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Huawei founder and CEO calls for the easing of US-China trade relations

Ren Zhengfei, Founder and CEO, Huawei, has spoken out about the benefits to be gained by deeper cooperation between US and Chinese companies in the technology field. Talking with international media in a recent press conference, the executive advocated for the easing of US-China trade restrictions and more open US trade under the Biden administration. […]


Ensuring a robust cabling infrastructure strategy for optimum data centre performance

With more companies investing in data-led technologies, organisations are aiming to improve their competitiveness within markets. From sensor applications within factory machinery to running a large company, increasingly the information required for success now relies upon high-speed data, hence the importance of efficient data cabling networks. Mark Froggatt, Technical Director at BASEC, answers some key […]


How 5G is shaping the future of construction

5G is an enabler that offers new capabilities and opportunities for businesses across various industries. James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint, tells us how 5G is powering the construction site of tomorrow and discusses how one of the first real-world deployments of 5G connectivity was rolled out by visionary company, Taylor. From real-time 3D modelling to […]


2021 will see the back-office thrive as digital turns the transactional into the human and relational

Karen Stephen, COO, SurePayd, tells us that 2021 will likely see a shift that will see the potential of Accounts Receivable unlocked by CIOs, CMOs and CFOs. Our focus is in the digitization and cloud migration of a traditionally manual area of most businesses: Accounts Receivable, a classic back office function, and this focus has […]


A global reset: Predicting cybersecurity trends in 2021

FireEye shares its top cybersecurity trends for 2021 and says business leaders must build capabilities and strategies that will protect them in the days to come. Companies across all industries commonly release forward-looking reports about what’s to come in the next year, but very few in 2019 anticipated the global pandemic and the worldwide reaction […]


Why cybersecurity will set businesses apart in 2021

As the opportunities for cybercriminals are ever-expanding due to the effects of COVID-19, AT&T Business surveyed 800 cybersecurity experts across the UK, France and Germany to better understand the cyber risks. John Vladimir Slamecka, Regional President, EMEA, AT&T, explains why adapting quickly is critical to help stop a vulnerability from turning into a catastrophic breach. […]


Financial services organisations’ push towards hybrid cloud is built on private cloud investments

A report from Nutanix shows 43% of financial services companies globally plan to increase their investment in private cloud over the next year. Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing, has announced the financial services industry findings of its third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring organizations’ plans for adopting private, hybrid […]


The shift is on: From data centres to ‘centres of data’

Michael Dickman, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, offers his best practice advice about how to prepare for a shift to the Edge and tells us why this new architectural approach – one that is Edge-centric, cloud-enabled and data-driven – is much-needed. According to Gartner, ‘by 2025, 85% […]


Malware: Trends, defence strategies and incident response planning

Threat actors have leveraged the fear and uncertainty created by the global pandemic to ramp up their social engineering and malware attacks – both of which can be hugely detrimental for organisations. Sherrod DeGrippo, Senior Director, Threat Research and Detection, Proofpoint, highlights the malware trends organisations need to be aware of and offers some key […]


Top five priorities for CIOs heading into 2021

With CIOs playing a critical role in charting their organization’s course, Joanne Wong, Vice President, International Markets, LogRhythm, outlines five priorities for them heading into 2021. It would be a gross understatement to say that 2020 has been a whirlwind year – COVID-19 has dramatically disrupted the way we live and operate, and even with […]


The changing role of a CIO during a pandemic

Navigating the IT landscape is currently proving challenging as the future seems uncertain. Ian Pitt, CIO at LogMeIn, discusses the role of a CIO and some of the obstacles they are facing, as well as how they should be adapting and transforming to avoid getting left behind. The last few months have brought in drastic […]


How can data centre leaders combat the skills shortage as further outages disrupt the industry?

Uptime Institute has announced the key findings of its 10th annual Global Data Center Survey, the largest and most comprehensive in the data centre industry. The results show a growing sector adapting to rapid change on multiple levels. In almost every area under discussion — outages, resiliency, staffing, workload placement or innovation — there is […]


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