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Ooredoo bringing smarter healthcare infrastructure to Qatar
Council Lead Partner Ooredoo will help develop Qatar’s first cloud-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System. As part of a new agreement, Ooredoo and CloudClinik will provide the private healthcare sector in Qatar a new service to manage its patients’ clinical information in an efficient way. Hosted in one of Ooredoo's high-tech Qatar Data Centers, the new service will use a dedicated connection, enabling the most secure service for patient’s private information. "Service such as this will literally save lives across Qatar and help our country become a leader in smart healthcare facilities," said Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, CEO of Ooredoo Global Services. "We’re proud to sign with CloudClinik to enable this service and can’t wait to see the effects it has."
S&C enhances wildlife protection on its overhead electrical gear
For electric utilities, protecting overhead distribution switches from damaging contact by squirrels and other climbing animals can be a major problem. Council Lead Partner S&C Electric Co. points out that the wildlife intrusions can cause power outages and damage electrical equipment. And utilities can face fines for incidents resulting in a fatality to protected wildlife. S&C provides a variety of solutions to protect against damaging wildlife contact with its Omni-Rupter Switches and recently introduced an additional option to help utilities protect against problems associated with smaller climbing animals bridging an open gap on its switches.
Imex Systems adds IBM's Watson technology to its iGov suite
Council Associate Partner Imex Systems introduced a new customer service system based on Watson, Council Lead Partner IBM’s cognitive computing technology platform that can read and understand natural language, which is important in analyzing the unstructured data that governments produce. The new customer service platform will be available as part of Imex Systems’ iGov suite of smart government products. The system is designed to quickly and accurately answer citizen queries. "Adding Watson technology to our iGov platform has enabled Imex Systems to become a leader in technologies for smart governments and significantly help improve customer service while reducing costs," said Damodar Arapakota, Imex President and CEO.
Camgian's Egburt pulls in the honors
Camgian Microsystems released Egburt in October of 2014 and it has already picked up a couple of nice awards. Compass Intelligence named Egburt winner of the 2015 A-List Internet of Things Company of Excellence Award for IoT Innovative Product of the Year. “We are honored that Egburt continues to win awards and receive recognition for its numerous innovations from IoT experts like Compass Intelligence,” said Gary Butler, Chairman and CEO of Camgian, a Council Associate Partner. “Egburt simplifies IoT deployments and delivers actionable information to users in a simple, clear and easy-to-use way.” Earlier, TMC named Egburt as a 2014 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award winner.
Neptune boosts its partnership program for water utilities
Neptune Technology Group's Connected Utility Partnership Program was created to meet the growing needs of water utilities to operate an Advanced Sensor Infrastructure (ASI) and smart utility network with shared, analyzed data across utility applications. The goals of the program are to communicate more than just meter reads across departments and focus on leveraging Neptune’s systems to manage the data and provide analytics. By adding Global Water Management, LLC (FATHOM) as an Enhanced Partner, water utilities and Connected Utility Partners can further unlock the power of Neptune’s AMR/AMI systems by bringing the data into a comprehensive system that Neptune says is proven to increase revenue, reduce costs, engage customers and harness the power of concentrated data. Neptune is a Council Associate Partner.
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