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What’s next for networks?

Ken Hall, Data Center Solutions Architect at Commscope, provides some fascinating insights into the world of networks and connectivity, with wireless infrastructure, fueled in part by the advent of 5G, predicted to grow in importance as end users demand a secure, ‘seamless’ work experience, no matter where, when or how.

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The Hewlett Packard Labs podcast: networking through time and space

This week on the Hewlett Packard Labs Podcast, Dejan Milojicic and senior researcher Christina Vlachou travel through time and space, from peer-to-peer networking 20 years ago to the Edge and IoT devices today, and from Athens to Lausanne to Palo Alto. Christina dissects the IEEE 802.11 standard and its application to the edge, AI, privacy and augmented reality. She also teaches us how to achieve diversity by fighting stereotypes. Καλή μέρα!

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Cloud vs In-house

Phil Alsop, Editor of Digitalisation World talks to Mark Walker, Channel Sales Director at Nexsan. De-clouding is a real trend in the storage networking space.

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What’s going on with IoT and smart cities? - Wireless

Phil Alsop, Editor of Digitalisation World talks to Donna Johnson, Vice President of Product and Solution Marketing at Cradlepoint. Wireless has a significant role to play as smart city initiatives start to leverage the potential of IoT. The retail industry is also undergoing fundamental change when it comes to customer interaction.

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Arcserve has published the first in a series of findings of its annual independent global research study on current experiences and attitudes of IT decision-makers (ITDMs) around data protection and recovery. Key findings from the research show that ransomware attacks continue to impact organisations worldwide with high costs, but they are still largely unprepared. With 50% of respondents targeted with ransomware attacks, the research indicates the critical need for companies to take a new approach to data resilience that fortifies disaster recovery strategies, backup systems, and immutable storage solutions to prevent the loss of mission-critical data.
The research uncovered 64% of employees believe their experience with technology impacts their morale, but only 20% of the C-Suite put budget toward improving the digital employee experience, and only 21% of IT leaders prioritize end user experience when selecting a tool.
A new report from the Capgemini Research Institute finds that 51% of industrial organizations believe that the number of cyberattacks on smart factories is likely to increase over the next 12 months. Yet nearly half (47%) of manufacturers say cybersecurity in their smart factories is not a C-level concern. According to the Capgemini report, ‘Smart & Secure: Why smart factories need to prioritize cybersecurity’, few manufacturers have mature practices across the critical pillars of cybersecurity. The connected nature of smart factories is exponentially increasing the risks of attacks in the Intelligent Industry era.
Changes come as demand increases for edge-to-core-to-cloud storage strategies.

Expert Opinions

By Davide Villa, Director of Business Development EMEAI, Western Digital.
Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
By David Watkins, solutions director for VIRTUS Data Centres.