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Moving to a multicloud by design world – the smart choice

Steve Young, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Dell Technologies UK, discusses the complexities of digital transformation, focusing on the importance of avoiding multicloud by default by developing a multicloud by design strategy. Properly implemented, such a cloud smart approach should deliver the speed, flexibility and agility which are the hallmarks of today’s leading digital organisations.

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Doers, dabblers and dawdlers – a digital transformation snapshot

Lori MacVittie, F5 Distinguished Engineer, discusses the findings of the company’s inaugural Digital Maturity Index, which looks at the ways in which organisations have, or have not as yet, embraced the technologies and processes required to implement a successful digital transformation strategy. The Index identifies doers, dabblers and dawdlers, at varying stages of their digital journeys, identifying what distinguishes each group, but also some common challenges which still remain.

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Lack of skills threatens data centre disruption

Mike Meyer, Managing Director, Portman Partners (Executive Search), provides some fascinating and expert insights as to why the data centre and wider digital infrastructure sectors are facing an imminent skills shortage, suggesting that innovative thinking and actions are required to address the situation before it becomes a significant bottleneck to ongoing digital transformation in both the business and consumer worlds.

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How best to survive a ransomware attack

Dan Middleton, Vice President UK & Ireland, Veeam, discusses the company’s recent 2023 Ransomware Trends Report, which provides some fascinating insights into how companies deal with the inevitable attack. He covers the importance of backups that ‘must survive’ (not quite the same as immutable storage!), implementing wider risk management and cyber resilience strategies, and the need for increased collaboration within the enterprise – most obviously between the cybersecurity and storage teams. Digitalisation World

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Talking hybrid security

Dirk Schrader, Field CISO (EMEA) and VP of Security Research at Netwrix, discusses the company’s recent Hybrid Security Trends report, which compared and contrasted on-prem security with security in the cloud – with the findings covering such topics as: security challenges, investment plans, the role of cyber insurance and the emergence of cyber resilience as a focus.

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Refurbished IT makes environmental and economic sense

Nick Stapleton, Managing Director at ETB Technologies, explains how refurbished IT has a significant role to play in helping organisations meet’s their sustainability goals, whilst also providing the kind of cost-savings which can mean the difference between an IT project getting the greenlight or being written off as too expensive to provision.

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Master Data Management – the essentials

Vincent Harmsen, SVP & Head of Europe at Reltio, explains the benefits of a cloud-native, SaaS Master Data Management solution, details the company’s recently introduced Velocity Packs, and offers some valuable advice to end users considering their Master Data Management options.

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Zero Trust Authentication (ZTA) promises a password-less future

Jasson Casey, CTO, Beyond Identity, discusses the company’s development of Zero Trust Authentication, which looks set to be a key component of a wider, truly optimised enterprise Zero Trust Security solution. He emphasises that, while detection and response has a role to play, there needs to be a renewed focus on the prevention part of any meaningful cybersecurity strategy.

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Upskilling helps to address the growing technology skills gap

Mark Onisk shares the findings of the company’s recent Lean into Learning report, explaining how upskilling can play a major role in helping companies who are working towards digital transformation but find themselves short of the necessary technology experts.

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A digital first approach delivers for employers and employees

Spencer Pitts, Digital Workspace Chief Technologist, VMware, discusses the company’s research on the post-pandemic and hybrid workplace, before sharing some valuable insights as to how a digital first approach, that prioritises the digital employee experience, can bring major benefits to any organisation, so long as the appropriate combination of company culture and technology solutions is in embraced.

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Cybersecurity – an ongoing challenge

Elizabeth Green, EMEA Advisory and Cyber Lead, at Dell Technologies, discusses the ever-shifting cybersecurity landscape, where cyber resilience is very much the focus.

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Storage futures – it’s all about the data

Dr. J Metz, Chair SNIA Board of Directors and Scott Shadley, Chair SNIA Communications Steering Committee, discuss the association’s plans for the coming year, which include work on SDXI, computational storage, DNA data storage, SNIA Swordfish™, SNIA Emerald™ and sustainability. They also provide some fascinating insight into how they see the industry developing over time.

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Fulfilling the promise of DevSecOps

Prashanth Nanjundappa, VP of Product Management, Progress, discusses the findings of the company’s recent DevSecOps report – the good news is that everyone recognises the benefits of combining DevOps and Security; however, many organisations have more work to do when it comes to putting in place the necessary collaboration, skills and management building blocks that are key to DevSecOps’ success.

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Hybrid working 2.0 is here – don’t panic!

Neil Patel, Director, European Marketing & Business Development, and Alan Jones, Consumer Solutions & Marketing Manager, UK&I, both at D-Link Europe Ltd, discuss the practicalities of hybrid working, with particular reference to ways in which the home office can be upgraded to ensure an optimised, secure IT environment which, in turn, will lead to an optimised employee experience.

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