Microsoft threw the switch on its new mega data center in Dublin on July 1
and expects to do same for the one it's built in Chicago on July 20.
The facilities are meant to support the company's Online, Live and cloud
Dublin is Microsoft's first mega site outside the U.S. It covers 303,000
square feet capable of 5.4 megawatts of power, now on its way to 22.2
megawatts with demand.
The Chicago site covers 700,000 square feet, the size of 16 football fields,
with 30 megawatts to start and capable of 60 megawatts.
Two-thirds of the place is optimized for containerized servers, which
Microsoft says conserve energy. Each of the pre-packaged containers holds
Microsoft says their density can exceed traditional data centers by 10 times.
As e-marketing has made inroads with B2B marketers a lot has been said about
the idea of online conversation. But, what does that mean from a marketing
If you think of a conversation in the offline world it can be in the context
of a chat with a friend — 1-on-1, an exchange in a meeting with a group of
people, a discussion with your peers over lunch or witty repartee with your
spouse during TV commercials in the evening.
When you transfer that idea online, how often do you "feel" any similarity to
those above examples? How often do you make a connection with the content you
Part of this is because you're not really there. The people you're
"conversing" with can't see you, your facial expressions or hear the tone of
your voice as if you'd spoken aloud. Nor can you see them.
That means you have to think about the words you use and how they wo... (more)
You certainly have heard several stories like that of John Smith, a senior
executive of a large company. He has worked for over 20 years in the major
market players. He had a career up and always brought good results to their
employers. He is a well recognized professional by his peers in the market.
Until recently, he was the Commercial Director and a person of full
confidence of a business owner. He had full power in decision making and used
this resource skillfully on behalf of the company.
However, time has changed. As part of a competitor´s expansion strategy, the
company was acquired and John´s position was considered "redundant" by the
buyer who preferred a professional of his own trust, of personal and
professional knowledge to take John´s place.
And now John? You are 50, 3 children to raise and a high standard of living.
Despite your enviable curriculum and... (more)
DUBLIN, February 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Dublin - Research and
Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/sqpjcm/smart_water) has
announced the addition of the "Smart Water Management Market - Worldwide
Market Forecasts and Analysis to 2018" report to their offering.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 )
Most water utilities across the globe are struggling to maintain their aging
water infrastructure. Government initiatives in most countries worldwide to
enhance public utility infrastructure has always been partial for the most
important resource for our survival. The Smart Water Management (SWM) market
varies largely based on regional adoption of technology and solutions. There
has been significant investment in smart grid for electricity projects
worldwide; however, the scenario for water is still struggling to justify the
NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/22/07 -- Caught between mountains of
garbage and a rapidly shrinking number of landfills to put it in,
organizations are facing increasing pressure to find viable alternatives that
both meet business needs and address environmental issues. And even when
those alternatives are available, and organizations are aware of them, the
changes are painfully slow in coming. That's the sobering conclusion reached
in "Garbage Is a Terrible Thing to Waste," a comprehensive report from the
Global Renewable Energy and Environmental Network (GREEN), underwritten by
BioSystem Solutions. The study quantifies the current processes for waste
management and highlights potential benefits of better managing biodegradable
The findings will also be discussed on a webcast hosted by GREEN tomorrow,
May 23, at 2pm EDT/11am PDT. Interested par... (more)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/12 -- Silvercorp Metals
Inc. (TSX:SVM)(NYSE:SVM) ("Silvercorp" or the "Company") is pleased to report
the results of an updated National Instrument ("NI") 43-101 Technical Report
with an effective date of May 1, 2012, prepared by AMC Mining Consultants
(Canada) Ltd. ("AMC") covering the SGX (/HZG), HPG, and TLP / LM underground
mines on the Ying silver-lead-zinc property in Henan Province, China (the
"Ying 2012 Technical Report"). The previous May 20, 2011 NI 43-101 Technical
Reports were prepared by other parties, and covered the SGX, HPG and TLP / LM
mines in three separate reports (the "Ying 2011 Technical Reports").
The five authors of the Ying 2012 Technical Report all qualify as independent
Qualified Persons. Four of the authors visited the Ying Property in February
2012 with one additional visit made by one ... (more)
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency's (EPA) 2011 WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the Year,
Delta Faucet Company is committed to helping consumers find smarter ways to
live with water. This declaration, which focuses on improving product
efficiency without compromising a user's experience, is reinforced by the
Delta® brand's recent expansion of its product portfolio, which now includes
several new water efficient products.
"As one of the world's largest manufacturers of faucets, showers and now,
toilets, Delta Faucet Company has an enormous responsibility to help people
use water efficiently without compromising their experience," said Richard
O'Reagan, president of Delta Faucet Company. "We remain focused on
continuously developing new products and pioneering technologies that address
global water concerns and ... (more)
ALBANY, Ga., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Flint River Partnership and
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration to deploy innovative
conservation measures to enhance agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent.
The Flint River Partnership (which includes the Flint River Soil and Water
Conservation District, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service and The
Nature Conservancy) together with the University of Georgia and IBM will
support farmers in the Lower Flint River Basin of Georgia in making more
informed irrigation scheduling decisions to conserve water, improve crop
yields and mitigate the impact of future droughts.
The Lower Flint River Basin is one of the most diverse and ecologically rich
river systems in the southeastern United States. The area is also the
epicenter of agriculture in Georgia with its 27 counties contributing more
than $2 bil... (more)
ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Winners of the annual Florida
Communities of Excellence Awards, the only statewide recognition program for
condominium and homeowner associations, were announced here on May 2. For
descriptions of each of the 2014 award-winning entries please visit:
Now in its sixth year, the Florida Communities of Excellence Awards
represents the pinnacle of achievement for community associations. Founded by
the Florida Community Association Journal and the law firm of Becker &
Poliakoff, the coveted Awards focus on innovative practices in condominium
and homeowner association from across the state. Winners are chosen from
smaller communities (up to 400 units) and larger communities by a panel of
independent experts, including representative of leading stat... (more)
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Busy lives can
mean some things get a lower priority than they should - like keeping your
car clean. EasyPark has a sustainable and convenient answer for motorists
coming into downtown Vancouver: a premium car wash service at its Pacific
Centre underground lot.
For an additional $25, customers can have their car washed while they go
about their errands, with the "waterless" car wash system developed by
Vancouver-based Eco-Service. This latest EasyPark offering, which launched
May 1st, is a direct result of EasyPark's participation in the City of
Vancouver's Climate Smart program, which it joined in fall of 2013.
According to the commercial car wash industry, an average car wash - whether
in a commercial facility or on your own - can consume as much as 120 litres
of water(1). Eco-Service's system conserves t... (more)
“The winch, synchronized with the flensers knife, accelerates, and the bada
~ (the Norwegian word for baleen) with a wrenching tear, parts from the whale
and swings wildly up into the air and outboard over the ship’s side, just
grazing the bulwarks. During the half-second when it is outboard the winchman
lets go his brake, and the lethal mass, which would smash to pulp anyone or
anything in it’s way, plunges down toward the sea ~ usually! I’ve seen
maybe five or six men killed by the bada alone’, Davison told me.....”
—from ‘Of Whales and Men’
There’s romance in the old whaling days, and one cannot help but to be
fascinated by the stories of this bygone era ~ The men who paddled out in
small boats armed with hand held harpoons to do battle with the great whales.
Many drowned and even the more modern whaling operations in the early to mid
1900’s had a high level of d... (more)
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