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How the cloud is shaping business

By Jason O’Conaill, International Partner at Infinity SDC.

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Addressing the challenges: Health check for the healthcare industry

By Jonathan Arnold, Managing Director of Volta Data Centres.

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Advanced offers top five tips on moving to the cloud

Almost two-thirds of UK businesses planning to migrate their entire IT estate to the cloud.

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50 Shades of PaaS and why it remains at an early stage of adoption

The dividing lines between Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) are blurring. But according to Phil Brindley, CTO, The Bunker, the dominance of the latter belies the importance of the former in the Cloud Computing arena and there are several reasons why both will remain as distinct layers and product sets.

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In-house, In-cloud, In-data-centre or hybrid – a range of choices

By Roger Keenan, managing director of London data centre, City Lifeline.

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Can Cloud Computing and On-Prem Storage get along?

By Rebecca Thompson, VP of Marketing, Avere Systems.

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Storm clouds in 2016?

Mike Weston, CEO of data science consultancy Profusion, discusses what issues will impact data protection and security in 2016.

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The Cloud’s the limit: key points from 2015

Monica Brink, EMEA Marketing Director, iland.

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Top transformative technology trends in networking for 2016

The Year 2015 has seen organizations disrupting their markets with the digital transformation of their businesses as they embrace 3rd Platform computing and New IP networking strategies that have helped them become leaders in new markets. Moving into 2016, more businesses are expected to leverage smart machines and transformative technologies to give them a clear competitive advantage. As 2015 draws to a close, Marcus Jewell, SVP of EMEA at Brocade looks into the crystal ball to outline the top transformative technology trends in networking to watch for in 2016 and beyond:

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Keep control of the the cloud in the year ahead, warns Exponential-e

2015 was an interesting year in so many ways. HP, one of the largest IT players in history, split themselves down the middle into separate consumer and enterprise businesses. Dell’s decision to acquire EMC for $67 million represented one of the biggest pure-technology mergers of all time. Finally, we celebrated the date when Marty McFly from Back to The Future actually arrived in the future. Jonathan Bridges, head of cloud at Exponential-e, looks at how far the industry has come and how organisations can keep control of computing in the year ahead.

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CTERA unveils Server Data Protection for enterprise CloudOps

CTERA Networks has introduced a fully automated and secure in-cloud and cloud-to-cloud data protection solution that allows enterprises to protect any number of servers across any cloud infrastructure.CTERA Cloud Server Data Protection is designed for enterprise Cloud Operations (CloudOps) teams that have been forced to rethink data protection strategies as they migrate workloads natively within and across clouds in a new era of cloud services and IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) delivery.

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In, out, shake it all about?

Life, hence history, is cyclical. Whether it's the seasons, the ebb and flow of global conflict, or the changing, but endlessly repeating, trends of everyday life. That's not to say that progress is not made (although there's a book or two to be written about comparing the 'Happiness Index' of citizens of the 21st century with those of any previous one), but often this progress is little more than re-inventing the wheel '? albeit a smarter, more efficient, more cost-effective one. The IT industry is no exception when it comes to cycles ' most notably the distributed/centralised compute evolution.

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Videos

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.
John Parlee, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Park Place Technologies, discusses the importance of being able to demonstrate to customers, and employees, that your company recognises the importance of IT security, through a combination of standards, Zero Trust and, increasingly, cyber insurance.
Ayelet Elstein, VP EMEA at Lakeside Software, positions the Digital Employee Experience (DEX) within the wider context of the customer experience (CX), emphasising the critical importance of data as a prerequisite for any company-wide approach to improving and optimising end-to-end hybrid IT infrastructure performance and the resulting business benefits.
Laura Malins, Vice President of Product at Matillion. 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.

News

Deft, a managed IT services provider, has extended its colocation footprint into Frankfurt, Germany through its partnership with Digital Realty, the leading global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions.
Leading geospatial intelligence company relies on AWS infrastructure, high performance computing, and analytics to give customers timely, actionable insights to expand their geospatial data applications.
The new ‘Skilled to Secure’ programme enables partners to build up their competencies and deliver the increased ROI on security investments that customers are demanding.
Ekinops has been selected by telecom infrastructure provider, Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group (BCS), for its network backbone upgrade, which will enhance connectivity throughout Africa.