In Latin America, in terms of public infrastructure investments neither the state nor the private sector have lead enough initiatives to cope with the expectations of communities and economic growth. The scheme “Obras por Impuesto” (OxI), put forward by the Peruvian government is a program that targets precisely that, bridging the gap between local companies and communities, while solving the immense need of public infrastructure throughout the country. We think this is a good model for Latin America and beyond.
Businesses that want to be competitive in the global marketplace must invest in infrastructure that is robust, resilient, secure, available and responsive. Ensuring the user community has 24/7 access to their data is a business imperative. Sodexo chose a Tier III data center partner to ensure that their systems have robust physical security and a facility that provides redundant power and cooling for their IT equipment. This helps to ensure the availability of their business critical applications.
This week the facilities management community came together to celebrate World FM Day and honor all the men and women who support the health, safety, productivity and well-being of people who utilize the built environment. In honor of this annual occasion, I wanted to talk about the importance of effectively managing your assets.
Caterpillar has supported a number of major natural infrastructure restoration projects, including the Everglades restoration projects in Florida, clean-up work in the wake of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina and remediating Superfund sites across the United States.
The question of energy efficiency is ever-pressing, especially as it relates to infrastructure growth in developing nations. In fact, so much attention has been given to this topic that the International Solar Alliance recently invited 120 countries to support the expansion of solar technologies in the Global South.
Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond, VA
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As we all know, this year’s financial and political events are already moving quickly. I started 2016 by shifting my online news source from The New York Times to The Wall Street Journal, trying to learn about the world through a difference lens and gain a new perspective on business, politics and money.
Politics are omnipresent this year, from the surprisingly intolerant Left (where free speech isn’t always free) to the ever-righteous Right (where liberal values are seldom welcome).