'Euro data centres face climate challenge' - report

02 September 2020

Data centres in Europe face major challenges as climate change affects the continent's weather, according to a survey of data centre consultants from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, the Nertherlands, Sweden and Norway.

The report, commissioned by temporary power, cooling and heating provider Aggreko, found that countries are not confident in the grid’s ability to power their facilities and believe they may not be ill-equipped to deal with temperature rises linked to climate change.

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TÜV SÜD launches IT security business assurance service

03 August 2020

TÜV SÜD has launched its business assurance service in the UK, which provides management system auditing and certification services for more than 40 management standards, including ISO 27001 (information security), ISO 22301 (business continuity) and ISO/IEC 20000 (IT service management).

It provides management system auditing and certification to assess business processes and identify areas of improvement. This will help organisations, both large and small, to improve business operations, minimise costs and reduce risk. Certification formally confirms compliance to the relevant standards. As an internationally accredited certification body, TÜV SÜD’s certificates are accepted and recognised globally.

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Emtelle secures two-year contract extension with Gigaclear

15 July 2020

Rural fibre optic broadband ISP Gigaclear has inked a two-year extension contract with Emtelle, which will enable the former to keep fuelling deployments of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology with equipment from the fibre manufacturer.

The supply agreement - said to be worth £10m over the period - covers microduct and various other fibre cable solutions. Emtelle’s fibre and duct solutions have been used by Gigaclear since 2017 for providing spine, distribution and drop connections to residential and commercial premises, mainly in rural districts.

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Report: ‘admins responsible for environmentally friendly practice’

30 June 2020

Research conducted by Paessler AG, the IT monitoring specialist, has revealed that energy efficiency, sustainability and environmental concerns are high on the agenda for IT professionals in the UK.

It found that 70% of respondents agreed that it is IT’s responsibility to ensure their organisation is sustainable and environmentally friendly, ranking ahead of the c-suite (52%). When asked about the biggest challenge they will face in the next decade, four in 10 (43%) of IT admins in the UK selected energy efficiency, significantly higher than the global average of 27%. In light of this revelation, IT staff were asked how their organisation would be equipped to improve energy efficiency.

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