Enterprise mobility: what's driving it?
The arrival of smart devices has made it possible for busy managers to run their businesses from anywhere. But although there's greater flexibility, it also means corporate IT departments have to operate under new paradigms. With enterprise mobility changing the nature of not only the IT departments, but of the organisations themselves, businesses have a lot to consider when embracing it.
Getting to grips with data
Using software to find patterns in large data sets is old hat for most organisations. But with the amount of data being generated increasing, how do businesses not get swamped by all the data available to them? Big data and data analytics looks promising, but does it offer real solutions?
Getting BC and DR right
Earlier this year, a power failure tripped British Airways' datacentres and grounded thousands of passengers for days. It highlighted the roles of Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) in companies, but also showed how difficult it can be to get these right.
Building a future-proof storage strategy
It's getting tricky for CIOs to get their data storage strategy right. For the most part, before the rise of cloud computing, all they had to decide was if they were going to keep it in their own servers or have it hosted. Cloud computing has disrupted this model. It enables businesses to cut costs, allows for flexibility when it comes to scaling and gives it the capacity to adapt to new technology. If a business wants to future-proof its storage strategy, is it as simple as outsourcing everything to the cloud? Or is there more to it? We discuss this with several experts in the field.
Security: the evolving threat landscape
The demands on IT security are growing by the day. Whereas before, companies mostly had to deal with troublesome teenagers who were satisfied with just snooping around, they now have to put up with sophisticated crime syndicates that have the resources and patience to do real damage to their business. The recent WannaCry ransomware attack that saw over 200 000 computers infected in 150 countries underlines the shift in the severity of the threat.