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A new era of radical openness?

First coined in 2012 by digital strategist Don Tapscott, ‘radical openness’ describes a new generation of organisations that, propelled by the rise in connecting technology, are embracing transparency, sharing and collaboration. Turning conventional business theory on its head, companies that adopt the radical openness ethos, aficionados claim, often benefit from an ability to innovate faster and align more closely with the interests of society.

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Features

An innovative energy approach

Until recently, traditional perceptions of the power grid were of an ageing infrastructure, of prolonged outages and centralised methods of power generation. Today however, thanks to the increased integration of smart technologies, the modern distribution grid has become the very frontier of a new energy revolution. Leonard Owen speaks to Mr Erik Christian, Vice President of Smart Grid at Tollgrade, to learn how the company is taking great strides to enhance the visibility, stability and sustainability of the world’s electricity delivery systems.

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Protecting the digital dollar

An ecommerce security solutions pioneer demonstrating business growth of almost 600 per cent per annum, Allied Wallet is an innovator that has flourished as society digitises its consumer behaviours worldwide. The firm’s Founder and CEO, Mr Andy Khawaja, describes his journey in conceiving and successfully marketing a business that today secures millions of online transactions worldwide, and introduces the means by which Allied Wallet now plans to transfer its leading knowledge to emergent mobile payment platforms. Tony White reports.

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Grid control

Typically favoured for its environmental credentials, the fluctuating inputs associated with renewable energy are forcing an unprecedented strain on the world’s electricity grids. As utility providers and consumers alike strive to enhance their ‘green’ production strategies, Leonard Owen speaks to various experts in the field about the reliability and control being provided through continued advancements in energy storage and other alternative solutions.

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Latest News

03/09/2015 / 

Turning sewage sludge into concrete

The disposal of sludge from sewage water treatment is a big issue for wastewater plants in Malaysia, and while studies show that the volume of sludge is expected to rise, disposal options are limited due to stricter environmental regulations – including a ban on burying sludge in soil due to its high heavy metal content that could cause adverse impacts to the environment. Meanwhile, the construction sector is seeking economic and ecological cement replacement materials in order to meet an increasing demand for concrete. it is within this contexts that researchers in Malaysia have found that dried sewage sludge could provide a suitable alternative cement material for concrete.

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