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Sustainable Who?

Time and again we see pieces of news depicting how retailers ‘get caught’ disposing of returned and/or only slightly damaged consumer goods. Amazon does this regularly too, but their process rarely sees daylight. The more expensive the product, the smoother the process. The common reaction is to frame the retailer as immoral and unsustainable, but […]

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Telenet – Continuous growth on BaseN

Telenet, the leading private telecom operator in Belgium, provides telecom services as well as advanced ICT and integrator services to their customers. One of their key offerings is the data center capacity, which is available to their customers as rack space, server capacity or even on detailed application level. Their key value in data center offering […]

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Sense and Sustainability

My early work experience and some of my greatest leadership examples come from A. Ahlström, a Finnish family company established in 1851. Starting there as an intern in 1984 while 13 years old, throughout the years I had the luxury of witnessing a company which sustained two world wars and always found ways to create […]

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The Ultimate Twin

Often when we initiate a customer project, our service design process quickly reveals the roadmap for transforming the existing physical product into a combined digital service. In other words, it is already clear what are we creating the digital twin of. However, the most intriguing cases are the ones where it takes some time to […]

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Real time access control, security, and safety on BaseN

Trimble’s CrewSight, a next generation IoT environment for the construction industry, runs on BaseN. Through CrewSight, Trimble guarantees employee safety and improves material flow and resource use. Currently, there are more than 400K workers and things running on BaseN. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, managers using CrewSight could ensure that the safety distance was kept and […]

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Energy efficiency on BaseN

Every year on the last Saturday of March, individuals and organizations turn off the non-essential lights for one hour – from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – to support Earth Hour. This year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the worldwide movement. Since the first Earth Hour event was held in 2007 by WWF, it has become […]

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A scarce resource and how each of us can make a positive impact

Our planet is 75% covered by water, but 97.5% of that water is saltwater. We only have 2.5% of freshwater to drink. Yet, on a daily basis, we use 10 billion tons of freshwater worldwide. Water is without a doubt the most important resource we have. Our bodies consist of at least 60% of water. Humans also […]

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Internet Split and Other Unthinkables

For the past week, Russia has gradually readied their RUNET2020 plan, which is a comprehensive, governmental scheme to disconnect the Russian segment from the global Internet. It was already briefly simulated after the illegal occupation of Ukranian Crimea, but now looking at Roskomnadzor’s (the Russian government body regulating national telecommunication) messaging, we may see a […]

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Old Mac Donald had no connected farm

I grew up in a small idyllic village where it was normal to have an own garden to grow your own food. Living at home, I have never experienced a shortage of food, regardless of whether it was vegetables or fruits. My family would also preserve the food to make it last throughout the winter. […]

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Sailor, your home is the sea – or is it?

Rethinking urban infrastructure on a global scale As a generally curious person, I am always excited to hear about the latest developments around me. This is not limited to any area, but I do care about the environment quite a bit. I am all in for optimizing things that leave room for improvement, especially when […]