Monday, 23 November 2009

News Corp chooses Hara

Media conglomerate News Corp. has chosen to deploy the Hara Environmental and Energy Management (Hara EEM) solution to help manage its carbon emissions. The software will provide the central corporate platform for measuring, managing and monitoring the company’s energy and environmental data.

EEM is an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to help monitor and manage environmental impact in energy, water and waste.

As the press release points out; “Hara EEM provides News Corporation with the on-demand capabilities required to confidently manage environmental information, report against multiple global protocols, find cost savings opportunities, track progress and share best practices across worldwide operations”.

Managing carbon emissions is becoming a major task for a global corporation such as News Corp. With multiple stakeholders to address, spreading legislation and even wider reporting requirements its a task that has the potential to escalate out of control without the right solution in place. It’s not just the counting, it’s also the ability to build carbon costs into corporate plans and test alternative scenarios.

This is a spectacular win for Hara, but there are many players out there now fighting for a foothold in the carbon emissions management software (CEMS) market, so it’s going to get very competitive and the number of suppliers will continue to grow.

If you want to know more about CEMS take a look at a new web site provided by Connection Research. It’s a census of all the products on the market and can be found at www.cemsus.com. There is also a (free) detailed report on the market which I can highly recommend – I wrote quite a lot of it! It’s available via the Cemsus portal or on the Connection Research web site.

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