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UK workers think data is less secure at work than US colleagues according to transatlantic survey

A transatlantic survey of 2,000 employees has found that only a fifth of UK workers think their data is more secure at work than at than at home, whereas the majority of US workers think it is more secure at work.

Further findings include that an alarming 10 per cent of employees in both countries are blissfully unaware if they have an IT department or not, which immediately indicates a complete lack of internal communication. Are they also unaware who is infiltrating their data?

With new breaches emerging on an almost daily basis, we have all witnessed the detrimental effects organisations undergo when sensitive corporate data is exposed. Therefore, ensuring that data is secure is crucial for any organisation; especially with the increase in bring any device and employees working remotely.

Key findings include:

•    Over a third of US workers claim that the data they handle is more secure at work (34 per cent) and slightly less said it was more secure at home (29 per cent).

•    However, in the UK only 21 per cent feel that their data is secure at home and double the amount of workers believe that it is more secure at work (42 per cent).

•    US workers that have access to an IT department said they thought data was more secure at work (42 per cent).

•    The consensus for the UK is that their data is two times more secure at work (54 per cent) if they have an IT department than if they do not (21 per cent).

•    For those who didn’t know whether they had an IT department, they were more likely to think data was safer at home.

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Amazon Web Services Direct Connect service now available in Germany at Equinix data centres

Equinix has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect cloud service in Equinix’s Germany International Business Exchange (IBX) data centres.

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Gartner says IT managers can cut colocation costs in Europe by moving north

Gartner has said that consistently low energy prices and favourable environmental conditions in Northern Europe present an opportunity for IT managers to save up to 50 per cent on their colocation expenses by moving north.

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Nexenta and HGST increase performance and reliability for global social media analytics company

Nexenta has collaborated with HGST to create an all-flash storage solution for Tracx, a global provider of next generation social media platforms for the enterprise.

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Virtus Data Centres art competition challenges students to conceptualise the intelligent data centre

Virtus Data Centres has launched an art competition, challenging young students and artists to create a work of art conceptualising data centres and colocation, with the winner receiving £2,000 and the runner-up picking up £1,000.

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October 2014

Carrie Higbie of Siemon delivers an insight into cooling in the real world and looks at the most popular green technologies currently being deployed

Vinay Rathore of Infinera explains how the data centre industry can stay ahead of the game and ensure its energy efficiency and green credentials as data centre traffic increases

Paul Silver of Tegile discusses the green credentials of flash storage

Harvey Roft of Synapsys takes a look at what the new Climate Change Agreement means for

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