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Brookfield Asset Management selects AWS

Global investment leader selects AWS as a preferred cloud provider to gain business insights, improve workplace safety, and automate hydroelectric, wind, and solar operations.

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Schneider Electric wins ‘Cloud Transformation/MSP Project’ and ‘Futureproofing Initiative’ of the Year’ at the SDC Awards 2022

Awards reflect Schneider Electric’s leadership in addressing the data centre industry skills gap and in delivering innovative data centre and edge computing solutions for UK NHS Trust, with partners.

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Descartes Labs goes all-in on AWS

Leading geospatial intelligence company relies on AWS infrastructure, high performance computing, and analytics to give customers timely, actionable insights to expand their geospatial data applications.

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Amazon makes water positive commitment

World’s leading cloud provider announces new replenishment projects in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States to bring much needed clean water to communities around the world.

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CISOs prioritise digital transformation and cloud migration

Focus on digital transformation, persistent skills shortages and new risks around cloud migration resulting in CISOs consolidating siloed, disparate and duplicate systems.

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Nutanix enables JM Finn to lower operational costs and reduce carbon footprint

Delivers accelerated performance, operational savings and improved efficiency.

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Kingfisher chooses Google Cloud

Google Cloud will support Kingfisher’s digital ambitions with a range of solutions, from infrastructure to data analytics.

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Crisis moves apps & data to the cloud

Streamlines the operation of its annual Christmas campaign to support the homeless.

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Data centre investment and Covid-19 - catalysts for accelerated cloud adoption in Africa

Console Connect has launched the second edition of its Africa Interconnection Report, researched by analyst firm Balancing Act, to understand the drivers and barriers to cloud adoption in the region.

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Old Mutual selects Pluralsight

Old Mutual, a premium pan-African financial services group headquartered in South Africa, has selected A Cloud Guru, a Pluralsight company, to support its cloud-computing skills development program. With A Cloud Guru, Old Mutual has accelerated its efforts to be fully migrated to the cloud, ensuring the company has the underlying technology needed to provide a superior customer experience for advisors and customers.

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Improving sustainability in data centres

Nutanix sponsored report examines potential impact of datacentre models on energy efficiency and carbon footprint.

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Node4 upgrades second data centre

Node4 has expanded its country-wide Managed Azure Hybrid Cloud solution.

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Snow Software helps ITAM teams get control of costs in the cloud

New features empower organisations to better manage cloud costs, gain visibility into containers and build a sustainable enterprise.

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Huawei Data Center Facility unveils Global Ecosystem Policy and Product Innovations

Under the theme "Fairness, Trust, Growth, and Win-Win", Huawei Data Center Facility Global Ecosystem Policy and Product Launch Event was held on November 11 at Huawei's Sanyapo Park in China. During the event, new partner policies and product innovations, including FusionModule2000 6.0, a small/medium-sized modular data center solution, and Small SmartLi UPS, were introduced to partners from across the world. This event demonstrated Huawei's commitment to building a fair and strong partner ecosystem based on mutual trust for shared success.

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Africa Data Centres extends edge cloud capability through Unitellas partnership

Expansion into West Africa builds on South African implementation.

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Videos

Interview with Liz Parnell, Chief Operating Officer, EMEA, at Rackspace Technology. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Ciarán Forde, Segment Leader, Data Centre and IT, Electrical Sector, EMEA, Eaton, discusses the findings of the company’s recent report: The Intersection of Digital Transformation and the Energy Transition, which highlights an apparent gap between digital transformation and energy transition efforts in four power critical sectors, including the data centre industry. Ciaran highlights the progress the industry has made to date, as well as explaining how a new type of digital toolkit can help companies in their quest for truly sustainable operational optimisation.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.
Marc Garner, VP of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division and Major Pursuits team in the UK and Ireland, covers Electricity 4.0, eConversion technology and the Schneider Electric Research Institute’s work, as part of a wide-ranging data centre sustainability discussion. Marc believes that a new way of thinking, and radical solutions, are the only way to meet Net Zero ambitions.

Expert Opinions

By David Watkins, solutions director for VIRTUS Data Centres.
The retail sector is just emerging from the backdrop of intense pandemic-induced digitisation, only to find itself in an environment with many more external pressures – from the tech talent shortage to outstanding technical debt and supply chain pressures. Here, Neil Holden, Chief Information Officer, Halfords, reflects on the lessons Halfords has learned even before the pandemic, and offers some best practice advice to CIOs and CTOs as they plan and execute digitisation strategies in the current retail industry landscape.
By Jennifer Lee, Chief Operating Officer at Intradiem.