The world is currently in the midst of the unknown. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to one of the biggest mass lockdowns in living memory, and to keep as many people safe from the virus as possible, many businesses have turned to remote working to enable staff to stay at home. However, remote working suits some job roles better than others. In the software development world, teams need to be in constant contact to coordinate their work, and project leads need to have full visibility of what everyone is working on.
By Jeff Keyes, VP of Product at Plutora.
In the digital era, it's now easier than ever to support a remote workforce as so many applications are moving to the cloud. Applications such as Office 365 are ensuring that employees can work from anywhere, which is especially important in the current environment, but this also raises issues for IT managers.
By Kathie Lyons, EVP & GM of ParkView at Park Place Technologies.
Digital transformation has seen application teams embrace a broad range of new technologies and associated approaches, from mobile first to cloud-native architecture. These deliver greater agility; end-user focus and more innovation than ever before. They also create significant volumes of complex data.
By Conor Molloy, Senior Vice President at Riverbed Aternity International Division at Riverbed Technology.
Data is the lifeblood of software development — and the biggest hurdle. Yet, far too many companies often address these hurdles last, and usually, not very effectively either. The hard truth is that you can’t achieve the “nirvana state” of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) without first automating data delivery. Figuring out how to keep your software pipeline constantly flowing with a fresh supply of high-quality, up-to-date data is crucial.
By Matthew Yew, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Delphix.
IT practitioners serve a critical role in the age of the customer, enabling organisations to win, serve, and retain business in the most efficient way possible – ideally, without any delays. In this endeavour, IT departments pride themselves on their ability to serve business end users, as they frequently meet their KPIs and are able to prove their value up to senior management.
By Mark Boggia, Director of Global Partner Learning and Development, Nexthink.
As universities continue to replace old legacy systems and improve their IT infrastructures, Julian Lee, Senior Network Administrator at CoSector - University of London, discusses why outsourcing key IT provisions comes with concrete benefits.
A map is a useful tool. It can help you understand where you are, where you are planning to be and how to get there. However, it is also constrained by how you understand the world. The Hereford Mappa Mundi was state of the art when it was put together in around 1300AD – it brought together geography, Christian history and Greco-Roman myths in one place. However, to eyes used to views from space, Google Earth and 3D maps on your phone, it looks anachronistic.
By Marco Rottigni, Qualys.
Most organisations today are digital businesses. In other words, they rely on electronic processes to run their core business. Digital processes dramatically streamline and enable more accurate and often higher quality operations. However, they also create major disruptions when there are problems with the applications or systems running these processes – or the Internet or corporate network enabling them. In other words, they are the source of critical events that become incidents requiring IT involvement.
By Vincent Geffray, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Everbridge.
Many financial services organisations today fail to implement effective data quality and risk management policies. Generally, they validate and cleanse the data they receive first before distributing it more widely. Typically, their overriding focus day-to-day is on ensuring downstream systems do not receive erroneous data.
By Boyke Baboelal, Director – Data Services at Asset Control.
Jim Stuart, SVP Digital at Lloyd’s Register, outlines current and future challenges for asset owners and operators in the energy and marine industries and how technology will change the way knowledge is captured, stored and used across organisations for the better.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Charles Hunsucker, General Manager Americas and Data Centers at Kohler Uninterruptible Power, explains how its entire range of mission critical diesel generators is now compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) – the latest development in the company’s sustainability focus.
Aoife Foley, IEEE Senior Member and Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, provides valuable insight into a whole range of technology, social and political challenges and opportunities which are shaping the quest for Net Zero.
Owen Rogers, Uptime Institute Research Director for Cloud Computing, discusses the findings of his recent report – Public Cloud Costs versus Resiliency: Stateless Applications, which outlines the importance of cloud service resiliency as it can impact on application availability.
VAST Data has formed a strategic partnership with Dremio to enable enterprises to get from data to insights faster with a hybrid, multi-cloud architecture for scalable analytics. Regardless of physical location – on-premises or in the public cloud – Dremio customers can now analyze their data anywhere by leveraging VAST’s massively parallel architecture for concurrent and near real-time data access at any scale.