Fujitsu and Microsoft collaborate to transform manufacturing processes through IoT innovation


HANOVER, Germany and TOKYO — April 12, 2015 — At the Hannover Messe event, Fujitsu Limited and Microsoft Corp. announced their collaboration to bring innovative operational excellence to manufacturing with the help of Fujitsu devices powered by Windows 8.1 Pro, the Internet of Things (IoT) services of FUJITSU Cloud A5 for Microsoft Azure, and the Fujitsu IoT/M2M (machine-to-machine) platform. Having recognized a solution was needed to optimize processing by both machines and humans, Fujitsu brought Read more [...]

Polycom and Microsoft expand relationship through new series of video collaboration solutions for Skype for Business


SAN JOSE, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash. – March 18, 2015 – Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) and Microsoft Corp. announced today an expanded relationship through which Polycom plans to deliver a new series of video collaboration solutions purpose-built for Skype for Business called Polycom® RoundTable®. The first device in this new offering is the Polycom® RoundTable® 100, an affordable and easy-to-use video solution for huddle rooms that will allow small to midsized businesses (SMB) and teams with Read more [...]

Snow problems in Boston send a chill through 2024 Olympic bid


The hundreds of grumpy commuters crammed into South Station vented to one another as they waited to see whether their trains would be canceled or delayed. The snowiest winter on record had already exposed deep gaps in this city’s infrastructure and soured public will toward an event that Boston…
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Meritor’s® New FUELite+™ and Super-Fast 2.28 Ratio for 14X Tandem Deliver Increased Fuel Economy through Downspeeding


Axle Solutions Serve North America's 6x4 and 6x2 Markets NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor® (NYSE: MTOR) is announcing the launch of the FUELite+™ 6x2 rear axle and the addition of a 2.28 super-fast ratio to its 14X 6x4 rear-drive tandem axle. Both products are designed to achieve better overall vehicle efficiency through lightweight, more efficient designs and faster axle ratios suited for downspeeding. These products are being showcased at the Technology & Maintenance Read more [...]

Bank of America and Social Finance Inc. Study Reveals Potential to Expand Services for Military Veterans Through Innovative Pay for Success Programs


Dateline City: NEW YORK New Research Identifies Opportunities to Increase Funding and Collaboration to Scale Effective Services That Measurably Improve the Lives of Veterans and Their Families Bank of America today announced the results of a first-of-its-kind study exploring opportunities to use pay-for-success (PFS) programs and other Read more [...]

End-of-year giving tax savings: Good through Dec 31


If you’re 70 and a half years old or older, we’ve got good news about tax-free giving options. Last Friday, before getting on Honolulu-bound Air Force One, the President signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (HR 5771). What does this mean? If you are an IRA owner over age 70 and a half, you are once again able to transfer up to $ 100,000 from your IRA directly to the Honolulu Museum of Art without having to pay income tax on the distribution. However, if you want to make this type of Read more [...]

See a different view of ‘Land Division’ through Jan 4


In an unorthodox move, the museum has repositioned the two elements of the installation Land Division: An Installation by Sean Connelly, at the request of the artist. “There are so many ways to look at a sculpture,” Connelly said last Thursday when he visited the museum to check his altered work, while home on break from Harvard. “When I found out in September that the show would be extended, I thought it would be cool to show an alternative view of it.” Previously two halves Read more [...]