Raxio Group appoints Master Power to manufacture and install its data centres in Africa

The Raxio Group, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, announced that it has appointed Master Power Technologies, Africa’s data centre solutions company, specialising in the supply and installation of pre-engineered data centres to build and install multiple data centres in Africa.

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HCL signs contract with Munich Re to transform digital workplace services in 40 countries

HCL Technologies, a global technology company, has signed a contract with Munich Re, one of the reinsurers, to create a next-generation digital workplace for its workforce.

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How connected technology is transforming the water utilities industry

Globally, smart metering is forecast to take off in the water sector. In total revenue terms, the smart share of AMI and AMR (advanced meter infrastructure & automated meter reading) has almost doubled from 28.2% in 2012 to 46.7% in 2020.

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Terra Virtua transitions to Polygon as it aims for an environmentally friendly blockchain

Terra Virtua, the social, digital collectibles platform, has announced that it has switched from Ethereum to the Polygon blockchain.

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RS Components and Zerynth’s IIoT workshop gives engineers a boost to Industry 4.0

RS Components, a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global omni-channel provider of product and service solutions, is offering exclusive access to a hands-on workshop entitled ‘Edge Computing and Data Collection for Industrial IoT’. The workshop is delivered by IIoT platform vendor Zerynth via RS’ DesignSpark community webpage.

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Tech sectors receive major boost from landmark $3.5trn infrastructure package

Growth in key tech sectors is set to rocket after a landmark $1 trillion (€0.85 trillion) infrastructure package bill passed in the US Senate, part of a comprehensive $3.5 trillion (€2.98 trillion) plan within President Biden’s post-COVID Build Back Better initiative and paralleling the UN‘s Race To Zero campaign.

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Qatar Airways Cargo and WiseTech Global implement direct data connection

Qatar Airways Cargo, the air cargo carrier, and WiseTech Global, a provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, have commenced implementation of an extensive direct data connection between their global operating systems.

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IoT and blockchain – A paradigm shift

Data is the new source of developmental power today, in which good quality data represents big value. On the flipside, bad data is costing businesses 30% or more of their revenue. In fact, Gartner has found the average cost of poor data quality on businesses amounts to anywhere between $9.7 million (€8.22 million) and $14.2 million

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IBM and Black & Veatch collaborate on AI-driven monitoring solutions

IBM and Black & Veatch announced a collaboration to jointly market Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, including remote monitoring technologies that combine near real-time data analytics with artificial intelligence to help customers keep equipment and assets running at peak performance and reliability.

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Vectra AI reveals cybersecurity blind spots in PaaS and IaaS environments with security survey

Vectra AI, a provider of threat detection and response, released the findings of the PaaS & IaaS Security Survey Report. The report compiled the answers of 317 IT executives all using AWS, 70% coming from organisations of 1,000+ employees.

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BT launches new managed security service to protect UK firms from cyber threats

BT‘s Enterprise unit launched its new Managed Security Service, to help UK businesses and the public sector better protect themselves from the escalating number and sophistication of cyber threats.

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G.hn is opening the door to new industrial opportunities

There is no denying that we are living in an increasingly digital world, where we heavily rely on technology to stay connected in all aspects of our lives. According to DataProt, there are more than 10 billion active Internet of Things (IoT) devices in use in 2021, with this number expected to surpass 25 billion

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Eliminate IT bottlenecks with simplicity: Low code platforms hold the key

Albert Einstein famously said, “Genius is making complex ideas simple”. The digital transformation of industrial processes can be challenged by a cloud of data complexity, but a simplified IT platform can reduce the workload.

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Dynatrace extends AIOps capabilities to further support open-source observability

Software intelligence company Dynatrace announced customers can extend Smartscape, the Dynatrace platform’s real-time and continuously updated topology, to bring Dynatrace’s powerful AIOps and analytics capabilities to more open-source services, including OpenTelemetry, FluentD, and Prometheus.

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Rural digital divide tackled as Nokia, Qualcomm and UScellular hit extended-range 5G record over mmWave

Nokia, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and UScellular have achieved a world record extended range over mmWave of more than 10km utilising its 5G extended-range millimetre Wave (mmWave) solution on a commercial network.

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Hospitality organisations must accelerate digital transformation to secure long-term recovery

As hospitality’s doors finally reopen, the sector is quickly getting a sense of the evolved “digital-first” world in which it’s now operating. The past year has seen a significant step change in the adoption of technology and digital services, but while some hospitality businesses were able to welcome online models, huge swathes of the industry

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