Articles Tagged: InnovationAtEveryLevel

Nuclear Plants Can Boost Reliability with Predictive Maintenance

The rapid growth in electricity demand combined with movements to curtail emissions has created an opportunity for nuclear energy as a zero carbon emission energy source. However, in an industry… Read more »

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It’s a Small World for Colocation Providers…After All

One of my favorite pieces of my job is the opportunity to interact with customers and colleagues from around the globe. The Cloud & Service Provider space is, in many… Read more »

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How New Availability Expectations Change the Way Data Centers are Managed and Operated

According to The Atlantic’s trilogy on household spending, by 1990, at least 90% of US households had electricity, a stove, car, fridge, clothes, air conditioning, color TV, microwave and a… Read more »

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Prefabricated Modular Data Center Helps Israeli Medical Center Keep up with Promising Genome Research

Genomics is a fascinating field of medical research that promises to fundamentally change the way medicine is practiced. The day is not far off when doctors will be able to… Read more »

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Demystifying Artificial Intelligence for Data Centers

Not long ago artificial intelligence (AI) and associated technologies always seemed futuristic, but today there is no shortage of companies offering AI solutions and claiming business benefits from the technology…. Read more »

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Facing Pressure to Build Fast and Cut Costs, Data Center Owners Turn to Prefab and DCIM

After attending the Datacloud Europe event in Monaco last month, my #1 take-away is that many of the technologies that have been promoted in the industry have become standard practice… Read more »

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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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Keeping up with the Evolution of Buildings Part 3 – Buildings of the Future

This is the third and final in a series of posts discussing the evolution of building technology. We covered the major trends driving buildings of the past and the present… Read more »

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AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) Systems Deliver on Productivity Improvements with Help from Wireless

About the author: Keith Blodorn is a Director of Program Management at ProSoft Technology, specializing in IIoT and wireless communication solutions. He has worked in the Industrial Automation industry for… Read more »

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How Advanced Analytics and Predictive Simulation Help Data Centers Enhance Performance

*September 25th update: StruxureOn was re-branded to EcoStruxure IT.   According to the Uptime Institute (an independent division of the research company 451 Group), “the market for Data Center Management… Read more »

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Achieving Zero Net Energy Buildings

I’m fascinated with the idea of buildings that are energy neutral, meaning the renewable energy they generate is enough to meet their energy consumption needs. Also known as zero net… Read more »

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Prefabricated Data Centers: Using the Google Paradigm to Make Things Easier for Data Center Operators

Prefabricated data centers are growing in popularity as time-to-market and right-sizing infrastructure to match application load become important issues. Arun Shenoy, Vice President of Schneider Electric’s IT business in the… Read more »

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The Next Wave of IIoT-Related Business Improvements

It’s become quite clear that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is the future of Industry. By now we’ve well and truly covered the point that IIoT is, in fact,… Read more »

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How to Get Your Factory Floor Innovation Idea Approved (and Funded) by Your CEO

Plant managers often struggle to convince CEOs across the industry to fund innovation projects. Most struggle to connect their proposal to business value. Other C-Level executives I talk to also… Read more »

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Data Center Predictions for 2017, from the Critical Edge to the Promise of Li-ion

Last year was certainly an interesting year in the data center world, as we saw the ripple effects of the seemingly insatiable demand for cloud computing, emergence of edge computing, and growing… Read more »

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Reduce Maintenance Costs with the IIoT and Predictive Asset Analytics

Industrial organizations across multiple sectors are under pressure from shareholders, regulators and customers to increase performance and reliability while keeping costs low. These conditions mean it’s more important than ever… Read more »

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Where is the Edge in Cloud Computing?

The headline above defines the question the cloud computing industry is in the process of working out right now, and the answer is not what you might think. When cloud… 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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“Predictive” Asset Management Tools: Well Worth the Investment for Utilities

The utility industry is in a state of flux as renewable energy farms share more and more of the grid with traditional energy generating plants. Distributed generation growth and the… Read more »

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How DCIM Fits in Every Data Center

In any walk of life, you don’t want to take a sledge hammer to crack a nut, or as my colleagues in some parts of Europe say, shoot sparrows with… Read more »

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How IIOT, IT/OT Convergence, and Your ERP Will Finally Truly Help You …

Efficiency / Productivity: where are we? In the last 10 to 20 years, a lot of companies have optimized their “business processes” by implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system… Read more »

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Lessons of Project Cumulus: Plan Early and Design Together

I have the fortune to be a Project Manager for a unique and global, cross-business unit team called, “Project Cumulus”.  Our team combines some of the best Engineers in the… Read more »

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How Hybrid Cars Point the Way to Increased Data Center Cooling Efficiency

At a base level, hybrid cars get excellent fuel mileage for a simple reason: they don’t use the gasoline engine all the time. But in reality, the reason runs deeper… Read more »

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After the Storm: New Approaches to Managing Financial Services Data Centers

The market forces and series of cascading system failures of the 2008 financial crisis created a perfect storm in the financial services industry. Now, a decade after the storm, banks… Read more »

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Is the High Cost of Doing Business in the MMM Industry Too Heavy a Load to Carry?

Would you, or could you, do more to help your company’s profitability if you were financially compensated? That is, would you purposely look for opportunities to save money, lower operating… Read more »

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What You Need to Know About Data Integrity

Over the past year, I’ve noticed a growing concern over data integrity in my conversations with life sciences executives. From 2010 to 2012 the FDA cited just five drug manufacturers… Read more »

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Resistance is Futile: Comply with DCOI or Be Assimilated

Schneider Electric offers U.S. Federal government agencies guidance on how to comply with new federal data center mandates My team, the Data Center Science Center, has just written White Paper… Read more »

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Looking Ahead: Best Practices #7 and #8 for Retrofitting Your Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility

Written by Guest Blogger, Richard Parapar Throughout this series, we’ve covered six of the eight best practices for retrofitting an automated pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. In this installment, we’ll cover the… Read more »

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The Perfect Mining Production Day, Each and Every Day

I’ve had some very interesting conversations recently that have made it clear to me there is a lack of understanding on how to improve a production organisation. My ex-colleague from… Read more »

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The services oriented drive: A new kind of energy management device

Energy consumption and energy management are key focuses for industrial process and utilities companies as they are some of the biggest energy consumers. Most people aren’t aware that up to… Read more »

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