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Issue 03/2017

Smarter than the average lamppost

Connected lampposts offer more than cost savings

Want a weather update, real-time air pollution status, or are you just trying to find that elusive parking space? It’s simple…ask the lamppost!

Issue /Industry Spotlight

Texting cows and talking fields

The Internet of agriculture is flourishing

Imagine getting a text from a cow which is about to calve or from a field to say it needs watering, while drones, smart machinery and mini ‘agribots’ tend to your crops. This scenario may not be too far away. Discover more about robotics in agriculture in the e-tech article, Farming (r)evolution.

2016
Issue 04/2016

Cooling data centre energy demand

Cutting energy needs for operating and cooling data centres emerges as a priority for the future

Continuing global growth in the on-line sector and so-called cloud services means a comparable and significant increase in the power use associated with those services. Major internet-based businesses such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft are pushing for more dedicated renewable energy to meet their specific needs, but systems efficiency can also make a major contribution to curbing energy use. Emerging standards have a key role to play.

2015
Issue 07/2015

Connecting people

Innovation and outreach to the IEC community

For many years the IEC IT Department has provided services for the IEC community, i.e. the thousands of people in the National Committees (NCs) and Technical Committees and Subcommittees (TC/SCs). As a reminder, the IEC was a pioneer in introducing 100% electronic environment for its standardization work in the early 2000s. Since then, the number of IT services available has grown tremendously.