Opinion on Sustainability in Asia-Pacific

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Volatility in global commodities markets drives spend in risk management IT

Analysts expect that increased volatility in commodities markets globally will drive spend in risk management IT. However, commodities present their own unique characteristics that must be observed, making it fundamental for IT vendors looking to capitalize on the opportunity to have a full understanding and appreciation of the underlying physical market and of their potential client's business.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2008
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Adoption of home energy management systems restricted by cost and control issues

While home energy management systems are a useful way of reducing energy use, with benefits for consumers and utilities alike, the adoption of this technology is likely to be hampered by a number of factors including concerns over privacy and a lack of return on investment. As a result, uptake is likely to be optional and driven by sophisticated users and utilities struggling to meet peak demands.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jul 2009
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HP demonstrates collaboration across multiple business units with new Shell partnership

HP is to work with Shell to develop a wireless sensing system for use on land. Despite coming to the market late and in the face of stiff competition, HP claims its technology will deliver a major competitive advantage to Shell. By bringing several disparate business units together to deliver the product, HP hopes to be able to deflect past criticism of its slow integration of Enterprise Services.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
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Logistics firms must find a balance between sustainability and efficiency

Sustainability measures will have a significant impact on shipping and transport companies' services and costs. However, the extent of this impact and the cost implications therein are unknown. Companies must take a more proactive approach in assessing these potential ramifications, as shippers and end consumers alike will ultimately demand this of all transportation providers.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2010
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What will the economic recovery do to smart metering return on investment?

Criticisms of the quality of smart meters in the US and Europe during the first quarter of 2010 could not have come at a worse time. Demand for smart meters will rocket in the next two years, while China, a key manufacturing center, is suffering from labor shortages and the threat of a revaluation of the renminbi, which could lead to soaring future production costs and further threats to quality.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

IOCs: facing difficult strategic choices

International oil companies (IOCs) are facing increasingly difficult challenges in the pursuit of sustainable development. Threatened by mounting pressure from shareholders and environmental groups, and restrained by limited access to high potential areas in Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, IOCs must address these concerns while still offering value to their investors.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

SAP: continuing its sustainability drive

German software developer SAP has announced plans to acquire TechniData, a key player in the burgeoning 'sustainability software' segment. As interest in this niche area grows, new companies will be formed to exploit opportunities, while existing companies will look to expand their portfolios through acquisitions and new product development.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Apr 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

China/US: new style of climate partnership beckons

China has long been criticized for its use of coal, which fuels 68% of its energy needs. Despite efforts to curb this dependence, including closing over 550 coal power stations in 2007, the country still has a long way to go. Matters have been made worse by recent results which show that the country missed its emissions target for Q1 2010. Surprisingly, however, the US may come to China's aid.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2010
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CommentWire

Osaka Gas: redefining the super major

Japan's dependence on liquefied natural gas imports has created a market situation whereby the country boasts a large number of integrated energy companies. However, having invested significantly in Spain's Sagunto terminal, Osaka Gas is leading the way in breaking free of the burden of merely meeting domestic demand to show promise in other fields.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

New alliance highlights growing market for sustainable lighting products in Asia

The strategic alliance between Nichia and Sujana Energy is part of an ongoing trend whereby LED manufacturers are shifting their focus away from mature markets and toward emerging ones like India and China. This trend, which has seen lighting majors like Philips and Havells Sylvania launch their LED offerings in India, will continue alongside growth in Asia Pacific's sustainable lighting market.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jun 2010

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