A key factor for the success of many companies is creating a business model with the opportunity for significant growth. This is particularly true for SaaS businesses; the market as a whole has seen exponential growth in the last few years and is expected to reach a value of approximately $220.21 billion as soon as 2022.
By Terry Storrar, MD, Leaseweb UK.
The bottom line to most articles about Desktop-as-a-Service is that DaaS will lower your security risks. Explaining the how and why isn’t often delved into in any great depth, but understanding the reasons behind this benefit will allow you to see why DaaS could work for you and your business. Particularly at the moment, when most teams are working remotely.
By David Blesovsky, CEO at Cloudhelix.
Changing your business software can be a significant challenge, with the worry of probable pitfalls along the way. Sally Howell, Enterprise Account Manager at Columbus UK, discusses how ERP software has changed dramatically since the late 1990s from simple ERP systems to end-to-end business management solutions and explains that now could be the optimal time to change.
The culture of app development is changing rapidly. In today’s technology world, defined by the speed of change and fierce competition, time-to-market has become a key competitive advantage. Whereas app development with its various phases, from research to design to testing, used to constitute a lengthy project, today, businesses expect apps to be market-ready within weeks. This puts added pressure on developers and businesses as they need to build consumer-grade apps fast without incurring further costs and delays.
By Abshishek Tandon, Global Manager, Data Science Solutions at Progress.
Developing a good pricing strategy is an art and doing it well can have positive results on a business’s revenue. Even just small tweaks made to the pricing for current products will have more of an impact on revenue than any big-spend marketing push.
By Dan Wilkinson, Paddle.
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.
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.
DW talks to Asger Pedersen, Technical Lead MLOPs at DataRobot, about the emerging opportunity around MLOps. The conversation covers everything from the MLOps basics, MLOps implementation best practices and the benefits this relatively new technology offers. Asger also explains DataRobot’s approach to MLOps as well as sharing his views on how he sees the market developing over time.
Sudheer Matta, Vice President Product Management AI Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks, shares some insights from the company’s recent virtual summit – Driven By Experience. A key theme was the importance of using a combination of data and AI, including AIOps, to help improve network resilience, reliability, security and, ultimately, performance.
Equinix has opened its first Co-Innovation Facility (CIF), located in its DC15 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre at the Equinix Ashburn Campus in the Washington, D.C. area. A component of Equinix’s Data Centre of the Future initiative, the CIF is a new capability that enables partners to work with Equinix on trialling and developing innovations. These innovations, such as identifying a path to clean hydrogen-enabled fuel cells or deploying more capable battery solutions, will be used to help define the future of sustainable digital infrastructure and services globally.
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