Smarter2030 report predicts that ICT can help reduce global carbon emissions by 20% in 2030, and provides excellent opportunity for Fujitsu to influence global sustainability thinking and showcase our solutions
The GeSI[i] SMARTer2030 Report – ‘ICT Solutions for 21st Century Challenges’ – was launched on 9 June in parallel with the UNFCCC[ii] negotiations that lead to the critical COP21[iii] climate change conference to be held in Paris at the end of the year. This study assesses in unprecedented depth the potential for ICT to enable a range of sustainability benefits by 2030, focusing on carbon emissions reductions, but also looks at other societal and economic benefits. Eight specific sectors (e.g. manufacturing, agriculture, energy, health,), and nine diverse countries (e.g. China, Brazil, UK, Australia), are examined in detail, and findings extrapolated to calculate global projections.
Key findings are that ICT by 2030:
- Can enable a 20% reduction in global carbon emissions, holding emissions at 2015 levels.
- Will reduce its own emissions in absolute terms
- Offers significant other societal benefits in addition to reducing carbon emissions, e.g. better healthcare, less pollution, 30% increase in crop yields, save 300 trillion litres of water per year
- Could generate over $11 trillion in economic benefits per year
- ICT will connect 2.5 billion extra people to the “knowledge economy”
Fujitsu is one of the Gold Sponsors of this exciting and important report, and has been actively engaged in its production, mainly through Andy Lewis. The report includes many customer case studies illustrating real-life examples of how ICT can bring sustainability benefits, including from Fujitsu (researched and provided by Hiroko Ioka of Corporate Environmental Strategy Unit). For example, in the Smart Energy sector Fujitsu have developed the Enetune-BEMS cloud-based energy management system, which centralizes information on public energy use, and provides in local authorities with enhanced ability to implement energy saving measures, limit power consumption during peak periods and reduce CO2e emissions through energy savings.
In the Smart Manufacturing sector, we have the Fujitsu Virtual Product Simulator, which allows manufacturing companies to create virtual prototypes of their products, machines or other items instead of having to physically manufacture them. By detecting 50-80% of design errors, shortening the development period and associated costs by 50%, FJVPS can greatly reduce resources required in product development, and can reduce carbon emissions by 30%.
Smarter2030 also included two case studies of use of the Fujitsu Akisai agricultural cloud, which supports farmers by making the farming environment and production processes more visible through ICT. Using sensors and cloud technology, Fujitsu’s Akisai, can help resolve global-scale food shortages and improve efficiency and resilience in the agricultural sector.
Report can be read at http://smarter2030.gesi.org/
[i] Global e-Sustainability Initiative, a highly respected international association contributing to the achievement of the low-carbon economy through responsible, ICT-enabled transformation.
[ii] United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
[iii] Conference of the Parties #21
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Fujitsu has announced a number of successes for its server evaluation program for Fujitsu M10 systems, allowing customers to experience the high-performance server in their own datacenter. The Brussels Airport Company in Belgium benefitted from the no cost evaluation program. “The Fujitsu M10 loaner program helped to convince us that it was the right decision to take the big step to new Fujitsu M10 server hardware for our most critical operational system at Brussels Airport. The loaner system allowed us to pre-test the migration, enabling us to quickly put M10 servers into place without losing valuable time,” said Pol De Busschere, Datacenter Manager at the Brussels Airport Company.
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Highlights of the program:
- Customers are able to specify the exact configuration.
- Loaner systems are delivered to the customer site.
- Loaner systems are provided at no charge.
- Loaner systems are available for up to two months.
The Fujitsu M10 loaner pool includes the compact yet powerful M10-1 and the modular and highly scalable M10-4S systems, both with SPARC64 X+ processors. The newly released Fujitsu M10-1 with the 3.7GHz SPARC64 X+ (max 8 cores) processor is also available. All Fujitsu M10 servers offer flexible CPU core, memory and I/O configurations, and so do the Fujitsu M10 loaner systems. Systems can be configured with the exact number of cores and memory capacity needed, and a wide range of Oracle PCI-Express cards are available.
There is a simple loaner approval process and agreement form required as part of the server evaluation program. Please contact your sales rep to take advantage of this excellent opportunity, or contact M10_Force@us.fujitsu.com. The Fujitsu M10 loaner program has demonstrated its value by proving the systems innovative technologies and world record performance to customers around the world. Take one for a test drive today.
Heavy rain and snowfall easily overburden drainage and sewer networks in cities. A new solution is helping municipalities to prevent water damage.
It may not be something we frequently consider, but disruptions to the sewer network can create major problems in any large city. ICT plays a key role in the management of this, often invisible, infrastructure. Fujitsu has developed a new technology which is capable, at a very low cost, of alerting to the risk of the system becoming overburdened due to heavy precipitation. The early warning will help prevent damage in many urban areas when significant rain or snowfall is experienced suddenly.
Many cities have fallen victim to damage caused by precipitation in recent years. The focus is increasingly placed on ICT solutions to improve how these situations are managed. For instance, water levels in manholes can be monitored in real time, allowing administrators sufficient time to take action. However, this is where the operation hits a wall, with high costs for installation and maintenance of a comprehensive network of sensors and other equipment representing a hindrance.
From the continuous need for replacement batteries to the costs for the many sensors, circuits, and wireless connections: until now, an ICT system of this sort proved far too expensive. However, Fujitsu Laboratories now offers a real solution in a newly developed technology. This technology calculates precisely where, and in how many locations sensors are actually required. This is based on an analysis of the time taken for the water to flow from one place to another, taking into account the design of the sewers and the characteristics of the terrain.
The result of the new technology developed by Fujitsu Laboratories is that only a fifth of the number of sensors are now required. But that’s not the only thing. Fujitsu Laboratories also developed a technology that performs calculations more efficiently, as well as a connected technology capable of reducing energy consumption by around 70%. All of this, without impacting on precision. This makes it possible to utilize solar or other renewable energy sources. Operational costs of an ICT system that combats the risk of flooding are easily 90 percent lower than before.
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Congrats to everyone who contributed to a very inspiring and insightful „Co-Innovation in Action“ event hosted by SAP in its Co-Innovation Lab at Palo Alto. SAP and Fujitsu executives took the chance to see great demos of latest Fujitsu innovations and to further discuss how to leverage these to provide joint customers with innovative solutions to improve business processes and help exploit IOT technologies.
Stimulating, impressive and even highly entertaining: The demo of Fujitsu teraSpection showed how this radically new solution simplifies the visual inspection and documentation of structures and equipment, allowing new and highly efficient ways of machine and plant maintenance by capturing data e.g. by helmet cameras
With GlobeRanger Fujitsu made clear how sophisticated RFID has already become – collecting and analyzing all kinds of sensor details for simple development and management of ground breaking mobile and sensor-based solutions.
But besides all the enthusiasm about exciting opportunities for new joint IoT solutions another very serious topic has not been missed out: Data security! With Fujitsu PalmSecure bioLock SAP customers can rely on a unique biometric fraud prevention solution which is now also compliant with SAP HANA. A great step forward towards more protection of any sensitive data or mission-critical information that would be of value if stolen.
Thanks to SAP for hosting this great event. We are convinced that the more we bring our innovations and skills together, the more we will enable joint customers to simplify, innovate and grow.
The successful SELECT Circle Japan Incentive ran for second consecutive year offering our top value channel partners a trip of a lifetime! The winners of the incentive were invited to visit Fujitsu Forum that took place in May 14-15 at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan.
This year’s Fujitsu Forum was all about “Human Centric Innovation in Action”. And that motto really came to live in the big Fujitsu Forum exhibition. Our Japanese colleagues did their utmost to display as many “tangible” proof points of our innovation capabilities as possible – all focused on how the human interacts with the digital world. From augmented reality to agriculture – from the Internet of things to traffic control.
The winning partners came from Belgium, Russia, France, Netherlands and Germany and were accompanied to their trip to Japan by Veerle Limbos, Vice President of Global Channel Business, and Michael Homborg (aka Hommel) responsible of the SELECT Circle program.
The international group was impressed not only by Fujitsu products and solutions, but by Fujitsu’s Japanese hospitality and philosophy. Apart from the Fujitsu Forum the group visited the very latest built Yokohama Cloud Datacenter and took part in the NetCommunity Tour – our special Fujitsu Demo-Center where we showcase our technical innovations with a hands-on experience.
The week ended up with a yet another inevitable Japanese cultural innovation – a cheerful night in a special karaoke event that nobody will forget!