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SAS Hackathon winner predicts and mitigates Jakarta flooding

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Pursuing smart city goals, Indonesian local government teams with SAS partner to win again

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — SAS EXPLORE — AI and real-time Internet of Things (IoT) analytics can help smart cities harness a rising tide of data and transform it into better decisions, safer communities and vibrant economies. With climate change, these smart cities face a literal rising tide: Extreme weather has increased and intensified flooding events that threaten lives, property and commerce.

JaWaRA used SAS Viya to analyze data on rainfall, water levels and river flow to better predict and mitigate flooding.

Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital and home to 11 million people, has witnessed this new reality. While the city has a long history of flooding, the last few decades have been especially challenging.

Jakarta sits on wetlands laced by 13 major rivers and borders the Java Sea. More than 40% of its land is below sea level, and groundwater extraction has led to the ground sinking. Combine those conditions with stronger monsoons and higher tides caused by climate change, and the threat is very real.

The Jakarta Provincial Government turned to the annual SAS Hackathon for help. Team JaWaRA (Jakarta Water Resources Analytics) included government data scientists and engineers, along with technology pros from local SAS partner StarCore Analytics.

Using SAS® AI, machine learning and streaming analytics, the team analyzed real-time data on rainfall, water levels and river flow to better predict and mitigate flooding. Its Early Warning System is part of a larger, citywide Flood Control System.

“In cities and regions everywhere, climate change has increased the risk, frequency and severity of flooding. To meet this rising threat, governments like Jakarta’s are taking steps to better predict, manage and mitigate flooding,” said Amir Toha, Co-Founder of StarCore Analytics. “These efforts save lives, protect property and support business. In Indonesia and elsewhere, AI and IoT analytics are important tools for responding effectively to climate change.”

Team JaWaRA: SAS Hackathon overall winner
For their innovative approach to using AI, machine learning and IoT analytics, a panel of judges has named JaWaRA the overall winner of the 2023 SAS Hackathon. Team JaWaRA was selected from among more than 100 teams representing 140 organizations that participated in this year’s Hackathon.

The SAS Hackathon brings together hundreds of curious minds for a monthlong, all-digital hack. The competition – produced by SAS, the leader in AI and analytics, and sponsored this year by SAS partner Intel – challenges teams in a host of industries to apply technology to solve real-world business and humanitarian problems.

Working with a SAS mentor, JaWaRA deployed SAS® Viya® – SAS’ cloud-native, massively parallel AI and analytics platform – and SAS Analytics for IoT.

“Team JaWaRA and its Early Warning System are a wonderful example of creative people using AI and advanced analytics to address big challenges,” said Einar Halvorsen, Global Hackathon Program Lead at SAS. “That’s what the SAS Hackathon is all about. Teams transform data into better decisions that improve lives in their organizations, communities and the world at large. Congratulations to Team JaWaRA!”

Second consecutive Hackathon crown
The combination of local Jakarta government agencies and StarCore Analytics has been fruitful. At last year’s SAS Hackathon, a team of data scientists from the Special Capital Region of Jakarta and StarCore also won the overall crown.

That team used SAS Viya and its AI and machine learning capabilities to optimize the distribution of COVID-19 relief to more than 64 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). These MSMEs employ 97% of Indonesia’s workforce and are the engine driving the local and national economy.

With technology, the team ensured that trillions of Indonesian rupiahs were spent wisely, supporting both businesses serving vulnerable areas and those with the highest potential to rebound after the pandemic.

Jakarta, a smart city
The efforts of the Jakarta Provincial Government in the SAS Hackathon are part of a broad smart city effort. Jakarta’s leaders leverage technologies like AI and IoT analytics to provide efficient and effective services to citizens; increase Jakarta’s resiliency to social, economic and environmental pressures; enhance citizen engagement; and address community needs.

Read the customer story, “Jakarta Smart City uses IoT analytics to better serve residents,” to learn more.

Today’s announcement was made at SAS Explore, the technology conference from SAS. Keep up with the latest news from SAS by following @SASsoftwareNews on X/Twitter.

About SAS
SAS is a global leader in AI and analytics software, including industry-specific solutions. SAS helps organizations transform data into trusted decisions faster by providing knowledge in the moments that matter. SAS gives you THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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Siemon Appoints Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management

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The Siemon Company, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, announces the appointment of Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management, effective Monday, July 15th, 2024.

WATERTOWN, Conn., July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Siemon Company, a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, announces the appointment of Trey Somers as Vice President of Product Management, effective Monday, July 15th, 2024. In this role, Somers will lead Siemon’s global product management team and drive the development of innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of the market. With a distinguished career spanning over two decades in the industry, Somers brings a wealth of experience in enterprise product management, OEM product management, and consulting services. Most recently, he served as Managing Director at Align Communications where he successfully led a team delivering smart building solutions to major financial institutions across the globe. “We are thrilled to welcome Trey to the Siemon team,” said Henry Siemon, President and CEO. “His deep industry knowledge and proven track record in product management make him an invaluable asset to our organization. We are confident that under Trey’s leadership, Siemon will continue to deliver cutting-edge solutions that drive customer success.” In his new role, Somers will oversee both the OEM and Enterprise Product Management teams, combining them into a unified global product management organization. He will also collaborate closely with the marketing team to align product development with current market needs and developing industry trends. “I am excited to join the Siemon team and contribute to the company’s continued growth and success,” said Trey Somers, Vice President of Product Management. “Siemon has CONNECTING THE WORLD TO A HIGHER STANDARD www.siemon.com a strong reputation for innovation and customer focus. I look forward to working with the team to develop groundbreaking solutions that address the challenges and opportunities of today’s dynamic market.” Learn more about Siemon at www.siemon.com.

“We are thrilled to welcome Trey to the Siemon team,” said Henry Siemon, President and CEO. “His deep industry knowledge and proven track record in product management make him an invaluable asset to our organization.”

About Siemon – Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high-quality, high-performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs, and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical, and logistics expertise spanning 150 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, racks, cable management, and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry.

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Online Generator Seller Announces Cummins 7-Day Inflation Fighter Discount For Homeowners

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Cordova, Tennessee based Buckeye Power Systems, LLC announced its partnership with Cummins Power Generation and a 7-day inflation fighting 5% discount on the popular Cummins 20kW RS20A air-cooled home standby generator. The discount applies for purchases between July 25th and August 1st, 2024.

CORDOVA, Tenn., July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Cordova, Tennessee based Buckeye Power Systems, LLC announced its participation with Cummins Power Generation and its 7-day 5% discount for homeowners on the popular RS20A 20kW HSB air-cooled home standby generator. The discount also applies to the RS20AC kit which includes a 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch. The discount applies for purchases between July 25th and August 1st, 2024.

“The 7-day special discount applies to Cummins 20kW air-cooled home standby generator which is also its most popular model.”

David Richey, president of Buckeye Power Systems, said today, “The 7-day special discount applies to Cummins 20kW air-cooled home standby generator which is also its most popular model. The 20kW generator provides whole house coverage for homes up to 2000 square feet. The same generator also provides managed whole house coverage for homes up to 3000 square feet.”

Richey said the Cummins 20kW includes a built-in load management feature which manages the operation of high-power consumers like air conditioners, kitchen ovens, and clothes dryers. “The load management feature prevents certain loads from operating when the generator is already operating at or near peak performance,” Richey continued. “So, the RS20A offers managed whole house coverage for homes up to 3000 square feet.”

When fueled by natural gas, homeowners enjoy an unlimited supply of fuel from their utility supplier, thus eliminating the need for fuel storage. The same generator can also be fueled by liquid-propane (LP). A 5-year manufacturer’s warranty is standard and extended warranty coverage up to 10 years is available as an option.

In the current inflationary economic environment, the price rollback should be warmly welcomed among homeowners looking for special deals on standby power. The Buckeye Power Systems website currently offers the Cummins RS20A for $5,069 with no sales tax in most states, less the $253.45 discount. The Cummins RS20AC kit includes a 200-Amp Automatic Transfer Switch and is offered for $5995 less a $299.75 discount during the 7-day special promotion.

Buckeye Power Systems is also offering a $500 VISA Gift Card for purchase of the two other Cummins air-cooled home standby generators including the 13kW Cummins RS13A and the 17kW Cummins RS17A.

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David Richey, Buckeye Power Systems, LLC, 1 9013798097, david@buckeyepowersystems.com, https://buckeyepowersystems.com

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UBX Cloud Creates A Rapid Solution To The Crowdstrike Outage Affecting Millions Worldwide.

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Download the newest version of the “CrowdFix” update on UBX Cloud’s website.

DETROIT, July 20, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — UBX Cloud, a dedicated cloud hosting provider with experience in IT solutions on a global scale, has developed a safe automated repair for the CrowdStrike outage that has affected millions worldwide. The new update has been named “CrowdFix” by UBX Engineers. The solution has been tested on thousands of servers that UBX Engineers manage internally with results that work highly efficiently.

“Our engineers have developed a countermeasure within 2.5 hours after the first reported incident. I appreciate the team working to create a solution that makes it simple, effective, and secure.” – Steven Panovski, President and Founder of UBX Cloud.

“Our engineers have developed a countermeasure within 2.5 hours after the first reported incident. I appreciate the team working to create a solution that makes it simple, effective, and secure,” stated Steven Panovski, President and Founder of UBX Cloud.

CrowdFix Solution Developed by UBX Cloud

To implement the CrowdFix solution, Engineers can simply boot the CrowdFix ISO on the impacted system and it’ll automatically detect all attached disks on the system, while deleting the CrowdStrike related files that are preventing impacted Windows systems. Administrative access or restoration from the backups isn’t required.

For step-by-step instructions on implementing the CrowdFix, please view the documentation in or video to implement. Complete Disclaimer will be listed on our company blog.

Instructions are to boot the ISO file and run the batch file.
Primary LINK 1: http://ubx.link/csfix
Alternate LINK: TBA

Filename: WinPE_UBXCloud_CSFix103.iso
MD5 Hashes: 623c3e11895dda4015bd02f0f8b49313e1fdf2806c961f71d41fbdc96cdc03b5
Size: 380 MB

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UBX Cloud is a global IT and Engineering company founded in Michigan in 2008. After steady growth, they opened a new satellite office in India. The company has a team of Engineers working to develop and manage cloud solutions for businesses around the world. This ensures business continuity and secure cloud solutions that give customers peace of mind. To learn more about partnering with UBX Cloud on secure cloud solutions and managed services, please visit the website and contact the team.

With the growing dependence on technology and software solutions, it’s even more important for cloud service providers to develop solutions that support the overall architecture and framework of interconnectivity.

“We’re happy to develop a solution that supports business continuity and operations worldwide. Our team is dedicated to helping customers and the industry at large with cybersecurity and IT solutions that bring value. I especially want to thank our Engineer Mohammed Ali, for developing the solution rapidly,” Steven Panovski said passionately.

In addition to the CrowdFix solution, UBX Cloud previously supported other large enterprises with cybersecurity and cloud solutions. They’re quickly becoming a resource for Engineers across the globe that collaborate on developing technology solutions.

For more information, please visit UBX Cloud’s website at https://www.ubxcloud.com.

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