• Elisa enjoys 5G base station energy, emissions reductions from Nokia liquid cooling

    In what is described as the world’s first deployment of the technology on a commercial basis for a 5G network, and as part of its stated ambition to go carbon neutral by the end of the year, Finnish mobile operator Elisa has made substantial emissions and energy reductions through the use of Nokia’s liquid cooling 5G AirScale base station system.

    Approximately 90% of energy consumed by base stations is converted to waste heat, but with a heat re-use option, waste heat can be converted and repurposed. Liquid cooling permits the removal of air-conditioning and fans, promising further operator savings, potentially

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  • Why this is the right time for IT

    While the Covid-19 pandemic has been the worst of times, ironically, for IT, it has been the best of times to make…

    changes that would traditionally have taken years to deploy and roll out.

    Speaking from his home in Geneva at the start of the MuleSoft Digital Connect virtual event, the company’s founder, Ross Mason, said: “More has happened in the last 10 weeks than in the last six years. As software penetrates every part of an organisation, the needs of employees are changing.”

    Mason pointed out that the lockdown and remote working have meant that the idea of centralised

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  • Dutch organisations invest heavily in compliance – but in vain

    A lack of cooperation between IT, operations and security teams is the biggest stumbling block to General Data…

    Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance in the Netherlands.

    Unified endpoint management and security supplier Tanium investigated the country’s state of compliance with GDPR two years after the EU law was introduced.

    The most striking conclusion from Tanium’s study was that big expenditure does not lead to better compliance. Despite spending millions on compliance programmes, more than 90% of Dutch companies are discovering weaknesses in the IT environment that make them vulnerable to data breaches and fines.

    Wytze Rijkmans, regional vice-president at Tanium,

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