Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 15 - Page 12

NEWS DigiPlex opens new colo hall in its Stockholm data centre D igiPlex, a Nordic leader for innovative, sustainable and secure data centres, has opened a new server hall in its Stockholm data centre to meet increasing customer demand. The new hall is tailored for customers with one or more server racks who want their IT environment housed in one of Sweden’s most secure and environmentally efficient data centres. DigiPlex CEO, Gisle M. Eckhoff, said: “The companies turning to DigiPlex want the Nordic region’s most sustainable, energy efficient and secure colocation. At our data centre outside Stockholm, we now offer a dedicated server hall with the same high quality for customers with smaller storage needs. Data centres are at the core of all digitalisation and companies that place their servers with us can assure their customers and users that their data centre solution is future proof.” DataCom is one of several companies that have chosen the new DigiPlex colo hall. “DataCom is in an expansive growth phase due to a large influx of new customers into our hosting business. To meet the growing demand from our customers for communication and hosting services, it was therefore natural to choose DigiPlex as our partner to complement our own data centres,” said Mario Hellqvist, CEO DataCom AB. ////////////////// Matt Hancock: Email must replace paper in the NHS NHS organisations will be able to use any secure email provider – not just NHSMail – if it meets the required security settings. This is so that NHS organisations can choose the best service for their needs and email providers are encouraged to innovate. The move is part of Matt Hancock’s tech vision for helping NHS organisations to introduce innovative technologies for the benefit of staff and patients. T he NHS must stop relying on pen and paper and should use modern, secure forms of communication instead, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Email is as secure and cheaper than communicating through paper and fax 12 INTELLIGENTCIO machines, the Health and Social Care Secretary said in a speech at an NHS England conference. He outlined an ambition for healthcare staff to email patients directly with information on appointments to reduce delays, boost cybersecurity and cut wastage. Digital services and IT systems will soon have to meet a clear set of open standards to ensure they can talk to each other across organisational boundaries and can be continuously upgraded. Any system that does not meet these standards will be phased out and the government will look to end contracts with providers who do not understand these principles for the healthcare sector.