There is a shift taking place in the way customers purchase their IT solutions, and it’s no surprise that technology is moving further into a subscription licensing model. Experts predict that this will become the new normal and if MSPs do not transform and adapt, they risk losing revenue and customers.
Arrow Electronics has enhanced ArrowSphere, Arrow‘s award-winning cloud management platform, to channel partners with the tools they need to streamline the transition to Microsoft’s new commerce experience.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kyndryl have announced a multi-year agreement to help accelerate the next stage of its digital transformation journey. Kyndryl will help Etihad modernize its IT infrastructure by facilitating the use of best-in-breed cloud platforms.
Remote and hybrid working is driving a permanent shift in how businesses are organising their tech. Dependence on on-premise infrastructure, to support a full capacity office, is no longer required, shows survey.
The UK’s third largest supermarket chain, Asda, has expanded its strategic partnership by choosing RISE with SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure as the Digital Core for its future platform, supported by SAP Business Technology Platform and SAP Ariba solutions to digitalise procurement operations.
Atos is to acquire Cloudreach, a leading multi-cloud services company specializing in cloud application development and cloud migration, capitalizing on strong partnerships with all three hyperscalers. The company employs more than 600 highly skilled employees in cloud platforms, applications, and security. Revenue is expected at c.€100 million in calendar year 2021. Cloudreach was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in London with additional offices in the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland and India.
Craig Stewart, Chief Technology Officer at SnapLogic, provides some fascinating insights as to how a combination of data and AI and Machine Learning is already providing major benefits across all industry sectors, not least in helping organisations to address major sustainability challenges; and also in allowing many businesses to capitalise on the IoT opportunity. In summary, Craig believes that few, if any, companies can afford to ignore the advantages of increased data literacy.
Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric, is optimistic that organisations can pursue the benefits of digital transformation without compromising on their sustainability objectives. In particular, he believes that the data centre industry is very well placed to address the pressing environmental demands of the next few years, as it continues to develop technology innovations as it helps end users embrace the opportunities of the Digital Age.
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’.
Dob Todorov, CEO and Co-founder of HeleCloud, talks though the company’s recent acquisition by SoftwareONE - optimistic that both organisations and their respective customer bases will see some major benefits as the Cloud continues to grow in importance as the post-pandemic business world seeks to address the challenges and opportunities of hybrid digital transformation.