Articles Tagged: IT

In a Galaxy Far Away: The Data Center of the Future

At the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, Kia debuted the Sorento Ski Gondola, an autonomous concept car with bulldozer like wheels meant to take skiers up mountains. Innovative idea, but will… Read more »

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Everyone is Talking About DevOps, Can it be Used for Data Centers?

DevOps is quite simply a combined effort of software development and Information Technology operations.  It is a term used to refer to a set of practices, processes, and cultures that… Read more »

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Combating Downtime While Keeping Sales on the Floor

The approach to managing distributed IT environments has changed over the last decade, particularly in retail. Rather than supporting dedicated IT resources at each store location, many have put the… Read more »

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Integrating IT, OT and Security: The Power Imperative

Today’s highly connected facilities have created a greater need for IT and OT to work together. In a previous post, I wrote about how these functions are moving from convergence… Read more »

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How to Successfully Leverage IoT; It’s Not Technology

Our future: technology convergence and IoT There is a lot of talk about the convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will reshape… Read more »

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Integrating IT, OT and Security: Convergence to Collaboration

Security systems are needed to protect facilities. IT is needed to run security systems. Apply a bit of basic math theory to these statements, and it is easy to conclude… Read more »

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Is Anyone Minding the Power in your Remote IT Environment?

One of the most important considerations in remote IT management is not actually IT equipment; it’s the infrastructure. Without an uninterruptible source of clean power, critical equipment will go down…. Read more »

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Hard Work Pays Off for Influential Executive

Ivonne Valdes, Vice President of the Cloud and Service Provider segment at Schneider Electric, has always believed that hard work and persistence pay off. And she’s validated that belief with each… Read more »

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Is the Definition of the Software-defined Data Center Ambitious Enough?

My last blog about the software-defined data center was focused very much on the hype surrounding the SDDC concept. My concern is that in the rush for new things, those… Read more »

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IT vs Facilities: Why can’t we be friends?

In the world of demand side energy management it is not uncommon for there to be a divide between facilities and IT within an organization.  Initiatives to stem energy usage… Read more »

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Data Center Operations Rely on Communication between Facility Management and IT

A partnership between these two groups will ensure the best possible data center design that takes into consideration the long-term needs of both operational areas, say R. Stephen Spinazzola and… Read more »

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Making the IT/OT-integrated distribution grid happen

We’ve talked about how the convergence of Operations Technology (OT), the physical grid infrastructure assets and applications, and Information Technology (IT), the human interface that enables rapid and informed decision… Read more »

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IT as a Service, what does this mean?

IT as a Service means exactly, technology offered and served as a service. Pay for the technology we use, when we need it and to use only the technologies that… Read more »

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Integrating IT, OT and Security: Convergence to Collaboration

Security systems are needed to protect facilities. IT is needed to run security systems. Apply a bit of basic math theory to these statements, and it is easy to conclude… Read more »

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Integration is key in smart utility operation

I posted earlier about utilities experiencing a convergence of Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) that is bringing together applications and devices in new ways and tying together systems… Read more »

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How to Successfully Leverage IoT; It’s Not Technology

Our future: technology convergence and IoT There is a lot of talk about the convergence of Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT), and how the Internet of Things (IoT) will reshape… Read more »

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IT and OT; How The Internet and Personalised, Real-Time Data Is Enabling The Convergence of IT

During my recent visit to Dubai and the Power At The Cloud event, I spent a short time talking with Jo Hart, Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Schneider… Read more »

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Is the Definition of the Software-defined Data Center Ambitious Enough?

My last blog about the software-defined data center was focused very much on the hype surrounding the SDDC concept. My concern is that in the rush for new things, those… Read more »

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Everyone is Talking About DevOps, Can it be Used for Data Centers?

DevOps is quite simply a combined effort of software development and Information Technology operations.  It is a term used to refer to a set of practices, processes, and cultures that… Read more »

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Equipment compatibility issues go away with prefabricated data center infrastructure

In a business meeting I had today, we were in a conference room and wished to show a PowerPoint on the projector.   It was an older projector and  all of… Read more »

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In a Galaxy Far Away: The Data Center of the Future

At the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, Kia debuted the Sorento Ski Gondola, an autonomous concept car with bulldozer like wheels meant to take skiers up mountains. Innovative idea, but will… Read more »

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IT as a Service, what does this mean?

IT as a Service means exactly, technology offered and served as a service. Pay for the technology we use, when we need it and to use only the technologies that… Read more »

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Integration is key in smart utility operation

I posted earlier about utilities experiencing a convergence of Operations Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) that is bringing together applications and devices in new ways and tying together systems… Read more »

2 Comments

Is the Definition of the Software-defined Data Center Ambitious Enough?

My last blog about the software-defined data center was focused very much on the hype surrounding the SDDC concept. My concern is that in the rush for new things, those… Read more »

1 Comment

Everyone is Talking About DevOps, Can it be Used for Data Centers?

DevOps is quite simply a combined effort of software development and Information Technology operations.  It is a term used to refer to a set of practices, processes, and cultures that… Read more »

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Hard Work Pays Off for Influential Executive

Ivonne Valdes, Vice President of the Cloud and Service Provider segment at Schneider Electric, has always believed that hard work and persistence pay off. And she’s validated that belief with each… Read more »

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Integrating IT, OT and Security: Convergence to Collaboration

Security systems are needed to protect facilities. IT is needed to run security systems. Apply a bit of basic math theory to these statements, and it is easy to conclude… Read more »

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Integrating IT, OT and Security: The Power Imperative

Today’s highly connected facilities have created a greater need for IT and OT to work together. In a previous post, I wrote about how these functions are moving from convergence… Read more »

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Data Center Operations Rely on Communication between Facility Management and IT

A partnership between these two groups will ensure the best possible data center design that takes into consideration the long-term needs of both operational areas, say R. Stephen Spinazzola and… Read more »

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Is Anyone Minding the Power in your Remote IT Environment?

One of the most important considerations in remote IT management is not actually IT equipment; it’s the infrastructure. Without an uninterruptible source of clean power, critical equipment will go down…. Read more »

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