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Don't Cry Over Spilled ... Coffee?

Posted by Sylverre Polhemus on Tue, Feb 2, 2016

It wasn't a disaster. Really. But if it had been, the irony would have been thick enough to drink. 

Last Friday, the coffeemaker sprung a leak.

RF Code's main office includes space for software engineers, QA testers, and Support Services. There are asset tags, environmental sensors, IR Locator beacons, and readers mounted all over this place, in odd corners and closets and on poles, even, for testing to prove design concepts and functionality. Yet, somehow, it didn't occur to us that we might want to actually use our solution to manage one particular part of our own environment. 

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Introducing CenterScape Cloud by RF Code

Posted by Gregg Primm on Fri, Jan 29, 2016

We are pleased to introduce CenterScape Cloud by RF Code. This is the next advancement in our leading asset management and environmental monitoring solution for the data center. With CenterScape Cloud, organizations now have complete flexibility in how they deploy, pay for, integrate with and scale our solution.

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New Year, New Data Center – What Are Your Resolutions?

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Each year brings a host of new developments for the data center industry and 2016 is likely to be no exception. Facilities come in every shape and size, so Here are some of our favourites.

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Data Center ‘Cooling’ Just Took on a Whole New Meaning

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, Dec 22, 2015

It’s common knowledge that large data centers spend a small fortune each year keeping temperatures at an optimum level. Given the growth in compressed server designs, the heat really is on – often literally – so what better way to reduce cooling costs than to move a facility to somewhere very cold?

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Infographic: Freezing Data Facilities

Posted by Gregg Primm on Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Oh the weather outside is frightful ... but if you're overcooling your data centers we'll bet your operational expenses are anything but delightful! Take a look at the steps some organizations around the world are taking to keep temperatures down without wasting cash on power and cooling.

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Still Trudging Around Your Data Center with a Clipboard?

Posted by Gregg Primm on Fri, Dec 4, 2015

Despite plenty of evidence demonstrating the value of automated management processes, 43% of data centers still rely on manual capacity planning and forecasting methods. These are the findings from a recent Intel survey of 200 IT decision makers in the US and UK. What is interesting is that when asked why they employed manual approaches, 46% of respondents said it was because they felt alternatives would be too expensive. A further 35% feared they lacked the resources to implement a more automated management process.
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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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