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Demand forecasting in defence has been for the most part, based on past consumption - a bit like driving forward by looking in the rear-view mirror, explains Jeff Pike, Head of Strategy and Marketing for the IFS A&D Centre of Excellence. The result has been costly, often with expensive overstocking, and in a fast moving theatre, 'just too late' or 'just in case' rather than 'just in time'.
Supplier: IFS
As uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems became popular and then indispensable for data centres, users’ expectations were simply focused; they wanted guaranteed and clean power. Today’s business climate is changing this, as it exerts pressure on data centre operators to control rising energy costs and preserve their Green credibility.
Fast internet connections and mobile communication networks are not readily available everywhere. In places where transferring high amounts of data is required, however, the use of satellite communication systems frequently represents the preferable or the only possible option. In this context, in many cases, so-called VSAT systems (Very Small Aperture Terminals) are used which are operated on the Ku-band.
Supplier: SPINNER GmbH

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