BroadGroup set to hold 2nd IT summit
Dubai, February 10, 2010
BroadGroup, a global management consultancy specialised in the IT sector, will hold a summit focusing on data centre strategies for the second successive year.
Data Centre Strategies Middle East will be held on May 3 and 4 in Abu Dhabi.
The three day forum and exhibition will attract influential IT experts and decision makers in the data centre industry from all over the region to gain strategic industry insights and discuss how to strengthen their foothold in the market for the long term.
Leading operators and investors in managed services, outsourcing and cloud computing services sectors, including HP, the diamond sponsor and Injazat Data Systems who is patron of the event will also be present.
Highlights of the event include a Middle East Leadership Roundtable, where CIOs from prominent organisations will discuss critical challenges for the data centre industry, including investment and growth strategies, carbon trading for data centres and cloud computing.
A green efficiency focus session will also take place looking at advantages of reducing energy to power and cool data centres. Workshops on data centre security, best practices and virtualization, as well as data centre architecture and design will also be held during the event.
And, for the first time, the forum will host the Data Centre Strategies Middle East Awards to recognise remarkable achievements among service providers and individuals in the region’s IT service industry.
“We are seeing evidence of tremendous growth in the data centre sector across the region, particularly among enterprises,” said Philip Low, managing director, BroadGroup.
“As sustained development and investment continue in the sector, players are striving to differentiate their service offerings, create new digital hubs and exploit the emerging opportunities offered by cloud computing,” he added.
“This year will combine a learning experience with a wide range of expertise, an outstanding networking platform and an accelerated business opportunity through the unique awards ceremony and exhibition at the flagship event.”
With an academy of international speakers, experts and delegates from enterprise user companies, operators and owners, technical specialists, investors, vendors and consultancies, Data Centre Strategies will ask vital questions about the latest issues and developments in the sector that impact the operation and planning of data centre businesses. – TradeArabia News Service