IoT: Creating the Next Generation of Communities
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio,
will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more
sustainable, intelligent communities.
One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that - with the help
of Siemens - will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide
residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security.
Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures
will run efficiently and sustainably.
Chris Klein is the CEO of Rachio, the smart sprinkler controller that uses
cloud-based software to reduce water consumption and create a more
sophisticated landscape. He has experience leading a number of product
development initiatives. Products include commercial construction buildings,
Clean and Green: IoT's Impact on Smart Buildings
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and
hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is
energy efficiency, and IoT's direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment
when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered
piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems
integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down'
approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Building actually
breathes - immediately ... (more)
Happy Earth Day 2016: Eliminating Digital and Data eWaste
With Earth Day 2016 on April 22, here are some thoughts about electronic
For those involved in data management or data infrastructures, the following
are six tips to help cut the overhead and resulting impact of digital e-waste
and later physical e-waste. Most conversations involving e-waste focus on the
physical aspects from disposing of electronics along with later impacts.
While physical e-waste is an important topic, let's expand the conversation
including other variations of e-waste including digital... (more)
Thousand Oaks, Calif., -- Nexsan, a leading storage systems provider for the
mid-market, today announced the start of its NexStep conference which takes
place this week in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Venetian Hotel. Over one hundred
and forty North American based VARs and System Integrators are registered to
attend the conference which features state-of-the-industry presentations from
leading analysts, including Roger W. Cox, research vice president for Gartner
and Mark Peters, senior analyst for the Enterprise Strategy Group.
Roger W. Cox of Gartner will present issues impacting the... (more)
There is a good and timely article titled Green IT Can Save Money, Too over
at Business Week that has a familiar topic and theme for those who read this
blog or other content, articles, reports, books, white papers, videos,
podcasts or in-person speaking and keynote sessions that I have done..
I posted a short version of this over there, here is the full version that
would not fit in their comment section.
Short of calling it Green IT 2.0 or the perfect storm, there is a resurgence
and more importantly IMHO a growing awareness of the many facets of Green IT
along with Green in ge... (more)
The headlines say it all… "Further commitment needed to break negotiation
deadlock." The rich nations vs. the poor nations. Industrialists vs.
environmentalists. And at the end of the day, looking out over the Pacific
Ocean towards Catalina Island from Long Beach, the dense brown sludge of
polluted air is a constant reminder we are dumping horrifying amounts of
human waste into the oceans and air.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says "world policymakers do not
have to choose between a clean environment and economic growth."
Schwarzenegger believes people worried about ... (more)