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 flagging overheating in a closet or over cooling in
unoccupied hotel rooms.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Levine, co-Founder and CEO of CytexOne,
will explain how IoT can underpin sustainable solutions for energy efficient
building environments and, in the years to come, how it will beco... (more)
Crafting a Roadmap for Hybrid IT
With 15% of enterprises adopting a hybrid IT strategy, you need to set a plan
to integrate hybrid cloud throughout your infrastructure.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Steven Dreher, Director of Solutions
Architecture at Green House Data, will discuss how to plan for shifting
resource requirements, overcome challenges, and implement hybrid IT alongside
your existing data center assets. Highlights include anticipating workload,
cost and resource calculations, integrating services on both sides of the
firewall, self-service, monitoring, and workl... (more)
New Zealand electricity distribution network operator, Orion, has reportedly
began a smart grid implementation with a solution from GE Energy. The
project, claimed to be the first in the country, will deploy GE’s ENMAC
Distribution Management System, which will help Orion monitor the
distribution grid and give operators an accurate, real-time picture of power
flow, trouble spots and potential workarounds for outages.
The project is expected to be finished by mid-2010, and support Orion’s
network covering 8,000 kilometres and 190,000 homes.
“Finding proven ways to improve reliabil... (more)
Over the years, the heavy reliance on computers and servers has increased
exponentially. With that reliance comes an increase in the overall number of
machines in service. The server side of the business has ballooned recently
to the point where businesses are faced with concerns such as electricity
consumption, cooling and space constraints. Although the overall power (or
capacity) of servers has grown rapidly over time, the efficient usage of
these servers had not.
In most organizations, server utilization was in the low double digits. Very
few business... (more)
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.
Speaker Bi... (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)