DCS Awards: Und die Gewinner sind... 

Am Donnerstag, den 23. Mai, fand im Millennium Gloucester Hotel und Konferenzzentrum im Herzen von London vor über 300 Gästen aus ganz Europa die DCS-Preisverleihung (Auszeichnungen für Rechenzentrumslösungen) statt.  Der Galaabend bot einen heiteren Auftritt von Komiker Sanderson Jones und Musik von AudioBox. Moderator der DCS-Preisverleihung, die in diesem Jahr von Ark Data Centres unterstützt wurde, war Paul Trowbridge EVITO, dem Schwesterunternehmen von Angel Business Communications. Die Gewinner wurden von der Leserschaft von Angels Print- und Online-Veröffentlichungen ausgewählt. Insgesamt wurden 19 Auszeichnungen verliehen. 

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2013 is Darwinian tipping point year for telecoms industry: "Evolve or die!" according to IDATE research

Leading European think tank sees key to success lies in strong strategic relationships with other industry players such as content delivery providers.

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Wearable tech will drive the rise of the ‘human cloud’ of personal data

Rackspace Hosting has announced findings of an in-depth study into the use of wearable technology and its impact on consumers and businesses. The research finds that, although only 18 per cent of UK and US respondents have actually used wearable technology, 82 per cent of those users in America and 71 per cent in Britain believe that these cloud-powered devices have enhanced their lives.

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Bull signs service contract with the Tele Columbus Group

The five year contract will ensure the stability of IT operations at the Berlin-based cable network company and allow support times to be extended - end customers will benefit.

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DP World selects Dimension Data

Solution includes, design, build and support of port network infrastructure including a secure Data Centre build, IP-Telephony rollout and CCTV deployment.

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CDNetworks expands in India

CDNetworks helps customers reach fast growing online populations in BRICI countries.

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NextiraOne’s Mark Petty is IoD’s West Midlands Director of the Year 2013

NextiraOne’s continued business efforts are rewarded with highly-recognised industry award.

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DANTE and Infinera deliver 2 Tb/s capacity in less than 12 minutes

Infinera and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) have announced what is said to be the fastest known provisioning of multi-Terabit capacity across a live network. Infinera and DANTE were able to install and activate 2 Terabits per second (Tb/s) of long haul super-channel optical capacity and provision a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service over the GÉANT production network all in less than 12 minutes from plugging in the first line card.

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SDN, BYOD, Cloud, IT Security and Compliance... Where's an IT Pro to Begin?

SolarWinds has outlined the three main drivers of network complexity -- changing New Technologies, IT Operations and Business Operations -- that many IT professionals face as they get their jobs done and provided best practices to help manage the chaos today and tomorrow.

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Transmode extends operators' network agility with enhanced Ethernet Muxponders

Transmode has announced the availability of the company's enhanced Ethernet Muxponders that extend the company's Native Packet Optical 2.0 architecture. These allow network operators to enhance the capabilities of their packet-optical networks to create ever more agile and scalable networks.

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The Green Grid takes giant StEP towards e-waste leadership

Collaboration with e-waste think tank aimed at educating organisations on electronic equipment disposal.

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Address Management additions

SolarWinds has announced added active IP address conflict detection and integrated endpoint tracking to SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM), a comprehensive automated DHCP, DNS and IP space management solution.

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Small to mid-sized business IT budgets surge 19 percent

Hardware purchases drive increase in spending; backup/recovery software and tablets show strong growth.

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Mickey Bresman, Co-Founder and CEO and Ran Harel, Senior Security Product Manager, both at Semperis, discuss the findings of the company’s recent Microsoft Active Directory security survey, and also explain how the Semperis Purple Knight security assessment tool not only highlights AD security gaps, but also provides recommended fixes.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.
James Brodhurst, Principal Consultant at Resistant.ai, discusses the significant, increasing threat posed to consumers and businesses by ever more sophisticated and agile cyber-criminals. The good news is that there’s a range of technology solutions available to mitigate the risks posed by cybercrime, Resistant.ai’s identity forensics being one of them.
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.

Expert Opinions

How to apply an effective hybrid cloud strategy By Bruce Kelley, CTO and SVP at NETSCOUT.
How to build positive Digital Experiences in a hybrid IT environment By Ryan Purvis, Head of Solutions, Lakeside Software.
Digital Experience Monitoring - The future of hybrid work and digital businesses By Naveena Srinivas, Enterprise Analyst (ManageEngine)
Hybrid IT – avoiding the pitfalls and reaping the benefits By Omkar Nisal, Managing Director – UK & Ireland at Wipro Limited.