Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 9 - Page 21

NEWS Siemon partners with IDC for Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow series S iemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced that it is partnering with International Data Corporation (IDC), a global leader in the provision of market intelligence, ICT events and advisory services, as part of a roadshow of events tailored for data centre professionals. The Cloud and Datacenter Roadshow takes place in eight strategically selected cities across Turkey, the Middle East and Africa, with Siemon participating in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya. Cloud-based solutions offer a lower capital expenditure which leads to a wider acceptance in the global market. IDC’s own research forecasts the ‘whole cloud’ market to be valued at a total of US$554 billion within the next three years. Data centres and colocation facilities are the underlying engines for cloud-based technologies and as businesses globally move towards ‘cloud-first’ strategies, the roadshow aims to educate and engage with professionals within the sector to enable understanding of the key technologies that can future-proof their facilities and enhance service levels for their customers. Siemon offers market-leading copper, fibre and enclosure solutions that help organisations power their digital transformation agenda globally. Siemon’s WheelHouse portfolio of advanced data centre solutions comprises category 6A and higher shielded and unshielded copper cabling systems, advanced multimode and singlemode fibre optic cabling solutions supporting 40/100 Gb/s and independently tested high-speed interconnect cable assemblies. Also, part of the portfolio are data centre cabinets that have been designed to optimise space and energy management, as well as pre-configured solutions pre-loaded with cabling, connectivity and power distribution units for enhanced speed of on-site deployment. ///////////////// VAD SPECTRAMI sets up Turkey-based operations for EMEA expansion B uilding on the plan to achieve US$100 million, SPECTRAMI, a leading value- added distributor across EMEA for IT security, data centre infrastructure, niche technologies and data communication networks, has set up an extended base of operations in Turkey. With this addition, SPECTRAMI is slowly but steadily moving towards the vision set by the CEO, Anand Choudha, in which he aims to bring SPECTRAMI among the top value- added distributors in the security arena and niche technologies. This step is taken in line with its expansion plan to cover the EMEA market and comes closely on the heels of its expansion into Germany and the UK. The company is already working to on- board new vendor partners that will provide the momentum towards this target to achieve 80% growth in 2018. Leading its operations in Turkey is Gokhan Bas, Territory Manager. He has a great track record of experience in IT and cybersecurity product sales, with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in business planning, IT security solution selling, sales, team building and management, he is also a strong professional graduated from Istanbul Business School. “Turkey is forming a cybersecurity strategy in the following key areas: operations and cybercriminal cybersecurity; cybercrime; intelligence activities and cyber-espionage; crisis management; management of Internet and CyberTipline. Cyber awareness in Turkey has also increased dramatically in the past 10 years. SPECTRAMI will help organisations plan and execute an integrated cyber approach to harness the power of information networks to enhance business operations, increase mission performance and improve customer support, without compromising security or privacy. n INTELLIGENTCIO 21