Consumers everywhere are sharing data at lightning fast speeds and with extraordinary frequency — from videos and photographs to personal data, creative musings and medical records, with virtually everything being stored digitally for future reference. There are billions of mobile phones in the world, emitting 18 exabytes (1 billion gigabytes) of data each month.
By Richard Walsh, head of memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor Europe.
No one can predict the future with 100 percent certainty. This year alone is evidence of that fact, with the pandemic turning the business landscape upside down. In January, very few would have expected the struggles that lay ahead, as offices shut, finances became sparse and employees were forced to work from home.
By Alberto Pan, Chief Technical Officer at Denodo.
Companies operating on old or inefficient systems is not new. Many were struggling years – if not decades – ago to run profitable concerns using outdated or inflexible technology, explains Philip White, Audacia.
According to research group IDC, the number of connected devices is forecasted to grow to 42bn by 2025. With the demand for the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and 5G continuing to grow, and heavily influencing businesses and supply chains over the coming years, the sheer volume of data that companies will be dealing with will become more and more overwhelming. Whereas five to ten years ago we’d see new data centres popping up everywhere to store and move all of the data around, this is no longer the case. Many cities, such as Amsterdam, have put a stop to anymore data centres being built as they drain power from the grid and cities have to invest more in power and cooling systems to keep them running efficiently. Peter Ruffley, CEO at Zizo explains how there is an urgent need for existing data centres to be utilised better and for businesses to become savvier in how they store and move data. Just because businesses can store data, doesn’t mean they should.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
Kinesh Patel, the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of SevenRooms., explains how a combination of data, personalisation and automation is providing a digital dividend for the restaurant and wider hospitality sector as it seeks to optimise both the customer experience and post-pandemic flexibility and profitability.