Are Oregon’s Data Center Tax Breaks Worth It? State Doesn’t Know

Oregon may be giving up too much money in data center tax breaks to attract big projects by companies like Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon relative to the number of permanent jobs those projects create, according to a recent audit by the state of its economic development arm called Business […]

GI Partners Buys Seattle’s KOMO Plaza, Including Data Center Hub

An entity associated with GI Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm that has backed some of the most well-known data center companies, has acquired the two-building complex next to Seattle’s Space Needle called KOMO Plaza (formerly Fisher Plaza). The complex, which houses numerous TV and radio stations and retail […]

Have You Been a Naughty or Nice Data Center Manager?

Jeff Klaus is the GM, Data Center Solutions at Intel Corporation, and Kim Polvsen is VP & GM, Digital Services & Data Center Software at Schneider Electric. Brooklyn-born songwriter J. Fred Coots was riding the New York City subway in the spring of 1934 and thinking about writing a children’s song when he ran into […]