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Editorial & Analysis

Jessica Twentyman provides editorial and in-depth analysis in our regular bulletin on the technology market. Read the latest articles from our range of experts, guest bloggers and contributors.

Unlocking the Door To IT Transformation

31 Oct 2014

Most organisations want to deliver innovation through IT. A lot talk about transformation as being the way to do that… to refresh their IT estates so that IT really delivers tangible business benefits rather than simply providing “more of the same”. I think that’s absolutely the right idea. But I see people really struggling to [...]

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Big Data and Analytics: Customer behavioural patterns for Retail Industry using Visual Data

31 Oct 2014

What you will take away from this Big Data and Analytics session How do you analyse visual data How do you aggregate visual and sensor data to frame more insights How do you profile customers coming to store using visual data What are the use cases in visual analytics that can applied retail, pos, self services [...]

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Building Trust in the Cloud – Video

30 Oct 2014

Microsoft’s Principal Cybersecurity Strategist, Jeff Jones will discuss building trust in the cloud and cover the following topics: What are the new and ongoing threats facing enterprises today? What are the top enterprise concerns related to trust and how is Microsoft addressing them? How Microsoft is enabling customers to focus more on their core business [...]

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Making BYOD work: lessons from the classroom

29 Oct 2014

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is not new. The concept has been sitting on the agenda of company boardrooms for the last few years. But, with concerns around security, control, and now shadow IT rising to the forefront, many companies have shied away from implementing a BYOD strategy. However, we have reached a point where [...]

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Public cloud: It’s not (just) about price says Microsoft Azure CTO

29 Oct 2014

The September 2014 appointment of Mark Russinovich as chief technology officer (CTO) for Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform was a low-key affair: no fanfare, no public announcement, not even a press release. That may seem surprising, given the high regard in which the straight-talking Russinovich is held by techies both inside and outside of the software [...]

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Optimising the hybrid cloud for IaaS

28 Oct 2014

Organisations are increasingly using Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for its ability to offer fast, agile and elastic computing with minimal operational overhead. For larger enterprises, IaaS is no longer limited to proof-of-concept (POC) with no project end in sight; instead it involves hard contractual obligations, balance sheet objectives and increased complexity in hosting critical applications. This is [...]

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Nutanix holds tight at eye of hyperconvergence storm

28 Oct 2014

“Hyperconverged infrastructure is where all the action is right now,” says Howard Ting, chief marketing officer at storage start-up Nutanix. Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he? Five-year-old Nutanix is, after all, the pioneer of hyperconvergence and the company has much to gain by persuading enterprise customers that this new approach to data centre architecture [...]

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Hadoop Integration for Telco’s – BT’s chief data officer

27 Oct 2014

Watch Phill Radley’s session on hadoop integration at BT and learn about: Phill’s journey from research idea to 50 node multi-tenant production cluster a light hearted & insightful look at Hadoop integration in the oldest Telco in the world how to win the support of an entertaining cast of characters whose support you will require [...]

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Hadoop Data Hub & BI in Financial Services – Video

24 Oct 2014

This session on Hadoop Data Hub & BI in Financial Services will cover: John’s experiences of implementing an analytics service on top of a Hadoop-based data hub in a Tier 1 investment bank. How John he supported the migration from siloed reporting and BI to centralized services with Hadoop. How a combination of data consolidation [...]

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What is Devops and why should infrastructure operations care?

24 Oct 2014

What will you learn by viewing Chris Swan’s presentation on what is Devops and why should infrastructure operations care? Devops is not (just) about the tools Devops is about design maturity Devops implies organisational change Bringing dev and ops together means both have to change What is DevOps? Devops is about design – organisational design. [...]

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Architecting for high performance cloud services – Video – Sam Johnston, Equinix

23 Oct 2014

What will you learn by viewing Sam Johnston’s video on architecting for a high performance cloud How to delivering high performance for your cloud services Why cloud application services now scale out and not scale up Matching an appropriate high performance cloud architectural strategy for small, medium and large organisations An overview on what technology [...]

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Video: The Enterprise of the Future – Peter High, Metis Strategy

23 Oct 2014

What viewers will learn by watching Peter High’s session on the Enterprise of the Future The evolution of the pace of change in technology Examples of CIOs who have become drivers of innovation for their organizations The phenomenon of the “CIO-plus”, meaning CIOs who have taken on responsibilities in addition to their CIO role by [...]

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PUE – What future for power usage effectiveness ratings?

23 Oct 2014

Are efforts to improve the energy efficiency of data centres starting to hit a wall? Survey results recently released by Uptime Institute, a market research and industry consulting firm, would seem to suggest that that’s the case. Speaking at the company’s annual Symposium in Santa Clara in May, content and publications director Matt Stansbury had [...]

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Data Centre Video: The European Data Centre Landscape

22 Oct 2014

What you will learn by viewing Andrew Jay’s session on the European Data Centre Landscape An understanding of the changing drivers of data centre demand How and why the data centre colocation market is converging ‘Cloud’ enemy or friend of the colocation market? Colocation pricing, on the rise or under pressure? To many, the colocation [...]

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Cyber Security Video: Now you see me, now you don’t: chasing evasive malware – Giovanni Vigna, CTO, Lastline

22 Oct 2014

As sophisticated tools that combine static and dynamic analysis become more ubiquitous, cybercriminals are developing increasingly-evasive malware components that actively counteract analysis and behavior identification. Is this another arms race? Or is it possible to define, quantify, and identify “evasiveness” and use it as a way to detect malicious intent? This talk presents an overview [...]

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