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Helping businesses navigate the biggest challenges of the hybrid work era

Many modern organisations are now operating with a hybrid workplace model. While there are many benefits to this approach, there are also challenges – particularly when it comes to providing a positive employee experience. We hear from Nerys Mutlow, Evangelist, Chief Innovation Office, ServiceNow, about the company’s latest innovations and how it is delivering on […]


Deep Dive: Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, Head of Sales, EMEA

We ‘Deep Dive’ with Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, Head of Sales at EMEA, who tells us about the bustling data centre industry, his experiences and life inside and outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? I’m very new to the data centre industry and thankful to be […]


Contino uncovers scarcity of business-wide public cloud use

How are enterprises using the public cloud? How mature are cloud programs and operating models? What are the main technical and business benefits? What is holding businesses back? What are the next steps? At the beginning of 2020, the Contino team set out to answer these questions. Contino, a leading transformation consultancy that works with […]


Editor’s Question: How can vendors ensure they maintain a strong presence within the industry?

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has announced the launch of its Inzai 3 hyperscale data centre – its largest facility in Japan. The 27MW facility has already achieved over 90% pre-letting and comes at a time of increased demand in the Japanese market. As we witness a rise in the number of data centre facilities globally, how […]


Mapping your digital pathway: The power of thinking outside the box in unusual times

Jim Holland, General Manager, Africa, Lenovo Data Centre Group, on the digital economy and why many commentators in the enterprise IT space appear to be missing this new, burgeoning economy. It’s often said that the numbers don’t lie. Yet, sometimes they do – or at least don’t tell the whole story. By looking beyond, the […]


Raritan: Powering data center performance to maximize end-user efficiency

Paul Mott, Global Technical Product Manager of Power Solutions at Raritan, tells us how the company is helping end-users drive automation in the data center, offering ‘Swiss Army Knife’ adaptability with its Smart Rack Controllers solution and providing the ‘godsend’ of remote monitoring to prevent downtime. Can you tell me what challenges data center operators […]


How Artificial Intelligence helps Huawei build green data centres

Huawei tells Intelligent CIO how and why it is using Artificial Intelligence in data centres to promote green tech adoption, reduce repetitive work, monitor and manage fragmented resources which might otherwise easily be overlooked. Data centres are being overhauled, revamped and modernised to support Digital Transformation and the power-hungry cloud deployments they contain. Artificial Intelligence […]


Outside the four walls of the data centre

Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam, shares with us how the four walls of the data centre have collapsed and increased the attack vector as organisations in MENA embrace and promote remote working. Almost three-quarters of professionals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region prefer jobs that allow them to work remotely, according […]


How data centre leaders can ensure resilience in today’s rapid growth market

The resilience of data centres across Europe is at risk as the industry looks towards a permanent renewable energy infrastructure, according to a major new report launched by global temporary power and temperature solutions company, Aggreko. The report – Mission Critical – provides unique insight of 700 data centre consultants across the Netherlands, France, Germany, […]


Automating data centre operations – a step too far?

Many data centre sites face considerable operational challenges, which means they are not always ready for full automation. Dean Boyle, CEO, EkkoSense, explains an approach which will ensure automation can be beneficial for data centre teams. With data centres continuing to experience unprecedented service demand, it’s hardly surprising that many organisations are thinking hard about […]


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