EU Sees Growth Opportunities in Cloud Computing

Seeing the potential impact of cloud computing on business productivity and economic growth, the European Commission recently unveiled major plans to rev up its use of this fledging technology. Targeted key actions for “Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe,” as it's called, include: Cutting through the jungle of technical standards so that cloud…

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Mouser Launches Two New Sites

MANSFIELD, TX – Mouser Electronics, Inc., a leading design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, announced the launch of its Newest Products and Applications & Technologies sites on Mouser.com. The Newest Products site highlights one of Mouser’s major strengths: the launch of new products. Seeding the marketplace with the newest products…

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The Raw Power of the RFQ Process

Way back before there was software for generating request-for-quotes (RFQs), there were blank ledger forms. These were multiple row and columnar pages in a paper binding that could be used for almost anything, from inventory records to purchasing logs. Filling in these paper sheets was very time-consuming, but it was the only option for early…

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Sharp & Renesas Get Bailouts: Who’s Next?

Whether you live in Europe or in the United States, bailouts have become a common phenomenon. Banks, countries, pension funds, and auto makers have all gotten cash infusions to keep them afloat. As the economic crisis drags on, high-tech companies are now also seeking public assistance. Just recently, Japan's {complink 4907|Sharp Electronics Corp.} and {complink…

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Recovering Lost Profits Through Reverse Logistics

The high-tech industry faces two divergent challenges in product lifecycle management. Consumer electronics are being upgraded and replaced more quickly than ever. In 2009, mobile phone makers introduced 900 more varieties of handsets than they did in 2000, according to McKinsey & Co. And high-end, high-value electronics equipment is being designed (and used) for the…

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