The UK’s BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has launched its new intermediate certificate in Energy and Cost Management for Data Centres. At the same time it has also updated its intermediate certificate in the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres.
The new certificate covers:
why managing data centre energy and cost is important
what energy and cost management in the data centre involves
predicting and demonstrating appropriate management steps
comparing and distinguishing between energy and cost management options
It’s aimed at all those involved in running data centres, as well as business unit managers, IT purchasers, architects, solution consultants and CSR professionals.
The Institute has a number of green IT initiatives and believes that IT professionals need new skills to ensure IT can deliver solutions to help businesses to reduce their carbon emissions and meet growing legislation. The organisation points to the growing legislation, such as the UK’s CRC energy efficiency scheme, which makes it mandatory for those organisations covered by the legislation to understand and report their energy consumption. Michiel van der Voort, Director International and Professional Development Services at the Institute said: “There’s a real opportunity here for IT professionals to get ahead of the game, understand the legislation and the associated challenges of reducing emissions”.