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September 14, 2016
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OSIsoft and Carahsoft Team to Expand Efficiency, Data Analysis and Sensor Integration Across Government

OSIsoft, LLC, a global leader in operational intelligence, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., a trusted government IT solutions provider, today announced that OSIsoft’s PI System is now available under Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule 70 and SEWP V contracts. The companies have joined forces to identify ways OSIsoft’s PI System, one of the world's most widely used software technologies for capturing and integrating sensor-based operational data, can support government agencies in meeting their missions.

June 09, 2016
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How Lawrence Livermore Is Facing Exascale Power Demands

The old adage “you cannot improve what you do not measure” is fresh again in the age of ubiquitous data. When considering the challenges of exascale computing, power is right at the top of the list and the major leadership-class centers want to make sure they’re doing everything they can to manage the demands of power today – which can run as high as 10 MW at peak for the largest machines – and in the coming exascale era, when the number could be three times that high.

May 03, 2016
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Federal Data Centers Are About to Go Green in a Big Way

With that consolidation effort mostly complete, in March the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) to supersede the instructions laid out in FDCCI. For Steve Sarnecki, vice president of the federal and public sector at OSIsoft, the new guidance from OMB is welcome. Instead of just shuttering data centers, it focuses on improving the infrastructure that supports these centers, such as by cutting energy and water costs.

May 03, 2016
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The Internet of Things or the Internet of threats?

To technology companies, IoT stands for the Internet of Things. It’s one of the biggest opportunities in decades because it will allow organizations to use existing data to cut costs, better serve their customers, increase safety and convenience or create new services. But to many, particularly in government, IoT also stands for the Internet of Threats -- a new realm where “smart” lights could plunge building occupants into darkness unexpectedly or hackers could take over a moving vehicle.

March 11, 2016
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Cybersecurity’s hidden problem is in the people

Government and industry may be looking in the wrong place when trying to beef up cybersecurity in their institutions. A handful of government officials, industry employees and experts think the biggest problem in cybersecurity is in the training of the average person. Cybersecurity has been on everyone’s mind in the past couple of years after a slew of cyber attacks compromised the personal information of millions of federal workers, regular citizens and military personnel.