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

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Energy & EnvironmentArtificial IntelligenceFeatured

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is shaping an increasing number of sectors globally. Degradation of the natural environment and the climate crisis are complex issues requiring the most advanced and innovative solutions. AI is expected to impact environmental, financial, and job stability, amongst other areas in the future.   But, how much can

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How Startup Collaborations Are Boosting The Ruhr Region
Case StudiesEnergy & EnvironmentFeaturedIndustrial Goods & ServicesStartupsTechnology & IT

Corporations need to digitalize in order to overcome their challenges. That’s especially true for the large industrial corporations in Germany’s Ruhr region and its over 50 cities and municipalities. By collaborating with startups, they are able to drive the change forward, and that’s what the Data Hub program by Gründerallianz

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How Big Data Assists In Disaster Relief And Preparedness
Big DataContributorsEnergy & EnvironmentFeaturedInternet of Things

Disasters are dangerous, but Big Data can help improve disaster relief and preparedness to cut back on lives lost and community damage. Historically, public policies have proved ineffective in providing adequate help for disaster-stricken citizens. A year after hurricane Harvey in 2017, for example, residents are still in the midst

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Big Data Plays Surprising Role In Fight Against Climate Change
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 Data’s Next Big Impact? Oil &Amp; Gas
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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Five Ways We Can Make Our Cities Smarter Using Identity-Driven Iot
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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Big Data And Energy Conservation: Follow The Money
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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Global Climate Change Data Competition
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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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Nasa'S Big Data Climate Change Model
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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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Verdafero Adopts Ibm Bluemix To Strengthen Utility Analytics Development
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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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