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Staying Safe in IT Rooms, Part 1

Characteristics of an IT room

If a facility has a dedicated room for Information Technology Equipment (ITE), that room is an IT room [645.2]. While the glass-walled room filled with racks is the iconic version, an IT room can be a cement-walled cave in the basement. Nor does the room need to be a dedicated space for IT purposes only.

The key characteristic is it’s a room within the IT equipment area and it contains the IT equipment. On the flip side, an office space with rows of cubicles each equipped with a

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