- BY Robyn Goldstone
- Special News
The Data Center Institute is a global think tank that focuses on the emerging trends around innovation, technological change, macro-economic shifts and workforce dynamics that shape the data centre and IT infrastructure industry worldwide. Its mission is to advance knowledge and inform data centre and IT infrastructure professionals through the production of independent research, webcasts and conference presentations like Data Center World on major issues and opportunities affecting the future of data centres and IT infrastructures.
Board members of the Data Center Institute are selected for their depth of expertise, experience and forward-thinking insights. Mike Andrea has over 27 years’ experience in the ICT industry, covering strategy, design and management across commercial and government sectors. He is a specialist in large-scale data centre development and telecommunications solutions, with particular skill in strategic and master planning, procurement, telecommunications and networking, design, management and operations, contract negotiations and project recovery. Mike holds a number of Directorship positions across the ICT and telecommunications industry.
At this year’s 2016 DCW Global held in Las Vegas in March, Mike and Chris Goldstone, Managing Director at Strategic Directions presented a two hour premium pass session titled Defining Data Center Options as part the Total Cost of ICT Services.
This session discussed critical components of the TCO models and defined a common set of metrics for use, considering core business, supply, maintenance, infrastructure and staff costs that should be assessed when presenting TCO comparisons and metrics to business executives.
But don’t take our word for it; check out what the attendees rated us;
The attendees stated;
“Information presented gave me great strategies to implement in my organisation and that it was relevant and insightful”
“Relevant examples, good speakers.”
“Good Content & things we plan to take back”
Strategic Directions specialises in ICT Strategy and Management and is a vendor independent organisation. In the past, Strategic Directions has provided data centre strategies and services to major Federal agencies including Parliament House, The Treasury, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Air Services Australia. We deliver “local skills with global knowledge”.