impact of weather

Can the Internet of Things save New Orleans from flooding?

Written by Jen Clark and Sarah Dudley | August 16, 2017 | Asset Management

Following weeks of uninterrupted rainfall, a five-hour downpour on top of already saturated streets led to extensive flooding in New Orleans last Saturday. While it is widely held that a weather event of this magnitude would have overwhelmed even a pump system in perfect working order, the city’s aged and out-of-action pumps and turbine generators ...read more


How weather impacts field workforce management

Written by Franklin Morris | December 5, 2016 | Blog

The effect of weather on business can’t be overstated. Weather has a $500B impact on the U.S. economy alone – accounting for nearly 80% of all electric grid disruptions and 70% of all flight delays. According to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, severe weather leads to production delays, higher operating costs and temporary ...read more


Incorporating weather data into IoT is a game changer

Written by Franklin Morris | November 16, 2016 | Environment

Weather has long been a source of headaches for businesses across all industries. Extreme conditions can cause power outages and supply shortages, leading to production delays. Changing resource availability, due to a blizzard or hurricane, will often raise operating costs. Severe storms shut down facilities, interrupt communications, transportation and power systems. And let’s not forget ...read more


You can’t control the weather, but you can control how it impacts your business

Written by Jim Crosskey | August 22, 2016 | Environment

Weather affects your businesses in a number of ways that normally fly under the radar, including its impact on the assets you manage. Take the example of a single rail car. It may be designed to operate in conditions under 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The likelihood of failure increases depending on how many days it has ...read more