Time to refresh your approach to the PC refresh cycle?

12 February 2018

Prof Mark Jolly, head of sustainable manufacturing, Cranfield University

Prof Mark Jolly, head of sustainable manufacturing, Cranfield University

The average PC is a lavish and exotic piece of work: copper from Chile, gold from Mali, iron ore from Brazil, nickel from the Congo, bauxite from Peru.

Many components depend on rare earth or platinum group metals highlighted as under threat in the EU’s Critical Raw Materials, the fragile supplies of which are described as Europe’s ‘Achilles heel’.

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Network opacity and clarifying the muddy waters of hybrid IT

04 January 2018

Destiny Bertucci, ‘Head Geek’, SolarWinds

Destiny Bertucci, ‘Head Geek’, SolarWinds

The benefits of hybrid IT have been well documented – agility, scalability, greater potential for ROI, cost efficiency, just to name a few.

However, many IT professionals find it difficult to adopt hybrid IT.

Hybrid IT is an entirely new way of managing an IT environment, requiring IT pros to handle applications and services across on-premises and cloud deployments.

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Assessing the differences between multimode and singlemode fibre

04 January 2018

Alastair Waite, data centre solution architect, EMEA, CommScope

Alastair Waite, data centre solution architect, EMEA, CommScope

Recent predictions say there will be a 25 to 35 per cent annual growth in data traffic.

This is putting data centre managers under increasing pressure to evolve to provide higher capacity across almost every type of network.

To facilitate this growth, many have begun to use fibre optic cables and transceivers to such an extent that fibre is now the trend in many data centres.

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A liquid infrastructure can do more than ‘keep the lights on’

27 November 2017

Peter Coppens, VP Product, Colt

Peter Coppens, VP Product, Colt

Increasingly, CIOs are looking to network infrastructure to drive digital transformation and business objectives.

Enterprises are waking up to the fact that technology often underpins core business activity like international expansion, mergers, acquisitions and migrating to the cloud.

These dynamic processes need network capacity to scale up and down as business activity fluctuates.

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The three network topics that should be on every CIO’s agenda

27 November 2017

Mark Hardy, director, cloud networking, Northern Europe, Citrix

Mark Hardy, director, cloud networking, Northern Europe, Citrix

We are now incredibly close to a future where everything will be connected to the cloud.

This is moving beyond traditional servers and clients but now includes any kind of device, building or machinery.

Always-on networking will ultimately transform all industries. With this in mind, there are three topics that every CIO should be considering:

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