VMware, Inc. has announced research that 37% of European IT decision makers suspect staff have purchased cloud services without the IT department’s permission – in the UK this was even higher at 44%. However, VMware’s research suggests this isn’t necessarily a negative trend, with many organisations embracing the fact that this spend – an average of nearly £1.4 million per affected business in 2012 – can deliver major benefits to the business.
Jimmy Tam, CEO of Peer Software, discusses the need for modern file management and orchestration solutions to be able to meet today’s digital data demands. He explains the essential technology components of an active/active high availability system and the benefits it provides end users.
Tamsin Ashmore, CFO at Ultima, discusses her career to date - the challenges she has met along the way and how she has achieved success; and shares some brilliant insights as to women working in the tech space – how companies can support and progress their careers and, importantly, how to improve gender diversity within the industry.
David Tattam, Chief Research and Content Officer and Co-Founder, Protecht, discusses the company’s mission ‘to redefine the way the world thinks about risk’, with some engaging and informative insights as to how organisations can develop and grow an effective, dynamic risk management framework, with the people-related aspect – culture and conduct – at its core.
David Walker, Field CTO, EMEA, Yugabyte, the leading open source distributed SQL database company, warns of the problems associated with legacy databases, discusses the importance of database modernisation - covering the requirements, benefits and potential pitfalls of the migration process - and outlines the many advantages of migrating to open source cloud native databases.