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The Cost of Legacy Technology

Businesses are often laboured with systems, software and hardware that is outdated and obsolete but continues to be used. By Neerav Shah, General Manager, EMEA at SnapLogic.

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10 reasons why great asset management is essential for smooth data centre operations

In any one enterprise organisation right now, there may be four or five separate asset management tracking systems or, more likely, several separate spreadsheets with different naming conventions and probably some overlaps and out-dated information. Many data centers are still managing their assets on spreadsheets, which is, in our opinion, sub-optimal. By Venessa Moffat, Head of Product Marketing, RiT Tech.

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The benefits and limitations of remote data centre control

Data centres comprise a complex and changing collection of IT and communications equipment housed within an environment that’s also multifaceted and challenging. Yet a host enterprise’s viability often depends critically on its data centre’s uninterrupted availability as a resource. Accordingly, the centres’ managers must have sophisticated tools to give them visibility and control of equipment and environment status at all times, even when they’re remote from the equipment. By Alex Emms, Operations Director at Kohler Uninterruptible Power

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Data centres: Why They Need Water Leak Detection Systems

Water leak detection is commonly installed in datacentres, communications rooms and other information technology dependent structures. After all it is crucial to protect these critical assets from both fire and floods by receiving the earlier possible notification of an incident, allowing action to be taken quickly to take preventative measures. Leaking water from HVAC, AC units, water pipes, drainage or even ground water can cause significant disruption. By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business and Technology Journalist.

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Why teams are still living in the dark ages?

How to solve the disconnect between manual and digital asset management. By Mark Gaydos, chief marketing officer, Nlyte.

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Goodbye Infrastructure, hello observability

With greater connectivity, comes increasing complexities. Today’s consumers expect business to provide us with a secure and seamless connectivity experience. This means that IT departments must ensure they have the right tools for successful network monitoring. For success, we must embrace change – or risk falling behind. By Martin Hodgson, Head of UK and Ireland, Paessler.

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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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Watchers on the Wall

Human Error – How Can You Limit Mistakes with your Critical Infrastructure? By Mark Gaydos is Chief Marketing Officer for Nlyte Software.

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Data Migration Requires Careful Planning and Execution

A U.K.-based bank recently discovered the risks and challenges associated with data migration. When it was acquired by a Spanish banking group, the bank was faced with transferring customer data from one system to another. Many things went awry, resulting in disruption of some operations and the compromise of data privacy. Worse, some customers lost money due to fraud. The bank had to pay millions in costs, lost thousands of customers, and suffered massive reputational damage. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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Why Organizations Need a New Approach to the Campus Network

The campus network, both wired and wireless, has never been more important. Users rely on the campus network for ready access to productivity-enhancing applications and services, both on-premises and in the cloud. In an increasing number of organizations, Internet of Things (IoT) devices also attach to the campus network, collecting and transmitting large volumes of data that drive operational processes and aid in decision-making. Unfortunately, many campus networks are struggling to keep pace with these growing demands. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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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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How DCIM Tools Facilitate Data Center Asset Management

IT asset management has never been easy, and it becomes exponentially more difficult as data centers increase in complexity. However, many organizations continue to use pen, paper and spreadsheets to track IT assets. These manual processes cannot keep pace with the rate of change in the IT environment. By Marcus Doran – VP & GM at Rahi Systems Europe.

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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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Videos

Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
Imply has recently launched the Polaris cloud database service. Imply’s Vice President of Product Marketing, David Wang, puts the launch in context as he details the company’s Project Shapeshift work around Apache Druid, going on to explain how today’s analytics opportunities require the very latest and best database solutions.

News

Vivacity Labs sensors deployed to monitor the change in pedestrian footfall in retail areas and the change in vehicle yield rates at informal crossings.
Pluralsight Skills hands-on learning solutions now available via flexible, subscription-based licensing on Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
Applause has published the 2022 results of its third consecutive, annual global survey on digital accessibility to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 (19.05.22).
Rackspace Technology has published the Multicloud Annual Research Report 2022 that finds that organizations are becoming more comfortable with more sophisticated “Cloud 2.0” technologies, even as they confront difficulties in hiring and retaining IT talent.