New survey highlights worrying lack of guidance from employers on use of personal devices

A survey commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has shown many employers appear to have a ‘laissez faire’ attitude to allowing staff to use their personal laptop, tablet computer or smartphone for work business, which may be placing people’s personal information at risk.

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Admiral Group PLC chooses LANDesk to transform IT management and service desk support

LANDesk will provide a mobile service desk solution to enhance end-user support for 5,500 employees.

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Interoute launches Cloud Hosted Microsoft Lync Service with video and voice extras

Interoute integrates Microsoft Lync into its Video as a Service Cloud, enabling Lync users to make video and voice calls to any internal or external end devices, regardless of connectivity.

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Introducing the Electronics Disposal Efficiency metric

The Green Grid launches first-of-its-kind metric to help organisations measure the responsible disposition of decommissioned ICT assets.

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Datum partners with Vtesse

High performance network infrastructure to support the growing trend for on-demand consumption based IT.

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Making an impact

Borris says that it made a big impact at this year’s Data Centre World Conference & Expo.

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VMware chooses Attenda

Attenda selected to participate in new VMware Program designed to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption.

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Silver Peak Systems mit Turbo für die Amazon Cloud

Die Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture-Software (VXOA) von Silver Peak Systems, einem weltweit führenden Anbieter von Software, mit der sich Daten schnell, effizient und sicher über große Entfernungen übermitteln lassen, stellt in Verbindung mit den Amazon Web Services (AWS) Unternehmenskunden eine Lösung zur Verfügung, mit der sie schnell, sicher und zuverlässig Daten zwischen ihren Rechenzentren und den AWS-Cloud-Data-Centern übertragen können. Die Lösungen von Silver Peak Systems beschleunigen den Zugriff auf die Amazon Cloud bis um den Faktor 20.

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EMC erweitert sein Flash-Portfolio um neue leistungsfähige Lösungen

EMC kündigte heute mit der EMC Xtrem Linie eine auf Flash-Technologien basierende Produktlinie von Server- und Speicherprodukten an. Mit XtremSF erweitert EMC das Angebot an PCIe Flash-Lösungen, die die Performance von Anwendungen, Software und Arrays entscheidend verbessern. Die XtremSF PCIe-Karten stehen mit unterschiedlichen Kapazitäten in Form von eMLC (Enterprise Multi Layered Cell) und SLC (Single Layered Cell) zur Verfügung. 

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Pivotal HD – EMC stellt die weltweit leistungsstärkste Hadoop Distribution vor

EMC stellt mit Pivotal HD eine hochperformante Big-Data-Analyseplattform unter Open-Source-Lizenz vor. Die Leistungsfähigkeit dieser Apache-Hadoop-Distribution beruht auf der nativen Integration von EMCs branchenführender Greenplum Massively-Parallel-Processing-(MPP)-Datenbank und der neuen HAWQ-Technologie, die Pivotal HD zur weltweit leistungsfähigsten Hadoop-Distribution macht. Bei Pivotal HD werden SQL-Abfragen hundertmal schneller ausgeführt als bei SQL-ähnlichen Abfragen anderer Distributionen. 

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Rackspace launches OpenCenter

Rackspace® Hosting has announced major new features in its free and open source Rackspace Private Cloud Software, powered by OpenStack and supported by its own Fanatical Support services. Key among the new functionality in this release is OpenCenter™, a single interface for deploying, configuring and operating clouds at scale in an enterprise datacentre.

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Sustainable IT and energy efficient data centre

THE DIGITAL revolution has seen IT’s global carbon footprint rise to equal that of the aviation sector. The production, use and disposal of constantly evolving IT infrastructure have implications for environmental, social and economic factors. As a result, organizations are increasingly being challenged to manage their operational expenditure more effectively.

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Videos

Interview with Franki Hackett, Head of Audit & Ethics, Engine B. 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.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.
Brad Ascar, Principle Product Manager – Kubernetes ecosystem at Redis - cuts through the hype surrounding containers to explain the many benefits they offer. The importance of education and training, optimised orchestration and how to get started with containers and Kubernetes are all covered.
Ciarán Forde, Segment Leader, Data Centre and IT, Electrical Sector, EMEA, Eaton, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report: The Intersection of Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition, which highlights an apparent gap between digital transformation and energy transition efforts in four power critical sectors, including the data centre industry. Ciaran highlights the progress the industry has made to date, as well as explaining how a new type of digital toolkit can help companies in their quest for truly sustainable operational optimisation.

Expert Opinions

By Jennifer Lee, Chief Operating Officer at Intradiem.
By Michelle Grafton, Regional Head of Solution Specialists ESA, Iron Mountain.
By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits Team, Schneider Electric, UK & Ireland.