Projects FPS launches warehouse and 3PL operations

first_imgLocated in the commercial area of the Port of Colombo, the new Projects FPS facility will provide a full third-party logistics service including labelling, packing, storage, inventory management and nationwide distribution.Within the facility, Projects FPS will also provide full offsite document storage and management including archiving, retrieval, transportation and secure destruction. This is designed to appeal to the many companies for whom properly-managed remote document storage is now a legal requirement.All activities in the Projects FPS facility are controlled by a custom-designed warehouse data management system that will enable customers to view their goods inventory or document movement history online. The facility has a comprehensive range of handling equipment and purpose-designed modern racking systems.Says Shanaka Lansakara, senior manager Warehousing and 3PL Logistic Services: “Our new 3PL facility is an important addition to our capabilities, completing our logistics offerings, and enabling us to become an integral link in our customers’ total supply chains.”The document management service will help our customers manage growing quantities of documents and data, and comply with legislation, while fully supporting their need to maintain information security at all times.” read more

Barbadian promoters join hands to raise funds for Dominica

first_img 674 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNewsRegional Barbadian promoters join hands to raise funds for Dominica by: – September 13, 2015center_img More than 30 Barbadian event promoters and brands are standing together under the common banner “Barbados Cares” in a national effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster relief and recovery efforts in the storm-ravaged island of Dominica.This was revealed at a Press Conference Thursday in Bridgetown, which started with Damien Sorhaindo, a member of the Dominica Association of Barbados, bringing reporters up to date on the true extent of the disaster with a graphic audio-visual presentation.The group revealed that its fund-raising efforts had already been initiated with the setting up of a Royal Bank of Canada account (Account # 5306311) designated “Barbados Cares” to which members of the public can make monetary contributions.A weekend of activities designed to raise thousands of dollars, starts on Friday, September 25 with a cooler beach party at the Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill from 8pm to 2am, continues the following day with a Cooler cruise on the Jolly Roger from 12pm to 4pm and ends on the Sunday with a fun walk/run/ride for all ages and abilities from 6am to 9am starting at the Esplanade on Bay Street and ending at the Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill.It was also revealed that the Barbados Cares’ immediate goal is to raise enough money, by way of corporate and general public contributions, to provide Dominica with twelve 1,000-gallon water tanks costing roughly US$9,000 to help alleviate the distress in communities, especially schools, where there is still no pipe-borne water.The Barbados Cares’ members said they were in constant communication with Disaster and Government officials on the ground in Dominica and the latter’s recommendations would determine which areas of the recovery effort would benefit from all the funds that are eventually raised.It was also noted that the response to the appeal so far has been amazing, with corporate Barbados, the general public, government departments and suppliers already contributing or pledging their money, time, resources and services to the relief effort.For more information, please send an email to [email protected] Share Sharelast_img read more

New Let It Glow Tree Display to Debut at Downtown Disney

first_imgShare This!Brand new for this year’s holiday season at the Downtown Disney District in the Disneyland Resort is a new eclectic light display! This new display is called “Let It Glow” and will feature bright, bold, colorful trees that will debut on November 22.This vibrant showcase features 200 UV glow trees and a distinctive new seasonal look for both day and night. The solid-colored trees will feature fluorescent shades of blue, green, yellow, orange and pink and will vary in size, with the tallest measuring approximately 15 feet, and the smallest at four feet.Unlike traditional Christmas trees, there won’t be ornaments adorning these trees. There will be more than 70 glow rings that adorn the ficus trees throughout Downtown Disney District however, adding to the neon elements at night.More than 10,000 individual plants and 30 topiaries will live around the trees to further enhance the planters, complemented by 24 hanging baskets filled with poinsettias, cyclamen and dusty miller.The “Let it Glow” display will be available through January 5, 2020.last_img read more

Moving from Reactive to Predictive Analytics

first_imgIn legacy IT landscapes, information is frequently siloed horizontally across business units or vertically by function. Critical data may reside in legacy IT systems, a data warehouse, or systems that are outside the corporate data center. This mix of data may be in structured, semi-structured, or unstructured formats.For analytics purposes, operational data is typically replicated, reformatted, merged, and aggregated multiple times before initial analysis can take place. Depending on the data in question, this process might require hours, days, or weeks. This all adds up to a delay in drawing insights from the data.By the time the data gets analyzed, its relevance has decreased and its costs have increased. Any actions taken on the insights gained though analytics will tend to be reactive rather than proactive. This puts the business in a state where it is continually looking back at what happened in the past rather than looking forward to predict what is likely to happen in the future. This high latency from event to insight is an unsustainable state of affairs. For businesses to compete effectively in today’s fast-moving, digitally driven marketplaces, they need to reduce the latency of the environment to just hours, minutes, or even seconds, and they need to focus more on predicting what lies ahead rather than reacting to what happened days, weeks, or months ago.Here’s a case in point. A fast-growing company called FarmLogs is using real-time analytics to help growers leverage data collected by sensors in the field to increase crop production. With the ability to see current soil conditions, precipitation levels, and other field measurements, along with analysis of that data, farmers can adjust resources on any given day or moment – Get the full story at Data Science Technology Seeds Smarter Farming.While this new imperative to shift to predictive analytics is a challenge for CIOs and IT departments, it is also an opportunity. It presents an ideal time for companies to get started on the path of transformation to new, data-driven business models.And this is where we return to the software-defined infrastructure (SDI) story. SDI enables the movement from reactive to predictive analytics by providing a flexible and adaptive environment that allows you to deploy infrastructure on demand, and then deploy analytics on top of the software-defined foundation. This IT agility positions your organization to take advantage of new data as it comes in—which is often your most valuable data. It gives you access to the resources you need, when you need them, and where you need them.SDI is an ideal complement to technologies like Hadoop, which allows you to combine diverse datasets and run queries and reports in real time, and in-memory analytics, which moves data closer to the processors. Capabilities like these accelerate time to insight with big data, and help you make predictive analytics a reality.But, of course, the world won’t stop there. As we move from reactive to predictive analytics, we need to keep our eyes on the road ahead, and the follow-on destination: prescriptive analytics. I will take up that topic in a future post.In the meantime, for a closer look at some of the exciting ways people are using data analytics to accelerate time to insight, visit the Intel New Center of Possibility site.last_img read more

Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 benchmark scores leaked ahead of launch

first_imgAhead of its purported January 15 launch, the alleged Xiaomi Mi4 successor (tipped as the Mi5) is in news yet again, only this time round things have turned out clearer with regard to what’s in store. A new report (via PhoneArena) has now tipped some rare images of the alleged Xiaomi Mi5.Going by the purported images, the alleged Mi5 doesn’t look all that different from its predecessor. However, the bigger picture here is that the alleged images show the rumoured Mi5 running some kind of benchmark app, quite possibly AnTuTu. The images thereon reveal the benchmark score of the alleged Mi5 and are pretty good one at that.Reportedly, one of the leaked images shows the device scoring an impressive 46,866 benchmark score. Meanwhile, another leaked image goes on to depict a benchmark chart where the alleged Mi5 is seen placed higher than biggies such as the OnePlus One, HTC One (M8), Xiaomi Mi 4 and Mi 3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Google Nexus 5, and the LG G3; according to the report. Now that’s saying a lot about the device, and if things do turn out this way, the alleged Xiaomi Mi5 may be one big powerhouse of a device.That’s not all, one of the leaked images allegedly shows the device running a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC. Meanwhile, one image reportedly shows a dual-LED flash alongside the rear camera.On the downside, the alleged Mi5 is seen sporting an all plastic frame unlike the Mi4 that sports metal.  The Chinese tech start-up is expected to launch not one but two new devices at its January 15 event to be held at the National Conference Center in Beijing.advertisementlast_img read more

Samudera Indonesia Entrusts Rickmers with 2 Bulkers

first_imgzoom Samudera Indonesia has appointed Rickmers Shipmanagement, part of Rickmers Group, as the new technical manager of two Supramax bulk carriers including their crewing. Samudera Indonesia currently owns three dry bulk carriers, the 57,700 dwt Sinar Kutai and Sinar Kapuas, both built in 2011, and the 1998-built, 8,911 dwt Sinai Kudus.Rickmers Group CEO Dr Ignace Van Meenen said: “Our shipmanagement approach is based on a particularly high level of transparency ensured by extensive technical, financial and operational reporting, and supported by our focus on energy efficiency and performance monitoring. This approach provides our customers with immediate benefits and has been independently confirmed by our positive rating by RightShip of 4.7 out of 5 possible points.”The Rickmers Group has recently also won Westfal-Larsen as a new customer, adding 16 ships to its fleet under management which now numbers 115 vessels.PT Samudera Shipping Services, part of Samudera Indonesia, provides services to the industrial shipping segment, especially to the liquid chemical industry, oil and gas and bulk cargo (liquid petrochemical, petroleum and bulk shipping).Apart from bulk carriers and oil and chemical tankers, Samudera Indonesia owns container vessels, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tankers and offshore support vessels.last_img read more