This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a time to encourage deeper conversations and to explore initiatives that can support employees. The stigma surrounding mental health has been lessened thanks to open discussions, however, there is still progress to be made. Furthermore, these discussions need to be taking place in the professional spheres as according to a 2022 report, a staggering 61% of employees have never sought support for their mental health - despite one in five reporting that poor mental health impacts their productivity.
We spoke to nine different technology leaders about their best advice and strategies going forward on how to prioritise wellbeing among employees and employers alike.
NetApp® has published the results of the annual Cloud Infrastructure Report based on a survey of public cloud business and IT decision makers. The report from Spot by NetApp, continuing the annual survey previously conducted by CloudCheckr following its acquisition by NetApp, highlights the current state of cloud management and how organizations are working to optimize their environments.
Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, commissioned IDC to conduct a major ransomware and disaster preparedness survey, which revealed that 79% of respondents have activated a disaster recovery (DR) response within the past 12 months. Nearly two thirds (61%) of these incidents were triggered by ransomware or other malware with 60% of organisations reporting they had experienced unrecoverable data during that same time—substantially more than the 43% response rate to the same question a year ago.
Imply has recently launched the Polaris cloud database service. Imply’s Vice President of Product Marketing, David Wang, puts the launch in context as he details the company’s Project Shapeshift work around Apache Druid, going on to explain how today’s analytics opportunities require the very latest and best database solutions.
Mike McAdam, Data Centre Director EMEA, and Simon Prichard, Product Strategy Manager, both at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, explain how real-time data visualisation and smart insights can help to optimise data centre power and cooling infrastructure, before discussing the wider sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the industry into the future. They also share the company’s plans to leverage its critical infrastructure expertise to expand its presence within the data centre sector.
Prysmian Group’s Executive Vice President of Telecoms, Philippe Vanhille, discusses the company’s focus on the importance of sustainability as a key consideration in the design, production and installation of fibre cables, giving examples of what’s been achieved to date and what we can expect over the coming years.
Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.