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Removing risk from the data centre

By: Matthew Gingell - 16 Apr 2014

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The role of the data centre has shifted dramatically. Rather than somewhere to simply store data, it’s now the hinge on which the technology driven enterprise rests now. So it will come as no surprise that CIOs are finding it harder to devise data centre strategy than ever before. In our recent report – ‘The Four [...] Read more

How to run your data centre efficiently

By: Ian Dixon - 15 Apr 2014

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One of the biggest challenges facing todays CIO is improving efficiency – or as it is commonly known - Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).  PUE has become the de facto standard for measuring energy efficiency, environmental impact, and the cost of running a modern data centre. It’s the metric of choice, and for data centre managers, the [...] Read more

Going beyond “green” with energy management

By: Matthew Gingell - 11 Apr 2014

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Once considered something only “green” businesses spoke of, today ‘energy management’ has become more than a buzzword or corporate tick box for businesses across Europe. In a recent Colt report – ‘The Four Forces of Data Centre Disruption’ – it showed that it is in fact a ‘disruptive force’ that must be factored in the general [...] Read more

Business transformation is putting the IT department to the test

By: Matthew Gingell - 04 Apr 2014

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As the world of business continues to evolve, we all face the challenge of trying to keep up with technology and the increasing pressures from this fast paced environment. But perhaps no one more so than today’s CIO. CIOs need to continuously update business models in line with innovation and effective strategies, as a result of [...] Read more

EUROVISION future proofs for on-demand, high-quality, live content

By: Peter Coppens - 03 Apr 2014

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Like most people, I expect a high quality of service from my broadcast provider(s). Whether I am watching sporting events or news coverage, I expect to do so without interruptions or delays to programming. If a broadcaster falls foul of this, the damage to reputation can be lasting, especially when there is so much competition – [...] Read more

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