Uptime Institute, an independent division of The 451 Group, is seeking applicants for its new awards program, the Brill Awards for Efficient IT.
The award program, which will be overseen by Kevin Heslin, Uptime Institute's Senior Editor and former editor of Mission Critical magazine, aims to continue the late Uptime founder Ken Brill’s vision of sharing best practices and new ideas to improve data center and IT efficiency.
The awards seek to recognize efficiency in the broadest sense of the word -- efficiency of capital deployment, technology, design, operations and overall management.
"Ken Brill always believed that sharing information about innovation and best practices in IT would ultimately benefit not only the industry but also society in general. I think the Brill Awards will honor Ken's legacy by attracting more enterprises to share their ideas and also by disseminating information about exciting innovation in the industry around the world," Heslin said.
The Brill Awards will recognize IT efficiency in five categories, across four global regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and APAC. Judges will consider the merits of projects in each of the five categories -- Data Center Design; Operational Data Center Upgrade; Data Center Facilities Management; IT Systems Efficiency; and Product Solutions. Categories will be judged by in-region experts and global authorities with local expertise.
Applications are being accepted through December 13, 2013. For further information and to apply, visit the Uptime Institute website.