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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 […]


Six reasons why COVID-19 will accelerate the rush to cloud

Andrew Brinded, Vice President and Sales Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix, says cloud provides the enabling deployment model for the times in which we live and its impact is set to grow. In 1991, the renowned technology journalist Stewart Alsop made a famously wrong forecast. “I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March […]


The role of the CDO in humanising data analytics

Helena Schwenk, Market Intelligence Lead, Exasol, explains why being able to process and use data can make a big difference to improving business performance. More than three quarters (77%) of respondents in a recent survey of 1,000 IT Directors ranked data as their organisation’s number one most valuable asset. Working for a company that provides […]


CommScope expert on why 2020 will be a year of critical decisions for wireless operators

The era of 5G has arrived in the MENA region, with 2020 set to be the launchpad to a ‘more connected’ future. Femi Oshiga, VP Sales, Service Providers, MEA, CommScope, tells Intelligent CIO’s Jess Phillips why wireless operators will need to make some critical decisions during the year ahead, as well as how CommScope is […]


Companies need to prepare for 5G

By 2035, 5G will support the production of up to £9.3 trillion worth of goods and services according to Qualcomm. Andreas Sila, Market Manager Data Centre at HUBER+SUHNER, said Communication Service Providers must invest in their 5G infrastructure to deliver a faster, more reliable network. Unprecedented levels of productivity, cost savings and new experiences are […]


Making the move to the cloud: the five-step process any business can follow

Making the move to the cloud can be daunting but it is worth the effort for many businesses. Kevin Kline, Principal Programme Manager at SentryOne, talks through a five-step process to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible. The cloud is no longer a new concept – it has gained so much popularity […]


CNet Training: The importance of addressing people risk

CNet Training’s CEO Andrew Stevens discusses how human risk is still one of the main causes of data centre downtime and the challenges associated with addressing and reducing people risk. For many years now, the outage figures attributed to human error have remained static, costing companies thousands per minute. This lack of change proves that […]


Altron Karabina expert on the impact of cloud service in South Africa

It is now nearly a year since Microsoft launched its two Azure data centres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Ryan Jamieson, Solutions and Innovation Officer at Altron Karabina, tells us that, in a perfect world, these would have resulted in an instantaneous uptake of the cloud, but these things do take time. Much of the […]


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