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Why data centres are needed to support the growing startup community in Africa

By Robert Mullins, Executive Director of Raxio Data Centres and First Brick Holdings.

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From Edge to Enterprise

Edge computing is taking the sector by storm, notably for its capabilities in creating new ways to maximise operational efficiency in addition to improving safety and ‘always on’ performance and availability. By Jeremy Kivi, Senior Portfolio Marketing Manager at AVEVA.

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Open to all, time for the data centre sector to end the skills issue

As the electric and digital worlds converge, talent acquisition and team management are among the biggest challenges faced by data centre and technology businesses today. By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, UK&I.

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Connecting the world’s greenest data centre

Built into the mountains of Stavanger, Norway, in what was formerly a NATO ammunition storage facility, is now one of the world’s most secure and energy efficient data centres.

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Play it cool with the digital twin

Streaming movies, playing computer games or finding the latest hidden musical gems are getting easier with each passing year. Just look at the last two months of 2019. We’ve seen the launch of Disney Plus, Google Stadia and Spotify providing its 248 million users with custom made playlists. Powering all of this and more is the hidden force in our internet age – the data center. However, while being a booming industry, all is not quite so rosy for data center businesses. The growth in usage coupled with the 3.6 billion people who are now connected is putting pressure on the internet infrastructure like never before. By Jonathan Leppard, Director at Future Facilities.

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How will data centre infrastructures be affected by the 5G rollout?

The continued growth of the Internet of Things (IOT) depends on ICT infrastructures that can support its data processing and communications bandwidth requirements. Accordingly, 5G, with its ultra-low latency and high transmission rates, has a vital role as an IoT enabler. However, implementing the new standard has major implications for data centres in terms of their size, distribution and internal ICT hardware. In this article, Alex Emms, Operations Director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power (KUP), looks at this data centre evolution, and discusses how modern UPS technology can be deployed to meet the challenges it presents.

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Data centres in a 5G era

When it comes to 5G, we’re just getting started. Entire industries are simultaneously planning for a new era of connectivity, bracing themselves for what is set to be one of the most influential roll-outs in technological history. Enabling higher speeds, lower latencies, and more machine-to-machine connections, the arrival of fifth generation networking is already sparking a revolution amongst data centres. And there’s more to come. By Eric Law, Vice President Enterprise Sales Europe at CommScope.

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Videos

Interview with Heather Dawe, UK Head of Data at UST. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Glenn Warwick, Head of Operational Technology at Bridewell, discusses the findings of the company’s recent water industry cybersecurity report, highlighting where and how security improvements can be made in this critical national security sector.
Interview with Pallavi Otawkar, Vice President R&D Operations for ServiceMax. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Mark Guntrip, Senior Director, Cybersecurity Strategy at Menlo Security, discusses his company’s recent ransomware research report, highlighting the ways in which the cybercriminals are getting smarter, and outlining some of the ways in which end users can optimise a multi-layered cyber-defence strategy.

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