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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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Cybersecurity for SMEs - a smart solution

Jamie Akhtar, Co-Founder and CEO at CyberSmart, discusses the importance of cybersecurity solutions developed specifically for the SME market and the benefits they can bring to both the Channel and end users themselves. Jamie also outlines the security challenges he sees ahead, which are potential opportunities for CyberSmart and its partners - to demonstrate the value of their solutions during the cost of living crisis and as a means of addressing both the positive and negative aspects of the impending AI explosion.

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Partnership promises to accelerate data centre sustainability

Venessa Moffat, EMEA Channel Manager, Ekkosense and Nick Ewing, MD of Efficiency IT, discuss the new partnership between the two companies which brings together EIT’s expertise in data centre design, build, maintenance, and optimisation services with the global leader in AI-driven data centre performance optimisation software to improve customers’ sustainability and energy efficiency ambitions.

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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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Full speed ahead!

Zeki Turedi, Field CTO Europe, Crowdstrike, discusses the findings of the 2024 Crowdstrike Global Threat Report, with the big increase in attack velocity perhaps the most significant trend. Zeki also covers security and the cloud, the good and the bad when it comes to AI and explains how a platform approach to cybersecurity can provide the optimum solution in terms of both preventing attacks and mitigating the impact of security incidents.

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What’s on the horizon? N-able provides clarity for the future

John Pagliuca, CEO of N-able, discusses the company’s recently published ‘MSP Horizons Report’, produced in association with Canalys, providing invaluable insights as to the key technologies and business trends which provide both challenges and opportunities for MSPs as they seek to guide their customers through the complexities and uncertainties of digital transformation. The stakes are high!

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Dry type transformers power the digital data centre

Andrea Ghidini, Group Sales Director and Nicholas Manning, Area Sales Manager, both at TMC Transformers, discuss the company’s range of medium and low voltage dry-type transformers and reactors, available in both standard ranges and tailor-made versions. The conversation covers the technology, sustainability and business benefits of the transformers, alongside the company’s major focus on its own sustainability and innovation roadmaps, as well as plans to further raise TMC’s profile during 2024 and beyond.

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‘True’ Zero Trust delivers fast, secure IT infrastructure access

Ev Kontsevoy, CEO and CO-founder at Teleport, discusses Zero Trust as applied to IT infrastructure security, outlining the many challenges which need to be overcome in order to deliver fast access to any computing resource anywhere on the planet without having to worry about security and compliance issues. By implementing a true Zero Trust approach, Teleport ensures that every access attempt and transaction is thoroughly authenticated and authorised, significantly enhancing security.

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Women in IT – talking both equality and AI

Dr Angie Ma, Co-Founder of Faculty, talks about her experience as a female founder in a male-dominated industry, sharing some brilliant insights into ways in which organisations can develop and maintain a truly diverse and inclusive workplace. Having launched her AI-focused business back in 2014, Angie also has plenty of experience to share when it comes to the IT industry’s number one topic right now!

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A new inflection point for the storage industry

BS Teh, Seagate’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, discusses the new Mozaic 3+ hard drive platform, which incorporates HAMR technology, and heralds areal densities of 3TB+ per platter, with a roadmap to 4 and 5TB+ per platter. He outlines the importance of key platform components such as the Plasmonic Writer, the Gen 7 Spintronic Reader and the 12nm Integrated Controller.

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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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How best to address AI fears?

Audra Streetman, Security Strategist at Splunk SURGe, Splunk's security research team, discusses how, in today's digital landscape, misinformation and manipulated content have eroded societal trust to a critical point. Audra outlines the strategies necessary to foster a future where AI is trusted to enhance society rather than cause challenges.

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Digital adoption - a double-edged opportunity?

Ofir Bloch, Vice President of Strategic Positioning at WalkMe, discusses the company’s recent report: The State of Digital Adoption 2024, which finds that, while digital adoption is a rising priority for enterprises, a lack of best practice is still costing many organisations dearly. Ofir warns of the digital adoption ‘pitfalls’, but also outlines the significant rewards of HyperProductivity for those who implement digital adoption best practices successfully.

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SME AI optimism tempered by security concerns

Greg Keller, Co-Founder and CTO of JumpCloud, discusses the findings of the company’s latest report focusing on the SME IT landscape. AI is on the horizon, but there’s some nervousness over how to best manage this opportunity. Security remains the number one SME concern, alongside budgetary and people constraints. Greg explains how SMEs are placing increasing trust in MSPs to help navigate these challenges and opportunities, alongside some advice as to how organisations can help themselves. View the State of IT 2024 Report here: https://jumpcloud.com/resources/q1-2024-it-trends-for-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-smes

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PAM platform promises positive disruption in the channel

Marcia Dempster, Vice President of Channels Americas and Global MSP at Keeper Security, discusses the company’s Privileged Access Management (PAM) platform, highlighting the ways in which it brings best of breed identity and access management technologies to trusted MSPs and their customers at a time when optimised cybersecurity solutions have never been so important for end users.

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