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Maximize Safety, Sustainability and Productivity by Turning Unplanned Downtime Into Planned Downtime


Unplanned downtime has wide-ranging impacts that affect more than just a plant's productivity and profitability. Forced shutdowns also have a major impact on plant and personnel safety, as well as greenhouse gas emissions and environmental compliance. But what if you could actually plan for downtime? In this paper, learn how advances in machine learning and predictive analytics are eliminating the surprise of unplanned downtime--enabling companies to minimize the most dangerous conditions, reduce the amount of gases released into the environment, and improve productivity and profitability.

Branch Out: Making the Most of Your Downtime on a Business Trip


When you book a room with La Quinta Inns & Suites, your next business trip won't have to be all work and no play. Take advantage of your downtime by doing something you enjoy. Our infographic will help you find the perfect way to make the most out of your time away.

Some Indiana Businesses Used Shutdown's Downtime to Remodel

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"We've been fortunate to have been awarded some grant money to allow us to do this work during the shutdown," said Kevin Burkett, CEO and president of the nonprofit State Theatre Preservation Society (STPS). "The change is pretty dramatic. Everything is so clean and polished. We even added video monitors for a digital menu display and to show previews of upcoming shows."

Newcrest Mining leverages Azure IoT & data science to cut downtime


By using an Azure-based IoT solution to make good use of data and push AI workloads to the edge, Newcrest can optimise operational performance and enable predictive maintenance--reducing unplanned downtime and delivering quantifiable financial value.

Why Your Website Needs a Crash Plan


It's all well and good choosing the right host for your online ventures, but that's not all that's needed to ensure your website is always available to you and your clients. Sometimes, even the best hosting providers out there have unexpected problems or planned maintenance to improve overall services, so it's up to you to ensure your website is safe. One of the ways of doing this is to implement a crash plan, and the points below will give you a few ideas as to why you need one. Website Monitoring You have to remember that web hosting providers often have hundreds if not thousands of customers on one dedicated server. This means that they can't monitor websites single-handedly, so you'll need to implement some website monitoring practices so you know your website is safe.