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Cybersecurity seen as top digital transformation risk

Network engineers and CIOs agree that cybersecurity issues represent the biggest risk for organisations that fail to put networks at the heart of digital-transformation plans. According to research commissioned by Opengear, 53% of network engineers and 52% of CIOs polled in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Australia rank cybersecurity among the list of their biggest risks.

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Broadcom to acquire VMware

Advances Broadcom's strategy to build the world's leading infrastructure technology company, with track record of acquiring established, mission-critical platforms.

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Business leaders think of digital as a continuous evolution, not a transformation

C-suite research reveals businesses must embrace constant evolution and iteration to achieve digital success.

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Business complexity continues to accelerate

Global survey suggests businesses must re-examine their digital transformation approach to better help employees adapt to change.

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Hitachi launches Lumada Inspection Insights and strengthens digital and green portfolio

Committed to driving customer value and growth by combining world-class IT and OT expertise from Hitachi Energy and Hitachi Vantara within expanded Lumada portfolio.

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Digital behaviours will stay long past the pandemic

Precisely and Corinium survey 100 CX leaders who say they’re investing in data strategies to support the post-pandemic digital consumer.

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Security concerns and talent shortages risk stalling innovation in the UK

New research from Rackspace Technology delves into the state of UK businesses’ challenges when it comes to adopting new cloud technologies.

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Organisations failing to meet digital accessibility standards

Applause has published the 2022 results of its third consecutive, annual global survey on digital accessibility to coincide with Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2022 (19.05.22).

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54% of IT decision-makers name IT cost control as a top business challenge

Crayon urges businesses to take control of their IT spend to unlock unrivalled innovation.

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Westcon-Comstor launches own flexible payment solutions to drive partner success

Flexible options, funded directly by the specialist distributor, will help partners easily transition to the subscription economy and make tech more accessible and affordable.

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Hybrid cloud dominates

Data from more than 1,300 global respondents combined with expert analysis to reveal goals, benefits, and challenges of cloud-native technology in 2022.

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Enabling Employees This Mental Health Awareness Week

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.

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VMware becomes an Official Partner of McLaren Racing

The Formula 1 season has been described as a travelling circus. Team members across varying functions tackle the extraordinary feat of moving and setting up all necessary infrastructure to execute their race plan. They do this over 20 times over the course of a season – across up to 20 countries and 5 continents.

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Videos

Coeus Consulting, an independent IT advisory focused on delivering strategic change, recently published the findings of its report: ‘The critical role of technology leaders in delivering on sustainability targets’. Graeme Trevayne, Associate Director at Coeus Consulting, talks through the survey results, highlighting the progress which has already been made, whilst suggesting that there is much more that can be done, not least when it comes to the need for some commonly agreed, IT sustainability objectives and the accompanying metrics.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
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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