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News Article | September 23, 2015
Site: www.realwire.com

Proactive learning strategies to boost staff performance when using software applications London/Saarbrücken, Wednesday 23rd September 2015 IMC, a provider of bespoke e-learning content, learning management and compliance solutions, has released a new whitepaper titled, "Informal Learning and Electronic Performance Support: A guide to cutting internal helpdesk costs by 40 percent". The whitepaper aims to help organisations significantly reduce their training and helpdesk support costs as well as the time their employees waste on 'how to' questions. According to Gartner, many organisations can save as much as 40 percent a year* on helpdesk and staff time spent on ‘how to' queries by using an effective EPS system. This could equate to 152.000 Euros based on a workforce of 200 people or 835.000 Euros based on a 1,000 employee workforce. Enquiries to help desks typically revolve around the need to know how to carry out a function on a software package or data entry on a CRM system. Valuable time is also lost by searching on the internet, reading manuals or asking colleagues for help. The IMC whitepaper looks at addressing three key elements: 1. How organisations can implement proactive informal learning strategies and technologies to help reduce the need for helpdesk support 2. The pros and cons and some examples of formal and informal learning 3. How L&D professionals can support informal learning, measure results and save money whilst improving on the job support. IMC has also scheduled a lunchtime webinar on Wednesday 14 October 2015 at 12.30pm GMT to discuss Electronic Performance Support Systems (EPSS) and Informal Learning. Participants to this webinar will be given exclusive access to the whitepaper before it is released. To register for the webinar and to access the whitepaper please visit our website or for enquires please e-mail info@im-c.com. Dirk Thissen, IMC UK Managing Director, comments, "Organisations are increasingly required to adapt to change. This may include a number of factors such as a high turnover of products, services or staff, or meeting compliance and regulatory requirements. As a result of this may impact how staff are required to record information. Informal and formal learning may nowadays include a mix of Electronic Performance Service Support (EPSS), mobile bite-sized learning and mentoring programmes. Our whitepaper aims to provide some guidance on what HR and L&D professionals should consider when supporting staff without impacting on the quality of training." Notes to editor *Calculations based on data and reports which are available on http://www.gartner.com/ research and which set the optimum ratio of employees to helpdesk staff as: 45:1 if using more than one IT system, and 70:1 if using only one IT system. The formula then considers how much of the helpdesk staff members' time will be spent on assisting colleagues with ‘how to' queries (estimated to be approximately 40 percent of helpdesk time according to Gartner research). This and other press releases are available for download from our website: http://www.im-c.com/. Opinions and proposals regarding HR, IT and eLearning can be found on the IMC Blog. About IMC: IMC is an international leading full-service provider for digital learning. The product and service portfolio ranges from bespoke e-learning content, authoring and publishing solutions to learning and talent management suites. Multimedia and video productions as well as process guidance and compliance solutions are also an integral part of IMC's offering. Worldwide, IMC´s all-embracing technologies and services support more than 1,000 companies, public institutions and educational establishments of all sizes and in all sectors in the planning, developing and implementing of mature HR development strategies. On the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform www.opencourseworld.com, interested parties from students to managers benefit from free publically available academic teaching. The company has its headquarters in Saarbrücken, branches in Munich and Freiburg and subsidiaries in Australia (Melbourne), Great Britain (London), Austria (Graz), Romania (Sibiu), Switzerland (Zurich) and in the USA (Phoenix). IMC is also represented with partner offices in numerous other countries.


Khan F.M.A.,MBBS MC | Shamin M.O.,IMC | Chaudhry T.S.,MBBS MC
Medical Forum Monthly | Year: 2015

Objectives: To establish a probable relationship of serum total testosterone with hemoglobin under normal physiological conditions in Pakistani population. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: This study was carried out at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Physiology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi from September 2010 to September 2011. Material and Methods: 200 apparently healthy, non-smoker and adult males of age group 30-50 years were selected by convenient sampling. Early morning samples of serum total testosterone and hemoglobin were obtained by venipuncture after detailed medical history and thorough physical examination. All the tests were done on the same day and results were calculated. Results: The mean (± SD) total testosterone was 15.92 (± 6.32) nmol/L. The frequency of low serum total testosterone was 13.5%. The frequency of anemia was 4.0%. Hemoglobin and MCHC directly correlated with total testosterone (p < 0.05) while PCV, RBC count and MCH did not show significant correlation (p > 0.05). Conclusions: Low testosterone is prevalent in Pakistani apparently healthy males in the age group 30-50 years. Significant direct relationship of testosterone with hemoglobin showed that physiological variations in testosterone can modulate hemoglobin status in middle age apparently healthy sedentary Pakistani men.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The IoT M2M Council (IMC) today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the council as a board member. The IMC is a trade association that counts as members 20,000 qualified buyers of network solutions known collectively as the "Internet of Things." HPE will take a seat on the Board of Governors of the relatively young trade association. "We see HPE as a global leader in IoT solutions, and we're proud to welcome them to help set a direction for our group," says Keith Kreisher, IMC Executive Director, "For our part, the IMC is compiling important demographic statistics extent on the use of IoT technology, in addition to providing crucial communications. We hope to learn from each other." The IMC claims to be a leading trade group serving the IoT sector, gaining over 300 new rank-and-file members weekly. Interestingly, a plurality of the IMC's members comes from "operations", as opposed to IT or R&D, and their high engagement levels illustrates their hunger for information. Some of the group's more recent projects include formation of a leadership committee of Fortune 500 IoT buyers that meets as a quarterly focus group and a software widget that surveys potential users about their readiness for IoT deployments. "There are major advancements being made in IoT solutions that can benefit enterprises from a wide range of markets, but this needs to be communicated, and we see the IMC as an important tool in making this happen," says Volkhard Bregulla, Vice President Global Manufacturing & Distribution Industry, HPE, who will represent the company on the IMC board. "HPE has made major investments in security, industry leading innovations in edge computing, and in our Universal IoT Platform, all of which have broad applications. IMC's global footprint, covering a wide array of vertical markets, will help us interact with people that are deploying these technologies." About IMC The London-based IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade group dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector – with over 20,000 members joining since February of 2014. Board Member-Companies include Aeris, AT&T, Digi International, HPE, Ingenu, Inmarsat, Intel, KORE, ORBCOMM, MultiTech, PTC, Re-Teck, Semtech, SIGFOX, Telit, Verizon, Vodafone, and Wipro. Visit www.iotm2mcouncil.org.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The IoT M2M Council (IMC) today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the council as a board member. The IMC is a trade association that counts as members 20,000 qualified buyers of network solutions known collectively as the "Internet of Things." HPE will take a seat on the Board of Governors of the relatively young trade association. "We see HPE as a global leader in IoT solutions, and we're proud to welcome them to help set a direction for our group," says Keith Kreisher, IMC Executive Director, "For our part, the IMC is compiling important demographic statistics extent on the use of IoT technology, in addition to providing crucial communications. We hope to learn from each other." The IMC claims to be a leading trade group serving the IoT sector, gaining over 300 new rank-and-file members weekly. Interestingly, a plurality of the IMC's members comes from "operations", as opposed to IT or R&D, and their high engagement levels illustrates their hunger for information. Some of the group's more recent projects include formation of a leadership committee of Fortune 500 IoT buyers that meets as a quarterly focus group and a software widget that surveys potential users about their readiness for IoT deployments. "There are major advancements being made in IoT solutions that can benefit enterprises from a wide range of markets, but this needs to be communicated, and we see the IMC as an important tool in making this happen," says Volkhard Bregulla, Vice President Global Manufacturing & Distribution Industry, HPE, who will represent the company on the IMC board. "HPE has made major investments in security, industry leading innovations in edge computing, and in our Universal IoT Platform, all of which have broad applications. IMC's global footprint, covering a wide array of vertical markets, will help us interact with people that are deploying these technologies." About IMC The London-based IMC is the largest and fastest-growing trade group dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector – with over 20,000 members joining since February of 2014. Board Member-Companies include Aeris, AT&T, Digi International, HPE, Ingenu, Inmarsat, Intel, KORE, ORBCOMM, MultiTech, PTC, Re-Teck, Semtech, SIGFOX, Telit, Verizon, Vodafone, and Wipro. Visit www.iotm2mcouncil.org.


Objective: To study the mean platelet volume (MPV) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) with special reference to duration of diabetes and glycaemic control (HbAlc) in type 2 diabetics (DM). Study Design: Case control study Place and Duration: This study was carried out at the Department of Medicine, Liaquat University Hospital Jamshoro, from March 2014 to December 2014. Materials and Methods: 100 subjects; comprising of 50 controls and 50 cases of DR were selected as per criteria and evaluated for study variables. Blood sample were collected in anticoagulant sterilized bottles for analysis of hematoanalyzer. Volunteers were requested to sign the informed consent proforma. Statistix 8.1 was used for data analysis. Pearson's correlation (r), student t test and Chi square were used for data analysis. p<0.05 was defined significant. Results: MPV values were found raised in DR subjects compared to controls i.e.; 11.7±3.2 flversus 9.12±2.1 respectively (p <0.0001). MPV was positively correlated with HbAlc (r=0.740, p-value= 0.0001) and duration of DM(r=0.510,p=0.0001). Conclusion: The present study reports raised mean platelet volume was diabetic retinopathy which was positively correlated with HbAlc and duration of diabetes.


Rathi R.,MMC | Memon I.A.,LUH | Kazi A.,IMC
Medical Forum Monthly | Year: 2015

Objective: To investigate the blood lipids, serum cholesterol and glycaemic control as risk factor for Diabetic retinopathy (DR). Study Design: Cross sectional study Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at Muhammad Medical College Hospital Mirpurkhas and Consultant Clinics Hyderabad from March 2014 to January 2015. Materials and Methods: 100 cases of DR were selected for present study. Fundoscopy was performed by the physician followed by a Consultant ophthalmologist. Blood was collected from peripheral vein after a fasting state of 8-12 hours. Glycated hemoglobin Al (AlC) and lipids were evaluated by standard assays. Volunteers were requested to sign to informed consent profroma. Research topic was approved by ethics committee of institute. Statistix 8.1 for data analysis and P-value <0.05 was considered significant. Results: Of 100 patients, 58 (58%) were male and 42 (42%) were female patients. Mean ± SD age in patients with and without DR was 49.5±8.5 and 46.3±5.1 years respectively. 21% frequency was noted for DR of any type. Age, male, AlC, hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia and microalbuminuria proved positive correlated with DR. Correlation of DR was not found with VLDL, HDLc and triacylglycerols Conclusion: The present study reports hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia and poor glycaemic control as risk factors for diabetic retinopathy.


Adey B.T.,ETH Zurich | Hajdin R.,IMC
Large Structures and Infrastructures for Environmentally Constrained and Urbanised Areas | Year: 2010

In this paper a general methodology is given that can be used to determine the lowest cost intervention strategies for river structures with respect to gradual deterioration processes, their financial needs and the consequences if they are not followed.


Mueller D.,IMC | Diederichsen A.,Saarland University
19th European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2011 | Year: 2011

Following the debate on 'war for talent' and 'talent on demand', the adequate design of applications which supports the development and deployment of talents is of major interest to individuals and organisations. The innovative concept of a comprehensive virtual talent community (VTC) offers an approach for multi-actor, talent-relevant interaction. As the development and acquisition of highly qualified talents is performed with a global perspective, this paper aims at eliciting and evaluating cross-national design characteristics (DC) to support successful development, implementation, and improvement of VTC. Based on DeLone and McLean's IS success model (ISSM), the study employs a cross-national, talent-focused Delphi study to elicit and evaluate VTC-relevant DC, respectively VTC requirements for the first time. As the study is highly exploratory, the weighting of participants' national contexts is out of scope. Even though the surveyed groups are drawn from different national contexts (Chinese, German, Russian) the study reveals favourable rather homogenous system-, information-, and service-related requirements of potential VTC. The participants ranked almost concordantly secure, structured, current, credible, low-cost, and responsible as the most important VTC-DC. Hence, the paper extends the already existing body of research on DC in the human resource management (HRM) context and especially here in the context of Virtual Learning Environments, and provides practical insights for cross-national/global VTC development, implementation, and improvement endeavours.


Muller D.,IMC | Strohmeier S.,Saarland University
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2010

Design characteristics constitute a promising approach to support researchers and practitioners in designing, selecting, and evaluating Virtual Learning Environments in order to prevent costly misconceptions in every phase of the software application process. Hence, the current paper aims at providing a rigorous and relevant model for assessing the success of Virtual Learning Environments so that researchers and practitioners will be enabled to a) better understand particular information- and system-related success drivers, b) systematically evaluate Virtual Learning Environments, and c) have a means for management interventions, task prioritizations as well as effective and efficient resource allocation. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


News Article | February 28, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The IoT M2M Council (IMC) today announced that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has joined the council as a board member. The IMC is a trade association that counts as members 20,000 qualified buyers of network solutions known collectively as the...

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