We have heard time and again that the Digital Universe is huge – and growing exponentially. Last I read, it is expected to be 44 ZB by 2020.So what has this to do with the Internet of Things (IOT)?IOT describes the inherent connectivity of devices and products for telemetry, data collection, etc. and is largely responsible for this data growth spurt.Simply put – sensors numbering in trillions, working with intelligence systems in the billions involving millions of applications will be what will drive data growth for the next five years.Ubiquitous connectivity is having a very definite effect on how we live our lives on this cloud-enabled planet. For example I jumped into my car late for work the other day. While driving, it occurred to me that I may not have shut my garage door. As soon as I parked, I launched my home security app and remotely closed it. At which point, my Apple watch buzzed to notify me to get active after sitting for an hour in traffic.Managing devices remotely has become so common place now that we don’t think about the cloud, IOT, or any aspect of the technology when we are using it.So what is the business opportunity IOT presents? And how does it translate to value?These are questions that many of our customers struggle with. At EMC we don’t just engineer hardware and software; we also deliver solutions that give customers a competitive edge in their industries. After all, our customers’ success becomes our success.I believe that the value of data is rapidly changing IT’s role from being a foundation supporting the business, to being an active critical component of business transformation.Some great examples include:A service provider offering mid-size retail clients near real-time analytics to deliver targeted coupons in their stores based on specific customer profilesAn auto insurance provider developing an application that works with a vehicle’s sensors and navigation system to track and analyze driving behavior to notify the driver of impacts on his/her future insurance premiumA utility company using sensors on a power plant, grid and meters to analyze the information and develop an application that allows customers to manage and optimize energy costsIT departments have been transformed through this culture of ubiquitous connectivity, and the ability to leverage IOT highlights the tremendous value that IT provides to the business. The scale of the opportunity is limited only by your imagination.We talk a lot about “transformation” at EMC, and in my opinion, it’s at the intersection of creativity and analytics where IOT goes from ideas to revenue.
Savannah Bee Company served its Grill Honey on melted brie with raspberries. But, the honey tasted just fine by itself and earned the grand prize at the 2010 Flavor of Georgia food product contest. Do you have a recipe that combines Georgia-grown ingredients into something tasty? Then sign up for the 2011 Flavor of Georgia contest. The winners will be announced during Georgia Ag Day March 22, 2011.Judges look for market-ready foods – either commercially available or prototypes – from across the state. Categories include barbecue and hot sauces, confections, dairy products, meat products, snack foods, and jams, jellies and sauces. Entries are judged on flavor, best use of Georgia ingredients, Georgia theme, unique or innovative qualities, commercial appeal and originality.The contest is only a starting point for many winners, said Sharon Kane, University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development economist and contest director. “The majority of last year’s contestants, 80 percent, saw an increase in their sales and business contacts following the contest,” she said.Previous winners have received national attention. Candy-flavored Fondarific was featured on the Food Network show Ace of Cakes. Hot Squeeze Sweet Heat Chipotle sauce is now sold in thousands of stores. White Oak Farm products are sold through Whole Foods and Sysco. Online registration is now open and will run through Feb. 18, 2011 at www.flavorofgeorgia.caes.uga.edu. For more information, call (706) 542-9809 or e-mail [email protected] annual food contest is sponsored by the CAED in partnership with the Governor’s Agricultural Advisory Commission, Georgia Agribusiness Council and UGA Department of Food Science and Technology.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:JERA, Japan’s biggest thermal power generator and the world’s biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), aims to double its profit by the financial year through March 2026 by stepping up investment in LNG and renewable energy, its new head said.The joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings and Chubu Electric Power Co became a major electricity generator this month with the takeover of 26 power stations owned by its two shareholders and representing about half of Japan’s thermal power capacity.“Our top priority is to smoothly combine the two companies’ power operations and bring synergy,” Satoshi Onoda, who became president of JERA on April 1, said in an interview last week. “We also want to become the global leader in LNG and renewable energy to enhance the transition to a clean energy economy,” he told Reuters.To meet growing demand for cleaner energy from its customers, JERA plans to increase its renewable energy capacity to 5 gigawatts (GW) in seven years, up from 650 megawatts now and increased from an earlier target of 3 GW.“Large-scale off-shore wind power abroad and at home will be our main targets,” Onoda said.“We will fade out the use of old and low-efficient coal-fired power plants,” Onoda said. “But we’ll keep a certain level of coal power, in line with the Japanese government’s policy,” he said.More: JERA aims to double profit by FY25/26 with focus on LNG, renewable energy LNG and renewables to drive future profits at leading Japanese power generator
Press Association The Magpies found themselves with their backs against the wall after humbling defeats by Leicester and Crystal Palace sent them back into the bottom three after they thought they had turned a corner. However on Sunday they summoned up a performance of real character to beat high-flying Liverpool 2-0 at St James’ Park and rekindle belief that head coach Steve McClaren can lead them away from trouble. Georginio Wijnaldum has admitted Newcastle deserved the criticism which came their way as they plummeted back into the Barclays Premier League relegation zone. Wijnaldum told nufcTV: “Of course it’s hard, criticism is always hard to get, but a lot of the criticism, to my mind, was right because we didn’t have good performances. “You can lose games, but the way we were losing games was really bad because the performance was not good and we didn’t do it as a team. “I don’t want to say that everyone wasn’t giving their all – I think everyone did – but we didn’t do it as a team. If everyone plays their own game, then it is difficult to win the game. “But we have learnt from that and today, we did it differently. We fought as a team and fought to get the points, and that’s why it’s a big win.” Newcastle’s improvement could hardly have been better timed with McClaren facing rumours that he had two games in which to save his job, although it is understood there is no appetite within the boardroom to dispense with the services of a man who has only been in the post for six months. His buzzword in the run-up to the game had been “confidence”, a trait which had proved sadly lacking in the two previous outings, but after a nervy start, Newcastle found a coherence and a stomach for the fight before eventually producing the quality they needed to get the job done. They got their reward with 29 minutes gone when Wijnaldum collected Moussa Sissoko’s cross and worked his way into position before firing home via a deflection off defender Martin Skrtel. Asked if it was his goal rather than an own goal, the Holland international replied: “Yes, of course, because I shot on goal.” The Magpies enjoyed a further slice of good fortune when an offside flag harshly ruled out an Alberto Moreno strike, and they took full advantage when Sissoko and Wijnaldum combined once again in injury time for the latter to seal the win with a deft chip. If Tyneside was all smiles, there was frustration for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and his team as they were unable to rediscover the cutting edge which has served them so well in recent weeks. It was just a second defeat in 12 attempts under the German in what was the second of seven fixtures in a congested month. However, full-back Nathaniel Clyne admits they have to put it behind them quickly if they are to achieve their goals for the remainder of the campaign. He told the club’s official website, www.liverpoolfc.com: “[The manager] was disappointed, like the whole team was. We thought that we had enough to get the win, but we’re a group in training and we’ll work harder to get the win the next game. “It’s important that we bounce back quickly. The December period, there are a lot of games coming up, so we’ve all got to be fit and raring to go and keep the confidence going into those games to try and get as many as we can.”