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Advanced Technologies That Keep UPSers Safe

UPS drivers travel millions of miles every day, and our goal is for all of our drivers to make it home safely.
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Today, technology investments are making the safety and efficiency of our drivers even more effective, helping us create a work environment that better protects our employees and adapts to a changing business environment.
 

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Innovative microgrid platform a step toward next-gen clean energy technologies
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies.

Aflore and Whole Planet Foundation Help Small Businesses Blossom in Colombia

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Whole Planet Foundation was created to support communities worldwide where Whole Foods Market sources products. Flowers for Whole Foods Market stores across the US, Canada, and the UK, along with many other products, are sourced in large quantities from Colombia — so while it’s perhaps a bit of a happy coincidence, it seems quite fitting that Whole Planet Foundation’s newest microfinance partner in Colombia is called Aflore, the name of which comes from the Spanish word flor, for ‘flower.’

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming how Companies Manage EHS

By Margery Moore
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I have worked within the environment, health and safety (EHS) field for more than 20 years, and in that time, I’ve seen some dramatic changes in how companies manage their programs, and data. But nothing compares to the technological innovations that are now upon us.
 

Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

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Self-Driving Vehicles Could Reach Critical Mass Sooner Than Expected, Black & Veatch eBook Concludes

A future where it’s cheaper to use a self-driving vehicle ―whether for transporting goods or people ― is driving a mobility revolution. And that future may be here sooner than many realize.

South Carolina’s State Board of Education Approves Discovery Education’s Math Techbook for Statewide Use

State Adoption of Math Techbook Empowers School Systems to Integrate Engaging Digital Curriculum Into Teaching and Learning
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SILVER SPRING, Md., January 3, 2019 /3BL Media/–Following a comprehensive evaluation, the South Carolina State Board of Education has approved the Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 editions of Discovery Education’s Math Techbook for statewide use as a core instructional resource through its state adoption process. South Carolina’s adoption of the Math Techbook empowers the state’s school systems to use State Board of Education approved instructional materials funding to purchase

Interview With Renee Walmsley, Remote Sensing Expert

Using remote sensing technologies to help our clients collect and analyze geospatial data in challenging conditions
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Ms. Walmsley leads Tetra Tech’s geomatic technologies group and is the program manager for remote sensing. She has more than fifteen years of experience in the environmental management and consulting industries. She is a certified GISP and PMP. Her experience includes using GIS and remote sensing technology on projects throughout the United States and internationally. She has managed many aspects of remote sensing, photogrammetry, and GIS, including data development and analysis, image classification, and new sensor technologies.

Expert Interview With Bonnie Brandreth, Data Analytics Expert

Collecting, analyzing, and using data to build organizational strategies, drive decision making, and optimize performance
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For the past 25 years, Bonnie Brandreth has helped federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies collect, analyze, and use data to build organizational strategies, drive decision making, and optimize performance. Her areas of technical expertise include market research, data modeling, and statistical analysis.  She has led large data collection and analysis projects in the United States and internationally.

Interview With Rob Ivanovic, SCADA Systems Expert

Improving utility performance and efficiency with real-time data
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Rob Ivanovic is a senior engineering project manager with 20 years of experience in water treatment, wastewater treatment, and water distribution involving SCADA and DCS planning, design, programming, implementation, and testing. He has managed numerous engineering, construction, configuration, and start-up projects.

Cisco Helps Drive Industry’s Transition to Next Generation, High Speed Networks With Intent to Acquire Luxtera

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Internet traffic has grown dramatically over the past two decades and is only going to accelerate. More traffic will be created in 2022 than in the 32 years since the internet started, according to Cisco’s recent VNI Forecast. This traffic is coming from people, machines and the way we use the internet. By 2022, 60 percent of the global population will be internet users and more than 28 billion devices and connections will be online.

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