; an industry that I have followed for nearly two decades since its inception in the United States in the mid-1990’s. In recent years, the tower industry has expanded at an incredible […]

US Financial Support of Green Climate Fund is in America's Interest

The U.S. and other countries have pledged resources to help the Green Climate Fund spur emissions reductions in developing countries and assist the most vulnerable in adapting to the impacts of climate change. The U.S. pledge of $3 billion is a serious commitment to helping achieve a climate agreement next year. read more

Is Your Environmental Management System Working?

Your company’s environmental management system should work for you — not make you work for it, says a WasteStrategies blog post. The company, which provides waste reduction and zero waste tools and services, says an all-too-common approach to running an EMS is a procedural, documentation-oriented approach that often does little more that bog down the […]

Ontario Tire Stewardship Saves $500K With Mobile Tracking App

The Ontario Tire Stewardship has launched a mobile tracking application that is expected to save the company over $500,000 in its sustainability efforts. The TreadMarks mobile application was officially launched in August and currently captures 98 percent of all transactions, with the remaining 2 percent transitioning in Q1 of 2015. Drivers who pick up used […]

Can Sugar Beets Produce Chemicals?

AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands, Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to produce chemicals from beet-derived sugar feedstock. Show More Summary

Sustainable Packaging Merger Proposed

Cardia Bioplastics, which manufacturers compostable resins, films, bags and custom finished products, has proposed a merger with Stellar Films Group in a move to create a leading sustainable packaging company, reports Manufacturers’ Monthly. Under the terms of the proposal, Cardia Bioplastics will acquire all of the shares and units issued in Stellar Films and issue […]

Postal Sector on Track to Hit 2020 Carbon Goals Early

The international postal sector in 2013 recorded a collective carbon management proficiency (CMP) score of 79 percent, which leaves an 11 percent increase to reach the 2020 target of a collective 90 percent in carbon management, according to the 2014 International Post Corporation Postal Sector Sustainability Report. The report, covering the business year 2013, shows […]

Resource Environmental Solutions Acquires Environmental Banc & Exchange

Resource Environmental Solutions, which develops and supplies ecological offsets, is acquiring Environmental Banc & Exchange, which specializes in providing customized mitigation and ecological offsets to clients with impacts to natural resources throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian states. Show More Summary

PBX market down 7%, UC Applications Up 21% Year-Over-Year: Report

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released its latest Enterprise Unified Communications and Voice Equipment report analyzing vendor market share for the third quarter of 2014 and also projecting the trend through 2018 for TDM PBXs, hybrid and pure IP PBXs, IP PBXs by system size, VoIP gateways, unified communications, and IP desk phones and [...]

EU to Call for the Dismantling of Google

How do you solve a problem like Google? While Google has pretty much had a free reign of things here in North America, establishing a dominant position in several tech markets, overseas the tech giant has had a harder row to hoe, particularly in Europe and Asia, where the company has faced privacy concerns, antitrust [...]

Why Health and Safety Matters

Adam Roscoe, ABB’s head of sustainability affairs, talks about how ABB approaches health and safety.

Comparison of Grid-Connected and Off-the-Grid Houses

Energy efficiency for buildings wasn't an issue until after the increase of crude oil prices in 1973. Building owners, seeing increases in energy costs, consulted engineers to make energy surveys of buildings, which, after implementing recommendations, usually resulted in decreases of energy consumption. read more

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