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The data center, the cloud and the CIO – A 30 Second Interview with Bob Ridout

on Thu, May 26, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | IoT corporate workplace iot asset lifecycle management
We recently welcomed Bob Ridout, former DuPont CIO, to our board of directors. We sat down with him to canvas his thoughts on the industry, future trends and RF Code’s position in the industry.
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Workshop on Social and Business Analytics

on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | IoT corporate internet of things
RF Code CEO Ed Healy to Present on IoT Analytics Panel Join RF Code’s President and CEO Ed Healey at the University of Texas (Austin) on April 29, 2016 as he presents as a panel member on the analytics of the Internet of Things (IoT). Part of the larger Workshop on Social and Business Analytics held by the University’s McCombs School of Business, the 2016 Workshop brings together cutting edge researchers and industry professionals to present, discuss, and debate emerging themes, methods, and practices. Topics will include healthcare analytics, Internet of things and real time analytics, predictive models and metrics for unstructured data, oil and gas analytics, and consumer privacy and market for information in the era of big data.  
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Your Workplace, Your Space: IoT Connected Buildings Are Here

on Wed, Sep 23, 2015 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | big data technology IoT
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

on Tue, Aug 18, 2015 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | environmental monitoring energy savings IoT corporate workplace iot
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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The Internet of Things: Simple IoT Applications, Large Savings

on Wed, Jul 1, 2015 By | RF Code | 2 Comments | IoT internet of things workplace iot
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

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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Hiding in Plain Sight: Are You Really in Control of Your Data Center’s TCO?

Later this month RF Code will host a webinar, featuring 451 Research’s Rhonda Ascierto and Dell’s Joseph Cuteri, discussing how Workplace IoT solutions help control and precisely monitor the total cost of ownership of the data center. To support the event, we have produced a new eBook outlining some factors -- including the lack of adequate visibility into the data center environment and the impact of inefficient asset lifecycle management -- that can drive up the total data center TCO.
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IBM’s Internet of Things Push Gives the Industry Further Credibility

on Thu, Apr 2, 2015 By | RF Code | 1 Comment | Case Studies IoT internet of things workplace iot
Despite Gartner’s August 2014 claim that the Internet of Things has overtaken Big Data as the industry’s most ‘over-hyped’ subject, the world’s largest IT organizations continue to demonstrate their commitment to the sector.
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The Data Center: A Matter of Life or Death

on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | big data IoT internet of things
Note: An edited version of this piece was published in IQ by Intel on October 1, 2014 as "Are You Data Center Dependant?"  Last month a 6.1 magnitude earthquake rocked Napa reminding California, home to the world’s leading data-reliant organizations, of Mother Nature’s destructive potential. It was a stark warning of the damage that can be caused by forces outside our control, especially to the data centers we rely on. Currently there are over 500,000 critical facilities supporting our lives. The strain on them will only increase as the Internet of Things (IoT) drives the rapid proliferation of personal, community and corporate digital technology. Something has to change. We must become more informed about the importance of data centers in our lives. The press has no trouble writing about them, but for all the wrong reasons. The majority of column inches focus on how dirty and polluting they are, when, in reality, no other industry is doing more to clean up its act through regulation and energy efficiency. Today, every part of our lives is dependent on data centers. Our daily social media interactions, the transport infrastructure we depend on, the accessibility and management of personal and corporate finance, and the provision of our power and utilities. Everyone should understand how critical these facilities are to our daily activities.
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An Internet of Things Future is Already Here – What Does it Mean?

on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 By | RF Code | 0 Comments | big data IoT sensor networks internet of things wearable technology
  Our previous discussion around wearable technology and its potential impact on the data center raised some important questions around always-on sensor networks, the Internet of Things (IoT) and intelligent infrastructure.
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