Internet of Things

Co-innovation and the startling genius of swarms

Have you ever seen a flock of hundreds of starlings change direction suddenly? It seems as if they are flying as a single entity. It’s spectacular. There is something startling… Read more »

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Bringing Big Data and IoT to Data Centers with EcoStruxure™ IT

    As demands for immediate access and application availability increase, data center and IT environments are becoming more critical, hybrid and distributed. Management has become increasingly complex as operators… Read more »

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How the IIoT Turns Big Data into Wisdom

When discussing leveraging the IIoT in food and beverage manufacturing, it’s important to note that we’re not typically referring to a completely new implementation. Most food and beverage companies have… Read more »

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IoT and EcoXpert might be your next best bet

The new IoT business model Earlier this year I explained how IoT is changing the business model of our partners. At the center of this transformation are the intelligence and… Read more »

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3 Steps to Optimizing Your APM Strategy

When a global industrial company wanted to optimize asset performance and reliability, they started with an Asset Performance Management (APM) Assessment. The APM Assessment enabled the manufacturer to use actual… Read more »

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The Future of Manufacturing – Moving to a Digital World

Andrew Hughes joined the LNS Research team in May of 2015 and is a Principal Analyst with his primary focus being research and analysis in the Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM)… Read more »

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The digital hub of connectivity in your building: EcoXpert, BMS and IoT

Integrated building management systems in the center of connectivity The role of the building management system (BMS) has changed several times. Today the BMS takes center stage again. Yet, this… Read more »

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Infographic: Are you late getting on board the super-fast digital train?

As I pointed out in my blog post, “Jump on board the digital train,” embarking on a digital journey can seem unsettling. For many established companies, a digital transformation may… Read more »

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How an IIoT-enabling architecture improves energy efficiency by 50%

What is behind the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that actually helps industrial organizations drive profitability?  It’s a combination of hardware digitization, software and analytics. This capability is a major… Read more »

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Digitizing industries – from the pushbutton up

As industrial companies move further and further into digitization, the opportunities and benefits become apparent across the spectrum and up the technology stack. While there are parts of industry that… Read more »

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Forming a Strategy to Deal with Big Data from the Internet of Things

When personal computers first came out they had no internal storage. The operating system was on a floppy disc that you needed to load; it was called a boot disk…. Read more »

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IDC Report Examines Micro Data Center Solutions for Edge Computing

We have reached a tipping point in technology, where there are now more connected devices than people in the world. Consequently, we have also reached a tipping point in the… Read more »

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Internet of Things: The Next Step in the Smart Grid Evolution?

There’s been a lot of news regarding how the Internet of Things will change everything.  From products like connected thermostats to connected cars and refrigerators, it seems that the Internet… Read more »

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Examining the At Scale Data Center Trend with RagingWire Data Centers

In the third of our “8 Megatrends” series, we sat down with Doug Adams, President, RagingWire Data Centers, to examine “at scale” data centers and understand their role in supporting… Read more »

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Building the smart factory is closer than you think

The ongoing quest for increased efficiency and productivity is putting more and more pressure on operational and maintenance excellence. As is the need to feed fast growing businesses in new… Read more »

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Bringing Buildings up to ‘Internet of Things’ Speed

This is the fifth post in the Better Buildings Challenge Blog Series. A mere five years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) was still just a trendy buzzword associated with a futuristic… Read more »

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Services Oriented Drives Adapt to All Requirements and Specifications

In last month’s blog, we explained how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) environment, which encompases the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT), is a world first for Schneider…. Read more »

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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 »

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The Triggers Driving Today’s Data Center Transformations

Anyone involved with managing, building and designing data centers is always looking for ways to be more efficient while still maintaining maximum availability. Incremental improvements in areas like uptime and… Read more »

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Back to School… and Smart City Fundamentals

Right about now many of us (in the Northern hemisphere) have returned from our summer vacations and are getting our children ready for a new year of learning. It’s a… Read more »

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Smart Control Harnesses the Industrial Internet of Things

In the last blog, we described how the second transformation pillar – Augmented Operator – enhances knowledge automation by deploying mobile HMI operator panels to empower operator autonomy with the… Read more »

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Powering the New Energy World

Today’s energy world is facing widespread transformation. The electricity and Oil & Gas sectors are taking note. Traditional, centralized electric grid models are evolving to a world of distributed energy… Read more »

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More than just a “pretty face:” Good HMI screen design is good for business

Good design, by definition, improves functionality. It is not just about the aesthetics. At its best, when the combination of form and function is successful, the user can utilize the… Read more »

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Possibilities Abound for Internet of Things Technology

We’ve been hearing lots of talk about the Internet of Things (IOT) for at least a couple of years now, but the actual IOT applications we’ve seen thus far are… Read more »

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EcoXpert Brings IoT to the Heart of the Amazon

The value delivered from Critical Power EcoXperts Every year Critical Power EcoXperts from across Latin America get together for training and professional development, and they share with each other some… Read more »

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New Video Series Offers Expert Advice, Insights From Colocation Industry Insiders

For my money, there is no better source of information about the colocation industry than those who work for colo providers. Analyst reports and the trade press absolutely have their… Read more »

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Why Cybersecurity Matters in Food & Beverage?

May 2017, the world faced one of the most serious cyber-attacks. The Ransomware Wannacry put at risk 200,000 companies spread over 150 countries. Immediately after, every company, including those in… Read more »

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Strategic Implementation of IIoT in Refineries

Delivering Closed Loop Business Operations for the Refinery Enterprise The industrial Internet of things (IIoT)—the growing network of devices that connect, communicate, and transfer data between one another—is poised to… Read more »

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Upon Us

The focus of this blog, and of the next two, is to identify industrial automation trends in the Digital Transformation to Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution…. Read more »

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Why Digitization is the way forward in a digital-first world

One of the most vital aspects of any business today is a transformative Customer Experience. Imagine a customer walking into a shop or a showroom to buy a product, many… Read more »

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