CitySwitch Perth: Onsite data/server centres and computing

Thursday 9 October 2014
8.15am–9.30am - Please arrive 8.15am for an 8.30am start
Morning tea will be available
Wood & Grieve Engineers, Ground Floor, 226 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA


Reducing costs and energy consumption with a new IT model

How can your tenancy address the energy use of onsite data/server rooms? Or is it safer and more cost efficient to transition completely to cloud-based computing?

Signatories and interested potential signatories are invited to join this free workshop to hear from experts from CitySwitch signatories, Wood & Grieve Engineers and Lavan Legal discussing the merits of upgrading existing IT capacities versus transitioning to cloud-based computing.

Cloud-based computing ticks a lot of the boxes but why are many organisations still fearing the “cloud” and holding back?  Can cloud-based systems help IT teams meet the significantly increased expectations of clients, the business and users whilst keeping budgets under control?  Can the cloud help reduce your electricity use? Join the workshop to find out the answer to these questions and more.


Elliot Alfirevich Principal Electrical Engineer, Wood & Grieve Engineers
Elliot joined WGE in 2006 after completing a university degree in electrical and communications engineering. Elliot has a particular interest in highly technical projects including IT, communications and technology. Elliot is one of Australia’s leading data centre engineers and has been involved in the audit, design, construction and commissioning of many data centres within Australia. Elliot provides technical insight into the differences between data centre design models relative to the traditional commercial facilities in the market today.

Marco Marcello Information Systems Manager, Lavan Legal
After studying Geology at the University of WA, time with the Commonwealth Bank, 10 years in Advertising and then IT at WA Newspapers, Marco moved to the world of Legal in 1991.  Since then, Macro has been managing IT teams in law firms, gaining experience in all areas of Legal IT management, from operations through to system development, project management, business analysis, change management and strategic development. Marco's key passion however is not the technology itself but applying the technology to business issues and business opportunities.


Space is limited and RSVP is essential by Friday 3 October 2014. Please RSVP to

This workshop is proudly hosted by Wood & Grieve Engineers. 


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