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  • ESOS is a UK mechanism for meeting the European Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria.

    2015 is the year of ESOS. Organisations must comply with these important new regulations or risk fines for non-compliance. Make sure your organisation is ready.

    Reserve your seat at our virtual workshop where we'll share lessons learned, including best practice and answer our most popular FAQs.

    Agenda:

    - The “EED”– European Energy Efficiency Directive
    - ESOS – Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
    - “Saw it, Read it, Understand it?” – What have we learned so far?
    - Questions & Answers
  • Security is Complex, Patching with Microsoft® System Center Shouldn't Be

    System Center Configuration Manager is the solution of choice for managing today's enterprise environments. But what’s an administrator to do when a security audit includes vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft applications?

    Introducing the only enterprise-class 3rd party patching solution designed exclusively for System Center environments that require operationally efficient and reliable security and compliance patching solutions.

    Join us for an in-depth demonstration of practical methods to improve the patch process for your most targeted 3rd party desktop applications, reduce the time you spend building updates, and improve audit readiness in your Windows environment—through our newly released Lumension® Patch Manager DeskTop plug-in.

    Key capabilities include:
    Integrated plug-in with automated content subscription and synchronized scheduling—all within the familiar SCCM console but without need for manual SCUP input
    Ensures systems are correctly patched the first time though Patent-pending Patch-Smart™ technology
    Enterprise-class content which delivers in-depth vulnerability information and supports both enterprise and consumer versions of the most widely adopted, highly targeted applications
  • With the exponential growth and sophistication of malware today, the security industry can no longer afford to ‘bury its head in the sand’. The bottom line is that traditional endpoint security protection has now become ineffective due to the sheer volume, quality, and complexity of malware. New threats have stretched the capabilities of "fat client" security architectures to the limit, making it impractical to keep endpoints updated with signatures for all the new viruses.
    Please join us for a live demonstration of Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business – Endpoint Protection.
  • After so many massive data breaches in 2014, it’s small wonder that data protection is such a hot topic today. The fourth annual Data Protection Maturity Trends report delves into the issues and concerns facing IT security teams, how effective their data protection efforts have been to date, and their plans for 2015 and beyond.
  • Remember the 1960s television program, “The 21st century,” with Walter Cronkite? The show ran from 1967 to 1970, and some people have not been satisfied with the rate of change in the last 40 years, lamenting that Cronkite and other futurists promised flying cars by 2010. Has the pace of innovation in the data center industry slowed to Flying Car pace?

    With Intel releasing 3 or 4 generations of processors per year, and software defined everything changing the way we view IT architecture and infrastructure on a daily basis, it seems hard to wait for innovations that have been discussed for a long time data center industry.

    In this webinar, we will look at some of the innovations that have been discussed over the last 10 years, and see where they are in terms of implementation. Some of the topics include:

    · Lower PUE
    · Higher IT Utilization
    · Liquid Cooling
    · Modular construction
    · Lights-out data centers
  • Data center energy efficiency is being attacked from numerous directions, including power distribution innovations, the creation of hardware better suited to customer applications (to drive better IT utilization), co-designing data centers with IT solutions, and cooling system innovations.

    With respect to cooling systems, the widely-recognized Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) from The Green Grid (TGG), which is a direct measure of data center energy efficiency, has been used to great effect to continuously drive down “traditional” air-cooled data center PUEs. In the high performance computing (HPC) space, where 40 kW+ rack power densities are commonplace, more aggressive cooling technologies such as liquid-cooling, are seeing rapid adoption. There is also increasing evidence that liquid-cooling is making its way into non-HPC data centers. The presentation will cover such topics as:

    · Data center energy efficiency trends
    · An overview of liquid-cooling technologies
    · The role that liquid-cooled IT is playing in driving improved energy efficiency – towards a PUE of 1.1
    · The challenges of implementing liquid-cooling in the IT and data centers

    The goal is to help demystify liquid-cooling. Finally, The Green Grid’s recently announced Liquid-Cooling Work Group will be described.
  • Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how flash is helping data centers become faster and far more efficient. This panel follows our previous all-flash panel with a whole new round of all-flash storage vendors. Some of the questions we'll be asking include: Is all-flash suitable for all workloads or is a hybrid approach enough? Is a scale-out flash approach superior? Can all-flash be as cost-effective as spinning disk?

    Hear from the following industry experts:
    Kevin Powell, ‎Business Line Program Director, IBM FlashSystem
    Srinath Alapati, Director, Flash, NetApp
    Eric Herzog, CMO & SVP of Alliances, Violin Memory
    Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group
  • The overall industry has over provisioned infrastructure for years – we are now optimizing what we have and what we need by thinking ‘lean’.

    This seminar is geared towards a three step program on how to drive up utilization of existing infrastructure and ensuring a lean supply chain by:

    1) Identifying what you have already
    2) Ensuring you are both “allocated” and “utilized”
    3) Focusing on your support as a “commodty”

    Apply this to all classes of infrastructure and you can drive down your TCO >20%and sometimes up to 40%…Geared towards web-scale infrastructure managers, planners, and supply chain from any and all companies engaged in managing large scale internet infrastructure.
  • Progressive CIO's want out of the data center market, at least data centers as we have known them for the past few decades. The CIO's vision is for an autonomous data center; a data center that operates without the constant supervision of storage, network, database and exchange administrators. A data center that virtually runs itself; automatically adjusting compute, networking and storage to adapt to the changing demands of the applications and services critical to the success of the business.

    So how do large enterprises, burdened with security, compliance, application interdependency, and legacy architectures, begin building towards an autonomous data center? How does the CIO begin thinking strategically about the evolution of the data center and understand the building blocks that will be needed to one day achieve this vision?

    In this webinar, we'll begin the journey by defining the autonomous data center, understanding the strategy required for realizing this vision, and exploring the ultimate impact to IT.
  • User-centric risk tops this year’s concerns: what is IT doing about it?
    Endpoint risk is rising and 78% of respondents to the new 2015 State of Endpoint Security study say negligent, careless employees not following policy are IT’s biggest threat.

    The 6th Annual survey, conducted by Ponemon Institute, asked IT practitioners involved in securing endpoints about risks and challenges in 2015. This year’s report reveals why risk has become more challenging over the last 24 months and what IT plans to do about it in 2015.

    Join us Wednesday January 21st at 8am PST / 11am EST, as Larry Ponemon and Chris Merritt reveal analysis from the Annual State of Endpoint Risk, sponsored by Lumension, including:
    • The evolving IT threat landscape and today’s top-5 risks
    • The disconnect between perceived and actual risk, and the corresponding strategies to combat these threats including detect and respond, big data and threat intelligence
    • Insights into new Infosec budgets and their 2015 allocations

    Register Today, and learn how your peers are planning on addressing the endpoint security risks and challenges of 2015.
  • 2015 was a massive year for data centers with the introduction of software-defined practices, the push of silicon and the whisper of graphene storage and the further proliferation of cloud delivery models. And yet the data center continues to grow and new issues present themselves, especially around data protection and regulation - so what do you need to know in 2015?

    Join Markus Zappolino of SNIA Europe as he looks at what the major trends will be in 2015 for the data center industry and looks at the key drivers for data management and protection, what changes are required in today's storage landscapes, what happens in an internet minute, current and future technologies, and more!
  • Biomass could have an important role in the strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from large coal plants. Amongst the plethora of different biomasses, wood pellets have emerged as one of the most successful and fast growing internationally traded commodities. Wood (and straw) pellets offer a more energy dense and transportable alternative to the traditional wood chip, a product most commonly associated with the paper and pulp industry.

    A few large scale projects in Europe have drawn on North American sources to supplement local supplies of biomass without any major problems. At current levels of demand, there appears to be an abundance of wood resource.
    However, extending cofiring at low rates (5-10%) to the world’s coal-fired fleet will increase demand for wood pellets significantly. Meeting this demand will offer opportunities and challenges for the entire biomass supply chain, not least forest resources. This presentation accompanies a report by the IEA Clean Coal Centre to review the current understanding of world biomass resources using published forestry data from the UN Forestry and Agricultural Organization (FAO). From these data, the author attempts to identify a global and regional resource figure for wood in the form of residues and waste by-products that arise from the forestry industry; and discusses the broad issues that affect forest resources worldwide.
  • There was more Malware in 2014 than all Malware measured since 1984! Today's malware now hides not only in blacklisted websites and email attachments - it may emanate from the Web's most popular sites, from "Friends" on popular social networking sites, or from bots that reside on the own corporate network. In this special webcast the presenter will take a step back and review the history of malware, its purpose then, and its purpose now.
  • Over one-third of employees would leave their current employer if offered more flexible work arrangements, according to a recent study by Unify.

    In fact, workers around the world are demanding more flexibility about where and when they do their jobs – and it’s not just a hype cycle or water cooler talk. New legislation, court cases, even a presidential order – are requiring businesses across the world to be more accommodating of employees' personal obligations outside the workplace.

    In this webinar, Unify presents our latest global research in which we quantify the demand for flexible work options, detail employee and management preferences, and outline ways business leaders can respond to the changing work environment while protecting productivity.
  • Legislation for mercury control for coal-fired power plants is emerging in several regions. The US
    Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has several new rules, including MATS (the Mercury
    and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule) both of which will have
    a significant impact on coal-fired power plants in terms of retrofitting control technologies for
    compliance. Canada has the Canada-Wide Standard which sets caps on mercury emissions for
    individual Provinces. Although the EU has not yet set emission limits for mercury from coal-fired
    plants, the new IED (Industrial Emissions Directive) has annual monitoring requirements for
    mercury emissions. Further, the new BREFs (best available technology reference documents)
    include details on options for mercury control. This would imply that, although mercury is not
    currently being regulated, emissions are being monitored and control may be required at some
    sources in future. China's latest Five-Year Plan includes emission limits for mercury which, for
    the moment, are not particularly challenging. However, there is clearly a recent and significant
    move in China towards the cleaning up of emissions from the coal sector.
    In addition to mercury-specific policies and approaches, these regions have other policies and
    regulations which could have a significant effect on mercury emissions. Looking ahead, based on
    the consideration that regulations will be enacted for several pollutants simultaneously in these
    regions, the outlook for environmental equipment regulations with respect to trace element
    emissions is investigated. The webinar covers:
    • legislative approaches in the different regions;
    • suitable control technologies - co-benefit approaches, mercury specific technologies and
    multi-pollutant strategies; and
    • summaries of action in each of the target regions.
  • Traditional endpoint security has failed to keep up with today’s threats and is exposing organizations to unacceptable levels of risk. It’s time for smarter, next-generation malware prevention to replace or supplement traditional defenses. New approaches to malware can wrest back control and give security administrators greater visibility and control over their endpoints at a lower cost than traditional solutions.

    This webinar will look at the endpoint threats organizations are facing, the means to combat those threats, and why next-generation, cloud-driven protection offers the smartest way to prevent endpoint malware infections.
  • Exposure to professional liability ranks high on the list of any environmental professional’s concerns. In this webinar, industry veteran Anthony Buonicore will present five carefully-selected case studies where an EP was sued, highlighting how costly litigation could have been avoided. Attendees of this webinar will come away with steps that can be taken to minimize professional liability exposure when:

    • Submitting a Phase I ESA proposal
    • Conducting a Phase I ESA
    • Writing the Phase I ESA report
  • Online reviews and social media are a blessing and a curse. On one hand, attention on social media and online can drive business. On the other hand, negative reviews can have a significant negative impact. While reviewers have a right to express their opinions without fear of litigation, reviewers may also be held accountable for spreading falsehood that damages reputation or decreases revenue. This webcast will assist the hospitality professional to respond to negative reviews. It will provide the viewer background information intended to assist hospitality professionals in (1) distinguishing between expressions of opinion (which are protected) and statements of purported fact (which are not); (2) responding informally to negative reviews; (3) determining how legal counsel can efficiently and effectively assist; and (4) avoiding potential liability under state statutes that might apply in legal actions brought to curtail speech.

    The webinar will also overview principles established by very recent appellate court decisions pertaining to online reviews.

    About the presenter: Clifford S. Davidson, Attorney, Sussman Shank LLP, is a commercial litigator with jury trial experience. Throughout his career, he has focused on commercial contract disputes, entertainment and intellectual property litigation, First Amendment litigation, counseling in the areas of privacy and data security, and insurance coverage.
  • Rising energy costs, sharp regulations and global issues such as climate change have reinvigorated interest in industrial waste heat recovery (WHR) as a tool to increase energy efficiency. WHR offers numerous benefits, both financially and socially, including energy efficiency, reduced emissions and cost savings. Join Frost & Sullivan’s “Fuel Conservation through Industrial Waste Heat Management - Impact and Innovations” webinar to explore forces shaping this market.

    This webinar will address:
    • Cutting-edge technologies evolving to enable WHR
    • Impending changes in the industrial WHR market
    • Industries poised to gain the most benefit from WHR

    Opportunities in the WHR market vary as several product developers explore different ways to increase energy efficiency. This webinar will help WHR developers identify target end-user segments and refine product offerings. Stakeholders in industries with high energy use such as the cement, glass, and oil and gas industries should attend to discover how WHR can help mitigate tightening energy budgets
  • To help property assessment professionals meet the challenge of staying up to speed on the forces driving demand for their services, EDR Insight invites you to a complimentary web event on the state of the market in the fourth quarter of 2014—and a look to how the 2015 forecast is taking shape. Attendees of this 60-minute webinar will learn:

    • The status of commercial property transactions and the asset classes attracting the most attention
    • Commercial real estate lending volume
    • Key players in the deal-making and lending worlds
    • How attitudes toward risk are changing
    • Where to focus business development efforts for 2015
    • EDR Insight’s near-term forecast for environmental due diligence

    Join us for a look at the forces driving demand for your services so that you can better position your firm for growth in the new year.
  • As companies look to expand and optimize their operations around the world, up-to-the-minute information about developed and emerging energy markets is critical to their success.

    Join Matt Smith and Shelby Jett for this 30-minute tour around the world where they will highlight what you need to know in key energy markets.

    During registration, you'll also have the opportunity to submit countries you'd like to learn more about. We'll compile the results and include a few of the most popular submissions in the webinar.
  • Demand Response solutions have a massive role to play in delivering secure, clean and affordable energy in the years to come. For businesses, it can provide a new source of revenue to offset rising energy costs or fund energy efficiency measures, cut carbon emissions and help to ‘keep the lights on’ across the UK.

    Open Energi will provide an overview of the different types of Demand Response measures that exist and their practical applications whilst United Utilities will share their experiences of implementing a Demand Response strategy to offset rising energy costs.
  • Depuis le 4 juillet 2014, plus de 10.000 entreprises en France de +250 personnes ou +50 M€ de chiffre d’affaires - 80 000 en Europe - sont impactées par la Directive européenne sur l’Efficacité Energétique transposée dans la Loi DDADUE en France. Elle organise une action majeure d'amélioration de la performance énergétique sur la base d'audits énergétiques ou la mise en place d'un système de management de l'énergie ISO 50001. Pour Schneider Electric, l'ISO 50001 est LA réponse à la maîtrise des coûts énergétiques, mobilisant tous les acteurs de l'entreprise et bénéficiant d'un engagement fort de sa Direction. Avec la certification ISO 50001 - et cela quel que soit votre domaine d’activité tertiaire ou industriel - vous disposez d’un exceptionnel levier d'amélioration de votre compétitivité.

    Ce webinaire, dédié aux entreprises françaises - SA, SARL, EPIC, GIE etc. - éligibles à la loi DDADUE, vous présentera les dernières évolutions de cette réglementation, l’approche méthodologique de la norme ISO 50001, ainsi que les facteurs-clés de réussite d'une certification ISO 50001.
  • Not just a load of rubbish: How to upscale waste management in your business and save money

    Join us on 4th December at 12.30 for The Planet Mark ‘15 Minute How To’ Webinar when we will be joined by representatives from Bywaters to discover how your business can benefit from and integrate waste management systems.

    During The Planet Mark programme, we start by asking what sustainable initiatives businesses are running. Very often the first action a business will inevitably talk about or take action on is their recycling.

    But once the recycle bins are in, what next?

    Ever wondered what happens to your waste once you have meticulously separated it into individual bins? Bywaters is here to tell you, but more than this, during the course of the webinar we will discuss the financial benefits of implementing a thorough waste management system, how not to get caught out by a waste service provider and other waste management considerations for after you have implemented simple recycle bins.
  • New projects drive revenue. Every project is different, has different deadlines, and has different data management requirements. Delivering an IT infrastructure that can deal with the erratic workloads and constantly changing data needs is nearly impossible, let alone being confident that Finance will be able to run reports fast enough to close the books at the end of the month with no complaints. Join Chris McCall, SVP Marketing from NexGen Storage to discuss new value-driven data management capabilities designed to deliver a superior end user experience for project-oriented architecture and engineering firms.
  • La Unión Europea definió un objetivo ambicioso para mejorar la Eficiencia Energética de un 20% en 2020.
    La nueva Directiva para la Eficiencia Energética (DEE) ofrece algunas de las mejores prácticas sobre la manera de identificar las iniciativas con mayor potencial para mejorar la eficiencia, como priorizar las inversiones en proyectos de EE, y cómo garantizar que se accede a potenciales incentivos. Las medidas clave incluyen la realización de auditorías energéticas, el diseño de un sistema de monitorización de datos, la instalación de contadores inteligentes, el buen uso de los conocimientos especializados del sector, y mantenerse en la cima de la legislación nacional.


    ¿Qué significa para su negocio? Atienda a nuestro webinar EED – ISO50001, dónde vamos a explicar qué oportunidades están disponibles a través de la Directiva para la eficiencia energética, y también el papel de la ISO 50001.

    Agenda:
    16.00 Directiva para la Eficiencia Energética –
    Juan Alberto Pizarro, Responsable de Estandarización y innovación, Schneider Electric

    16.15 ISO50001 – Principios, objetivos, requisitos y beneficios
    Juan Manuel Sánchez, Director de Eficiencia Energética, AENOR

    16.35 Caso de éxito de La Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid
    Javier Dufour, Profesor Titular – Responsable de Energía, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

    16.55 Rueda de preguntas
  • The 50% decline in oil prices since August 2014 has shaken up the energy sector, with oil companies slashing investment in new exploration projects. However, the decline in price has raised wider questions about investment across the power sector, including gas and renewable energy.

    The efficient use of resources continues to be a hot issue, and technologies related to buildings, lighting and water continue to increase in prominence.

    Join the briefing to discover:
    - The top 15 trends that will impact the Energy & Environment sector in 2015
    - The role technology is playing in solving the challenge posed by global warming and scarcity of resources
    - Details of the evolution in business models currently taking place
  • Deploying new patient record systems is more than just servers, networking, and storage. Specialized software applications, compliance and secure data management all need to be considered. Traditional technology vendors all offer partial solutions but you’re left with the hard work. Join Chris Bukowski, Product Manager from NexGen Storage to learn about a better way to deploy patient record systems that include new value-driven data management capabilities that ensure a superior end user experience.
  • Competition between coal and natural gas for power generation has been observed to occur in North America and Europe in recent years, where the costs of the two fuels have played a key role in determining the relative competitiveness. It is perceived that such a competition could also happen in Asian countries. More importantly, as these countries are expanding their generation capacity to meet growing electricity demand, a key question is raised of whether coal or gas power plants should be built with priority. This webinar is based on a recent report published by IEA CCC, where the authors investigate nine Asian countries to seek to understand the mechanisms that drive the competition between coal and gas for power generation.
  • Teradici’s PCoIP Management Console helps IT professionals easily rollout and manage PCoIP devices in their VDI, DaaS, and PCoIP Remote Workstation deployments. The PCoIP Management Console is a web-based management tool that provides the ability to centrally and remotely monitor, configure, and update an entire ecosystem of PCoIP devices and proactively resolve problems.

    "We have seen reduced end-user downtime due to things like viruses, faster deployments of new software and operating systems, and dramatic decreases in the amount of time IT spends provisioning and updating devices."
    Jenifer Slabaugh, System Administrator, Bartholomew County Government

    Join us to learn how to reduce the time and effort your organizations spends on device management and free up your IT team to focus on other key areas of your business.

    Sign up for this webinar and hear Bartholomew County and PCoIP Product Experts share their insights on how to:

    • Easily deploy new devices
    • Manage PCoIP endpoint profile compliancy
    • Increase IT staff productivity
    • Maintain a consistent user experience
  • As the demand for energy increases and production declines, E&P companies are focusing on maintaining their assets. This briefing will analyze and investigate the changing environment in enhanced oil recovery across North America. The briefing will specifically focus on enhanced oil recovery techniques and a dynamic cost model to determine the breakeven for each technique.

    Why you should attend:
    1. Learn about growth in enhanced oil recovery in North America
    2. Discover how drivers and restraints impact this industry
    3. Get a complete analysis of dynamic cost models for each technique
    4. Understand the voice of the customer regarding current and future trends
  • Commercial real estate markets continue their slow recovery. As demand for loans intensifies, regulatory compliance is top of mind for financial institutions. Bank regulators are exercising strict oversight over all types of bank underwriting, including commercial appraisals. This webinar will address head-on the challenges that institutions face in meeting the latest guidance impacting the appraisal function, and what risk managers can and should be doing to survive an appraisal compliance audit.

    Attendees will receive answers to these important questions:

    • What do current guidance/regulations require of banks related to appraisals and how has that changed?
    • What specific things are bank examiners looking for in an appraisal compliance audit?
    • Are you doing everything you can to prepare your institution for the scrutiny of examiners before an audit? During an audit? After an audit?
    • What are the latest best practices that banks should include today in their appraisal policies to protect themselves during this stage of market recovery?

    EDR Insight is fortunate to have Mitch Kreeger for this timely event. Kreeger is a well-known Subject Matter Expert (SME) on various valuation, environmental and seismic risk, and regulatory compliance topics by peers nationwide. Currently, Kreeger is Chief Appraiser and Principal Consultant at Kreeger Consulting, a private appraisal/environmental/seismic risk consulting services firm that offers commercial appraisal reviews, outsourced Chief Appraiser duties, and advisory services to lenders on regulatory compliance, efficient appraisal/environmental risk functions, and effective policy updates.

    Audience:
    • Primary: Risk managers at financial institutions, particularly at community bank level
    • Secondary: Commercial appraisers
  • Join us for a complimentary web event on the state of the market in the first quarter of 2015—and a look at the sectors driving growth in the new year. Attendees of this 60-minute webinar will learn:

    • The status of commercial property transactions and the asset classes attracting the most attention
    • This quarter’s regional, state and metro market hot spots
    • Key players in the deal-making and lending worlds
    • Where to focus business development efforts for 2015
    • EDR Insight’s near-term forecast for environmental due diligence
  • Every company wants to be efficient, right? But is it still an option when it comes to data centres? Do businesses really care about data centre efficiency any more?

    Join this presentation as it asks the question of whether data centres and the choice of services they provide are evolving at such a rate that businesses no longer see data centre efficiency as a consideration in their strategies.
  • Following decades of studies, scrutiny and debate, the U.S. EPA updated its TCE’s toxicity profile in the IRIS database, dramatically lowering the toxicity value. For transactional due diligence, this more stringent limit has important implications, including markedly more extensive and expensive cleanup processes. Given the focus on vapor migration in the new ASTM Phase I ESA standard, environmental professionals need to be increasingly cautious when making REC determinations and recommendations to clients.

    Adding to the confusion is the significant variability in how regulators are using the updated TCE toxicity profile when making closure decisions at contaminated properties. For instance, U.S. EPA Regions 9, 10 and states like Minnesota, Indiana and Massachusetts (among others) have implemented profoundly different approaches to address TCE risk at contaminated sites. Thus, it is critical for environmental professionals to stay abreast of the how TCE guidance is being interpreted and applied across the country. In the latest development, the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry is proposing a dramatic change to its TCE toxicity profile for the first time in 18 years. The comment period ends on March 16, 2015, and if the update is finalized in its current form, there will be more intense scrutiny on exposure risks which will further complicate transactional due diligence.

    This timely webinar will bring together an attorney and two national EPs to address the various impacts of TCE’s toxicity update on transactional due diligence. This panel will help EPs answer the following questions:

    • Does TCE in groundwater constitute a VEC and/or a REC?
    • How should an EP manage variability in TCE standards in multi-state transactions?
    • How can an EP take steps to minimize exposure to potential liability?
    • How can an EP make sense of the science and available guidance?
    • How should an EP communicate potential risks associated with TCE to clients?
  • True sustainability is achieved in three discrete steps - Firstly Reduction of Consumption, secondly Minimisation of Losses and, finally, Power from Renewable Sources. All of these are possible in modern data centre design but come with some increased risks. These risks may be more perceived than real but we have to accept that the primary purpose of a data centre is not to save the user energy but to provide reliable digital services that meet their business case. The users risk profile comes at the top of the design wish list.

    Join Prof. Ian Bitterlin for this presentation as he shows how a sustainable design can be forged for a user with a low appetite for risk and a high appetite for risk with the rewards that accompany it.
  • The road to data center efficiency is paved with good intentions…but littered with unintended consequences. In this presentation, Chris Crosby will discuss how the industry-wide drive to increase data center efficiency by data center operators, end users, IT equipment manufacturers and others can ironically lead to major inefficiencies and dysfunction that go directly against the objects of these efforts. Crosby will discuss how high-density server architecture, government regulations, virtualization and other efficiency-minded initiatives are resulting in unexpected challenges and negative results. Crosby will also talk through approaches to achieving data center efficiency that avoid these unintended consequences.
  • The power of the cloud brings both opportunities and challenges to the enterprise. IT professionals are looking to embrace the power of software, to transform their existing infrastructure into an efficient, optimized, scalable, software-defined data center, that gives them the management control and capability they need to drive their businesses forward. At the same time, they want to build on existing experience and knowledge, whilst pushing forward with new technologies, skills and certifications.

    In this webinar, Matt McSpirit will outline the key essentials for future-proofing IT infrastructure and explore the role of the Microsoft Cloud Platform (with technologies like Windows Server, System Center and Azure) in achieving the vision of tomorrow's software-defined data center.