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Optimize Your Power Loads with Data Center Capacity Management

Installing equipment in a data center without considering its loading and current power as well as its cooling capacity can put stress on an IT system and result in downtime… Read more »

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Key Elements of a Data Center Growth Model

Ask a business leader where his company will be in the future and he’ll be able to articulate expectations about plans for growth. But predicting a company’s future with absolute… Read more »

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4 Keys to Creating an Energy-Efficient Data Center

Electrical inefficiency in data centers results in unnecessary and substantial energy costs, and also raises wider environmental concerns. Most of a data center’s energy is consumed not by IT equipment,… Read more »

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5 Contributors to Data Center Energy Inefficiency

A typical data center is a huge consumer of electricity. But less than half of the electricity actually is used by IT equipment. The majority of a data center’s energy… Read more »

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5 Essential Components of Data Center System Planning

Failing to create a plan for a data center project can be a recipe for disaster. Mistakes made in the planning process can be exacerbated once the project is underway,… Read more »

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4 Potential Drawbacks of Data Center Facility Modules

In a related post (“Save Time and Money with Data Center Facility Modules”), we discussed the many advantages of containerized power and cooling modules – or “facility” modules – in… Read more »

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Success in Data Center Projects Requires Defining These 3 IT Parameters

Perhaps your business is growing and you need to expand your capacity to store data. Or, you’ve decided that your business has tempted fate too long without a backup data… Read more »

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Save Time and Money with Data Center Facility Modules

Adequate power and cooling equipment is critical to the everyday functioning and long-term reliability of a data center. But sometimes enterprises are faced with the need to add more power… Read more »

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3 Common Errors To Avoid When Commissioning a Data Center

Data center commissioning is a process by which an unbiased evaluation can be given regarding the operational prospects of a newly constructed data center. In essence, data center commissioning provides… Read more »

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Proper Planning Includes Preparing for the Unpredictable

No matter how flawless a plan may appear, there is always the potential for unanticipated challenges. Realizing that challenges can crop up – and clearly articulating steps to deal with… Read more »

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Combining Image Capture with Monitoring

I’d been looking around for an article on the relationship between image capture and more conventional measurement and instrumentation. In SCADA systems there have been instances I recall where image… Read more »

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Self-Consume or Export to the Grid?

What to do with photovoltaic renewable energy and why your decision matters. When you, as a facility manager or building owner, decide to reduce the energy consumption and environmental impact… Read more »

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This Is What the Connected Hospital Looks Like

IoT is changing everything. By 2019, it is estimated that 87% of healthcare organizations will have adopted IoT technology. We’ve all seen it in wellness apps and health monitoring, but… Read more »

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Englebart and Bose As We Might Think and hear Mr Mouse..

This last month, July 2013 saw the passing of two great American electrical engineers of our mum’s and dad’s generation. We read obits. about Amar Bose and Doug Engelbart, both pioneers of the development… Read more »

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Smart power management is making healthcare facilities more efficient

A 2016 survey of healthcare executives revealed that financial challenges, government mandates, and patient safety continue to be top concerns. Further, 56% felt they needed to reduce operating costs. This… Read more »

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The Goal of Arc Flash Protection: Safety Standards

When electric current travels through the air and goes where it isn’t supposed to, the result is an arc flash. It can be a violent event as the current jumps… Read more »

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The Best BIM Workflow for Getting the Right Content

As Building Information Modeling (BIM) continues to become the standard methodology for the design and construction of buildings, consulting engineers and contractors are experiencing the key benefits of participating in… Read more »

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Situational Awareness- What’s it all about? Part 1

Billions of dollars have been invested in researching and developing high performance Human Machine Interfaces (HMI‘s) – NASA, the US armed forces, Abnormal Situation Management (ASM) and other consortiums and every vendor… Read more »

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6 Requirements for Cloud-Based Security Management – Part 3 of “Moving to the Cloud”

This is the third blog in a series of three on why and how companies are moving their building security management to the cloud. In my previous blog, I discussed… Read more »

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Reason #3 to Become an EcoXpert: Grow Your Business – And More!

Welcome! You’ve made it to my 3rd blog of this series on the advantages and benefits of becoming an EcoXpert partner. This one is all about business growth. Not ours…. Read more »

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How You Can Optimize Your Maintenance Today with the IoT

Plant operations and maintenance professionals today work in a challenging environment. Operators and engineers across multiple industries are being pushed to reduce maintenance costs, extend the asset lifecycle and increase… Read more »

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Panel builders: cut setup, test, and reporting time by up to 70%

Recent data on the U.S. electrical industry seems to indicate that the growth outlook has improved. Similarly, overall production is rebounding in the European market, thanks largely to growth in… Read more »

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Colocation Providers Are Front and Center in Customer Edge Computing Plans

Pick an IT computing trend and there’s a good chance you’ll find edge computing plays into it in some way, shape or form. Internet of Things requires edge computing to… Read more »

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Medium Voltage Design Basics: Switchgear Introduction

For panel builders, being flexible is crucial. That is certainly true when designing and working with medium voltage (MV) networks, or distribution systems with voltages above 1 kV and up… Read more »

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Assessing Whether You Really Have the Expertise to Successfully Migrate a Data Center

Conducting a data center migration requires having people on your IT staff with deep experience in such a project. By “deep” I mean folks who have been through several data… Read more »

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Top 5 Questions from the “Maximizing Asset Reliability and OEE” Webinar

Dan Miklovic is a Research Fellow with LNS Research; he primarily focuses on industrial operations, asset management, and energy management, with collaborate coverage across the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT),… Read more »

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The Goal of Arc Flash Protection: Safety Standards

When electric current travels through the air and goes where it isn’t supposed to, the result is an arc flash. It can be a violent event as the current jumps… Read more »

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How data center pod frames can shorten IT room deployment time by over 20%

Every day your data center isn’t operational is another day you’re not generating revenue or getting that critical business application online. If you’re a colocation data center, not having the… Read more »

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Power to the people: The human factor in the plant of the future

So you’ve updated your plant with all the latest bells and whistles. Your assets are all smart and connected; you’ve installed the latest technologies; you’re armed with big data and… Read more »

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4 New Technologies Combine to Boost Industrial Production

In light of our exciting collaboration with Microsoft, this post takes a look at four innovative technologies that will ultimately combine to boost industrial production: the IoT, the cloud, artificial… Read more »

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