Re-Establishing Trust – A Driver for Innovation

Trust at all levels of the economy have come under duress. Joseph Lim examines the core notion of trust and what can be done, especially in terms of technology, to ensure technology infrastructures live up to their expectations.

Trust is the cornerstone of a myriad of human and business relations. It forms the basis of all interactions between people and organisations. Shareholders and board members nominate and elect key corporate executives to lead businesses because they trust them to deliver on the greater good of stakeholders.

Businesses and consumers purchase products and services because they trust their partners to deliver on their promise. And this chain of relationships continue with trust being the cornerstone in relationships.

Within the Asian context, trust has always played an important role, a cornerstone, as it is the embodiment of relationships.
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Reliable Planning and Operation with DCIM tools

Operating a data center requires more than just good planning – it also calls for effective management and regular process audits

Early this year, a data center located in a desert of all places suffered major damage when a roof drainage channel in an internal wall became blocked and left the IT space knee-deep in water. Although the center was correctly equipped with subfloor sensors that provided the proper early warning, the management personnel failed to respond quickly enough due to a lack of instructions on what action to take. Specifically, there was no indication in the documentation of who to contact in the event of water ingress. Continue reading “Reliable Planning and Operation with DCIM tools”