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The 5G race is getting tighter and tighter

The idea that a new technology, or product, or service will “change the world” is an all too common claim these days. 5G, however, might just do that. By Steve Douglas, Head of 5G Strategy, Spirent Communications.

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How the tech industry can play its part in reducing carbon emissions Corporate social responsibility is now a business imperative and should be leading the business agenda. Technology companies need to demonstrate that they are taking sustainability and a reduction of their impact on the environment seriously. It’s a huge subject and more and more we are seeing customers demanding to know what we are doing. By Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima Business Solutions

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Sustainability as a primary driver of innovation Innovation can and must play a critical role in helping to simplify the problems and break the trade-offs between economics and sustainability. By Ved Sen, Business Innovation at Tata Consultancy Services

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Ring the changes with circular IT procurement It is fair to say that sustainability and environmental responsibility is higher on the agenda for many businesses now than it has been over previous years. Not only is legislation slowly pushing businesses in this direction but the media spotlight, its increased importance to staff, as well as the high priority placed by consumers, means that many businesses are making improvements to their environmental footprint. By Mark Sutherland, director of e-commerce at Stone Group

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Why businesses cannot COP-out of responsibility for sustainability action By Michiel Verhoeven, MD SAP UKI

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Why digital transformation and green initiatives go hand-in-hand By David Mills, CEO Ricoh Europe

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Sustainability IT and Circular IT in the light of COP26 By Betsy Dellinger, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Park Place Technologies

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How to be a sustainable CIO Sustainability is a topic that’s everywhere: quite literally, as Google Trends suggests we’ve never been so fascinated by the topic. Kids at school learn about it, global leaders gather to make plans in the last-chance saloon of COP26 and, increasingly, corporate leaders are challenged by their boards and watchdogs to show their bona fides. But sustainability needs to be a high-level agenda item for CIOs too. By Andrew Brinded, Senior Vice President & Worldwide Sales Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix

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Recycle, Reduce and Reinvent: reworking the tech sustainability agenda. By Alex Louth, Managing Director at Logicalis UK&I

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Prioritising sustainability for business resilience and staff retention By Bob Bailkoski, CEO, Logicalis Group

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Reaching climate change goals “as-a-Service” By Sue Preston, Vice President and General Manager, HPE Pointnext and HPE GreenLake

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Many industries may be ignoring upto 70% of their carbon emission through not having the correct IT systems. Millions of tonnes of carbon emissions are accounted for through lack of IT systems. By Alex Trenbath, Director, Envirovue.

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Establishing a sustainable digital enterprise By Charles Cao, Head of Operations and Strategy at Conga

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Four ways to collectively take action for a sustainable future  By Matthew Houlihan, Senior Director, Government and Corporate Affairs, Cisco

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Videos

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.
Chris Wey, President of the Power Systems Business Unit, Rocket Software, talks through the tell-tale signs of a DevOps programme that isn’t delivering, before outlining the key components of a truly ‘modern’ DevOps solution, with some major benefits for end users.
Prysmian Group’s Executive Vice President of Telecoms, Philippe Vanhille, discusses the company’s focus on the importance of sustainability as a key consideration in the design, production and installation of fibre cables, giving examples of what’s been achieved to date and what we can expect over the coming years.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.

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This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a time to encourage deeper conversations and to explore initiatives that can support employees. The stigma surrounding mental health has been lessened thanks to open discussions, however, there is still progress to be made. Furthermore, these discussions need to be taking place in the professional spheres as according to a 2022 report, a staggering 61% of employees have never sought support for their mental health - despite one in five reporting that poor mental health impacts their productivity. We spoke to nine different technology leaders about their best advice and strategies going forward on how to prioritise wellbeing among employees and employers alike.
Five9, Inc., a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact centre, has announced the general availability of two data centres located in Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
Active Edge site performance optimisation enables thermal, power and capacity management optimisation – supporting greater IT loads across Edge facilities.
At the Innovative Data Infrastructure (IDI) Forum 2022, Huawei introduced its carrier target storage architecture to enable carriers upgrade data infrastructure and develop new business streams.