Author: DC2020

Business Intelligence (BI) is an umbrella term, used to describe the tools and systems which inform and guide strategy within organisations. The number one issue for ensuring useful BI is the ability to gather, store and crunch data. Previously this meant generating reports and then interpreting the data. However, with no central repository, this often led to data siloes. What’s more, any reports usually needed to...

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Retail is a sector in the eye of a disruptive technology-driven storm. There are the ever-growing channels for customers to compare, test and buy products and services, some serving as beacons that guide shoppers around physical shops, pointing out special offers. There’s also ongoing talk of drones as a way of delivering packages. These innovations show where the battle for winning customers is at: customer experience. This...

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Andy Murray has just conquered the grass courts of Wimbledon for the second time in his career, emulating the last British player to win consecutive Wimbledon titles – Fred Perry in 1936. Of course, in the interim 80 years the game has evolved dramatically. However, the biggest recent change has arguably been around data. These days, players step out onto the court after analysing opponents’ data...

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The recent International Supercomputing Conference offered delegates an exciting look at what’s coming up in the world of supercomputers. The annual event attracts thousands of delegates, vendors, universities and research organisations. All showcase the latest technologies, services and advancements in this most specialised field of computing. And Frankfurt 2016 was no exception. Cray hinted at offering a “Supercomputer-As-A-Service” in the future. The supercomputer company sees this as a way to give customers...

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Imagine a form of data transfer which enabled you to download 18 HD films in just one second.Through the power of LED lighting, it could soon become reality. Light Fidelity (Li-Fi), also known as VLC (Visible Light Communication) is a relatively new way of transmitting data wirelessly.It uses light-emitting diodes from LED bulbs to transmit at high-speed (way faster than the eye can see). It’s...

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Legacy debt, also known as technical debt, is a familiar problem facing data centre and IT heads. On-premises architecture, requiring extensive maintenance, becomes out of date. However, because investment has been made and because organisations are now using the related systems, it becomes harder to move away. Operating expenditure continues, and IT professionals carry on spending time maintaining and troubleshooting. As a result, investment in new...

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The past few years have seen an explosion in content. Mindful of the adage “content is king”, marketers and businesses are producing unprecedented amounts of blogs, articles, videos, and infographics. These are being consumed on all manner of devices. Then there are innovations such as 4k, which require more infrastructure and bandwidth. Imagine you stream independent films from your server in France. Suddenly your content starts getting...

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Guest blog author: Elisabeth Schwarz, Director, Service Provider Markets, APAC, Epsilon Telecommunications Bio: Elisabeth heads up the Asia Pacific Sales team from Hong Kong and leads the strategic development for commercial activities within the region. LinkedIn: Elisabeth Schwarz   [line] Real time data and network analytics are bringing a deeper level of intelligence to data centre connectivity and creating networks that deliver reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance. As applications and services become more...

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Guest blog: Daniel Thomas,  Director at Compare The Cloud Twitter: Compare the Cloud LinkedIn: Daniel Thomas Original article posted on Compare the Cloud: The technology landscape in the year 2025 [line] It is easy to predict what is coming up for the next year but thinking further out is always a challenge.  In this blog post I am going to look at advances made in 2015 that will impact us in 2025. Quantum...

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Guest blog author: GianLuca Carola, Director, Cloud and Application Markets, Epsilon Telecommunications Bio: Mark Gianluca leads the strategic development for Cloud, Content and Applications global markets in Epsilon. LinkedIn: GianLuca Carola   [line] The move from data centres to digital centres is driving change in the network. By 2020, networks will have transitioned from traditional point to point services to being dynamic on demand and elastic services which enable all kinds of...

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