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    DCW18 – Conference Programme

    The 2018 Data Centre World conference program look at the following key topics. Power & Energy efficiency Design & Build Robotics automation Edge Computing Physical Security Fire & Security Source: Conference Programme 2018 – Data Centre World London 2018 – Data Centre World, the world’s largest, most influential gathering of data centre expertise

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    DCW Event Preview – Data Centre World London 2018

    The largest and best attended data centre event for business returns in March 2018 for a 10th year edition. 2017 brought 19,926 (BPA number) senior decision makers from across the technology ecosystem together, alongside 500 leading suppliers and 600 world-class speakers from across the globe. 2018 is already on its way to exceed all previous

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    Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

    Business continuity and disaster recovery planning (DR/BC) is something Strategic Directions have been helping clients with for over 14 years. The importance for organisations to ensure they have appropriate recovery provisions for not only natural disasters but Power Failures, IT Software Failure, Human Error and Hardware Failure is critical – you need to have a

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    AFCOM’s DATA CENTER WORLD

    Outstanding Educational Opportunities in a Vendor- Neutral Environment March 12 – 15, 2018, San Antonio, Texas, USA With more than 3500 professionals worldwide, and member organisations that include many Fortune 500 Companies and other Multinationals around the globe, AFCOM has gained a reputation for hosting one of the world’s best annual Data Center Educational Forums

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    Cloud Computing Challenges

    Cloud Computing Challenges – the experts all agree – plan carefully and avoid unnecessary pain! A recent look at Cloud commentators around the world – confirmed what we at Strategic Directions already knew. (Eureka!!) 3 Internationally respected (but totally unrelated) Cloud Forum Organisations all agreed that one of the major concerns to customers when moving

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    Data Breaches

    Mandatory Disclosure and Statutory Notification a wakeup call for Business – November 2017   Recent news articles have highlighted the seriousness with which the Federal Government is treating Data Breaches affecting Australian organisations. This follows hot on the heels of the recent announcement that the Federal Government is planning to invest up to $140 m into

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    Three Key Components for Managing Cloud Services

    The traditional train of thought to managing vendors is changing with the wider adoption of cloud services. Partnerships are key for business critical ICT services; as is transparency as to both what the organisation expects and how the vendor proposes to provide the service.   Management of cloud based services requires a change in thought

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    ICT Governance In The Cloud – What Has Changed?

    With the increasing adoption and confidence in Cloud Computing Services, the new customer/vendor relationship impacts are changing significantly from how things have been done in the past. Organisations will buy services not products, will rely on vendors to deliver ICT services not hardware and software to support in-house service delivery and vendors become more entrenched

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    CLOUD REVERSAL – who would have thought……..?

    A few years ago, the cloud was touted as the answer to our prayers. A handful of Public Cloud Hyperscale firms like Microsoft, Google and Amazon were going to take the world by storm, with all other providers left to pick up the scraps.   A recent survey by CRN however, shows that all is

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    Edge Computing is this the key to Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT)?

    One industry leader – American giant AT & T recently committed to edge computing services that will see the company put micro data centres in its central offices and cell towers throughout North America. While acknowledging that hyper scale cloud has advantages in scale and efficiency – AT & T recognises that some things need

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