Internet of Things

Are micro data centers the engine to power the IoT (Internet of Things)?

I have not heard this much buzz in the IT industry since the early 1990’s – well, since the original internet was introduced. Now the Internet of Things (IoT) is… Read more »

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Webcast: How digitization is reshaping power & cooling design priorities for engineers and consultants

The closely intertwined trends of digitization and the Internet of Things have created a “connected world” of equipment, sensors, and systems across industries that elevates the importance of power protection… 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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Webcast explains electrical contractors’ role in secure power for today’s “digitized” economy

Because of rapid growth in digitization, electrical contractors need to be prepared to apply the appropriate level of power protection to smart assets that might be spread far and wide… Read more »

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How the Internet of Things will affect electrical distribution

A company like Schneider Electric has been involved with electrical distribution from the start. While that heritage is rich, the future is far more exciting. Looking at companies that have… Read more »

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The Internet of Things: Simplifying the Reliability Equation

The Internet of Things (IoT) has some impressive numbers behind it, like estimates that place the number of smart, Internet connected machines at 30 billion by 2020. While the predicted… Read more »

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Italian Wine, Schneider Electric and the Internet of Things …

Sometimes this job is very cool.  As I write this, I’m sitting in a little coffee shop near the Duomo in Milan, Italy having a glass of Amarone and some… Read more »

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The Internet of Things Presents Big Opportunities – and Will Require Lots of Partnerships

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Internet of Things World Forum in Barcelona, an event hosted by Cisco and sponsored by 16 of its… Read more »

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Evolving the Human Machine Interface (HMI)

I am a strong believer in the coming of the Internet of Things. In some areas it is already here, not in its final form but in its infancy. Considering… Read more »

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The “Internet of Things” Heightens Need for Secure Power

The biggest shift in information technology (IT) the last several years has been the consumerization of IT driven by rapid adoption of smart phones and social media. And while the… Read more »

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The Innovation Game in Which Industry Scores Big: Part 2

Part 2: The wonder of Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) Last week, I mentioned that Schneider Electric’s open innovation playing field is not unlike soccer – a sport I loved… Read more »

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How connected products and services boost smart building performance

This is the third in a series of posts discussing the recent report from industry analyst Verdantix titled ‘Schneider Electric Innovates To Lower Cost Of Smart Buildings’. The first two… Read more »

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Digitized power distribution for the digital world

As I said in my last blog post, IoT really is changing everything. One area where we’re seeing a tremendous impact is power distribution for buildings. Thanks to innovative technologies,… Read more »

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IIoT: Turn Real-Time Data Collection into Increased Efficiency and Profitability for Your Refinery

By Rachel K. Carson, MarCom Intern for Process Industries Have you ever contemplated where all your refinery’s data goes? Is your plant capitalizing on all data collection opportunities? As stated… 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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Shaping Tomorrow’s Mine

Mega Trends defining the Future of Mining, Minerals and Metals Today, we continue to see an increase in global consumption as worldwide population growth, together with upward trends in urbanization… 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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A Profit Engine for your enterprise? It’s under control…

It may seem like an obvious statement, but technology can have a major impact on the profitability of a business. When the right technologies are applied in the right areas,… Read more »

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Three Ways to Improve Agricultural Efficiency and Sustainability with Digital Transformation

At Schneider Electric we talk a lot about the importance of IIoT, Industry 4.0, Digital Twin and Digital Transformation for the food and beverage manufacturing industry. But what about the… 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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Improving the Efficiency of Your Packaging Systems

A disruptive force known as the fourth industrial revolution is already underway. The phenomenon – known as the Industrial Internet of Things, the digital enterprise or simply “smart manufacturing” –… Read more »

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Variable Speed Drives: An IIoT Tool That Benefits Both OEMs and Manufacturers

Manufacturers, in their efforts to remain globally competitive, face many challenges including fluctuating demand, mass customization, high productivity/output expectations, and consistency of high quality. And the machine builders (OEMs) that… Read more »

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Multi-dimensional impact of a changing Industrial Operational Work space versus the transforming workforce!

Let’s take a look at the industrial work space a step beyond the changing workforce – that of the industrial work space. The way in which we operate the business, from: business… Read more »

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The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear VR Glasses

How Pokémon should make us feel upbeat about our industry…and life in general For those of us in the IT and Data Center business we hear about it ‘ad nauseam’… Read more »

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Increased Regulations at Refineries, at least in California

This summer, the state of California proposed changes to regulations aimed at improving safety at oil refineries. You can see the full release here. “Key features of the proposed regulations… Read more »

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EcoStruxure – The Backbone of a Smart Building Strategy

We’re in midst of a revolution in the way buildings are run. Occupants want more control over workspaces than ever before and live by the “there’s an app for that”… Read more »

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Leveraging IIoT and Analytics to Reduce Equipment Failure

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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BPM software application with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

In his excellent post, Gregory Guiheneuf from Wonderware France explains how BPM connects with IIoT through its process modelling, monitoring and optimization capabilities. Translated from French as follows: BPM software… Read more »

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How to Improve Food Manufacturing Safety by Increasing Asset Reliability

Dan Miklovic joined LNS Research in May of 2014 and is now a Research Fellow, his primary focus is research and development in the Asset and Energy Management practices. Dan has… Read more »

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Falling Prices Increases Importance of Secure and Continuous Oil and Gas Production

The effects of crude oil prices can be felt around the world. The price of oil is near to an eleven-year low, and analysis by data trader Daryl Guppy, who… Read more »

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