Friday, February 28, 2014

HIGH PERFORMANCE Bldgs. Standardization Scheme Mexico approach

Mexico economical transformation is taking off , so all of us that want to participate in this will have to be prepare to comply with new official requirements on building industry. For those that only give service in its country maybe can be helpful these documents.  

In Mexico we have evaluated how in standardization national program to proceed in our industry. Three organizations  AMERIC (americ.mx), IMEI /BOMA ( www.imei.org.mx ); SUME (www.sume.org.mx) work together to set in terms of the Federal Metrics & Standardization Law with the National Standardization Organization (ANCE, ONNCCE, NYCE) the development of a std. scheme that includes the best and good practices in the building industry around the world.

Mexican Standardization High Performance Building Scheme

This scheme intend to have a baseline of Sustainable / Energy Efficiency requirements that can comply with GRC  concepts; this standard called in Spanish NORMA  has the acronym NMX  the numbering is AA-164. It has Soil, Energy Efficiency, Waste, Water, and other issues.


Then if you want to comply with the High Performance Buildings concept, we decided to develop for each kind of building (most important in industry)  an special Norma so exist at this moment:

  • HPDC  High Performance Data Centres  NMX-C-I-J 489 ANCE-NYCE-ONNCCE
  • HPCB  High Performance Commercial Bldgs.   In progress 2014
  • HPCx   High Performance Bldgs Commissioning  IN progress 2014
  • HPHB  High Performance Health Bldg.s      2015

All of these NORMAS include the following systems
  • Accoustics
  • Architecture & civil works
  • Automation
  • Cooling /Heating / Ventilation
  • Lighting
  • Information Technologt Transport 
  • Internal Transport
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Water
  • Waste
The Commissioning concept has been included in all documents to assure the best quality of OPEration, CONstruction, DESign in such High Performance Buildings.

we hope this effort will be helpful fior those abroad investing in projects in this industry.

but what do you think?

roberto sanchez, RCDD
México








Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WhatsApp will have phone call; how will impact to DCs infrastructure?


Last week Facebook announced that they have bought the application for 18Billion USD and this week they´ve released the information regarding that the App will offer voice calls to their membership. No going into the marketing neither the Telephony industry issues around the world.
Can we imagine how this Apps like Viber, Line and of course WhatsApp are changing the Data centre industry not only Colo or Enterprise but government and security as well?

 
Almost all of us have at least hear about WhatsApp system where we can enjoy direct or group communication among our friend, family and business contacts, correct? 




At this time internet offers everything  learning, business trade, images, medicine, history, culture, news, just name few. If something has been made by human, internet has a piece on that. With smart gadgets, every body among 2.2 billion people on the globe have the power to manage all information that humankind has developed the last four million years. So when these Apps offer new services on the net, we MUST pay attention as DESigner / CONstructiors / OPErators, because sooner or later our facilities will be impact because the energy or colling will be needed, not to mention more space for storage or processing.

Today we have to keep email, contacts, taxes forms, financial and more and more operations on the SANs and manage the connectivity & processing of them, now we will be enforced to keep & save all of our voice calls as well (this is the law!)

Technology advancements are great because they facilitate our lives however they expose our privacy indeed with no return point.


or what do you think?


roberto sanchez, RCDD
México  

Sunday, February 23, 2014

How GRC can be harm with BYOC?

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept to organizations has open a breach in IT. security all of us are aware of; but Bring Your Own Cloud can expose us worst from  GRC point of view.


Technology is becoming for 2.2 billion people around the world a day to day a way to live, gadgets in their hands let us to be in contact around the clock with people that we can or not meet in our lives, be aware of news that are in progress rigth now, learn about anything of the humanity knowledge, make business with any customer overseas or simply upload the last family or friends barbecue dinning picture last weekend.  These amount of people have their own agenda far away from corporations, institutions, governments; they have became their own masters regarding information. ISo data is not any longer a private assets but one that any single person is managing own his/her own interests.


Because of this we will find more and more that we -as an economic, social, political, business entity-   will need to have our data processing / storage / connectivity  to  be manage by our own terms. So a conflict of interest, security, is arising very quickly; not only because the economics but because the culture around the globe.



GRC  concepts inside organizations will have to be adjust to this new reality, due to the vision of them have to retain the talent for their business survival or be so inflexible that such talent walk away from those organizations that not recognize this new situation.

So this new challenge -as any other- need to be observe, analyse and find out alternatives of solution depending of each organization's business to take the best advantages to live and survive this information era.

Or what do you think?

Roberto Sanchez, RCDD

Saturday, February 15, 2014

2014 TREND#9 Mission critical STAFF features

We have the last 3-4 years going very deep in DESign issues (standardization, best practices, certification and so on) but besides the level of infrastructure redundancy within a mission critical facility (Health, Data Centre, Contact Centre and more), consistency of procedures for OPErations, MAINtenance and support of the critical infrastructure systems are keystone to have Business Continuity. 

These documentations must follow best practices in each industry, and it is a topic to discuss in other opportunity. And those that will perform such procedures, the REAL THING -well not thing- is PEOPLE. "the weakest link# that we can find in the chain. Why? , well these entity can fail indeed at the end all of we will collapse and go out of order to cemetery.
















The knowledge, skills, competencies of each one of us goes directly enhanced with our commitment to LEARN, UNLEARN & Re LEARN (LUR)  because when we think that nothing can be achieve -by us- because our experience and years in the trade; a new way to do the same thing pop up just in front of our eyes, is our attitude which will drive if we can understand, analyse and -if the case- integrate the new "know-how, knowledge" or technology inside our day to day way to do & solve job challenges.

The best CONstruction and DESigns and equipment, systems could -and will- fail unexpectedly -of course in the worst moment-. If those systems has been set with redundancy they should avoid an immediate outage. But only qualified personnel (pls see I did not write "certified") and on-site back-up components will reduce  a wide-scale outage by keeping the mission critical facility in CONTINUITY mode and recover to total OPE status. 

Human make errors, -and sometimes ACTs of GOD-, either during  maintenance or when people is not enough and well trained to face & solve a system failure or condition. So what an OPErator should must do to assure the best performance this "weakest link"?

Reading  Staffing the data center (may 2003 BY M. E. Kabay http://ubiquity.acm.org/article.cfm?id=782794) we can find out several issues that we MUST take in consideration and pay attention to reduce "the people risk"  however all this issues must be addressed in an integrate way since the headhunting & recruiting process up to the training that any organization have to provide to ensure that its people is the RIGTH people for the job / position / responsibility; at the end the Business Continuity will be perform by those that we have contracted -or subcontracted- 

If you revise  Staffing Your Data Center (jan 2012 http://www.datacenterjournal.com/facilities/staffing-your-data-center/)  you will get a good idea in which topics should be carefully consider.

"Education—This is first on the list, but it is by no means foremost. Almost anybody can get a university degree, ............ Don’t be fooled by degrees, ......although they provide some measure of competence, they ......should not be used as a sole measure of competence. Indeed, ....., individuals with virtually no formal education whatsoever can still be masters of IT.......
Certifications—Certifications are a means for IT professionals (and those looking to break into the industry) to prove competence without ......... a university or college. ....... don’t let a string of certifications on a candidate’s resume fool you; determine first what you need......, then compare with the candidate’s expertise.
Beyond the formalities—Okay, so what happens when you’re faced with a “computer whiz” candidate who knows his or her stuff but doesn’t have any formal education or certifications? First of all, ........don’t turn that candidate away......... Do you want extraordinary individuals working in your data center? Then don’t rule out extraordinary backgrounds and paths to expertise.
Experience—Give work experience its proper place: don’t overemphasize it, but do give it its due consideration. .............. But if you’re just looking for one or two new hands to supplement your existing staff, consider hiring an eager candidate who’s willing and able to learn quickly. In some instances, attitude trumps knowledge........."

 
Just to close this post, I can say that people is the most important resource that you have to take in consideration in any entrepreneurship, no matter if you are an OPErator or a CONstructor or even a DESigner. people move mountains with the best tooling (Education, Experience, Training and more) of course.

Or what do you think?

Roberto Sánchez, RCDD
México 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2014 TREND#8 BYOC a disruptive or complex idea?




Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a  phenomenon in which employees bring their own computing devices to their work, (laptops, tablets or smartphones) to perform their job tasks Now  Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) is arising and reshaping the world of IT management.


 Well how this will affect the mission critical facilities? easy

+IT Equipment > +Space > +Cooling > + Energy ~ $$$

So OPErators - CONstructors - DESigner must understand how this trending topic could impact the organization´s business and IT performance.

Joe McKendrick  wrote in his blog   "Security is the obvious risk, but there are other ways IT leaders should brace for the onslaught"  ( see http://www.zdnet.com/security-isnt-the-only-buzzkill-with-bring-your-own-cloud-7000024208/

  • Increased complexity   

  • Straining of resources  

  • Costs  

  • Security  

among others 

So to think that organizations will embrace such trend could cause us an irritation back of the ear and drives us very uncomfortable. However this issues is just happening and we have to be aware that sooner or later a bunch of organizations will go trough that pathway.

So what we have to learn & understand then? 

Technology give us tools that we could not imagine 7-12 months ago

CHANGE in business occurs always (also in data management)

Security & Compliance have to be addressed 

Infrastructure´s flexibility is a must for the (investor/owner/ end) customer that take business decision to assure organization´s survival in a very competitive environment

I understand well that GM , Coca Cola, or banking will not allow -for several reasons- that their employees use these solutions for the business they run, but what happen with those small / micro organizations that are running activities where could make business sense to permit this topic to their people?

In any case -and we can discuss if this will or not happen- today is a flame that could grow and we as facilities professionals ougth be aware.

 Or what do you think?

 

roberto sánchez, RCDD

México





We have all heard about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon in which employees bring their own computing devices to their work, such as their laptops, tablets or even smartphones to complete their job tasks more conveniently. Now Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) is arising and reshaping the world of IT management.
Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) is arising and reshaping the world of IT management

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Additionally, these private cloud services are free to use under a certain storage limit, usually between 2 and 5 GB which is enough for storing emails, documents, and other raw data. Therefore, these BYOC services offer an efficient option for storing files off-device for greater protection, automatic backup, and constant availability. However, at the same time they provide an avenue for corporate users to compromise security by storing important data outside the company’s secure barriers. The concern here is not about the Bring Your Own Cloud trend taking over the Bring Your Own Device. The real question is: How securely can the two concepts coexist in a corporate environment, where you cannot really stop users from using private cloud services when they bring their own devices? 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August 2, 2013 by Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc. No Comments Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc. Bring Your Own Cloud Trend Arises Email | Print 0 inShare We have all heard about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon in which employees bring their own computing devices to their work, such as their laptops, tablets or even smartphones to complete their job tasks more conveniently. Now Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) is arising and reshaping the world of IT management. Bring your own cloud is a concept about employees being allowed to use public or private third-party cloud services to perform certain job roles, according to techopedia. Many of the services are web based and cross-platform with Dropbox being probably the most famous among them. Other popular personal cloud services are iCloud, Google Drive and SkyDrive. Additionally, these private cloud services are free to use under a certain storage limit, usually between 2 and 5 GB which is enough for storing emails, documents, and other raw data. Therefore, these BYOC services offer an efficient option for storing files off-device for greater protection, automatic backup, and constant availability. However, at the same time they provide an avenue for corporate users to compromise security by storing important data outside the company’s secure barriers. The concern here is not about the Bring Your Own Cloud trend taking over the Bring Your Own Device. The real question is: How securely can the two concepts coexist in a corporate environment, where you cannot really stop users from using private cloud services when they bring their own devices? Doriana Kote, Marketing Assistant, WebSan Solutions Inc., a Channel Elite Awards Finalist for 2013 August 2, 2013 by Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc. inShare Email | Print Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc. Ask The Author Tags: byoc, byod, cloud security, cloud services Posted in Hosted/On Demand/SAAS/Cloud | No Comments » Related Posts BYOD Could Provide Tremendous Increase in Employee Satisfaction Why Dynamic Businesses Bring the Online Experience to the Store What is Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud for ERP Software? Time to Bring Facebook into Your Enterprise? 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Blog The IPM Blog Tridea Partners Blog TurnOnDynamics Blog Categories About Microsoft Dynamics AX About Microsoft Dynamics GP About Microsoft Dynamics NAV About Microsoft Dynamics SL Accounting Software Research Accounting Software Selection Tips By ISV/Add On Partners Case Study – Dynamics ERP Choosing a VAR/Partner Compare Accounting Software Packages Convergence 2011 Convergence 2012 Convergence 2013 Convergence 2014 Cost of Accounting Software Dynamics ERP for Aviation Dynamics ERP for Construction Dynamics ERP for Distribution Dynamics ERP for Education Dynamics ERP for Financial Services Dynamics ERP for Food and Beverage Dynamics ERP for Government Dynamics ERP for Healthcare Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing Dynamics ERP for Not for Profit Dynamics ERP for Professional Services Dynamics ERP for Retail Dynamics ERP Reporting/BI Dynamics GP 2010 Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office Integration Dynamics SL 2011 Dynamics vs. Entry Level Accounting Software Packages Dynamics vs. Midmarket Accounting Software Packages Dynamics vs. On Demand/Online Packages eCommerce for Dynamics ERP ERP for Manufacturing – Automotive Parts ERP Software Implementation Tips ERP Software Information Español Finance Department Tips & Tricks Financial Reporting Français Hosted/On Demand/SAAS/Cloud Infographics ISV/Add On Products Microsoft Dynamics Cafe Webinars Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality Microsoft Dynamics ERP Training Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 New Features Demo Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Project Accounting Project Management Sales Tax Automation for Dynamics ERP Save Money on Accounting Software User – ERP User Posts Videos – Case Studies Videos – Microsoft Dynamics ERP Site Credits Custom WordPress Theme and Programming: Rick Tuttle, Papasoft Become a Member · Contact the Publishers · Login · © 2014 ERP Software Blog · Privacy Notice

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August 2, 2013 by Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc. No Comments Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc. Bring Your Own Cloud Trend Arises Email | Print 0 inShare We have all heard about the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon in which employees bring their own computing devices to their work, such as their laptops, tablets or even smartphones to complete their job tasks more conveniently. Now Bring Your Own Cloud (BYOC) is arising and reshaping the world of IT management. Bring your own cloud is a concept about employees being allowed to use public or private third-party cloud services to perform certain job roles, according to techopedia. Many of the services are web based and cross-platform with Dropbox being probably the most famous among them. Other popular personal cloud services are iCloud, Google Drive and SkyDrive. Additionally, these private cloud services are free to use under a certain storage limit, usually between 2 and 5 GB which is enough for storing emails, documents, and other raw data. Therefore, these BYOC services offer an efficient option for storing files off-device for greater protection, automatic backup, and constant availability. However, at the same time they provide an avenue for corporate users to compromise security by storing important data outside the company’s secure barriers. The concern here is not about the Bring Your Own Cloud trend taking over the Bring Your Own Device. The real question is: How securely can the two concepts coexist in a corporate environment, where you cannot really stop users from using private cloud services when they bring their own devices? Doriana Kote, Marketing Assistant, WebSan Solutions Inc., a Channel Elite Awards Finalist for 2013 August 2, 2013 by Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc. inShare Email | Print Andrew King, WebSan Solutions, Inc. Ask The Author Tags: byoc, byod, cloud security, cloud services Posted in Hosted/On Demand/SAAS/Cloud | No Comments » Related Posts BYOD Could Provide Tremendous Increase in Employee Satisfaction Why Dynamic Businesses Bring the Online Experience to the Store What is Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud for ERP Software? Time to Bring Facebook into Your Enterprise? 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Blogs We Recommend Accounting Library Blog Agility Blog by OmniVue AKA Enterprise Solutions Blog Axxon Consulting Blog Beck Consulting Blog Blog @ ICON Boyer & Associates ERP Blog Candlewest’s Microsoft Dynamics Blog Catapult ERP Blog CIS ERP Blog Clients First AX Clients First US Blog Counting on GP Data Masons Blog DynamicAccounting.net Dynamics Blogger Dynamics Cafe CRM Blog Dynamics GP Land Dynamics University Blog DynamicsWorld Encore Business Solutions’ Blog ERP Cloud News ERP Software News Gloria's Blog GP Window Ignify ERP Blog Inside Microsoft Dynamics GP InterDyn BMI Blog MIBAR.net Blog MS Dynamics World Rapid Implementation Blog Rose Business Solutions GP Blog Sikich Technology Blog SMB Suite Blog Socius Blog Street Smart ERP Synergy Accounting & Financial Blog Tensoft, Inc. Blog The IPM Blog Tridea Partners Blog TurnOnDynamics Blog Categories About Microsoft Dynamics AX About Microsoft Dynamics GP About Microsoft Dynamics NAV About Microsoft Dynamics SL Accounting Software Research Accounting Software Selection Tips By ISV/Add On Partners Case Study – Dynamics ERP Choosing a VAR/Partner Compare Accounting Software Packages Convergence 2011 Convergence 2012 Convergence 2013 Convergence 2014 Cost of Accounting Software Dynamics ERP for Aviation Dynamics ERP for Construction Dynamics ERP for Distribution Dynamics ERP for Education Dynamics ERP for Financial Services Dynamics ERP for Food and Beverage Dynamics ERP for Government Dynamics ERP for Healthcare Dynamics ERP for Manufacturing Dynamics ERP for Not for Profit Dynamics ERP for Professional Services Dynamics ERP for Retail Dynamics ERP Reporting/BI Dynamics GP 2010 Dynamics GP and Microsoft Office Integration Dynamics SL 2011 Dynamics vs. Entry Level Accounting Software Packages Dynamics vs. Midmarket Accounting Software Packages Dynamics vs. On Demand/Online Packages eCommerce for Dynamics ERP ERP for Manufacturing – Automotive Parts ERP Software Implementation Tips ERP Software Information Español Finance Department Tips & Tricks Financial Reporting Français Hosted/On Demand/SAAS/Cloud Infographics ISV/Add On Products Microsoft Dynamics Cafe Webinars Microsoft Dynamics ERP Functionality Microsoft Dynamics ERP Training Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 New Features Demo Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Project Accounting Project Management Sales Tax Automation for Dynamics ERP Save Money on Accounting Software User – ERP User Posts Videos – Case Studies Videos – Microsoft Dynamics ERP Site Credits Custom WordPress Theme and Programming: Rick Tuttle, Papasoft Become a Member · Contact the Publishers · Login · © 2014 ERP Software Blog · Privacy Notice

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

2014 TREND#7 DC. Standarization boost DCs business



last year I wrote  "the standardization bodies around the world are developing its data centre concept and each country has had  different approaches.,          
These bodies in different countries are the main developers.

  


    • Europe.  CEN.     EN 50000 series 
    • USA.     ANSI.    ASHRAE -TC 9.9; BICSI -002; NFPA; TIA-942A-
    • Japan.    JISC.      JDCC
    • México. DGN.    NMX- High Performance DC by ONNCCE/ANCE/ NYCE ;  AMERIC, IMEI"
    • Australia. 2834, NABERS

    So the industry has today a good set of different documents (more than 50) that must, should , ought or can be use by the mission critical OPErators, CONstructors, DESigners to set up the facilities that contain such functions. ISO has its own JTC1 /SC39 technical commitee that are also editing documents that will be a worldwide reference for DCs industry.

     However the DC industry is evolving very fast because drivers like:
    • mobile gadgets, 
    • BYOC -Bring Your Own Cloud-, 
    • BIG DATA, 
    • storage. 
    • Compliance issues
    Among other so the OPRs (Owner´s Project Pequirements are also having MACs in fast track.
    The standards intend to set the BEST Practices that a trade should follow, so every incumbent can plan easily how to get the performance that the investor / owner has set in the Project Requirements; these documents are only the basic so each Data Centre project  can enhance  its features as high as the DESigner / budget allow.

    DCs' standardization around the world is becoming not only a governmental issue but a business one that is improving energy efficiency, sustainability, Governance/Risk/Compliance and align the business OPERation with the organizations' needs.

     Investing in Standardization is  a good business fir every stakeholder:  investors/owners; end users, DESigners, CONStructors , OPErators, manufactures, vendors, consulters, and all those involved in the industry and market.

    Up to date all of those documents must be revised, and choose to help that OPRs will be compliant with the business needs, that is the value of Standardization for all of us .


    Or what do you think?

    Roberto Sanchez,RCDD
    México


    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    2014 TREND#6 Quick DCs deployment (DES-CON-Cx)

    Last December we got a news from APC they bougth a modular DCs manufacturer; the question is why?

    They are an electromechanical products company so several answers comes from market drivers

    Cloud computing requirements
    Mobile Apps
    Compliance requirements .......among others.......

    So how can we read this industry move?  Well my first impression is that manufactures have been asked to deploy quicker its products as a "turn key" solution just to plug and pray hoops! play. We all knew that Cx is needed to assure that all systems will perform as a unique one; but what can be achieve if the modular DC is deployed on site?  We will save time (only resource that can not be buy) and start our business OPEration asap.

    This mean that we will capture more end customers using more Mobile gadgets & APPs, more Cloud services, and we will manage GRC (Governance-Risk-Compliance) in shorter period. At the end a private and governmental organization need to be more efficient in less time (just an assumption) to get the market in better competitive situation among other incumbents.

    So one alternative is to deploy solutions that can be CONstruct & test partially inside manufacturing facilities and just plug in on site. these alternative are not a new concept but today player give us several flavors to achieve a DC that can be start in very few weeks if we have solved some issues like: power, perimeter security, weather and so on.

     Those solutions can be set will "all included", just the shelter, only ENErgy/COOLing, it will depend on what do you want to get. Prices are not cheap but you will save time. Exists different technical approaches that will give to the DESigner the flexibility to get the  OPRs (Owner´s Project Requirements) .


    I think that this industry will grow very quickly vs the traditional DCs in years to come, because this driver TIME

    ¿or what do you think?