Ecolab partners up with Microsoft to use technology in tackling water shortages
Ecolab has teamed up with Microsoft (opens in new tab) to utilize the latter's technological platform to apply cutting-edge software in aiding industries tackle water scarcity. In a world where we're experiencing an increase in demand for water that threatens shortages and droughts, it's more important than ever to tackle waste and excessive consumption of the valuable and finite resource.
Christophe Beck, president of Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, commented on the new partnership:
Companies will be assisted in tackling water usage, notably businesses in energy, agriculture, food, manufacturing and hospitality. The aim is to have these companies achieve net-zero water usage. Nalco Water is working on ways to effectively monitor and control industrial processes and ensure everything is fully automated when issues arise.
By the end of 2016, the collaboration between Microsoft and Ecolabs will see a suite of comprehensive solutions that will wield together monitoring and control for companies, allowing those who need to make the decisions see data and those who need to carry out necessary work have all required access and background info.
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Okay this is great news that Ecolab has partnered up. Now I'm really interested if that means we're getting IOT devices that are powered with W10 (from Ecolab)