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HCI and Hybrid Cloud

Will HCI be part of the answer or part of the problem? Asks Bryan Betts, Principal Analyst, Freeform Dynamics Ltd.

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Three ways to maximise the value of cloud ERP

While there’s a general shift towards the cloud, when it comes to ERP many businesses are still reluctant. There’s still a misconception that the switch can be an overwhelming task that will be disruptive and costly for business processes. Indeed, a report from Gartner found that companies without a plan in place for managing the transition away from on-premise systems are sinking considerable sums, without enjoying the benefits. The good news is that with the right strategy and vendor, the switch doesn’t have to be an exhausting process. By Andres Richter, CEO Priority Software.

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Keeping Pace in a Cloud-First World

Research suggests that 7 out of 10 businesses are moving to the cloud. And it’s hardly a surprise. Cloud offers both the flexibility and scalability to manage huge workloads from dispersed locations around the world. The exponential growth of managed service providers (MSPs) – companies that remotely manage a customer’s IT infrastructure and/or their end user systems – has been pivotal in helping cloud computing become the business-critical asset it is today, easing the strain on businesses looking for the most agile IT solutions. By Mark Anderson, Senior Director of Global Solutions Enablement EMEA at Equinix.

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Moving on from the cloud conversation

Is it time to stop talking about cloud? The easy answer is yes; we should focus more on the benefit to business and how the technology can help organisations meet their overall objectives. The longer, more complex answer is no; we shouldn’t stop talking about cloud, but we shouldn’t consider it the only solution. By Javid Khan, Chief Cloud Officer, Pulsant.

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Embracing cloud transformation in times of security challenges

The cloud services industry is growing at a breakneck pace. A recent industry projection puts the public cloud market on a growth trajectory of 17.5 percent this year to $214.3 billion, up from $182.4 billion in 2018. For an industry that is growing at this pace, I cannot help but wonder why there are still high levels of concern amongst consumers about the cloud - 60 percent of SMEs in the UK feel that their cloud services are not as secure as they should be. This statistic came from a recent Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) report and in light of the scale of cloud adoption deserves further exploration. By Chris Burden, Chief Commercial Officer at Memset.

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Empowering the Channel to make a Success of Cloud

In the fast-paced world of the IT channel, choosing the right partner can make or break a business. By Stuart Day, Director of Channel, iland.

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Automating the cloud

Compared to the majority of Europe, Britain is racing ahead in its adoption of the cloud. Statistics published by Europa show that against a continental average of 26 per cent, 41 per cent of UK businesses used cloud technology last year. Annie Andrews, Head of Technology at Microsoft recruitment partner Curo Talent, explains why, to truly take advantage of the computing model, businesses should also invest in cloud automation.

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MSPs face an ultimatum: specialise, or risk dying off

2019 is going to be challenging for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Success will come down to brands knowing exactly who their customers really are, and meeting their ever-increasing customer experience expectations. In the hospitality and leisure sector, the travel market will be shaken up by customers looking for ‘transformational’ experiences, turning the industry from mass-market package holidays to specialist getaways and breaks. The key to surviving – and thriving – here will be customisation, as individuals look for services tailored towards their particular interests. By Ben Savage, Sales and Marketing Director, Timico.

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Now that you’ve put 20% in….don’t fear putting that extra 80% of your business in the cloud

Matt McCahill, Chief Services Officer, CSI explains how it’s now possible to take even the most complex legacy applications to the cloud.

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Hybrid Cloud – Offering the Best of Both

As all in the industry are aware, the rate at which cloud computing technology is being adopted has seen it firmly entrench itself as a vital platform for many organisations keen to develop innovative products and services. Analyst firm Gartner found that cloud computing ranks among the highest on its disruption scale, with these services set to continue to grow in popularity, acting as a necessary enabler for future disruptions. By Eltjo Hofstee, Managing Director Leaseweb UK Ltd.

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Why the public sector need to adopt a multi-cloud strategy

Public sector IT has always lagged behind the private sector. Tight budgets and complex requirements have resulted in many organisations still operating on legacy IT systems and old contracts. As such, outdated IT systems and vendor lock-in has made the public sector susceptible to IT breakdowns and cyber-attacks. Tackling this takes time, but there is already some momentum across the public sector to migrate applications to the cloud. By Neerav Shah, General Manager EMEA at SnapLogic.

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Join the Tag team – how to optimise tagging policies for the cloud

Think of the cloud as a serviced apartment: your business’s fully-managed home on the internet. While the cloud provider is responsible for everything from the underlying architecture to physical security, accessibility and maintenance, the tenant is responsible for their own possessions – in this case, the applications and the data within them. By Jeremy Chaplin, cloud optimisation consultant at KCOM.

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Cloud means more cloud: Upgrading the legacy workforce

The cloud is redefining how we think about the design, development and deployment of services and applications. However, the movement away from on-premise and physical data centres is also creating a revolution in the IT workforce. By Steven Sell, capability manager at KCOM.

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What Type of Workloads Should You Consider When Migrating to the Cloud?

It should come as no surprise that enterprise workloads are increasingly moving to the cloud. According to a recent survey, 83% of them are anticipated to run on cloud platforms in 2020. By Amy Hawthorne, VP, Global Marketing, iland.

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Videos

Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales for Cradlepoint EMEA, and Lee Garrett, Head of Presales for Westbase.io, discuss the huge opportunity around enterprise wireless WAN, with 5G, edge and IoT bringing a new level of connectivity solutions alongside the more established LTE and 4G markets. The two organisations’ combination of Cradlepoint’s wireless connectivity solutions and Westbase-io’s Value Added Distribution provides UK and European Channel organisations with a powerful digital transformation proposition for their customers.
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.
Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.
Stéphane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, Observability & IT Markets at Splunk, discusses the findings of the company’s ‘State of Observability 2022’ report. He outlines the three different stages of the observability journey, the main reasons why organisations adopt observability solutions and the main benefits of doing so. He ends up with some key observability recommendations.

News

Checkmarx has introduced Checkmarx API Security, the first true “shift-left” API security solution. Building on the launch of Checkmarx Fusion, which prioritizes and correlates vulnerability data from across different AppSec engines, Checkmarx API Security is delivered as part of the industry-leading application security platform Checkmarx One. The developer workflow-oriented solution inventories even shadow and zombie APIs as part of the most comprehensive inventory and remediation solution available to secure the entire API lifecycle.
Trained on the world's richest threat intelligence, new detection and response capabilities proactively protect organizations against emerging adversary techniques.
Combining four channels of spectrum on a 5G standalone network.
Infinidat has expanded its guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA) program. Infinidat is making available the industry’s first cyber storage guarantee for recovery on primary storage – the InfiniSafe® Cyber Storage guarantee.