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We’re taking our techies out of the data centre and our Proactivists away from their desks, to explore the hottest news, trends and topics in the world of IT. Join our guest hosts as they team up with experts from across the industry to chat all things technology – providing unique industry insight and a witty repartee you won’t want to miss!

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2024 in focus: Avoiding accidental azure with Microsoft

14 February 2024 | 42 min

Welcome to part 2 of our 3-part Microsoft update with partners TD Synnex. In this episode of ‘2024 in focus’ we’ll unpick the focus on ‘hybrid first’ instead of ‘cloud first’ and the challenges ‘accidental azure’ has brought along for a lot of organisations. Our experts will give their advise on optimizing your use of Azure while avoiding unexpected costs with ‘right first-time architecture’.

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2024 in focus: The continued focus on time, place and cost with NetApp

14 February 2024 | 41 min

Welcome to the next installment of ‘2024 in focus’ mini-series with our long-standing partner NetApp. We glance back at 2023 before exploring all things new with NetApp; the release of Blue XP, their recent Ransomware Guarantee, unified control suite, and latest Flash array that’s delivering intelligence and tangible carbon savings.

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2024 in focus: The importance of a partner according to Dell

14 February 2024 | 54 min

This episode of ‘2024 in focus’ is brought to you in conjunction with Dell Technologies and industry analysts Canalys. We’ll get a take on the market challenges 2023 threw at organisations, before exploring what Canalys and Dell predict the agenda of the CIO to look like it 2024; the continued growth in hybrid cloud, operational resilience and legislation, the increasing importance on sustainability, and the importance of a trusted partner.

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2024 in focus: The latest flash and container updates from Pure

14 February 2024 | 28 min

In this episode of ‘2024 in focus’ we explore how organisations can do more with less, as economic pressures have resulted in tightened purse strings for many organisations. Alongside Mike from Pure we’ll explore the agenda for CIO’s in 2024 around sustainability, containerisation, hybrid cloud environments, and subscription-based storage based on consumption.

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2024 in focus: Citrix and their first year as part of the cloud Software Group

14 February 2024 | 40 min

The next in our ‘2024 in focus’ mini-series is brought you with our friends at Citrix as we explore their first year as part of the Cloud Software Group. We start by exploring Citrix’s renewed focus on partnerships and latest announcements on universal licensing. We then explore what’s in store for 2024 with an increased focus on secure EUC, hybrid cloud investments, security and IT as an enabler for sustainability.

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2024 in focus: The Commvault vision for cyber recovery

09 February 2024 | 45 min

In this second installment of our ‘2024 in focus’ mini-series we’re joined by recovery experts Commvault to learn about their new Commvault Cloud approach and technology advancements. We’ll explore the shift away from backup and disaster recovery solutions in isolation to all encompassing resilience solutions, and how the rise in AI is helping keep you
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2024 in focus: Microsoft, Copilot and modern work

22 December 2023 | 32 min

In this episode, we explore how organisations are using IT to move towards net zero. Climate change, changing attitudes and the higher cost of energy are bringing sustainability higher up the IT agenda. We will shed light on the CO2 and cost savings that are being achieved today through sustainable IT decisions, as well as the scale of the problem facing the industry. 

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Episode 4:

Preparing for new legislation: What NIS2 and DORA mean for Operational Resilience

06 February 2024 | 47 min

New DORA and NIS2 legislation changes offer a critical chance for organisations to revise their cyber security strategies; ensuring they have end-to-end resiliency, while enhancing client and staff satisfaction, and ultimately ensuring against financial loss. It’s no longer ok, to rely on your security posture to keep you safe from cyber attacks – you must be able to recover. You must be Operationally Resilient. You must do so by October 2024..

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Episode 3:

Saving the planet and your IT budget: Moving your IT to a sustainable future

21 November 2023 | 41 min

In this episode, we explore how organisations are using IT to move towards net zero. Climate change, changing attitudes and the higher cost of energy are bringing sustainability higher up the IT agenda. We will shed light on the CO2 and cost savings that are being achieved today through sustainable IT decisions, as well as the scale of the problem facing the industry. 

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Episode 2:

From Chaos to Clarity: Navigating Workspace Transformations - Part 2

22 September 2023 | 39 min

In the second of this two-part workspace series, we’ll be covering the practical steps you should take if you’re affected by recent licensing and end-of-life announcements from Microsoft, Citrix & VMWare. We’ll explore the key components of a successful workspace strategy, examples of how businesses are transforming their hybrid working, and the technology and services available to achieve it.

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From Chaos to Clarity: Navigating Workspace Transformations - Part 1

22 September 2023 | 40 min

In the first of this two part workspace series we’ll be talking about new licensing announcements from Microsoft, Citrix and VMware and how they are challenging traditional remote working models by creating price hikes and end of life issues across the industry. We’ll also be exploring how organisations are achieving true hybrid working and touch on Microsoft’s Roadmap for the future.

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Data Centre unplugged

19 September 2023 | 38 sec

Data Centre Unplugged from PROACT is a podcast where we take the ‘techies’ out of the data centres to explore the latest news, trends, and technologies across the world of enterprise IT. Join our guest hosts as they team up with industry experts to unpick the technology and share the insight that you need to know.

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