|By Marketwired .||
|May 5, 2014 05:06 PM EDT||
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Busy lives can mean some things get a lower priority than they should - like keeping your car clean. EasyPark has a sustainable and convenient answer for motorists coming into downtown Vancouver: a premium car wash service at its Pacific Centre underground lot.
For an additional $25, customers can have their car washed while they go about their errands, with the "waterless" car wash system developed by Vancouver-based Eco-Service. This latest EasyPark offering, which launched May 1st, is a direct result of EasyPark's participation in the City of Vancouver's Climate Smart program, which it joined in fall of 2013.
According to the commercial car wash industry, an average car wash - whether in a commercial facility or on your own - can consume as much as 120 litres of water(1). Eco-Service's system conserves this precious resource by using a proprietary mixture of biodegradable solutions to emulsify all dirt and grime, which are then lifted off with a soft microfibre cloth. The process takes about 20 minutes (depending on the size of the car) and leaves the car virtually spotless, bumper-to-bumper, from roof rack to tire rims. The Eco-Service process also significantly reduces another harmful effect of conventional car-washing: water polluted with grime and detergent re-entering the environment.
"With the FlexPass, which we introduced in December, and the parking app for Apple and Android devices we brought in in 2011, this is one more way that we make parking easier," says EasyPark CEO Nigel Bullers, noting that plans are in the works to offer the service at more EasyPark facilities. "When people have to drive downtown, they need a convenient place to park, and they also don't want to waste energy, fuel and time driving someplace else to get their car cleaned. This new partnership with Eco-Service solves that problem and we look forward to offering it at more of our facilities."
"It takes innovative and forward-thinking companies like EasyPark to make our Vision a reality," adds William Tang, President of Eco-Service. "Our partnership allows us to spread the word on the importance of conserving water by offering a convenient and smart alternative to traditional car wash systems."
"Cadillac Fairview, which owns and manages Pacific Centre, is thrilled that their customers are able to take advantage of this new green car washing service while they shop," says Ultan Kampff, General Manager, Pacific Centre and HSBC Building. "This exciting initiative is in line with our own corporate GREEN AT WORK(TM) sustainability strategy."
Founded in 1947, EasyPark has one mission: "make parking easy". Our mandate is to provide safe, convenient and affordable parking.
EasyPark currently operates 59 parking facilities in Vancouver and British Columbia under the EasyPark brand. In 2013, EasyPark launched the FlexPass, a stored-value card (also available as a smartphone app), that allows the user to park for a discount on the regular rate; EasyPark also launched the first parking app for Apple and Android markets. Search for it under "easypark parking" in app stores online, or visit www.easypark.ca/easypark-lots/mobile-parking-app.aspx.
Vancouver-based Eco-Service was founded in 2010 and is now Canada's leader in mobile waterless car wash techology. Through the end of 2013, Eco-Service has saved over 2.2 million litres of water that would otherwise have not only been used, but contaminated with dirt and detergent before returning to the environment. Local business clients include Zipcar, Pacific Blue Cross and now EasyPark, and Eco-Service continues to grow throughout the Pacific Northwest. For more information, please visit www.eco-service.ca.
(1) Source: "Water Use in the Professional Car Wash Industry," 2002, published on California Urban Water Conservation Council website.
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Arch...
Jul. 30, 2015 07:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,390
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducte...
Jul. 30, 2015 07:15 PM EDT Reads: 295
Providing the needed data for application development and testing is a huge headache for most organizations. The problems are often the same across companies - speed, quality, cost, and control. Provisioning data can take days or weeks, every time a refresh is required. Using dummy data leads to quality problems. Creating physical copies of large data sets and sending them to distributed teams of developers eats up expensive storage and bandwidth resources. And, all of these copies proliferating...
Jul. 30, 2015 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 882
Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence.
Jul. 30, 2015 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,797
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
Jul. 30, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,085
Public Cloud IaaS started its life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in adop...
Jul. 30, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,197
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jul. 30, 2015 03:45 PM EDT Reads: 444
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage co...
Jul. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,735
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
Jul. 30, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 483
MuleSoft has announced the findings of its 2015 Connectivity Benchmark Report on the adoption and business impact of APIs. The findings suggest traditional businesses are quickly evolving into "composable enterprises" built out of hundreds of connected software services, applications and devices. Most are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) and microservices technologies like Docker. A majority are integrating wearables, like smart watches, and more than half plan to generate revenue with ...
Jul. 30, 2015 02:30 PM EDT
The Cloud industry has moved from being more than just being able to provide infrastructure and management services on the Cloud. Enter a new era of Cloud computing where monetization’s services through the Cloud are an essential piece of strategy to feed your organizations bottom-line, your revenue and Profitability. In their session at 16th Cloud Expo, Ermanno Bonifazi, CEO & Founder of Solgenia, and Ian Khan, Global Strategic Positioning & Brand Manager at Solgenia, discussed how to easily o...
Jul. 30, 2015 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 374
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
Jul. 30, 2015 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 260
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
Jul. 30, 2015 01:30 PM EDT
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. The DevOps approach is a way to increase business agility through collaboration, communication, and integration across different teams in the IT organization. In his session at DevOps Summit, Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist for the Western US at Red Hat, will discuss: The acceleration of application delivery for the business with DevOps
Jul. 30, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,113
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Opening Keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, S...
Jul. 30, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,047