12th May 2023

60 seconds with ... James Hagan

What was the first job role to land you on your tech career ladder? 

I started off as a datacentre engineer.

Describe your typical day at Datum in no more than 20 words.

Lots of teamwork/collaboration and a positive attitude towards new ideas.

Best thing about working in tech?

The industry never stands still and there is always more to learn.

Worst thing about working in tech?

The industry never stands still and there is always more to learn…

Which one piece of technology could you not live without?

Definitely my mobile phone.

Which one piece of technology would you ditch into room 101?

Printers – I have never found a printer that just works.

Best tech innovation of the last 12 months?


Who’s your tech hero?

Todd Howard, the video game designer, director and producer.

Apple or Android?

Apple all the way!

What was your first ever games console, and your favourite game?

My first games console was a Nintendo 64. My favourite game? It’s difficult to narrow it down to one, but my favourites are probably Crash Bandicoot 1, Spyro 1 and Halo 2 and 3.

Describe the Datum team in three words 

Professional, innovative, creative

More blog and news

Blue server and network cabling


01 December 2023

Love them, or hate them, a world without data centres is unimaginable in today's digital age...
Close up of high tech server rack


16 November 2023

Cloud computing has revolutionised IT infrastructure development - private cloud provides greater control, customisation, performance and scalability options.
Glass office building against green trees


01 November 2023

Achieving our first GRESB rating is a significant milestone for us and the result of many years of hard work and dedication to sustainability.
Rear view of IT engineer with laptop at server racks


18 October 2023

The journey to digital transformation requires a high level of infrastructure agility, scalability and security that many enterprises struggle to achieve alone.
Technician with a laptop checking servers


06 October 2023

Our active-active cloud platform serves disaster recovery by maintaining continuous data availability across different regions and assuring business continuity.
Data centre server hardware


29 September 2023

Choosing the right server rack installation for your needs is a critical decision to ensure optimal performance and ease of use.