Welcome to Switzerland

23 September 2020

Adrian Brookes, solutions strategy and pre-sales director, Infovista

Adrian Brookes, solutions strategy and pre-sales director, Infovista

The software defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) industry is learning a thing or two from one of the most neutral and independent nations in the world.

The last few years’ have seen a shift in how we consume Information and Communications Technology. The move has been away from monolithic mainframes in enterprise owned datacentres and towards virtualised, scalable IT delivered from the cloud or through SaaS.

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Preparing for a second coronavirus wave

21 September 2020

Casey Zandbergen, head of global strategy, ITRS Group

Casey Zandbergen, head of global strategy, ITRS Group

Covid-19 has placed massive pressure on IT infrastructure, with managers having to respond quickly to increased volumes and changing consumption patterns, while simultaneously being weighed down by large and complex infrastructure.

While the sector hasn’t fallen to its knees, there has been a notable increase in the number of outages. With the Covid-19 situation constantly evolving, network providers need to be prepared for a second wave or face customer losses.

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Setting employees up for long-term remote working success

15 September 2020

Alan Hayward, sales and marketing at SEH

Alan Hayward, sales and marketing at SEH

There’s been a huge, sudden change to the world we live in as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses didn’t have time to prepare for the changes that it’s company would face and working remotely suddenly became the norm.

With all these changes, companies have had a taste of understanding what it would be like to have their employees work from home in the long-term.

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Could FWA be the answer to keeping people connected during the global pandemic?

15 September 2020

James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint

James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint

In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, it’s important to step back and recognise the huge effort being made to limit its potential for disruption. From British Gas using its logistics network to deliver supplies to food banks, to teachers using empty D&T classrooms to make face shields for NHS workers,  the pandemic has unleashed a wave of compassion, collaboration and innovation.

Combined with our ability to communicate with one another, these factors make us all the more resilient.

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Turning data centres green

15 September 2020

Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro

Vik Malyala, senior vice president, Supermicro

Imagine 350 tons – that’s three times the average weight of a blue whale and the amount of e-waste that could be saved annually by typical enterprise data centres. The energy that could be saved would even provide a big city with light.

Looking at the reality, only 12% of today’s data centres are green. A puzzling number, given that a sustainable approach would not only help the environment by reducing e-waste and consuming less power but also save data centre operators millions of pounds.

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