Friday, 20 March 2009

BCS endorses the EU data centre code

The British Computer Society (BCS) is the first professional body and only the second organisation to sign the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, which was launched in November last year (we reported on it here).

David Clarke, BCS chief executive officer explains: "This is a vital issue for the IT industry and we're delighted to have been involved in the development of the standard and to be the first professional body to endorse the Code. Our endorsement means that we will work to promote the Code, encourage best practice and help IT professionals gain a better understanding and control of the issue."

The BCS is very active in the area of green IT, with several initiatives, including:

  • Creating and launching, later this year, the Practitioner Certificate for Data Centre Operators, a new qualification aimed at supporting the delivery and implementation of the EU Code of Conduct.
  • Launching the BCS Foundation Certificate in Green IT in April.
  • Launching a simulation tool for data centre operators which will provide information and insight into the choices of energy usage in data centres.
  • Developing a series of best practice guides, case studies, white papers and books on the subject of energy efficiency.

I must say it's good to see the BCS getting so actively involved in green IT in such a practical way at grass roots level.

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