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Channel partners failing to realise importance of sustainability credentials when winning new business

Survey reveals that 10% of channel respondents have failed to demonstrate sustainability pedigree and have lost business as a result.

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Skills in the spotlight

Skillsoft’s Lean Into Learning: 2021 Annual Learning Report provides data and guidance for addressing skills gaps, hybrid learning, and the war for talent.

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CDOs have an unstructured plan

Nine out of ten chief data officers (CDOs) agree that management of unstructured language data – including text from business documents and emails – must be addressed in the next 12 months. Yet, few are prepared with the natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU) experience and tools needed to make a transition work.

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OVHcloud confirms its shift to PaaS and expands its DBaaS offering

With six new DBaaS solutions available, OVHcloud now offers its customers one of the largest DBaaS portfolios on the market. This acceleration was made possible thanks to a partnership with Aiven, the European software company that combines the best of open-source technologies and cloud infrastructure.

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Lenovo unveils TruScale HPC as a Service

At its Winterstock event, Lenovo has unveiled Lenovo TruScale™ High Performance Computing as a Service (HPCaaS), delivering the power of supercomputing to organisations of all sizes through a cloud-like experience. The new high performance computing (HPC) as-a-service (aaS) offering expands Lenovo’s everything as-a-service TruScale portfolio and enables HPC customers to access greater supercomputing resources, driving a faster time to answer for researchers working on solving humanity’s greatest challenges.

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NHS trust takes ‘massive steps forward’ with Microsoft Azure

Staff at one of the largest and busiest NHS trusts in the UK have said Microsoft’s Azure cloud has enabled them to take “massive steps forward” in using technology to help patients.

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Confluent and AWS sign agreement

Deepened relationship makes it easier for customers to connect, manage and process data in motion across cloud and hybrid environments.

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Arrow Electronics signs agreement with VAST Data in Europe

Global technology provider Arrow Electronics has announced a new distribution agreement with VAST Data, a fast-growing next-generation storage software infrastructure company. Arrow will help accelerate adoption of VAST Data’s high-performance Universal Storage platform by broadening reach with key channel partners and markets across Europe.

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ConnectWise launches ‘ConnectWise Virtual Community’

The online network will connect partners to the tools and knowledge needed for success.

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11:11 Systems completes iland acquisition

Newly-formed 11:11 answers cloud market’s call for a single, trusted vendor to manage and monitor hybrid infrastructure.

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EDF Renewables chooses OVHcloud to accelerate its digital transformation

EDF Renewables, one of the international leaders in renewable energies, has chosen OVHcloud to host part of its data. This project involves migrating applications and data from EDF Renewables’ IT to Hosted Private Cloud solution in several datacenters located in France and internationally. Such a decision guarantees the confidentiality and interoperability of the data hosted while providing the necessary agility for future EDF Renewables projects.

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SAP heading for the cloud

Research from Lemongrass finds half of SAP enterprise workloads in EMEA will be migrated to the cloud over the next two years.

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EMBL-EBI selects Google Cloud

Hosting the world’s most comprehensive set of freely available and up-to-date molecular data resources, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) has chosen Google Cloud as a strategic cloud partner.

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Plum cloud platform?

Node4, the cloud-led Managed Services Provider (MSP), has delivered a comprehensive IT infrastructure upgrade for Victoria Plum, one of the UK’s largest and best-known online-only bathroom retailers. The project, which evolved from the desire to close Victoria Plum’s head office and make homeworking permanent for most of its workforce, was delivered via Node4’s revolutionary Services Gateway. It focused on four key areas: Backup, Disaster Recovery (DR), MPLS inter-site connectivity, and Security as a Service (SECaaS).

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Leaseweb Global opens Leaseweb Japan

Leaseweb Global opens Leaseweb Japan

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Videos

Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
Neil Cornish, Ecosystem Development Manager at Tech Data UK, discusses the collaboration between the UK Fashion & Textile Association, IBM, the Future Fashion Factory and Tech Data UK, to develop a new technology platform designed to help drive both sustainability and profitability within the fashion supply chain.
Park Place Technologies has been on quite some journey, as the company has grown from its core Third Party Maintenance focus to today’s data centre network optimisation specialist organisation. Ian Shearer, Managing Director, APAC & EMEA, Park Place Technologies, discusses recent developments at the company, which include several acquisitions, technical solution and professional services innovations.
Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.

Expert Opinions

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