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Datacentre Leaders’ Awards 2008 Deadline for Entries Extended to 31st October

London 4th September 2008: Zahl Limbuwala, Chairman, Data Centre Specialist Group, British Computer Society (BCS) is to sit on the Judging Panel for this year's Datacentre Leaders’ Awards, where he is to act as a neutral assessor and ensure a fair and consistent evaluation system is adhered to as Awards entries are assessed.

Said George Rockett, Event Producer, Datacentre Leaders’ Awards, “we are delighted to have the involvement of the BCS and in particular to welcome Zahl Limbuwala to the panel of judges. The Datacentre Leaders’ Awards were established to provide objective recognition of innovation and excellence in facility design and operation. We feel that the involvement of the BCS as the leading professional body for those working in IT, lends further credibility to the independent nature of these Awards.”

Zahl Limbuwala said “The Data Centre Special Group at BCS exists to raise awareness and knowledge of the issues, opportunities and best practices within the field of datacentres. In those respects it is entirely in step with both DatacenterDynamics and the Datacentre Leaders’ Awards. By inviting our participation in this event, the Datacentre Leaders Awards acknowledges the work we are doing as well as our growing authority as a representative body for those professionals working in the sector.”

Other members of the judging panel include Ed Ansett, Managing Director EMEA, EYP Mission Critical Facilities; Patrick Fogarty, Director, Norman Disney & Young; Robert Thorogood, Director, Hurley Palmer Flatt; John Jeffery, Technical Director, Mace Technology and Ulrich Terrahe of dc-ce RZ-Beratung (current holder of the Datacentre Leaders’ Award for Future Thinking and Design Concepts, for the Updraft Datacentre).

Other Awards categories include Innovation in Micro, Medium and Mega Datacentres; Young Mission Critical Engineer of the Year 2008; Innovation in the Public Sector, Innovation in an Outsourced Environment and Datacentre Operational Team. In addition, a Green Datacentre Award will be made as well as an Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry.

George Rockett continued, “There has already been a strong response from the industry to the Awards with many entries already submitted. However, we are keen to ensure that the very best people and discipline in datacentre design and operations is celebrated at this years’ presentation on the 17th December at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. We have therefore extended the deadline for entries until the 31st October 2008.”

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