Industry Perspectives: Communication Silos, Renewable Energy

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The Industry Perspectives channel at Data Center Knowledge highlights thought leadership in the data center arena, providing industry professionals with the opportunity to share their insight and expertise. For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of this week’s columns:

Breaking Down the Silos Between IT and Facilities Groups – As hardware,software and facilities all evolve, so must the roles of the individuals who manage them as well as the collaboration and communication activities, writes Bill Kleyman of MTM Technologies.

Renewable Energy in Today’s Data Center – Contrary to protests and reports from Greenpeace, a great deal of progress has been made in using forms of renewable energy by the leading companies in the data center industry, writes Ron Vokoun of JE Dunn. Items to consider when evaluating renewable energy, such as cost, the return on investment and the heavy reliance on incentives.

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.