What’s wrong with high-efficiency in the data center today?  When we talk about high efficiency, going green, and sustainability, the real intent is to reduce carbon footprint and consume less energy overall but it seems “we” as an industry often get sucked into chasing a number for good public relations and /or bragging rights instead of doing what might be the right thing to do despite the net “PUE” result.  I’m working on a fantastic project right now that will technically deliver the lowest PUE in the world if I wanted to chase the number but because I define “high efficiency” as (IT + Mechanical + Electrical = highest efficiency opportunity) , my PUE number looks worse although my total power consumption is much better (1.02 vs. 1.11).  It’s time for the Data Center industry to step up and step away from our current industry best measurement because it could cause wrong actions in the chase for a good numbers.  Just my two cents.

 

Don Atwood – Intel DC Architect

Warija

Wiki, wiki, wah, wah

Posted by Warija Apr 5, 2011

In my earlier blog, "Enterprise 2.0 to the rescue of project managers", we discussed how Enterprise 2.0/ Social Computing can be leveraged for project management. Here I would like to discuss with you more on a specific tool - wiki, not specifically for project management needs only.

 

In Intel IT, we do use wiki for many activities. They act as a content mashup tool - a centralized location for all the related information, while the information may be stored somewhere else. We use it for strategy creation, project management, agenda sharing, storing the minutes. If you get a chance, please visit the Website http://wikipatterns.com, which shows how wikis can be used for different needs. This is a good source on how we can leverage wiki and structure our information accordingly.

 

Although not consciously using wiki patterns, I could see some of the patterns that we are using are:

 

Overview Pages

One Wiki space per Group

Scaffold

Agenda

and many more..

 

In your organization, do you use wiki? If yes, do you consciously select a wiki pattern for modeling your business process? Do you use wiki for project management? We would like to hear from you if and how wiki made a difference to your workflow.

 

When I got introduced to wiki, it has been no looking back.. I have been saying, wiki, wiki, wah, wah ever since. ( Similar to what Shakira sang for the World cup - Waka, waka, yeah, yeah).

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