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Power / Energy
Keysight Technologies introduces new next-gen DPT solution
Keysight Technologies has announced its new next-generation Double-Pulse Tester (DPT) with the PD1550A Advanced Dynamic Power Device Analyser.
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Storage
Energy storage demand momentum continues, says BYD
BYD has announced an expansion of its production capacities and will deliver 250,000 units of its energy storage system, BYD Battery-Box Premium.
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Sustainability
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - SoftIron CMO on Data Center Sustainability
In a special Power/Energy feature week presentation, we are joined by SoftIron CMO Andrew Moloney.
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Cybersecurity
Is voluntary cybersecurity enough for NZ's critical infrastructure?
Critical infrastructure - that term by itself sounds impressive, maybe even distressing. But what makes critical infrastructure so significant?
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Data Center
Businesses re-evaluating IT suppliers due to increased energy prices
"For data centres, providers will have to think laterally about how to offer competitively priced services to help underpin the demand for data storage."
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS launches carbon footprint tool to combat climate change
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched the AWS customer carbon footprint tool to help businesses calculate their carbon emissions and predict future changes.
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Sustainability
Australian energy suppliers actively using digital transformation to reach Net Zero goals
The Next Stop: Net Zero survey, initiated by Publicis Sapient, features a survey of top digital heads at energy suppliers examining whether companies are empowering their senior leaders to make the changes needed to meet targets.
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Digital Transformation
Enhancing operational efficiency to drive preventative maintenance
In part three of a three-part series, Nozomi Networks cybersecurity strategist Vincent Liu unveils how to capture the benefits of asset visibility to enhance operational efficiency and take measured steps towards preventive maintenance.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS and Vector continue development of New Energy Platform
The initial focus of the NEP is to collect and analyse data from more than 1.6 million IoT-connected Vector advanced meters that gather information on energy consumption and network performance across A/NZ.
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Sustainability
Google commits to 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030
Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pinchai says the world must act now if it has any hope avoiding the worst climate change effects.
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Microsoft
Microsoft’s ‘moonshot’ goals to be carbon negative by 2030
The company also aims to remove all carbon it has directly or indirectly emitted into the environment by 2050.
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5G
Vodafone NZ invests in boosting energy efficiency
Vodafone says it expects to reduce its electricity usage in Aotearoa by at least 10% over the next three years through implementing a range of new technologies.
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Cybersecurity
IT & OT convergence brings new cyber risks to industrial sector
IT and operational technology (OT) are on a journey to convergence, but that convergence must be managed with caution in order to manage cybersecurity risks that go with it. 
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Energy
Genesis launches virtual power plant platform
“We are really excited to be working with Karit who share our ambition to create better outcomes for customers through technology and innovation."
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Power / Energy
NEC introduces new warranty to optimise value for energy storage customers
Customers need to understand how a system's energy storage capacity degrades or fades so that they can predict the life and performance of the system.
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Blockchain
Blockchain companies revolutionise electric power
Blockchain may be the ‘missing link’ that could transform the electric power industry and leave traditional business models in the dust.
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Energy
Schneider Electric picks up new APAC channel leader for its IT division
Schneider Electric says Vijay has a strong track record for developing businesses into profitable ventures.
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Internet of Things
Huawei's eLTE-DSA solution to help oil & gas industry to embrace energy IoT
Huawei says the wireless eLTE solution will help the oil and gas industry build an energy-based Internet of Things.
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Internet of Things
IBM acquires Oniqua to bolster IoT offering for asset-intensive industries
Oniqua is an MRO inventory operations software provider with an office in Brisbane.
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Power / Energy
Free run over for energy companies as Government tightens reins
To ensure consumers aren’t paying more for their energy than they need to, the Government has launched an investigation.
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Servers
12v vs. 48v: Calculating the energy savings of OCP-style PSUs
12V has been the standard output for power supplies, but recently we’re seeing 48V, with claims of much higher overall efficiency.
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Data analytics
Exclusive interview: SAS, data analytics and the politics of energy
"What the industry has to do now is go and inspire the next generation with the big problems, and tell them to clean it up."
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Power / Energy
Data center giants team up to tackle Australia's steep energy prices
“Given the sharp incline of energy prices, organisations need to clear [market] barriers and act quickly.”
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Power / Energy
Australia’s utilities sector must innovate to tackle energy poverty
Energy poverty affects over 42,000 families in Australia, namely indigenous Australians, pensioners and low-income families.