Protect your Digital Assets – Take the CIA Approach

With data breaches making headlines worldwide, CIOs concerned about the security of their companies’ digital assets – and whether their organisations will recover if their data is stolen, lost or damaged – Bill Mansfield, Solution Architect, Data Protection and Availability, …read more

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Navigating the rapids: How CIOs can stay relevant

Mike Alley looks at the challenges facing CIOs operating in an increasingly user-driven business technology landscape – and identifies three key steps that could help smart CIOs to transform IT departments, and their own roles, more quickly. In a world where …read more

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Five ways to use IT security as a business enabler

Mike Johnson explains how IT security can be more than just an insurance policy against data breaches – and why business leaders also need to consider the benefits. When people hear the word “security,” they almost certainly think about breaches, …read more

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Optimise your storage for Big Data analytics

For most organisations, analytics is not the priority roadblock when it comes to extracting value from Big Data.  Bob Hankins explains why dealing with storage issues is the first job in most cases. According to IDC, data production will be …read more

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Spatial intelligence: Understanding the new retail reality

Richard Simmons explains why changing consumer behaviour, driven by technological change since the birth of ecommerce 20 years ago, has been repeatedly mis-understood – and why real understanding might be just around the corner. Over the years, changes in consumer …read more

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Six benefits of modernising storage and backup infrastructures

Letting an organisation’s storage and backup infrastructure fall behind the times is fraught with risk – from steeply rising costs and compromised performance to a lack of preparedness if disaster should strike.  Bill Mansfield outlines six of the common benefits …read more

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Why the GoT is more valuable to the global economy than the IoT

A free gift, a smart 11 year-old and a lightbulb moment have Chris Gabriel asking if the Generation of Things (GoT) is of greater value to the world’s economies than the Internet of Things (IoT). A few weeks back I …read more

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SDx and The Software Defined City

Chris Gabriel looks at how a UK city is deploying SDN to create a technology-agnostic citywide network that will allow driverless car experiments, traffic and environmental sensor networks, and smart energy grid management. Since we started talking about Software Defined …read more

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The Private Cloud – what it is not

A firm definition of the ‘private cloud’ is at best transient and at worst, well, cloudy. Kevin Gruneisen sets out a simpler definition – what a private cloud is not. Microsoft explains on its Technet website that “A private cloud …read more

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What can Jeremy Clarkson teach us about DDoS?

The BBC’s suspension and subsequent decision to sack Jeremy Clarkson, the host of its Top Gear motoring show, has created quite a stir.  In the aftermath, Mel Grove wonders what the affair can teach us about the nature and scale …read more

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