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How are data centre providers offering a solution to the widening skills gap?

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of high-performance data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has launched the Kao Academy – an industry-first science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resource, designed to engage primary and early secondary school-aged children with the purpose and role of a data centre. Created in collaboration with Cambridge […]


Combatting grid strain with decentralised energy solutions

With demand for data in Europe on the rise, data centre operators are under increased pressure to ensure that the continent’s digital appetite continues to be met. However, with these facilities now consuming more energy than ever before, many nations are beginning to place restrictions on data centre connections in order to ward against grid […]


Are we witnessing an Edge explosion?

Edge Computing is a transformational reality and will be responsible for shaping technology operations well into the future. Andy Connor, EMEA Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, outlines the ‘Edge explosion’ and examines the crucial role of the modular, micro data centre in delivering Digital Transformation. The idea of delivering IT resources close to the point of […]


How much is enough? How to build a targeted and sustainable cybersecurity budget

Ensuring cybersecurity investments align with the business’ goals is a key element of success, however, managing the two simultaneously can be extremely challenging. Kev Eley, Vice President Sales, Europe at LogRhythm, explores what the right amount of cybersecurity is in order to mitigate priority risks and offers his best practice advice for achieving a targeted […]


Why incident response and insurance must learn to be bedfellows

Dominic Trott, UK Product Manager, Orange Cyberdefense, tells us why maintaining a good understanding of your security posture is paramount, as well as the factors which contribute to a defence-in-depth approach to cybersecurity – an approach he refers to as one that offers ‘the most effective protection against cyberattacks’. The history books will no doubt […]


Counting the cost of the biggest BEC attacks

Robust email protection is a necessity for protecting against one of the industry’s most sophisticated attack types; Business Email Compromise (BEC). Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, offers some top tips to avoid falling victim to these types of attacks and highlights the importance of adding an extra layer of protection to your business to ensure […]


Why CIOs need to prioritise data integration

Zahi Yaari, VP of EMEA at SnapLogic, discusses the importance and benefits of data integration and why the possibility of fragmented data requires CIOs to ensure that all departments are aligned and the data integration process is followed carefully. One of the ironies of Big Data is that it has made is more difficult to […]


Hybrid cloud can put companies into the jet stream of Digital Transformation

Simon Michie, CTO, Pulsant, discusses how he thinks hybrid is set to underpin Digital Transformation initiatives and enable organisations to benefit from huge gains in performance and profitability. Hybrid cloud was once only seen as a half-way house on the road to full deployment with the major hyperscalers. Now, however, it is increasingly regarded as […]


The CIO’s role in securing cloud environments and simplifying cloud management

Ensuring security in the cloud is of paramount importance in today’s modern working world. Ishpreet Singh, Chief Information Officer, Qualys, discusses some of the ways CIOs can create business value through the cloud and also how they need to prioritise simplifying the management of their cloud environments in a way that aligns with the business’ […]


Reshaping the future: Employees have the power, what are businesses going to do about it?

Creating a culture of collaboration has been one of the most challenging aspects of the pandemic for businesses as employees adjusted to working from home. Rob Walker, UK&I MD, Cognizant, discusses how business leaders have had to adapt their management strategies to meet employee expectations and make their workspaces more appealing to the modern-day worker. […]


Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for people to resort to simple, easy to remember passwords reused across most, if […]


World-class data centre solution secures future for SRS

Shared Resource Service (SRS) made the decision to move to Vantage Data Centers’ CWL1 data centre campus in the UK, offering an affordable and future-proofed private cloud hosting environment for delivering shared digital services to the South Wales public sector. Matt Lewis, Chief Operating Officer at SRS, explains how the organisation now has a more […]


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