Energy-management, sustainability applications
IBM has added software and services to its portfolio of solutions aimed at creating sustainable enterprises, smarter urban infrastructures.
IBM has added software and services to its portfolio of solutions aimed at creating sustainable enterprises and smarter urban infrastructures. The offerings help owners and managers of commercial buildings leverage the latest efficiency technologies and compliance systems to deliver economic, operational, and environmental benefits. For example, Smarter Building Solution connects information from the building management system, site electrical meters, the Maximo asset management system, and external sources. Advanced analytic tools add intelligence to provide operators with new information on energy consumption, operations, and space usage. A dashboard based on IBM Mashup Center provides real-time visibility into this advanced management technology.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.