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—14 November 2017

SPOTLIGHT ON: Germany

  Germany is the third largest data center market in the world with over 400 facilities (following USA and UK). It looks likely that the influx of DCs to Germany…

—6 December 2016

Not just a name change – it’s a GAME CHANGE!

The appointment of Rob Johnson as the CEO of VERTIV, the new name of Emerson Network Power, will bring change of seismic proportions to the datacenter industry. From its formation…

—4 November 2016

You say potato, I say King Edward (mashed and served with a cheeky sauvignon blanc)

You say potato, I say King Edward (mashed and served with a cheeky sauvignon blanc); why HR and data centre managers need to talk the same language For decades industries…

—14 July 2016

Brexit and the Datacenter. Towards a unified response to capability shortfalls.

Posted by DCP Guest Blogger Dr Theresa (Terri) Simpkin  CIPD, CAHRI, Churchill Fellow, FHEA Head of Department, Leadership and Management Lord Ashcroft International Business School   While the recent UK…

—25 February 2016

Be afraid…..

It’s 4.30 am and I can’t sleep. I’m terrified by the inexorable growth of a new phenomenon – the data center expert. Am I alone in noticing this? They are…

—19 January 2016

How the World has Changed…

The year is 1915 “One hundred years ago”. What a difference a century makes! Here are some statistics for the Year 1915: The average life expectancy for men was 47…

—2 September 2015

Tempus Fugit

I can’t believe that it’s five years to the day that I left Schneider to start Datacenterpeople. Not that there was anything wrong with Schneider – it’s a great company…

—26 August 2015

The daily grind

I’ve just started to read a new book. “The Future of Work” by Jacob Morgan. It’s about the tenth book I’ve started this year and haven’t finished any of them yet….

—20 August 2015

Bad people do bad things…

Perhaps ‘bad’ isn’t the right word. How about ‘untrained, inexperienced, under-exercised and ill- equipped data centre staff make mistakes’? Certainly the opposite is true – ‘good’ staff make fewer mistakes… So what,…

—15 August 2015

Where’s Jack?

Given that most downtime is due to human error, whether poor design, faulty construction, poor operation or just bad management, we have a mountain of a job to do to turn…