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Etihad selects Kyndryl to help accelerate the next phase of its digital transformation

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kyndryl have announced a multi-year agreement to help accelerate the next stage of its digital transformation journey. Kyndryl will help Etihad modernize its IT infrastructure by facilitating the use of best-in-breed cloud platforms.

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High potential for digitalisation of logistics

Companies see great opportunities for digital transformation in logistics, but many are still in the early stages of implementation. Just 29% of UK decision makers are starting implementation.

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Atos selected as HMRC agile transformation delivery partner

Atos has strengthened its existing partnership with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), signing a new contract for up to five years to help HMRC continue its digitisation journey.

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89% of businesses plan to host tech off-premise

Remote and hybrid working is driving a permanent shift in how businesses are organising their tech. Dependence on on-premise infrastructure, to support a full capacity office, is no longer required, shows survey.

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Asda selects RISE with SAP as future digital platform

The UK’s third largest supermarket chain, Asda, has expanded its strategic partnership by choosing RISE with SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure as the Digital Core for its future platform, supported by SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Ariba solutions to digitalise procurement operations.

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Emerging tech to improve developer agility

Composable technology stacks that incorporate edge 2.0, microservices, blockchain and AI 2.0 capabilities likely to enable a new wave of unique and interactive applications across industries.

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82% of businesses believe hyperscalers overcharge but remain wary of switching provider

74% of businesses have seen their cloud costs increase in the past 12 months with an average price increase of 66% year-on-year.

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Predictions for 2022: Digitising the design and build of data centres

Data centres have become the very heart of the digital economy, and critical to our ever more digitised way of life. As we adapt to a new and hybrid world, greater innovation will be necessary to help overcome many of the remaining challenges, including the need for increased sustainability, more efficient use of energy, and for our industry to meet accelerated demands for capacity. Let’s take a closer look at five trends that are influencing the direction of data centres. Steven Carlini, Vice President, Innovation and Data Centre, Schneider Electric, writes.

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Content+Cloud acquired by leading Nordic technology services group, Advania

The deal sees Advania’s first expansion outside the Nordics, into the UK.

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Data governance programmes are crucial for trust

Research from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, in collaboration with data integrity leader Precisely, shines a light on how data governance programmes have a direct impact on data quality - with two-thirds of organisations reporting improved data quality as a “leading benefit”.

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Top quality data is vital for business survival

Dun & Bradstreet reveals businesses are increasingly dependent on data post-pandemic – despite a lack of skills and expertise to utilise and understand business data – with a quarter of projects failing to meet business expectations.

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Over 80% of CIOs and senior leaders plan to deploy private 5G networks within the next 24 months

Research of over 200 CIOs and top executives shows the acceleration of private 5G networks as organizations look to improve security, reliability, and speed.

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Ransomware damage to exceed $20 billion by end of year

Cybercriminals are using MSPs’ own internal tools against them.

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IT admin struggles with remote work challenges

IT teams report a significant increase in challenges surrounding migrating and managing remote workforces, despite lower security concerns and adequate budget.

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Sopra Steria and OVHcloud deploy their combined service offering in Europe

Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services, and software development, and OVHcloud, a global player and European leader in the Cloud, have expanded their partnership in Europe. The aim is to provide an operational response to public and economic players, in particular Operators of Vital Importance (OIV), wishing to accelerate their digital transformation and guarantee the sovereignty of their sensitive data. The two partners are presenting the first concrete use cases for the administration, energy, and health sectors.

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Videos

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.
Dob Todorov, CEO and Co-founder of HeleCloud, talks though the company’s recent acquisition by SoftwareONE - optimistic that both organisations and their respective customer bases will see some major benefits as the Cloud continues to grow in importance as the post-pandemic business world seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of hybrid digital transformation.
Craig Stewart, Chief Technology Officer at SnapLogic, provides some fascinating insights as to how a combination of data and AI and Machine Learning is already providing major benefits across all industry sectors, not least in helping organisations to address major sustainability challenges; and also in allowing many businesses to capitalise on the IoT opportunity. In summary, Craig believes that few, if any, companies can afford to ignore the advantages of increased data literacy.
Sudheer Matta, Vice President Product Management AI Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks, shares some insights from the company’s recent virtual summit – Driven By Experience. A key theme was the importance of using a combination of data and AI, including AIOps, to help improve network resilience, reliability, security and, ultimately, performance.

Expert Opinions

By Eric Newcomer, CTO and Ricardo Diniz, VP and General Manager, UK I and Southern Europe, WSO2.
Today, edge data centers need to provide a highly efficient, resilient, dynamic, scalable and sustainable environment for critical IT applications. At Subzero Engineering, we believe containment has a vital role to play in addressing these requirements. By Gordon Johnson, Senior CFD Engineer at Subzero Engineering
By Stuart Green, Cloud Security Architect at Check Point Software Technologies.