How service level agreements can ensure real uptime

Large telcos and networking vendors have long used service level agreements (SLAs) to overpromise and underdeliver, leaving customers with serious service issues and substandard connectivity.

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Accenture enhances cloud-first capabilities in Australia and NZ with two acquisitions

Accenture has acquired Olikka, a Melbourne-based provider of cloud migration and related services, enhancing Accenture’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure capabilities, as well as its broader cloud capabilities across Australia and New Zealand.

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IT leaders now look to data management for competitive advantage, says survey

Druva Inc., a specialist in cloud data protection (CDP) and management, announced the results of the 2020 Value of Data Report. The report offers insights from 700 IT decision makers in the US and UK and underpins the importance of maximising the value of data as businesses navigate an unprecedented global event.

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Ten European teams advance to the final phase of the Helsinki energy challenge

Ten teams have been selected for the final phase of the Helsinki Energy Challenge. The finalist teams highlight the international and interdisciplinary nature of the participants.

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Connected building automation to total 34.4mn systems in North America and Europe in 2024

According to a new research report from IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the installed base of connected building automation systems in Europe and North America reached an estimated 20.5 million systems in 2019. This include building systems that are connected to the Internet and can send data to a backoffice platform.

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Five ‘must-haves’ from your IoT connectivity partner for successful remote patient monitoring, says Aeris

IoT-enabled remote patient monitoring is rising amid COVID-19 as healthcare providers cut personal contact, according to Internet of Things (IoT) technology partner Aeris Communications. Today Aeris announced a new, free white paper titled, “Five Must-Haves from Your IoT Connectivity Partner to Ensure Successful Remote Patient Monitoring,”.

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Convenience or corruption? USB media and cybersecurity risk

From hard drives and flash drives to a wide range of other devices, USB media offers a fast, simple way to transport, share and store data when digital transfer isn’t possible.

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Brands overlook human touch in drive for resilience, study shows

Brands have embraced agile working practices in the drive for resilience, but are neglecting key contributory factors – including ‘Humanity’ – that could help future-proof them against subsequent crises, according to a new study out today.

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Cloud adoption and opportunities will continue to expand leading to a $1 trillion market in 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely proven to be an accelerator of cloud adoption and extension and will continue to drive a faster conversion to cloud-centric IT.

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VR means business: How organisations can harness the power of virtual reality

Evidence is building that virtual reality (VR) has the potential to supercharge corporate training, says Justin Parry, co-founder and COO of Immerse.

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IoT is vital for our future success, say 71% of businesses

Vodafone Business has launched its 2020 IoT Spotlight report, focused on the impact the Internet of Things (IoT) is having on businesses at a time when their digital capabilities are put to the test by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sensors in the water industry: The next step to IoT cities

Sensors in the water and wastewater treatment industries are an emerging technology market area, forecast to grow to $2Bn (€1 billion)+ in 2030. These sensors will make up the wider application of IoT devices in cities, and the hype around them is growing.

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The tipping point for SaaS in product development (Part 2)

The first installment of this two-part article by Will Hastings, research analyst manager at PTC. Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption has reached a tipping point in the product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer aided design (CAD) markets.

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Sunrise speeds time to market by 75% with hybrid cloud technologies

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, reports that Sunrise Communications AG has worked with Red Hat to build a hybrid cloud-ready platform and adopt an agile DevOps culture to help speed innovation and reduce time-to-market.

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Telehealth software aims to bridge gap between physicians and patients

A recent market research study predicts that the global telehealth software market will surge at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17% between the forecast years of 2020 and 2030. Use of information and communication technologies in support of healthcare delivery is poised to become indispensable, says Dhaval Kate, research manager Electronics, Semiconductors, and ICT at Future Market

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Maximising the value of IoT data

Many technology commentators have talked about data as the ‘new oil.’ In the wake of fallout from the current epidemic, data might also come to be viewed as a utility – like electricity, water and broadband; a vital resource essential to shaping, supporting, securing and optimising, all life.

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