Keeping cool with cloud

(Note: This article is a repost from IBM Cloud Stories)

Ambi Labs launches a cognitive climate-control offering powered by IBM Cloud technology

In the midst of a humid Hong Kong summer, Ambi Labs founder Julian Lee faced a dilemma.

“I have a 15-year-old husky, and if it’s too warm, he’ll bark,” says Lee. “So the conflict was do I keep on the air conditioning all the time and feel like I’m wasting a lot of energy, or do I worry about my dog suffering in the heat while I’m away?”

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天有可測之風雲?

(原文於2015年11月24日在香港經濟日報刊登)

網民對男女關係的詮釋,偶有神來之筆。其中一個有趣論調:天氣像女人般善變,天氣預測像男人般不可靠。

天氣善變人所共知;但在科技的協助下,天氣預測及相關數據分析已漸變得可靠。

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Sunny with a chance of pastries: How everyday weather affects retail

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Weather plays a significant role in changing the behavior patterns of customers in various industries. Be it a sunny morning or a rainy evening, in some way or the other it’s affecting your business. Retailers are using weather data to get a better handle on what to stock, how their customers buy and how to optimally staff their stores. The Weather Company and IBM have come together to build a highly sophisticated way to understand and take action on the impact of weather on industries. Learn how weather means business for your industry.

(Source: IBMBigDataHub)

「天氣不似預期」成絕唱? 智慧城市遮風擋雨

(原文於2013年8月14日於主場新聞網站發表)

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熱帶風暴「尤特」本周襲港,原來這是過去十多年第三個同名颱風,01年及07年的「尤特」,均為香港及鄰近地區帶來人命傷亡及重大財物破壞。天氣不似預期,往往令人防不勝防,但藉著大數據的應用,天有不測風雲的講法,已漸漸落伍。

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