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DATA CENTRE PROCUREMENT CHALLENGE FOCUS OF NEW SEMINAR

London, 24 March 2011 – Data centre procurement is today challenged constantly by the cost of power, the operational investment, supply chain issues, and the soaring cost of building new facilities. To discuss these issues a one day seminar (www.datacentreprocurement.com) has been launched to provide examples of best practice in all aspects of the procurement process and contractual relationships in data centres, managed and cloud services and facility build.

As mandatory requirements to comply with carbon targets become more likely in Europe, regulatory requirements are also likely to present new issues for the procurement function. Added to this, retrofitting is likely to increase the complexity of self managing data centres. BroadGroup’s recent research suggested that around 80% of all data centres in Europe are enterprise owned which reveals the scale of the challenge that lies ahead.

The one-day forum will aim to provide examples of best in class strategies to user company executives, outsourcers, and IT decision makers in all aspects of the procurement process and contractual relationships in data centres, managed and cloud services and facility build.

“The seminar is designed to help navigate the often complicated procurement spectrum, and ensure that data centre executives are aware of the pitfalls and opportunities,” commented Philip Low, managing director at BroadGroup. “The programme will aim to enable effective benchmarking for best practice in the processes involved.”


Sessions will be led by specialists and professional advisors and the seminar will take place Friday 03 June 2011 at the Grange City Hotel, Tower Hill in London.

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