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Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Analyzing the Data Center

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Nov 11, 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has completed its first few weeks as a separate company. According to sources, the change process was a year in the making. From an industry perspective, HP’s strategic decision to split into two companies raises several interesting questions:

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Infographic: Dawn of the Data

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Oct 28, 2015

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Prove it Small First, Then Scale Your Asset Lifecycle Management

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Oct 21, 2015

We are fortunate to have a number of case studies with impressive ROI figures and financial results, however one of our most compelling examples started on a smaller scale than you would expect. Beginning small is becoming a common approach to improving data center efficiency — after all, many successful data center projects involve incremental adjustments that when combined together deliver large savings, improved inventory accuracy and heightened asset security.

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Your Workplace, Your Space: IoT Connected Buildings Are Here

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The Internet of Things is transforming the buildings we work in by improving the safety, security, comfort and productivity of the workplace. Places of work are becoming increasingly personalized, efficient and measurable. Just eighteen months ago Deloitte’s corporate headquarters made news for being one of the most efficient buildings in the world. It had a BREEAM score of 98.36%, in part helped by the 40,000 sensors that monitor everything from air conditioning to on-site energy generation.

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Amazon vs. Greenpeace: War of Words is a Lesson for Every Executive

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Tue, Aug 18, 2015

In recent months, Amazon Web Services has found itself criticized by Greenpeace for its environmental sustainability. The company’s data centers are apparently inefficient compared to its rivals. Greenpeace’s Senior Energy Campaigner, David Pomerantz, went a step further, openly questioning the energy practices behind the Amazon Fire Phone's cloud services. The mobile device is a "stone aged machine,” he claimed. Amazon’s response was expectedly terse - Greenpeace was being "inaccurate" and ignoring key data already provided by the company. This was the second time in 2015 in quick succession that Amazon has had to defend itself.

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CyrusOne is Onto Something: DCIM Isn’t Open Enough

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, Jul 21, 2015

An interview with co-location provider CyrusOne has created quite a stir in the data center industry recently. The company’s VP for Data Center Systems and Security, Amaya Souarez, posed the question — is your DCIM provider open enough?

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The Internet of Things: Simple IoT Applications, Large Savings

Posted by Richard Jenkins on Wed, Jul 1, 2015

The popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) has driven an overwhelming number of companies to align themselves with the term, however only a select few have truly embraced the concept. Those that have are designing and delivering impressive applications built around organizational, commercial and operational efficiency.

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Constant Change: The Data Center Never Stops Moving

Posted by Gregg Primm on Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Due to their sheer scale, data centers are commonly portrayed as static assets that remain in the same state for many years. This is inaccurate and can impact how an organization manages its facilities. Our new infographic imaginatively explores some of the regularly overlooked environmental conditions that occur within a data center, and the same vision can be applied to change management.

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Infographic: Tales from the Data Center Dark Side

Posted by Gregg Primm on Fri, Jun 5, 2015

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of your data centers? RF Code knows! Take a look at some of the financially ferocious fiends that drive up your data center TCO ... and bleed profit from the bottom line.

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Whether Merging or Acquiring, IT Assets are Critical to the Process

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, May 26, 2015

Today many companies rely on restructuring, mergers and acquisitions to maximize shareholder value. PwC’s 2015 CEO survey found that over half of the US executives expect to complete a domestic acquisition this year, and globally over half of the executives plan to enter a new strategic alliance or joint venture. Almost a quarter plan to sell a majority interest in a business.

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