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New Report Suggests Better Critical Facility Planning Needed for Improved Business Continuity

Los Angeles – February 9, 2010 – A critical facility, such as a data center, is arguably the most crucial resource within an organization, according to CB Richard Ellis' (CBRE) latest report, "Evaluating Your Critical Facilities." The white paper highlights that increased focus and planning around design, construction and management of data centers is critical to corporate success given the relentless demand for data storage, electronic communications and global economic connectivity.

The new report is based on analysis conducted by a consortium of subject matter experts along with best practices recommendations gleaned from managing and building critical facilities for more than100 corporate and institutional clients throughout the world. In addition to highlighting various trends in the data center/critical facilities environment, this special report also offers insights on planning for future critical facilities needs.

"Millions of dollars may be lost in a matter of minutes for banks, online brokerages, airlines, shipping facilities and other companies that rely on 100%, 24x7 uptime operation." said Bret Nave, regional director of CBRE's Project Management group. "With these potential enterprise damaging consequences, c-suite real estate and IT executives must come together to optimize their data center planning, particularly the network infrastructure underlying their operation, to ensure uninterrupted business."

With a network of 2,800 professionals, CBRE Project Management represents the largest real estate project management group worldwide, executing a full complement of construction project management services for users of and investors in commercial real estate.

Note to Editors: "Evaluating Your Critical Facilities" can be accessed here.

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