Australia’s telco and energy sectors agree to boost infrastructure resiliency

Communications Alliance and Energy Networks Australia (ENA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve the way the two sectors collaborate and share knowledge when responding to emergency situations.

Under the MoU, the pair have agreed to improve the safety of communities by mitigating risks caused by telecommunications or power outages during emergencies, as well as the sustainability of telecommunications and power supply services to communities affected by emergencies to support their recovery.

The MoU also sets out that the two sectors will collaborate and coordinate on preparing telecommunications and electricity networks and infrastructure for responding to emergencies at local, regional, and state level.

A report prepared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in May found that during the peak period of the Black Summer bushfires, most telecommunication outages were due to power failures rather than direct fire damage to communication assets.

The report found that during

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New survey by URI researchers finds rising sea level often not factored into maritime infrastructure design — ScienceDaily

A survey of maritime infrastructure engineers by University of Rhode Island researchers found that the rising sea level is often not factored into designs of ports, breakwaters, fishing piers and other coastal infrastructure.

“If we’re making decisions about infrastructure today and expect it to be serviceable for the next 50 to 75 years, we should be thinking about what the environmental conditions will be like towards the end of the infrastructure’s life,” said Austin Becker, URI associate professor of marine affairs, who studies how ports are preparing for climate change. “And we know that things are going to be very different along our coasts in the coming years.”

In 2019, Becker and graduate student Benjamin Sweeney surveyed 85 engineers at consulting firms, port authorities and government agencies with experience working on port infrastructure projects in the United States. They found that 64% do not have a policy or planning document

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Experts to Discuss Data Center, Edge Infrastructure and the Significance of Real-Time Power Monitoring in Future Operations

Chatsworth Products’ First ‘Digital Exchange’ to Include CEO Keynote, Expert Panel Discussions, Product Demonstrations, Interactive Gaming and More

AGOURA HILLS, California, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chatsworth Products (CPI) is pleased to announce the “2020 Digital Exchange – A Vision for the Future,” an online, global, event designed to connect customers, end-users and the new generation of information and communications technology (ICT) professionals with expert members of CPI and a variety of its partners on Wednesday, Oct. 21.  

In this unprecedented time, with the emergent need for high-quality virtual encounters, CPI has created an engaging platform and forum to allow its most valued customers and newcomers alike to join together for this special, one-day event, packed with a variety of digital resources, interactive content and exclusive access and insights from CPI and partner experts, a special CEO keynote address, relevant industry discussions, trainings, new product demonstrations, live Q&A sessions,

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ClearSign Technologies Corporation Receives Multi-Unit Process Burner Order for Major Energy Infrastructure Company

SEATTLE, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ClearSign Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: CLIR) (“ClearSign” or the “Company”), an emerging leader in industrial combustion and sensing technologies that improve energy, operational efficiency and safety while dramatically reducing emissions, announces it has received an order for three burners to be installed in an existing process heater at a California storage and transportation terminal. The burners were sold and will be installed by ClearSign’s channel affiliate, California Boiler, who will be a subcontractor to the overall project management company, R. A. Nichols Engineering.

“We are grateful for the this order to supply one of North America’s largest energy infrastructure companies with our best in class ClearSign Coreä technology to help meet its emissions reduction needs,” said Jim Deller Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of ClearSign.  “This order is meaningful for us for a multitude of reasons.  It is an expansion into another vertical, energy infrastructure,

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France’s Health Data Hub to move to European cloud infrastructure to avoid EU-US data transfers

France’s data regulator CNIL has issued some recommendations for French services that handle health data, as Mediapart first reported. Those services should avoid using American cloud hosting companies altogether, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

Those recommandations follow a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court in July. The ruling, dubbed Schrems II, struck down the EU-US Data Privacy Shield. Under the Privacy Shield, companies could outsource data processing from the EU to the US in bulk. Due to concerns over US surveillance laws, that mechanism is no longer allowed.

The CNIL is going one step further by saying that services and companies that handle health data should also avoid doing business with American companies — it’s not just about processing European data in Europe. Once again, this is all about avoiding falling under U.S. regulation and rulings.

The regulator sent those recommendations to one of France’s

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Collectibles Go Digital with DigiCol, Multi-functional Infrastructure for the Next Wave of NFT adoption

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VICTORIA, Seychelles, Oct. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The hype in Decentralized Finance (DeFi) quickly dissipated as DeFi-related assets recorded sharp reversals in their price. DeFi users that were overleveraged observed their wealth evaporate as the value of their collateral diminished. As DeFi interest subsides, NFT interest has been piqued.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are distinct token types that derive their utility from being diverse and unique from other tokens. Data is suggesting that we are approaching the next wave of NFT adoption.

NFTs can be considered to be digital collectables which are traded and secured on a blockchain infrastructure. They are commonly tied to non-fungible ERC721 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. Google data shows record-high search volume for the term “NFT”.

DigiCol will provide the infrastructure for the next wave of NFT adoption. NFT users have previously faced stiff technical barriers to creating and using NFTs. It

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Data tool helps users manage water resources, protect infrastructure — ScienceDaily

River systems are essential resources for everything from drinking water supply to power generation — but these systems are also hydrologically complex, and it is not always clear how water flow data from various monitoring points relates to any specific piece of infrastructure. Researchers from Cornell University and North Carolina State University have now developed a tool that draws from multiple databases to give water resource managers and infrastructure users the information they need to make informed decisions about water use on river networks.

“A streamgage tells you what the water level is at a specific point in the river — but that’s not really enough information,” says Sankar Arumugam, co-author of a paper on the work and a professor of civil engineering at NC State. “If you are an infrastructure operator, what you really need to know is how long it will take for that water-level information to be

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IBM Spinning Off Infrastructure Managed Services Group To Focus On Cloud Is A Good Move

IBM has been making a flurry of improvements to position the company to better take advantage of the cloud opportunity.  In the past year, IBM acquired Red Hat, deeply integrated many of its products, and installed new CEO Arvind Krishna and President Jim Whitehurst. The company isn’t done. Yesterday, IBM announced that it will spin out its Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public

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Stock Alert: IBM Plans To Spin Off Managed Infrastructure Services Unit; Stock Jums 7%

(RTTNews) – Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) are rising more than 7% Thursday morning on the news of its plan to spin-off managed infrastructure services unit.

IBM plans to separate its managed infrastructure services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new publicly-traded company (NewCo) and focus more on the cloud business.

“This creates two industry-leading companies, each with strategic focus and flexibility to drive client and shareholder value,” IBM said.

The spin-off is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

“IBM is laser-focused on the $1 trillion hybrid cloud opportunity. NewCo will have greater agility to design, run and modernize the infrastructure of the world’s most important organizations. Both companies will be on an improved growth trajectory with greater ability to partner and capture new opportunities – creating value for clients and shareholders” said Arvind Krishna, IBM Chief Executive Officer.

Additionally, IBM

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IBM To Focus On Open Hybrid Cloud Platform; To Spin-Off Managed Infrastructure Services Unit

(RTTNews) – IBM (IBM) announced the company will separate its Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company. Going forward, IBM will focus on its open hybrid cloud platform. The new company will be entirely focused on managing and modernizing client-owned infrastructures. The separation is anticipated to be achieved as a tax-free spin-off to shareholders, and completed by the end of 2021.

IBM said it will move from a company with more than half of its revenues in services to one with a majority in high-value cloud software and solutions. The company will have more than 50% of its portfolio in recurring revenues.

IBM is also taking action to simplify and optimize its operating model which includes streamlining its geographic model and transforming its go-to-market structure. The company is also continuing to consolidate its shared services.

Following the deal, the companies together are

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