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Dealing with IT infrastructure complexity in a hybrid world

Andy Bevan, Head of Propositions and Strategy Consulting at Daisy Corporate Services, discusses recent research findings which reveal that two-thirds of IT leaders say that legacy infrastructure is creating a sustainability nightmare. Andy explores the options available for addressing this problem, with a consumption-based IT infrastructure model the likely solution.

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Benchmark Report provides a positive picture of the MSP landscape

Chris McKie, VP, Product Marketing Networking, Security & Risk Management Solutions, Kaseya, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2024 MSP Benchmark Report, with automation, integration, AI, the skills shortage and customer acquisition, alongside the ever present cybersecurity challenge, the main topics of concern (and potential opportunity) for Managed Services Providers.

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Remembering how to be sustainable

Richard Eglon, CMO at Nebula, discusses the findings of the company’s latest report: ESG Unwrapped: Building a Sustainable Channel Community, which calls for collaboration, co-opetition and knowledge sharing as crucial ingredients for ESG success. Richard shares some example of how Nebula is benefitting from this new approach as well as offering some advice as to how the Channel more generally can embrace the advantages of ESG.

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Plenty of AI excitement, but plenty of pitfalls as well?

David Williams, Acting Managing Director EMEA, Telstra International, and Kwee Chuan Yeo, Senior Editor, Asia, MIT Technology Review Insights, discuss the findings of a recent MITTR study focusing on AI. It seems that everyone wants to deploy AI, but many organisations have yet to understand or implement the IT infrastructure requirements which are a prerequisite project success.

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IT remanufacture contributes to successful sustainability strategies

Steve Haskew, Head of Sustainability and Social Leadership at Circular Computing, explains how the road to Net Zero almost certainly involves organisations considering their IT estate, especially in terms of understanding that the carbon footprint of hardware is largely associated with the manufacture, rather than the use, of the equipment. Hence IT hardware remanufacture is an increasingly attractive option - with the added bonus of significant financial savings.

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The art of adopting science-based sustainability targets

Charissa Jaganath, Head of Responsible Business at Logicalis, discusses how IT organisations can become responsible businesses, encompassing the measurement and disclosure of carbon emissions across all three scopes. She also shares how she has developed the company’s global strategy to drive sustainable change across three key pillars of People, Communities, and Planet.

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DCW 2024: DCS Talks to Gareth Meyer, Technimove

In this video we talk to Gareth Meyer from Technimove

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Equality begins with self-recognition, empathy and understanding

Eduarda Camacho, the new COO of global identity security company CyberArk, was told in her first IT industry interview that she had three obstacles to overcome – ‘you are a woman, you are Portuguese and you are not an engineer’! Her answer to her interviewer: ‘That’s your problem, not mine’. Eduarda shares the experiences, challenges and opportunities which have shaped her career to date, with plenty of advice along the way.

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Data protection disjoints disrupt digital transformation

Dan Middleton, Vice President UK & Ireland at Veeam, discusses the findings of the recently published Veeam Data Protection Trends Report, which reveals that cyberattacks continue to have a significant impact on businesses through outages and digital transformation disruption - with containers, hybrid architectures and the need for fast recovery plans putting significant stress on backup and recovery strategies.

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Data repatriation adds to hybrid momentum

Mark Noland, Technology Manager at Kingston Technology, discusses the growing trend for organisations to move back certain IT assets on premises, and data repatriation in particular. He explores the many factors to consider when it comes to developing a hybrid model – with a mixture of cloud and on-prem delivering an optimised IT environment.

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Cloud repatriation fuels hybrid momentum

Calvin Hsu, VP of Product Marketing, Citrix, discusses the company’s recent study, which found that a quarter of UK IT leaders have moved or are thinking of moving at least half of their workloads out of the cloud and back to on-premises. Calvin explores the reasons behind such cloud repatriation – and also offers some advice to help companies better understand what workloads belong where in today’s hybrid IT world.

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Connectivity optimisation developments keep pace with digital data centre demands

Robert Maher, CTO at Infinera, explains how changes in data centre design will accelerate demand for greater design flexibility and high-speed connectivity options to fit different types of environments, as well as critical operational needs, including reduced power consumption, small footprint, and cost-efficient scalability to meet future capacity demands.

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How best to address AI fears?

Audra Streetman, Security Strategist at Splunk SURGe, Splunk's security research team, discusses how, in today's digital landscape, misinformation and manipulated content have eroded societal trust to a critical point. Audra outlines the strategies necessary to foster a future where AI is trusted to enhance society rather than cause challenges.

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Digital adoption - a double-edged opportunity?

Ofir Bloch, Vice President of Strategic Positioning at WalkMe, discusses the company’s recent report: The State of Digital Adoption 2024, which finds that, while digital adoption is a rising priority for enterprises, a lack of best practice is still costing many organisations dearly. Ofir warns of the digital adoption ‘pitfalls’, but also outlines the significant rewards of HyperProductivity for those who implement digital adoption best practices successfully.

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SME AI optimism tempered by security concerns

Greg Keller, Co-Founder and CTO of JumpCloud, discusses the findings of the company’s latest report focusing on the SME IT landscape. AI is on the horizon, but there’s some nervousness over how to best manage this opportunity. Security remains the number one SME concern, alongside budgetary and people constraints. Greg explains how SMEs are placing increasing trust in MSPs to help navigate these challenges and opportunities, alongside some advice as to how organisations can help themselves. View the State of IT 2024 Report here: https://jumpcloud.com/resources/q1-2024-it-trends-for-small-and-medium-sized-enterprises-smes

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Rimini Street has appointed Martyn Hoogakker as the new group vice president and general manager for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Strategic hire will fuel Cyware’s channel-first strategy and enable rapid market adoption of the organisation’s modern approach to Cyber Fusion.
Quantum is adding advanced file service technology to Quantum Myriad® and StorNext® to offer ultra-fast and feature rich server message block (SMB) based cross-platform file service.
New locations enable Keepit and partners to guarantee data storage solution that complies with local Swiss laws and regulations.

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