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Energy & Environment

Big Data provides utility providers an effective way to manage supply and demand, reduce waste while increasing service capability and reliability.

Big DataEnergy & Environment

Global warming. For a topic as massive, important, and (somehow) controversial, big data is a clear option for sorting through the muck. What information is reliable? What solutions are realistic? When a global issue pits the future of humanity against, well, everything humanity is accustomed to, facts are vital. Big

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Big DataEnergy & Environment

‘Disruption’ is a pretty well-worn term these days, mentioned at least three times in the first five sentences of any tech blog and thrown around liberally at any good Silicon Valley hackathon. Up until relatively recently, the efforts of data-led disruption were directed squarely at consumers and changing the way

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Energy & EnvironmentInternet of ThingsTransportation & Logistics

The Internet of Things (IoT) has taken off and is slowly revolutionising the world we live in. Smartphones, smart cars, even smart fridges – all now boast connectivity designed to make our lives easier and more efficient. This is expanding to a citywide scale, with over one billion connected devices

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Data ScienceEnergy & EnvironmentInternet of Things

Energy is a huge conversation and big data is already being used to make incredible changes. It’s leveraged to create better oil and gas practices, keep better tabs on expenditures, and even ramp up the renewable energy movement. With not just one, but countless companies integrating big data practices, the

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Energy & EnvironmentEventsNews

On June 6th, 2015 Big Data Utah and the Boulder/Denver Big Data Users Group (BDBDUG) kicked off the Global Data Competition, an inaugural event focused on climate change and split into 22 regions around the world. The competition has two phases, each with a scoring system that allows solutions to be

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Data ScienceEnergy & EnvironmentNews

When both NASA and the Pope are speaking out about climate change, you know something is up. Yesterday the NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) unveiled a public data set showing how rainfall, temperature and CO2 levels will change over the next 85 years. The high-resolution data, which is as granular as

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Energy & EnvironmentNews

Utility Consumption Analytics outfit, Verdafero, has announced the utilization of IBM’s open cloud platform, Bluemix to power its analytics platform. “Switching our development to the Bluemix platform has been a game changer,” noted Dr. Alastair Hood, CEO, Verdafero. “We wanted a solution that would allow our infrastructure to grow and

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Big DataEnergy & EnvironmentNews

Big Data marches towards more imminent expansion this time as Chinese web services outfit Baidu announces that it is working in tandem with The United Nations Development Programme to build a big data lab together. The agenda includes exploring solutions to global issues such as environmental protection, health, education, and

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Grand River Ontario
Energy & EnvironmentNews

In Western Ontario, Canada researchers have (with the help of IBM Canada) set out to gather unprecedented amounts of data on the Grand River, specifically an 80 sq. km stretch near Waterloo, Ontario. That data is, in part, supplying information about the change in volume and quality of water, allowing predictions

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BI & AnalyticsEnergy & EnvironmentInterviews

  We caught up with Sandra Kwak, Director of Marketing and Ecosystem Partnerships at US-based Big Data startup Autogrid, to talk about their company and products. AutoGrid uses the power of big-data analytics to handle the exponentially expanding wave of information being generated by smart meters, building management systems, voltage regulators,

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