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Less power to the people: Data centres looking for ways to save energy

Microsoft recently committed itself to using alternative energy sources for 50 per cent of its data centre power requirements.  By “alternative”, of course, it means “renewable”, or “green”, and any other trendy word...
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Augmented and virtual reality are accelerating the development of faster networks

Much is said about augmented reality and virtual reality. While many believe they will never take off as mass-market products, the number of people already using the technologies for entertainment and industry is...
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Traditional, converged or hyperconverged infrastructure? Logicalis provides a way to decide

In the not-too-distant past, technology solutions consisted of separate servers, storage and networks configured and physically managed on-premise based on a custom design for every client. Then came converged technology which combined...

Darktrace tech director’s five predictions for cyber security in 2017

Dave Palmer, director of technology at cyber security company Darktrace, outlines his predictions for the year ahead…  More than $80 million stolen from a Bangladesh Bank; five hundred million Yahoo! accounts swiped; nineteen thousand emails from...
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Nokia answers call of the smartphone market

A long time ago, in a galaxy not too far away, Nokia was the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile phones. Its handsets were absolutely everywhere on Earth – some still are, long after...
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IBM to build four new data centres in the UK, bringing total number to...

Big data behemoth IBM says it will triple its data centre capacity in the UK with the opening of four new facilities in the country, aimed at enterprise and government customers.  The...

Need for speed: Data centres preparing for 400G connections

Most data centres today use either 40 or 100 Gigabit Ethernet to transmit data to each other, although the 100G network is relatively new and 10G is still prevalent in some parts...
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Donald Trump could turn the internet into an oligarchy, say tech experts

Net neutrality rules were approved by the US Federal Communications Commission in 2015 to prevent internet service providers from stopping or slowing down some websites and data in favour of others.  Under the FCC regulations,...
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Twitter to ‘fire 8 per cent of its staff’

The social networking website Twitter is considering reducing its employee numbers by 300, according to a report on Bloomberg.com.  The business information service says Twitter “may eliminate 300 people”, which is about the same...
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Could an AI system do your job?

It’s a common misconception that robots, artificial intelligence, computers and advanced technology of all sorts will mainly – or even solely – threaten the jobs of low-skilled workers.  But this is actually not...
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If a driverless car could save its occupant or a pedestrian in an accident,...

Though it might not be considered true “artificial intelligence”, Amazon’s website software, which tracks your navigation of its shopping site to dynamically generate suggestions of other related products to look at and...
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Contextual authentication could overtake current identity and access management methods

A lot of people criticise the “traditional” username-and-password authentication method, or the so-called “two-factor authentication” method, or “2FA”, as some like to call it.  The main reason is that it’s seen as...
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