When working with data center and commercial facility electrical systems, shocks of 100mA to more than 2,000mA are possible—definitely in the realm of serious harm to humans and property. Energized electrical equipment also presents the risk of arc flash caused by electrical faults that produce powerful explosions. When dealing with commercial and industrial electrical systems, such as uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) and their batteries, data center and facilities managers need to be aware of these risks, especially since some repair and maintenance procedures require working with a unit that is still energized. There are ways to minimize the risks to employees, equipment and the field technician performing the service.
This paper answers some common questions about UPS maintenance, how to reduce the risks associated with servicing UPSs and batteries, and how to qualify a UPS service provider.
In the era of individual-centered economy, customers are demanding faster, more personalized services. To deliver these services, successful organizations realize the benefits of accurate and trusted master data. And in today's always on society, companies can no longer afford to allow downtime for maintenance and scheduled upgrades for these services and the supporting applications. With low latency capabilities in IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management designed to easily connect to applications in a zero-downtime environment, the highest demands for user interactions can now be realized. As a result, businesses can therefore take the next step in their digital transformation initiatives to truly drive personalized differentiated customer experiences to separate themselves in today's crowded marketplace.
View this webinar to discover how IBM MDM puts these capabilities within easy reach. The webinar will:
Reveal how these capabilities are being delivered on-premise and on t
In a recent Aberdeen Group Analyst Insight report,1 Asset Management: The Changing Landscape of Predictive Maintenance, a survey of executives states that the number one risk to operations was failure of their critical physical assets —ensuring that they are available, reliable and performing as originally intended. Though, such a risk can become an opportunity. Top-performing companies rely on analytics related to maintenance, safety and replacement equipment to plan for capital expenditures, manage their assets on a daily basis and maximize asset performance.
Reliable Transportation For Dummies, IBM Limited Edition, shows you what you need to know about what it takes to keep a fleet operating efficiently while keeping maintenance expenses in check. In other words, this book provides information and ideas about what you can do to have a reliable fleet operation that doesn’t break the bank with either unforeseen breakdowns or out-of-control maintenance expenditures.
Starting data governance initiatives can seem a bit daunting. You’re establishing strategies and policies for data assets. And, you’re committing the organization to treat data as a corporate asset, on par with its buildings, its supply chain, its employees or its intellectual property.
However, as Jill Dyché and Evan Levy have noted, data governance is a combination of strategy and execution. It’s an approach that requires one to be both holistic and pragmatic:
• Holistic. All aspects of data usage and maintenance are taken into account in establishing
• Pragmatic. Political challenges and cross-departmental struggles are part of the
equation. So, the tactical deployment must be delivered in phases to provide quick
“wins” and avert organizational fatigue from a larger, more monolithic exercise.
To accomplish this, data governance must touch all internal and external IT systems and establish decision-making mechanisms that transcend organizational silos. And, it must provi
Forrester Consulting provides an analysis of four HP 3PAR Storage customer implementations to quantify the efficiency and cost savings achieved over legacy storage platforms. On average, HP 3PAR Storage customers achieved a 10.4 month payback period with a 55% ROI over a 3-year evaluation period and a significant reduction in CapEx and OpEx over that same period as a result of thin provisioning, maintenance costs avoided and labor productivity gains
Your goal is clear—produce high-quality goods while optimizing resources at every step of production. And in today's uncertain economy, cost-control efforts may never have been more important. Unscheduled downtime because of equipment failure can have a serious impact on your organization's bottom line. Download this white paper from IBM, and learn the basics of predictive maintenance, the benefits it provides manufacturing operations and the underlying technologies that make it possible. Predictive analytics helps you in a number of ways: identify when equipment is likely to fail or need maintenance and take action to maximize up time and reduce future warranty claims costs; optimize allocated labor resources and spare part inventories, helping eliminate undue maintenance, prevent downtime and reduce inventory costs; and determine why certain production runs fail more often than others, identify the cause and analyze whether those runs warrant a recall.
Companies are pressured more than usual to get the most out of their current asset base. Read this Analyst Insight from Aberdeen Group to learn how companies are using analytics to predict asset failure to avoid costly downtime and reduce maintenance cost.
The IBM mobility solution helped PHS Group improve productivity by five percent, streamline operations and speed cash collections rates while significantly decreasing paper and printer systems costs. PHS Group plc (PHS) provides workplace maintenance and cleaning services to more than 250,000 business customers in 300,000 locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server "footprint" size and overall electrical requirements, resulted in significant reductions in ongoing costs, or opex, per 100 end users supported.
How can your midsize business meet new demands for data storage with limited resources? In this eguide, you’ll find out that this innovative solution can radically improve storage performance—while minimizing expenses
Infrastructure matters. Today’s business environment is increasingly dominated by mobile and cloud-based platforms, and by the skyrocketing volume of new data. And with 70 percent of the average organization's IT budget being spent on operations and maintenance, infrastructure must be simplified, adaptive and responsive. Those are the characteristics of the software defined environment: IBM’s optimized, customized, virtualized IT platform designed to replace systems that assign server, storage and network resources manually. This eBook serves as an essential introduction to SDEs: what they are, and why your organization needs them now more than ever.
The Ligonier Valley School District is home to approximately 1700 students. Spread across more than 230 square miles, Ligonier Valley is one of the largest geographical school districts in Pennsylvania. The district’s students are housed in four buildings: Laurel Valley Elementary (K-5), RK Mellon Elementary (K-5), Ligonier Middle School (6-8), and Ligonier High School (9-12).
Ligonier Valley High School installed Cisco wireless network to provide foundation for 21st century teaching and learning.
The data center infrastructure is central to the overall IT architecture. It is where most business-critical applications are hosted and various types of services are provided to the business. Proper planning of the data center infrastructure design is critical, and performance, resiliency, and scalability need to be carefully considered.
Another important aspect of the data center design is the flexibility to quickly deploy and support new services. Designing a flexible architecture that can support new applications in a short time frame can result in a significant competitive advantage.
The basic data center network design is based on a proven layered approach that has been tested and improved over the past several years in some of the largest data center implementations in the world. The layered approach is the foundation of a data center design that seeks to improve scalability, performance, flexibility, resiliency, and maintenance.
Published By: Raritan
Published Date: Jan 05, 2015
As an IT administrator, Lab, or Network Manager, you need to access and control multiple computer systems, perhaps widely dispersed, for routine maintenance as well as for real-time troubleshooting and repair. The tools must enable you to work quickly and securely to access any system regardless of type, brand, or location.
Published By: Appcito
Published Date: Apr 09, 2015
Traditionally, rollout of a new software version has been a critical and painful process. In the past, new versions were implemented along with a maintenance period (i.e., service downtime),
resulting in loss of business for that period. This downtime was generally acceptable when there were only a few releases a year. But now—in a more fast-paced world of hosted software-as-aservice (SaaS) solutions, increased responsiveness and daily or even more frequent releases—down times are no longer acceptable or a?ordable.
Continuous Delivery is a practice used in the software industry to automate and improve the process of software delivery. It is all about adopting practices to release high-quality software fast through automation of the build, test and deployment processes.
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Jun 22, 2015
Read this paper to find out how Tosca Testsuite can help you to lower the maintenance effort of your test data and operating costs of your test environment while building an efficient test data management strategy.
Cisco and Polycom are expensive, on-premises solutions that take weeks to deploy. They require large, ongoing investments to manage them and do not offer a cloud service.
How much time and how many resources do you have to spend training and supporting users to work with your Cisco or Polycom solution? Don’t be fooled by packaging. Their solutions are still complex, on-premises hardware that require a team of IT specialists to support and lack the flexibility for you to grow at your own pace.
For a price similar to that of your infrastructure software maintenance, you can use Lifesize Cloud and skip the high cost and complexity of Cisco’s or Polycom’s on-premises infrastructure.
Published By: Wheelhouse
Published Date: Aug 13, 2013
This infograph displays the comparison between a Hosted VoIP & VoIP PBX explaining the differences between service maintenance, phone system and upfront costs. By reading this infograph, you will be able to figure out whether Hosted VoIP or VoIP PBX is a better fit for your business.
Private cloud technologies have proven themselves in large data centers and hosting organizations. The ability to quickly deploy new virtual machines, make configuration changes to virtual machines, live migrate virtual machines to different hosts before performing maintenance on physical components, and other benefits like this have cut operational expenses.
Integrated Computing (IC), also known as Converged Infrastructure, stands to revolutionize everything about IT. IC takes all of virtualization, storage, networking, and compute into a single system and allows total infrastructure oversight through one console. As you can imagine, the improvements in ease of use, agility, and efficiency are quite substantial.
This is essential because infrastructure maintenance devours about three-fourths of annual IT budgets. IC changes all of that, delivering high efficiency solutions for the lifecycle of system,reducing costs and freeing up valuable personnel.
The evolution of IT awaits.
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