Paul Taylor, Connected Business editor, looks back on the highlights from the Gartner IT Symposium in Orlando, where some 8,000 IT professionals, including 2,000 chief information officers gather to discuss the latest trends and issues.
Follow The Daily Ticker on Facebook! Fast food burger joint Wendy's rules the drive-thru. The world's third-largest quick service hamburger joint completes drive-thru orders in 129.75 seconds on average, nearly 40 seconds less than the national average and 20 seconds quicker than its closest competitor
True, during the summer months in the United States "globalization" -- and the economic and social changes that it has propelled -- is not exactly the most popular topic of discussion for many Americans, who invariably are more interested in learning what the weather may be like at their vacation locale at the beach or near a lake. But discuss globalization, we must. Globalization -- basically, free markets and the transfer of jobs to lower-cost labor/production centers -- has lifted more than 1 billion people out of poverty, and united nations, peoples, and cultures
Follow The Daily Ticker on Facebook! Fat has become an epidemic in America, with a staggering 30% of the population now classified as "obese. " Although there have been reports that obesity growth has tapered off, a new study predicts that, within 20 years, more than 40% of Americans will be dangerously overweight.
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http://www.FT.com/ What are the business challenges in a sustainable future? Now in its 4th year, the Financial Times' Investing in a Sustainable Future conference was a must-attend for investors interested in learning what the leaders of some of the world's largest multinational corporations are doing to improve their organizations' ability to continue to profit and grow.
Forbes' Tomio Geron talks with Karma co-founder Lee Linden about his new app which enables its users to share gifts with others based upon social media recommendations.
At tech-and-music conference South by Southwest, new proximity apps like Highlight are make splashy debuts, Geoffrey Fowler reports on digits.