Information and communications technology (ICT) is a fast-moving economic space in which a mix of consensus, consortia and open-source standards form the broad contours of leading practice. ICT standards tend to follow international developments — more so than, say, fire safety standards which are more familiar to education facility leadership. All school districts, colleges, universities and university-affiliated health care systems have significant product, system, firmware and labor resources allocated toward ICT.
The Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) is a professional association supporting the advancement of the ICT community in all markets. This community is roughly divided between experts who deal with “outside-plant” systems and “building premise” systems on either side of the ICT demarcation (or Point-of-Presence). BICSI standards cover the wired and wireless spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. Its work is divided among several committees:
BICSI has released for public review a new consensus document that contributes to the understanding of ICT enterprises in the education industry and others: BICSI 009 Data Center Operations and Maintenance Best Practices. It provides requirements, recommendations, and best practices for the operation and maintenance of data centers including but not limited to standard operating procedures, emergency operating procedures, maintenance, governance, and management.
A review copy is free. An electronic copy may be obtained from Jeff Silviera (email@example.com)
Comments are due March 18th.
You may send your comments to Jeff (with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Our next “flyover” of ICT standards action is scheduled for February 26th, 11 AM EST, the same day the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee meets twice in European and American time zones. To join the #StandardsMichigan teleconference use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
Category: Telecommunications, Electrical, #SmartCampus
Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jim Harvey, Michael Hiler
Source: ANSI Standards Action Page 6
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BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Service International)
BSR/BICSI 009-201x, Data Center Operations and Maintenance Best Practices (new standard)
This standard provides requirements, recommendations, and best practices for the operation and maintenance of data centers
including but not limited to standard operating procedures, emergency operating procedures, maintenance, governance, and
Single copy price: Free
Obtain an electronic copy from: email@example.com
Send comments (with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org) to: email@example.com