I read every post made on ZDNet UK by our members, and every day it's brought home to me what a wealth of expertise there is out there among our users. Of course, it's the cornerstone of the community here--if we pool what we know, and share it, then we'll all benefit.
Now we're building on that to get some members with a shared interest into a room with a couple of ZDNet UK folks and an industry expert. We're inviting people to come have dinner and take part in a roundtable on datacentre energy efficiency, sponsored by Intel, at the Cafe des Amis in Covent Garden on 18 September. I'll be there, along with our illustrious editor Rupert Goodwins, and the special guest will be Dave Needham, head of datacentre strategy in BT's design and operate division. Here's what we'd like to talk about with you:
"Making good use of power management in the datacentre should be a simple decision, with cost savings, environmental credibility and datacentre design wins on the table. The reality is more complex. What do we need and what should we do to realise the potential of this increasingly important aspect of enterprise IT? "
We're starting small, so we've only got 12 spaces available and we're restricting it to IT Directors only. If you'd like to attend, the registration form is here.
And watch this space. We're planning a breakfast event in London on the same lines with more places and less restriction. I'll let you know more about that closer to the date. Until then, I'd like to hear from you: Are events like this a good idea?