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Rackspace Technology to acquire Just Analytics

Rackspace Technology has agreed to acquire Just Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based data, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) services based in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region. Additionally, this acquisition brings strong regional ties into the Microsoft Azure ecosystem with Just Analytics recently being awarded four regional Microsoft partner of the year awards.

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ProSoccerData partners with Cumul.io to unlock athlete data insights

Data dashboard system helping Ajax Football Club and Belgium Tennis Federation to empower scouts and coaches to unearth sporting talent of the future.

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Databricks launches Data Lakehouse for Retail

The Databricks Lakehouse for Retail launches with early support from leading partners including Deloitte and Tredence.

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HCL Technologies acquires Hungarian data engineering services

HCL Technologies has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Starschema, a leading provider of data engineering services, based in Budapest, Hungary. The strategic acquisition will bolster HCL’s capability in digital engineering -- driven by data engineering -- and increase its presence in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Nokia and Schweizer Electronics deploy AI-based video analytics

For the first time in Europe, Nokia Scene Analytics solution is deployed by Baselland Transport AG (BLT) in Münchenstein,Switzerland.

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89% of businesses plan to host tech off-premise

Remote and hybrid working is driving a permanent shift in how businesses are organising their tech. Dependence on on-premise infrastructure, to support a full capacity office, is no longer required, shows survey.

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Increasing data sharing and improving patient outcomes

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) has introduced Qlik Cloud® data analytics to increase information sharing with external partners and improve patient care in the cloud.

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Data governance programmes are crucial for trust

Research from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, in collaboration with data integrity leader Precisely, shines a light on how data governance programmes have a direct impact on data quality - with two-thirds of organisations reporting improved data quality as a “leading benefit”.

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Top quality data is vital for business survival

Dun & Bradstreet reveals businesses are increasingly dependent on data post-pandemic – despite a lack of skills and expertise to utilise and understand business data – with a quarter of projects failing to meet business expectations.

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Beware digital fragmentation

Second Annual Informatica – IDC Global CDO Survey finds that CDOs spend 35% of their time tackling day to-day data management as opposed to driving strategy and innovation with data.

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VAST Data selected by Agoda for big data applications

VAST’s Universal Storage All-Flash Architecture offers an 'unbeatable' combination of scalability, performance, and simplicity.

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Extending the Galaxy's reach

With one single SQL query, Starburst customers can analyze data across cloud platforms including AWS.

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Legacy vendors losing trust

CrowdStrike’s fourth Global Security Attitude Survey reveals 63% of organisations are losing trust in legacy vendors such as Microsoft; 96% of organisations that paid a ransom were hit with additional extortion fees.

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Delphix, Unisys transform California State University’s Digital Strategy

Delphi and Unisys have accelerated California State University’s (CSU) digital strategy by providing quick and secure access to data to support student application development.

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Skewed analytics cost businesses as much as click fraud

New report shows that ad fraud, a $42 billion a year problem, and skewed analytics both cost businesses 4% of their revenue.

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Videos

Sudheer Matta, Vice President Product Management AI Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks, shares some insights from the company’s recent virtual summit – Driven By Experience. A key theme was the importance of using a combination of data and AI, including AIOps, to help improve network resilience, reliability, security and, ultimately, performance.
Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s Thermal Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Jon Summers, looks at some of the topics and technologies under scrutiny as the current sustainability focus turns up the heat on the data centre sector to improve its environmental performance. Liquid cooling, legacy data centres, the PUE metric, geography and climate, waste heat reuse and the role of AI are all covered during the discussion.
Michael Queenan, Co-Founder and CEO of Nephos Technologies, explains the importance of understanding the whole data stack – the storage and the governance as well as the analytics – in order to turn the raw data into valuable, actionable information. Michael also details how his company is helping customers on their ‘data literacy’ journey, most recently with the introduction of a Data Governance as a Service solution.
Addigy’s Founder and CEO, Jason Dettbarn, explains how Apple devices are attracting increasing levels of security attacks, and what measures the company takes to counter these threats, as well as outlining how Addigy can help its customers to be confident and secure when using its Apple-based solutions.

Expert Opinions

COP26 reinforced the need for society to reduce carbon emissions and be more eco-conscious. If we are to meet the targets set out by governments and organisations, tangible actions must take place. The UK has committed to reaching net zero by 2050, a challenging prospect that requires all levels of society to play their part. Business and industry’s energy consumption is an area that can be vastly improved when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. Scott Davidson, managing director at ISN Solutions, a corporate IT managed services provider with more than 20 years’ experience of partnering with energy companies, looks at how harnessing the latest technological innovations and practices can help energy companies navigate the energy transition.
Catherine Gull, Head of Private Network Sales at Cellnex UK, explains why enterprises should look to private networks to unlock digital transformation in the workplace, facilitating the fourth industrial revolution and opening up a world of new possibilities in a fast-moving digital era.
By Gareth Beanland, Infinidat.
Nicolas Roussel, Technical Manager at Siemon, discusses whether to select singlemode or multimode fibre cabling for the data centre