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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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Expert on Power for Life-Safety to Address Critical Facilities Summit

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How To Team Up With IT To Manage Data Centers, Critical Environments

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Critical Facilities Summit 2017: An Editor's Perspective

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Report: Most Organizations not Prepared for Cyberattacks

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Considerations For Adding Backup Power To An Existing Data Center

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Understand The Legal Issues of Adding Data Center Backup Power

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Hurricane Matthew Touches Down in Florida: Are Your Facilities Ready?

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Rebounding Buildings: Facility Resilience

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Business Resilience Includes more than Emergency Preparedness

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Critical Lessons for Data Center Facility Managers

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What Facility Managers Need To Know About Data Center Redundancy

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N+1 Redundancy: Multiple Options

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Exploring The Value of 2N Redundancy

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2(N+1) and 3N/2 Redundancy: High Reliability Options

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Swing ATS and Catcher Redundancy Strategies

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Critical Facilities Summit Focuses on Future of Data Center Technology

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Medical University Improves Maintenance Efficiency with Critical Upgrades

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Hurricane Sandy Showed Importance of Critical Facilities Site Selection

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5 Steps To Evaluating Sites For Critical Facilities

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Design Standards and Objectives in Critical-Facility Siting

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Important Issues in Selecting Critical Facilities Sites

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Using Detailed Site Analysis to Locate Critical Facilities

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Successful Critical Facility Commissioning

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Evaluating Commissioning Agents For Data Centers And Other Critical Facilities

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Should A Design Engineering Firm Self-Perform Critical Facility Commissioning?

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Critical Operations: Laboratories and Energy Savings

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Variable Air Volume Considerations for Critical Facilities

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Uncovering Energy Savings Inside Critical Facilities

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Training, Post-Failure Procedures Should Inform O&M Manuals

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Training, Post-Failure Procedures Should Inform O&M Manuals

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Designing Robust Site-Specific O&M Manual

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Robust Operations And Maintenance Practices Can Help Head Off Critical-Facilities Failures

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Developing, Validating Emergency Operational Procedures Reduces Risk In Critical Facilities

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Develop Site-Specific Emergency Operating Procedures For Critical Facilities

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Training Helps Mitigate Risk During Critical Facilities Failures

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Decommissioned Data Centers: What's Next?

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Staff Training, Maintenance Schedule Help Keep UPS Running

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Data Center Assessment Can Prevent Downtime By Identifying Weak Spots In Design, Equipment, And Operations

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Look For Critical Facilities Design Experience, Knowledge When Choosing A Data Center Assessment Team

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Primary Objective Of Data Center Assessment Is To Identify Previously Unknown Risks

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Plan For Entire Life Cycle When Developing A New Data Center

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Colocation, Managed Hosting Are Alternatives To Owning A Data Center

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Focus On Data Center Life Cycle Can Help Shape Infrastructure Planning, Maintenance

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Commission, Test UPS To Ensure Proper Operation

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Site-Specific Data Center Commissioning Can Avoid Issues

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UPS's Key Role In Data Centers Demands Close Attention To Preventing Problems

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UPS Design Concerns: Cooling, Surge Protection, Maintenance and Batteries

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Commission UPS Before Operations Begin To Ensure Performance Meets Expectations

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Tips For Operating UPS In Data Centers

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Ensuring Adequate UPS Redundancy

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Developing a Fire Protection Plan for Data Centers

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Common Problems With Data Center Commissioning

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Site-Specific, Customized Data Center Commissioning

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Air-Flow Management, Economizer Use And Understanding PUE Can Help Improve Data Center Efficiency

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What To Know About Hot-Aisle, Cold-Aisle, And Chimney Data Center Containment Strategies

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The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Hot-Aisle, Cold-Aisle Containment Strategies

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How Chimney Containment Can Help Manage Temperatures In Data Centers

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Four Factors To Consider When Developing A Data Center Containment Strategy

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Pay Close Attention To Staffing Challenges In Critical Facilities

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How To Limit Human Error In Critical Facilities

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Survey: The Effects Of Hurricane Sandy On Critical Facilities

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Data Centers: Surviving Hurricane Sandy

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Complexity Complicates Data Center Maintenance

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Operations Objectives Should Drive Data Center Staffing Decisions

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Develop Comprehensive Work Rules, Procedures To Minimize Human Error In Data Centers

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Site-Specific Infrastructure Training Can Help Limit Data Center Human Error

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How To Use Incentives To Improve Data Center Staff Retention

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Data Center Availability, Reliability Hinge On Numerous Factors

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Data Center "Black Boxes" Can Complicate Operations and Maintenance

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Continuous On-line Condition Monitoring Is Best Way To Manage Data Center Maintenance

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Determining Optimal Start Time Delays For Generators

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How to Minimize Human Error, Prevent Data Center Downtime

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How To Avoid A "Frankenstein" UPS

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Conduct Site Analysis Before Starting Construction On Data Centers

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Hurricane Sandy Prompts New Way Of Thinking About Data Center Resiliency

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New York City Housing Authority Data Center's Backup Power Strategy Helped Weather Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy Shows Value Of Cloud Services, Co-location And Redundant Facilities

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Hurricane Sandy's Impact Has Data Centers Outside New York Re-evaluating Threats

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Detailed Site Analysis Can Help Select Disaster-Resilient Location For Critical Facilities

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Critical Facilities Sites Must Meet Minimum Criteria For Disaster Resilience

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Government Standards Can Help Set Criteria For Critical Facilities Site Location

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Five Steps To Evaluating Sites For Critical Facilities

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Hurricane Sandy Showed Importance Of Critical Facilities Site Selection

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What To Know Before Building A Modular Data Center

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Know The Requirements For Modular Data Centers

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Keep Shipping Size Constraints In Mind When Designing Modular Data Center

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4 Questions To Ask When Considering A Modular Data Center

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Communication Between Facility Management And IT Increasingly Important In Data Center Operations

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Effective Communication Between Facility Management, IT, Improves Bottom Line In Data Centers

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IT, Facility Management Collaboration Helps Data Centers Mitigate Risks

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Data Center Codes, Standards Give FM And IT Plenty To Talk About

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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Offers Clarity of Operations

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What Facility Managers Need to Know to Get the Most Efficiency Out of DCIM

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How DCIM Can Be Used In Greenfield, Legacy Data Centers

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Critical Facility Fire Suppression Options

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Demand Response: Communication is Critical

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Managing Outsourcing in Critical Facilities

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Portable Units Avoid Capital Expenditures for Cooling

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High-Tech Fire Fighting

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Avoiding Power Quality Headaches

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How to Get the CFO's Ear

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Too Hot To Handle?

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With UPS systems, business issues drive technology decisions

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Staying Power for Critical Facilities

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Fallout

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Don’t Wait Until Dark

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In Good Working Order

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UPS: Planning for Power

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Mission-Critical Facilities: The Next Generation

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UPS Uptime: Making it Happen

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UPS: Power Players