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Schneider Electric introduces new Technology Partners Initiative

Offering world-class solutions to protect critical data, minimize downtime, and ensure connectivity Each APC by Schneider Electric validated solution represents a large and fast-growing market segment and offers proven technology and current and future interoperability LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – DECEMBER 13, 2018  – Schneider Electric announces the launch of its APC Technology Partners Initiative, expanding… Read More


Cisco brings Kubernetes on-prem for HyperFlex customers

Cisco has announced a “container-as-a-service” platform based on Kubernetes for its HyperFlex hyperconverged (HCI) environment.

The plug-and-play Kubernetes software package was announced alongside updates to Cisco’s management tools that help IT and dev teams maintain visibility across application domains.


NHS Digital migrates two major services to AWS

NHS Digital has successfully migrated two major services to the public cloud, in line with the Government’s cloud-first policy.

The National Health Service’s digital division revealed the e-Referral Service (e-RS) and NHS 111 Directory of Services (DoS) have moved to AWS, with more migrations planned in the future.

Both systems receive high-volumes of traffic. e-RS, which allows patients to book, cancel or change healthcare appointments, handles around 18 million referrals a year.


IBM Q4 financials buoyed by Red Hat wins

IBM’s latest financials reveal the tech giant’s $34 billion acquisition of Red Hat is already positively impacting its bottom line.

IBM closed Q4 with solid growth in its cloud and software businesses, helping to end a five-quarter streak where the company posted consecutive falls in revenue. 


Google joins battle to capture India’s growing cloud market

Google is the latest major cloud provider to set its sights on the thriving Indian market, joining fellow “big three” players AWS & Azure in stepping up commercial efforts in the country.

The technology giant’s cloud arm has penned a deal with Airtel which will see India’s third-largest telco offer G Suite’s cloud-based applications to small and medium businesses.

The telco, which boasts over 325 million subscribers, currently serves over 500,000 small and medium-sized businesses and startups in the country, in addition to 2,500 large businesses.


Home Office pens £100m cloud deal with AWS

The UK Home Office has confirmed it has struck a four-year £100m deal with AWS for its cloud services in a renewal of a pre-existing contract.

An awards notice published on the government’s contract finders website confirms the contract started on 12 December 2019 and will run until 11 December.

A Home Office spokesperson told Computer Weekly that the contract was a “continuation of services” already provided to the department, adding the contract “provides significant savings for the department of a four-year term.”


Augmenting operations at the edge

Kevin Brown, VP Global Data Center Strategy and Technology at Schneider Electric, speaks to Techerati on meeting data centre challenges at the edge and how emerging analytics capabilities can help augment operations There is a huge amount of hype about the edge. It is plugged to be a multi-billion-dollar opportunity and is expected to make… Read More


Beyond the Edge: High Speed, High Density Data Cabling for the Future Data Centre

The data centre is here, it’s just not evenly distributed. The drive for lower latency is fuelled by enablement of technologies such as 5G – which will push data centre’s closer to the edge, meaning compute power, storage and data centre facilities will need to physically reside closer to where those services are demanded Applications… Read More


Techerati London launch party

Introducing Techerati, an empowered community that brings together passionate business technology leaders, buyers and experts, on the promise of new technology insights and intelligence.


Rene Bostic on how blockchain is being used in the real world

Rene Bostic, Technical Vice President of Innovation and New Technologies for IBM Cloud, spoke to Techerati about how blockchain might change business forever – both for businesses and the consumer. She also chatted to us about how dialogue and interaction is vital in understanding the industry.


Gboyega Ayoade on his role as a GDPR project manager

Gboyega Ayoade chatted to us at the Techerati launch party about his role as a GDPR project manager for Philip Morris International, and the way in which organisations can get ready for the regulations. He also discussed how networking events can make all the difference in achieving your goals.


Christoan Smit on GDPR and how networking helps

Christoan Smit spoke at the Techerati launch party about his experience at the UK’s biggest B2B technology event, and how having conversations and networking helps with topics like GDPR.