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IBM Global Commuter Pain Study Reveals Traffic Crisis in Key International Cities

8,192 motorists in 20 cities on six continents surveyed
Overall, traffic has gotten worse in the past three years
Armonk, NY – 30 Jun 2010:
– Moscow copes with the two-and-a-half hour traffic jam
– Despite congestion, Beijing drivers report improvement in traffic
– Houston, New York and Los Angeles fare well, relatively speaking
The daily commute in some of the world’s most economically important international cities is longer and more grueling than before imagined, reflecting the failure of transportation infrastructure to keep pace with economic activity, according to IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) first global Commuter Pain study released today.
IBM surveyed 8,192 motorists in 20 cities on six continents, the majority of whom say that traffic has gotten worse in the past …

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IBM Sheds New Light on the Smart Energy Consumer

IBM sheds new light on the smart energy consumer
IBM (NYSE: IBM) Global Business Services today unveiled its new report, “Lighting the Way: Understanding the smart energy consumer,” that shows consumers around the globe are willing to become more involved with managing their energy use.
The study shows while in the short term, changes in customer needs will occur based on personal initiative and income, in the long run, even more radical changes may yet emerge as the Millennial Generation continues to move into adulthood and the energy customer base.
Those respondents age 18 to 34 were most eager for the types of “self-service” and automated energy management that ‘smart’ metering and smart grids will bring. Precisely at …

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