The SEC and Your Data Center

In January the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that public companies must disclose to investors the risks they face related to climate change. The ruling raises a key question: does your company have enough data about its operations to know what kind of risk it might face from environmental legislation?

John Stanley from the Uptime Institute has a post at the N Plus One blog that provides a closer look at the SEC ruling and what it may mean for data centers. “The SEC ruling does not create new rules or modify existing ones – it merely provides interpretive guidance regarding the risk disclosure rules already on the books,” John notes, adding that the ruling “provides businesses – including those in the IT and data center industries – yet another reason to keep energy use and environmental performance on their radar at the highest levels of management.”

Read more at the SEC web site and the Climate Change and Clean Technology blog.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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