Tuesday 30 December 2014

2014 Year in review

Well, as its Christmas we get some time to chill out and relax, perhaps do some work or just sit and think about what comes next.

Before that though, I'd like to review this year as its been very exciting.

Back in Jan 14, we were requested to help out on a bid for a large UK based Telco to install cold aisle containment at 130+ sites, sadly after about a months work of work, the client decided to use its own in house team.

We were also frustrated by another potential client regarding the preparation of some management systems for ISO accreditation, we were a little too expensive, but our quotation included a lot of the work that wasn't included by the other parties, and would have to have been completed in house so all in all we were about right on the costing but headline costs in a competitive situation are key.

We spent two weeks in June cooped up in the UEL with the DCA and Green IT Amsterdam amongst others to prepare a bid for EU funding, which we found out in November has been accepted, so this project will commence in March 2015, more details closer to the launch date and project commencement.

I visited the US, well Texas actually in April to conduct a CEEDA assessment for ARM, Austin followed by two UK re-assessments for ARM Cambridge and St Andrews universities, both retaining their GOLD CEEDA's.
In November I was off to Sydney, Australia to undertake another re-assessment for Westpac and then a week later to visit Hong Kong to assess a data centre on behalf of one of the Utilities and their High Energy Efficiency pilot site.
Both of these have just been audited this week so I cannot reveal their award grades as yet, watch this space.

We've also been doing bits and pieces of work for ICEOTOPE, the liquid cooled server solution and we hope to do some more work next year.

So, next year, we'll be spending a lot of time on our EU project, still assessing data centres for CEEDA and the EUCOC and doing some ad-hoc work all based on energy efficiency for some other major clients.

As always we'll keep you up to date on this blog, our website and social media feeds.

Oh, almost forgot, we are in discussions with a few interested parties over a radical new project, this is close to being revealed, but not yet, not yet.