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How Compass Datacenters leveraged virtual tools to sign off facilities during Covid-19

While the rest of society shifted to digital tools to navigate quarantine measures and stay-at-home restrictions, US-based data centre developer Compass Datacenters was figuring out how it could continue commissioning facilities during a period of unprecedented demand for digital infrastructure.

The company’s solution, virtual commissioning, is an innovative approach that could have far-reaching benefits for the data centre industry long after the pandemic subsides.


Interview: Cybersecurity after coronavirus, with Bitdefender’s Liviu Arsene

“Right now IT and security teams should probably focus less on stacking security technologies designed to detect sophisticated threats, and more focused on implementing hardening technologies, such as patch management, devices control, and encryption.”

That’s the opinion of Liviu Arsene, Global Cybersecurity Researcher at security firm Bitdefender, a company which has been serving the enterprise market since 2013 with GravityZone, an environment-agnostic security platform that is regularly ranked #1 in independent security tests.


Moving forward with track and trace technology

Reopening the economy while avoiding a second wave of Covid-19 is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Maintaining a low rate of transmission while opening up places of work and leisure is a delicate balance to strike, and localised outbreaks must be kept under control before they spread more widely. To do this requires a rapid, joined-up approach between regions, one which technology can enable.

With a raft of issues leading to the recent scrapping of the NHS’s contact tracing app, the pressure is on tech giants Apple and Google to provide a better solution. The apps currently provided are Bluetooth-based.


Study reveals the scale of Covid-19-induced cloud migration

We’ve all heard how coronavirus has forced businesses to flock to the cloud in recent weeks but a new study has finally revealed the extent to which enterprises have migrated workloads to the cloud in response to the pandemic.

LogicMonitor polled 500 global IT decision makers between May and June to gauge their acceleration to the cloud.

87 percent of respondents agreed that Covid-19 had caused organisations to accelerate their migration to the cloud as companies take advantage of the technology to quickly adjust to remote workforce scenarios.


China cloud market records 67% jump in Q1 spending

New figures show spending on cloud infrastructure in China grew by 67 percent in Q1.

IT analyst firm Canalys posted the country’s latest cloud sums last week, after a quarter that has seen demand for cloud services soar around the world.

While Covid-19 has caused some large cloud projects to be put on hold, business demand for remote working and collaboration platforms have driven a record quarter for global cloud markets.