Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, ...

Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

Harnessing Error-Prone Chips

As transistors get smaller, they also grow less reliable. Increasing their operating voltage can help, but that means a corresponding increase in power consumption.   With information technology consuming a steadily growing fraction of the world’s energy supplies, some researchers and hardware manufacturers are exploring the possibility of simply letting chips botch the occasional computation. [...]

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VoIP and CRM Integration: An In-Depth Look

VoIP and CRM Integration: An In-Depth Look

Customer expectations have shifted and by 2015, customer empowerment, instant gratification and anticipatory service will be dominant trends. Does your business have the technology to handle all of your customers’ needs? The answer to this question could lie in VoIP-CRM integration. Both VoIP and CRM have individually offered positive benefits to businesses for the past [...]

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Making Emergency Robots Easier to Control

Making Emergency Robots Easier to Control

A method borrowed from video gaming can make remote-controlled emergency response robots easier to use — enabling the operator to focus more on the dangerous situations they face.   An international research team is adapting a technique known to gamers as “free look control,” to emergency response robots, which will enable the robots to mimic [...]

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Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP

Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP

The software as a service (SaaS) model of application delivery, more commonly known as ‘cloud deployment’, in which software features are accessed through a Web browser, is an excellent way for manufacturing companies to get the benefits of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems without the need to build additional IT infrastructure. ERP functionality delivered “from [...]

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Gold Nanoparticles Confine Light On Nanoscale

Gold Nanoparticles Confine Light On Nanoscale

A multidisciplinary team at the Centre d’Elaboration de Matériaux et d’Etudes Structurales (CEMES, CNRS), working in collaboration with physicists in Singapore and chemists in Bristol (UK), have shown that crystalline gold nanoparticles aligned and then fused into long chains can be used to confine light energy down to the nanometer scale while allowing its long-range [...]

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The Phone System Demo Handbook

The Phone System Demo Handbook

Get the Most of the Demo Session So… You’re in the market for a phone system… You’ve done your homework, have researched vendors and have shortlisted a few of them. At this stage, you would like to get a sense of the look and feel, the performance and user experience of these chosen ones. It’s [...]

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Accuracy of Mobile Phone Population Mapping Demonstrated

Accuracy of Mobile Phone Population Mapping Demonstrated

A study by an international team, including the University of Southampton, has shown population maps based on anonymous mobile phone call record data can be as accurate as those based on censuses.   Their findings show maps made using mobile records are detailed, reliable and flexible enough to help inform infrastructure and emergency planners; particularly [...]

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10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution

10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution

Over the last few years, Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a compelling and credible delivery model for business applications. SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software, and can help you reduce costs. More importantly, it enables you [...]

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Infusing Science Into ‘Minecraft’ Modification

Infusing Science Into ‘Minecraft’ Modification

The 3-D world of the popular “Minecraft” video game just became more entertaining, perilous and educational, thanks to a comprehensive code modification kit, “Polycraft World,” created by University of Texas at Dallas professors, students and alumni.   With “Polycraft World,” the millions of “Minecraft” players worldwide will now be able to incorporate the properties of [...]

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The Hidden Costs of VoIP

The Hidden Costs of VoIP

Is Your Cost Analysis Really Comprehensive? The case has been made for the numerous cost saving opportunities of VoIP phone systems, and VoIP providers are always eager to provide tools to help buyers evaluate cost savings, as well as monthly cost projection, based on the intended use of their solution. But is this enough? Conducting [...]

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