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News & Ideas for the Data-Driven Data Center

Making the Move to Wire-Free Sensor Networks in Your Data Centers

on Fri, May 20, 2016 By | Tom Larson | 1 Comment | environmental monitoring energy savings dcim active rfid
RF Code provides open, secure wire-free environmental and power monitoring and real-time IT asset tracking solutions that reduce the time and cost of discovering, tracking, and monitoring IT assets and the environments in which they’re located. These solutions are easily configured to meet the exact nature of a company’s most critical asset challenge.
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Where Passive RFID Asset Tracking Fails, Active RFID Succeeds

on Fri, May 13, 2016 By | Tom Larson | 1 Comment | technology active rfid asset management asset tracking
Passive RFID for asset tracking has been attempted by many, but with fairly poor results.  With the exception of tracking media, and possibly hard drives being stored for disposal or redeployment, passive usually fails to achieve the main objectives of automating your IT asset tracking process.  To be clear, passive RFID solutions can be better than manual or barcode solutions, but it tends to fall short in these four key areas: 
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Infographic: The Hidden Costs of Manual Data Collection

on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | active rfid infographics asset management
Many data centers rely on manual processes like bar code scanning and passive RFID solutions to gather and record information about the location, life cycle, and security of their valuable data center assets. These methods are costly, time consuming and error prone. Worse, because it takes so much time to collect the data audits are typically performed only once or twice a year. The result? Strategic, business-critical decisions are often made based on inaccurate, out of date information.
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DCIM Solutions: It's 10:00PM - Do You Know Where Your Servers Are?

Guest Blog by William Bloomstein, Market Strategist for iTRACS
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Nate Silver, Rich Data, and DCIM

Last week I had the good fortune to attend a keynote presentation by Nate Silver. Silver’s presentation, entitled “The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, and Some Don’t” (not coincidentally this is also the title of his new book), addressed the availability of big data and how it affects decision-making.  Being a big time data wonk myself, I was pretty excited.
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Active RFID Tags in Data Center Asset Management: A Quick Overview

on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 By | RF Code | 3 Comments | environmental monitoring active rfid asset management
Data centers, with their countless racks and cabinets, may seem static at first glance, but these dynamic, unpredictable environments require precise and efficient asset management. Due to the high associated costs of manual inventory tracking and the inefficiency of inventory consolidation, data centers are increasingly turning to RFID to reduce costs, increase inventory accuracy, and improve overall operational efficiency. One recent example is the Social Security Administration’s announcement of a 90 percent reduction in the amount of labor required for tracking data center inventory and a 33 percent improvement in inventory accuracy after the adoption of RFID.
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The DCIM Necessity: When Big Data Becomes Massive Data

Data isn’t just big; it’s massive.  With each passing minute, a staggering 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.  Google receives over 2,000,000 search queries.  Email users send over 200,000,000 messages.  Apple receives 47,000 app downloads.  Get the picture?  Clearly the omnipresent “big data” is quickly manifesting itself into “massive data.” 
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14 Fresh DCIM Stats in 140 Characters or Less

 Uptimers! Twitterers! Jump on the #DCIM Bandwagon!
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RF Code Real-Time Data Powers GE's Brilliant Machines

RF Code technology, featured prominently in GE Healthcare's Brilliant Machines campaign, generates the real-time data that powers these innovative solutions. Our asset and patient tracking solutions are helping GE transform the patient experience. Take a closer look at how our real-time asset location and wire-free environmental monitoring data helps to reduce wait times and increase hospital staff efficiency.
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IT Asset Management: Mitigating Risks Throughout the IT Asset Lifecycle

on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 By | RF Code | 3 Comments | active rfid asset management corporate rtls
The Six Greatest Risks Facing IT Asset Inventory and Management — and the Single Automated Solution From procurement, to maintenance, to retirement, the lifecycle of a single piece of IT hardware introduces uncountable opportunities for asset-tracking vulnerability. Multiplied by the thousands of devices across a company’s network expands these risks exponentially.
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