“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about smart grid technology.
1.) RIM CEO: Health care, smart-grid markets interested in BB10. The struggling company is also looking into renting its BlackBerry network to businesses looking for their own secure connection, its CEO says.
2.) Versant, NoSQL, and the smart grid Big Data challenge. Could object-oriented data management have prevented the 2003 Northeast Blackout?
3.) What soap and the smart grid have in common. Organizations that support smart grid roll-outs have simply not demonstrated that their efforts will benefit the causes that consumers support. So what to do? Look to the guys that make soap.
4.) Mitsui flicks switch on latest smart grid investment. IT and engineering giant Mitsui & Co has this week announced it is to invest $15m in U.S.-based energy demand management specialist Viridity Energy as part of its on-going push into the global smart grid market.
5.) Smart grid to resolve industrial power woes. Frequent power failures and voltage problems faced by industries in the state might soon become a thing of the past as the Union power ministry has decided to introduce smart grid project for industrial consumers in Kerala on a pilot basis.