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i2O extends global sales force reach with eight hires in six months

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that it has completed a major investment in new talent and a tripling in the size of its global sales force since the beginning of the year. New i2O sales and client support staff are now in place in Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North America.

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The S in SCADA isn't for Secure

The S in SCADA stands for Supervisory, not Secure. An article in the Harvard Business Review entitled “Smart Cities Are Going to Be a Security Nightmare” points out that SCADA systems are particularly susceptible to frequent hacks due to poor security protocols, and a lack of cryptographic security and authentication factors. This is largely because the software dates from the last century.

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i2O ships 15,000th smart data logger

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that it has shipped its 15,000th data logger. The device, built by i2O engineers at its assembly centre in Woolston, Southampton, has been shipped to Chile in a batch of loggers that will be used to monitor water pressure and flow in one of the country’s large urban water networks.

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Drought: act now before it's too late

Droughts are occurring more frequently. Because populations are increasing and urbanising, the impact of drought on agriculture and people could be devastating. Major cities could run out of water and the resulting unrest could create civil strife, mass migration, and conflict.

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That sinking feeling

Sinkholes make great pictures. There’s something unsettling about the idea of the ground opening up and swallowing houses, cars, even people.

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Water crisis

Let’s google “water crisis” in the news and see whether i2O’s list of challenges measures up (recognising that there is a skew to English language reporting).

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i2O appoints Silvia King to expand into the US

i2O, the smart water network solutions company, today announced that it has appointed Silvia King, an experienced business consultant and utility sector executive, to establish its presence in the US.

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It makes you WannaCry

The rapid global spread of ransomware WannaCry at the end of last week should have made everyone think hard about security.

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Drought and about

California’s drought may be over for now but they’re heading into summer and California’s rain levels vary more than anywhere else in the United States. By 40 to 50% in either direction compared with eastern states which fluctuate by only 10%. So the outlook isn’t rosy.

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More extreme weather events

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that February 2017, December 2016 – February 2017, and 2017 year-to-date are the 2nd warmest in the 1880-2017 records.  The previous year stays in 1st place.

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