COP26 reinforced the need for society to reduce carbon emissions and be more eco-conscious. If we are to meet the targets set out by governments and organisations, tangible actions must take place. The UK has committed to reaching net zero by 2050, a challenging prospect that requires all levels of society to play their part. Business and industry’s energy consumption is an area that can be vastly improved when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Scott Davidson, managing director at ISN Solutions, a corporate IT managed services provider with more than 20 years’ experience of partnering with energy companies, looks at how harnessing the latest technological innovations and practices can help energy companies navigate the energy transition.
Adding new monitored elements is a long and complicated process. Even the most highly trained and experienced teams find it difficult to sustain consistent observation and service levels across the SAP installation with its accompanying dissimilar system elements.
By Heiko Mannherz, Chief Innovation Officer, Avantra.
An open, collaborative platform enables teams to scale operations quickly and ensure the organisations’ critical services are always on and operating at high velocity.
By Gary Blower, Solutions Architect, Clearvision
The unprecedented impact Covid-19 has had on everyone is well documented, and as the world grapples to find a sense of normality despite the ever-changing circumstances, businesses face the responsibility of protecting employees in this unfamiliar new normal.
By Kevin Turner, Digital Workplace Strategy Lead, EMEA, Unisys.
IT efficiency remains a major objective for enterprises in every sector, all too-frequently undermined by costly or ineffectual implementation of ITSM solutions. Yet ITSM is critical to the future.
By Mark Twomey, CEO, Xcession.
The number of regulatory standards and security best practices infrastructure teams have to comply with, and the associated penalties for not doing so, are no laughing matter.
By Jonny Stewart, Principal Product Manager, Puppet.
The world is currently in the midst of the unknown. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to one of the biggest mass lockdowns in living memory, and to keep as many people safe from the virus as possible, many businesses have turned to remote working to enable staff to stay at home. However, remote working suits some job roles better than others. In the software development world, teams need to be in constant contact to coordinate their work, and project leads need to have full visibility of what everyone is working on.
By Jeff Keyes, VP of Product at Plutora.
In the digital era, it's now easier than ever to support a remote workforce as so many applications are moving to the cloud. Applications such as Office 365 are ensuring that employees can work from anywhere, which is especially important in the current environment, but this also raises issues for IT managers.
By Kathie Lyons, EVP & GM of ParkView at Park Place Technologies.
Digital transformation has seen application teams embrace a broad range of new technologies and associated approaches, from mobile first to cloud-native architecture. These deliver greater agility; end-user focus and more innovation than ever before. They also create significant volumes of complex data.
By Conor Molloy, Senior Vice President at Riverbed Aternity International Division at Riverbed Technology.
Data is the lifeblood of software development — and the biggest hurdle. Yet, far too many companies often address these hurdles last, and usually, not very effectively either. The hard truth is that you can’t achieve the “nirvana state” of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) without first automating data delivery. Figuring out how to keep your software pipeline constantly flowing with a fresh supply of high-quality, up-to-date data is crucial.
By Matthew Yew, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Delphix.
Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director, outlines Vietnam’s digital maturity, hence the skills companies such as FPT can offer organisations across the globe facing significant IT human resource challenges as they seek to deliver on their own digital transformation objectives. As Mohan explains, FPT’s unique outsourcing model has already attracted major global customers ahead of its planned European expansion.
Ross Everard, Managing Director at Infinite Edge Technologies, plans to grow the company through the provision of digital solutions focusing on current customer challenges, such as IoT, the hybrid workplace, collaboration and digital business performance. Helping end users with speed to market, service effectiveness and new business model creation are just some of the benefits promised by this next generation IT approach.
NTT’s John Eland, talks through the company’s global data centre expansion plans, which cover the US, UK, Spain, South Africa, Malaysia and, most notably, India. John also explains how NTT’s ability to provide almost any combination of colocation, connectivity and ICT solutions required fits perfectly with customers’ hybrid IT requirements.
Mike West, CEO of Digital Infrastructure Advisors Ltd (DIAL), outlines the company’s comprehensive data centre service – business advice, legal services, technical and design – alongside what he believes is an overdue, major focus on cybersecurity. In simple terms, Mike thinks that there needs to be more industry-wide understanding and planning around ‘what happens if a data centre goes down thanks to a cyber attack’.
Appgate has unveiled How Do Generational Differences Impact Enterprise Cybersecurity Teams?, an independent study on the criticality of knowledge sharing amongst today’s core workforce groups: Baby Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials. In particular, it highlights how Baby Boomers play a critical role in accelerating Zero Trust security frameworks due to experience in integrating legacy technologies into cloud and hybrid IT environments.