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BICSI Signs MOU with CESiT to Advance ICT and Data Center Operations

by david.nunes





Tampa, Florida, January 21, 2015 – BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Comités des EXPLOITANTS DE SALLES INFORMATIQUES et TELECOM (CESiT). CESiT covers the Francophone community, with events and documents and training, done and published in French. The purpose of the MOU is to foster the growth of the ICT and data center operations communities globally through mutual support of each other’s products and services. The MOU will allow for collaboration and knowledge sharing among both organization’s memberships.

The challenges facing the ICT and data center operations communities increasingly require programs and initiatives jointly-developed by leading membership organizations. BICSI and CESiT recognize the collective influence and substantital expertise of its members in shaping ICT and data center operations strategies within both the public and private sectors. Members of both organizations have mutual interests in the areas of education, marketing and standards development.

“An MOU with CESiT will promote a natural synergy between both associations and their memberships,” said BICSI President Michael Collins, RCDD, RTPM, CCDA, NCE. “BICSI is continuously expanding its reach into the data center market, and we are looking forward to working with CESiT to advance ICT and the future of data center operations globally.”

“This partnership with BICSI is very important for us, as it will allow us to translate, promote and diffuse the better part of the content created by BICSI,” said CESiT President Lionel Diez. “This is also a reward for all the work that has been done, and a recognition of our reach within the profession.”

More information about CESiT can be found at http://www.cesit.fr/.

BICSI is a professional association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community. ICT covers the spectrum of voice, data, electronic safety & security, project management and audio & video technologies. It encompasses the design, integration and installation of pathways, spaces, optical fiber- and copper-based distribution systems, wireless-based systems and infrastructure that supports the transportation of information and associated signaling between and among communications and information gathering devices.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ICT industry. We serve more than 23,000 ICT professionals, including designers, installers and technicians. These individuals provide the fundamental infrastructure for telecommunications, audio/video, life safety and automation systems. Through courses, conferences, publications and professional registration programs, BICSI staff and volunteers assist ICT professionals in delivering critical products and services, and offer opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, BICSI membership spans nearly 100 countries.

Contact: Amy Morrison, amorrison@bicsi.org, or John Bechtold, jbechtold@bicsi.org, +1 813.979.1991

About CESiT
The CESiT Association was officially formed on September 4, 2008, under France’s 1901 act as a professional association specifically for operators of computer rooms and Telecom providers. CESiT aims to enable its members to establish think tanks, labor, exchange, communication and representation of others on various topics aimed at the professionals in charge of operatin the physical infrastructure of Data Centers and Telecom providers.

Contact: Philippe Luce, contact@cesit.fr, +33 6 62 80 52 87


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