How to Create Energy Savings and Sustainability with IoT

Power costs are rising, and environmental sustainability has become a must. With so much at stake, how do you drive energy savings while also supporting regulatory compliance? The short answer:...
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4 New Year’s Resolutions to Optimize Boiler Operations and Increase Generation Efficiency

Let’s just say that 2020 was a year we’d soon rather forget. And 2021? Better, but not one for the records books. Ah, but 2022. That’s a year that’s still...

Achieving the Benefits of Remote Connectivity Faster and More Reliably

While the productivity and cost advantages of cloud-based building and factory automation systems are relatively easy to identify and quantify, the road to achieving those benefits includes hazard warning signs...

Helping OEM Engineers Enhance Building Equipment Cyber Security

The importance of Internet and cloud security can’t be understated when it comes to designing, owning and managing today’s large commercial buildings, institutional facilities, entertainment complexes and industrial plants. The...

Solving the Building Management and Factory Floor Automation Connectivity Challenge

With the goal of reaping the benefits of exponential gains in productivity at reduced operational costs, the revolutions in machine-to-machine intelligence, edge computing, the internet of things (IoT) and cloud

Device data drives revenue – how data can make sales teams more effective

For decades sales people have kept little notes about their customers so they can know their customers better. Maybe it’s a dog’s name or remembering their favorite fishing spot. But in today’s day and age, you can know your customer’s better than ever before. By harnessing the information available from their cloud-enabled devices, your sales team will know so much more about your customers’ work, needs and concerns.

Combating the inherent cybersecurity risks of connected devices

The second part of our conversation with Sierra Monitor Product Manager, Richard Theron, we discuss how the interconnection of commercial and industrial devices bring with it some very real cybersecurity risks. Read our conversation to learn more about the threats and the solutions for OEMs and customers.

Now is the time for manufacturers to invest in product portfolios

It seems only natural in times of economic downturn to shrink your business and cut off anything that isn’t your core essentials. But time and history can show us, these times spark creativity and can, often, be some of the best times to invest in research and development. You’ve probably often lamented that you are too busy with day-to-day business to explore new ideas.

How Cloud-Enabled Submeters Drive Green Initiatives

Having a solid understanding of an organization’s operations is essential for making impactful change. For example, you can’t figure out how to improve margins if you don’t know the cost of every material, part, and process that goes into making your product. You can’t improve the productivity of your employees if you don’t understand the processes and tasks that they spend their day working on. You can’t increase your energy efficiency and implement green initiatives if you don’t have an understanding of how much energy is used by the different devices utilized or operations performed within your organization.

Ransomware and IIoT devices – is there really a threat?

As cyber criminals become more savvy and creative, they are targeting larger institutions, so they can extort as much money as quickly as possible. This is a growing concern for people that rely on industrial and commercial equipment in their day to day business. Because this is a concern for their customers, this is a concern for OEMs. Are the doors that connectivity opens for data-driven analysis and preventative maintenance being kept open for potentially harmful criminals?