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Twilio reveals that 52% of consumers expect better brand engagement

New research reveals speed of response is most important factor for 23% of consumers; highlights perception gap between consumer expectations and brand performance.

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Cradlepoint partners with Staffline to improve on-site productivity

Cradlepoint has announced a new partnership with Staffline to provide high-speed, flexible solutions for its on-site connectivity needs.

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How Workplace helped AstraZeneca manage its pandemic response

Leading biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca now connects 70,000 employees globally on Workplace. The platform played a key part in helping the company’s response to the pandemic and in shaping its future strategy.

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Cybersecurity, cloud and 5G are top UK investment priorities

New research from Opinium, commissioned by Dell Technologies in the UK, suggests British businesses are prioritising IT investments that allow them to respond to the pandemic and cybercrime over emerging technologies.

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IT functions to undergo radical changes

Study finds IT functions will overcome a lack of confidence and trust from within to drive true strategic value for organizations.

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Silos stopping digital transformation

New research from Virtana reveals that 70% of cloud decision makers view silos across teams as a hindrance to IT’s ability to maximize business value. The research shows that a lack of executive involvement in cloud efforts, along with cross-functional stakeholder participation, correlates with escalating challenges for enterprises.

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HCL Technologies to enhance Euroclear’s digital landscape

Multi-year deal includes creation of co-innovation lab.

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Cloud adoption continues to be undermined

Veritas Technologies has published the findings of new research highlighting the damage that workplace blame cultures are having on the success of cloud adoption. Veritas found that UK businesses are losing critical data, such as customer orders and financial data, because office workers are too scared or too embarrassed to report data loss or ransomware issues when using cloud applications, such as Microsoft Office 365.

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5G - differences in confidence and strategy

Research by NTT DATA UK and teknowlogy Group finds that whilst most industries are positive about 5G, there is discrepancy across industries in the scope of challenges faced.

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Atos expands its decarbonization portfolio

Atos announces a global partnership with Circular Computing, a member of its Scaler accelerator program and the world’s premium remanufacturer of carbon neutral laptop products as well as the world’s first BSI Kitemark™ certified laptop remanufacturer. The newly formed partnership will enable Atos to expand its Net Zero Transformation portfolio with carbon neutral remanufactured laptops to support its clients to reach their sustainability goals.

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Sustainability - a priority

Sustainability will be a core priority for IT leads over the next two years with more than four in five (83%) saying that operating more sustainably is a key part of their plans, according to research from Brother UK.

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Colt Technology Services announces pioneering bioleaching trial

Partners with N2S to evaluate innovative e-waste solution that uses microbiological techniques and living organisms to extract precious metals.

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Acuutech empowers partners and customers

Acuutech has announced a new milestone with the launch into the Microsoft Azure Stack Partner Program of “Acuutech MESH”. Acuutech MESH is a range of solutions that empower customers and partners to deliver Business Ready capabilities, benefitting from the power of hybrid cloud, and on-premises services to customers.

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Markerstudy Group leverages investment in Citrix Cloud Services and IGEL OS

British insurance services company, Markerstudy Group, has quickly, successfully and cost-effectively introduced working from home, capitalising on its transition to Citrix Cloud Services and a EUC solution which comprises over 3,000 IGEL OS powered endpoints.

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Gaps in IT staff skills causing increased stress levels and decreased productivity

Skillsoft has released its annual Global Knowledge IT Skills and Salary Report, exploring the current state of skills gaps, training and development, compensation, and job satisfaction in the IT industry. Based on responses from more than 9,300 IT professionals, the report found that 76 percent of IT decision makers worldwide are facing critical skills gaps in their departments – a 145 percent increase since 2016. While still a significant challenge, this represents the second consecutive year of slight improvement (79 percent in 2019, 78 percent in 2020).

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Videos

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.
Astrid Wynne, Chair of the DCA’s Sustainability Special Interest Group, provides detailed and fascinating insight as to the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the data centre industry in the aftermath of the recent COP26 Summit, as the sector continues to provide a resilient foundation for global digital transformation.
Mark Jow, EMEA Vice President - Sales Engineering, Commvault, talks through the success of the company’s Metallic Software-as-a-Service Backup offering, a year on from the European launch, as well detailing the AWS availability of Commvault Backup & Recovery, and providing some great insight into a recent customer win at Syncreon.
Jason Beal, Senior Vice President, Global Channel and Partner Ecosystems, AvePoint, talks through the results of the company’s first MSP Global Preference Survey, with security, governance and cloud migration ranking as top priorities. MSPs are also wanting to both consolidate the number of vendors with which they deal while also bringing on board new solutions. Jason also offers some valuable advice to MSPs in terms of some key business development objectives.

Expert Opinions

By Shirin Esfandiari, Product Director at Oracle.
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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 Gareth Beanland, Infinidat.