The forestry company Stora Enso announced the investment. Stora Enso is investing EUR 70 million in a new polyeteenipäällystyslinjaan and automated roll warehouse Imatra mills. According to the company, it strengthens its position as an internationally leading provider of high-quality cartons. "PE-coating to improve barrier- ie läpäisemättömyysominaisuuksia cardboard packaging and functionality in demanding applications such as food and liquids." The investment will be launched during the second quarter of 2016 and is expected to be completed at the beginning of 2017 to the fourth quarter. "This investment is in line with the Group's investment forecast previously announced EUR 680-720 million for the year 2016."
Amazon s released AWS instances packing 2TB serving mega memory-hungry workloads such as SAP HANA.X1 instances use four Intel Xeon E7 2.3GHz processors with 10Gb per second of dedicated bandwidth and large L3 caches targeting high-performance, memory driven apps.According to AWS, these big bandwidth, mega-memory instances are ideal for running in-memory databases like SAP s HANA, plus Apache s Spark or Presto.The news comes in the wake of SAP announcing HANA is now ready as a certified – and therefore supported – option on Microsoft s AWS rival, Azure.X1s were already slated for delivery in the first half of 2016 but AWS was keen to point out SAP HANA on AWS was, all the same, just better.X1 instances are certified and available for SAP S/4HANA, Business Suite on HANA SoH , and Business Warehouse on HANA.
Apple is expanding rapidly in Silicon Valley because it needs more space to house its fast-growing research and development workforce, possibly for the long-rumored Apple Car.One of its new secret facilities is a former FedEx distribution center in Santa Clara that Apple leased last year.Funding for the extension may come down to a vote later this year and environmental studies and other permits must be acquired before plans are finalized.An official for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority told the Business Journal that Apple's work at the facility is "a bump we're going to have to negotiate.Although Apple doesn't own the site, it's reportedly entered into a long-term lease and has started to spend millions to improve the location, including installing an "regenerative thermal oxidizer" and other industrial tools.Permits filed last summer show that Apple plans to run a "Cathode/Anode Operation" out of the site.Apple has said that it supports commuting alternatives to cars, and has a 34% participation goal for public transport participation at its new "spaceship" headquarters.The new Cupertino campus will have a "mass transit shuttle link" that transports employees to BART, Caltrain, and other light rail stops.
Whether or not you ve dabbled with queries or databases, earning a MCSA certification will attract the eyes and wallets of company execs across the states and beyond.SQL is a go-to software for implementing data warehouses, as well as efficiently managing massive amounts of data.In this bundle, currently discounted 91%, you'll access three courses:Microsoft 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012Microsoft 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 DatabasesMicrosoft 70-463: Implementing A Data Warehouse With Microsoft SQL Server 2012This $438 course bundle is available, for a limited time, for just $35.99.Learn more about this bundle, the courses included, the instructor, and how to purchase.
Yes, you might be investing in a fraction of your own and your neighbors mortgages!As a point of reference, the global fixed income market is about 100 trillion dollars, of which the United States comprises one-third.Investors ranging from common retirees, high net worth individuals and family offices to pension and endowment funds are all receptive of investment products that offer a high and steady payout, low volatility, low correlation to equities and limited sensitivity to interest rate movements i.e.At LendIt, Prosper s president Ron Suber voiced that Citigroup over-estimated the risk of the loans and hence demanded a higher interest rate spread.And if the securitization model stops working, the origination platforms need to broaden their lender base in order to distribute the loan inventory that they warehouse on borrowed capital.With securitization, investors have little idea if the underlying pool can support all the AA bonds issued.
Risk assessment software is used to make many decisions in the criminal justice system, including things like bond amounts.As part of its research, ProPublica obtained the risk scores of more than 7,000 people arrested in Broward County, Florida, during a two year period 2013-2014 , and tracked these individuals in the two years following.What ProPublica found was that the risk scores were remarkably unreliable in determining violent crimes.The results were also weak when a full range of crimes were taken into account.In one example from the article, an 18-year-old black female was arrested for stealing a kid s Huffy bicycle and razor scooter.The black female was not charged with any new crimes, and the white male is now serving an eight-year prison term for breaking into a warehouse to steal thousands of dollars in electronics.
Cost-conscious Amazon shoppers, prepare to be bummed: The internet warehouse is reportedly putting the kibosh on its refund policy that paid back customers who bought an item before it went on sale.Similar to other megastores, Amazon entertained a price-match policy that reimbursed shoppers who recently purchased an item from the company's website or select retailers at a higher price, refunding them the difference.Redditors noticed the change earlier this month, a trend also picked up by Earny, a company that notifies users when an item they purchased drops in price so they can get a better deal.The policy, originally designed to get customers the lowest cost for televisions, was only extended to other items as an exception, an Amazon spokesperson told Recode.This could explain why the company decided to cull back on refunds, especially given its penchant for discounts and sales, but it could also come at the cost of its high reputation for customer service.As of right now, there seems not to be any change in Amazon's return policy, meaning that vigilant customers may begin cancelling and re-ordering purchases from the site just to get a better deal - a scenario that we can see becoming ugly for both sides of the business.
Hi all,I work for a courier company and have done for the past 5 years.I've worked my way up the chain from being a part time warehouse operative to a customer services adviser for the last 3 years.We've had a move recently into a brand new office and subsequently I've been promoted into head of marketing and sales working alongside someone with a lot of sales experience.In the business we've never really marketed ourselves properly, our logo has been the same for nearly 15 years, we've just relied pretty heavily on face to face sales and have done pretty well for ourselves.have been produced.: TL;DR - Newbie to marketing within a logistics company, what should I concentrate on first?
Hunt for strategic warehouse space to get the goods to its customers as fast as possible.Amazon.com has spoiled them for anything less.Within six months, ThredUp's chief executive officer, James Reinhart, had signed leases on two additional warehouses.Space close to population centers has become an especially hot commodity as startups compete for space with such shippers as FedEx and traditional retailers like Macy s pursue the dream of same-day delivery.The dynamic has helped turn a mundane corner of real estate into a hot property.We do tours with our capital partners, and after the third one their eyes start to glaze over.Problems ranged from lack of Internet access to a dearth of public transportation for workers.In the current building boom, developers are doing a better job of matching new supply to existing demand, said Sam Chandan, president of Chandan Economics, a provider of real estate data and analysis.
We know the OnePlus 3 launch is imminent, the Chinese firm is teasing its new flagship smartphone heavily, but now we may have the exact date OnePlus will launch us into space virtually, mind to check out its latest offering.According to one keen OnePlus fan who has been chatting to a company representative, the magic date is June 14.credit: PhoneArena That makes sense, as the VR headsets it's giving away for free you do have to splash out a few bucks on shipping will only start leaving the warehouse on June 6 – which gives them around a week to arrive with customers before they'll need to strap them on.Power upPrevious rumors suggest the OnePlus 3 will sport a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB/6GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of internal storage, 16MP rear camera, NFC and a 3500mAh battery pack.It's worth noting that the screenshot of the conversation has not been verified, and there's no guarantee the representative if legit has their information correct.OnePlus is yet to officially reveal when its VR launch will take place, but we'd be surprised if it wasn't close to this date.
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As more organizations begin to realize the power of big data, they can learn valuable lessons from the evolution of global giants like Google, Facebook and Apple.Underlying Google s scale-supporting infrastructure are warehouse-sized data centers with exabytes of storage and terabit networks.While it is sometimes easiest to think my needs are all of the above, it is important to prioritize and stay focused.It ties telemetry collected by the management system to applications rather than machines, which dramatically improves application monitoring and introspection, especially when scale-up, machine failures or maintenance issues cause application instances to move.The runtime environment will be more hybrid: AWS, Google Cloud, Azure will be more balanced in terms of market share and will be joined by other large private clouds, such as industrial automation clouds and consumer-home clouds.Featured Image: David Merrett/Flickr UNDER A CC BY 2.0 LICENSE
The HTC Vive virtual reality headset boasts the ability to create room-scale VR experiences for consumers in their living rooms.But enterprise VR company WorldViz is going a step further, allowing users to walk around in a space the size of a warehouse and still be tracked by a motion-sensing system for VR.Santa Barbara, Calif.-based WorldViz has to do something like this as it makes the company relevant to enterprise customers in an age when relatively inexpensive PC-based VR headsets are hitting the market.WorldViz says it can put people into a large space and let them wander around in a very lifelike experience.VR content developers using the Unity game engine and Unreal Engine can now bring high-precision, wide-area tracking to businesses using Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Daydream VR, and other head-mounted displays.This June, WorldViz will release an integration into Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4 that brings warehouse-scale wide-area tracking capability to any VR headset supported by those engines: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Samsung Gear VR, and now Google s Daydream VR.WorldViz s tech is used across 1,500 corporations and other institutions already.While the Vive can operate in a space the size of a living room, the WorldViz PPT system ups the ante, tracking up to 10 people or objects simultaneously across spaces measuring more than 50 meters by 50 meters with real-time, sub-millimeter accuracy.The hybrid optical-inertial system includes high-precision cameras that capture position data at 240Hz; lightweight sensors that can be affixed to the aforementioned headsets or objects such as robots; a sensor wand for tracking hands; and a standalone software package known as PPT Studio.The PPT system is targeted at applications that require high degrees of precision and accuracy, movement, collaboration, and co-presence — such as research, architectural, and real-estate walk-throughs, large-scale product and construction design reviews e.g.planes, cars, interior building spaces, and so on , and training applications.The PPT system is available today starting at $15,000 depending on the number of cameras, sensors, and installation support needed.
One of the reasons why I love my HTC Vive is because it allows me to move around the room.Of course, you're still limited to around 15 square feet of movement.The company has been working on integrating their new technology into both Unity and Unreal Engine, which means that by this summer, any game using those engines will be compatible.The PPT system developed by WorldViz uses high-precision cameras that track user positions at 240Hz.With all of these things in place, the system can track up to 10 people in a 50 meter by 50 meter area.VIA: VentureBeat
Google's autonomous car project removes control from the driver entirelyGoogle is to open a 53,000 sq ft research and development centre for its self-driving car project on the outskirts of the Motor City, Detroit.Google will start moving into the building throughout 2016 and there is plenty of work to be done, as the facility is currently little more than an empty warehouse.The company says the move is an act of "laying down roots", since members of its team have for several years been working in the Greater Detroit area.The new development centre is based in Novi, Michigan, a 30-minute drive from central Detroit, home to dozens of car companies over the last century, including the 'Big Three' of Ford, General Motors and Chrysler now Fiat Chrysler .Many of our current partners are based here, so having a local facility will help us collaborate more easily and access Michigan's top talent in vehicle development and engineering... One of the first tasks will be to ready our self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans."The company has already clocked more than 1.5 million autonomous miles and is updating its cars and their software daily.
Hadoop, the free Java-based programming framework, is designed to support the processing of large data sets in a distributed computing environment that is typically built from commodity hardware.At its core, Hadoop consists of a storage part called the Hadoop Distributed File System HDFS , and a processing part called MapReduce.Basically, Hadoop works by splitting large files into blocks which are then distributed across nodes in a cluster to be processed.The base framework is made up of Hadoop Common, which contains libraries and utilities for other Hadoop modules; HDFS, a distributed file system that stores data on commodity machines; YARN, which works as a resource management platform; and MapReduce, which is for large scale data processing.The MapReduce and HDFS components of Hadoop were originally inspired by Google papers on their MapReduce and Google File System, the paper was published in 2003.Java is the most common language on the Hadoop framework, although there is some native code in C and command line utilities written as shell scripts.
Rockstar Games on Friday announced a new expansion for GTA Online, the multiplayer component of the wildly successful Grand Theft Auto V. Fans of the game s online capers will be happy to learn that the new DLC will be one of the biggest and deepest updates to date.As the name suggests, Further Adventures in Finance and Felony tasks players with continuing their mission to become the ultimate crime boss of Los Santos and Blaine County.Specifically, the new DLC bumps players up the corporate ladder as they work to expand their organization and become the CEO of their own criminal enterprise.New perks include a high-rise headquarters and a non-descript warehouse, presumably to store all of your stolen merchandise.Rockstar has come under fire as of late for essentially turning its back on the single-player campaign to focus on multiplayer expansions like this.As we learned last month, Rockstar s approach on this subject is entirely strategic as the developer is making a killing off of DLC - to the tune of at least $500 million thus far.
Grand Theft Auto Online is getting its biggest expansion yet, Further Adventures in Finance and Felony, on 7 June.It will also give players the opportunity to acquire a swanky high-rise office and special warehouse properties to buy and sell contraband across the city of Los Santos.Players will have to fight off rival organizations in the criminal underworld of southern San Andreas for "access to the rarest items and biggest profits" as well as fend off the LSPD, of course."You'll be working with your team from a selection of big new properties that serve as both headquarters for your Organisation and warehouses for your hot merchandise," Rockstar explains."Manage inventory directly from your HQ, arranging to buy and sell anything from jewels to narcotics to medical supplies from a range of nefarious suppliers.The Further Adventures in Finance and Felony expansion is slated for release on 7 June with more details expected to release next week, including an official trailer.
1st Upper gripper arm lifts the containers above. photographer: Fraunhofer Block Stocks are the most space-efficient bearings, but inflexible when picking. To set the containers with goods on each other is more space efficient than traditional high bay warehouse with shelves. At the Fraunhofer IML has solved the problem with an automatic högstaplare, Stack Access Machine, SAM, which can pick out a container near the bottom of the stack from a block layer. The system of SAM, according to Fraunhofer researchers expanded to additional högstaplare can be rented out at times when big sales are in stock, such as retail stock in connection with the Christmas season, or during production peaks of manufacturers.
Openness has become a core focus of Microsoft.It s also an API – called Windows Holographic — built by Microsoft to let developers code programs from the HoloLens itself.Anything that s developed using that API should work as well on partner devices as on the HoloLens itself.After some trouble, she calls her colleagues to help – one of whom is using an HTC Vive.The video includes not only HoloLens and Vive owners working together but also a cute AI companion, real-time translation presented in AR as a speech bubble , and customizable user avatars.It can be used to log in to a device in a variety of ways – usually, through biometrics like a fingerprint or facial scan.