Three out of every four British businesses are still wedded to paper

Despite this M-Files finds UK firms are aware of the operational efficiencies, improvements in business processes and cost reductions delivered by going digital.

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Digital Catapult predicts top data trends for 2016

Blockchain, data standardisation and the evolving Internet of Things network all feature on the ones to watch over the next twelve months.

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Tieto digitalises the financing processes of Finnfund

The Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (Finnfund) is procuring a case and document management solution from Tieto. The system will be deployed during 2016. It will digitalize financing-related processes and make related information easier to find and manage throughout its life cycle.

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Agreement on Commission's EU data protection reform will boost Digital Single Market

The European Commission put forward its EU Data Protection Reform in January 2012 to make Europe fit for the digital age (IP/12/46). Recently, an agreement was found with the European Parliament and the Council, following final negotiations between the three institutions (so-called 'trilogue' meetings).

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Covata and T-Systems deploy encrypted file-sharing for Barmer GEK

German health insurer leverages Safe Share, Covata’s end-to-end encrypted data-centric cloud sharing solution, to enable high-security data exchange.

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UK government launches IoT hub

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, has confirmed a new interdisciplinary Research Hub to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT). The PETRAS consortium of nine leading UK universities will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.

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Wipro makes senior appointments

Wipro appoints TK Kurien as Executive Vice Chairman; Abidali Neemuchwala as CEO & Member of the Board.

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Linux Foundation to advance Blockchain technology

New open ledger project to transform the way business transactions are conducted around the world.

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Pivotal bolsters its Cloud Native Platform team with acquisition of CloudCredo

Addition of highly sought-after Cloud Foundry experts and Intellectual Property to better enable enterprise adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

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Dimension Data predicts digital transformation as high on the corporate agenda

Dimension Data has released its IT predications for the next 12 months, and digital transformation is high on the corporate agenda because it’s already reshaping the competitive landscape.

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Analytics, acceleration and agility will disrupt software in the enterprise market in 2016

451 Research has released its 2016 Software preview report, Software 2016: Analytics, Acceleration and Agility, highlighting the key challenges facing this evolving sector.

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Claranet’s managed network measures up to River Island’s growing demand for digital

Operating globally as an ecommerce retailer and a high street fashion brand with over 350 stores internationally, River Island is a forward-looking company building on 60 years of heritage. Still privately owned by Bernard Lewis and his brothers in London, River Island wanted to ensure its historical brand leads trends in retail by introducing digital technologies into stores to improve overall customer experience.

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Few companies have evolved into truly digital organization

Only 7 per cent of organizations have successfully allied digital technology capabilities with the ability to quickly self-organize and forge partnerships to drive digital initiatives.

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Fujitsu predicts the future

Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu UK & Ireland, has shared her predictions for the tech sector in 2016.

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Videos

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’.
Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s Thermal Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Jon Summers, looks at some of the topics and technologies under scrutiny as the current sustainability focus turns up the heat on the data centre sector to improve its environmental performance. Liquid cooling, legacy data centres, the PUE metric, geography and climate, waste heat reuse and the role of AI are all covered during the discussion.
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.
Ken Hall, Data Center Solutions Architect at Commscope, provides some fascinating insights into the world of networks and connectivity, with wireless infrastructure, fueled in part by the advent of 5G, predicted to grow in importance as end users demand a secure, ‘seamless’ work experience, no matter where, when or how.

Expert Opinions

Catherine Gull, Head of Private Network Sales at Cellnex UK, explains why enterprises should look to private networks to unlock digital transformation in the workplace, facilitating the fourth industrial revolution and opening up a world of new possibilities in a fast-moving digital era.
By Lyndon Hedderly, director, customer solutions, Confluent.
By Gareth Beanland, Infinidat.
By Shirin Esfandiari, Product Director at Oracle.