News Article | April 17, 2017
Miller Environmental Group, Inc. (MEG), headquartered in Calverton, NY has expanded its Operations in the Harrisburg, PA market after opening its original MEG Operation Center in January of 2014. MEG has experienced pronounced growth that has outpaced its expectations. “We are very proud to announce that we have expanded into a 15,000ft2 space located at 17 Brenneman Circle, Suite 101, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. This expansion will allow MEG to better serve its client base in the Central PA marketplace,” commented Mark Miller, Owner and CEO of MEG. The company will continue to expand its entire service line to customers in the region including Emergency Spill Response, Industrial Cleaning, Environmental Remediation, Waste Transportation, Disposal, Health & Safety Training, and Marine Support services. Additionally, MEG is growing in the Baltimore, MD market as well. Soon, MEG will be moving to a much larger space in the Curtis Bay area of Baltimore. “MEG will be able to meet and sustain the growth in the Baltimore market by expanding from our current space that we have occupied for the past 12 years,” remarked George Wallace, VP and Chief Commercial Officer. MEG has significantly grown its customer base in the Baltimore, MD market to include Utilities, Marine Transportation, Railroads, Insurance Companies, Chemical Manufacturers, Petroleum Terminals, and many other industries. “The determined growth of our company has positioned MEG to more fully address our clients’ needs both geographically and by service line,” commented Mark Lucy, Regional Manager for MEG. Miller Environmental Group is a diversified environmental services company providing its clients industrial cleaning, environmental emergency response, environmental remediation, health and safety training, marine support services, and geothermal drilling coupled with heat pump sales. MEG's corporate headquarters is in Calverton, New York, and the firm has nine offices serving the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US. For more information about MEG's services, visit www.millerenv.com. If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Mark Miller, please call Janet Martin at 631-369-4900 Ext. 212, or e-mail Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Article | February 15, 2017
New Security Operations Center to help companies of all sizes defend themselves against costly security attacks FREDERICTON, NB--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2017) - Bulletproof, a trusted leader in IT Security, Secure Cloud, Managed, and Education Services, announced today the launch of its state of the art Security Operation Center (SOC) that has already resulted in the creation of 15 new jobs. The SOC expands Bulletproof's Security service availability in North America, and responds to the growing demand for security and risk management expertise. "This center is a natural progression to our deeply entrenched security roots which we have provided customers for the past 16 years. The next phase of Bulletproof will see it become a global player in specific verticals like gaming and lottery, and this center is the catalyst. Bulletproof currently supports customers in 22 different countries and those exports will continue to grow with this state of the art 1.5M Security Operations Center," states Bulletproof Founder & CEO Steven Burns. With the increasingly dangerous threat landscape (more powerful hackers, more sophisticated attacks), the growing complexity of IT (cloud computing, infrastructure virtualization), and a dramatic shortage in qualified cybersecurity professionals means that companies of all sizes can benefit from SOC-as-a-service. Bulletproof's customers benefit from the most advanced data breach prevention and 24/7 managed security services that until recently were only available to large enterprises with big budgets. Bulletproof's SOC service offerings include: ABOUT BULLETPROOF: Bulletproof was founded in 2000 and began operations in 2001 as a Security Consulting Firm but quickly diversified into offering a wider menu of Information Technology (IT) services with a focus on Managed Services. Bulletproof's competitive advantage is our agility and responsiveness to our clients, our proven track record, and our security centric approach to our delivery. Our executives are approachable, accountable, and committed to our client's success. For more information, visit www.bulletproofsi.com. On May 31, 2016 GLI Group, acquired Bulletproof. GLI has a demonstrated a track record of investment and is committed to Bulletproof's growth and success. This acquisition will enable Bulletproof to become a global player for Information Technology services within the current verticals serviced by the GLI Capital Group of companies. More info can be found at www.gaminglabs.com.
News Article | December 7, 2016
Today Unigma, the unified cloud management platform, announces its founder, Kirill Bensonoff, has authored a new eBook entitled Making Money in IaaS Clouds. The book informs technology managed service providers (MSPs) on the compelling reasons to begin offering cloud services to clients. Additionally, the book also guides them through the various options, services and processes to consider by staying one step ahead through innovation to best service their clients’ business needs while positively impacting their own bottom line. “More companies need to be made aware that in order to compete, they need to migrate more processes, infrastructure and applications to the cloud,” shared the Unigma founder Kirill Bensonoff, who has over 10 years of public cloud expertise and was one of the earliest AWS partners in New England. “However, for many service providers to do this they first need to learn how to unlock the potential of cloud and then learn how to help business executives make the most out of what cloud has to offer.” As the book highlights, migrating to cloud can help businesses: While there are several Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers, Amazon’s AWS and Microsoft’s Azure are two of the most popular. The eBook explains exactly how MSPs can make money selling IaaS services to their clients. “In return for these services, IaaS customers typically pay for services by the hour,” noted Bensonoff. “This type of pay-as-you-go model allows companies to eliminate the huge capital expense of building a data center, buying servers and software, and performing regular maintenance.” Bottom Line: Traditional managed services are going through a transformation and MSPs need to look to cloud to stay relevant. By MSP businesses growing with cloud services and catering to a specific niche, many can focus on providing solutions that solve the specific challenges for that vertical – be it financial services, healthcare, education or any field. With registration, the eBook can be downloaded instantly on the Unigma website: https://www.unigma.com/making-money-in-iaas-clouds/. To stay up to date on the latest news from Unigma, visit the company blog. New users can also sign up for a 14-day free trial. Unigma is unified cloud management. Unigma provides monitoring, alerting, automation, cost management and reporting for public clouds – AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, with benefits that are important to MSPs and IT organizations – multi-tenant, single pane of glass views, reporting, policy driven alerting and integrations with industry tools like Kaseya, Autotask, ConnectWise. It’s built to each provider’s brand, and backed by a Network Operation Center (NOC) service to augment their team. For more information, visit http://www.unigma.com.
News Article | February 27, 2017
8.8 million USD contract follows successful collaboration and consists of a four-year base term with two additional one-year optional support periods VIENNA, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kapsch TrafficCom AG (ISIN AT000KAPSCH9), listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange in the prime market segment, announces that its subsidiary Kapsch TrafficCom North America was awarded a four-year contract to design and install an Agency-Wide Transportation Management Software (ATMS). The contract consists of a four-year base term followed by two additional one-year optional support periods. Powered by Kapsch’s DYNAC® software, the new system will enable the Authority to manage ITS assets at its bridges, tunnels, aviation and port facilities, and the PATH rail transit system from any of its individual facility Operations Control Centers (OCC) as well as the Authority’s Agency Operation Center (PA-AOC). The new ATMS will help the Authority improve operational efficiency, agency-wide visibility of travel conditions, and enhance regional transportation coordination. The potential total value is approximately 8.2 million Euro (8.8 million USD). Kapsch has a strong local presence in New York and New Jersey. In July 2016, Kapsch was awarded a contract to replace the toll collection system and perform ongoing system maintenance upon completion of the new toll system installation for a six-year period at all bridges and tunnels managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The new ATMS will enable PANYNJ to better manage its critical transportation-related assets. Kapsch will merge 21 independent traffic and facility management data systems into a single enterprise DYNAC-based ATMS that will manage the Authority’s vital “Gateways to the Nation” transportation assets including the George Washington, Bayonne, Goethals Bridges & the Outerbridge Crossing, Lincoln & Holland Tunnels, LaGuardia, JFK International & Newark Liberty International Airports and the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. Deployed in redundant data centers to improve reliability, maintainability and security, the new ATMS will replace independent legacy systems with an agency-wide, next generation architecture. All Authority assets will be able to be managed from any individual facility as well as the PA-AOC, providing agency-wide situational awareness. The ATMS will enable rapid, consistent, and appropriate response to traffic incidents and tunnel life safety events by generating and executing real-time response plans to help the facility and AOC operators expertly manage time sensitive, critical situations. New software at the Ferry Transportation Unit, Port Authority Bus Terminal, GWB Bus Station, Teterboro & Stewart International Airports and PATH will inform all Authority facilities on the status of the regional transportation network. The ATMS will facilitate enhanced motorist safety and mobility by improving regional travel throughout the PANYNJ’s transportation system infrastructure. The ATMS will communicate with 511 database and the traffic and incident data systems used by the Authority to convey real-time traveler information to regional transportation agencies and the traveling public. This streamlined interface will improve agency operational efficiency and information accuracy, facilitate consistent workflows, and enhance environmental monitoring and reporting capabilities. Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the segments of toll collection, city access control and parking space management, traffic management, traffic monitoring, utility vehicle monitoring, electronic vehicle registration and V2X cooperative systems. The end-to-end solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom cover the entire value creation chain of its customers, from components and design to the installation and operation of systems, all from a single source. The core business comprises the development, installation and operation of electronic toll collection and traffic management systems. Reference projects in more than 50 countries on all continents have made Kapsch TrafficCom a globally recognized ITS provider. As part of the Kapsch Group, an Austrian family-owned technology group founded in 1892, Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and branches in 33 countries. It has also been listed since 2007 on the Vienna Stock Exchange (KTCG) and earned revenues of EUR 526 million in the 2015/16 fiscal year. The company employs over 4,600 employees worldwide. Alexandra Vieh Head of Marketing and PR, Global Kapsch TrafficCom AG Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria P +43 50811 1728 email@example.com
News Article | October 4, 2016
« Audi Neckarsulm wins European Automotive Lean Production competition; big data, smart factory | Main | Toyota and Daihatsu plan internal company for emerging-market compact vehicles; new DGNA vehicle architecture » Leading automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has signed a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with IBM to accelerate the digital transformation of its entire operations and customer solutions using Watson’s cognitive intelligence and insight from billions of sensors that make up the Internet of Things (IoT). Schaeffler manufactures millions of precision-engineered products that help to keep the world’s machines moving—from those that go into automotive clutch systems, to those in hybrid engines and the huge industrial bearings used in wind turbines. Through the agreement, Schaeffler will tap IBM’s cloud-based Watson IoT technologies to help transform every aspect of its business from product development, through to manufacturing and its supply chain, sales and aftersales service. Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing and the Internet of Things are driving increased connectivity and automation across the manufacturing industry. At the same time, engineering companies such as Schaeffler are pioneering the development of innovative mechatronic solutions which combine mechanical, electronic and software capabilities into individual components and systems which have the ability to monitor, report and manage their own performance. As a partner for its digital reinvention, Schaeffler has turned to IBM. The goal is to build virtual models representing entire industrial systems enabling new approaches to product design, manufacturing and aftersales service. Tapping the connectivity and analytics capabilities of IBM’s Watson IoT platform, Schaeffler will analyze huge amounts of data from millions of sensors and devices across its operations and provide insight to help it to be more flexible, make faster decisions and optimize the performance of equipment in the field. Our goal is to be the world’s leading manufacturer of cognitive solutions which keep the world moving. We are entering an age where parts can monitor and evaluate their own performance and even order their own replacement when necessary. Schaeffler is a world leader in product development and manufacturing, IBM in hybrid cloud and cognitive computing; through this partnership we are ushering the new industrial era. To respond to increasing levels of automation and machine complexity, Schaeffler has invested significantly into the research and development of mechatronic products with embedded sensors, actuators, control units and software capable of collecting and processing valuable data about the condition of both the part and the machine. Tapping IBM’s cognitive computing and research capabilities, Schaeffler plans to further accelerate this work with the vision of producing safer, more reliable and efficient systems for its automotive and industrial customers. During the first phase, the partnership will focus on: Connected Vehicles: Schaeffler is leading the way in the development and manufacturing of products for engine, transmission and chassis applications. New technologies will allow Schaeffler to extend the functionality and lifespan of components for the automotive industry. Real time analytics and cognitive systems will turn data from components and systems into valuable insight which can be used by manufacturers to increase the reliability of cars and offer new value-added services to customers. Industry 4.0 for Tooling Machines: IBM’s cognitive technologies will support Schaeffler’s Industry 4.0 strategy for tooling machines helping to improve overall equipment efficiency (OEE). This includes the optimization of production processes, real time analysis of data and context-driven maintenance, networking and optimization of multiple machines within a production line. The objective is to continuously optimize production and supply chain. Focus is on internal optimization to increase efficiency and to leverage this for the creation of new service offerings for customers and partners. Optimizing maintenance in the wind energy sector: Schaeffler is an important player in the renewables industry producing the huge bearings that help turbines to spin freely. Replacing these bearings is complicated and expensive as it results in downtime and lost energy. Through the new agreement, IBM and Schaeffler will explore how machine learning can reveal additional insight about the performance of equipment in different operating conditions. Sensors in the equipment and even in the bearings themselves will report on the actual condition of components in real-time. Using wind forecasts from the Weather Company (an IBM company), turbine operators will be able to plan ahead and replace parts during less windy periods. Digitized monitoring and optimization of trains: With many decades of experience in the railway sector, Schaeffler works closely with rail manufacturers and operators providing bearings and other parts for any application in passenger trains and freight vehicles. Using cognitive insights from the cloud, Schaeffler will enhance its predictive maintenance systems for railways, helping to increase efficiency and safety. Smart bearings will be able to measure their own vibration, temperature, torque and speed triggering alerts and informing railway operators about possible safety issues. Connected Equipment Operations Center: Experts are monitoring the condition of thousands of machines and pieces of equipment on and off site. Big Data is transmitted to the Operation Center and processed in the Schaeffler Cloud. Algorithms and cognitive approaches will analyze data helping to make predictions about machine performance and create opportunities for optimization. Irregularities and potential faults are automatically identified and corresponding actions rapidly initiated.
News Article | November 15, 2016
HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a leading global provider of customized systems and solutions serving customers with complex data networking and operational requirements, today announced that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar remote communications contract with a leading offshore drilling contractor. The contract includes services for a newbuild ultra-high specification jackup rig on contract with an international energy company, operating on the Mariner project in the North Sea. “We are pleased to collaborate with this industry-leading company for their operations on this highly sophisticated jackup rig,” said Steven Pickett, RigNet’s CEO and president. “RigNet looks forward to contributing to the success of the Mariner project by providing our world-class service and technology solutions onboard the asset.” RigNet was selected as a preferred service provider to accommodate the requirements of the rig owner and operator. The jackup will be equipped with latest VSAT and network technology for operating in the North Sea’s harsh environment. These services will be managed by RigNet’s Global Network Operation Center (GNOC) for technical support, which will include installation, commission, monitoring and maintenance. About RigNet RigNet (NASDAQ:RNET) is a leading global provider of customized systems and solutions serving customers with complex data networking and operational requirements. RigNet provides solutions ranging from fully-managed voice and data networks to more advanced applications that include video conferencing, crew welfare, asset monitoring and real-time data services. RigNet is based in Houston, Texas and has operations around the globe. For more information on RigNet, please visit www.rig.net. RigNet is a registered trademark of RigNet, Inc.
News Article | February 21, 2017
North American service provider will use TEOCO’s Helix for new SOC solution aimed at enterprise customers FAIRFAX, VA., USA – 21 FEBRUARY 2017 – TEOCO, the leading provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) and OEMs worldwide, today announced it has been selected to provide Helix, its end-to-end Service Assurance solution - as part of its complete Enterprise business transformation project for a Tier 1 service provider in North America led by Amdocs, the leading provider of customer experience solutions. The North American service provider will use Helix in its new service offering for large enterprise customers. Combined with Amdocs’ network service assurance expertise, delivered in a managed services model, the new service will offer enterprises full management and monitoring of their networks and will ensure maximum network availability, rapid problem solving and that committed service level agreements (SLAs) are met. Furthermore, by integrating the Helix solution with Amdocs Business and Operational Support systems (BSS/OSS), the service provider will be able to power its Service Operation Center (SOC) with the most advanced service assurance capabilities and enable them to prioritize remediation according to customer impact and SLAs. These include: “Enterprise customers place high demands on their network providers – any outage or service unavailability will hit their bottom line and is therefore unacceptable,” said Shachar Ebel, CTO of TEOCO. “We’re delighted to continue our fruitful partnership with Amdocs and work together with a major service provider in North America, helping to ensure that they have full visibility of their networks and keeping them free of faults for the benefit of their enterprise customers. Helix will scale to meet the service provider’s growth needs on a nationwide level, and will serve customers from the moment their service is activated.” About TEOCO TEOCO is a leading provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) and OEMs worldwide. Our solutions enable the digital transformation of CSPs while enhancing their network QoS, improving their customer experience and reducing their operational costs. Through advanced analytics, TEOCO solutions provide actionable and measureable insights into network and customer behavior. This includes the optimization, effective monetization, and delivery of new and existing services, such as VoLTE and ViLTE. Our commitment to network flexibility and agility makes TEOCO the obvious choice for CSPs looking to leverage NFV/SDN and the rise of 5G, and to maximize the revenue potential of new opportunities tied to the emerging Internet of Things (IoT).
News Article | December 28, 2016
Receive press releases from Amanbo Co. Ltd: By Email Amanbo Kenya Operation Center held the " New Year Reception" in Nakuru, which invited over 30 Nakurus purchasing agents come here for celebrating Christmas and New Year together. Nakuru, Kenya, December 28, 2016 --( Nakuru, the capital of the Rift Valley province, is one of the most important cities in Kenya. It is about 140 km from Kenya's capital Nairobi, and is a distribution center for livestock products, coffee and tea. Here are agricultural products, wool, leather, wood processing and other industries. The famous Nakuru Lake is right here and famous for its flamingos. The "Amanbo Nakuru Market New Year Reception" was held in the form of the most popular local breakfast meeting in Kenya. At the reception, Amanbo operation center staff firstly introduced Amanbo's overview and strengths, and highlighted the situation of the operation center in Kenya, deepening the understanding and trust of purchasing agents for Amanbo. Amanbo Kenya operation center staff also in detail explained the Amanbo APP functions for everyone and live demonstrated the operations, so that the purchasing agents will be able to faster find the goods and inquiries, and place orders through Amanbo APP. The next part was to promote the Chinese products to the purchasing agents, which were hot-sale products in Amanbo.com. The staff of Amanbo Kenya operation center prepared home appliances, digital accessories and other products. The products were sold out by the enthusiastic purchasing agents in a short time. In order to thank the purchasing agents for active participation, supporting and trusting Amanbo, Amanbo Kenya operation center prepared a lot of prizes to give them in the form of the live lottery. Since Amanbo Kenya operation center was established, it carried out a variety of promotional activities, attracting an increasing number of African purchasing agents’ attention and support. Amanbo other overseas operation centers are also carrying out all kinds of operational promotion activities for the platform business, which has accumulated more and more purchasing agents resources. Amanbo will with the majority of businessmen together to create a new blue ocean of China-Africa e-commerce. They also have reason to believe that a huge population of 1.2 billion market in Africa will give them a huge return. Nakuru, Kenya, December 28, 2016 --( PR.com )-- On the morning of December 20, 2016, the Amanbo Kenya Operation Center held the "Amanbo Nakuru Market New Year Reception" in Nakuru, which invited more than 30 Nakuru’s purchasing agents to come here for celebrating Christmas and New Year together, and Amanbo also promoted its platform and merchant products to them.Nakuru, the capital of the Rift Valley province, is one of the most important cities in Kenya. It is about 140 km from Kenya's capital Nairobi, and is a distribution center for livestock products, coffee and tea. Here are agricultural products, wool, leather, wood processing and other industries. The famous Nakuru Lake is right here and famous for its flamingos.The "Amanbo Nakuru Market New Year Reception" was held in the form of the most popular local breakfast meeting in Kenya. At the reception, Amanbo operation center staff firstly introduced Amanbo's overview and strengths, and highlighted the situation of the operation center in Kenya, deepening the understanding and trust of purchasing agents for Amanbo. Amanbo Kenya operation center staff also in detail explained the Amanbo APP functions for everyone and live demonstrated the operations, so that the purchasing agents will be able to faster find the goods and inquiries, and place orders through Amanbo APP.The next part was to promote the Chinese products to the purchasing agents, which were hot-sale products in Amanbo.com. The staff of Amanbo Kenya operation center prepared home appliances, digital accessories and other products. The products were sold out by the enthusiastic purchasing agents in a short time.In order to thank the purchasing agents for active participation, supporting and trusting Amanbo, Amanbo Kenya operation center prepared a lot of prizes to give them in the form of the live lottery.Since Amanbo Kenya operation center was established, it carried out a variety of promotional activities, attracting an increasing number of African purchasing agents’ attention and support. Amanbo other overseas operation centers are also carrying out all kinds of operational promotion activities for the platform business, which has accumulated more and more purchasing agents resources. Amanbo will with the majority of businessmen together to create a new blue ocean of China-Africa e-commerce. They also have reason to believe that a huge population of 1.2 billion market in Africa will give them a huge return. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Amanbo Co. Ltd
News Article | November 16, 2016
Building Open Platforms with Leading New ICT to Make Cities Vibrant and Smart BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei today shared its strategy and latest technologies for Smart City transformation at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2016 held from November 15 to 17, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. Huawei's strategy centers on providing leading new ICT across cloud-pipe-device to enable governments and industries to deliver advanced citizen-centric services that enrich people's lives, drive economic growth and create sustainable communities. At SCEWC, the company introduced core ICT solutions designed to accelerate the development of smart cities, including: its Intelligent Operation Center (IOC) powered by cloud and big data; city management solutions based on Internet of Things (IoT); and advanced public service solutions developed in collaboration with global partners. Alongside the SCEWC, Huawei also held its Global Smart City Summit bringing together over 500 government representatives, industry partners and thought leaders from across the world. Recent years have seen the growth of Smart City development across the globe. However, many cities face challenges in making smart cities a reality. Addressing the challenges in his opening speech during the Summit, Yan Lida, President of Huawei Enterprise Business Group, said, "A Smart City is like a living being, with a brain and complex nervous system working together so that it constantly learns and enhances the physical world. Its growth and evolution depend on open platforms where all players collaborate to foster innovation. Integrating ultra-broadband networks, cloud computing, big data and IoT, Huawei is committed to helping cities become context aware, better connected and more intelligent. In addition, through collaborative innovations with more than 2,700 global partners and our global delivery capability, Huawei provides transformative technology and solutions that combine proven global best practices with the expertise of local developers and companies to enable the development of ecosystems critical to Smart City transformation. We believe there is only a beginning point but no end point for building smarter cities." Addressing the challenge of increasing urban population density, Nicolas You, Founder and Honorary Chair of the UN-Habitat World Urban Campaign, commented, "ICT technologies empower cities to break information silos and make use of data strategically. They allow cities to connect people, information, resources and services effectively, and to become context aware and self-optimizing. Such cities are well equipped to deliver smart public services that are essential for improving the lives of citizens, fostering economic development and achieving sustainable development." Massimiliano Claps, Associate Vice President, IDC Government Insights -- EMEA, said, "Smart City is attainable, and is a paradigm of digital transformation. The huge ecosystem can be done only through the engagement of all key stakeholders. It needs an open platform to consolidate a variety of systems and data." During the Huawei Global Smart City Summit, city managers shared insights and best practices in leveraging new ICT to transform cities into Smart Cities: Huawei's Smart City solutions have been deployed in more than 100 cities across 40 countries. To fuel smart city collaboration and development, Huawei has established seven solution Open Labs across the globe. Through open Smart City platforms and ecosystems, Huawei jointly develops end-to-end holistic Smart City solutions together with more than industry-leading partners across the globe.
News Article | November 17, 2016
Construire des plateformes ouvertes dotées de nouvelles solutions TIC pour rendre les villes plus dynamiques et intelligentes BARCELONE, Espagne, 17 novembre 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Huawei a dévoilé aujourd'hui sa stratégie et ses technologies de ville intelligente les plus récentes lors du salon Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2016 qui s'est tenu du 15 au 17 novembre 2016 à Barcelone, en Espagne. La stratégie de Huawei se concentre sur la livraison de nouvelles solutions informatiques de pointe reliant les dispositifs au nuage (« cloud-pipe-device ») pour permettre aux gouvernements et aux industries de fournir des services axés sur les citoyens qui enrichissent la vie des gens, stimulent la croissance économique et créent des collectivités durables. Au salon SCEWC, la société a lancé ses principales solutions TIC visant à accélérer le développement des villes intelligentes, y compris : son Intelligent Operation Center (IOC) qui tire parti du nuage et des big data ; ses solutions de gestion urbaine basées sur l'Internet des objets (IdO) ; et ses solutions de service public de pointe développées en collaboration avec des partenaires mondiaux. Dans le cadre du SCEWC, Huawei a également tenu son Sommet mondial de la ville intelligente, auquel ont participé plus de 500 représentants des gouvernements, des partenaires industriels et des leaders d'opinion du monde entier. Ces dernières années le concept de ville intelligente a beaucoup progressé à travers le monde. De nombreuses villes doivent toutefois surmonter des défis pour parvenir à se transformer en villes intelligentes. Lors du sommet, Yan Lida, président du Huawei Enterprise Business Group, a évoqué ces défis dans son discours inaugural : « Une ville intelligente est comme un être vivant, doté d'un cerveau et d'un système nerveux complexe. Ces deux composants doivent fonctionner harmonieusement pour se perfectionner constamment et améliorer le monde physique. Leur croissance et leur évolution dépendent de plateformes ouvertes où tous les joueurs collaborent pour favoriser l'innovation. En intégrant les réseaux à très haut débit, l'informatique en nuage, les big data et l'IdO, Huawei est déterminée à aider les villes à prendre conscience de leur environnement, à mieux se connecter et à devenir plus intelligentes. En outre, grâce à des innovations développées en collaboration avec plus de 2700 partenaires dans le monde et grâce à nos capacités de distribution mondiale, Huawei fournit des technologies et des solutions qui combinent les meilleures pratiques éprouvées mondiales avec l'expertise des développeurs locaux afin de permettre le développement des écosystèmes essentiels qui soutiennent une ville intelligente. Nous croyons qu'une ville intelligente a un point de départ, mais pas de point d'arrivée ». Concernant le défi de la densité croissante de la population urbaine, Nicolas You, fondateur et président d'honneur de la Campagne urbaine mondiale ONU-Habitat, a ajouté : « Les technologies TIC permettent aux villes de briser le cloisonnement des informations afin d'utiliser les données de manière stratégique. Elles permettent aux villes de relier efficacement les gens, les informations, les ressources et les services. En prenant conscience de leur environnement et en s'auto optimisant, de telles villes sont capables de fournir des services publics intelligents, qui permettent d'améliorer la vie des citoyens, de favoriser le développement économique et d'atteindre un développement durable ». Massimiliano Claps, vice-président associé, IDC Government Insights - EMEA, a précisé : « La ville intelligente est un objectif réalisable, et un paradigme de la transformation numérique. Un écosystème de cette envergure ne peut être mis en place qu'avec l'engagement de tous les acteurs clés. Une plateforme ouverte est nécessaire pour consolider une variété de systèmes et de données ». Lors du sommet mondial de la ville intelligente organisé par Huawei, les responsables urbains ont partagé des idées et des meilleures pratiques en tirant parti des nouvelles technologies TIC pour transformer les villes en villes intelligentes : Les solutions de ville intelligente de Huawei ont été déployées dans plus de 100 villes à travers 40 pays. Pour soutenir la collaboration et le développement des villes intelligentes, Huawei a déployé sept solutions Open Labs à travers le monde. Grâce à des plateformes et des écosystèmes Smart City ouverts, Huawei développe des solutions holistiques de villes intelligentes en collaboration avec d'importants partenaires de ces secteurs à travers le monde. Huawei est un important prestataire international de solutions destinées aux technologies de l'information et de la communication (TIC).