Internet of Things

Innovation in the Midstream – An Innovation Summit: Software Conference Update

Merriam-Webster defines innovation as “the introduction of something new” or “a new idea, method, or device”. It is that spirit that reflects what is happening this week at Schneider Electric… Read more »

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Why a Smart City? A Schneider Electric Perspective.

A lot has been written about the benefits of a smart city to its citizens.  Things like better organized activities through city apps, smoother traffic flow, easier parking, and better… Read more »

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How the Internet of Things has Influenced Midstream Pipeline Operations

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the DNA of modern industrial operations. It establishes a framework to securely connect and collect data from diverse remote assets, delivering information as well… Read more »

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Smart Manufacturing Drives Operational Excellence in the Life Sciences

Craig has 35 years’ experience in sales, marketing, product development, and project management in the industrial market, gained with major suppliers of PLCs, process control systems, power transmission equipment, and… Read more »

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Reason #1 to Become an EcoXpert: A Global Network with Local Support

I am excited to share my first in a 10-set series of blogs about the advantages of joining the Schneider Electric EcoXpert Partner Program! EcoXpert partners form a global networking… Read more »

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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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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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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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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 »


The Basics of MQTT-The Messaging Protocol for the Internet of Things

MQTT is a machine-to-machine  (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) open protocol standardized by the OASIS Technical Committee ( The protocol is easy to adopt for a wide variety of… Read more »


The Future Data Center is Simple and Smart

With the recent downturn, to invest or not invest in the data center wasn’t a question. Companies slashed capex budgets along with everything else. But there is some recent good… Read more »

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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 »


A Practical Guide to Data Center Planning & Design

Some of the most popular shows on television these days are around home improvement. Remodeling and adding or total gutting and flipping — taking a sledgehammer to an ugly old… Read more »

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Dear 2015, this is a message from 2050

It’s 2050 and we want to send some thoughts and advice for those of you back in 2015. You may not realise it but you’re at a key point for… Read more »

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We Have the Tools to Fight Climate Change

Recently at Fortune’s Brainstorm E event in Austin, I was asked about the upcoming United Nations COP21 summit. Should businesses worry about it? Can we ignore it? My position on… Read more »

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The promise of the Industrial Internet of Things

Previously, I wrote about our Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy, where we stand on the topic and how we are ensuring the value of what we are doing in… Read more »


Stellar Growth of Pokémon GO Highlights Need for Edge Data Centers

My 13-year-old daughter helped break a data center. I’m so proud. As one of millions of users relentlessly searching for Pokémon while using the new Pokémon GO game, I am… Read more »

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The internet of things (IoT) and….. Mining operations?

In a previous blog regarding technology trends I wrote a short paragraph about the internet of things and my humble vision of it. However, looking back at my post and… Read more »

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Transform Big Data to Actionable Insights with Enterprise Data Management

It’s no secret that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has led to an ever-expanding explosion of big data. Most assets today are equipped with data-transmitting sensors that communicate with… Read more »

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6 Ways to Make Aging Electrical Switchgear Smart

In today’s industries, more and more switchgear is being introduced and installed with communications and other devices allowing connectivity to the equipment. Allowing customers to remotely monitor and control the… Read more »


How Might IoT and Data Sharing Lower Data Center Cost?

This is the last of my series of blogs based upon the workshop we ran at the Kolding Solutions Center entitled “24 Hours Putting the Internet of Things Under the… Read more »


Turn your electrical distribution into a load center? Why and How?

When it comes to choosing the right solution to get the most of your LV electrical distribution, there are two main questions to ask: “why” do you need communication inside the… Read more »


Why Industries are rallying around the use of Services Oriented Drives

Over the last several years, Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) have proliferated across many industries and are now installed in large numbers. In many cases, however, the true potential of these… Read more »


Cisco, Schneider Electric and the Internet of Things

Alright, it’s still in its infancy, but the Internet of Things (or the Internet of Everything as our friends at Cisco call it) continues to make headlines. If not for… Read more »


The Art of Simply-Complex and IIoT

Generally speaking, the simple typically evolves into the complex when left unchecked. This is true for most everything from consumer products, to tax laws to, companies, to governments. Over time,… Read more »


Transforming Industry with Digital Services: A Collaborative Industrial IoT Approach

Digital transformation is a key focal point for today’s industry. It’s about companies connecting their existing devices and implementing new, scalable platforms to drive maximum value from their efforts. But,… Read more »


The IIoT Success Formula: Leverage software to convert new workplace capabilities into business value

Several years ago, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) era launched with a big bang. Much talk was generated regarding how the industry would be forever changed. Although the speculation… Read more »


Schneider Electric and Cisco are Natural Partners in Delivering the Internet of Things

In a previous post I touched on the partnership Schneider Electric has with Cisco aimed at helping customers build more efficient data centers.  As our two companies have gotten closer… Read more »


The Internet of Things Demands a Fresh Look at Power Protection

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us, constantly gathering all kinds of data and sending it off to various compute resources that will make sense of it to… Read more »