IBM Takes the Pulse of Its Smarter Planet Strategy at Tivoli Conference

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IBM Takes the Pulse of Its Smarter Planet Strategy at Tivoli Conference

IBM Takes the Pulse of Its Smarter Planet Strategy at Tivoli Conference By Darryl K. Taft

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The stage is set for the opening of IBM's annual conference for Tivoli software users, IBM Pulse 2010, held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The show keynotes opened on Feb. 22.

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Former Vice President Al Gore getting warmed up addressing the IBM Pulse 2010 audience.

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A closer view of former Vice President Gore making his case about the environment at IBM Pulse 2010 in Las Vegas.

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Al Zollar, general manager of IBM's Tivoli division, welcomes attendees to the IBM Pulse 2010 conference for Tivoli users.

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IBM's Al Zollar, general manager of the company's Tivoli division, and Rich Lechner, vice president of energy and environment, join together to address press queries at a press conference during the IBM Pulse 2010 conference in Las Vegas.

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IBM Pulse drew a crowd of more than 5,000.

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During off time, some enjoy the facilities at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Galveston National Lab uses Tivoli

Galveston National Laboratory's critically important biomedical equipment and engineering processes are managed, calibrated and monitored by IBM Maximo software.

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IBM Tivoli Software powers Galveston National Labs biomedical clean room environments

The laboratory is dedicated to the study and prevention of emerging infectious diseases such as SARS, West Nile encephalitis, avian flu and hemorrhagic fevers (such as Ebola). The biomedical equipment includes air-flow handlers, decontaminating showers, door seals and locks. IBM Tivoli software helps these assets operate efficiently to assure safe and secure operations.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority uses IBM Tivoli software

Tennessee Valley Authority, the United States' largest public power company, has initiated fleetwide use of IBM Tivoli software to help increase efficiency across all its power facilities that employ wind turbines, methane gas and solar panels, including 29 hydroelectric dams, 11 coal-fired plants, 11 combustion-turbine sites, a pumped-storage hydropower plant, 18 green-power sites and three nuclear plants, including its Sequoyah Nuclear Plant.

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Washington DCs Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) relies on IBM Tivoli to help manage aging sewer systems

IBM and the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC WASA) are working together to modernize the management of the aging water and sewer infrastructure hidden beneath the nation's capital. The sprawling infrastructure includes hundreds of thousands of assets such as water distribution pipes, valves, public fire hydrants, collection pipes, man holes and water meters. The system will enable DC WASA to share and exchange data both internally for planning purposes and externally to assist other agencies, such as sharing real-time status of the more than 9,000 public hydrants in D.C. with the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Based on data from the IBM Maximo software, the hydrant status and water flow capacity of each hydrant can be mapped using ESRI software and seen by the fire department via Google Earth. As firefighters are rushing to the scene, they will know in advance the...

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IBM helps Washington, D.C., manage its wastewater plants

IBM Tivoli software manages DC WASA's Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant -- the largest advanced wastewater treatment plant in the world, with a capacity of 370 million gallons per day, a peak capacity of 1.076 billion gallons per day and covering 150 acres.

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IBM Maximo helps Washington, D.C., manage miles of sewer piping

To distribute water and support the distribution system, IBM Maximo software manages the systems that include over 1,200 miles of pipes, five pumping stations, five reservoirs, four elevated water storage tanks, 36,000 valves and 8,700 public hydrants. The IBM software also manages 1,800 miles of sanitary and combined sewers, 22 flow-metering stations, nine off-site wastewater pumping stations, and 16 storm water pumping stations within the District.

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IBM Software helps Sacramento manage its sewer systems

IBM manages the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District's state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant along with nearly 100 miles of interceptor pipelines and 20 pump stations.

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IBM Software manages Sacramentos wastewater pumping systems

IBM manages the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District's state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant along with nearly 100 miles of interceptor pipelines and 20 pump stations.

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IBM Software to help improve the sewer infrastructure in Californias Capital City

IBM Tivoli software manages the maintenance of equipment and facilities for the Sacramento Area Sewer District, including more than 400,000 assets in the system, such as 98 pump stations; 3,000 miles of mainlines; 1,300 miles of lower laterals; and 279,000 service connections.

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A look at IBM Tivoli software at work in Sacramento

IBM Tivoli software manages the maintenance of equipment and facilities for the Sacramento Area Sewer District, including more than 400,000 assets in the system, such as 98 pump stations; 3,000 miles of mainlines; 1,300 miles of lower laterals; and 279,000 service connections.

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Chesapeake Brine Snow Removal

IBM Tivoli software manages the maintenance of equipment and facilities for the Chesapeake Public Works Department, including the people and trucks using brine for snow removal at the Chesapeake Expressway Toll Plaza.

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Chesapeake Paving

IBM helps the City of Chesapeake keep an inventory and maintenance schedule for more than 2,081 lane miles on city streets, 2,700 miles of open ditch, and more than 1,100 miles of underground pipe.

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Chesapeake Debris Removal

IBM technology helps the City of Chesapeake maintain an inventory of road projects and equipment that allows resources to be dispatched more efficiently during inclement weather and post storm cleanup.

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Chesapeake Traffic Signal

The City of Chesapeake uses IBM Tivoli software to determine performance of equipment based on life expectancy and issue work orders to update equipment before it breaks.

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Chesapeake Fire Department

The City of Chesapeake Fire Department uses IBM Tivoli software to manage the performance and upkeep of trucks, engines, vehicles and all their related equipment, ensuring that vehicles are in top performing condition and ready to perform emergency services.

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Chesapeake Economic Development Department

This is a photo of the Economic Development Department, City of Chesapeake, Virginia.

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IBM helps San Francisco manage water pollution

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is using IBM Tivoli software to help reduce pollution in the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The SFPUC, which treats an average of 80-90 million gallons of wastewater per day during dry weather and up to 370 million gallons of combined wastewater and storm runoff per day during the rainy season, is using the IBM software to develop smarter management of the city's 1,000 miles of sewer system and three treatment facilities.

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