Most mid-sized to large enterprises have already moved some of their infrastructure, data, and workloads into the cloud for better agility and efficiency. Nearly three-quarters of businesses are running a hybrid and/or multi-cloud strategy today, according to Forrester Research.
By Kunal Anand, Chief Technology Officer at Imperva.
Cybersecurity is a worry for cloud users. Market research company Vanson Bourne, in conjunction with Nutanix, found that 60 per cent of companies cite security as the biggest factor impacting future cloud strategies. Increasing complexity and evolving technology promise to exacerbate security worries for cloud users, but a strategic approach to security and partnerships can keep data and applications safe.
By Craig Tavares, Head of Cloud, Aptum.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses into operating under a “new norm” where the working from home (WFH) model has quickly become the recommended and preferred approach. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing organizations to transform how they conduct business, albeit in a very rapid way.
By Shehzad Merchant, Chief Technology Officer at Gigamon.
Quantum is coming as a powerful challenge to cryptography and all of the information modern encryption keeps safe. Many understand that but view it as a distant threat. What they don’t realise is how far they’ll have to go to prepare for it.
By Tim Hollebeek, Industry and Standards Technical Strategist, DigiCert.
The concept of a Zero Trust Networking is gaining in popularity. However, many organisations still think of security as protecting the perimeter – complete with layered security technologies resembling the layers of an onion. However, moving from a legacy position to a more progressive approach to cyber security need not be a big-bang project. Instead, some organisations are embarking on more manageable phased transitions that move over key functions with little disruption and with appropriate investment.
By Scott Gordon (CISSP), CMO, Pulse Secure
It’s hard, if not impossible, to think of a time when more attention has been paid to healthcare. While the government and the National Health Service (NHS) throw every resource possible at meeting the demands of caring for those struck down with COVID-19, it’s also important to look at how general healthcare standards can be improved and made more efficient to ease the wider burden on care providers.
By Stefan Spendrup, Vice President of Enterprise Mobility Northern and Western Europe at SOTI.
The early months of 2020 have changed how we think about our enterprise networks. Dial back a few months and many organisations assumed that the bulk of employee use of IT infrastructure was from campus and branch locations. Yes, remote access to corporate IT has been an accepted fact of life for some decades now and yes, many organisations had at least some of their workforce working remote to varying degrees. Also, the advent of cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications like Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365 had already reduced the dependency on the corporate network and the assets behind it. However, the typical CIO could trust that the bulk of enterprise IT activity was occurring within and from buildings bearing the logo of their corporation.
By Hardik Modi, AVP Engineering, Threat and Mitigation Products at NETSCOUT.
Ken Hall, Data Center Solutions Architect at Commscope, provides some fascinating insights into the world of networks and connectivity, with wireless infrastructure, fueled in part by the advent of 5G, predicted to grow in importance as end users demand a secure, ‘seamless’ work experience, no matter where, when or how.
Spectra Logic’s Vice President of Product Management and Solutions, David Feller, shares the company’s own experience of dealing with a ransomware attack, explaining how this has shaped the development of recently launched attack-hardened, hybrid, multi-cloud data management and storage solutions.
Ross Everard, Managing Director at Infinite Edge Technologies, plans to grow the company through the provision of digital solutions focusing on current customer challenges, such as IoT, the hybrid workplace, collaboration and digital business performance. Helping end users with speed to market, service effectiveness and new business model creation are just some of the benefits promised by this next generation IT approach.
Chair of the Data Centre Alliance’s Thermal Management Special Interest Group (SIG), Jon Summers, looks at some of the topics and technologies under scrutiny as the current sustainability focus turns up the heat on the data centre sector to improve its environmental performance. Liquid cooling, legacy data centres, the PUE metric, geography and climate, waste heat reuse and the role of AI are all covered during the discussion.