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Observability offers a path to true IT optimisation

Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.

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Park Place Technologies expands its data centre expertise

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.

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Ydentic platform offers ‘simple’ IT management

Jorn Wittendorp, Founder and CEO of Ydentic, explains how the company’s platform helps MSPs and their customers to optimise the management of workplaces, accounts, access rights and passwords from one, central location. The company is expanding from its Netherlands base, looking to develop partners in Germany, the UK and the Nordics.

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Making the most of IT management - NinjaRMM

Andre Schindler, General Manager EMEA at NinjaRMM, provides an update on recent technology and business developments at the remote monitoring and management solutions vendor.

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The Channel – delivering technology choice and expertise

Jeff McCullough, Vice President of Global Channel Sales at Park Place Technologies, talks through the many opportunities available to the Channel, as end users are looking for a combination of technology choice and expertise in today’s hybrid world. Jeff also outlines the company’s Discover, Monitor, Support, Optimise (DMSO) solution, including the recent launch of the Uptime Partner Portal, alongside the partner-focused Uptime Program.

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Value Stream Management – an emerging discipline

DW talks to Helen Beal, Chair of the newly-formed Value Stream Management Consortium – covering the aims and objectives of the organisation, alongside the benefits of VSM and its place in the overall IT ecosystem.

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Data centre sustainability - Part 1

How do you balance ever-growing demands of digital consumers with the need to ensure that data centres are not just energy efficient, but focus on making a very real difference when it comes to the environment? DCS talks with Marc Garner, Vice President of Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division in the UK and Ireland.

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A liquid asset at the edge

Digitalisation World talks with David Craig, CEO of Iceotope, about the data centre and wider IT challenges which have led to the development of the ku:l micro data centre, which features a liquid-cooled chassis.

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What does 2021 hold for the data centre industry?

DCS looks ahead to 2021 with Jim Hart, CEO, and Stephen Whatling, Chairman, Business Critical Solutions (BCS). Energy efficiency and sustainability, edge, investment, Brexit and skills are amongst the topics discussed.

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Dealing with VDI downtime - Digitalisation World talks to Login VSI

Digitalisation World talks Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and, in particular, the importance of measuring and monitoring VDI performance to help ensure maximum uptime, with Michael Kent, Chief Technology Officer at Login VSI.

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Optimising the digital employee experience: Nexthink on the importance of proactive IT management

DW talks to Jon Cairns, Nexthink’s VP of Technical Services, focusing on the workplace changes brought about in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. For some, it’s meant an acceleration of their existing digital transformation programmes; for others, it’s been a very rude awakening. When it comes to working towards a new, uncertain normal, proactive management of hybrid IT infrastructure and the digital employee experience are crucial.

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A closer look at Third Party Maintenance in the data centre (Part 2)

Digitalisation World continues the conversation with Christo Conidaris, Curvature’s VP of Sales in EMEA, about the state of the 2020 market and how Curvature has helped fill the gaps.

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A closer look at Third Party Maintenance in the data centre (Part 1)

Curvature has just been appointed as an Intel Data Centre Solutions Premier Support Partner. Digitalisation World finds out more about this server third party maintenance agreement, talking with Curvature’s EMEA VP of Sales, Christo Conidaris.

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Cloud computing as the catalyst for an organisation’s digital transformation journey

Digitalisation World talks digital transformation with Sam Broadhurst, Fujitsu UK’s Cloud and Managed Service Provider Account Manager. The conversation covers the ‘power of data’, the Pay As You Go cloud computing model, and takes a look at the new normal, as Fujitsu itself plans major work practice changes in Japan.

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Hardware refurbishment and sustainability in the IT sector

DW talks with Rich Kenny, Group IT Director at Techbuyer Europe, focusing on some recent findings of an ongoing hardware refurbishment research report, moving on to discuss some of the major issues surrounding sustainability in the IT sector - including the potential benefits of buying refurbished servers and laptops.

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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.
Wrike has released new findings that uncover the cost of work complexities brought about by the Digital Era and accelerated transformations. According to the research report commissioned by Wrike, “Dark Matter of Work: The Hidden Cost of Work Complexities,” up to 55% of the work that takes place within an organisation is not visible to key stakeholders, costing organisations up to $60 million a year in wasted time, delayed or canceled projects, and employee churn. This lack of visibility has created the “Dark Matter of Work,” a term coined by Wrike Founder Andrew Filev to describe the vast amount of work that isn’t captured, tracked, or measured against goals because it takes place in synchronous applications and unstructured ways.
Changes come as demand increases for edge-to-core-to-cloud storage strategies.
Healthcare professionals at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are trialling an AI application designed to help detect lung cancers on chest x-rays sooner, in the first UK project set up using the Sectra Amplifier Service.

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