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IT Salary Shifts Show Where Firms’ Post-COVID Priorities Lie

IT Salary Shifts Show Where Firms’ Post-COVID Priorities Lie

The Robert Half Salary Guide is one of the biggest annual surveys of remuneration and in-work benefits in the UK. This year’s report is of particular interest because the big question on everyone’s lips is, of course, what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on pay...

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The Challenges and Benefits of Container Security

The Challenges and Benefits of Container Security

Containers are an increasingly popular feature of enterprise IT architecture because they bring a number of benefits to the table, mostly in terms of application development and deployment. Because of the way they abstract specific functions of an application from...

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The Post-COVID Skills Demands Facing Data Centre Operators

The Post-COVID Skills Demands Facing Data Centre Operators

Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, a study carried out by data centre equipment supplier Vertiv found that less than a third of data centre operators (29%) felt they were able to meet current demands. Just 11% felt they were in a position to respond to...

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How Edge Computing is Bridging the OT/IT Divide

How Edge Computing is Bridging the OT/IT Divide

Definitions of the Internet of Things (IoT) often focus on connectivity and the fact that it involves adding isolated electronic devices to large-scale networks - hence the ‘internet’ in the name. But whether we’re talking about ‘smart’ heating systems or kitchen...

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Five Reasons Network-as-a-Service is Booming

Five Reasons Network-as-a-Service is Booming

It can safely be said that any market forecast to be growing at a CAGR of 35% is booming. For Network-as-a-Service (NaaS), the latest cab off the cloud technology rank, that could result in the market touching $100bn in global value by 2026, with every big-name CSP...

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OVH Data Centre Fire Serves as a Timely Resilience Reminder

OVH Data Centre Fire Serves as a Timely Resilience Reminder

The catastrophic fire that destroyed an OVH data centre in Strasbourg, France, is a timely (if unwelcome) reminder of a basic truth about digital operations that is all too easily forgotten in this hi-tech age. Like everything else in this world, technology is subject...

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Why Compliance is Never Enough for Cybersecurity

Why Compliance is Never Enough for Cybersecurity

Official figures on the rate of cyber attacks against UK businesses make for sobering reading. In the 12 months to March 2020, 46% of organisations said they had suffered some form of cybersecurity breach. This figure, however, was skewed by the relatively low rate of...

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Optimal Infrastructure: A Horses for Courses Approach?

Optimal Infrastructure: A Horses for Courses Approach?

If you were going to bet on what aspects of the working world will ever return to whatever we remember as the pre-COVID ‘normal’, the smart money would be on not very much at all. According to Gartner, the pandemic will even leave its mark on IT infrastructure and...

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Five Ways AI is Taking Process Automation to the Next Level

Five Ways AI is Taking Process Automation to the Next Level

Robotic Process Automation is one of the great misnomers of technology. Despite the name, there are no ‘robots’ involved - not in the conventional sense, anyway. RPA (as it is generally known) is all about software ‘bots’ taking control of high volume, low-value...

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