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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 On-premises architecture, requiring extensive maintenance, becomes out of date.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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Asia leads the world in Cloud Readiness Index 2016 But the Asia Cloud Computing Association study shows growing cloud divide between APAC countries. Asian countries top the new Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) 2016 released by the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). The CRI places Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia above markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), showing that Asia economies...

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It’s official. Driverless cars will be tested on Britain’s motorways from next year. George Osborne wants to see the country “lead the world in new technologies and infrastructure”. The Chancellor has previously stated “driverless cars could represent the most fundamental change to transport since the invention of the internal combustion engine". These measures are expected to position the UK as one of pioneers of the driverless vehicle...

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Last month’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) showed television fans have lots to look forward in 2016. Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) TVs, which switch off pixels during dark scenes, heightening contrast to unprecedented levels, grabbed many headlines. High Dynamic Range (HDR) was a phrase commonly heard on many manufacturers’ stands. HDR will make screens even more vibrant, and shadows even more complex. And Samsung announced unveiled its...

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What will the world’s roads look like by 2020? In the top 10 cities for traffic congestion, rush hour journeys take twice as long on average. Emissions are forcing governments to take drastic action. It’s clear something has to give. Enter the smart car At CES 2016 Toyota unveiled plans to deploy Livio’s SmartDeviceLink (SDL). SDL is a system for connecting drivers to their vehicles via apps, voice...

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The DigitalCentre2020 concept incorporates many aspects. From data and smart technology, to infrastructure and driverless cars. While resources such as blogs and white papers tell a story, sometimes video is the best medium for communicating this vision. With that in mind, here are a series of vlogs. They feature Ricky Cooper, VP at Digital Realty, one of the world's leading data centre providers and a Steering Committee founding...

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