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IBM Video Explores How to Build a Smarter Utility System


ARMONK, NY - 24 Nov 2008: A new video from IBM today (NYSE: IBM) discusses the challenges -- and opportunities -- for creating a smarter utility system. The video, featured on the blog, Building a smarter planet, illustrates how adding intelligence to the utility system will help match supply with demand, and dramatically increase its efficiency.

Also on the blog today is a conversation with Ron Ambrosio, IBM's global research leader for the energy & utilities industry, discussing practical ways consumers, utility companies and governments can work together to create a smart utility system. These ideas include:

The systems that make the world work, including healthcare, food, traffic, energy, water and financial systems, are all in need of dramatic change. The Building a smarter planet blog is aimed at discussing some of these problems and potential solutions for addressing them. To receive updates on future conversations, videos and podcasts, subscribe to the blog's RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ASmarterPlanet.

For more background and resources on IBM's agenda to build a smarter planet, visit ibm.com.

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Tim Washer
IBM Communications
(914) 499-6532
twasher@us.ibm.com

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