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Taking advantage of new technologies with the help of MSPs

IT management in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT) is not for the faint-hearted. For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the implementation of new security standards, regulations, and technologies can be daunting. These are best addressed by managed service providers (MSPs) who can simplify the delivery of IT services and enable SME customers to optimise their capabilities while ensuring their technology investments are continuing to fuel their business success. By Datto.

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Don’t fear the chatbot – it’s here to help

80% of sales and marketing leaders are either already using chatbots as part of their customer experience or plan to do so by 2020. While many see automated assistance as a valuable customer service tool, they also give organisations the opportunity to support employees and their use of technology platforms internally. IT leaders should consider this when they look at the potential of chatbots. By Pete Kinder, chief technical officer at Wax Digital.

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Why Structured Cabling Is Critical for the Industrial Internet of Things

The structured cabling market is expected to grow from $11 billion in 2018 to $25 billion by 2025, according to newly published research by Report Consultant. That represents a compound annual growth rate of more than 14 percent. By Marcus Doran – VP and GM at Rahi Systems, Europe.

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Aircraft maintenance data: a revolution in waiting?

Over the years, advancements in technology have been such that the ability to monitor, record, stream and analyse in-flight data has developed at a rapid rate. By Chris Knight, Senior Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman.

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Could Blockchain Technology Be An Answer to Your Biggest IT Challenges of 2019?

Information technology is a powerful, dynamic industry. With the digital era being in full swing, organisations of all sizes around the globe are working towards high quality IT performance. But as the IT landscape is rapidly changing, those changes bring with them a whole raft of new challenges that the industry will need to face. By Greg Erhahon, CEO at KompiTech, a Swiss IT company that specialises in future-proof IT services and blockchain technology.

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Automating the cloud

Compared to the majority of Europe, Britain is racing ahead in its adoption of the cloud. Statistics published by Europa show that against a continental average of 26 per cent, 41 per cent of UK businesses used cloud technology last year. Annie Andrews, Head of Technology at Microsoft recruitment partner Curo Talent, explains why, to truly take advantage of the computing model, businesses should also invest in cloud automation.

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Docker on IoT devices

Docker is an open platform for developers and system administrators to build, ship and run distributed applications. With Docker, IT organizations shrink application delivery from months to minutes, frictionlessly move workloads between data centers and the cloud and can achieve up to 20X greater efficiency in their use of computing resources. Inspired by an active community and by transparent, open source innovation, Docker containers have been downloaded more than 700 million times and Docker is used by millions of developers across thousands of the world?s most innovative organizations, including eBay, Baidu, the BBC, Goldman Sachs, Groupon, ING, Yelp, and Spotify. Docker?s rapid adoption has catalyzed an active ecosystem, resulting in more than 180,000 ?Dockerized? applications, over 40 Docker-related startups and integration partnerships with AWS, Cloud Foundry, Google, IBM, Microsoft, OpenStack, Rackspace, Red Hat and VMware.

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