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.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey