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How do you verify fibre for European regulations?

Article by: Didier Claeys, Director of Product Line Management for in-building cable at CommScope Intelligent CIO spoke to Didier Claeys and questioned him on ways of verifying compliance of fibre optic cables to new European CPR regulations for in-building applications. He informed us that the Construction Product Directive (CPD), later the Construction Product Regulation (CPR), […]


Data centre networks a la “mode”

Article by: James Young, Director of CommScope’s Enterprise Data Center division Data centre networks are under pressure to evolve to provide higher capacity. This applies to virtually all types of networks. Over the last few years, many use more fibre optic cables and transceivers to the point that fibre optics is now the default choice. […]


Finance industry banks on Microsoft Cloud for digital transformation

Article by: Toni Townes-Whitley – Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Industry Financial services organisations are at a transformational tipping point. Faced with fierce market pressures – nimble disrupters, complex regulations, digital native customers – technology transformation in the industry is essential, and it’s increasingly becoming a competitive edge. Firms leading the charge into this new […]


HubSpot launches 7th global office in Europe’s fastest-growing tech city

HubSpot has released findings from a new survey that positions Berlin as the fastest-growing tech city in Europe, with the vast majority of respondents identifying the city as a burgeoning hub for startups and tech companies. HubSpot has also recently celebrated the launch of its new Berlin office and EU data centre, further solidifying its […]


The woman who redefined how banks work with startups

Israel is home to around 8.4 million people and some 4,600 startups, according to a global report by India’s National Association of Software and Services Cos. and the consulting firm Zinnov. Yifat Oron, the CEO of Israeli Bank Leumi’s subsidiary LeumiTech, estimates there could actually be more than 6,000 startups in Israel. No matter how […]


GE introduces the Digital Industrial Evolution Index

GE has presented a new study at its Minds + Machines conference that highlights the growing gap between management expectations and corporate realities in terms of digital transformation. The survey of IT and operations executives shows that companies see the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a significant opportunity for new growth and competitiveness – […]


Germany breaks solar record and gets 85% of electricity from renewables

Coal-fired power stations in Germany have been on the grid as never before in recent history: From 3pm until 4pm on April 30th, they only worked with a capacity of just under 8 gigawatts. The coal-fired power plants had been shut down to 1.8 gigawatts, while lignite-fired power plants still supplied about 6.2 gigawatts. Nuclear […]


Some higher education CIOs expect business model change

Higher education CIOs recognise that key organisational priorities are enrolment and student success, but fail to show innovation with regard to the top technologies required to differentiate themselves and win, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Yet, a majority of respondents (59 percent) think there will be significant business model change due to digital […]


Key Reinstallation Attacks (KRACK): The impact so far

A series of high-severity vulnerabilities affecting the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol were disclosed. Security researchers have developed a proof of concept (POC) demonstration, dubbed “KRACK”, and a dedicated website through which further details are likely to be released. An advisory was distributed by the US CERT to a select number of unidentified organisations […]


The 5 most common router attacks on a network

Unfortunately, router attacks cannot be 100 percent prevented, but there are a few things that you can be doing to prevent one of the most common router attacks from occurring on your system and network. Large organisations are vulnerable to widespread attacks, with come being malicious and some carried out simply to prove a point. […]


Building an office: 5 IT services you’re going to need

So you’re planning to start building an office. Before you get stuck in, there are a few things that you need to consider first… it’s the best way to make sure that you cover all of your bases. If you do want to build your own workspace – answer these questions first: Is it for […]


IT systems needed in every school

Every school relies on teaching in the modern era; this typically includes a host of modern software and hardware. However, not every school in the UK is equipped with the latest technology that allows them to take teaching in 2017 to a whole new level. If you’re a school network manager or head of IT, […]


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