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Data centers guide big corporations to make right decision: Schneider Electric Vice President Mohamed Shaheen

  • Data centers help cut operational and maintenance costs, maximize revenues and boost the economy
Cairo, Egypt, 16th of June, 2019 - Schneider Electric, the global leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is seeking to harness its extensive expertise in digital transformation, data centers, and infrastructure and industries to boost cooperation with the Egyptian government across all industries, said Mohamed Shaheen, Vice President of Information Technology and Industry Business in Egypt, NEA and Levant Cluster.

Shaheen said that Schneider Electric has been part of a series of key national development projects in Egypt, in remarks during the ‘Future of Data Centers’ conference - which is being held under the sponsorship of the Egyptian Ministry of Communication, with representatives from local and global firms and data collection and analysis experts attending.

During the two-day conference, Schneider Electric organized two sessions about the role of data centers where company officials discussed cooperation with the communication ministry to set up comprehensive data centers in Smart Village.

During a session titled "Data Centers’ Rules," Shaheen said that relying on data centers drive high-value results by offeirng a vision that enables decisionmakers to anticipate the future, formulate long-term policies, make fact-based decisions for effective management of projects, and helps cut operational and maintenance costs, which will in turn maximize the returns of such projects and their impact on the Egyptian national economy.

He added that Information and communication technology reports forecast a significant growth in demand for energy and communication in the Middle East and North Africa in the near future, adding: "This is the technology we are pleased to provide in Egypt through our fruitful cooperation with our partners across various ambitious projects that have received local and international acclaim.”

“At Schneider Electric, we are working to support energy professionals and data collection and analysis specialists by offering innovative solutions, the latest of which is the White Paper titled ‘Solving Edge Computing Infrastructure Challenges’ to support IT professionals working on developing a strategy to deploy edge information technology.”

According to Worldwide Technology, "The ability to pre-configure technology platforms and devices before shipment increases deployment speed and can reduce field engineering costs by 25% to 40%, increasing order processing speed by 20% and reducing maintenance costs by 7%, he said.

As such, a pre-integrated and collaborative approach within the vendor ecosystem, in addition to rule-based configuration tools, reference designs and cloud-based management software are key to making edge solutions faster to deploy, more resilient, and cost-effective, he added.

During the second session titled: “Schneider Electric Data Centers in the Could and at the Edge”, Pierre Heshmat, Schneider Electric’s Sales Manager of Data Center Solutions, Energy Management and Information Technology, said: “data centers are the future. They play a crucial role in the policy-making process and the developing of long-term decisions for large corporations, helping them optimize business and investment benefits in a way that fits in with sustainable development goals. Right decisions are contingent on data made available for us and the anticipation of what will happen in the future based on that data.”

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Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems.
We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency
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