Category Archives: Future Work

Rick Mur, GNX: A new form of connectivity

TechForge recently caught up with GNX’s CTO and co-founder, Rick Mur, to discuss how organisations around the world are dealing with the latest connectivity challenges.  Can you tell us a little bit about GNX? GNX is a global connectivity provider, which means that we provide enterprises with any type of data connectivity solution anywhere in… Read more »

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Adam Bateson, Umbraco: Open source as a secret weapon

TechForge recently spoke with VP of sales at Umbraco, Adam Bateson, as he explained the benefits of hyper-automation and digital workforces, and the importance of sustainability. Could you tell us a little bit about the company you work for? Umbraco is the largest Microsoft.net open source CMS. We are a Danish software company that’s been… Read more »

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AI fuels almost 30% increase in IT modernisation spend, but firms are unprepared for data demands

Couchbase, a cloud database platform company, has released the findings from its seventh annual survey of global IT leaders. The study of 500 senior IT decision makers found investment in IT modernisation is set to increase by 27% in 2024, as enterprises look to take advantage of new technologies, such as AI and edge computing,… Read more »

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Businesses in the UK are embracing the multicloud era

Nutanix, a specialist in hybrid multicloud computing, has revealed the findings of its sixth annual Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures global cloud adoption and related trends. The 2024 report reveals that 84% of UK respondents are adopting a ‘cloud smart’ stance, placing the applications and workloads in datacentres, multiple clouds,… Read more »

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World’s first bio circular data centre launches, turning algae into energy

Data4, a French operator and investor in the data centre market, and the University of Paris-Saclay have signed a partnership agreement to launch a prototyping experiment to reuse some of the heat produced by a data centre. This ground-breaking project will be launched in the Paris Region at the start of 2024. Driven by the… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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HCLTech and Cisco create collaborative hybrid workplaces

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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Winners of Appian International Partner Awards 2023 unveiled

Software firm Appian has announced the winners of its 2023 International Partner Awards at the Appian Europe conference in London today (November 15, 2023). The awards recognise partners that have demonstrated exceptional dedication, innovation and excellence in leveraging the Appian Platform to deliver transformational business value to clients through end-to-end process automation.  “These exceptional partners… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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