By: Greg Elliott, Director of Business Development at 1102 GRAND
Thank you to all the golfers, sponsors and Deer Creek Golf Club for another successful golf tournament and IT networking event. The competition was fierce yet friendly and great connections were made.
Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place- Bluebird Network: Mike Brigman, Steve Crane, Don Gehringer and Scott Brown
2nd Place- K&W Underground: Rex Schick, Bill Reidy, Scott Plumb and Dwight Davis
3rd Place- Gary Kapperman, George Porta, Wayne Walker and Connie Walker
Thank you again to our tournament sponsors: Rockefeller Group Technology Solutions (RGTS), K&W Underground, Stanger Industries, Lantel, Time Warner Business Class, KNK Telecom, Westhues Electric, Boulevard Brewery, Clayman Promotions, and Centriq IT Training. We couldn’t have done it without your generosity!
I want to share this article written by David Twiddy from the Kansas City Business Journal.
Tech firms hope KC Next expands, connects industry
Building on recent efforts to showcase Kansas City’s bioscience and animal health industries, a group of business leaders is rolling out a program to spotlight the area’s information technology community.
KC Next had its debut at an April 1 networking event for the tech sector. Organizers plan similar events in coming months with no set goals or timetables other than to build up the local industry.
“We’re hoping KC Next is going to be the group that brings together technology visionaries from all aspects of the industry, and the result is the development of innovative ideas and trying to ensure that we maintain that intellectual capital in the Kansas City region,” said Darren Bonawitz, co-owner of 1102 Grand, an Internet hub and colocation facility.
Posted By: Greg Elliott
Here is an article I ran across on nplusoneit.com written by John Stanley. This particular post focuses on the SEC’s ruling on climate change.
The SEC ruling and your data center, Part 1
Posted by John Stanley
This is Part 1 of a multi-part post on the SEC’s recent ruling on climate change. This post provides a brief summary of the ruling itself. One or more subsequent posts will drill down into the possible effects on data centers.
SEC: Climate change is material to your business
In late January, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ruled that public companies must disclose to investors the risks they face related to climate change. The SEC ruling does not create new rules or modify existing ones–it merely provides interpretive guidance regarding the risk disclosure rules already on the books.
The ruling describes four particular areas where climate change risks (and opportunities) may trigger disclosure requirements:
Impact of legislation and regulation – Risks may include costs to purchase allowances under a “cap and trade” scheme, cost to retrofit facilities in compliance with new standards, or reduced demand for carbon-intensive goods/services sold by the company. Interestingly, the SEC states explicitly that “a registrant should not limit its evaluation of disclosure of a proposed law only to negative consequences” (p.23). For example, there may be opportunities to profit from selling allowances, or from an increase in the demand for a company’s (low carbon) products.
International accords – Similar to the impact of domestic legislation, international accords may affect business.