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Optimising energy consumption

Building-management companies and manufacturers are increasingly optimising their energy consumption, within their own company and of the buildings they manage. This entails internal temperature and lighting controls, architectural modifications and energy-saving machinery. In order to address questions about future energy supply, companies are rapidly developing optimisation technologies, which have the benefit of providing immediate and significant financial rewards. The Economist Intelligence Unit spoke to Didier Teirlinck, executive vice-president for the climate segment at Ingersoll Rand, an Irish manufacturing group, to get a comprehensive view of trends in energy optimisation for large-scale consumers.

Oil & Gas

Study shows state-owned petroleum MNEs reveal far less about their investments than publicly traded companies.

Retail

The omni-channel opportunity

Retailers should accept the “omni-channel” challenge laid down by consumers researching and buying across mobile devices, computers and physical stores within the same shopping journey, explains David Wild, CEO of Domino's Pizza Group and member of the LCP Consulting Advisory Board


Technology

Fostering tomorrow’s Internet: The shortcomings of net neutrality

To ensure the future Internet is fit for purpose, we must move away from the one-size-fits-all approach, says Dr. Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut professor of law, communication, and computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

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