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Is your inbound marketing a “Stage Five Clinger”?

Are you getting deluged with web marketing content that doesn’t relate to your job or interests? I know I am. A case in point, I recently signed up to use… Read more »

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Overcome Mixed-OEM Challenges with Switchgear Modernization

Limited capital budgets require aging power equipment to be maintained for as long as possible. But there’s also an ongoing need for optimal reliability: System downtime costs organizations millions of… Read more »

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New Generation of Sensors Enables IIoT Connection of Previously Unconnectable Assets

For farmers, mining engineers, highway transportation management personnel, operators of underground metro railway systems, waste management firms and utility substation operators, the possibility now exists to reap the benefits of… Read more »

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Healthcare IoT Delivers Data to Save Money and Lives

Imagine the electrical assets in your hospital fitted with sensors that can detect anomalies and less-than-perfect conditions. Imagine one of these sensors is identifying unexplained heat spikes in one of… Read more »

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Dedicated Data Center Science Center Team Educates Customers and Partners to Build Better Data Centers

Those of us who have lived anywhere near a SYMS men’s clothing store can still hear the company’s late CEO Sy Syms saying, “An educated consumer is our best customer.”… Read more »

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Powering the Digital Economy

We live in an age of dramatic change. Urbanization and industrialization are growing in both speed and scale. Concurrently, climate change consequences are occurring faster. Over the next 40 years,… Read more »

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Duke Energy Case Study: Fire Stations, Microgrids and Meters

The meter, known for its predominant usage and dependability over decades, must take a bow. The Schneider Electric meter stars in a production that’s gaining applause wherever it’s incorporated: the… Read more »

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Go Green in the City 2016 Winners Complete Trip Around the World (Part 2)

This is part 2 of our blog series covering the Go Green in the City Winner’s trip.  To read part 1, click here. About Go Green in the City Go… Read more »

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Optimize Your Plant Before You Build It: The Schneider Electric/AVEVA potential

The issue facing many industrial organizations is that too much time and money is spent in designing, operating and optimizing new-generation and existing plants because of a lack of tools,… Read more »


Schneider Electric Employee Wins Big on Game Show!

At Schneider Electric, our employees have many passions outside of their typical day jobs.  Our employee Alex was recently was a contestant on a popular game show!  We invited him… Read more »

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Why has Schneider Electric taken a segment approach to its Data Center business

  Estelle Barre is Vice President of Segments for Schneider Electric. I caught up with her at Data Centers Europe 2013 in Nice earlier this year to find out why… Read more »

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Building an SMB Core Network Node; Integration Trumps Best-of-breed for London, UK ISP

I recently visited Spitfire Network Services Ltd, a London-based business providing telecom services and ISP solutions to small and medium sized customers. The company has its own extensive telecoms network… Read more »

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Innovation must be collaborative for Smart City success

As I’ve moved around the world discussing a range of projects with a wide cross section of city leaders, one thing seems very clear to me – for Smart Cities to move… Read more »


IEC 60947-2 the “all-risk” insurance for circuit breakers – Part 2

IEC 60947-2 obviates risk and ensures safety and reliability. Its requirements have grown in number to keep pace with evolving technologies and reliability needs of electrical distribution. Circuit breaker categories… Read more »


The all-in-one circuit breaker: a sign and solution of our times

Today’s 2G and 3G digital mobile phones integrate cameras, music players, emails, internet connections, text messages … and oh yes, and you can use them to make phone calls. This… Read more »


What is DMaaS?

*September 25th update: StruxureOn was re-branded to EcoStruxure IT. Fast moving change requires an agile response. Not something that the traditionally conservative data center sector has often been able to… Read more »

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GUEST POST: How does energy access spur poverty eradication?

It has been argued that having access to a sustainable energy source is an effective antidote for eradicating rural poverty.  Theory or reality? Until now, the issue of how isolated… Read more »


A Challenge to the Data Center Industry: Get Off the Stick and Embrace The Millenials

A year or so ago, when my son was about 6, I took him to the local Lowe’s to pick up a few things for the house. While there we… Read more »

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Schneider Electric-Cisco Partnership Delivers 3 Solutions for Building Smarter, Less Costly Data Centers

I’ve mentioned Schneider Electric’s partnership with IBM a couple of times, most recently about how the partnership involves a close working relationship to deliver products of value to customers.  Another… Read more »

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Aluminium: Inherently good for bus bars

Back in the 1970s busbars were flat strips of copper that panel builders bought and installed in LV (low voltage) switchboards. In the 1980s mounting holes appeared and busbars were… Read more »


Backup Battery Technology – Can We Park a Tesla in the Plant Room?

I was kind of excited by Elon Musk’s announcement of Tesla’s Powerwall energy storage systems. Why? Because most of what I do in my working life as a specialist in… Read more »


Goodbye UL 508: A Transition More Than a Decade in the Making

When it comes to standards that control panel builders have to abide by, I have an interesting view. On the one hand, I represent Schneider Electric on various standards committees… Read more »


A Comfortable Home is a Connected Home

When I think about a modern home, I envision the role of connectivity and the amazing possibilities that it brings. Connectivity is changing everything. Research suggests that more than 50… Read more »


The pressing need for new cities

In my previous blog, I had written about starting the smart cities journey with few small steps. The enormity of smart city challenges in India drives me to write this… Read more »


From the Data Center Trenches Blog: Learning from Nuclear Subs to Lower Human Error in Data Centers

Data centers and nuclear submarines may seem like completely different beasts, but the similarities between a mission critical data center and a mission critical nuclear propulsion plant are striking and… Read more »


How to attract new (and skilled) professionals to the mining and metals industry

In many industries, the aging workforce combined with the lack of qualified new professionals arriving to those industries has become a major problem. Some studies believe that the gap between… Read more »


Is traceability from “farm to fork” necessary?

With food safety incidents on the rise, more and more of us are worried about where our food is coming from.  We all expect our food to be safe and… Read more »


Do You Like a Challenge? Take this Ecological Footprint Quiz!

With Earth Day upon us, it’s a good time to ask a simple question: How energy efficient do you consider yourself? A few days ago, I would have rated myself a… Read more »


How do cities become green? 10 best practices of green cities

Will Vancouver be the world’s greenest city in 2020? In 2012 the city of Vancouver, Canada announced their ambitious action plan to become the greenest city in the world by 2020…. Read more »


Is complex automation the only way to get food and beverage traceability?

I’m wondering why we are not  performing good traceability “manually” or at a simple machine level? Why does traceability systematically seem to imply large, automated SCADA solutions? Tiger economies such… Read more »