Optimisation is key as data centres come under new scrutiny

06 May 2021

The pandemic has driven awareness of the critical role data centres have in society. We are so reliant on online services they are as important as public utilities. Robust, reliable and high-speed connectivity everywhere, not just the office, is now the expectation as working and schooling from home continue. If the tip of the internet of things triangle is your mobile phone, the base is the data centre.

For every online shopping click or MS Teams school lesson, there is an energy and environmental impact. The data centre industry has a responsibility, especially when it comes to environmental impact to ensure we are being as efficient as we can be while maintaining utility levels of service.

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5G and micro data centres: the foundation of enterprise IoT

04 May 2021

The global pandemic has quickly brought the need for fast and reliable communications to the forefront of networks worldwide. 5G is a technology that enterprises are betting on to increase communication and enable new business models. Within the next few years, everyone will be affected by the new 5G networks' emergence, and rollout has already begun. Almost 110 operators have or are currently launching new 5G networks, reported GSMA Intelligence.

The power of O-RAN

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Time to rip off the band-aid – making remote working a viable long-term solution

04 May 2021

Many businesses were left scrambling in the wake of last year’s lockdown, and the quick fix solutions adopted to rapidly allow for a remote workforce were often full of holes. Given the economic circumstances and the pressure to be up and running fast, many businesses simply patched up the holes in their technology.

However, organisations that took this ‘band-aid’ approach are starting to realise the vulnerabilities in their systems. The time has come to rip off the band-aids and invest in robust solutions that will make remote working a viable solution in the long-term. From an organisational point of view, there is no going back to our pre-Covid ways, and the future involves a remote workforce.

Not a temporary situation

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Time to call out the mission-critical data centre capacity myth?

04 May 2021

EkkoSense’s Martin Docherty argues that loading up IT capacity is the boost your data centres and switch sites really need

I have often thought that there’s a lot that data centre operations teams and facilities management could learn from their colleagues in the hospitality sector. It’s not difficult to analyse a hotel's occupancy rate - the rooms are either empty or occupied! Without the right toolset, it is slightly more challenging for data centres to check their occupancy.

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How OEMs and vendors can use distance learning and device management solutions to improve their business

26 April 2021

When you’re a vendor or original equipment manufacturer (OEM), one of the things you deal with every day is competitive pricing. It seems like there’s always someone willing to undercut your price to land a deal. One way to fight becoming a commodity is to offer something of value that your competitors don’t.

OEMs and vendors serving the education industry can differentiate their product offerings by providing a complete solution for managing digital devices and the classroom teaching experience by bundling device management and distance learning solutions.

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