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From inception to innovation

By Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits Team, Schneider Electric, UK & Ireland.

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Crossing the gender gap to become Telehouse’s new MD

Takayo Takamuro is the new Managing Director of Telehouse Europe, the global colocation provider that brings together more than 3,000 business partners, including carriers, mobile and content providers, enterprises and financial services companies. In her new role, she is tasked with overseeing continued growth, expanding Telehouse Europe’s highly connected ecosystem.

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The Opportunities and Challenges for Women Pursuing a Career in the IT Industry

Q&A with Eva Sóley Guðbjörnsdóttir, Deputy CEO and CFO, atNorth

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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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How CFD-expert Wirth Research delivers AI-driven solutions at zero carbon cost By Tate Cantrell, CTO, Verne Global

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VIRTUS Data Centres and sustainability

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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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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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Data centres under the spotlight – why experience matters

For those working in technology, it’s long been recognised that data centres are the backbone of the digital economy, but Coronavirus saw the industry thrust into the public eye on a much wider scale. We’ve seen data centre operators deemed to be critical workers, and witnessed debate into whether all data centres should be classed as Critical National Infrastructure. By Darren Watkins, Managing Director for VIRTUS Data Centres

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Videos

Dr. Stephan Thiel, Global Analytics Business Management Senior Director – GAMMA, Boston Consulting Group, discusses the importance of Responsible AI in today’s digital business world.
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.
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.
Interview with Camilla Winlo, Head of Data Privacy at Gemserv. 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

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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.
Focus on digital transformation, persistent skills shortages and new risks around cloud migration resulting in CISOs consolidating siloed, disparate and duplicate systems.
Akamai Technologies has released a new State of the Internet report that indicates a growing risk to the financial services sector and a shift to more sophisticated techniques.