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Sirti Digital Solutions - The future: XaaS and edge computing

30 April 2024

Distributed networks ensure data processing and protection at the peripheral sites of a company. Article from "La Repubblica". More than 65% of company data is generated, shared, and processed without passing through the central data center. This means that a company manager, a professional, or an employee today has a device equipped with sufficient computing power and intelligence to generate data, determine processes, and make decisions when and where needed. The excellent example of Snam Starting from the need to adapt its IT infrastructure to new working methods, Snam, one of the leading operators of gas infrastructure in Europe, has created a collaborative and innovative ecosystem, thanks to HPE Aruba Networking and system integrator Sirti Digital Solutions, the tech company of the Sirti Group. The Snam Group has a total network of 33,000 km of pipelines in Italy through which natural gas flows, controlled by qualified personnel capable of making immediate decisions and managing data independently. "In our 105 offices, we wanted and needed to ensure access to corporate services without continuity and accessibility problems," says Giuseppe Marrocco, Manager Corporate Offices Engineering and Services (COENGS) - DT&IN of Snam. "The goal was to align all Snam offices with a technological model and strategy suitable for supporting new corporate services with the flexibility required by ongoing evolutions." "Soon," Marrocco continues, "we realized that it would be necessary to think about a new network design. A new digital highway that, natively, would provide users with wi-fi connectivity capable of following them in every move along an increasingly distributed corporate perimeter. All this, providing them with applications, data, platforms, tools in real-time." In short, Snam needed agility, mobility, always-on high-performance connectivity, and the need to monitor employee access and identities, ensuring the highest level of security already from the periphery. Through the project implemented by Sirti Digital Solutions on HPE Aruba Networking solutions, a dedicated Software Defined LAN was created, a technology aimed at making the operation of a network elastic, in order to support dynamic data traffic management. The concrete benefits "With an approach based on co-creation and constant discussion between the parties," explains Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, "Sirti Digital Solutions has integrated HPE Aruba Networking technology onto the existing network according to the new SD-LAN paradigm. Thanks to the use of the platform, the operation of the entire on-premises network is now automated and guaranteed with a native security level, capable of ensuring better control over the entire infrastructure." In conclusion, thanks to the update carried out, Snam can rely on a network that meets current standards and has improved the level of service and performance of the network itself.

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Sirti Digital Solutions receives the awards: "CISCO PARTNER AWARD – PARTNER IOT OF THE YEAR" and "CISCO PARTNER AWARD – COUNTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR".

26 March 2024

A particularly important milestone for Sirti Digital Solutions, which will be called upon to support Cisco in the dissemination of technology as a trusted partner. Milan, March 25, 2024 – Sirti Digital Solutions, the Tech Company of the Sirti Group enabling the digital and sustainable transformation of public and private companies, has received significant recognition from Cisco, the global leader in networking and IT solutions. Specifically, this includes the "Cisco Partner Award - Partner IoT of the Year" and "Country Partner of the Year." These are significant acknowledgments for the work that Sirti Digital Solutions is carrying out in the field of technological solutions, particularly in the IoT sector. This milestone further strengthens Sirti Digital Solutions' positioning as a Tech Company in its reference sector, highlighting its technical and commercial expertise and defining the strategic importance it holds within partnerships. Our mission is to bring the best technological solutions to the market (networking, cybersecurity, edge computing, next-generation sensors) to build secure end-to-end IoT solutions that best support our clients' strategic objectives. In this context, Sirti Digital Solutions will support Cisco within a targeted strategy aimed at presenting an even more comprehensive value proposition of innovative solutions to the market. The virtuous partnership with Cisco reinforces the role that a company like Sirti Digital Solutions is playing in the supply chain enabling technological transformation. "I am very honored to have received, on behalf of Sirti Digital Solutions, the prestigious Country Partner of the Year Cisco award and the Partner of the Year IoT award. Cisco represents for us a historic and strategic partner in the evolution of offering innovative digital solutions to our clients," says Luca Rubaga - Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions. "Thanks to a consolidated collaboration with our partners, we bring innovation to our clients, offering them technological solutions that effectively address their most pressing business challenges," says Giorgio Campatelli - Partner Organization Leader of Cisco Italy. "We are proud to count Sirti Digital Solution among our partners; the Country Partner of the Year and Partner IoT of the Year awards are two well-deserved milestones both for the results achieved and for the constant commitment to proposing highly innovative solutions that allow companies in our country to be increasingly connected and competitive." Sirti Digital Solutions S.p.A. is the new company of the Sirti Group enabling digital transformation through networking, software and system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, and Technological Plants services. 1700 certifications issued by the most important technology players worldwide. The company has a dedicated Digital Lab for the development and realization, in co-creation logic with vendors, clients, and startups, of new digital solutions.

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Sirti Digital Solutions - The future: XaaS and edge computing

8 April 2024

Article: "Can we go back from the cloud? Here's what Italian CIOs think" - CIO Italia - journalist Patrizia Licata Milan, April 8, 2024 – The future: XaaS and edge computing "In the future, we will increasingly move towards a combination of technological choices," confirms Giovanni Sannino, Head of Operations IT & Services at Sirti Digital Solutions. "Already today we see companies moving towards distinct options depending on workloads and operational criticality. CIOs will employ, where possible, edge devices that, thanks to increasingly smaller, faster microchips with great computing capabilities, allow processing on-site and in real-time, keeping the data in-house, while for other operations, cloud and on-prem will be combined." For example, a manufacturing company that has IoT sensors generating and sending large amounts of environmental data - temperature, humidity, energy consumption, and so on - finds it convenient to process the information at the edge, where the evolution of microchips already allows the incorporation of analytics and machine learning applications; then only the information that needs to be centralized or has general processing and storage needs will be passed to the cloud or on-prem. "This is already a trend underway in the industry," says Sannino, "because it allows maintaining effectiveness on the production line, but with local machines, without cloud software and heavy infrastructures that cost more and do not allow the same speed in quality control and corrective actions." Learn more at https://www.cio.com/article/2085834/si-puo-tornare-indietro-dal-cloud-ecco-che-cosa-ne-pensano-i-cio-italiani.html Sirti Digital Solutions S.p.A. is the Tech company of the Sirti Group enabling digital transformation through networking, SW & system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, Technological Plants & Cyber Security services. 1700 certifications issued by the most important technology players worldwide. The company has a dedicated Digital Lab for the development and realization, in co-creation logic with vendors, clients, and startups, of new digital solutions.

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Sirti Digital Solutions for the development of Nato's new data center

10 January 2024

Lago Patria (Giugliano in Campania, Naples) - On December 12th, a kick-off meeting was held at the NATO Joint Force Command Naples (JFC Naples), attended by the agencies Base Support Group (BSG), J6, NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCI Agency), Information and Communications (I&C) and Sirti Digital Solutions.This meeting marked the inauguration of a significant project for the development of a new Data Center infrastructure. The project aims to support NATO in advancing its multi-year plan for the modernization of its digital networks." "With great pride, we continue to stand alongside NATO, with the opportunity to contribute to projects related to our country's future," declares Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions. "This project allows us to strengthen our position as a reference point in the country's digital transformation journey," Rubaga concludes. Sirti Digital Solutions S.p.A. is the new company within the Sirti Group that enables digital transformation through services such as networking, software and system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, and Technological Plants. It serves as an innovation hub with 1,700 certifications issued by leading global technology players. The company has a dedicated Digital Lab for the development and implementation, in a co-creation logic with vendors, clients, and startups, of new digital Solutions.

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Sirti Digital Solutions partner of Digital Italy Summit 2023

15 November 2023

On November 15, 2023, in Rome, during the Digital Italy Summit 2023, Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, presented in the opening Plenary Session titled "Businesses for Digital Italy." During the presentation, he outlined the role of innovation in the digitalization of the country and the process of digital transformation, starting with the network with an integrated vision. He highlighted technologies such as edge computing, IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity as supporting the digital transformation. During his presentation, Rubaga described some case studies developed in a co-creation logic with clients and startups. In particular, he mentioned an IoT project developed for Terna as an example of intelligently managed electrical infrastructure. He also emphasized the role of Sirti Digital Solutions as a system integrator in the design, implementation, and support for the new network automation infrastructure of the client's Data Centers.

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Sirti Digital Solutions: Luca Rubaga joins the Strategic Committee of the National Observatory for the Protection of the Sea (ONTM).

14 November 2023

Sirti Digital Solutions: Luca Rubaga joins the Strategic Committee of the National Observatory for the Protection of the Sea (ONTM). Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, will provide valuable contributions to the technological activities of the Committee, ONTM's advisory board tasked with contributing to the Observatory's activities as a permanent forum that brings together individuals of recognized national and international value. Milan, November 15, 2023 – Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, has been appointed as a Full Member of the Strategic Committee of the National Observatory for the Protection of the Sea (ONTM). The ONTM aims to enhance marine resources as a strategic asset in the country's socio-economic architecture, striving to create a virtuous model for the dissemination and representation of environmental issues throughout the national, European, and international territories. Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions, an innovation hub in the development of network infrastructure, digital services, and cybersecurity, will bring his extensive experience and recognized expertise in the tech sector to the ONTM Innovation Hub. This hub is focused on research in the field of digital innovation to develop new technological solutions and economic models useful in achieving a sustainable balance between the development needs of society and environmental protection, with particular reference to the marine ecosystem. "Alongside a wide range of sustainability activities, Sirti Digital Solutions is entering the blue economy with its 'doing' approach, providing concrete support to all Committee activities focused on innovation and technological research," commented Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions. "Our path will be centered on open innovation, strong synergy with other strategic partners, and the sharing of best practices, with the aim of making a real contribution to the progress of research and the growth of collective knowledge for the protection of the environment and the marine ecosystem." "For our Observatory, it is a pleasure to count Luca Rubaga among our members, a manager who, with his competence, experience, and sensitivity, can contribute concretely and actively to the activities of ONTM and, in particular, our Strategic Committee. Within it, we have gathered personalities from the economic and institutional worlds, inviting them to contribute to a permanent working table for discussion and in-depth analysis of the Observatory's projects and activities," said Roberto Minerdo, President of ONTM. He continued, "With Luca and Sirti Digital Solutions S.p.A., a Corporate Partner of the Observatory, we are confident that we have welcomed an entity that can provide a decisive contribution to some of the issues that make us actively involved today: from green ports to port energy communities, passing through the fundamental theme of the digitization of the entire maritime sector, a cluster that our Observatory aims to enhance, synthesizing the needs of environmental protection with the demands coming from the economic, institutional, and social spheres." Sirti Digital Solutions is the new company of the Sirti Group that enables digital transformation through networking services, software and system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, and Technological Plants. It is an innovation hub with 1700 certifications issued by the most important global technology players. The company has a Digital Lab dedicated to the development and realization, in co-creation logic with vendors, clients, and startups, of new digital solutions. ONTM – National Observatory for the Protection of the Sea is a non-profit organization with the goal of enhancing the sea as a strategic asset in the socio-economic architecture of the country. It aims to create a virtuous model for the dissemination and representation of environmental issues throughout the national, European, and international territories, which also seeks the highest level of attention from the public, institutions, and stakeholders in general.

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Sirti Group joins the United Nations Global Compact.

13 November 2023

Milan, November 14, 2023. We are proud to join the United Nations Global Compact as part of our commitment to being a responsible company. This commitment involves operating responsibly, in accordance with universal sustainability principles, taking actions to support society, and annually reporting our ongoing efforts to the United Nations Global Compact. To this end, the UN Global Compact requires companies and organizations that join to share, support, and implement a set of fundamental principles within their sphere of influence. These principles encompass human rights, labor standards, environmental protection, and the fight against corruption. Sirti Group has integrated Ten Principles (https://lnkd.in/dViKrnuz) into its strategy and policies to actively contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the Agenda 2030. A new challenge for Sirti Group!

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Sirti Digital Solutions sponsor of the exercise "Lira - Cyber Fox 2023"

26 October 2023

"Sirti Digital Solutions, the ICT company of the Sirti Group, alongside the Italian Army and the Ministry of Defense in the implementation and management of digital and cybersecurity systems for the Italian Defense." Milan, October 26, 2023 - Sirti Digital Solutions, the ICT company within the Sirti Group, an innovation hub in the field of network infrastructure development, digital services, and cybersecurity, participated as a sponsor and acted as a System Integrator in the "Lira - Cyber Fox 2023" Exercise, which took place in recent days at the Perotti Barracks in Rome. The exercise, led by the Communications Command and conducted across the national territory from Caldaro (Bolzano) to Palermo, served as a training and readiness assessment opportunity for the personnel of the Command units in the planning, implementation, and management of the C5 system (networks, data centers, Cyber Defense, radio, and tactical links) in support of the maneuvers of a large combat unit. The training activity also aimed to test and strengthen the capabilities of the Army's Cyber Security Unit in detecting and managing cyber threats, allowing the assessment of the robustness and resilience of the network system in place. With a strong presence in the field of digital transformation and innovative skills developed in its Digital Lab, Sirti Digital Solutions has been supporting the Defense sector for several years with operations aimed at improving institutional technological infrastructure, thanks to its extensive experience in digital system integration. "It is with great pride that we continue to stand by the Army and the Ministry of Defense, having the opportunity to contribute to projects related to such a critical aspect for our country, such as cybersecurity," says Luca Rubaga, Managing Director of Sirti Digital Solutions. "Projects like the technological upgrade of the Data Center at the General Secretariat of Defense and the executive design and implementation of security systems within the military airport of Ghedi, home to the 6th Wing of the Italian Air Force, allow us to strengthen our position as a reference point in the country's digital transformation journey." Sirti Digital Solutions S.p.A. is the new company within the Sirti Group that enables digital transformation through networking services, software, and system integration, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, and technological plants. The company holds 1,700 certifications from the world's leading technology players. It boasts a Digital Lab dedicated to the development and implementation, in a co-creation approach with vendors, clients, and startups, of new digital solutions.

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Sirti Telco Infrastructures at #DronesBeyond23

25 October 2023

Sirti Telco Infrastructures, part of Sirti Group, participated in #DronesBeyond23 held at the Fiera del Levante in Bari. During the event, our project "4G-5G BTS Mobile Stations - UAS" was presented. This project involves the use of drones for the detection and subsequent post-production of images of base stations. The aim is to carry out activities related to evolutionary and/or predictive maintenance, design upgrades for equipment and site infrastructure, asset analysis, and e-learning using augmented reality.

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"Sirti Digital Solutions at SMAU 2023: cleaner air in the railway maintanance facility thanks to biotechnology at the Trenord facility in Milan Fiorenza, the largest in Europe, an innovative solution has been adopted to make the air as pure as in a forest - the project receives the SMAU innovation award"

19 October 2023

A project that integrates digital and sustainability, developed by the Sirti Digital Solutions team in co-creation with Trenord, leverages an innovative biotechnology-based air purification solution capable of capturing impurities through a completely natural process. The installation at the Trenord Fiorenza maintenance facility, the largest in Europe, will improve air quality in offices and common areas, such as the cafeteria and changing rooms, to enhance the well-being of workers, all within the framework of sustainable development and open innovation. Milan, October 19, 2023 - Sirti Digital Solutions, an innovation hub in the field of network infrastructure development, digital services, and cybersecurity, has embarked on an innovative project with Trenord, a Lombard railway company and one of the most important local public transportation companies in Europe. This project integrates digital and sustainability to improve air quality for the benefit of employees in offices and other non-industrial buildings. "A project that integrates digital and sustainability, developed by the Sirti Digital Solutions team in co-creation with Trenord, leverages an innovative biotechnology-based air purification solution capable of capturing impurities through a completely natural process. The installation at the Trenord Fiorenza maintenance facility, the largest in Europe, will improve air quality in offices and common areas, such as the cafeteria and changing rooms, to enhance the well-being of workers, all within the framework of sustainable development and open innovation. At the Trenord Fiorenza maintenance facility, covering an area of 450,000 square meters, of which approximately 10,000 square meters are dedicated to non-industrial buildings, an experimental air purification solution called Pure Air Zones has been installed to improve air quality in the working environments. The trial focuses on areas with higher population density, including offices, cafeteria, training rooms, infirmary, and changing rooms. In these spaces, a total of 13 bioreactors based on AIRcel, an innovative and unique biotechnology developed by the start-up U-Earth Biotechnologies, have been installed. AIRcel purifies the air through a completely natural biotechnological process of electrostatic attraction and bio-oxidation, which transforms the absorbed impurities into water, carbon dioxide, and a non-toxic base. It operates with a specific blend of certified biotechnological additives, which must be integrated into the purifier on a monthly basis. The device, with negligible energy consumption, purifies the air from bacteria and fine dust particles. In the areas where the Pure Air Zones devices are installed, they are connected to monitoring stations that measure key air quality parameters in real-time, such as CO2, temperature, humidity, VOC, and PM2.5 (fine dust particles). The data collected by individual sensors are gathered on a management and monitoring platform developed by Sirti Digital Solutions in the form of a digital dashboard. Specifically, the platform will be responsible for the digital representation of the status and performance of the devices deployed in the field (in IoT terminology, a digital twin), not only collecting air quality measurements and visually representing them through dedicated dashboards but also managing maintenance activities. Sirti Digital Solutions will also support the railway company in the maintenance and assistance activities envisaged in the project. With its capacity, the small AIRcel bioreactor purifies the air as much as 276 trees would. The Pure Air Zone project is part of the broader Sustainability journey that Sirti and Trenord have undertaken for years, particularly addressing two of the Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations (SDGs), namely those related to Health and Well-being (3) and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (9). "We are particularly pleased to be a partner of Trenord and to collaborate with the start-up U-Earth Biotechnologies in this innovative project, awarded by SMAU 2023, aimed at improving working conditions and creating well-being for the people at the Trenord Fiorenza Maintenance facility," said Carmine Scalzi, Sales Director of Sirti Digital Solutions Spa. "Investing in and developing technologies like this, which significantly enhance the well-being of people in their workplace and, at the same time, contribute to digital innovation without impacting the environment, allows us to concretely contribute to the path of sustainable development in our region. The project is a virtuous example of how through the collaboration between innovative companies and start-ups, innovation can become an enabling factor for the digital transformation of entire industrial value chains. The project received the SMAU Innovation Award, a recognition of the strong innovation propensity of Italian companies. An award presented to companies and public administrations that have introduced innovative solutions, obtaining significant benefits for their business through collaboration with startups and innovative companies, following a logic of Co-Innovation and/or Open Innovation." Please note that some technical terms related to the project have been left in their original Italian form to maintain clarity and accuracy.

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"The Sirti Group ranks 6th in the Internet IT Telecommunications category among the best workplaces in Italy."

2 October 2023

"The 'Italy's Best Employer 2024' ranking has been published, which awards the best employers in Italy. Sirti S.p.A. Group has ranked 6th in the Internet and Telecommunications category and 41st overall. This is an important result that solidifies the Group's presence, for the fourth consecutive year, among the best workplaces in Italy. This was revealed by the survey conducted by the digital platform Statista in collaboration with Corriere della Sera, which identifies the companies where it is best to work in Italy based on evaluations provided by over 20,000 surveyed employees and over 250,000 independent judgments. The survey examined a total of 450 companies, divided into 20 categories based on the sector of activity (the complete list is available on the website: www.statista.com). We are proud that the survey has recognized the value of the programs designed to strengthen the alignment with our values, sharing this commitment with all the people who embark on a career path in our companies."

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