August 2015

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The smart city concept is no longer the stuff of sci-fi. Technologists are connecting the virtual world to the physical, delivering real-time services that adapt to real-time situations. So what, you may be thinking. This is old news in the IT industry. What’s new is how this will impact on society’s understanding, and its usage, of data. Because until relatively recently, if you asked a member...

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What will the term Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) mean in five years’ time? Particularly if you’ve migrated to the cloud or a Digital Centre? There’ll be no more traditional licensing, installation or infrastructure. On-premises and hardware costs will be reduced; infrastructure is managed by a third party. And if the third party has thousands of customers, this leads to substantial economies of scale in terms...

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What would life be like inside a Digital Centre? DigitalCentre2020 took a trip into the future, to the year 2020, to talk to a Digital Centre manager. “Back in 2015, when I was working in a data centre, I could see how things were developing. The growth in data was placing incredible demands on our infrastructure. End-users expected – deserved – real-time customer services, from any device....

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