Fountainhead: Energy efficiency and dynamic infrastructures


Energy efficiency and dynamic infrastructures. I just read an interesting blog by Rob Aldrich on the advantages of "unified fabrics" when pursuing energy efficiency. This story is more than just about gaining energy efficiency by reducing the amount of network hardware. Going a step further, these assets can be re-purposed in response to energy efficiency triggers. Social. (1). Energy efficiency and dynamic infrastructures. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

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Cloud, Mobile, Social and Cyber: 2015 Predictions That Will Rock The World (AGAIN!)

Cloud Musings

The worlds of cloud, mobile, social and cyber will continue expanding, permuting and recombining. Social Media takes over - Social media will usurp other forms of marketing to become the leading tool for influence marketing and initial customer contact. 2015 PREDICTION TIME!!

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Why IT Leads the Pack in Corporate Social Responsibility

Geneva Technical Services

With instantaneous intelligence, their actions are more proactive and allow them to lead the pack with corporate social responsibility. So when a survey finds that more than 90% of business students would willingly sacrifice a percentage of their future salary to work for a company with a sense of social responsibility, tech companies listen. They Monitor What’s Trending on Social and Swiftly Take Action. Social media provides plenty of raw information for data analytics.

Storms Offer Utility Companies an Opportunity to Shine

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The bottom line is that your customers want easy ways to receive information, updates, recommendations, and tips across a variety of channels, such as email, text, social media, and websites. Customer Experience Digital Transformation Energy customer care energy customer care utilities utilities business optimization Utilities customer care utilities digital experience utilities emerging technologies utility companies utility omnichannel strategy

Improving Quality of Life in Future Cities: Data as a Tool to Promote Sustainability


A new focus is required to overcome the emerging social, technological, economic, environmental, and political forces exerting pressure on cities. BI & Analytics Data Science Featured Internet of Things Technology & IT Transportation & Logistics Analytics Arcadis ecotech Energy and Environment environment environmental activism Logistics Mobility new york San Francisco Sustainability UKThe challenges facing cities in the 21st century are greater than ever.

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Social Media Management – or Muddle?

CIO Rant

As the title suggests, perhaps what we now term as “social media”, is perceived differently by the people that use it, plan it, deal with it, or design it. Social media management is, thus, an epic challenge. So, why should it be any different today, with respect to social media applications? Very easy, then, to say that social media is social muddle. The social muddle is just one of many.

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Oil & Gas Companies with Ethical Operations Outperform Peers

Perficient - Digital Transformation

In fact, to reduce the risks associated with environmental, social, and governance issues, investors are increasingly evaluating a company’s sustainable business practices before they buy shares. The concept of sustainability is comprised of three pillars: economic, environmental and social – also known informally as profits, planet, and people.”. Energy companies continue developing and enhancing sustainability programs that push their strategic values and priorities.

Launch of Digital Sydney: Ideas, energy, success stories, and massive potential

Trends in the Living Networks

He hopes that we will get the local insights and energy that will support the entrepreneurial scene from inside Australia. Australia Social media Technology trends Web 2.0I am at the launch of Digital Sydney , part of the Vivid Sydney and Creative Sydney festivals.

Google+ may miss the big opportunity: spanning internal and external social networks

Trends in the Living Networks

As many others have expressed, it is very frustrating to be delayed several months into the hottest new social space because we are more dedicated Google users than others. Individuals build social networks around their Profiles, and companies, brands, media etc.

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Trends in the Living Networks

Melcrum recently released a report on How to use social media to solve critical communication issues , with as usual some great case studies and many practical insights. I was asked to write the closing section in the report, on The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications. Organisations achieve their objectives by bringing together the talent and energy of many people. Social search will drive value.

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The potential massive social impact of gamification for weight loss and savings

Trends in the Living Networks

As such, we certainly need to apply what is being learned in the field of gamification, particularly its social aspects, to see how it can help positively change behaviors. While promoting video games might sound like a way to grow couch potatoes, UnitedHealth and several other major insurers are using concepts behind popular video games to promote wellness, encourage exercise and boost social interactions between people — and ultimately improve health outcomes and lower costs.

A Dark Side Of Big Data Reveals Itself - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Nuclear power can deliver unlimited clean energy, or can be fashioned into terrifying weapons. Charlene Li: Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead. Chucks Blog. An IT industry insiders perspective on information, technology and customer challenges.

The future of cars: Why car exhaust will be as anti-social as cigarette smoke is today

Trends in the Living Networks

I talked about several facets of the future of cars, including changing energy sources and their implications, new car materials and structures, and the rise of self-driving automobiles. Social trends Technology trends

Extreme Customer Experience Makeover

Perficient - Digital Transformation

88% are active on multiple social platforms. Advertising, social media, bots, website, phone interactions, physical environment, employee interactions and returns all play into the customer journey. Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed.

Facebook Says Iowa Server Farm Will be Wind-Powered

Data Center Knowledge

From the time it enters production, Facebook''s data center in Altoona, Iowa, will run exclusively on renewable energy, thanks to a wind project located less than two hours away, the social networking giant announced today.

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Discount for London incubators at Crowdsourcing for Startups and Social Innovation workshop

Trends in the Living Networks

On 1 May I am running a half-day Crowdsourcing for Startups and Social Innovation workshop at Hub Westminster. We will primarily look at the crowdsourcing landscape, how to get outstanding results from using crowds, how to drive successful crowdfunding, and crowd business models for profit and non-profit, exploring many examples of how entrepreneurs and social innovators are using the ideas, energy, and enthusiasm of crowds to create amazing new ventures.

Analyst Forum Will Be Held 30 July in Reston VA


Analysis Big Data Cloud Computing Cyber Security DoD and IC Social Media Dave Warner Jeff Jonas Matt Devost USGIF By Bob Gourley. On 30 July 2014 in Reston Virginia some of the greatest minds in analytics for business outcomes and mission impact will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

Congresswoman Seeks to Rebrand Net Neutrality


New technology is – by necessity – new, and understanding requires time and energy that many cannot or will not spare. Government Social Media Trends Anna Eshoo FCC Federal Communications Commission Internet service provider Net neutrality Open Internet Reddit By Shannon Perry.

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Fountainhead: Alternative Recommendation for DCeP "Service.


Back in February of this year, The Green Grid published a paper listing proposed Proxy measures for data center productivity, specifically Data Center Energy Productivity (DCeP). The Green Grid compares the proxy to EPA mileage ratings for new cars, which provide useful data on energy efficiency, with the caveat that “your mileage may vary.” 2) The SLA encapsulates many "behind-the-scenes" factors that contribute to energy consumption. Social. (1).

Quick review of Online Social Networking & Business Collaboration World event

Trends in the Living Networks

Quick thoughts on the event: * There is clearly a very strong appetite for the topic of social networks not just from business, but also from government. There is strong diversity not just in the consumer social network space, but also in the many tools and platforms available to enable social networks in and beyond organizations. Those who can't find the time or energy to blog are dabbling in Twitter.

EMC And Big Data: An Overview - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Like many of you, I set filters on various social platforms to track topics of interest -- like big data.  social sciences: economics / economic forecasting, sociology, etc. DOE (Department of Energy) grant to research newer technologies. Chucks Blog.

Fountainhead: What IT Can Learn From the Bean Counters


Among other things, I gave an introductory presentation on the basics of IT energy consumption & efficiency metrics. Follows are a few of my takeaways from some of the talks/presentations: Data centers & energy efficiency : It was surprising to me how many companies admit that their data centers are 20+ years old -- tacitly acknowledging the inefficiencies theyre coping with. Social. (1). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.

Online Social Networking & Business Collaboration World - Paul Slakey

Trends in the Living Networks

I'm at Online Social Networking & Business Collaboration World , where I'm chairing the plenary sessions and enterprise streams. Bringing together social networks and business collaboration makes sense. The enterprise is becoming more social. The reason we're investing our energy in this is that the mobile experience is still too clunku - we want it to be as powerful as your desktop experience.

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At WPC 2013, Microsoft Points Partners to the Cloud » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

At its annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) this week in Houston Microsoft (MSFT) is focusing all attention on its transformation to a devices and services company – emphasizing the underpinning trends of cloud, mobility, big data and enterprise social. Energy Efficiency Guide. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe. Events. Microsoft. At WPC 2013, Microsoft Points Partners to the Cloud. At WPC 2013, Microsoft Points Partners to the Cloud. By: John Rath July 10th, 2013. Tweet.

Map of the Decade, ExaTrends of the Decade, and the Zeitgeist for 2011

Trends in the Living Networks

ENERGY SWITCH. The way we use energy will change faster than ever before in human history. What we knew as media has exploded far beyond its traditional boundaries to encompass most social activity, how organizations function, and indeed the creation of almost all economic value.

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Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore promises to help catalyze the global potential of crowdsourcing

Trends in the Living Networks

In today’s connected world we can tap the power, talent, and energy of crowds as never before. Crowdsourcing Entrepreneurship Future of business Future of work Social trends Technology trends Web 2.0

Launch of Left Coast Festival and Rose Vickers' Flohawk show

Trends in the Living Networks

It's great to see Sydney's continued rise as a creative hub, with the wealth of talent on hand compounded by the immense energy going into great events and festivals such as Creative Sydney. Tags: Australia General Social trends

Introducing the B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

It’s a town full of smart people, energy, and ideas. Each B2B IT Forum will focus on a core enterprise IT topic: security, social media, mobility, big data, etc. As a VC firm focused on technology, it’s no accident we’re located in the heart of Boston.

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Launch of the Transformation of Government framework

Trends in the Living Networks

Energy shift. SOCIAL DRIVERS. Crowdsourcing Government Social trends Technology trends UncategorizedThe vast majority of my work over the years has been in the business sector, however I am increasingly being pulled into government and the public sector.

The World in 2030: Four scenarios for long-term planning and strategy

Trends in the Living Networks

Availability and real cost of key resources including energy, food, water, and environmental stability. New energy sources/ planetary engineering. Social entrepreneurs invest $100 billion and seed a billion enterprises. Distributed energy and manufacturing.

The evidence is in: we believe technology will create a better future but not better environment

Trends in the Living Networks

World will face a major energy crisis: 72%. So while we are optimistists, it does seem to be curable… Future of humanity Social trends Technology trends Uncategorized

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: DST2K7 = mini-Y2K? Doubt it.

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge

Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker Home Archives Profile Subscribe About KMA About Categories Articles Books Business Intelligence Collaboration Current Affairs Events Google Apps Knowledge Management Microsoft Office Off Topic Products Project Management Science Search SharePoint Social Media Technology Industry This Blog Web 2.0 Congress decided, in the Energy Policy Act of 2005, to extend Daylight Savings Time in the U.S.

Keynote on Web 2.0 in the enterprise at IBM Collective Intelligence

Trends in the Living Networks

tools such as social networks, mash-ups and micro-blogging. The evolution and future of Social Networking and Web 2.0 Web and social technologies, having already had a massive social impact, are now being applied extensively in business and government. Many of the most successful organisations globally are implementing social software and web tools to increase productivity, tap expertise, improve staff engagement and streamline processes. Social networks Web 2.0

The rise of the cloud workplace: co-working facilities

Trends in the Living Networks

But some people find it hard to get themselves motivated, and many miss the daily banter and social interactions of the office. These initiatives are just the beginning of what will be a powerful force - new ways to enable people to socialize and share expertise, heartaches and successes, free of the constraints of office, commuting, and sometimes employers. Tags: Cloud Collaboration Future of business Social trends

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The top 10 trends for the 2010s: the most exciting decade in human history

Trends in the Living Networks

Now, technological and social change are poised to accelerate far beyond what we have become accustomed to. Companies will function on social networks and gaming platforms, professionals will work for many firms or clients. Energy Shift. But we do know that the way we use energy will change faster than ever before in human history. In his excellent book The Meaning of the 21st Century , James Martin asks when in human history you would most like to be alive.