A series of organisations from across building services engineering are backing the new industry-wide Power Players initiative, which is being run by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), and is set to formally launch in late spring.

Greater transparency in energy sustainable practice among data industry players will help improve collaboration to tackle rising carbon emissions seen in the industry. In Greenpeace’s 2017 green IT report, ‘Clicking Clean: Who is winning the race to build a green internet?’, many hyperscalers scored highly in the report for its adoption and initiatives on renewable energy, but other players in the industry were urged to improve advocacy and transparency, and to work more collaboratively.

Westermo and Southampton Solent University have teamed up to help address the digital skills shortage affecting the UK industrial and manufacturing sector by introducing students to data communications technology that will be used to support the widespread applications of the industrial internet of things (IIoT).

Technical infrastructure specialist, Sudlows, has completed the acquisition of Progressive Network Solutions, a provider of technical installation services within London, the City, Home Counties, Thames Valley and the Midlands.

Alastair Ramsay, sustainable development manager at Legrand UK and Ireland, died peacefully on 28 January 2017. 

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