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Why the public sector needs a smarter approach to digital transformation

By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Maintaining the maintenance regime

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments Ltd, outlines the key maintenance areas that should be covered in a maintenance programme, so data centre managers can think about whether it’s time to update their regime.

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Choosing the right data centre solution for your business

The pace in which technology is advancing makes it near impossible to predict what the business landscape will look like in five years’ time. One thing is for certain: IT requirements are changing and will continue to do so for the unforeseeable future. By Tom Adams, Director of Product Marketing at Cogeco Peer 1.

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What’s next for HPC and the future of research innovation?

From big data analytics to genomics, complex science and education research is typically reliant on sophisticated technology to speed up processing times, enabling larger and more ambitious projects while at the same time reducing development costs. BY Spencer Lamb, Director of Research, Verne Global.

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Data Centre Efficiency 101: How Digital Transformation and Climate Change are Directly Linked

We’ve all heard it before: “Digital Transformation.” It’s the buzzword of the 21st century, but as our personal and working lives continue to be centred around/impacted by technology, digital transformation will continue to be a part of our vocabulary, and more importantly, our business strategies. One market that has seen considerable growth thanks to digital transformation is data centres. By Peter Westwood, Data Centre Director at SPIE UK.

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Megacities in the digital age - and how the data centre is the key to their survival

Experts agree that megacities - cities with populations of ten million or more - present challenges and opportunities in equal measure. By Neil Cresswell, CEO for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Data centre downtime adds to data loss concerns

As businesses grow and expand, so too do their data needs - along with the necessary infrastructure. By Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director, Volta Data Centres.

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The Future of Data Centers: How Tech is Forcing Change

Data centers are the glue that holds the internet and the World Wide Web together. We take the huge server racks that hold the cloud and the internet together for granted, but without data centers, all of the services that we use on a daily basis just couldn’t function. By Chris Hinkle, CTO of TRG datacenters.

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Adapting to a changing wholesale market

As 2019 kicks off, organisations are increasing the pace of digital transformation, as well as the rate at which they are moving workloads to the cloud. There’s also a rise in their use of data and data analytics to run their business processes. By Andrew Edison, Vice President, Wholesale, Colt Technology Services.

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Imagining the Data Center of Future Today

What will the data center look like in 2019 and beyond? That’s one of the most pressing questions facing data center managers as the new year approaches. The IT environment continues to evolve rapidly to support changing business requirements, making it difficult to conceptualize a data center infrastructure that can meet tomorrow’s demands. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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Look beyond the surface for effective facilities planning and design

When undertaking a data centre planning project – whether consolidating company infrastructure following a merger or acquisition, relocating facilities into a pre-existing building, or even constructing a new data centre – the primary consideration lays in the project meeting the business requirements with optimised performance one of the key motivator. By Jon Leppard, Director at Future Facilities.

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Data centre design and build is evolving – here’s why:

With new data centre capacity needed at an ever-accelerating pace, rushing the delivery of a new facility significantly increases risk. Find out how off-site construction, integration and testing prior to final on site commissioning can deliver a fully customised data centre, on budget, with greatly reduced risk and in a fraction of the time required for a traditionally constructed facility. By Jos Baart, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Flexenclosure.

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Why agility is a key differentiator for today’s future-proof data centre

Digital transformation continues to be a key priority for executives today that are looking to future-proof their business, and also tap into the capabilities of emerging technologies to positively impact operations. In fact, digital transformation is seen as a key differentiator for organisations, as a recent survey revealed that 85% of organisations experienced significant disruption in their field in the last year, and more than a third of businesses (35%) find digital transformation key to keep up with competitors. By John Morrison, VP EMEA Sales and Services, Extreme Networks.

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Different by design - innovation starts in the data centre

It’s no secret that technology is the fundamental driving force in creating scientific discoveries, powering financial innovation, improving healthcare - and developing the latest in product design. We also know that the application of information technology is in no way slowing down. By Darren Watkins, managing director for VIRTUS Data Centres.

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Getting hot under the collar?

Chris Wellfair, Projects Director at Secure I.T. Environments talks through some of the key aspects of a good maintenance regime and one of the most forgotten areas.

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Kinesh Patel, the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of SevenRooms., explains how a combination of data, personalisation and automation is providing a digital dividend for the restaurant and wider hospitality sector as it seeks to optimise both the customer experience and post-pandemic flexibility and profitability.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.

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IGEL OS and the IGEL UD Pocket, bundled with expert resources including access to an IGEL Technical Relationship Manager, enables IT organizations to quickly regain control of malware affected devices and ransomware attacks to quickly restore productivity for end-users.
ASX Sports, the world’s first fantasy sports platform with live in-game trading founded by Paddy Power, has partnered with Aventus Network as its blockchain provider.
Checkmarx has introduced Checkmarx API Security, the first true “shift-left” API security solution. Building on the launch of Checkmarx Fusion, which prioritizes and correlates vulnerability data from across different AppSec engines, Checkmarx API Security is delivered as part of the industry-leading application security platform Checkmarx One. The developer workflow-oriented solution inventories even shadow and zombie APIs as part of the most comprehensive inventory and remediation solution available to secure the entire API lifecycle.
32 percent of manufacturing companies have achieved cloud leader status, compared to 18 percent across all other industries.