In the 21st century, all companies are information technology (IT) companies… most just don’t know it yet.

Jon Koomey helps executives modernize their IT organizations to speed up innovation, reduce costs, and increase revenues in his Data Center Essentials for Executives: A Beginner’s Guide

In this short course, Jonathan Koomey boils down what he’s learned as one of the top international experts on data center efficiency, economics, and management. The class provides context and suggests concrete actions for executives who want to turn their IT operations into a cost-reducing profit center.


Enjoy a 46 minute lecture, reading, video and case study resources in this new $50 course.

Enroll and learn…

  1. Background information about data centers today. Data flows and increasing IT services, the rapid improvement in energy efficiency of information technology, and what total electricity used in data centers tells us about how these high tech facilities are evolving over time.
  2. What executives need to know about IT to take full advantage of its transformational power. How management can leverage IT for business performance using metrics (Key Performance Indicators), measurement, and modeling, quantifying data center performance and mapping it onto business processes, understanding IT costs and benefits at the project level, using IT to transform IT, and MUCH more.

Transform your IT from a cost center to a cost-reducing profit center.

Want a free introduction to data centers and computing? Check out Jon’s Why Predictive Modeling is Essential for Managing a Modern Computing Facility training…

Instructor Jonathan Koomey, Ph.D.

Jonathan Koomey is a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance Screen shot 2014 07 18 at 9.35.31 am.png?ixlib=rb 1.1at Stanford University. He has also held visiting professorships at Yale University (Fall 2009), Stanford University (2003-4 and Fall 2008), and the University of California, Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group (Fall 2011), and was a Lecturer in Management at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business in Spring 2013. For more than eleven years he led Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (LBNL’s) End-Use Forecasting group, which analyzes markets for efficient products and technologies for improving the energy and environmental aspects of those products. The group developed recommendations for policymakers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy on ways to promote energy efficiency and prevent pollution. Koomey is also a Research Affiliate of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, and serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Contemporary Economic Policy. Dr. Koomey holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. in History of Science from Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor of nine books and more than two hundred articles and reports on energy efficiency and supply-side power technologies, energy economics, energy policy, environmental externalities, and global climate change. He has also published extensively on critical thinking skills.