Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 53 - Page 10


BT chosen by Deutsche Post DHL Group in drive to digitalise global logistics

The new network will be a key enabler of Deutsche Post DHL Group ’ s strategy , helping the company digitalise and automate its business in a sustainable way .
It will be based on the latest technologies that combine the scale and flexibility of the Internet with security and resilience to deliver trusted performance . It will be optimised for the cloud , where Deutsche Post DHL Group increasingly hosts its applications and digital services used by 350,000 employees at 1,500 sites across the regions .

BT has announced it is building a flexible , resilient and secure network for Deutsche Post DHL Group to support the global logistics powerhouse in its drive to digitalise supply chains in a sustainable way .

The new eight-year agreement continues the long-standing relationship between the firms . It will see BT deploy the latest technology to transform connectivity for DPDHL Group in 27 countries across Europe , including the UK .
Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world ’ s leading logistics company . It focuses on delivering exceptional customer service and innovative sustainable transport solutions for increasingly digitalised supply chains .
Sustainability is a fundamental part of the network transformation . BT will audit Deutsche Post DHL Group ’ s existing network to identify and remove copper cables wherever possible , replacing them with fibre connections to optimise energy consumption .
BT ’ s networks use 100 % renewable electricity and the company employs science-based emission reduction targets across its business .

Gemini research reveals 2021 was a breakout year for crypto adoption

Almost one in five ( 18 %) UK adults own cryptocurrency , according to new research from cryptocurrency platform , Gemini .

The 2022 Global State of Crypto Report suggests crypto adoption has accelerated rapidly in the last 12 months , with nearly half ( 45 %) of these investors first buying in the past year . Over a third ( 35 %) of UK cryptocurrency investors are female .
The data reveals the UK ’ s crypto ownership is similar to major European markets , such as Ireland ( 18 %) and Germany ( 17 %) and in line with developed nations including Australia and the US , where 18 % and 20 %, respectively , have bought crypto .
Compared globally , Europe is more conservative , with the highest crypto ownership in Brazil ( 41 %), Indonesia ( 41 %) and the United Arab Emirates ( 35 %). UK consumers are crypto curious , with 49 % of UK respondents who do not currently own crypto saying they are interested in learning more or likely to buy it in the next 12 months . Of those identified as ‘ crypto curious ’, the majority ( 55 %) are women .
Blair Halliday , Head of UK at Gemini , said : “ Last year was transformational for cryptocurrency ownership , with significant growth in UK adoption . A high proportion of UK investors see crypto as a long-term store of value , suggesting more people are recognising crypto ’ s part to play in a diversified investment portfolio .”
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