Equinix Cloud Transformation Conference 2022: The key takeaways

This year’s Cloud Transformation Conference, powered by Equinix and TechForge, saw industry leaders gather to discuss the importance of a “digital-first” strategy.

For this roundup, CloudTech caught up with some of the world-class speakers at the event to get their thoughts on the key topics discussed during the conference.

Here’s a list of the speakers featured in this article:

Dax Grant, CEO of Global Transform, Forbes Technology CouncilErik Thorwirth,...

As 3G rides into the sunset, 5G comes into focus

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With carriers ending the most widely used technology in the past 20 years, the shift from 3G presents some unintended consequences for businesses.

Every year, industry leaders give their predictions on new technologies and emerging applications—always forward looking and focused on the potential benefits. And with good reason—for the past 20 years, the industry delivered a consistent cadence of technologies that improved our lives—with faster and more powerful devices that...

British Army chooses Hadean to build cloud distributed simulation Pathfinder

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Deep tech start-up Hadean has been awarded a contract to help build and scale a cloud distributed simulation demonstrator for the British Army.

This Pathfinder agreement marks Hadean's first direct commitment with military end-users and sets the scene for the wider introduction and application of cloud-based computing in the MOD's Defence Synthetic Environment Platform (DSEP), and Collective Training Transformation Programme (CTTP).

Harnessing Hadean's Web 3.0...

Home Office invests over £44m on remote working devices

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The Home Office, the lead government department responsible for immigration, security and law and order, has invested over £44 million since the pandemic on over 65,000 electronic devices including laptops, smartphones and tablets, according to official figures.

The data, retrieved via the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and analysed by the Parliament Street think tank, observed the number of laptops, smartphones and tablets purchased by the Home Office each year from March 2019...

‘I am remarkable’ returner programme looks to bring more women into tech

International Women's Day

Last International Women’s Day, Lorraine Wilkinson, Regional Vice President of Sales UK at global digital infrastructure company Equinix, was speaking on a panel as she has done many times over the last 30 years as she has advocated for more women in tech. Afterwards she felt frustrated and angry. It seemed like she had been having conversations about women’s equality for years and only small gains were being made and very slowly.

So she decided to do something about it....

AWS Skills Centre launches in Seattle as part of cloud training initiative

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Amazon Web Services is opening its AWS Skills Centre in downtown Seattle to break down barriers to entry into the cloud computing industry.

Described as an “in-person cloud learning space”, the AWS Skills Centre will provide free training, career networking, and job placement events for anyone curious about a future career in the cloud industry. It opens to the public on November 22.

The centre, which is set to be the first of many across the US and eventually the...

Breaking through the cloud security skills gap

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With the proliferation of remote workers over the past eighteen months, companies have had to rely on cloud-based applications to ensure they remained in business. The recent Application Security Report from Fortinet and Cybersecurity Insiders found that 48% of respondents had more than 100 unique applications running in their environment, whilst 26% reported using more than 500 unique applications. This rapid proliferation of applications has intensified current challenges that security...

Multi-cloud strategies set to dominate future of cloud services

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Multi-cloud strategies are emerging as a dominant part of organisations’ long-term IT roadmaps.

This is according to a study by IT services firm Ensono in which 500 full-time professionals across the UK and US with cloud procurement decision-making power were surveyed.

Bryan Doerr, executive VP of Product and Technology, said: “This report captures a clear picture of the industry and reveals how companies’ investments in cloud services have changed over the past...

AXELOS: How to get the most out of the ITIL 4 framework

The ITIL framework - the acronym being retained from its former description of Information Technology Infrastructure Library - is focused on aligning IT services with the needs of businesses, including activities such as IT service management (ITSM) and IT asset management (ITAM).

Since 2013, it has been owned by AXELOS, a joint venture between Capita and the UK Cabinet Office. As the company puts it, its role is to be 'responsible for developing, enhancing and promoting a number...

Why public cloud is ‘essential for survival’ post-Covid as working patterns are transformed

More than a quarter of US-based IT leaders say large-scale public cloud migration is 'essential for business survival' post-Covid-19, according to a new report from cloud services provider Cloudreach.

The study, titled 'US Businesses Become Future-Ready With Large-Scale Cloud Migration' and which was put together by IDC InfoBrief, polled 200 US IT leaders on their experiences of digital transformation during the pandemic.

Two thirds (66%) of those polled said Covid-19 -...