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Posted by: Stéphane Bourgeois on June 24, 2016

If one thing is certain about the future of IT, it’s this: IT is completely unpredictable. Today’s IT departments must be ready for anything. No longer is IT around just to serve the present-day needs of employees and network users; IT departments have the ability to drive initiatives that accelerate the profitability of businesses.

Here are three strategies that can help you address the constantly changing workloads and applications driven by the challenges faced by every future-ready IT department....

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: Stéphane Bourgeois on June 23, 2016

Data center environments are dynamic; just like the technology they support, they must be flexible and adaptable. This is true for managers of enterprise, hyperscale/cloud and colocation/multi-tenant data centers, alike. Learn how a simple but effective CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis tool combines IT asset data, physical architecture, power, cooling, networking and airflow simulation to help data center managers better implement changes, regardless of what type of facility they are managing.

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Tags: Data Center, Hyperscale Data Centers

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Blog Category: Industrial Ethernet

Posted by: Heather MacKenzie on June 22, 2016

It’s not surprising that Ethernet has migrated from office environments to industrial environments. After all, the use of open, standards-based communication technology has made it easy to connect the plant floor to enterprise systems resulting in many business benefits.

There is a downside of Ethernet standardization though --too often office-grade cable is being used in industrial and harsh environments. This jeopardizes uptime and safety and can cost organizations far more than what they “saved” by installing commercial cable in demanding environments in the first place.

What are the applications that require industrial-grade Ethernet cable versus the office-grade Ethernet cable used in enterprise networking? There are more of them than you might think. Let’s review the situations where Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is reduced by specifying industrial-grade cable for Ethernet network infrastructure.

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: on June 17, 2016

As LEED v4 begins to permeate the commercial buildings market, you’ll be hearing more about Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Health Product Declarations (HPDs). In this blog article, we will discuss what HPDs are, what they disclose, HPD 1.0 versus 2.0, earning LEED points and how Belden approaches HPDs.

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: Stéphane Bourgeois on June 16, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming fast, and is set to reshape everything from healthcare to manufacturing. A 2015 IBM survey of more than 5,000 business professionals from 21 industries found that 57% of C-suite executives place IoT in the top three most important near-term business trends.
But without a reliable connection to the network, these intelligent IoT devices are simply “devices.” They can’t monitor the surrounding environment and make instinctive adjustments. They can’t provide data to us for better decision-making. If network connectivity isn’t dependable, then business processes will suffer – and the investment an organization makes in IoT won’t be worth it.

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Tags: IoT

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Blog Category: Industrial Security

Posted by: Heather MacKenzie on June 15, 2016

Two things that make ICS cybersecurity different from IT security are the use of industrial-specific protocols like DNP3 and the common usage of endpoints like PLCs, IEDs and RTUs that are 15+ years old. Both of these factors are significant in industries that depend on WAN communication networks, such as power, water/wastewater, transportation plus oil and gas systems.

Recently two SCADA security experts, Erik Schweigert of Belden and Joel Langill of SCADAhacker.com, gave a webinar that described the challenges of securing systems like power grids.

If you want to understand how to secure industrial protocols like DNP3 or the unique challenges of Defense in Depth for OT, I strongly recommend you listen to this webinar. Read on to find out the top 10 things you will learn.

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: Stéphane Bourgeois on June 10, 2016

Used for everything from accessing the internet or printing a document to downloading an attachment from an email, networks are the backbone of business today. They can refer to a small handful of devices within a single room to millions of devices spread across the entire globe, and can be defined based on purpose and/or size.

We put together this handy reference guide to explain the types of networks in use today, and what they’re used for.

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Tags: LAN, POLAN, Passive Optical LAN

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Blog Category: Enterprise Networking

Posted by: on June 09, 2016

On the surface, ribbon fiber cables provide the best of two worlds: They combine high fiber density with the easiest, fastest mass fusion termination process. Inside these cables, many conducting wires run parallel to each other on the same flat plane (hence the name “ribbon fiber cable”).

In this blog article, we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of ribbon fiber, as well as potential applications and alternatives for situations where it is less well suited.

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Tags: Data Center

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