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.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Nick Smith, Business Development Manager at Genetec, discusses the changing role of physical security as it impacts IT infrastructure, identifying some key trends. He also details the company’s recent Streamvault Edge launch and highlights the particular physical security challenges faced by the data centre sector.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.
A perfect storm of escalating cyber-attacks and global tech innovation, leaves 61 per cent of Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) only “fairly confident” of managing their current threat exposure.
ExtraHop has formed a landmark pan-European distribution agreement with Exclusive Networks, a specialist IT security distributor. Building on an initial 2020 partnership agreement, the pan-EMEA deal will expand distribution of Extrahop’s entire product portfolio to fourteen European territories.