New Generation of DCIM Tools Reduce Complexity and Minimize Downtime

Credit to Author: Kim Povlsen| Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:15:00 +0000

Complexity has always been an issue in running IT infrastructure, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. If anything, judging from new downtime statistics, the introduction of new… Read more »

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Why is an electrical shutdown needed for a modernization project?

Credit to Author: Paul Fox| Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 17:36:01 +0000

Customers often ask me why an electrical shutdown is needed for a modernization project. Most say they can’t afford downtime. But here’s why a scheduled outage is absolutely necessary. While… Read more »

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Why use the same controller to manage process and safety systems?

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 15:30:55 +0000

Looking back at the evolution of the PLC, we can certainly see leaps and bounds in development since the invention of the Modicon 084 controller in 1968. Fast forward to… Read more »

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UPS Basics for Electrical Contractors & Specifiers: How to Choose, Configure and Cost-Justify

Credit to Author: Gael Souchet| Date: Wed, 09 May 2018 19:00:00 +0000

Helping customers effectively deploy uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) can be an important part of an electrical contractor’s or specifier’s business, but it requires they know their way around a UPS…. Read more »

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Why Commercial and Industrial Applications Often Require a Mix of Centralized and Distributed UPSs

Credit to Author: Gael Souchet| Date: Thu, 03 May 2018 17:00:00 +0000

When deciding how to best provide power protection in a commercial or industrial environment, you will inevitably run into the question of whether a centralized or distributed uninterruptible power supply… Read more »

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How to Justify Data Center Modernization to an Executive

Credit to Author: Martin Heller| Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:58:03 +0000

A key challenge facing data center operations personnel is how to achieve buy-in from executives for funding technology upgrade projects. For many, the critical success factor for getting executive backing… Read more »

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UPS Deployment Design Choices for High Availability Applications

Credit to Author: Gael Souchet| Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:00:11 +0000

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) are designed to provide power protection in the event of a utility power disruption or failure. But some applications are so sensitive to downtime that they… Read more »

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How the IIoT is Delivering on the Promise of Asset Performance Management Part 2

Credit to Author: John Boville| Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:08:32 +0000

Part 1 of this 4-part series introduced ways in which increasing digitization might improve plant operations. Here we examine how IIoT can improve the productivity of reactive, preventive, predictive and… Read more »

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