It’s clear from the response to last month’s Question Time that 5G marks a huge step change in the way that data is generated, stored and used. With more data comes more responsibility in the way that it is handled, so it is perhaps timely to assess the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) almost one year on from when it came into effect.


The months preceding its arrival were full of differing opinion and it felt that sorting fact from fiction was a seemingly impossible task. Hopefully, things have now settled down, so we’ve asked a panel of experts to examine its impact on those who operate, manage and use data centres, and whether there are still those who are failing to take it seriously.

CLICK HERE to read their comments.


The humble power distribution unit (PDU) might seem unworthy of serious consideration but nothing could be further from the truth. With more choice than ever and a vital role in making sure that components work as they should, Neil Staley of Mayflex identifies the seven key issues to think about when choosing a PDU. CLICK HERE for his advice. On a related subject, our ability to take energy for granted is something that Mark Guest of Rittal believes is to our detriment and you can CLICK HERE to read why we cannot assume our energy sources can be guaranteed.


This issue also contains a special feature dedicated to wireless networking and Martin Lethbridge from WatchGuard Technologies explores the best known Wi-Fi threat categories, while Donna Johnson of Cradlepoint explains why now is the time for an agile wireless network. CLICK HERE for Martin’s article and to read Donna’s CLICK HERE.


Last and certainly not least, I’d like to say thanks to everyone that has entered a team and provided sponsorship for the Inside_Networks 2019 Charity Golf Day in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, which is set to take place on 22nd May at Hanbury Manor PGA Championship Course. This year’s event is set to be the best yet and I’m looking forward to seeing you there!


Rob Shepherd Editor