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21 Apr 2017 Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala and IBM India Develop Real-Time Water Quality Measurement System on IBM Watson IoT Platform [62639]
IBM, April 21st 2017

The Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala (IIITM-K) and IBM announced the development of a real-time water quality management system - 'Swatchpaani'. The system, powered by IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, will continuously monitor water quality and measure temperature, pH and the presence of various metal/non-metal substances in the water, to ensure standard levels are not exceeded as prescribed by agencies.
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20 Apr 2017 New Outage Prediction Model From The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Helps Utilities Prepare For and Respond to Severe Weather [62641]
IBM, April 20th 2017

New solution helps predict outage risk ahead of a storm to inform key decision-making and keep customers out of the dark

The Weather Company, an IBM Business, introduce a new outage prediction solution designed to help utility companies proactively prepare for and respond to weather-related outages. Tailored to each utility's storm response plan, The Weather Company's Outage Prediction solution helps predict the anticipated number of outages and appropriate mobilization level based on the weather forecast for the utility's service territory. This enables the utility's operations team to make critical decisions as much as 72 hours ahead of an anticipated weather event - helping them to control costs and improve restorations times for their customers.

"With our new Outage Prediction solution, storm operations and emergency management teams are now able to make more informed decisions that to improve restoration times, and save the utility millions of dollars per year," said Mark Gildersleeve, president of business solutions, The Weather Company. "This solution makes a huge impact when every hour of advance notice counts."
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20 Apr 2017 IBM Study Uncovers New and Innovative Ways for Electronics Companies to Improve Warranty Operations and Reduce Costs [62642]
IBM, April 20th 2017

Advances in predictive analytics, cognitive computing and Internet of Things (IoT) offer an opportunity to transform traditional warranty processes

IBM announced results from a global benchmark survey analyzing electronics industry warranty performance, finding significant potential for improvement in warranty and supply chain operations.

According to the new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study, "Powering Warranty Reinvention: How Electronics Companies Leverage New Technologies to Improve Warranty Management," many companies don't put enough focus on effective warranty management or treat it as a competitive differentiator. Warranties are a critical part of product upgrades and launches, particularly for electronics companies that constantly introduce new features, software or experiences. Underestimating the operational impact of returns and repairs can have a profound effect on company reputation and bottom line.
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20 Apr 2017 Certified Ubuntu Images available on Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Service [62623]
Ubuntu, April 20th 2017

  • Developers offered options of where to run either demanding workloads or less compute-intensive applications, in a highly available cloud environment.

  • Running development and production on Certified Ubuntu can simplify operations and reduce engineering costs

Certified Ubuntu images are now available in the Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Services, providing developers with compute options ranging from single to 16 OCPU virtual machines (VMs) to high-performance, dedicated bare metal compute instances. This is in addition to the image already offered on Oracle Compute Cloud Service and maintains the ability for enterprises to add Canonical-backed Ubuntu Advantage Support and Systems Management. Oracle and Canonical customers now have access to the latest Ubuntu features, compliance accreditations and security updates.
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20 Apr 2017 5 Free Project Management Tools For Business Users [62552]
Business 2 Community, April 20th 2017

"Every industry needs a tool to manage and run their projects. According to a study published by the US based Project Management Institute (PMI), businesses in the United States lose as much as $122 million in poor project performance for each one billion dollar invested. Another study found that fewer than a third of all projects are completed on time and on budget annually. One of the many reasons contributing to the poor execution of projects is the lack of proper planning. A report published by Pricewaterhouse Coopers found that nearly 44% of project managers used no software to manage their projects..."
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