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The future of gaming: How edge computing can transform user experience

Gaming has gone mainstream. On average, people are spending seven and a half hours per week (roughly one hour per day) gaming online, The gaming market is also an extremely competitive one, with games publishers and distributors fighting for mindshare with consumers, and subsequently maximising the time spent on their platform. To achieve this, user experience is key – games must interest and delight, without lagging or crashing.

Managing the Talent Gap

As we dive into 2024 the relentless march of technological progress combined with economic green shoots (the year the ‘UK turns a page on the difficult post post-pandemic years ) it should be an exciting opportunity for Data Centres and the talent who work in them…and whilst people are clearly excited about the opportunities this presents for the industry, there remains a nervousness.

The need for speed: achieving high data rates from data centre to cloud

Having decided to embrace the opportunities of the cloud, be it a full migration, or developing a hybrid infrastructure, one of the first questions a business faces is how to transfer all its data into the cloud. This question will evolve rapidly, as the business realises that not only must it continually transfer new data to the cloud, but that the amount of data is going to grow massively.

Video analytics at the edge: How video processing benefits from edge computing

Computer vision: digital understanding of the physical world From face recognition to fire prevention, autonomous cars to medical diagnosis, the promise of video analytics has enticed technology innovators for years. Video analytics, the processing and analysing of visual data through machine learning and artificial intelligence, is perceived as a significant opportunity for edge computing.

Taking the Gold Rush to the regions

2023 was the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 2024 will build on the incredible momentum of the likes of ChatGPT, Google Bard, Microsoft CoPilot, and others, delivering applications and services that apply AI to every industry imaginable. A recent analysis piece from Schroders makes the point well: “The mass adoption of generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) …has sparked interest akin to the Californian Gold Rush.”

The Dawn of Automated Edge

As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, a new frontier has emerged in the world of networks - the automated edge. But what exactly does this mean for business and why does it matter? In simple terms, automated edge refers to self-configuring, self-optimising, and self-healing capabilities being built into edge devices and software.

Networks in 2030: How service providers can plan for success

By 2030, the world will look very different, not in the least because of new technological innovations. Many will expect to see a proliferation of next-generation technological solutions from smart cities, to augmented reality, to autonomous cars, to the metaverse. Service providers have a role to play in ensuring that the underlying network that we have across the UK (and beyond) has the capacity and scalability to support these solutions.

Better when closer: the role of the data centre in your network

For those who remember the tech world before the COVID digitalisation gold-rush, the 2019 assertion by Gartner that 'The Data Centre Is (Almost) Dead, ruffled feathers. The report warned that by 2025, 80% of enterprises will shut down their traditional data centres. In fact, 10% of organisations already have. Then the pandemic hit and the global demand for world-class user experiences (for workforces and customers alike) exploded.