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Keeping pace with change: How to add speed to agility in the cloud

The agility of cloud technology and the speed of automation.

by Dr. Chris Boorman, CMO, Automic

The agility of cloud technology and the speed of automation allow us to be proactive disruptors through opportunistic software engineering, as the third wave of computing becomes a reality.

August 13, 2015 2:10:00 PM Read Full Post

How the EU data law will really apply to IT departments

For more than a year now there has been speculation about what the forthcoming EU data law will entail.

by Jeremy Whitaker, chairman, Verso Group

For more than a year now there has been speculation about what the forthcoming EU data law will entail.

August 12, 2015 3:10:00 PM Read Full Post

Data leadership: All hail the polymath

Why data science has become a hot new skill set

by Tim Barker, Chief Product Officer, DataSift

The reason that data science has become a hot new skill set is due to data scientists being polymaths: they have a broad set of experience, spanning a number of different areas, from analytics through to engineering.

August 06, 2015 3:25:00 PM Read Full Post

Getting the winning habit - how businesses can build for big data success

It's not always straight forward.

by Omar Agha, VP of Sales, Talend

Omar Agha compares businesses migrating from traditional data management to big data implementations to football teams getting ready to join the premier league. The potential rewards are great, but it's a challenging transition where preparation is key.

August 05, 2015 12:11:00 PM Read Full Post

Planning for the Arrival of Windows 10

The arrival of Windows 10 won't be plain sailing for IT departments

by Management Briefing

Microsoft may hope for repid deployment of Windows 10 in the enterprise, but it won't be plain sailing for IT departments.

June 24, 2015 12:09:00 AM Read Full Post

Taking DevOps out of the security danger zone

DevOps is compelling but you have to plan to achieve economies of scale

by Management Briefing

How can organisations achieve the scale-out and economies of scale realised by the big cloud providers? The answer, according to Chris Boorman, Chief Marketing Officer of Automic, lies in DevOps automation.

June 22, 2015 11:05:00 AM Read Full Post

Penetration testing in the UK is broken - here's how to fix it

Enterprises are being failed by check-box penetration testing that often tells them nothing useful

by Management Briefing

UK enterprises are being failed by check-box penetration testing that tells them nothing useful

April 27, 2015 1:09:00 PM Read Full Post

The Simplicity of Being Unlimited

3G/4G roaming can be painfully slow. Wi-Fi is the answer

by Management Briefing

You climb into a cab. The driver flips the meter on. In heavy midday traffic, you watch the meter click off the pounds, even as you watch pedestrians on the street passing you by. Then you notice the cabbie’s sign: No Credit Cards, Cash Only.

April 21, 2015 4:09:00 PM Read Full Post

Get Smart – How to Avoid the Same Old Mistakes in Outsourcing

Smartsourcing is a real option now but you have to be smart to really benefit

by Management Briefing

Technology change has helped move IT away from the traditional, monolithic approach to outsourcing. Instead, advances such as the cloud have made smartsourcing a reality: using small, flexible contracts for discreet services to cover specific IT needs quickly and effectively, rather than providing a mass alternative to in-house IT.

March 27, 2015 4:49:00 PM Read Full Post

Realising the Benefits of Big Data's Promise

Part 2: Nine Steps to Success

by Management Briefing

A succesful Big Data programme begins with defining responsibilities for data in the enterprise.

March 24, 2015 12:05:00 PM Read Full Post

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