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Deep Dive: Simon Bennett, CTO for EMEA, Rackspace Technology

Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology solutions company. As CTO for EMEA, Simon Bennett discusses his role at the company and tells us how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? Many years ago in a previous […]


CNet CDCDP program offers learning opportunities

Andrew Stevens, President and CEO at CNet Training, explains how CNet’s Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP) program teaches best practice principles for the design, construction and operation of computer rooms and data centre operational support facilities. CNet is proud to be celebrating 25 years of delivering high-quality professional and effective technical education programs to […]


Looking to the future: Considering the IT trends expected

Stefan Schachinger, Product Manager, Network Security – IoT/OT/ICS at Barracuda, discusses some of the technology trends he expects to develop over the coming year. Recent news about beginning vaccinations gives us hope for a return to our normal lives. But many things have changed in the meantime and many of the changes are going to […]


Financial services organisations’ push towards hybrid cloud is built on private cloud investments

A report from Nutanix shows 43% of financial services companies globally plan to increase their investment in private cloud over the next year. Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing, has announced the financial services industry findings of its third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring organizations’ plans for adopting private, hybrid […]


How FinTech companies can facilitate continued growth

The pandemic has highlighted the fact that business leaders should take the current situation as an opportunity to improve and invest in their business models. Jackson Lee, VP Corporate Development from Colt Data Centre Services, says FinTech companies must be proactive when investing in their IT infrastructure and particularly in their data storage and connectivity, […]


How data centre leaders can ensure robust physical security during COVID-19

The last year has been turbulent in more ways than one, affecting the data centre industry on a whole new level. Security strategies have been reconsidered to ensure robust physical protection of facilities while cyberattackers have demonstrated a more complex approach. Hassan Elbanna, Business Development Manager Middle East, Turkey & Africa (META) at Genetec, tells […]


Remaining hopeful for the data centre sector’s future after the big freeze

Steve Hone, CEO, DCA – Data Centre Trade Association, discusses some of the significant moments that have taken place over the course of 2020 in the data centre sector and why he is hopeful for its future development. Many businesses tend to impose some form of change freeze across all production systems during peak times […]


CNet expert discusses Data Centre Fundamentals program

Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training, explains the benefits of the company’s learning program and says that learners will gain a comprehensive overview of the data centre sector, the functional requirements of the data centre facilities, the key aspects of data centre infrastructure and management and the facility’s relationship to business strategy. International award-winning technical education […]


The Norway advantage: Why businesses are moving IT workloads to the Nordics

As the data centre industry remains competitive and develops at an unprecedented rate, data centre leaders are discovering innovative ways to stay ahead of the game. Vincent English, CEO at Megaport, tells us why Norway is appealing to organisations as they are expected to operate more sustainably moving forward. When you think of Norway, what […]


The four keys to success in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

Simon Bennett, CTO EMEA, Rackspace Technology, reflects on the future of work and how empowering staff, taking risks and a cloud native approach are the keys to success in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.  The 2020 pandemic has changed everything, including the way we work. What does 2021 have in store for the office […]


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