Overall Data Centre Company of the Year and Data Centre Design/Build of the Year nominations mark out the company’s expertise in large-scale data centre projects
07 April 2014 – WhiteSpider, a leading specialist in enterprise architectures for IT, has added two further nominations to the growing roll-call of awards the company is winning this year as a leading provider of data centre professional services. The company has been recognised by DCS awards as a finalist in two categories – Data Centre Design/Build of the Year and the prestigious Data Centre Company of the Year. Voting for both awards opened last week with results set to be announced at a ceremony in London on May 15.
WhiteSpider has been singled out for its unique ea4 framework for enterprise architecture and its work with customers such as Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global consulting firm that helps its clients with the planning, design, construction and operation of thousands of critical infrastructure projects world-wide, from bridges and dams to power stations and transport hubs. Using ea4 WhiteSpider helped Parsons Brinckerhoff to audit, redesign and rationalise its enterprise architecture, enabling significant efficiency gains and reductions in overall costs.
Developed to reduce the complexity of providing and managing IT services and applications, WhiteSpider’s unique ea4 framework uses reference models and standards to enable the consolidation of disparate IT systems and global networks. ea4 is a comprehensive approach that combines four stages of service: Enterprise Auditing, Architecture, Alignment and Assessment to provide a systematic approach to the standardisation of IT within global enterprises.
The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in the data centre arena. The Awards recognise the achievements of the vendors and their business partners alike and encompass a wide range of both facilities and information technology award categories designed to address all of the main areas of the data centre market in Europe. The winners are chosen by public vote from the DCS website at www.dcsawards.com/voting.php
The award shortlistings follow WhiteSpider’s recent success in winning the Outstanding New Service category of the Global Business excellence awards.
“We are delighted to be nominated yet again for a major industry award,” said Phil Lees, CTO and co-founder of WhiteSpider. “It is a further reflection of our passion for technology and for helping our customers to improve and consolidate their infrastructure to take full advantage of their IT estate.
“We believe that the most important role of IT within an enterprise is to help the organisation deliver its desired business outcomes by enabling the business strategy. Most enterprises, however, grow in a piecemeal fashion, meeting the immediate needs rather than the long-term strategic goals. At the same time the technology landscape over the last five years has changed dramatically – especially in the way individuals use technology, led by consumers using smartphones, tablets, and cloud computing technology. We designed our WhiteSpider ea4 framework to address these issues in a structured way and to help CIOs to transform their IT service architecture to meet the changing needs of their businesses. Our Parsons Brinckerhoff work highlighted in the awards is a key example of how this works in practice.”
Established in 2012, WhiteSpider specialises in providing consultancy, strategic advice, and practical support in enterprise service architectures. The company helps organisations to standardise their IT and communications infrastructures using its unique new ea4 service framework. The WhiteSpider team has extensive experience gained around the world in developing and managing enterprise architectures, reducing IT costs and improving efficiencies to meet the needs of the organisation. The ea4 service approach is now helping a diverse range of customers in industries such as Engineering, Finance and Motorsport.
WhiteSpider has enjoyed phenomenal growth to over £1 million revenue within twelve months of its inception at the end of 2012. The company’s pipeline for 2014 is equally healthy, with a target to double the current figure by the end of the year.
Established in 2012, WhiteSpider specialises in providing consultancy, strategic advice, and practical support in enterprise service architectures. The company helps organisations to standardise their IT and communications infrastructures by using a unique new service framework – ea4 – developed specifically with the needs of global enterprises in mind. Headquartered in the UK, WhiteSpider works with global companies, including businesses in the Engineering, Finance and Motor Sport sectors.
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About the ea4 Framework
ea4 was developed out of the WhiteSpider team’s desire to see technology used effectively in order to transform the way global enterprises work. It does this by delivering enterprise standards through the four key elements of the ea4 framework and based on total vendor independence.
The first phase of ea4 is “enterprise auditing,” aimed at gathering an in-depth level of understanding of a customer’s organisation and its business requirements, as well as technical knowledge on the operational environment. This is followed by a detailed plan and design “enterprise architecture” approach, engaging with the business to understand the key business objectives in relation to the IT infrastructure and assets and developing a blueprint to design and build a core foundation of processes and systems. The third pillar is “enterprise alignment.” Once the architectural designs are defined, they can be implemented through a comprehensive portfolio of services that maps across all aspects of IT infrastructure. In the final “enterprise assessment” phase WhiteSpider uses its experience in modeling, capacity planning and performance management to ensure that the network and applications are tuned to deliver optimal performance and reduce business risk.
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