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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 Bio 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, ... (more)

IoT and Smart Buildings | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #DigitalTransformation

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 | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Happy Earth Day 2016: Eliminating Digital and Data eWaste With Earth Day 2016 on April 22, here are some thoughts about electronic waste (e-waste). 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)

Nexsan Sponsors Conference on Power Efficient, Space Efficient and Cost Efficient Storage Systems

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)

Saving Money with Green IT: Time To Invest In Information Factories

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)

A Cold, Wet Blanket of Politics Covers the Copenhagen Climate Summit

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)