The ever-increasing complexity of the global energy marketplace is making optimization even more important. With easier access to powerful tools, more companies are turning to optimization to help make crucial decisions for tasks such as hedging strategies, storage management, inventory allocation, transportation route selection, product optionality, blending and optimizing portfolios, and more. More...

For many years, one of the biggest challenges faced in tax administration was figuring out how to capture the data needed to effectively assess and collect taxes owed to the government. Over the last 25 years, the advent of electronic filing, advances in data capture technology, and the growth of data sources have replaced this problem with a new one: How to effectively use the now abundant amount of data available to solve business problems. More...

Ten years ago, I had three devices connected to my home Internet, used intermittently, allowing my family and me to be more efficient, flexible, informed, and entertained. Now, I have 33 devices, collectively connected to the Internet, 24x7. Along with increases in connected devices, we’ve seen an exponential surge in the flow of data. Also growing at the same time is the need to store, secure, access and analyze this data. More...

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