IT Management

Gartner’s Advice for Improving Data Center Security: Kill Your Apps

Security remains top of mind for any data center professional but who knew it was this bad: Gartner is now advising people to just kill workloads entirely to improve security…. Read more »

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Partnering Up to Deliver Smart Building Technology and Lower Your Energy Bills

A few months ago, I took a trip to Las Vegas with my wife. After checking in to the hotel, we went to our room and as soon as we… Read more »

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Are you a DCIM rock star?

For people working in data centers, the term DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) has in recent years become a frequently used acronym and only few agree upon how to define… Read more »

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Pushing the Data Center Boundary Blog: Cloud Computing – Is it really just 80’s outsourcing by another name?

Is it possible to be suffocated by a cloud?    Because the hype around cloud computing is starting to make me feel like I’m suffocating.  It seems that for the… Read more »

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Modeling for Efficiency: How Mathematical Models Can Help Reduce Electrical Usage in Your Data Center

Measuring and predicting data center electrical efficiency can be tricky business. As explained in a previous post, a number of variables come into play that make it difficult to paint… 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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For Operational Technology (OT), Make Cyber Resiliency and Reliability of Operational Process and Assets Your Top Priority

Cyber attacks no longer focus only on stealing credit card numbers from banks. Disruption of core business processes via industrial control systems at manufacturing sites is also on the hacker… Read more »

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Making Business Intelligence work for your organization

Business Intelligence technology should serve your organization, and not the other way around. Because it is an enterprise-wide solution, the implementation of Business Intelligence technology offers risks that can undermine… Read more »

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Electric Utilities: Boost Communications Reliability with MPLS

An efficient, resilient communication infrastructure is key to utilities’ ability to control and maintain electrical power distribution and manage equipment in the grid. Success depends on a communication platform and… Read more »

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Remote maintenance: Early diagnosis of problems without breaking your travel budget

Wouldn’t it be nice to fix an equipment problem without having to dispatch field personnel to faraway remote locations? Thanks to recent advances in technology, the concept of remote maintenance… Read more »

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The Known Unknowns: Managing Between On-Premise, Cloud and Colocation Data Centers

The data center industry is in a state of flux as stakeholders search for the optimum model of high performance/low cost data centers. “On premise” data centers now jockey with… Read more »

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Back to Bauhaus – with Windows 8

So far when I think of Windows 8 as a possibility for control systems visualization, I think mainly of the International Style and its Euro roots in Bauhaus and the… Read more »

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Getting the right level of information from your outsourced data center

I took the opportunity on a recent visit to Schneider Electric’s European Enterprise Technology Centre to ask Soeren Jensen, Vice President of Enterprise Software, how customers looking to outsource IT… Read more »

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Internet, Internet Everywhere!

Over the past few years the ‘Internet of Things’ has been a pretty hot topic. It has many names, and is considered by some to be the Next Industrial Revolution…. Read more »

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Life Is On at Elecrama 2016!

It is a moment of great pride for Schneider Electric to be present in Elecrama 2016 –  one of the biggest events in the world of electricity. Our presence at… Read more »

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So Will Prefab Cost Me More or Not?

There’s no question when it comes to prefabricated modular data centers, it offers real benefits in terms of speed of deployment, greater reliability, greater flexibility to scale, and improved predictability…. 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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Using Technology to Predict the Next Presidential Election – Getting It Right Next Time

Boy was the election polling wrong!   How in the world could this have happened in this era of technology?  We certainly had choices on how to follow election results this… Read more »

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