The BCS has formed a specialist group to provide a forum for encouraging best practice in the design, building and management of datacentres.
The Data Centre Specialist Group hopes to attract individuals who have experience of working in these complex and critical environments and are willing to share their own experience and/or gain experience and knowledge from others.
The BCS said the group intends to shine a light into an area of IT that traditionally has been overlooked, misunderstood or simply left to the facilities department to deal with.
It aims to provide an avenue for the non-commercial assessment and dissemination of new technologies and practices and encourage the improved communication of requirements and capabilities between datacentre professionals and users.
The specialist group plans to hold about 12 meetings a year, at which it will tackle the hot topics of the moment as well as provide a forum for communication and further drive professionalism through the industry.
The inaugural meeting will be held on 29 January at 6pm at the BCS offices in London. Attendees will hear a talk by Gartner research vice-president Rakesh Kumar entitled "The datacentre in Europe in 2015", which will examine the future of datacentres and the critical role they play.
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