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Smart city technologies are attracting citizens everywhere while also boosting business and economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and municipalities, improving quality of life, while also making municipality operations more efficient.
Moreover, Smart City applications rely on a new class of intelligent devices as well as smart networking infrastructure platforms that enable continuous[reliable] connections for improved decision making.
That said, in order to ensure successful implementation, cities must rely on a proven quality IoT networking platform that can easily scale and that is also able to deliver the most secure and reliable solutions for their citizens.
Successful IoT projects must enable innovation across the full spectrum of city systems, including transportation, energy, water, health and safety, environmental sustainability and building management. At Blue Label Weekly Magazine, our IoT Consulting services, our multi-application platform approach enables seamless integration and coordination across numerous city departments and projects toward maximizing community value and return on investment.
Likewise, our IoT services leverage the same network for the deployment of additional smarter city applications over time, thereby, your city greatly reduce long-term costs and accelerate speed of deployment for all new services. Our robust partner ecosystem and strict adherence to open standards empower your city to have the greatest selection of solutions and applications and limitless extensibility, enabling you to forge your own path to the smart city future.
Our effective and efficient IoT services enable you to utilize an open, standards-based infrastructure toward providing your city the best foundation
to meet these challenges. IoT Verse’s commitment to standards ensures interoperability across a diverse ecosystem of connected intelligent devices and applications. IoT Verse’s products deliver a reliable, secure and flexible integrated application that enables cities to have the power to choose the right solutions and scale for their smart cities projects.
This recipe is Gluten-free, Vegan and is ready within 20 minutes
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Extra virgin olive oil
2 head of garlic (12 cloves)
1 1/2 tbsp Tumeric Powder
3 tbsp high-quality sweet paprika
2 Chopped(cubed) Plum Tomatoes
8 cups fresh spinach
½ cup water (125 ml)
4 ½ cups cooked chickpeas
For the chickpeas, it’s best to cook them in boiling water for one or two hours or until they’re soft. But before you cook them, you should soak the chickpeas overnight, as the longer you let it soak before cooking them, the quicker they will cook.
With regards to the spinach, chop the spinach to your desired size(finely is better) and cook it in olive oil , instead of water ,is the best choice for lower calorie intake.
Cook the garlic (diced) and tumeric powder in a saucepan with the oil over medium heat until golden brown. Add the paprika, stir and add the spinach. Add the water and salt to taste (optional) and cook for 6 minutes.
Add the cooked chickpeas, tomato, stir and cook for 5 minutes more.
Great teams help you get more things done better. Unleash the power of teams in your organization, and reap the benefits.
Teams have always been, and will always be, an essential ingredient for success. However, building great teams doesn’t just happen. That takes planning and tremendous effort to get them right–and to keep them that way.
For teams to work well, employees’ skill sets must be identified to properly assign tasks that are well suited to their abilities. Grouping people that will work together well will produce superior results, as they will build a sense of solidarity within their team(s).
Here are five steps to building really effective teams:
Acknowledge the power of teamwork
Begin by, first, taking a moment to appreciate the power of and how to best utilize this tool. Deliberate on the results you want achieved as well as the tasks you think are essential to achieving them. Identify employees personalities you feel complement one another and match your employees’ skills to the tasks of the project, as a successful team project will surely maximize the talents of its individual members and the group’s cohesion that also includes combined energies focused on a common goal.
Always Pick the Right People
Really effective teams require the right people to get the job done. Incorporate employees or departments that bring varied experience and perspective to the project. A great example is to include employees who represent sales, information technology, customer service, and that will provide a broad perspective on your project, if you want to track customer satisfaction using new social media tools.
Delegating Is Key
Delegating authority and access will empower your team and provide each member with the required freedom and resources they need to complete their work. Set forth your guidelines and the team will follow. Telling members of a team what to do and how to do things can be detrimental. Instead, encourage them to help set goals, remove obstacles, grant access, and provide the support they need to achieve those goals.
Always verify that the team is working well together and that your project is on track. Always ensure that the right forum is established where concerns can be shared and addressed, successes celebrated, and project statuses checked on a regular basis. Assigning a team leader and/or redefining the project and reassigning roles can produce great outcomes. Allow the team to work through its own challenges most of the time, as that will draw individuals much closer together, and their success will foster confidence and camaraderie.
Celebrate Your Team Successes | The Hallmark Of An Outstanding Team Is Camaraderie
Always ensure that every success is recognized and celebrated, and always organize a final team meeting to properly recognize and thank each team member for their collective effort that culminated to the success(es) and highlight the positive impact their work will have on your organization and your customers. As the hallmark of an outstanding team is camaraderie, the team’s success will build on itself making your organization better.
Being one of the most controversial Grand Slam finals in recent years denied Serena Williams’s attempt to tie the record with her 24th major title, was levied a game penalty late in the second set during a stunning display of outrage directed at the match’s umpire.
As the problems we face today – from our local communities to the workplace, and the global stage – require diverse leaders who have a variety of skill sets, women leadership
will bring the additional skills needed, as well as a different perspective to drive effective solutions. Female leadership is revolutionizing the game by adding value to the way the world does business.
Having more women in the workplace can lead to significantly higher productivity and efficiency
Although women make up 50% of the workforce, have higher education levels than men, are often the primary breadwinners in their families, ensuring progress entail removing the well-known obstacles to womens’ leadership, that include slow career advancement, fewer raises and promotions, and even more obstacles for women of color.
Securing Advancement Will Require a Shift in Perception
Whereas men think that the workplace is equitable and gender-diversified, women view integration and gender diversification in the Workplace as lacking improvement in that realm. Women also see a workforce that lacks fairness and offers less support. Women’s view, in that respect, is more precise, granted the lingering impediments to women’s advancement.
Women must not only be better represented in leadership in companies, as only one in ten senior leaders is a woman, but they must also receive the support that they need in their day-to-day work as on the road to advancement. Although it’s been known that employees who receive more advice from managers are more likely to say they’ve been promoted in the last two years, women are less likely to receive advice from managers and senior leaders on how to advance. Likewise, employees who interact regularly with senior leaders are more likely to aspire to be top executives, women are less likely to.
Until we change the world to reach the 50/50 parity, where both genders value each contribution and shed the concept of living in a male-dominated culture, we will not unlock nor start benefiting from the full potential of women. Raising awareness of the true status of women in leadership, celebrating their accomplishments, recognizing that more women are needed in leadership, and working together will help women gain confidence and the skills they need to overcome barriers and reach their ultimate goals.
With the food industry experiencing a decline in customer trust after the recent food contaminations (ie., E. Coli outbreaks and others ) , the industry has now found it rather imperative to reassure customers while also enhancing customer experience.
The industry has found an innovative way to increase trust through the use of blockchain solutions in the food sphere, as they are already being utilized in a similar fashion in parallel industries like beverage, pharma, the financial industry, and beyond.
Blockchain technology and solutions will help build and/or restore consumer confidence in the following ways:
Food Recalls and Life-Saving
With one in ten people around the world becoming ill due to foodborne diseases, and with an astronomical number of approximately 420,000 dying from these illnesses, blockchain solutions will help with quickly isolating and documenting and tracking product recall or contamination issues in the supply chain.
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Blockchain track-and-trace solutions is enabling immediate tracking of affected items and associated serial number(barcode) to their origins(distributor and original supplier), so that the issue can be tackled quickly toward isolating and/or removing the contaminated products from menus, shelves, and supply chains. Likewise, that supplier will be flagged immediately on the blockchain so that other clients who have sourced or bought the vegetables can be made aware of the danger.
IBM is already leading the way by working on a solution that will significantly improve food tracking abilities, which may reduce such process to seconds from weeks.
Blockchain solutions are advantageous for everyone in the industry, including the customers whose lives are going to be saved.
Lastly, this solution will be made more effective by assigning a uniquely identifiable number, the number that is usually assigned by GS1( the global standard body that offers unique codes called GTINs that are applied to products), to every crate, shipment, or individual package of produce. To ensure effectiveness of the track-and-trace strategy, every participant in the supply chain must transfer custody of their products every step of the way.
Trusted Product Labeling
Although there already are companies, like “Where Food Comes From (WFCF) “, that put workers on the ground to test different claims in the marketplace to confirm product label claims(ie., organic), blockchain solutions can also bring the food industry together around regulations and consumer demand, while ensuring the integrity of marketing claims, by enabling existing certifications and facility audit reports to be registered on blockchain to prove authenticity of claims.
That said, once there are enough buy-ins from participants in the supply chain, the good labeling practice of ethical companies will be amplified, thereby, weeding out companies who make false claims or misstate the origins of their products through blockchain’s decentralized tracking systems.
To take advantage of the benefits provided by blockchain solutions, companies like Block Commodities Ltd. have entered into partnerships with commodities exchange groups (ie., Global Markets Exchange Group International LLP ) to create a blockchain-based platform for African commodity markets. The platform aim is to connect farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with worldwide buyers and brokers, that will further democratize the process, produce actionable insights to empower farmers by enabling them to get better prices for their crops as well as financial assistance at reduced-rate(s).
Lastly, blockchain solutions will provide visibility to consumers on what’s inside the products that they are consuming, enable them to make trustworthy food choices, and help establish and secure trust.