Author Archives: Rob Bristow

Dashboards (again)

Just back from London after a really successful workshop on dashboards, displays, reports and other measures to change user behaviour. This was held at the London campus of Coventry University. Strangely that is yo be found near Liverpool Street – and right across the road is the London Campus of UEA. Any other sightings of provincial universities … Read more

Intelligent Buildings and Smart Estates

The write up from this even tis now available at: http://storify.com/eventamplifier/intelligent-buildings-and-smart-estates Thanks to the excellent work of our Event Amplifier, Kirsty Pitkin. I like Storify because of the way it weaves together the narrative with video clips, pictures, Twitter feed, slides and other social media. A proper mash-up! Read more

Kit-Catalogue at Loughborough

Just finished a meeting with the project team from the Kit-Catalogue project at Loughborough University. This project is taking an existing resource – a catalogue of equipment mostly of interest to engineering folk and making it into a resource that will be of use across the institution and the wider sector. The underlying thesis of … Read more

Presentations available

As I am unable to embed other content in this blog I have added the presentations from the recent “Metering and Managing Energy Consumption in Data Centres” workshop we held up in Leeds. See: http://jiscgreenict.org/2011/07/22/metering-the-dc/ For the slides with concurrent audio track of the speakers – thanks to VCASMO for the technology to do this. Read more

Metering and Managing Energy Consumption in Data Centres

There was a good turn out for the multiple JISC funded project workshop on Metering and Managing Energy Consumption in Data Centres held on the 12th July in Leeds. Delegates from a good number of universities across the UK, and a visitor from Dublin came together to discuss the issues around what to meter, how … Read more

Do Shared Service make Sense?

Interesting debate today at the Data Centre Efficiency event that the SusteTECH project has put on in Bristol. John Milner from the JISC laid out the case for the JISC run, HEFCE inspired Universities Modernisation Fund in providing a brokerage service that will deliver cost efficient cloud resources for the sector. The debate is around whether this … Read more