In recent years, Europe has seen a real boost in the building of renewable generation capacity. Germany is a notable example of a country with significant growth in renewables. As shown in Figure 1 below, since 2000, the average annual growth of installed capacity in Germany has been more than 15 percent, reaching 18-20 percent between 2009 and 2010.
For the most part, favorable conditions for the development of renewables have been caused by support schemes, previously based on feed-in-tariffs and competitive auctions. Now the country has reached a point where renewables account for around 53 percent of installed capacity and around 36 percent share in total electricity demand, already exceeding the 2020 target of 35 percent.
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This paper discusses advanced technologies and tools that enable greater pipeline integrity, particularly computational pipeline monitoring (CPM) methodologies as a means to identify anomalies that signal a possible commodity pipeline release.
This paper discusses how an automated system helps pipeline operators comply with new federal regulations by safely reducing demands placed on controllers and the fatigue often associated with their tasks.
Today’s data center power and cooling infrastructure has roughly 3 times more data points / notifications than it did 10 years ago. Traditional data center remote monitoring services have been available for over 10 years but were not designed to support this amount of data monitoring and the associated alarms, let alone extract value from the data. This paper explains how seven trends are defining monitoring service requirements and how this will lead to improvements in data center operations and maintenance.
One of the most dramatic innovations in the infrastructure management marketplace in the last five years is the rise of Network Change and Configuration Management (NCCM) as a strategic requirement. This white paper will focus on the strong values that NCCM can bring to reliability, risk and cost management, as well as some of its powerful operational and lifecycle asset values. This report will also introduce the CA SPECTRUM Network Configuration Manager as a distinctive leadership offering.
Human resource outsourcing is a complex industry with a broad spectrum of products and services that can be bundled or delivered a la carte. This paper identifies the complexities and potential risks for small businesses considering outsourcing HR.
This whitepaper will review how business processes are more efficient in an electronic data environment. Enterprise Capture enables customer service improvement, cost cutting, and compliance for financial institutions such as Flagstar and Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU).
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Jan 21, 2015
Download this white paper to help you choose the right health IT vendor for Meaningful Use and beyond. Learn how modern EHR software can make it easier to:
• Meet more stringent stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria
• Demonstrate patient engagement
• Quickly adapt to future MU changes
"The significance of technology in higher education has
changed dramatically over the past decade. The rise of
mobile, social and analytic technologies is forcing institutions
to rethink their business models from the ground up. Institutions at all ends of the spectrum clearly need to embrace fundamental changes in their most basic business processes and platforms. A critical factor in
the planning for those changes includes finding the right partner to assist with a major platform shift to the cloud."
Text messaging is simple, concise and compatible with virtually every mobile device, operating system and wireless carrier, making it very appealing to financial advisors and their customers. However, if used for business communications, texts can create tremendous risk.
Less than a third of financial firms have a text supervision solution in place according to the Smarsh 2016 Electronic Communications Compliance Survey, the largest compliance gap facing financial firms today. Text messaging can’t be ignored by firms any longer.
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
Sebasticook Valley Health’s Emergency Department found that when it came to obtaining medication history, DrFirst’s MedHx(SM) solution provided vast improvements over the built-in feed from their integrated electronic medical records system. The hospital did a side by side comparison of MedHx(SM) and their existing feed, and determined that MedHx(SM) provided superior results, which reduced staff time spent on medication reconciliation, improved patient safety and enabled the hospital pharmacy, as well as doctors and nurses, to be more proactive in pulling medication history upon patient admission.
Published By: DrFirst
Published Date: Mar 13, 2015
For hospitals, medication reconciliation is critical to quality patient care. Obtaining a complete and accurate list of the patient’s medications sets the cornerstone for good patient care during the hospital stay, informing doctors about treatments in progress, and arming them to prevent potentially harmful drug interactions.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Mar 24, 2015
In its most basic form, a runbook is an electronic or physical document that lists detailed procedures for handling every expected situation that an IT system may experience. Based on changes in system condition, incoming requests and other factors, system administrators determine which procedures to run and when to run them. Runbook procedures often include complex decision trees that indicate specific steps to follow depending on answers to pre-established questions.
Administrators are responsible for performing the appropriate steps of the procedure in painstaking detail, often by manually issuing commands to components and sub-systems. Primitive runbooks are notoriously inefficient, inflexible and error prone, sometimes relying on undocumented steps known to just a few staff members. Yet, if a critical step is missed or an incorrect
command is entered, the entire process may be negatively impacted.
This whitepaper serves as a guide to identifying an under-performing EHR and replacing it with a solution that delivers results. It offers answers to a number of common questions about EHR adoption and replacement and demonstrates how the right EHR can help practices get more money and more control, freeing up physicians to focus on patient care.
Electronic health records (EHRs) are necessary, but were not designed to anchor population health management (PHM). This is partly because they lack semantic interoperability, which is the ability of disparate information systems to share data and enable communications among users in a meaningful way.
This paper explains how an approach that includes a care collaboration platform can manage population health by aggregating and normalizing the necessary data.
Cyber attackers are targeting the application programming interfaces (APIs) used by businesses to share data with customers. Consumer mobile adoption, electronic goods and services, and high volumes of data have led businesses to use APIs for data exchange. Unfortunately, attackers can also use APIs to access or deny service to valuable data and systems.
This white paper explores strategies for protecting APIs. You’ll learn about APIs, how and why these endpoints are targets for web application attacks, security models, and how Akamai can help.
Electronic health records are changing the face of patient record-keeping. No longer are doctors’ offices repositories for large, bulky, paper-based patient files—those have been replaced by computer-based files accessible to authorized people simply by logging on to the office’s network.
Published By: Comdata
Published Date: Jul 05, 2017
If you are involved in purchasing or financial decision-making for your company, you have likely heard the excitement
surrounding virtual credit cards (also known as electronic or epayables) over the last few years. The payment industry
is moving increasingly towards paperless vendor payments, and it is important to understand how they can benefit your
business and what to look for in a virtual payment provider as you research solutions for your business.
We’re all human and we all make mistakes. But mistakes in the electrical field can prove costly. Codes and standards work together to reduce mistakes and save lives, which is what makes NEC (National Electrical Code) Section 240.87, Incident Energy Reduction, so significant.
Published By: Iterable
Published Date: Sep 07, 2018
Email marketing continues to be the best digital channel for ROI, so delivering dynamic, personalized messaging to the inboxes of your customers is of the utmost importance. In fact, for 77 percent of consumers, email is the preferred messaging channel, dwarfing demand for SMS, push notifications and social media communications.
When you are determining the right email marketing strategy for your business, it’s natural to wonder how the industry leaders are conducting their campaigns. A¬er all, if they’re on top, then they must be doing everything right...right?
To glean best practices, we analyzed the email marketing strategies adopted by the top 100 e-retailers in the United States to study how they engage with their customers. These companies represent industries ranging from apparel and electronics, to auto parts and pet supplies, but all have the single goal of getting their users to go from inbox to checkout.
We note what companies are doing across the board, as well as what spec