posts tagged with Information technology

The Power of Connectedness

We’ve heard the statistics but they remain staggering:
- Facebook is now the third-most populous community on Earth, with 70% of its users outside of the United States.
- Tumblr is an emerging player in social media, nearly tripling its audience from a year ago.
- Tout enables people to quickly update their Facebook friends and Twitter followers with real-time short video updates captured from smart phones.
- 67% of the world’s population has a mobile phone subscription. Nearly 40 percent of social media users access social media content from their mobile phone.
- For every 10% rise in mobile phone subscriptions in emerging markets, GDP rises 0.8%. A 10% rise in broadband Internet use boosts GDP by 1.3%. (Source: World Bank)

That’s the power of Connectedness...

The FedEx Dream Team

...The FedEx story has always been one of pushing the limits and building new realities. Our Chairman Fred Smith recognized very early that “the information about the package is as important as the package itself”. Mr. Smith’s philosophy was embraced by a generation of outstanding leaders, who built FedEx IT to become a birthplace of ideas. When I came on board in 1993 I was quickly impressed by the supportive culture at FedEx – one in which IT was embraced as a critical part of the team.

From the earliest commercial handhelds in 1980, to equipping our vehicles with radio computers in 1984, to making package tracking available on the world’s first transactional website in 1994, we have always sought the edge of innovation...

Information Technology is a Universal Language

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When I was approached to be a member of the IT team to implement the new FedEx Asia Pacific hub in Guangzhou, China, I didn’t know how to react.  In my 20 years at FedEx, I’ve always been involved with the IT systems that help our hubs operate.  I was a member of the team that successfully implemented two expansions of the Indianapolis hub, but implementing a hub in China?Our small core team, comprised of US and Asia Pacific IT team members was about to embark upon a mission-possible!