Survey identifies “biggest threats” to IT industry

11 October 2018

Political uncertainty and the challenges posed by growing costs are considered the biggest threats to the IT industry, according to Uninterruptible Power Supplies Limited (UPSL).

As part of the 2018 version of its biennial industry survey, the Hampshire-based UPS specialist questioned more than 800 senior IT and data centre professionals across the UK and Ireland.

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Scottish secondary school in LiFi world first

11 October 2018

Pupils at the academy show off their LiFi-XC Stations that plug into their laptops. Also pictured: pureLiFi CEO Alistair Banham (standing centre); Professor Harald Haas (standing right); and Scottish MSP Paul Wheelhouse (seated middle).

Pupils at the academy show off their LiFi-XC Stations that plug into their laptops. Also pictured: pureLiFi CEO Alistair Banham (standing centre); Professor Harald Haas (standing right); and Scottish MSP Paul Wheelhouse (seated middle).

A Scottish secondary school is claiming a world first with the deployment of a pilot wireless network that uses LiFi technology.

Pupils at the Kyle Academy in Ayr are using a high-speed wireless internet connection that uses light, rather than radio waves used in Wi-Fi, to transmit data.

By using light waves, LiFi is said to offer “unprecedented” bandwidth. At Kyle Academy, it is expected to significantly enhance the connectivity of the classroom and enhance the learning environment for pupils.

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Decline in exclusively on-premise workloads

11 October 2018

Despite being a relatively new technology, use of Docker has seen major growth since last year. Sumo Logic says this also implies growing use of microservices-based applications. SOURCE: THE STATE OF
MODERN APPLICATIONS & DEVSECOPS IN THE CLOUD, 2018 EDITION

Despite being a relatively new technology, use of Docker has seen major growth since last year. Sumo Logic says this also implies growing use of microservices-based applications. SOURCE: THE STATE OF
MODERN APPLICATIONS & DEVSECOPS IN THE CLOUD, 2018 EDITION

The percentage of exclusively on-premises workloads has fallen “dramatically”, according to new research by Sumo Logic.

For its third annual State of Modern Applications and DevSecOps in the Cloud report, the company found that suchworkloads have decreased from 26 per centin 2017 to 16 per cent this year, indicating that the number of organisations building digital properties in the cloud is increasing.

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Companies see need for SD-WAN but deployments still slow

11 October 2018

Increasing pressure on both resources and budgets as IT teams look after more complex network infrastructures is driving companies to examine SD-WAN’s potential, says Teneo.

In a survey carried out on its behalf by Sapio Research, Teneo questioned 200 senior IT and networking managers in the UK and US at companies with worldwide operations and revenues ranging from £100m to £30bn in size.

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