HSBC partners with Google Cloud to grow climate tech ecosystem

HSBC has partnered with Google Cloud to accelerate climate mitigation and resilience through financing and support for companies in the Google Cloud Ready – Sustainability (GCR-Sustainability) programme.

GCR-Sustainability is a validation programme for companies with solutions available on Google Cloud that help customers achieve goals including carbon emission reduction, increased sustainability in value chains, and processing of ESG data to help identify climate...

HCLTech and Cisco create collaborative hybrid workplaces

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Digital comms specialist Cisco and global tech firm HCLTech have teamed up to launch Meeting-Rooms-as-a-Service (MRaaS).

Available on a subscription model, this solution modernises legacy meeting rooms and enables users to join meetings from any meeting solution provider using Webex devices.

The MRaaS solution helps enterprises simplify the design, implementation and maintenance of integrated meeting rooms, enabling seamless collaboration for their globally distributed...

Nearly a quarter of businesses are losing more than £100,000 a year to IT skills shortage

Nearly a quarter of IT decision-makers (22%) estimate IT skills shortages are costing their business more than £100,000 a year in recruitment fees, temporary staffing, increased salaries and investment in lower-level employees to bring them up to speed over time.

As the skills shortage worsens, over three-quarters of respondents polled (77%) say their organisation’s IT recruitment costs have increased over the past three years, and nearly half (45%) say costs have risen by more...

NexGen Cloud’s $1bn AI supercloud to turbocharge AI in Europe

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NexGen Cloud, a sustainable Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider, announced plans and funding for one of Europe’s first AI Supercloud deployments to support the development and growth of AI enterprises.

UK-based NexGen Cloud, an Elite member of the NVIDIA Partner Network, plans to invest $1 billion to build its AI Supercloud in Europe, with $576 million already committed in hardware orders with suppliers. The AI Supercloud will provide a dedicated compute-intensive platform for...

Global cloud comms revenue to grow at 18.3% CAGR over 2022-2027

Cloud communications is expected to witness a substantial growth over the next five years, as businesses are switching from legacy PBX solutions to cloud communications and opting for a pay-as-you-go model to optimise expenses and avoiding upfront investments.

Against this backdrop, the cloud communications market size is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.3% from $78 billion in 2022 to $180.7 billion in 2027, forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics...

Friction between finance and tech leaders prevents companies from controlling cloud spend

Vertice, an optimisation platform for SaaS and cloud spend, has unveiled the results of its global survey, 'The State of Cloud Cost Optimisation', which reveals that organisations are being held back from controlling their cloud spending and gaining ROI because of a lack of alignment between finance and tech leaders.

Amidst cloud costs rising by an average of 35% year on year, Vertice surveyed 600 senior finance and tech leaders in the US and UK and found that cutting cloud...

Kyndryl signs agreement with HMRC to modernise critical tax infrastructure for UK citizens

Kyndryl, an IT infrastructure services provider, has partnered with HMRC through to end of September 2024.

Drawing on Kyndryl’s position in managed services, the deal will see Kyndryl continue to manage a proportion of HMRC’s (His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) mainframe services while Kyndryl Consult will undertake discovery work to prepare for cloud migration and modernisation. Building on an existing relationship, Kyndryl will now continue to accelerate the...

How to get digital workspace implementation right as hybrid work proliferates

Hybrid work is here to stay. The Survey of Business Uncertainty, run by the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, the University of Chicago and Stanford and which polls 500 US businesses each month, recently found that executives expect the number of hybrid workers in their firms to increase, as well as fully remote workers, between now and 2028.

The immediate disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic meant organisations had to improvise. Remote working infrastructure was built; policies...

Full ‘stream’ ahead for Scottish Water smart monitoring roll-out

An intelligent monitoring system has been successfully introduced by Scottish Water across rural locations in the Highlands and Islands, using Internet of Things (IoT) technology to gather essential data that helps keep the water network in Scotland safe.

Using a device developed by CENSIS for M2M Cloud – Scotland’s innovation centre for sensing, imaging, and IoT technologies – Scottish Water can now automatically collect information on the temperature and flow of water in...

71% of employees want to work a hybrid or remote schedule of their choice

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Ivanti, the provider of the Ivanti Neurons automation platform that discovers, manages, secures, and services IT assets from cloud to edge, has revealed the results of its 2023 Report: Elevating the Future of Everywhere Work.

Ivanti collaborated with ‘Future of Work’ experts and surveyed 8,400 office workers, IT professionals and C-level executives across the globe to understand attitudes, expectations and challenges facing future-looking organizations and their employees....