Firms haemorrhaging $100k a year hoarding useless tech

22 February 2019

The reluctance of firms to dispose of old tech is costing an average of more than $100,000 per year.

The reluctance of firms to dispose of old tech is costing an average of more than $100,000 per year.

A survey of 600 data centre experts spanning Europe, North America and Asia Pacific found two-in-five global firms waste over $100,000 per year hoarding outmoded IT equipment, because of security and compliance risks.

The results of The High Cost of Cluttered Data Centres, conducted by Blancco Technology Group in conjunction with Coleman Parks, further found that 74 per cent of UK companies said at least 26 per cent of all RMA drives located on their premises were still on there because they were unwilling to send them back to the relevant manufacturers. Furthermore, a quarter of those surveyed admitted that over half of their RMA drives are gathering dust for the same reason.

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Microsoft names end of support date for Windows 10 Mobile

22 February 2019

Microsoft has published the date on which it will ‘end support’ for its troubled Windows10 Mobile devices as 10th December 2019.

The computer technology giant, which all but admitted defeat in the ultracompetitive mobile phone market back in 2016, quietly updated its FAQ in mid January and said December is when the devices will cease to receive new security updates as well as other staple features.

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NFU survey: 16 per cent of farmers have access to superfast broadband

22 February 2019

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has found that just 16 per cent of members now have access to superfast broadband, albeit an increase of 12 per cent since 2015.

However, despite clear improvements to 4G services and increased access to superfast broadband, the results of the broadband and mobile survey still underlined the importance for improved coverage to help farmers and their businesses.

 

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NetActuate increases service capacity with new data centre deployment in central London

22 February 2019

Volta claims to offer “industry-leading” power resilience in central London with a site that benefits from a total incoming feed capacity of 9.6 MVA.

Volta claims to offer “industry-leading” power resilience in central London with a site that benefits from a total incoming feed capacity of 9.6 MVA.

NetActuate has launched services from a new data centre location in London to offer increased capacity for infrastructure and boost global network performance and reliability. The firm claims the new location improves its ability to provide “high performance, flexible and reliable services”.

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