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Database modernisation – time for a migration?

David Walker, Field CTO, EMEA, Yugabyte, the leading open source distributed SQL database company, warns of the problems associated with legacy databases, discusses the importance of database modernisation - covering the requirements, benefits and potential pitfalls of the migration process - and outlines the many advantages of migrating to open source cloud native databases.

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Outsourcing opportunity for MSPs

Greg Jones, Vice President of Business Development EMEA, Kaseya, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published IT Operations Report. He shares some fascinating insights as to current end user challenges, including cybersecurity, automation, budgets, workloads and legacy infrastructure, suggesting that MSPs and the Channel more generally have a major opportunity to help their customers as they look for more outsourced technology solutions and expertise.

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Best practice data centre optimisation

Dean Boyle, CEO and Co-Founder of Ekkosense, discusses the importance of AI and VR driven thermal optimisation for live data centre environments – helping organisations to address their sustainability objectives as part of an overall corporate ESG strategy.

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Lack of skills threatens data centre disruption

Mike Meyer, Managing Director, Portman Partners (Executive Search), provides some fascinating and expert insights as to why the data centre and wider digital infrastructure sectors are facing an imminent skills shortage, suggesting that innovative thinking and actions are required to address the situation before it becomes a significant bottleneck to ongoing digital transformation in both the business and consumer worlds.

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Looking under the covers at the ‘legacy problem’

Robert Reuben, Managing Director of Proceed Group, provides some fascinating insights into ‘the legacy problem’ – how many companies struggle to understand the various interdependencies of their existing IT infrastructure, applications and data, at a significant financial and operational cost to the business; and proving a potentially significant obstacle to upgrading and optimising their IT environment for the demands of the digital age. Robert explains that it doesn’t need to be this way!

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Women in IT - Lindsay Micklethwaite, Head of Product with Gladstone

Lindsay Micklethwaite, Head of Product at Gladstone, discusses the challenges facing women in the IT industry, the benefits of workplace equality and diversity and ways in which these can be promoted.

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Achieving the CEO objective

Dr. Ellison Anne Williams, CEO and Founder at Enveil, explains how she went from working for the National Security Agency in the US to founding her own company, Enveil, specialising in privacy enhancing technology. She shares some fantastic insights on equality, diversity and the IT industry.

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From the legal profession to open technology

Amanda Brock, CEO of OpenUK – the not-for-profit organisation representing the UK’s Open Technology sector - started her career in the legal sector and when she did move across to the IT industry discovered a more enlightened approach to diversity, equality and inclusion, but one that still had a way to go! In this interview, she shares some brilliant insights and observations as to the attitudes she has encountered in her career, and how she is optimistic as to the future.

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Active security assessment for Active Directory

Guido Grillenmeier , Principal Technologist EMEA at identity security pioneer, Semperis, discusses the reasons why Microsoft Active Directory can be particularly vulnerable to security breaches, and explains how its free Purple Knight AD Security Assessment tool helps end users to discover and understand these vulnerabilities, and helps with remediation, alongside other Semperis security solutions. For more information, please visit: <a href="https://www.purple-knight.com/?utm_medium=press&utm_source=digitalisation&utm_campaign=digitalisation-world" target="_blank">https://www.purple-knight.com/</a>

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Refurbished IT makes environmental and economic sense

Nick Stapleton, Managing Director at ETB Technologies, explains how refurbished IT has a significant role to play in helping organisations meet’s their sustainability goals, whilst also providing the kind of cost-savings which can mean the difference between an IT project getting the greenlight or being written off as too expensive to provision.

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Regional clouds gather in Europe?

Jurg van Vliet, CEO of Aknostic, discusses the emergence of regional clouds within Europe, based on open source software and Kubernetes in particular, as an alternative to the large public cloud offerings. Trial projects are in progress to demonstrate the economic, environmental and societal benefits that such regional clouds can provide.

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Award-winning RMM solution highlights NinjaOne’s MSP expertise

David Protzmann, NinjaOne’s Senior Director of Marketing EMEA, explains how the company’s Unified IT platform provided major benefits to customer Focus IT Managed Services, before detailing the technology solutions and comprehensive support programme that NinjaOne provides all of its MSP customers.

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Customer before code – digital transformation in the retail sector

John Godwin, VP of Retail UK at Intellias, shares some fantastic insights as to the key challenges and opportunities when it comes to implementing digital transformation strategies and solutions in the retail industry.

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Data as the catalyst for improving student engagement

Rachel Maxwell, Principal Advisor (Academic, Research and Community) at Solutionpath, outlines her career to date, explaining how she came to take on her current role at the company and how the Student Engagement Analytics Platform is helping universities and other academic organisations to enhance and optimise the use of their student data. Many of the insights she shares are equally applicable to the business world.

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Customer experience key to Agilitas’s growth strategy

John Hayes-Warren, Agilitas’s Chief Revenue Officer, outlines the company’s plans to make Fiscal Year 2024 a ‘defining year’, with the focus very much on customer experience transformation, underpinned by the three core competencies of inventory assurance, professional services and smart logistics.

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