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Electromagnetic Pulse & Data Centers – What You Need to Know

In September, state news agencies from North Korea explicitly stated that the country could hit the United States with an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack.  Since the announcement, people have been struggling to understand the possibilities of an EMP attack and its level of risk. An Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) is “an instantaneous, intense energy field that...  Read More

IoT Projects are Failing – Here’s How to Make Sure Yours Doesn’t

The Internet of Things (IoT), defined broadly as “a network of everyday items with embedded computers that can connect directly or indirectly to the internet,” promises to rapidly change the landscape of how we design and operate our buildings.  Successful integration of the IoT can aid in the creation of an intelligent building – one...  Read More

The End of Direct Economization in Data Centers?

A few years ago, direct air economization quickly became the trend in data center cooling design.  The shift coincided with the expansion of the ASHRAE TC9.9 operating envelope for data centers, which widened the acceptable dry bulb temperature range for server inlets up to 80.6°F.  Companies like Facebook, Google, and a number of large wholesale...  Read More

How IoT is Impacting Networks in Higher Education and the Student Experience

Thanks for reading the LEDG blog series for Higher Education Network, Information Technology, and Facility leaders on IoT and Network Infrastructure Master Planning. The demands are increasing and we hope we can help sort through the hype and the realities of what it takes to change your campus buildings to intelligent facilities. As we mentioned...  Read More

How IoT is Impacting Networks in Higher Education and Student Learning

Thanks for reading the LEDG blog series for Higher Education Network, Information Technology, and Facility leaders on IoT and Network Infrastructure Master Planning. The demands are increasing and we hope we can help sort through the hype and the realities of what it takes to change your campus buildings to intelligent facilities. The Internet of...  Read More

Cloud Computing in Higher Education: Results from the LEDG Survey

Higher education organizations continue to adopt best practices used in other industries that can save time and money. Cloud computing can help higher education IT departments implement applications and IT services in a more cost-effective, faster process. Relocating certain applications to the cloud can enable universities to have greater flexibility in adopting new student-centric or...  Read More

LIGHTFAIR 2017 Recap and Innovations

LEDG had a great week at LIGHTFAIR 2017 held at the Philadelphia Convention Center from May 9th through May 11th featuring the world’s leading manufacturers of lighting and control solutions. We use this time to examine what innovations are brewing, what will work for our customer’s facilities today, and generate new ideas by application types...  Read More

Hidden Costs in Data Center Colocation

Data center owners need to evaluate all costs when considering whether to keep their data center onsite or consider a 3rd party location. Many extra costs are not realized until after critical decisions have been made.  Read More

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