Hull’s plan to become one of UK’s first smart cities

11 May 2021

The strategy will see the city use data and technology to change how different departments in the council operate, and how they work together to deliver services across Hull. 

One area of focus is how the Street Team responsible for traffic planning and management, use data to make more informed decisions on how to manage traffic and people flows around the city, determine bus routes and cycle paths, but also work more closely with the authority’s Planning Team. 

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Why retailers need to put their heads in the cloud

11 May 2021

Alex MacPherson, director of solution consultancy and account management, Manhattan Associates

Alex MacPherson, director of solution consultancy and account management, Manhattan Associates

 

If theCovid-19 pandemic-induced disruption to retail in 2020 taught retailers anything at all, it’s that the need to be flexible is crucial not only to business continuity, but to business survival.

The seemingly never ending uncertainty caused by repeated lockdowns, social distancing, lack of clarity as to what you could and couldn’t do, having to work from home with no end in sight - not to mention finally “getting Brexit done” – has had an enormous effect on society as a whole. Combine that with the closure of non-essential shops and the rise of ecommerce has had just as big an impact on retail as an industry too.

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Airdale's SmartCool I Drive

11 May 2021

Airedale’s SmartCool I Drive is a highly efficient indoor precision cooling unit that provides critical cooling to IT equipment, making it ideally suited to data centre applications and low, medium and high density computer room cooling applications.

Optimised for high return air temperatures and ideal for hot and cold aisle containment, the range is perfect for the 24/7 operation of sensitive systems in critical application environments.

With a wide outdoor ambient envelope (-20˚C up to +50˚C) and the capability of longer pipe runs, allowing outdoor condensers to be up to 100 metres from internal units, the SmartCool™ I-drive allows for flexible installation without compromising efficiency or performance.

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EkkoSense Cooling Advisor

11 May 2021

EkkoSense Cooling Advisor provides data centre operations teams with focused cooling performance recommendations and advisory actions. Built right into the heart of its 3D visualisation and analytics software, Cooling Advisor is the industry’s first embedded advisory solution.

It helps organisations to unlock significant data centre cooling energy savings – just by acting on the software’s advice alone. 

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