Published By: Anixter
Published Date: Nov 23, 2015
This report tackles the challenges, standards and best approaches to thermal efficiency in existing facilities largely due to them being more prevalent when compared to a new facility. You will be introduced to four best practices that are absolutely critical to achieving an optimal thermal environment. The report also explores the future of datacenter cooling and introduces emerging technologies.
It has been obvious for some time that the power distribution system within the data center is the key opportunity to focus upon in order to actively manage the rising costs of power and more specifically, identify problems and waste in real-time.
With future-thinking organizations sharing knowledge between Facilities and IT, the push for more intelligence within this rack-based power infrastructure has become urgent with higher rack power densities. In fact, proactive power management at all stages in the distribution chain within enterprise data centers has become the requirement to feed efficiency studies and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) style optimization initiatives.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Jan 09, 2019
The Enterprise of Things (EoT) is the network of people, endpoints, and digital assets owned by and connected to the enterprise (or public sector organisation, in this context). It casts a wide net, to include content, communication, collaboration, transportation, and facilities – that is, anyone and anything connected to the internet.
The EoT represents a powerful opportunity to transform existing public sector processes and create entirely new ones. Governments are moving on these initiatives because policymakers are legislating it, constituents are demanding it and because it presents an opportunity to do more with less.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
This research finds that huddle spaces deliver tremendous value to businesses, with 9 out of 10 participants stating the adoption of open space environments is increasing the need for these huddle spaces. Huddle spaces require a wide variety of technologies to enable users and the business, such as audio and video conferencing abilities, digital whiteboards and scheduling solutions. Users stated that ease of use, solution reliability, and similar technology in each huddle space is key to their productivity. But nearly 8 out 10 users shared they were frustrated with meeting room technology recently. These problems generate support calls to IT on a weekly, if not daily, basis
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
Are you asking the right questions about your data center?
• Would you like your IT infrastructure to be faster and more agile?
• Would you like to improve your cost structure?
• Do you plan to adopt a hybrid IT infrastructure and become a service provider for your business?
To adapt to and compete in our ultra-connected, data-driven, and digital world, you need to effectively plan, build, integrate, and manage your facilities, platforms, and systems to efficiently align your infrastructure resources.
Video collaboration opens up opportunities for greater interaction and innovation, regardless of industry. Everyone benefits. For example, in healthcare, video is dramatically changing the way institutions interact with customers and professionals. In recent years, a number of hospitals across the United States have been subscribing to video and voice call centers that enable them to share language interpretation services, psychiatric care services and other developing capabilities. In the process, video collaboration is affecting business outcomes, changing business processes and helping healthcare facilities achieve scale, cost and efficiency not seen before.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.
This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.
Involved, informed patients are better able to manage their own care.
Today’s technology plays a big role in helping patients to take ownership of their health and collaborate more closely with providers to achieve better outcomes.
Here are 10 tips from Lenovo Health for putting technology to work to reach your patient engagement goals:
• Mobile devices, tablets, and interactive technology improve the patient experience
• Healthcare facilities can remotely monitor patient progress and health post-discharge
• Providers can leverage patient portals and other tools to promote population health
• Ensuring patient engagement success requires effective measurement
• And more...
Lenovo Health provides the solutions and expertise to help healthcare organizations engage patients and achieve the vision of customized care anywhere, from hospital to home.
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Datacenter improvements have thus far focused on cost reduction and point solutions. Server consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, and the implementation of flash storage capabilities have all helped reduce server sprawl, along with associated staffing and facilities costs. Converged systems — which combine compute, storage, and networking into a single system — are particularly effective in enabling organizations to reduce operational and staff expenses. These software-defined systems require only limited human intervention. Code imbedded in the software configures hardware and automates many previously manual processes, thereby dramatically reducing instances of human error. Concurrently, these technologies have enabled businesses to make incremental improvements to customer engagement and service delivery processes and strategies.
Our industry has made numerous technological
advances designed to protect homeowners,
businesses and electrical workers. That makes
every fatal electrocution in the home all the
Between 2010 and 2013, the U.S. saw an estimated average of 48
electrocution fatalities associated with consumer products per year,
with large and small electric appliances chief among them1. Tragedies
like these can be avoided, especially when the ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) technologies needed to prevent dangerous events
are readily available.
As the principle NEMA representative at the National Electrical Code
(NEC) Code-Making Panel Two, I saw public input asking for increased
GFCI protection for the home during the 2017 code cycle. The code
panel expanded the GFCI requirement for facilities other than dwelling
units as part of section NEC 210.8(B). However, residential standards
improvements were sidelined.
SingleHop was interested in adding capacity to its data centers while at the same time achieving a predictable cost structure using an outsourcing strategy for the development and management of these mission critical facilities. Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
While there are significant potential benefits to migrating to a hyper-converged system, true cost and real life experience are critical decision factors. To accurately establish a case for going to one platform or another, you need a strong fact-based analytical methodology and approach. Download this Edison Group white paper to better understand the cost and measureable effort benefits of hyper-converged appliances. Dive into the details for the VCE VxRail Appliance from Dell EMC, including total cost of ownership, total cost of acquisition and relative work efforts to install, initialize and maintain as compared to building your own system.
There are obviously a variety of choices open to you: a spreadsheet plug-in may be appropriate if you are only focused on general ledger reporting and do not have concerns over security or compliance. You might also suppose that this is a low-cost option, though we would argue that the remediation required, the additional audit fees and the lack of repeatability means that this is a false economy and that this approach will end up costing you more in the long term. A second use case would be where you already have a financial reporting solution installed, when the add-on facilities for purposes such as business intelligence are likely to be your major focus. In this case an Oracle based solution is likely to be as good as anything else.
Published By: Siemens
Published Date: Jul 15, 2016
This white paper will show how factors other than initial
purchase price work together to generate a TCO for medium
voltage VFDs. Although this paper is specific to medium
voltage VFDs, many of the concepts covered are applicable
to other long-lived assets that fulfill critical roles in industrial
While both IT and facilities organizations have invested heavily in technology resources (people, processes and tools) to manage the data center infrastructure, they have failed to achieve the promise and potential due to critical gaps between their data center facilities and IT infrastructure components.
A new perspective on managing the critical infrastructure gaps is emerging. Read on for more.
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Rising costs, declining reimbursements and the mandate to improve quality: these are key challenges that surgery centers face every day. For years, costs have continued to climb, while reimbursements have declined or, at best, remained stable. To address these issues and succeed in the future, surgery centers need to develop comprehensive plans that leverage both supply chain and clinical expertise. For many facilities, the next step is to conduct a clinical assessment that identifies new ways to improve inventory management and clinical practices. The heart of this approach from Cardinal Health is a clinical team that leverages OR and supply chain expertise to understand, prioritize and pursue opportunities for improving the health of patient and your practice alike. To learn more, read this case study and find out how two surgery centers have used a clinical assessment from Cardinal Health to improve performance.
Published By: Dur-A-Flex
Published Date: May 14, 2018
Previous best practices for cleaning healthcare facilities centered on sanitizing frequently touched objects, such as bed rails or call buttons, because these objects were believed to be major sources of contagion. However, this new study finds that floors are the largest potential source of pathogens after reviewing five participating Cleveland-area hospitals.
Specifically, the following findings are highlighted in the study:
• Patient room floors in five hospitals were found to be contaminated with healthcare-associated pathogens.
• High-touch objects often came to be in direct contact with the floor.
• Touching objects on the floor frequently resulted in transfer of pathogens to hands.
• Floors in hospital rooms are overlooked as a source for pathogen dissemination, with potentially dangerous results.
The explosion in IT demand has intensified pressure on data center resources, making it difficult to respond to business needs, especially while budgets remain flat. As capacity demands become increasingly unpredictable, calculating the future needs of the data center becomes ever more difficult. The challenge is to build a data center that will be functional, highly efficient and cost-effective to operate over its 10-to-20-year lifespan. Facilities that succeed are focusing on optimization, flexibility and planning—infusing agility through a modular data center design.
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