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Poundland outsources network and data centre requirements to NextiraOne

Poundland store on busy high street
NextiraOne will provide IT support, performance monitoring and network optimisation, among other managed services
23 Sep 2013

Cost of building a data centre in Brazil is '40 per cent more than the US'

Frost & Sullivan analyst says costs of IT are extortionate in Brazil and could hold country back from capitalising on growth in sector
20 Sep 2013

Data centres don’t need air conditioning, says Facebook

'Operators need to push the envelope harder,' says Open Compute guru Frankovsky
19 Sep 2013

Cool future for data centres as efficiency comes first

Verne Global CEO Jeff Monroe tells Computing that data centres in energy efficient locations will only become more popular
18 Sep 2013

Driven towards simplicity: Computing meets Ferrari CIO Vittorio Boero

Ferrari CIO Vittorio Boero tells Danny Palmer how he’s simplifying IT infrastructure and solutions at the iconic car manufacturer and why he decided to drop SAP ERP
18 Sep 2013

Boxing clever: The technology strategy behind Box's growth

Sam Schillace, SVP engineering at Box, explains the firm's approach to the CAP theorem, and reveals that it is considering opening its first European data centre
18 Sep 2013

SAP to circumvent NSA spying in Brazil by building data centres in the country

SAP's managing director of Southern Latin America says firm will use local partners' data centres in the meantime
17 Sep 2013

'We can change the world with data centres' - VMware

VMware's Neela Jacques tells Big Data Iceland event access to cheap infrastructure can have big results
17 Sep 2013

Angry Birds creator Rovio deploys Basho Riak NoSQL solution

NoQSL scalability enables Rovio to cope with fluctuating data demands from millions of users
10 Sep 2013

Local data centres for local people

Why traipse all the way to the supermarket when you’ve a perfectly good corner shop? Peter Gothard looks at the trend for local, boutique data centres
04 Sep 2013

Driving down costs and carbon emissions at the University of St Andrews

Steven Watt, CIO at the University of St Andrews, talks to Computing’s Graeme Burton about an IT consolidation and virtualisation project that has enabled the 600-year-old institution to cut both costs and power consumption
04 Sep 2013

Is the writing on the wall for the in-house data centre?

While more and more organisations are happy to rely on third parties to run their core systems, talk of the imminent demise of the in-house data centre is wide of the mark
03 Sep 2013

Green data centres can take the heat

It isn’t solar panels and wind turbines that are making data centres greener, but technology enabling servers to run reliably at higher temperatures, says Graeme Burton
02 Sep 2013

'IT managers at SMEs to be made redundant in five years'

Technicians will disappear too as firms virtualise their environments, claims City Lifeline MD Roger Keenan
20 Aug 2013

Unemployed graduates to help plug 'major' data centre skills gap

Data Centre Alliance to run a 10-day Data Centre Bootcamp to help graduates and the industry
13 Aug 2013

'Google, Amazon and Facebook will gobble up cloud competition' - Trainline IS Director

Josko Grljevic believes the future will be dominated by big cloud providers
09 Aug 2013

Data centre budgets and public cloud adoption on the rise, says report

Uptime Institute research reveals 77 per cent of businesses saw data centre budgets grow in the last year
09 Aug 2013

Met Office mines big data to predict solar storms

The Met Office is crunching data to predict the risks astronomical weather poses to the UK. Portfolio Technical Lead James Tomkins tells Danny Palmer how MongoDB is key to forecasting
06 Aug 2013

Smartphones and wearables to power the enterprise of the future

Computing's readership gives its predictions as to the predominant business devices of the coming years
24 Jul 2013

Will the UK's looming energy shortages send cloud computing overseas?

In just a few years time, most of the UK’s coal, oil and nuclear power stations will be closed – leaving the UK perilously close to brownouts
23 Jul 2013

Opinion: Fibre is good for you, but not when it's taxed

David Barker of 4D Data Centres argues that the government's fibre tax rules are confusing, and anti-competitive
28 Jun 2013

Footballers accused over data centre tax avoidance scheme

Arsene Wenger, Roy Hodgson and Wayne Rooney all named over scheme that cost taxpayers £52m
21 Jun 2013

Top 10 cloud, data centre and big data stories of 2013 so far

Computing looks back at the most important data related stories of the past six months
14 Jun 2013

McLaren and IO partner to develop greener data centres

Data centre provider to draw on F1 experience to make systems more energy efficient
07 Jun 2013