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Data-informed decision making — 10 skills you can’t do without

“Making good business decisions is a critical part of every executive’s job and is vital to every company’s well-being.” So says McKinsey and Co, in an article on the importance of decision-making. It’s undeniable that being able to take action rapidly is the difference between success and failure in today’s markets – consider how many once-leading businesses have atrophied as their ability to make the right decisions has diminished.

Yet knowing what to do is hard, doubly so when you consider the amount of information we are all assailed with on a day-to-day basis. How can anyone make definitive decisions when faced with so many choices, so much data?


Can DCIM help bridge the data centre skills gap?

The skills gap is striking multiple industries and is making headline news across the many facets of the technology industry. The data centre industry is certainly not immune to this issue, central as the industry is to the technology ecosystem. Cloud technology has carried this issue for a long time by shifting on-premise workloads away to help mitigate the skills gap within enterprises, however, as the complexities of the data centre increase and IT strategies grow, the gap is still widening.

Busy data centres are lavished with new technological advances making it extremely difficult for the put-upon data centre managers to stay trained with the new skills and abilities necessary to utilise the technologies that can optimise the business experience for their users. Quite often there it is a ‘one-person band’ holding down the fort and trying to offer the business the best experience possible.


The single biggest challenge facing data centre professionals today

Edge configuration, deployment and management will define data centre success between now and 2025, says Vertiv Vertiv has released a midpoint update to its widely cited data centre 2025 forecast, revealing the dramatic rise in prominence of edge computing in the data centre ecosystem. The initial report asked data centre professionals to predict the market… Read More


New conversion degree courses ‘will help boost diversity in AI tech roles’

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said more than £18 million will be invested in new degree courses and online training tools New conversion degree courses in artificial intelligence and data science will help boost diversity in the technology sector and help “upskill” adults, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)… Read More


Gender equality in tech: it’s time for businesses to start turning words into actions
Initiatives and board-level discussions are important. But for more tangible change to happen, a shift needs to occur before people enter the workplace, writes Okta software developer Sara Daqiq When looking back at the impact that figures such as Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper had on computer programming, the state of female representation within STEM... Read More


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