DataCenterDynamics is in search of 8000 data centre professionals from around the world to participate in its data centre 'Industry Census' which it aims to make "the largest and most far-reaching global research study of the world data centre market," and will donate $US5 to UNICEF for every completed survey response.
According to DataCenterDynamics, "The 2012 data centre industry census will significantly add to the already captured body of data and again provide statistically sound information on a global, regional and country by country levels...Last year's 2011 industry survey was well received by the industry and provided comprehensive and accurate information on the market, trends, issues and growth. Early indications are that the forecasts made from 2011 data are being borne out as 2012 unfolds.
The survey is being supported by Siemens, Cummins and BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Data centre professionals can take the survey at http://turt.co/dcd10.
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Tracking the telecoms industry since 1989, Stuart has been awarded Journalist Of The Year by the Australian Telecommunications Users Group (twice) and by the Service Providers Action Network. In 2010 he received the 'Kester' lifetime achievement award in the Consensus IT Writers Awards and was made a Lifetime Member of the Telecommunications Society of Australia. He was born in the UK, came to Australia in 1980 and has been here ever since.