IX News Search and Datacentres.com have merged to form the leading global online news portal for the data centre industry. Both companies have a great depth of research experience and consulting for the data centre industry, and understand how to integrate news and information services for players engaged in the sector, and see the opportunity to greatly expand and build an integrated service portfolio.
The newly launched site, www.datacentres.com will now host news and market intelligence for the data centre sector. It will continue to deliver its daily and monthly newsletters.
The merger brings together two news services whose reputations have been built on innovation, customer service and market information. Datacentres.com, operated by consulting firm BroadGroup, has tailored its monthly data centre newsletter, Data Centre News, for senior managers of operating businesses, finance and investment executives, law firms, professional intermediaries and consulting firms. IX News Search has for the past ten years progressively built an audience of thousands of executives in the data centre sector with its daily news service.
“We could not imagine a stronger strategic merger than combining the complementary strengths of IX News Search with the heritage and reputation found in datacentres.com,” commented Jonathan Heap, managing director at IX Consulting. “Together we will be able to offer significant marketing resonance across key geographies and in-depth consultative expertise to help organizations design striking communication programmes that drive higher levels of engagement and fulfilment in an increasingly competitive data centre marketplace.”
“This merger will allow us to bring tailored information solutions to our audiences,” said Philip Low, managing director of BroadGroup. “We will be able to provide even greater news configuration and corporate personalization in the products we offer, as well as taking our market insight reports, and real-time research systems to the next level. We see significant opportunities to deepen our collaboration and provide a premier service to client companies globally.”
Both companies have a great depth of research experience and consulting for the data centre industry, and understand how to integrate news and information services for players engaged in the sector, and see the opportunity to greatly expand and build an integrated service portfolio.
The new datacentres.com will offer news channels across Europe, MEA, Americas and Asia Pacific in addition to specialist channels covering Security, Power and Cooling and Data Centre Finance and Investment.
Datacentres.com is also organising the Data Centre Europe Conference, which takes place at Espaces Antipolis, near Nice in France from 22 – 23 April 2010. Those who book on or before the 12th March can buy tickets to the conference at a discounted “early bird” price of £595 plus (French) VAT.
About IX Consulting
iXConsulting are commercial property specialists with in depth knowledge of technical real estate, data centres and communication services. They have also operated the daily news service, IX News Search since 2001.
BroadGroup is an international consulting firm founded in 2002, specializing in providing professional advice, and creating knowledge platforms through publishing and global events that connect information communities. It has consulting practices in data centres, cloud computing, IT infrastructure, and TMT finance and investment, with offices in London, Singapore and Buenos Aires.