If you know anything about Bitcoin, there’s a good chance you’ve also heard about its underlying technology: Blockchain. Blockchain is the technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, enabling peer-to-peer digital cash systems where users are in complete control of their account balances and transactions. In this article, we’ll explain what blockchain is, how it works, and why it’s required to make cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin possible.
By Mrugakshee Palwe, Crypto Vantage.
It’s hard to imagine a time when Internet connectivity was such an important commodity in our everyday lives. In the pre-pandemic world we relied on it, but the act of national lockdowns, global travel restrictions and quarantine orders pushed us to lean ever more heavily on that connectivity.
By Ashley Stephenson, CTO, for Corero Network Security.
Consumer expectations in relation to ultra-fast interactions, ease of engagement and service quality have grown exponentially, fuelled by the lockdown experience of the past year.
By Martin Taylor, Co-Founder and Deputy CEO at Content Guru.
“Machine Learning (ML) can take an organisation’s digital transformation to new heights” — It’s a statement we hear time and time again, but in practice, it doesn’t achieve that warm and fuzzy turn-key transformation feeling the statement asserts.
By Santiago Giraldo, Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera.
When blockchain first hit the tech scene about 12 years ago, it was mostly recognised as the technology enabling Bitcoin transactions. Since then, it’s taken a while for blockchain to establish itself in the business world, but today we’re seeing more enterprises take advantage of it to help build trust and loyalty with their customers and business partners; improve business efficiencies; and boost supply chain transparency.
By Adela Wiener - CEO, Aurachain.
Cybersecurity continues to be a major challenge for companies, with as many as four in ten businesses (39%) reporting cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months.
By Richard Slater, Head of Managed Services at Amido.
After a summer of chaotic scenes in airports and ever-changing travel restrictions, many in the aviation sector are longing for business to return to ‘normal’ and hankering for the pre-pandemic days. Returning to its old ways, however, is the worst thing that the industry could do.
By Randel Darby, CEO and Co-Founder at Airportr.
Mike West, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd (DIAL), outlines the company’s comprehensive data centre service – business advice, legal services, technical and design – alongside what he believes is an overdue, major focus on cybersecurity. In simple terms, Mike thinks that there needs to be more industry-wide understanding and planning around ‘what happens if a data centre goes down thanks to a cyber attack’.
Ross Everard, Managing Director at Infinite Edge Technologies, plans to grow the company through the provision of digital solutions focusing on current customer challenges, such as IoT, the hybrid workplace, collaboration and digital business performance. Helping end users with speed to market, service effectiveness and new business model creation are just some of the benefits promised by this next generation IT approach.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.
Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, is optimistic that organisations can pursue the benefits of digital transformation without compromising on their sustainability objectives. In particular, he believes that the data centre industry is very well placed to address the pressing environmental demands of the next few years, as it continues to develop technology innovations as it helps end users embrace the opportunities of the Digital Age.
Equinix has opened its first Co-Innovation Facility (CIF), located in its DC15 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre at the Equinix Ashburn Campus in the Washington, D.C. area. A component of Equinix’s Data Centre of the Future initiative, the CIF is a new capability that enables partners to work with Equinix on trialling and developing innovations. These innovations, such as identifying a path to clean hydrogen-enabled fuel cells or deploying more capable battery solutions, will be used to help define the future of sustainable digital infrastructure and services globally.
Cradlepoint has formed a partnership with Juniper Networks, a leader in secure AI-driven networks, to bring 5G diversity to Juniper’s campus and branch portfolio. By combining Juniper’s leading wired access, wireless access and SD-WAN solutions driven by Mist AI with the Cradlepoint 5G portfolio, shared customers and partners have even more options to reliably connect to remote locations, with added insight for better management and ongoing troubleshooting.