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Silos slowing ambitious digital transformation goals

A global survey of IT professionals, conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Alfresco Software, has uncovered a sharp divide between the expressed need of enterprises to undergo digital transformation and their ability to accelerate that transformation. 

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Bots are the new tech gold rush

New report identifies 12 hot vendors in the bots space.

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Simplifying letters of approval

Industry association GlobalPlatform has released a specification which standardizes the digital format of Letters of Approval issued from certification bodies and standardizes how they can be retrieved. This clarity will simplify the process for validating the functional compliance and security certification status of a secure component product or of an application.

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DNP and Gemalto deliver secure IoT connection

Gemalto is supplying its security solutions developed for the Internet of Things (IoT) market to Dai Nippon Printing (DNP).

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Peruvian risk inspection

RIMAC partners with IBM to develop an application customized to the needs of its field agents, significantly improving the quality and speed of insurance inspections.

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The weather forecast: drones becoming prevalent

One of the largest private weather enterprises in the world, The Weather Company, an IBM Business, will be working with AirMap, a leading provider of low-altitude airspace management services for unmanned aircraft, to allow AirMap to deliver real-time hyperlocal weather data directly to drone operators. As drone technology moves toward increasingly sophisticated, autonomous operations, precise and accurate weather data will be critical for safe and efficient operations. Drone operators will be able to access the weather data from The Weather Company via AirMap’s app for iOS and Apple Watch as well as AirMap’s APIs for developers.

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Liquidware Labs brings relief to user logon times

 Exclusive Features in ProfileUnity v6.5.5 with advanced FlexApp shortens login times by 90%, speeds delivery of applications by 60% as well as supports multipart high availability architectures.

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Lab-on-a-Chip 'breakthrough'

IBM scientists will collaborate with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai to test on prostate cancer.

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Amica Insurance digitally transforms claims handling

Amica’s field adjusters adopting innovative mobile tools to enhance customer experience.

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Top managed services event reports strong pre-registrations and adds more sponsors

The Managed Services and Hosting Summit, the UK’s leading channel event, seems to be hitting the spot with a record number of early registrations, now well over 200. The growth in the sector means new opportunities for existing MSPs and new entrants, and the high proportion of CxOs attending (>70%) is therefore to be expected, say organisers IT Europa and Angel Business Communications.

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Citrix helps Bath and North East Somerset Council mobilise its workforce

Local council drives increased productivity, increased customer service hours, flexibility and lower costs with Citrix.

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59% of IT leaders believe the ‘traditional’ IT department no longer exists in modern business

IT leaders believe they will become more reliant on temporary and short-term contingent staff.

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Separating signal from noise in emerging technology

PwC analysis identifies the ‘Essential Eight’ technologies that businesses should consider.

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Greater Toronto Airports Authority looks to the future

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Wipro havr revealed that GTAA has entered into a  seven-year strategic IT and Business transformation partnership with Wipro.  GTAA operates Toronto Pearson International Airport, the largest airport in Canada and the second largest in North America in terms of international traffic.

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Open Source software now enables gov.uk sites to be deployed rapidly

UK government websites can now be deployed within minutes by re-using the familiar http//gov.uk theme produced by Government Digital Services (GDS) along with Bootstrap technology, allowing access from all devices.

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Videos

The opening of Telehouse South at its London Docklands campus might represent something of a change for Telehouse, as it represents an ‘ambitious and aesthetic’ refurbishment of an existing data centre, as opposed to a new build, but it continues the company’s focus of providing high level colocation facilities, where latency, cloud, connectivity and sustainability all have key roles to play. Mark Pestridge, Senior Customer Experience Director, Telehouse Europe, explains all.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
Marc Garner, VP, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, outlines the features and benefits of the recently launched Easy Modular All-in-One Data Center, before discussing the growing applications for modular data centres – not least the edge computing market.

Expert Opinions

By John Atkinson, Director, Sales Engineering UK & I, Riverbed
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