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Managing the challenges of unstructured data 

Scotty Calkins, Sr. Systems Engineer, Datadobi, discusses four key current challenges of managing unstructured data and evaluates potential solutions. Let’s face it: today’s unstructured data environments are chaotic. Masses of redundant, obsolete or trivial (ROT) data sit collecting dust on network shelves, the sheer volume of unstructured data keeps getting larger, and heterogeneous storage structures […]


The power of data for driving transformational change

Data is an asset to any organisation and business leaders should embrace the use of data to create real, actionable change. Mike Capone, CEO of Qlik, discusses what it means to be truly data-driven and also how organisations are using data to make impactful business decisions. Mike Capone is the CEO of Qlik, a private […]


Learning to cope with the modern workplace and anticipate future changes

After clocking up more than half a century of benefiting from technological progress, Mark Bowen, Editorial Director of Lynchpin Media and Editor of Intelligent CIO North America, considers recent advancements in the modern workplace and outlines how he expects it to develop in the next few decades. The modern workplace has changed beyond all recognition […]


Remote Work is here to stay – Here’s how to overcome traditional networking limitations

Don Boxley, CEO and Co-Founder, DH2i, tells us SDP overcomes VPN connectivity and security obstacles, while ensuring lower cost, increased performance and fast ROI.  Even before the pandemic, the move towards remote work was trending up. A 2017 Gallup poll showed 43% of employed Americans were already working from home at least some of the time. In […]


Developer experience key to Digital Transformation success

Atlanta-based Ravi Lachhman, Field CTO at Shipa.io, tells us how the success of Digital Transformation projects can be determined by a CIO’s ability to create a supportive and engaging culture for their engineers. CIOs eager to enable Digital Transformation across their organizations are often surprised to learn just how much influence their company’s developer culture […]


Tapping into treasure: Bridging the gap between data storage and data value

Michael Jack, CRO, Datadobi, tells us how an unstructured data management solution can make sense of an organization’s data and maximize its potential. In today’s heterogeneous data storage environments, many IT leaders struggle under the weight of their ever-growing unstructured data. Organizational growth, mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and more have caused unstructured data volume to […]


How are data centre providers offering a solution to the widening skills gap?

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of high-performance data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has launched the Kao Academy – an industry-first science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resource, designed to engage primary and early secondary school-aged children with the purpose and role of a data centre. Created in collaboration with Cambridge […]


Counting the cost of the biggest BEC attacks

Robust email protection is a necessity for protecting against one of the industry’s most sophisticated attack types; Business Email Compromise (BEC). Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, offers some top tips to avoid falling victim to these types of attacks and highlights the importance of adding an extra layer of protection to your business to ensure […]


Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for people to resort to simple, easy to remember passwords reused across most, if […]


Eight guiding principles for Zero Trust in banking and financial services today

Security leaders will be familiar with the term ‘Zero Trust’ – an approach crucial as vulnerabilities and attacks are becoming more damaging to organisations. Hila Meller, BT Vice President Security, Americas, EMEA and APAC, discusses some of the guiding principles for Zero Trust in banking and financial services. When it comes to adopting a Zero […]


Erudit CEO on increasing employee engagement in the age of the ‘Great Resignation’

Business leaders will be familiar with the ‘Great Resignation’ – the term assigned to the global trend of employees leaving their jobs in their swathes, with burnout being a key contributor. Employers must take steps to better understand and manage the well-being of their teams to avoid this. Here, Alejandro Martinez Agenjo, CEO and Co-founder, […]


Data residency: Creating a frictionless experience

Avoiding unnecessary friction when it comes to data residency is a high priority for business leaders. Darragh Curran, CTO, Intercom, offers some top tips on the best approaches to turn what might seem like a complex and risky infrastructure project, to something much more manageable. For large enterprise businesses with global size and scale, privacy […]


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