Orange Business Services and De Beers Co-innovate Geofencing Solution to Enhance Crew Safety in Offshore Mining – Press Release

PARIS & JOHANNESBURG–(Business Wire)–Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, and De Beers Marine South Africa, a division of De Beers – the world’s leading diamond company, have jointly installed and tested a customized IoT solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery involved in marine diamond mining operations. The new solution was successfully piloted on board the MV Mafuta, currently the world’s largest offshore diamond mining vessel owned and operated by Debmarine Namibia and operating up to 150 km off the coast of Namibia, in southern Africa.

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Co-creation approach supports De Beers’ ‘zero harm’ health and safety objectives in a heavy industrial environment (Photo: Business Wire)

Diamond mining vessels bring crew and heavy machinery into relatively close proximity, and De Beers is committed to ensuring the highest standards of operating

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Payments are blocked as banks’ new security check becomes a name game | Money

When the sale of Heather Lord’s house completed, her conveyancing solicitor attempted to transfer funds to her bank account. An automated message warned him that her name did not match the name on the account he was paying into, and that the transfer would therefore be at his own risk. Lord was baffled.

“I phoned the bank and asked who I was,” she says. “They told me I was Ms Heather Audrey Lord. This was also refused by the system! As we didn’t want to risk my money disappearing, I asked for a cheque, made out to Heather Lord, which was processed with no problem.”

She is one of dozens of Observer readers to be questioned about their identity after a new name-matching system, adopted by banks, refused to recognise them.

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Don Peppers: “Big Data” – Coming to a Customer Experience Near You

In thinking about how to assess the customer experience, it’s important to keep two different kinds of data in mind: observational data and interactive data.

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The Voice of Customer surveys you do, whether you use NPS or some other customer satisfaction metric, represent interactive data. And there’s no better judge of the quality of a customer experience than the customer herself, so interactive feedback is vital. This kind of feedback has proven particularly handy for immediately revealing mistakes, errors, or missteps in the experience delivered to a customer during a transaction or some other event.


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Whenever a customer buys something, or calls in to talk to someone, or selects something on your website – absolutely every time a customer engages with your business in any way you have an opportunity to outperform or underperform, relative to that customer’s expectations. So capturing transactional VOC feedback

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Taiko Aichi Capital Comments on China’s ByteDance as They Pursue $60 Billion TikTok Valuation

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TOKYO – September 22, 2020 – ( )

Taiko Aichi Capital, a private wealth management company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has today commented on China’s ByteDance Ltd as it pursues a valuation of $60 billion for TikTok, with Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc also taking stakes in the short-video app’s business to resolve U.S. security concerns.

Anthony Green, Taiko Aichi Capital’s Head of Capital Markets, commented: “In order to comply with U.S. national security requirements, Oracle confirmed it will take a 12.5% stake in TikTok Global and store all its U.S. user data in its cloud. Retail giant Walmart will also take a 7.5% stake.”

The two companies will pay a collective $12 billion for their stakes if they agree on a $60 billion asking price, according to analysts

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