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How To Reduce DCIM Deployment Cost And Complexity

The key is device level functionality.

Darin Wymer of TrendPoint
By Darin Wymer
Article Link: http://bit.ly/1mCIhIx
The ROI associated with core DCIM capabilities like real-time monitoring, intelligent alerting, and asset management is very legitimate. As a result, data center operators are deploying DCIM solutions across their facilities to both reduce downtime and drive significant CapEx/ OpEx cost savings. Yet according to the Uptime Institute’s 2013 Data Center Industry Survey, 60% of advanced owners and operators cite cost as the primary barrier to DCIM adoption. This disconnect is a common one with enterprise software deployments. And while there are no silver bullets when it comes to rolling out DCIM, deploying devices with greater functionality including multi protocol support, data logging, and an onboard web interface can greatly reduce the TCO of the overall solution.

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The CEC and Title 24

The New Year is here and everyone is focused on changes and improvement. We at TrendPoint Systems wanted to focus on recent changes with CEC and offer solutions to those changes to help you jump-start to a great 2014!

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has made changes to the California Energy Efficiency Standards, commonly known as TITLE 24, that will affect everyone that is involved in the design and building of Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. Although the scope of changes are broad, I will only discuss the metering portion of the standards.

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Landlords Double as Energy Brokers

New York Times - Landlords Double as Energy Brokers
By JAMES GLANZ Published: May 13, 2013
Link to original article - http://nyti.ms/166PL2t -

The trophy high-rises on Madison, Park and Fifth Avenues in Manhattan have long commanded the top prices in the country for commercial real estate, with yearly leases approaching $150 a square foot. So it is quite a Gotham-size comedown that businesses are now paying rents four times that in low, bland buildings across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

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