Get Flat and Fast to Compete

Minimize information sprawl to focus on the customer needs that drive your key metric: sales. Enterprise digitization, often called the “paperless company,” has been pushing decision-making to the edge for years. By leveraging cloud-based tools and mobile apps, companies can empower front-line staff with access to the information needed to make quick decisions. This flattens the organizational need for intermediate…

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AWS data center concrete specs surpass 20,000 tCO2e savings

Amazon Web Services Director of Sustainability Chris Walker cites savings of 22,000-plus tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) in 2023 across 27 data center construction material schedules, owing to specification of lower carbon concrete and steel where possible. Coupled with the tCO2e metric, AWS continuously evaluates design criteria with an eye to streamlining material requirements “for everything from server racks…

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Interoperability: The Digital Mindset

Application programming interfaces and the API ecosystem explained. What if you could reconfigure your business processes to be faster and less costly by easily offering new products and services from emerging providers … and offloading your non-core competencies to outside providers? What if, in the competitive market you are in, you could bind your customer to your products and services…

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Mix specs lead off tech giants’ data center carbon calculation

Sources: Infrastructure Masons, Beaverton, Ore.; CP staff iMasons Climate Accord Hyperscale members Amazon Web Services, Google, Meta Platforms and Microsoft have penned an open letter, Greener Concrete for Data Centers, imploring their industry to work together to a) Deliver a technology roadmap to decarbonize concrete; b) Set standard carbon dioxide emissions measurement baselines to measure against; c) Drive transparency through Environmental…

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Holcim ECOPact series mixes conform to Amazon Web Services data center specs

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has approved ECOPact brand mixes for northern Virginia data centers—facilities whose electrical and mechanical infrastructure typically spells inordinate concrete mass. Holcim US ready mixed operations design ECOPact orders with cementitious material blends, optimizing portland cement dosages and lowering concrete slabs and structures’ embodied carbon levels. A new AWS standard for U.S. data centers calls for mix…

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