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How Is the Data Center Infrastructure Management Market Shaping Up?

How Is the Data Center Infrastructure Management Market Shaping Up?

The title is somewhat deceiving. Yes, I would like to touch on some trends of the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) market, but more than that I want to talk about a conversation I had with Alex Fielding. He just landed at a DCIM company called Vigilent and his background is so diverse and interesting. [...]

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What’s Going on in the Data Center Market?

What’s Going on in the Data Center Market?

This is a summary of my attendance at the recent DatacenterDynamics San Francisco conference. The sessions I attended do not necessarily reflect the real marketplace, but they give you some idea of what it’s like. California Cap-and-Trade Impacts on the Data Center Market The federal cap-and-trade bill died in 2010 in the Senate. But California [...]

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BYOD Requires Secure Containers for Mobile Devices

The BYOD, or bring your own device, trend seems to be expanding. There are many aspects to BYOD, but the use of end devices, whether they are PCs, netbooks, laptops, smartphones, or tablets, for both personal and business uses opens up security problems. The business use by enterprises in general requires more stringent security measures, [...]

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Consumerization of IT Allows Consumer Experience to Improve Enterprise-Grade Products

In the recent Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise conference (CITE) by IDG, there were many interesting speakers. Most were from small or startup companies that preached how to use consumer-grade end devices for the enterprise business. The enterprise notoriously demands security, scalability, reliability, and durability. Those characteristics are seldom emphasized in consumer-grade devices. Instead, [...]

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Securing Emerging BYOD Trends

Securing Emerging BYOD Trends

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and IT consumerization trends are growing, and enterprises are starting to embrace rather than fight them. Accepting these trends means facing several new problems and requirements to make sure these devices behave as trustworthy end devices in the corporate network. Under these new trends, an employee’s device will contain [...]

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Superfast NoSQL Technology Applicable for Real-Time Data Processing Requirements for Smart Grid

Superfast NoSQL Technology Applicable for Real-Time Data Processing Requirements for Smart Grid

This blog is for ICT people and not for electric power people. Therefore, please bear with a short description to set the stage before I continue. The power industry is in the midst of a revolution brought on by insufficient power and new regulations, such as the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). Coal-based power plants are [...]

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Is there a new kid in town?

Is there a new kid in town?

In today’s international learning landscape the role of e-Learning/on-line learning is providing more and more opportunities for International Schools to leverage a greater capacity to provide a differentiated venue for learning to support their respective learning communities. The growth of this learning medium in education and industry is significant, the number reflect this “5.6 million [...]

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Remote Control Is Everywhere, Thanks to Proliferation of Smart End Devices

Remote Control Is Everywhere, Thanks to Proliferation of Smart End Devices

With the proliferation of smart end devices, we can do what was not done easily or inexpensively before, thanks to innovations such as cloud, low-power yet powerful processors, high-capacity yet inexpensive storage, and enhanced wireless technologies. Many companies have come up with interesting technologies and products in this emerging market. People Power is one such [...]

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How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way – Part 2

How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way – Part 2

This is a continuation from Part 1. Interfaces required to multiple domains I think their decision to keep themselves a software infrastructure company is smart. In this way, they can apply their systems to many market segments where operations are involved. When operations are performed, some kinds of data are generated and often times those [...]

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How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way — Part 1

How to Apply ICT to the Power Grid: OSIsoft’s Way — Part 1

Smart grid is where power, IT, and communications meet. In this blog, IT and communications technologies are grouped as ICT. These days, most industry areas have become so complex that we cannot cope with problems without applying ICT. When smart grid was first introduced, Cisco declared that the power grid would be much bigger than [...]

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