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an airtight and insect-proof container used to store agricultural products and to make ensilage. May be made of concrete, rarely of brick, or of glass-lined steel or be a hole dug in the ground, or two parallel barricades lined with plastic. Those used for grain storage need only to be insect-proof and airtight. Those used for ensilage making need also to be resistant to the corrosive effect of the acids produced during anaerobic fermentation. See also ensilage.

silo gas
nitrogen dioxide.
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The transition from data silos to the 360-degree customer view will require time and input from key executives and each business team.
The white paper reviews steps marketers can take to break through data silos and shows how companies that have overcome data and messaging silos are likely to experience higher optimization and better results in specific areas of customer engagement, including customer capture rate, email prioritization, cross-channel integration, and customized messaging based on past purchase behavior.
The findings of Radar Ecosystem Specialists AB are published in the whitepaper "The impact of data silos on IT planning".
It is stated that, Data silos are a common complaint of the produce industry as information from one application is difficult to transport and share with the next vendor and application along the supply chain.
They will propose next-phase options that may include hardening of the technical infrastructure, creating interfaces to more data silos, increasing enrollment, sharing infrastructure, and possibly a common account locator service or virtual master patient index (to assure that the records are accurately matched).
A single data source that is always current will replace hundreds of data silos currently in operation throughout the university," says Olsen.
Because Johnson Controls works with 20 different car and truck manufacturers, they knew they had a lot of fragmented data silos and duplicated design effort.
In my experience, the average grocery operator has dozens (and in some cases hundreds) of application and data silos.
1 with the new Series IV options is intended to address enterprisewide data consolidation and reporting issues across single or multi-site and multi-vendor implementations, and to increase productivity and performance while eliminating data silos and reducing expenses.
By minimizing data silos and bringing all of the data required for pipeline integrity under one roof, PIIMS will function as a comprehensive information management system that satisfies the data integration requirements of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002," said Dennis Kooney, project specialist for Con Edison.
Gartner point to the issues of data quality, multiple data silos, unclear data ownership and lack of business involvement as holding back the success of data warehousing.
Liaison's cloud-based approach breaks down the barriers between data silos to tap into the valuable information needed to make better decisions faster.