Managed Services now seen as mainstream IT in top European event

A key revelation to some at the first European Managed Services and Hosting Summit in Amsterdam on 25th April was that, outside of the managed services industry, no-one is calling it that. With a strong focus on customers and how they engage with managed services, the event discussed how the model had become mainstream in the last year, and was now the assumed way of working for many industries





IT infrastructure relocation service in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and London

3W Infra, a fast-growing global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider headquartered in Amsterdam, announces the expansion of its managed services offering with the launch of 3W Infra IT Infrastructure Relocation - a newly delivered data center neutral relocation service for IT infrastructures housed in data centers located in the Amsterdam region, Frankfurt and London.



Turku Energia is digitalizing its business with the help of Tieto Smart Utility

Turku Energia, one of Finland's largest energy companies, has selected the Tieto Smart Utility cloud service solution to support its energy retail and distribution businesses and its district heating, steam and cooling businesses. Tieto's Smart Utility increases efficiency by digitalizing and automating energy company’s key processes and enabling seamless connection with the datahub, a forthcoming centralized information exchange solution for energy companies. Turku Energia is the leading energy company in Southwest Finland and serves a total of approximately 150,000 customers.





Tieto continues to provide infrastructure services to Outokumpu

Tieto continues as a supplier of Outokumpu’s IT infrastructure services and has signed a five-year contract whereby Tieto will provide Outokumpu with next generation infrastructure services. With Tieto’s solution, Outokumpu enhances its competitiveness by improving operational efficiency through global standardisation and decreased time-to-market.


IT teams face skills shortage

Brocade has published a new Global Digital Transformation Skills Study, which aims to uncover how well-placed global IT leaders consider themselves and their teams to be in terms of meeting current and future business demands. Of the six markets surveyed, Germany was found to be the best prepared to meet its digital transformation goals, closely followed by the U.S., while the UK lagged well behind its counterparts.








SSE adds Ark and iomart

SSE Enterprise Telecoms – the UK’s leading provider of network infrastructure services, and part of the SSE Group – has added two new facilities to its expanding UK fibre network: Ark Data Centres’ Spring Park and iomart Glasgow.  Both data centres benefit from diverse routes and will have access to its full range of Carrier Ethernet and optical services.






SolarWinds appoints Rani Johnson as Chief Information Officer

Rani Johnson has been SolarWinds' appointed global vice president and chief information officer (CIO). Under Johnson's leadership, the SolarWinds IT and business applications teams will continue to lead partnerships that align focus on business priorities while leveraging technology to drive operational efficiencies across the company. She will report directly to Joseph Kim, senior vice president and global chief technology officer, SolarWinds.


Ryanair ups performance

Ryanair, the Irish low-cost airline, has adopted the New Relic Digital Intelligence Platform to have a holistic understanding of the health of their web and mobile digital properties. With New Relic, Ryanair’s operations team has the power to monitor and troubleshoot live issues on the website quickly and also deliver metrics on the business to their executive team.



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