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Taking financial services to the Edge

Pascal Holt, Director of Marketing, Iceotope, considers how Edge Computing and other growing technology innovations such as AI are changing the landscape for financial service organisations. Edge Computing, cloud and AI are changing the competitive landscape for financial service organisations. In a highly sophisticated and digitally mature market, speed and efficiency have become paramount to […]


Regulation is coming to the data centre sector

John Booth, Chair DCA Energy Efficiency SIG & MD, Carbon 3IT, discusses who will be regulating the data centre sector and what the implications will be. The data centre has always been subject to regulation, but this is more by default rather than direct and targeted legislation. We fall under the Electricity at Work Regulations […]


Casting a wider net to land the right talent

Fay Thompson, VP Human Resources, EMEA, STACK Infrastructure, discusses the areas of focus when recruiting and retaining the correct talent in order to prosper in the data centre industry, as well as the skills involved in operating such a complex facility. It’s no secret that there is a battle for highly skilled talent in the […]


Future gazing – Five predictions for 2023

Astrid Wynne, Head of Sustainability at Interact, discusses the data centre industry’s responsibility to reduce environmental impact as well as outlining some of the more broader expectations of the industry in the new year. 1. Energy (in)security Data centre managers are going to have to understand a lot more about their IT hardware and how […]


Sustainable and renewable energy infrastructures critical to curbing impact of rising energy costs

As Europe looks to fire up coal power plants as an alternative to the increase in natural gas prices, atNorth’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gisli Kr, warns of the detrimental impact this will have on CO2 emissions globally and argues that this is not the answer, but merely plastering over the cracks without looking at the […]


Can we keep the lights on, power cars and run data centres?

Rich Kenny, MD, Interact, believes that we can’t keep the lights on, power cars and run data centres just with business as usual, but change is coming whether we like it or not. The current acute energy crisis means that governments are doing everything they can to prevent a worst-case scenario of shortages and blackouts. […]


Powering the future of data centres with optical fibre

Gavin Faulds – Regional Sales Head-MEA, Sterlite, tells us how hyperscale data centres require reliable, high-bandwidth components to power their network’s physical infrastructure and discusses how investment in the UAE data centre space compares to the global picture. Gavin Faulds is a distinguished business development and marketing leader who has worked in Telecommunications, Oil & […]


The data centre skills shortage and how to rectify it

The skills shortage across the data centre space has long been considered one of the biggest challenges for the industry. Adelle Desouza – DCA Advisory Board and Founder HireHigher, offers her best practice advice for taking action to close the skills gap, whilst introducing The Rising Stars Programme of which The DCA is a supporting […]


How to improve performance in the data centre

Simon Harris, Head of Critical Infrastructure at BCS (Business Critical Solutions), explores how organisations can improve the performance of their data centres and meet the ever increasing economic, societal and legislative demands. As the world increasingly turns its attention to the action required to limit the damage being done to the environment by human activity, the data centre sector is getting […]


Taking data centres from power hungry to energy efficient

With the African data centre market expected to top US$3 billion by 2025 and considering the mounting pressure to reduce carbon emissions around the world, Craig Blankers, Regional Director, WSP in Africa, addresses whether it’s possible to build net zero data centres across the continent. The acceleration of technologies including cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) […]


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