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  • Trends in international financing of coal-fired power plants Trends in international financing of coal-fired power plants Paul Baruya Recorded: Mar 22 2017 33 mins
    What are the major institutional challenges and financial opportunities emerging for new HELE coal power plants? This webinar will examine the trends in coal project finance worldwide and accompanies one of the latest reports published by the IEA Clean Coal Centre.

    Publicly funded financial institutions such as multilateral development banks (MDB) and export credit agencies (ECA) based in OECD America and Europe have, since 2013, adopted strict lending rules for greenfield coal power projects. Greenfield projects may be supported financially, but it they will be authorised under rare and exceptional circumstances only. However, these particular financial institutions form a fairly small proportion of the funding made available to coal power projects worldwide. There is evidence that many other banks are willing to support High Efficiency and Low Emission, or HELE, coal technology in Asia, even in the wake of COP21.

    In Asia, public funding agencies and commercial banks in Japan, Korea, and China are pursuing coal projects abroad with the view of exporting their own HELE technologies to other regions, even into Europe. This means the impact of reduced funding from western public agencies might not be so severe. Furthermore, the arrival of the newly formed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) could provide exciting opportunities for funding of cleaner coal technologies in the future.
  • Say good-bye to choppy videos & slow PDF scrolling: Hardware Accelerator Say good-bye to choppy videos & slow PDF scrolling: Hardware Accelerator Tim Konopelky, Systems Analyst & Patrick Mauro,Senior Product Manager Recorded: Mar 16 2017 29 mins
    Watch a short demonstration on how Teradici PCoIP® Hardware Accelerator smooths CPU peaks to deliver a consistent user experience. Say good-bye to choppy videos or lags using everyday applications thanks to the card’s powerful dynamic workload allocation capabilities.

    Enjoy full screen HD video playback and immediate performance improvements that can be achieved with PCoIP Hardware Accelerator.

    Get a glimpse of how you can enhance your VMware® Horizon View environment with the card including reduced CPU overhead. Plus, we’ll share five VDI lessons from our customers.

    Those who attend and view the webinar will receive a copy of the slide deck and FAQs.
    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • Reduce Risks to Data Center Availability by Fixing Facilities Management Issues Reduce Risks to Data Center Availability by Fixing Facilities Management Issues Mark Kempson, Technical Consultant, Uptime Institute Recorded: Mar 16 2017 55 mins
    Join Mark Kempson, Technical Consultant in Operational Excellence and discuss the importance of a maintenance management system to anticipate upcoming changes instead of reacting to them. Learn key principles to refine your data center operations and procedures to maintain a world class critical facility.

    What questions should you be asking about maintaining and managing your data center?

    •Are you making informed decisions on future updates, changes and maintenance?
    •Have you done a comprehensive high-level risk analysis?
    •Are you documenting and analyzing incidents?
    •Is your staff properly trained to effectively manage your assets?

    Topics include:
    •Path to data center operations excellence
    •Measuring operational effectiveness
    •Addressing common staff related deficiencies in training, organization and escalation process
  • Revenue Recognition Implementation: Beyond the Debits and Credits Revenue Recognition Implementation: Beyond the Debits and Credits Pam Henry, CPA, CGMA and Ladonna Johnson, CPA; both of Experis Finance Recorded: Mar 15 2017 59 mins
    Assessment and implementation of the new revenue recognition standard is in full force and moving beyond the assessment phase for many companies. This webinar will provide a high-level summary of the new revenue recognition standard focusing on implementation considerations including tax and internal control documentation and procedures, as well as disclosure requirements and examples of the new significant footnote disclosures. This webinar will go beyond the debits and credits and into specific areas that companies should focus on as they move toward the adoption date. The presenters will share their perspectives gained and other issues noted when advising clients on their assessment and implementations as well as noted within industry guidance.

    Presented by:
    Pam Henry, CPA, CGMA; Director - Finance and Accounting
    Ladonna Johnson, CPA; Engagement Manager – Technical Accounting
  • Key Considerations for Migrating Graphics Workloads to the Cloud Key Considerations for Migrating Graphics Workloads to the Cloud Alex Herrera, Sr. Analyst, Jon Peddie Research & Ziad Lammam, Teradici Recorded: Feb 28 2017 38 mins
    Moving to “The Cloud” is becoming a norm these days as it now provides better security and flexibility that enterprises are looking for in today’s ever growing “Big Data” landscape! Organizations with graphics workloads and interactive applications are looking for ways to consolidate their workstations to decrease CapEx and OpEx while ensuring data security for a disperse and mobile workforce.

    Alex Herrera, a senior analyst with Jon Peddie Research, author, and consultant to the world’s leading computer graphics and semiconductor companies will talk about on how enterprises can collocate their graphics intensive applications and workstations in the cloud to increase productivity and enhance collaborative working environment for creative professionals and design engineers in various verticals like: Media & Entertainment, Automotive & Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering, Construction.

    This webinar will introduce key considerations in moving high-performance workstation to the cloud and provide valuable insights including:

    • Physical workstations vs. virtual workstations in the cloud
    • Choosing among cloud workstations - Private, Public or Hybrid
    • What to consider when moving to the cloud

    Teradici’s CTO Randy Groves will share how Cloud Access Software and PCoIP technology can enable you to securely migrate graphics intensive workloads and applications to the cloud while providing a seamless and “workstation-like” end user experience.

    Those who attend the webinar will receive a copy of the slide deck.

    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • Water conservation in coal-fired power plants Water conservation in coal-fired power plants Anne Carpenter Recorded: Feb 23 2017 43 mins
    The vulnerability of the power generation industry to constraints in water availability is widespread and growing, and this is increasing the pressure on power plant operators to conserve water. This webinar will discuss where water can be conserved or recovered within pulverised coal-fired power plants. It will include ways of saving water in bottom ash handling, pollution control (flue gas desulphurisation), and cooling systems. Cooling typically accounts for the largest usage of water (where water is the coolant), and wet flue gas desulphurisation is the second largest use at wet-cooled plants. Techniques for recovering water from the pulveriser and pre-dryer exhausts, and from the flue gas are also discussed. There is an opportunity for power plants to become a supplier of both electricity and water, if sufficient water can be economically recovered from the flue gas. This could be a way forward for some coal fired power plants in the future, as well as helping to solve local fresh water shortages.
  • Delve Deeper with Compendex: Numeric Search Now Available on Engineering Village Delve Deeper with Compendex: Numeric Search Now Available on Engineering Village Matt McGarva Recorded: Jan 31 2017 45 mins
    Join Matt McGarva, Product Manager, Engineering Village, as he demonstrates the power and ease of numeric search to find previously undiscovered data across both Compendex and Inspec databases. As an engineer, you know that numeric data -- e.g., the size of a microchip's components, the thermal properties of a material, the bit rate of a data transfer -- is often key to understanding and getting the most from research articles. Now with Compendex, searching numeric data has never been easier. Sally Fell, Product Manager, Engineering Village, will also highlight 2016 enhancements and our vision for 2017.
  • The Future of Global Data Center Colocation Market Size & Growth Trends The Future of Global Data Center Colocation Market Size & Growth Trends Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Center Infrastructure, Structure Research Recorded: Jan 26 2017 31 mins
    How big is the global colocation market in 2017? How much revenue is going to be generated by data center colocation providers in 2020? What are the trends driving both global and regional data center demand for colocation providers? Structure Research conducted an extensive and detailed bottom-up study of the global colocation competitive landscape and includes over 4,000 providers across the world. The webinar will help address the current state of the data center landscape and more importantly, where is it headed over the next 3-5 years.
  • Monitor with Discipline – Data Center 2020 Monitor with Discipline – Data Center 2020 Kong Yang, Head Geek of Virtualization & Cloud Practice, SolarWinds Recorded: Jan 26 2017 30 mins
    The data center is evolving to encompass all manners of architecture from server-less aka functions-as- a-service to containers and microservices while balancing more mature constructs like virtualization and software-defined constructs. The reality is that the same fundamental issues abound while new challenges will appear.

    In this session, we will discuss how to monitor data centers with discipline to handle the old and new pain points that will arise in 2020.

    - What will 2020 data centers look like? Who will be the key providers of services?

    - How do I keep my career viable in 2020?

    - What should I put into practice to deliver success in 2020 data centers?
  • Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute Recorded: Jan 25 2017 48 mins
    Data Centers are continuing to evolve and will remain at the core of digital infrastructure. Today’s global information economy depends on data centers like never before. Whether a data center is on premise, colocated or in the cloud, they are responsible for the entire online infrastructure of a company, and the data centers are crucial to business critical infrastructure. For more than 20 years, Uptime Institute has served as an independent advisory body to all stakeholders in the industry responsible for the performance and availability of IT systems. We’ve helped the world’s leading data center organizations design, build, maintain, and optimize their facilities, compute systems, and operations, while balancing costs, resources, performance, and efficiency in an ever changing technology landscape. Uptime has assisted hundreds of enterprises and service providers to ensure their data centers are ready to meet their business needs. Join us as we share our experiences and learnings for a hybrid IT world.

    Topics include:
    - The value of simplicity in data center design and construction for IT and facility operations
    - Concurrent maintainability as a “must have” as "live work or deferred maintenance" is no longer acceptable
    - Tier Certification as a risk management tool for project owners and data center services buyers
  • Future Perfect... Data Center Future Perfect... Data Center Ed Haletky, Tom Howarth and Steve Beaver, TVP Strategy Recorded: Jan 25 2017 63 mins
    What does the future datacenter look like? Is it racks and racks of computers? Is it heavily automated? Is it just a shim to the larger world of the cloud? Join this dynamic panel discussion where we will delve into the future of the datacenter with experts from The Virtualization Practice (TVP Strategy).

    We will discuss where we are going, how the hybrid cloud fits in and the ultimate vision of the datacenter. It all starts with the journey...
  • Understanding Water in the National Trust Understanding Water in the National Trust Mark Roberts, Pri Shrestha Recorded: Jan 24 2017 60 mins
    Mark Roberts works for the National Trust as an internal consultant on water. His role is to provide their properties with advice and guidance on all aspects of water across the properties including key items like mains water usage, private water supplies, private sewage systems, flood risk and sustainable drainage. He is passionate about the environment and is keen to improve the way the organisation manages water and reduce the impacts it has on the local water environment.

    Mark will discuss how to baseline and monitor water and then look at wider aspects of water including the deregulation happening in April. We will be joined by Jodi Robinson, VAS Operations Manager at Water Plus. She is knowledgeable in water efficient products and building tailored Water Management strategies to suit individual requirements. Jodi has over 15 years working in various consultancy and project managements positions.

    A big thank you for Fit for the Future helping to pull this all together.
  • Emerging markets for pollution control technologies Emerging markets for pollution control technologies Dr Lesley Sloss Recorded: Jan 18 2017 45 mins
    Legislation is being implemented around the world to reduce emissions of pollutants from coal-fired power plants. For those countries that started to apply control strategies several years ago, the control technology market has evolved alongside the legislation in a somewhat piecemeal manner. So the majority of older plants in developed regions have applied controls in series: control technologies for particulates first, followed by controls for SO2, and then controls for NOx. New legislation is introducing requirements for mercury and fine particulate control in some regions, often requiring further retrofitting of additional control systems. For those emerging regions that are just starting to bring in control requirements, there is the option of copying this piece-by-piece approach to control, or alternatively to apply newer technologies which can control several pollutants simultaneously. This multi-pollutant approach could be cost-effective in many regions. However, the applicability of different technologies varies. For example, regions with high ash and/or high sulphur coals may require different control strategies from those with intrinsically cleaner coals. Also, availability of water, land and funds will all play a role in determining which technology will be applied at each plant. And so the control technology market that is currently expanding in Asia may differ significantly from that in North America and the EU. The international marketing strategies for emission control technology manufacturers must take into account differences in performance standards, economic challenges, business traditions and many other factors. This webinar summarises the potential markets for emissions control noting the areas for potential growth, such as China, Poland, India and Indonesia. Each has its own regional issues.
  • The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce The Softer Side of IT: Cultivating hard-to-find soft skills in today's workforce Experis and Right Management Recorded: Jan 17 2017 60 mins
    IT leaders are increasingly uncovering the value of soft skills within their workforce. They’re telling us that soft skills—specifically communication and collaboration skills—can be as important as some technical competencies. What is causing increasing demands for soft skills in IT talent? How do IT leaders assess the soft skills of new recruits? Can these skills be developed in existing employees?

    During this webinar, you’ll hear experts from Experis and Right Management discuss the need for improved soft skills within today’s IT workforce and how IT leaders can ensure their workforce has the skills required to succeed in today’s world of work.

    By participating in this webinar, you will:
    Understand the increasing importance of communication and collaboration skills in IT roles today
    Gain greater insight from workforce experts about how to assess new IT recruits for soft skill proficiency
    Learn best-practice strategies for developing communication and collaboration skills within your team

    * NOTE: This event qualifies for 1 CPE credit.
    Experis is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org. Should this course need to be cancelled or rescheduled by Experis, a 24-hour notice will be provided. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact Learning & Development at 414-319-3400.
  • CiteScore metrics - now part of the Scopus basket of metrics CiteScore metrics - now part of the Scopus basket of metrics Norman Azoulay, Product Manager, Scopus and Chris James, Product Manager, Research Metrics Recorded: Jan 12 2017 51 mins
    Join us as we discuss CiteScore metrics - the free, transparent, comprehensive, and current metrics now available as part of the Scopus basket of metrics.

    Here are some of the topics you can expect to learn about:
    -The Scopus basket of metrics
    -Why have CiteScore metrics been added to the basket?
    -What are CiteScore metrics?
    -How can CiteScore metrics be accessed?
    -How you can get involved in defining the basket of metrics
    -Q&A
  • How Signalhorn helps St. Claus to deliver in the 21st century How Signalhorn helps St. Claus to deliver in the 21st century Chris Kubbernus Recorded: Dec 20 2016 36 mins
    How do you connect your company to the world if it’s located in the most remote place on Earth? In the 21st century, it doesn’t matter where you are, being “always connected” is vital to your business.

    In this special Holiday Edition webinar, you will learn how Santa Claus successfully uses advanced technology in the digital era, to overcome all communication challenges. When he’s travelling on his sled around the world or sitting by the fireplace in his little house at the North Pole, Santa stays connected to keep the business running.

    And best of all, you don’t need to be Santa Claus to benefit from the best engineered communication solutions for your company.
    Join us to learn how!
  • A review of energy markets in 2016 A review of energy markets in 2016 Mark Linke, British Gas hosted by Priyanka Shrestha, ELN Recorded: Dec 16 2016 54 mins
    A review of energy markets in 2016: How have macroeconomics, geo-political uncertainty and the increasing globalisation of energy markets impacted UK Gas and Power Prices? Mark will also look at the possibilities for 2017 and what large end users should look out for.
  • Update on public outreach for CCS projects Update on public outreach for CCS projects Toby Lockwood Recorded: Dec 14 2016 30 mins
    Following a few early failures of large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects due to public opposition to the technology, a considered public communication strategy is now regarded as an essential factor in the success of any prospective CCS project. Most active opposition to CCS has occurred in parts of Europe, where public fears over CO2 leaks, water contamination, or ‘industrialisation’ of rural areas combined with opposition by environmental groups and others to fossil fuels playing any role in a future energy mix. However, many other projects have since won acceptance or even widespread support, thanks either to improved public engagement or more favourable local context. Several key features of a successful communication strategy have been identified, including the need for engagement early in the process, encouraging and responding to community feedback, building and maintaining trust in the project developers, and use of a dedicated communications team with clear messages which are tailored to their intended audience. This report provides a comprehensive review of the public outreach strategy and results at most notable CCS demonstrations to date, and looks to future challenges for CCS communication. With the barrier of local acceptance appearing surmountable in most regions, the problem of making the wider case for CCS as a viable option for climate change mitigation largely remains. This could potentially be addressed through education initiatives and more effective use of mass media.
  • Year End Tax Update: What You Need to Know to Prepare for 2017 Year End Tax Update: What You Need to Know to Prepare for 2017 Experis Finance Tax Directors: Myron Vansickel, Raj Basi, and Saleem Siddiqi Recorded: Dec 7 2016 58 mins
    Year-end tax activities can be overwhelming and put extra stress on you and your tax team. Corporations are often challenged to clarify what their priorities need to be when planning for year-end tax activities. As 2016 comes to a close, there are a number of important items that should be taken into consideration as part of your planning efforts. This 60-minute webinar will update participants on the latest federal, state and international tax developments.

    By attending this session, participants will:

    -International Tax - Learn about international tax updates including BEPS and, in particular, the impact of Country by Country reporting on compliance and reporting obligations as well as Global Indirect Tax (VAT/GST) updates
    -Federal Tax - Understand the latest developments and changes in federal tax including section 179 and bonus depreciation, deductions which were made permanent or extended via tax extenders bill, and other major developments for business entities
    -State and Local Tax - Be aware of critical state income, sales and use tax legislative modifications and case that may impact your business
  • Operating ratio and cost of coal power generation Operating ratio and cost of coal power generation Hermine Nalbandian-Sugden Recorded: Nov 16 2016 45 mins
    The webinar opens with an overview of the current status of coal power generation. This will be followed by discussion of the operating ratios for power generating companies. Operating ratios represent revenue and expense categories found on a typical financial statement. They can be presented as a ratio or a percentage value. The smaller the operating ratio, the greater margin an organisation has to make a profit. These ratios allow a company to compare its operational performance across various times, analyse its data and take the necessary steps in order to maintain its operational performance and as such, as low an operating ratio (%) as possible. Many factors contribute towards the operating costs of a power generating company including the cost of fuel, staff, operation & maintenance (O&M) costs and depreciation and amortisation. The higher costs these factors are, the higher the operating ratio will be and, therefore, the lower the operational efficiency of a company. The cost of coal-fired power generation varies at the national and plant level. However, due to the increase in renewable energy, coal-fired power has shifted in many countries from baseload to load following mode necessitating flexibility in power plant operations. The more frequent cycling of coal-fired power plants can cause thermal and pressure stresses. Over time, these can result in premature or unplanned component failure and increased maintenance. Repeated starting up and shutting down of a unit, or operating at part load, can also increase emissions compared to non-cyclic operation. Measures can be taken to minimise the impact of cycling on plant performance. Assessment and control of O&M costs play a major role in calculating operating ratios. The webinar finishes with future projections for coal in power generation.
  • Reliability and Resiliency Fuels Positive Investments in Distribution Automation Reliability and Resiliency Fuels Positive Investments in Distribution Automation Principal Consultant Farah Saeed and Industry Analyst Rajalingam Recorded: Oct 24 2016 41 mins
    With increasing challenges and demand for automation in transmission and distribution applications, OEMs constantly develop systems and applications to support changing grid dynamics. 2016 is expected to see distribution automation sales recording $7 billion, with growth driven by developed economies. The distribution automation market is expected to experience steady growth through 2020, thanks to rising demand from the Asia-Pacific region. This webinar analyzes emerging market trends, such as edge intelligence and increasing distributed energy resources, and will discuss future predictions.
  • Singapore Data Centre Colocation Market: Supply Metrics and Demand Trends Singapore Data Centre Colocation Market: Supply Metrics and Demand Trends Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Centre Infrastructure, Structure Research Recorded: Oct 20 2016 30 mins
    This session will provide detailed data centre metrics on the supply/demand landscape for colocation providers operating in the Singapore market. We take it one step further by segmenting Singapore into three primary districts or sub-regions to capture the nuance in each data centre hub location. How much data centre square feet, critical power is currently available and utilized in Singapore? And more importantly how much revenue is being generated by these third party service provider data centres? Where is it now and where is it headed? We will unwrap our detailed revenue and capacity projections from 2016-2020 while providing analytical insight on the factors driving growth.
  • Scopus content: What’s happening right now and a look at what’s to come Scopus content: What’s happening right now and a look at what’s to come Susanne Steiginga, Product Manager, Scopus Content Recorded: Oct 20 2016 45 mins
    Join us as we share some exciting new initiatives and discuss what’s to come in the remainder of 2016 and in 2017. We’ll also be giving updates on content coverage and content curation programs, as a lot has happened since we last presented on Scopus content in February. Tune in to stay current on all there is to know about Scopus - the Gold Standard multidisciplinary abstract and citation database.
  • Monitor with Discipline – Next Generation Data Centers Monitor with Discipline – Next Generation Data Centers Kong Yang, Head Geek of Virtualization & Cloud Practice, SolarWinds Recorded: Oct 20 2016 22 mins
    Next generation data centers are filling the industry with buzz worthy tech concepts like hybrid IT, clouds, software defined anything, containers and micro-services. These sometimes disparate constructs can solve the same problem in multiple ways. As such connected context will be key to effectively and efficiently managing application performance across these next generation data centers.

    In this session, we will be discussing how to monitor with discipline across next generation data centers.
    1. What are next generation data centers?

    2. How do IT organizations manage and optimize operational efficacy of these next gen data centers?

    - Connected context of key application performance metrics

    - DART-SOAR examples to meet the CIO’s SLA
  • How librarians use Mendeley to overcome research challenges How librarians use Mendeley to overcome research challenges Academic Medical Librarian at Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, Université de Moncton & D. Felder - Mendeley Recorded: Oct 19 2016 45 mins
    Join expert medical librarian Amanda Horsman and Doug Felder from Mendeley for an exclusive webinar focused on how librarians like you use Mendeley Institutional Edition to support students and researchers. Amanda will demonstrate the power of facilitating inter-professional collaboration between research group members.
  • Новые технологии Outotec для перекачки пульп Новые технологии Outotec для перекачки пульп Евгений Жмарин, руководитель технологического направления Mar 24 2017 7:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Основной темой вебинара является концепция комплексного подхода Outotec к выбору шламовых насосов для перекачки пульп.

    По статистике, операционные затраты на работу насосов в среднем составляют 4-6% от расходов обогатительной фабрики, поэтому правильный выбор насосов и режимов их эксплуатации является важной составляющей оптимизации производства.

    Начиная с 2016 года, компания Outotec стала стратегическим партнером GIW Industries – одного из мировых лидеров по поставкам шламовых насосов. Объединяя обширные знания Outotec в технологиях обогащения и многолетний опыт GIW в области проектирования и изготовления шламовых насосов, мы готовы предоставить нашим заказчикам комплексные решения по перекачке пульп, обладающие высоким коэффициентом использования оборудования и оптимизированными операционными затратами, а также обеспечивающие стабильность технологических процессов и максимальную производительность.

    Темы вебинара:
    1. Партнерство Outotec/GIW – уникальные решения в области перекачки пульп;
    2. Модельный ряд шламовых насосов Outotec GIW. Исследования, проектирование, производство;
    3. Комплексный подход к выбору шламовых насосов. Решения в области измельчения, флотации, сгущения, фильтрации и др.;
    4. Оптимизация систем перекачки пульп и модернизация насосов.
  • How to minimise non-commodity charges on your energy bill How to minimise non-commodity charges on your energy bill Pri Shrestha Mar 31 2017 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    We will be running a special webinar on 31st March at 10 a.m.

    Non-commodity charges are going up and are becoming a bigger part of your energy bills. The expert team from British Gas will join Chief Reporter, Pri Shrestha to discuss what’s changing and how you can start to alleviate these charges.

    Topics to be covered include

    •T&D costs
    •Green Charges