Today’s plants are faced with managing two major challenges: the increasing speed
of business and integrating emerging technologies. Leveraging IIoT as a basis for plant modernization could result in big payoffs: download the white paper to learn more.
Colocation providers are dealing with market forces that represent both great opportunity and significant challenge – in some cases from the same development. Providers have to deal with an ever-changing set of buyers, with CFOs and COOs playing an increased role in the decision-making. And they need to address emerging trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing, which can have both a positive and negative impact on their businesses.
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger. 451 Research forecasts that the operational square footage of the global colocation and wholesale sector will grow at a healthy 7% CAGR from 2017 to 2020.
Gartner predicts that by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities. However, this isn’t easy. With a hybrid IT environment can come complexity, confusion, and even infrastructure fragmentation. And, if you leave this poorly managed, your users, business, and most of all customers will certainly start to notice. In this eBook, we’ll explore the evolution of the enterprise data center, impacts of cloud-powered digital solutions, and how to manage hybrid IT solutions.
Data centers are evolving. They are much more than the data storage facilities of the past—they are gateways to emerging markets and platforms from which businesses can expand their reach through greater connectivity. These evolutions require the deployment of secured IT platforms capable of supporting and treating a huge amount of data generated in real time. Learn how Interxion partnered with Schneider Electric to meet the needs of its customers and stay relevant in the rapidly evolving colocation market.
Data center designs have become much more safe, reliable, & efficient. However, we must continue to adopt new designs & emerging technologies to stay ahead of the pace of change. In this webinar, Steve Wallage, Managing Director of BroadGroup Consulting, shares his expertise to help global colocation providers:
1. Learn what changes colocation providers can make to adapt to the marketplace
2. Understand the future requirements of hyperscale cloud players
3. Hear of successful projects around the world and why they succeeded
Colocation facilities are rapidly designing and building new facilities in order to capitalize on market opportunity. Getting the facility up and running is the first challenge. The second? Recruiting, training, and retaining qualified data center staff. In this webinar, co-hosted by Tony DeSpirito, VP & General Manager Data Center Operations at Schneider Electric, & Brian Gisi, Infrastructure Management & Services Manager at IBM, to access field-tested methods & strategies that can help you:
1. Overcome the worldwide shortage of experienced data center professionals
2. Understand how out-tasking data center operations can benefit you & your clients
3. Identify key characteristics of a strong data center operations partner
Published By: Sage EMEA
Published Date: May 31, 2019
Making Tax Digital (MTD) is part of a global trend. Governments around the world are making moves to implement electronic data submission and auditing requirements. It makes sense for them, of course – governments say that they are losing billions in tax revenue every year due to non-compliance, whether that’s through simple error or conscious fraud.
In the age of the digital enterprise, success is built on the
foundation of fast, reliable and secure Internet access. No
one knows this better than IT staff working to meet enduser
demands. Their list of challenges is extensive and
touches practically every employee in their companies:
The right fiber Internet provider can significantly improve
the service you provide to employees, partners and clients.
For the best outcome, carefully vet providers based on the
following top three criteria:
Technology is meant to make our lives easier and more efficient. When it’s
done right, it can accelerate and transform the way individuals and businesses
operate. So, when it comes to something as essential as communications, the
technology can make or break your organization’s productivity.
In today’s fast-paced business environment, you can’t afford to miss a call.
And communications technologies have expanded to include collaboration
tools, as well as basic and advanced voice functions, like ‘on-the-fly’ call
routing. Add to that the growing need for anywhere, anytime access to voice
and collaboration tools and you end up with the perfect storm of complexity
and lost productivity – just the opposite of what you were aiming for.
As organizations prioritize digital transformation initiatives, many are finding that legacy
networks are holding them back. To support new business models, cloud adoption, and an
explosion in connected devices, modern networks must support interoperability across data
centers, multiple clouds, branch locations, and edge devices. Applications now run at every
point on this spectrum, and they are critical to businesses’ ability to win in hypercompetitive marketplaces. Yet, even as business success has become more dependent on
this new architecture, and the amount of data flowing across connections has increased,
many organizations still lack a unified approach to management, automation, and security
When it comes to worker safety, efficiency and production, nothing is
faster than right now. Organizations across various energy segments —
oil, gas, petrochemical, electric utilities, water utilities and mining — are
currently juggling a mix of communications solution devices and are
hindered by gaps in coverage, poor battery life and fragile equipment
that cannot withstand harsh environmental conditions. The power of
now puts instant communications at your workers’ fingertips — because
when communication slows, operation slows.
Citizens rely on their homes being heated in the winter, clean running
water and lights that turn on when they flip the switch. Meeting these
expectations requires reliable, clear voice and data communications for
energy workers day-in and day-out. So workers can communicate safely
in hazardous environments. So precious resources are not wasted and
efficient operations are maintained. So energy companies can continue
to exceed expectations.
Developing an optimal arc flash protection strategy
for a given facility can be difficult due to the number of solutions
and system variables involved. Effective arc flash hazard reduction
is best achieved by establishing an overall system protection
strategy that accounts for safety and operational requirements as
well as system reliability and availability. An overview of available
solution categories and application guidance based on experience
in a wide variety of facility types is presented in order to assist
engineers trying to implement “safety by design” principles
to help deal with arc flash hazards. The approach provided addresses
the complexities of the trade-offs between competing priorities
and provides tools that help users develop effective protection
strategies for the unique circumstances in a given facility.
Keeping aging switchgear performing at optimum performance levels can be challenging. When it comes to the reliability of an electrical distribution system, it’s not a question of if a system component will malfunction, but when. Electrical equipment ultimately degrades and reaches the end of its useful life, no matter how much maintenance is performed. And, with the advancements in the design of the new circuit breakers, those with older technology are no longer considered sustainable solutions.
Plant managers and engineers must ensure continuity of operations and develop a plan to replace or upgrade aging switchgear. Facilities without a properly-implemented strategy put operations at risk that could lead to safety issues, equipment damage and/or downtime.
In our technology-enabled era, most law firms have moved away from
manual processes to embrace electronic timekeeping. However, many
continue to struggle with time entry accuracy and bill rejections related to
noncompliance with outside counsel guidelines (OCGs). All stakeholders—
finance, operations, lawyers, and clients—want to solve this problem; not
only does it result in inefficiencies of process and reduced realization due to
write-offs, but it also impacts client goodwill. Firms know something needs
to change, but so far, they haven’t found the answer. In short, they have
arrived at a crossroads.
This ebook explores the gaps and inefficiencies in the current state. Insights into how current
A nivel mundial, los pagos se están volviendo digitales, ya sea en su conversión de dinero en efectivo a tarjetas, códigos QR en el punto de venta (POS), compras desde tiendas físicas a tiendas on line con formas de pago electrónicas o pagos realizados a través de una aplicación. Este fenómeno no es nuevo, y parece estar acelerándose. Esta velocidad de adopción se debe a múltiples factores, incluida una gran cantidad de nuevos métodos de pago electrónicos, muchos de los cuales se superponen a los métodos de pago existentes, enfocados en la conveniencia, la velocidad y la experiencia general del consumidor.
Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
Lithium-ion battery prices have decreased
over the years and are now becoming a viable option for UPS applications. This paper
provides a brief overview of li-ion batteries in
comparison to VRLA batteries for singlephase UPS applications. A 10-year total
cost of ownership (TCO) analysis is also
provided showing li-ion is 53% less than
VRLA despite their capital cost premium. A
sensitivity analysis reveals the TCO drivers.
Empowering 21st Century learning and teaching is a core value of
California’s Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD), and its
Information Systems Technology Department believes delivering
on this mission requires technology to be seamlessly integrated
with the educational process.
The Cloud Opportunity is Compelling Cloud solutions offer benefits along implementation, operational, and business dimensions. They provide companies the flexibility and agility they need to compete in today’s changing Automotive market as old and new players alike try to capitalize on the transition to electric, autonomous vehicles. Companies are not willing to trade off the PIP features that directly impact their success drivers – quality, innovation, reliability, performance, and product cost.
The fourth industrial revolution is well underway. It focuses on digital transformation and creation of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A key part of this revolution is technology that enables new realities—including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR).
These new realities are already being applied in industrial settings and are poised to grow exponentially in the next few years. This storyscape dives into use cases for each type of reality and presents the benefits of each in relation to industrial automation.
After buzzing Industry 4.0 all over the media by all OT and IT experts, today, a few key concepts seem to unveil the potential that the industry believes is behind Industry 4.0. These include: Smart Machines, Smart Factory, cyber physical systems, Everything-as-a-Service and a few technologies like OPC UA, cloud and data analytics.
Clearly, they are the innovation drivers and must-haves for every vendor of automation products that want to be recognized as leaders or challengers. Sooner or later they will become standards and used by followers and niche players, but the key question for the market of automation suppliers is not who is first in developing and providing all the nice concepts and technologies, but who is creating and combining them in the right way so that they can be turned into new revenue streams.
We keep in mind that competitive advantages can be achieved through increasing operational efficiency, but the better way is through strategic uniqueness. Companies which ar
Manufacturing presents one of the largest opportunities for seizing the value of IoT integration — and among the fastest to adopt IoT solutions. Manufacturers see IoT as an improvement to help manage the large number of assets involved in manufacturing and to reduce the time it takes to make products.
Still, many wonder what value IoT can actually bring their business. This interactive eBook from IDC and Schneider Electric identifies the top reasons to invest in IoT, and how to ensure manufacturers get the most out of their investments.