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Why diversity, inclusion, and education can unlock the data centre skills shortage

Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.

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Optimising fibre optic networks through advanced GIS

By Jean-François Allard, director, EMEA Utilities & Communications, Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division.

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SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS 19

Big data, big energy consumption? Each photo we post on social media or email we send is saved into servers that are stored in physical data centres around the world. This process consumes a significant amount of energy, raising sustainability issues in the data centre industry. To help overcome this challenge, Marcin Bala, CTO of telecommunications networks specialist Salumanus Ltd, explains how to create a more sustainable data centre infrastructure.

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SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS 11

The hidden cost of data Zero-carbon cooling systems revolutionise data centre energy efficiency. Data underpins every aspect of modern life, with more information generated now than ever before. Keeping data centres cool is crucial for their safe and effective function, but due to the large amounts of waste heat they generate, this requires significant power consumption. To tackle this issue, Glasgow-based green energy pioneer, Katrick Technologies, has developed and patented a unique passive cooling system that removes waste heat without external power required. Here, Katrick Co-CEO Vijay Madlani examines the costs of data centre cooling and how new systems can revolutionise efficiency.

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Is your lighting compromising your data security?

If you’re in the business of data, you’ll know that it’s a valuable asset that must be protected. You’ll also be acutely aware that wherever there is data, there is risk, and not just to your data. Physical security – the protection of people, property and assets should also be considered for their potential vulnerabilities. By Steve Mansell, Divisional Director Critical Facilities, Zumtobel Group

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The role of containment in mission-critical edge deployments

Today, edge data centers need to provide a highly efficient, resilient, dynamic, scalable and sustainable environment for critical IT applications. At Subzero Engineering, we believe containment has a vital role to play in addressing these requirements. By Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering

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Creating a greener and digitalised world with sustainable fibre optic networks

Designing fibre solutions and optimising supply chain processes with the environment in mind will have a huge impact. By Alain Bertaina, Business Development and Product Strategy Director Telecom Business at Prysmian Group

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Bryland Fire Protection designS 1,000 fire detector system to safeguard 10MW data centre

A global leading data centre company has recently enlisted the support of Bryland Fire Protection Limited to design and install an engineered solution to safeguard their 1,600-rack facility in Slough.

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Single-Pair Ethernet expands IoT infrastructure capabilities

Power and data to remote devices over single twisted pair up to 1000-metres; compact cable (18AWG) and connector format increases flexibility and ease of use; converging corporate, factory and distribution information networks increases productivity, By Stuart McKay, Panduit

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Can data centres be more sustainable than you think?

Ahead of the upcoming UN climate conference COP26, hosted in the UK, the expectations on businesses to be at the forefront of the net-zero transition is growing, and it’s critical time for those operating in the technology sector to not only lead by example but help their customers bring about positive change too. By Scott Balloch, Director of Energy and Sustainability at Colt Data Centre Services

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Videos

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.
Interview with Linda Carroll, Expert Capacity Management at Ensono. 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.
Guro Bakkeng Bergan, VP and GM EMEA at Fivetran, discusses a recent Vanson Bourne report, conducted on behalf of Fivetran, which reveals that almost all companies recognise the importance of AI and, therefore, have plans to invest in the technology, but at the same time do not completely trust it, and also experience difficulty obtaining the data sets which are the ‘raw ingredients’ of successful AI implementations.
Interview with Emily Nerland, Head of Global Sales at NS1. 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.

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22% of senior technology decision-makers in the UK identified cybersecurity solutions as the most important factor affecting business transformation.
The announcement means that Azure customers can now use and pay for New Relic through Azure portal.
Six Degrees welcomes Chris Dunning-Walton to its advisory team, as the company strikes new ground in the cyber security landscape.
According to Canalys’ latest cybersecurity forecasts, global cybersecurity spending (including enterprise products and services) will increase by 13.2% in 2023 and remain a key growth sector for channel partners.