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for critical national infrastructure organisations who cannot afford to
let high value data or control of critical systems get into the wrong
By Paul Darby, Regional Director - EMEA, Vidder.
Arguably one of the
biggest challenges facing UK businesses in the coming year is the
continued confusion regarding access to Low Power Wide Area Networks
(LPWANs) that is essential to support the deployment
of IoT at scale.
At a time when
organisations are being actively encouraged by the government to invest
in innovation to drive up productivity, the continued prioritisation of
broadband as a digital economy enabler is short-sighted.
IoT is a technology that is set to deliver far more value than many of
the high bandwidth applications can – and the lack of availability is a
All is not lost
however. LPWAN roll out is a constantly changing situation, with both
network standards and network deployments, licensed and unlicensed,
still evolving. It is also a buyer’s market: there
are a number of propositions ready that will enable organisations to
leverage IoT and gain a competitive advantage. As such, Nick Sacke,
Head of IoT and Products, Comms365 explains
is the independent providers, able to provide access to a blended
network model, who will enable not only IoT at scale today, but also
provide a long term solution that will drive new levels of efficiency
and customer service.
In the first of a series of interviews with leading industry experts, David Bond, from our series sponsor company, Centiel, shares valuable thoughts on and insights into current data centre industry challenges and opportunities – with sustainability and skills very much the focus. He also reveals what keeps him busy away from the workplace.
Steven Wood, Director, Solution Consulting (EMEA, APAC), OpenText Cybersecurity, provides some brilliant insights into what actually happens during a security breach, how organisations can address the pain points of skills shortages and the need to consolidate security solutions, and explains how OpenText’s cybersecurity platform provides MSPs and MSSPs with a great opportunity to help end users optimise their cyber resilience strategies.
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.
Martin James, VP EMEA at Aerospike, discusses the importance of application modernisation, efficient software and IT consolidation – all of which should mean the need for less databases, but with richer feature sets. He outlines both the pitfalls of holding onto legacy applications and systems and the benefits of modernisation and consolidation, with Aerospike well positioned to help customers with the attendant data management challenges and opportunities.