We recently announced availability of a new API for Ecostruxure IT and our new Monitoring & Dispatch Services. Somebody asked me how this would help the industry with the challenges we see at the edge and I stated that it’s a “one-two punch.” They looked at me strangely, not understanding the analogy. Sports talk varies in different parts of the world, but whether you’re scoring runs in baseball or cricket, sports bring people together and we share a sort of common language.
Bear with me as I run the risk of dating myself and having a teenager roll their eyes and say, “OK Boomer” (by the way – to be clear, I am way too young to be a boomer!). Remember Jim McKay spanning the globe to bring you all sorts of sports? Anyone who has heard Jim McKay talk about the thrill of victory, the agony of defeat, and the human drama of athletic competition knows that sports embody rivalry, teamwork, and, most of all, a desire to win.
And that makes the language of sports pretty much perfect for the ..

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Understanding new challenges Making your business more resilient is a battle on many fronts today. It involves much more than having expertise on your own products, services and customers. It requires the ability to extend operations to new locations and monitor and manage processes in a hands-off way. It also requires the ability to be objective and honest about internal capabilities – and know when to depend on trusted partners. For the many organizations that are highly competent and take pride in their ability to run their business with great efficiency and security – this shift could be a difficult one. But improving resiliency means understanding your ability to be effective on new fronts. Ensuring cyber and physical security, improving operational efficiency, and meeting sustainability goals are complex and ever-changing challenges. Especially for cybersecurity – finding the skills and expertise to meet these challenges will be even tougher in the next few years as demand increa..

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Look around you—our world, as we knew it, has changed rapidly. Gone are the days—well, at least this Spring—of joining with family and friends for graduation celebrations, music festivals, large scale events, international travel plans, and side-by-side working with colleagues. Norms are challenged, rituals are reshaped, and digital resilience is redefined when we find ourselves adapting to new ways of living and working.
January 23, 2020: That was when the crisis response hit, and our first wave of employees in Asia moved to remote working. Shortly after, like a tidal wave of rippling response, the rest of global enterprise followed, and we were in full swing Business Continuity crisis management for our 135,000 employees.
In these instances, CIOs can choose to be either reactive or, take proactive measures by preparing a solid business continuity plan. Choosing the latter may be the difference between riding the wave or being swallowed by it.
Digital resilience According to IDC, i..

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Within hospitals and healthcare clinics, a built environment that is designed to maintain safety and comfort plays an important role in aiding patient recovery. The controls that regulate environmental variables such as temperature, humidity, lighting, and airflow play critical roles. The built environment impacts infection transmission by ensuring correct levels of humidity and air exchanges. The odds of a faster healing process are also improved when thermal conditions are controlled in such a way that patients are more comfortable and safer.
Lighting also plays a crucial role in determining both patient safety and comfort. Control of light dimness can stimulate the brain’s neurons to induce sleep or to maintain wakefulness depending on the patient’s need. Proper lighting intensity is also required when nurses enter patient rooms to investigate exam results or to administer medicine so that errors are avoided.
How Modern Environmental Control Systems Deliver Safety, Comfort, and Bu..

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