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5G stands (alone) ready to be unleashed

Stephen Douglas, Head of Market Strategy at Spirent, discusses the company’s 5th annual 5G outlook report, which finds that 5G Standalone (SA) market is picking up significant speed, alongside similar interest activity in terms of private 5G. Stephen offers some great insights into what’s going on in the 5G market right now and how he sees it developing over time.

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Driving knowledge sharing across the Channel

Patrick Aronson, Chief Marketing Officer and APAC Executive Vice President at Westcon-Comstor, looks at the challenges and opportunities for MSPs and other channel partners around data, as outlined in the company’s recent ‘Bridging the Gap’ research report. Patrick also explains some of the company’s recent data-focused initiatives, including the Partner Insights tool and Tech ConneX.

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Collaboration is the key to sustainability success

Dr. Alyson Freeman; Customer & Innovation lead, Sustainability & ESG, Dell Technologies, discusses the sustainability challenges facing the data centre industry and some of the ways in which the facility owners and operators are collaborating with the IT hardware manufacturers, such as Dell, to make real progress towards Net Zero.

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Dealing with IT infrastructure complexity in a hybrid world

Andy Bevan, Head of Propositions and Strategy Consulting at Daisy Corporate Services, discusses recent research findings which reveal that two-thirds of IT leaders say that legacy infrastructure is creating a sustainability nightmare. Andy explores the options available for addressing this problem, with a consumption-based IT infrastructure model the likely solution.

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Benchmark Report provides a positive picture of the MSP landscape

Chris McKie, VP, Product Marketing Networking, Security & Risk Management Solutions, Kaseya, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2024 MSP Benchmark Report, with automation, integration, AI, the skills shortage and customer acquisition, alongside the ever present cybersecurity challenge, the main topics of concern (and potential opportunity) for Managed Services Providers.

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Remembering how to be sustainable

Richard Eglon, CMO at Nebula, discusses the findings of the company’s latest report: ESG Unwrapped: Building a Sustainable Channel Community, which calls for collaboration, co-opetition and knowledge sharing as crucial ingredients for ESG success. Richard shares some example of how Nebula is benefitting from this new approach as well as offering some advice as to how the Channel more generally can embrace the advantages of ESG.

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Plenty of AI excitement, but plenty of pitfalls as well?

David Williams, Acting Managing Director EMEA, Telstra International, and Kwee Chuan Yeo, Senior Editor, Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights, discuss the findings of a recent MITTR study focusing on AI. It seems that everyone wants to deploy AI, but many organisations have yet to understand or implement the IT infrastructure requirements which are a prerequisite project success.

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IT remanufacture contributes to successful sustainability strategies

Steve Haskew, Head of Sustainability and Social Leadership at Circular Computing, explains how the road to Net Zero almost certainly involves organisations considering their IT estate, especially in terms of understanding that the carbon footprint of hardware is largely associated with the manufacture, rather than the use, of the equipment. Hence IT hardware remanufacture is an increasingly attractive option - with the added bonus of significant financial savings.

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The art of adopting science-based sustainability targets

Charissa Jaganath, Head of Responsible Business at Logicalis, discusses how IT organisations can become responsible businesses, encompassing the measurement and disclosure of carbon emissions across all three scopes. She also shares how she has developed the company’s global strategy to drive sustainable change across three key pillars of People, Communities, and Planet.

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Equality begins with self-recognition, empathy and understanding

Eduarda Camacho, the new COO of global identity security company CyberArk, was told in her first IT industry interview that she had three obstacles to overcome – ‘you are a woman, you are Portuguese and you are not an engineer’! Her answer to her interviewer: ‘That’s your problem, not mine’. Eduarda shares the experiences, challenges and opportunities which have shaped her career to date, with plenty of advice along the way.

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Data protection disjoints disrupt digital transformation

Dan Middleton, Vice President UK & Ireland at Veeam, discusses the findings of the recently published Veeam Data Protection Trends Report, which reveals that cyberattacks continue to have a significant impact on businesses through outages and digital transformation disruption - with containers, hybrid architectures and the need for fast recovery plans putting significant stress on backup and recovery strategies.

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Data repatriation adds to hybrid momentum

Mark Noland, Technology Manager at Kingston Technology, discusses the growing trend for organisations to move back certain IT assets on premises, and data repatriation in particular. He explores the many factors to consider when it comes to developing a hybrid model – with a mixture of cloud and on-prem delivering an optimised IT environment.

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Cloud repatriation fuels hybrid momentum

Calvin Hsu, VP of Product Marketing, Citrix, discusses the company’s recent study, which found that a quarter of UK IT leaders have moved or are thinking of moving at least half of their workloads out of the cloud and back to on-premises. Calvin explores the reasons behind such cloud repatriation – and also offers some advice to help companies better understand what workloads belong where in today’s hybrid IT world.

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Connectivity optimisation developments keep pace with digital data centre demands

Robert Maher, CTO at Infinera, explains how changes in data centre design will accelerate demand for greater design flexibility and high-speed connectivity options to fit different types of environments, as well as critical operational needs, including reduced power consumption, small footprint, and cost-efficient scalability to meet future capacity demands.

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