What's New on the Data Center Professionals Network

What's New on the Network

Three New Features

1. Support for Metaweblog API. Now you can get multiple exposure to your blogs by posting to multiple places! So if you write data center blogs or press releases you should be able to write your blog post once and be able to post it to multiple sites such as your wordpress blog and our network with a few simple clicks and get more exposure for minimal effort. Very useful eh! Read more about this here.

2. Procurement Listings Section. We have introduced a procurement (RFI/RFQ/RFP/RFT) section. Most public sector institutions post via their respective country tender notifications databases, but where do private data center companies go to post tender notifications? So we thought we'd introduce a place for members to post free Rfx notices, but please let us know if you think this is going to be useful or not.

3. Data Center Chat. This feature has been re-introduced. Its a great way to interact with others in real-time. One great aspect of this chat room is that you can 'pop it out' into a separate window, so you can leave it in the corner of you screen and watch and interact with others on the network. One way this could be used is to schedule chats to follow up after a webinar etc. The chat feature can be found here.

New Joiners

This week we have had 24 new joiners.
  1. Greg Rusnell - Q9 Networks
  2. Tim Shields - Technogenics
  3. Terry Fockler - Silicon Valley Engineering Solutions
  4. Anuradha Gupta - NGN Technologies
  5. Robert Elling - Cisco Systems
  6. Dikla Gonen - Minicom Advanced Systems
  7. Michelle Barry - Telx
  8. Sundaraprasath Balasubramanian - Tasser Technologies
  9. Jennifer Varkalis - RMC
  10. Sarah Bradbury - Square Mile Systems Ltd
  11. Danielle Downs - Force10 Networks
  12. Alan Kwong - Accenture
  13. Amr barakat - GPX
  14. Jon Gasparini - e2e
  15. Ernst Wolfaardt - Tigros
  16. Vasiliki Georgiadou - Almende B.V.
  17. Carlos Garcia - Quark TS
  18. Ricardo Abad - Quark TS
  19. Ernesto Fries Urioste - inetpeople holding pte ltd
  20. Andy Wong - BOCI
  21. Raphael Garcez Pizzi - Voa Host
  22. Paul R Campbell - Digital Fortress Corporation
  23. Noble Diller - ICE Edge
  24. Luis Correia - NOSi
You can view all new joiners here.

Recently Added Questions
  1. Questions on Competency. Frank Erceg would like to gathering questions from those in a managerial / senior engineering role in a Critical Facilities environment. Questions one would ask a technician who may be in the process of interviewing to determine background and experience in the building infrastructure arena.
  2. Data Center Procurement - What are your experiences? When managing a data center how do you manage procurement? Do you issue RFPs, RFIs, etc or do you rely on a existing suppliers to provide your needs?
  3. Making a Data Center Green - where would you start? It's probably easier said than done, right! So given the costs - what are the quick wins? Where would youstart?
  4. In your opinion - Who are the biggest industry influencers? Leading DC managers! Brilliant speakers! Key industry analysts! Can they really influence the industry? Tell us who you listen to and what makes them so influential.
  5. UPS Battery - Power FT-12100HT. Justinian would like to get you comment for UPS Battery performance for Battery brand: Power Battery Company, Inc Model: Power FT-12100 HT

New Groups
  1. The Data Center Managers Group. An exclusive group aimed at peer communications between data center managers. Note only members who run a data center will be allowed to join.
New Business Directory Listings
3 New companies have listed this week:
Remember, you can try out the directory for free. It has loads of great features to allow you to market your brand/products/services including video, photos, press releases, full business profiles, product promotions etc. Try it out - its going to be a great resource to help data center pros find solutions to meet their data center needs.

Other
The home page is now much simplified. This has been done in part to provide quicker load times when you access the network and also to provide a much cleaner user interface. Check it out and see what you think.

Summary
Our data center community continues to grow and we now have 1,593 members with more joining weekly. We continue to work on building a premier community for data center specialists worldwide. A unique place to network, interact, broaden knowledge, collaborate, discover opportunities, and keep updated with latest developments.

If you have any suggestions for features or improvements, or would like to get more involved please let us know.

Kind Regards,

The Data Center Professionals Network

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