Interviews and commentary with the leaders in disruptive business technology
Sept. 18, 2017
Email has firmly embedded itself as a regular part of our personal and business lives. The simplicity and flexibility of email makes it a powerful and versatile tool, but this flexibility also makes it a prime target for hackers. We spoke to Hugo Perez from UDT and Josh Pearl from Mimecast to discuss the things to look out for and what best practice steps you can take for your business.
Sept. 2, 2017
Automation continues to come to the business field, and more powerful solutions are being released on a regular basis. A relatively new automation paradigm, robotic process automation, is proving to be a powerful tool across a surprisingly broad range of domains.
To find out more about the trend, we spoke to Arvind Mehrotra, President of Infrastructure Management Solutions at one of India's leading RPA providers NIIT Technologies.
Sept. 2, 2017
Spaceflight represents the cutting edge of technology. However, the computers used in spacecraft are often fairly primitive, sometimes a generation or two behind the latest models on earth. This is because any computer sent into space has to go through a hardening process. NASA & HPE are currently testing off the shelf models to see whether today's technology is space-worthy and ready to take humans to Mars. We spoke to HPE's Dr. Mark R. Fernandez, the mission’s co-principal investigator for software and HPC technology officer.
Aug. 7, 2017
The "Bring Your Own Device" concept is a great way to let employees work from devices they feel most comfortable with. However, allowing people to access programs and data on devices not strictly controlled by your company can lead to some security risks.
We spoke to Hugo Perez & Darryl sicker CISSP from UDT to discuss the risks and solutions to BYOD security.
Aug. 3, 2017
The Internet of Things is a constantly evolving physical entity, and companies are clamoring to embrace it. Traditional networking hardware powers most of these networks but the unique demands of IoT infrastructure means specialised hardware can offer even better performance. LoRa, which stands for Long-Range Radio, aims to fill this niche. We spoke to Julian Struder, co-founder of one of the leading companies in the LoRa space, Loriot.
July 30, 2017
Change in the IT world is unavoidable.However, some changes can come as a shock, especially when they come sooner than anticipated. While the cloud is still a valuable resource for business, some experts are already pointing to an existing IT model that might supplant it: edge computing.
We spoke to HPE's EMEA Managing Director, Andy Isherwood to find out why he's so optimistic about its prospects.
July 6, 2017
As the world’s most advance cities shift towards adopting IoT infrastructure, the benefits of an open approach to becoming ‘smart’ are becoming increasingly apparent.
We spoke to IEEE member and Smart City expert Rahul Tomar to find out why open standards are so important.
June 23, 2017
AI-driven bots that interact with customers to find what they’re looking for are increasingly delivering the goods for businesses and consumers alike.
We spoke to JoseLuis Takahashi from LINE Corporation to find out what the advantages are for developing chatbots.
June 19, 2017
Are enterprises still confused about their options when it comes to the cloud? Orlando Bayter, President of Ormuco believes the public vs private question wont matter soon anyway.
June 14, 2017
More and more businesses have come to realise that not all of their IT workloads are suited to cloud environments, usually because of latency, cost or security concerns. Many have opted for the hybrid approach, known as hybrid cloud or hybrid IT. We spoke to Ric Lewis, Senior VP & GM at Hewlett Packard Enterprise's software defined division, to find out why hybrid IT is the future.
June 7, 2017
With the growing trend of ransomware attacks, recovering from an IT outage or adversary hack is a core consideration for every business, large and small. We spoke to Mehran Hadipour from Zerto to talk about industry trends.
June 1, 2017
The chances are you've already used some of the tools offered by IBM’s Watson without even realising it. The cognitive platform is already in use by over 6000 businesses globally; although many keep that under wraps so they can get the edge on their completion. So what is it? We spoke to Paul Ryan, the UK Head of Watson at IBM to find out.
May 26, 2017
Ransomware attacks continue to make headlines and as long as security vulnerabilities exist, there's no sign of them slowing down. However, some entities are more at risk than others, and hospitals present a tempting target for attackers.
We spoke to the CTO of Comport Consulting to find out why healthcare companies are such obvious targets for hackers.
May 18, 2017
As businesses scramble to adopt the latest mobile, cloud, AI and IoT technologies, the biggest challenges they face are device obsolescence, the skills gap and interoperability. Konica Minolta are hoping to simplify these challenges with their Workplace Hub. We spoke to their chief technologst, Christian Mastrodonato to find out more about what the Future of Work looks like.
May 10, 2017
These days, system administration is no easy task for developers and information technology professionals. There's a constant tug and pull between every silo involved in the process. We spoke to Chef CMO, Ken Cheney to hear why the future of development is cross-functional
May 8, 2017
The growing adoption of OpenStack over the past 12 months was recently summarised in the OpenStack Foundation’s user survey. We recently spoke to Kenneth Tan, co-founder of OpenStack Foundation member Sardina Systems, to discuss the platform's longevity.
May 8, 2017
The UK's Institution of Engineering and Technology recently unveiled a UK-wide plan to roll out a 5G cellular data network by the year 2020. On the same day, consumer watchdog Which? jointly published a damning report with OpenSignal, highlighting the inconsistent data speeds and availability across the country. We spoke to NTT Data's SVP for Telecoms, Simon Williams, to find out why the stakes are high for 5G.
April 28, 2017
Today’s manufacturing and processing industries generate vast amounts of data. XMPro is aiming to provide a bridge between mechanical and cyber-physical systems with enterprise software in the industrial environment. We recently spoke to their founder Pieter Van Schalkwyk.
April 27, 2017
We caught up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Global VP of OEM and IoT Go To Market, Pete Murray. He explained why realizing the potential of the internet of things in business needs the right go to market strategy and partner ecosystem.
April 24, 2017
In its 40+ year history, SAP has built a strong reputation for being a solid and reliable partner for industrial firms. Today many industrial businesses find themselves searching for the holy grail in digital transformation: tangible cost savings, increased production throughput, and deeper insights. We spoke to SAP's Executive Vice President, Tanja Rueckert to find out why industrial players need to start now and think big.