Industry Affiliations

AFCOM
Dedicated to providing data center management professionals with information and resources that pertain to their daily life in the data center. www.afcom.com

Gartner
An information technology research and advisory company, providing CIO’s and IT leaders with resources to research, executive programs, consulting and events. www.gartner.com

Tier 1 Research
A single source advisory firm, covering the IT and Telecom sectors with a model blending the best of industry and financial research. www.t1r.com

AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association)
A non-profit organization serving the military, government and academia as an ethical forum for advancing professional knowledge and relationships in the fields of communications, IT, intelligence and global security. www.afcea.org

IEEE
A leading global technology authority on aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics among others. Members rely on IEEE as a source of technical and professional information, resources and services. www.ieee.org

The Green Grid
This association advocates and supports advancement of energy efficiency in data centers and business computing environments. The Green Grid is a global clearinghouse for defining new operating models and metrics; developing standards, measurement methods, processes and new technologies to improve data center performance against defined metrics. It also promotes adoption of energy efficient standards, processes, measurements and technologies. . www.thegreengrid.org

Data Center Knowledge
An online and print source providing information and resources for data center professionals. www.datacenterjournal.com

ASHRE
Founded in 1984, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing, and continuing education. www.ashrae.org

7×24 Exchange
A knowledge exchange association designed for the mission-critical design/build industry. www.7x24exchange.org

FMA (International Facility Management Assoc.)
International association providing certifications, research tools, educational programs and recognizes facility management degree and certificate programs. www.ifma.org

GSA (U.S. General Services Administration)
An organization developed to leverage the buying power of the federal government to acquire best-value for taxpayers and federal customers. www.gsa.gov

DataCenter Dynamics: Zerodowntime
An online and print source dedicated to providing news and resources to professionals associated with design, construction and operation of mission critical IT facilities. www.zdtweb.com

NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)
Works to reduce the worldwide tragedy of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating standards, research, training, and education. Established in 1896, NFPA serves as the world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety. Its 300 codes and standards influence every building, process, service, design, and installation in the United States, as well as many of those used in other countries. www.nfpa.org

BICSI
A professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies. BICSI serves more than 24,000 ITS professionals, including designers, installers and technicians who provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ITS professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature. www.bicsi.org

AIA
For 150 years, members of The American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. AIA members have access to the right people, knowledge, and tools to create better design, and through such resources and access, they help clients and communities make their visions real. www.aia.org

ASME
Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences. ASME develops codes and standards that enhance public safety, and provides lifelong learning and technical exchange opportunities benefiting the engineering and technology community. www.asme.org