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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.
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.
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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
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: 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Around half of the world’s estimated recoverable coal reserves comprise coals of low quality and value. These are mainly subbituminous and high-ash bituminous coals, and various grades of lignite. All are important for power generation and cogeneration. Each coal type brings its own combination of advantages and disadvantages. Despite the latter, a number of countries have turned increasingly to the use of such coals.
In the last decade, subbituminous coals and coals with higher ash content have been introduced into the market and traded in increasing quantities. As reserves of some better quality export coals have been depleted, there has been a shift towards the greater use of variants of lower quality, often to cut costs. However, switching may reduce power plant efficiency, increase emissions, and escalate plant maintenance requirements.
A number of major economies rely heavily on indigenous resources of lower quality coals as they may be the main energy resource available and are often cheap to mine using large scale opencast techniques. They can provide a secure source of energy and help minimise dependence on imported supplies.
The webinar examines the current production and use of these three categories of coal and discusses what the future may hold. All three are expected to continue to play a major role in energy production for some time.
Why is Business Continuity Management (BCM) relevant to your organization? BCM is most relevant to organizations seeking to mitigate exposure to emerging global risk and trends. Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit.
After attending this webinar, you will be able to:
•Understand the importance of Business Continuity Management to your organization
•Discover the emerging global risks and trends that could impact the viability of your organization
•Learn the "value added" role of Internal Audit as it relates to Business Continuity Management
As Windows support requirements continue to dominate the focus of enterprise endpoint management efforts, an increasing number of Apple device users are becoming frustrated with being treated as second-class citizens. At the heart of the problem are Windows-centric practices and solutions that do not comprehensively translate to supporting Mac and iOS platforms.
However, adoption of Apple management point solutions that operate independent of existing Windows administration platforms only add to management complexity and fail to achieve service reliability and cost-effectiveness.
Join Steve Brasen, EMA Research Director from analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates, and Tim Williams, Director Product Marketing at HEAT Software for a one-hour presentation identifying the optimal practices and solutions that will enable comprehensive management of Apple devices side-by-side with Windows endpoints.
Key topics of discussion include:
•What is the current state of Apple device adoption and use in the enterprise?
•What specific Apple requirements are not being serviced by traditional Windows-targeted management solutions?
•Which methods should be employed to maintain consistent user experiences across different endpoint architectures?
•What effect has increased workforce mobility had on emerging Apple support requirements?
•How can enterprise security requirements be maintained across disparate software and hardware ecosystems?
It’s apropos that the application is at the center of disruptive innovation. It is the momentum changer, providing both critical mass and atmospheric-shattering velocity. And any company can disrupt their industry or any adjacent industry, if they create the right application. The stack abides. Does this application focus change since there are a multitude of shifting possibilities provided by software-defined infrastructure?
In this session, we will discuss how to monitor your application stack with discipline to keep the application stack optimal.
·How do I manage applications efficiently and effectively in the ever-changing Software Defined Data Center?
·How do I put into practice skills and techniques to ensure acceptable Quality-of-Service (QoS) in a continuous service integration and continuous service delivery environment?
Tips for Recognizing Key Data Center Trends and When to Incorporate SDDC into Your Data Center Architecture
In the evolutionary journey of the enterprise data center, key inflection points drive adoption of new technologies such as virtualization, converged infrastructure, cloud, and containers. As business demands drive faster IT acceleration and innovation, new architectures have emerged giving rise to the Software Defined Data Center. Join this webinar to gain knowledge and understanding of the key trends affecting today’s data center, the components of a SDDC, and what you need to know to align your data center plans with the future of your business.
Live from the 2016 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas, Brett Azuma from 451 Research will interview Julian Kudritzki, COO of Uptime Institute and John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers about how organizations use Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT to seize opportunities to innovate while reducing their environmental impact and meeting a variety of business and sustainability goals.
India’s future energy needs are likely to grow more than any other country in the period to 2040. Energy consumption is predicted to more than double by 2040, with a consequent growth in the use of coal and oil.
India’s coal fleet is relatively young, predominantly subcritical but with a large tranche of future capacity planned or under construction. However, the planned future capacity is largely supercritical, rather than the current state-of-the-art ultra-supercritical technology that has been extensively proven in other countries. Indian projections and current policy seem to indicate that this trend will continue in the near future. This appears to be a missed opportunity for India to have the most efficient and modern plant to drive her economic growth; lower efficiency plant built in preference to the best high efficiency low emission (HELE) alternatives now would be “locked in” to the generating sector for the lifetime of that plant, possibly forty years.
The choice of subcritical, and now supercritical plant, over more advanced options is attributed to a cautious and conservative approach, gathering “home grown” experience on plant performance and maintenance in the light of challenges posed by India’s high ash coal resource. While this was undoubtedly a reasonable approach where power generation technologies were developed and built using regional skills and facilities, in the modern globalised power market a huge body of experience exists in dealing with all types of coal and manufacturers are prepared to design and offer high performance plant to burn even the most difficult coals, with full commercial guarantees. Fortunately, recent developments show that the Indian market is becoming more receptive to ultra-supercritical as the technology of first choice, but there is still much to be done to avoid the Indian coal fleet becoming locked into mainly supercritical plant.
Join us on September 20th to learn how intelligence can be used to improve your building and overall business. Hear from Procurement and IT managers at Liberty Hardware as they share their experiences on transforming their facility with networked lighting.
By exploring the areas of intersection between nuclear safety and nuclear security, the objective of this webinar is to identify how more effective protection of people and the environment can be achieved when nuclear safety and nuclear security are integrated a strategic, operational, and cultural level.
Countries are increasingly facing individuals “inspired” to commit violent acts against their fellow countrymen and governments. These individuals are often referred to as Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVEs). The term HVE includes any citizen who advocates, is engaged in, or is preparing to engage in ideologically-motivated terrorist activities to further political or social objectives. The objective of this webinar is to identify the current and future threat of radicalised individuals and how this might impact the nuclear industry.
The objective of this webinar is to take lessons learned from our WINS workshop on Countering Homegrown Violent Extremism in the Nuclear Sector and identify measures for mitigating the threat posed by radicalised individuals through behavioural observation. A real-life case scenario will be presented and lessons learned will be applied to the nuclear industry.
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.
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...
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.
- 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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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