Data is a critical component of any operational entity. With the advent of newer technologies, such data is growing at an exponential rate. As a result, when most of this data is distributed across multiple platforms, with manual or non-existent workflows and siloed in systems that don’t “talk” to each other, the data can quickly become stale and disjointed.
The findings discussed in this report reveal what operators around the world are thinking, doing, and planning in the areas of efficiency, resiliency, workload placement, staffing, and new technology adoption.
Through the rapid growth of Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, organisations are capturing more data than ever before. But there are still a number of questions around the use of data that need clarity. What is the value in the data? How can it be made available and used effectively to benefit all stakeholders – councils, citizens and businesses? How can it be monetised, if at all?
CrossTalk Solutions, a VoIP consulting and application development company, has named the 5 finalists for its ‘Worst Server Room 2020’ contest. Contest entrants were asked to submit up to 3 pictures or up to 2 minutes of video of their server room/networking equipment/old PBX, etc. You can view the finalists on YouTube.
What will workplaces look like as they begin to reopen from the coronavirus? Will contact tracing with smartphones locate, track and report potential carriers? Will temperature and fever detection become required to gain access to a facility or enterprise? Will prescreening and validation processes be a prerequisite to on-site visits?
The concept of energy harvesting has been around for over a decade; however, the implementation of ambient energy-powered systems in the real-world environment has been cumbersome, complex and costly. Constructing smart buildings that will conserve energy, encompassing both commercial and residential structures, is a prerequisite to ensure energy efficient structures do not draw heavily from traditional power sources that utilize fossil fuels.
How long before your building “knows” more about you than you do yourself? As ever-more processing is crammed into smaller, lighter and cheaper devices, it was only a matter of time before people would be able to wear them as they go about their everyday lives. It hasn’t taken long for people to find ways in which wearables could be used to improve the inter-relationship between buildings on the one hand, and the people who live or work in them, or visit them.
The exponential growth of data transfer is pushing traditional campus networks to the limit. Compounding the problem is the surge in demand for high-resolution video streaming and intelligent applications — such as facial recognition systems — which add to the already high volume of video traffic from conferences, streaming, and VR devices. Finally, IoT applications, ranging from service robots and intelligent access controls to voice devices and sensors, are regularly deployed on campuses which increases the complexity of the network structure, creating an even greater burden on copper wire networks.
On August 11 and 12 Cabling Installation & Maintenance will host a series of 8 online seminars addressing emerging applications as well as cabling and wireless infrastructure strategies for networks. The online conference, Emerging Applications in Data Center and Enterprise Networks, will include 4 seminars each day. The seminars on Tuesday, August 11 will focus on data center networks and those on Wednesday, August 12 will focus on enterprise networks.
There is a common and recurring challenge amongst commercial real estate developers. To ensure their project does not result in delivering an obsolete building upon substantial completion. This is an understandably stressful predicament for development teams who are having to define functional and experiential uses cases two, three, sometimes five years in advance of completion with expectations that the new building meet both market demand as well as operational requirements.