2019 IT focus: Storage architecture for big data analytics

Top storage technologists and analysts predict IT organizations will focus on revamping their storage architectures to make better use of data for analytics, AI and IoT in 2019. Revamping the storage architecture for big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and IoT will be a key area of focus in 2019, industry experts predict. Read more here. … [Read more...]


The cost of hard drives is falling rapidly and the capacity is rising even faster. But is data storage really cheap for most businesses? That’s a question that has been puzzling me for some time as I watch developments like Seagate planning on producing 48 terabyte HAMR hard disk drives by 2023 and Sony releasing quad-layer Blu-Ray disks with a capacity of 128GB. Such improvements are astonishing … [Read more...]

Ransomware backup strategy guidelines to help ensure recovery

In 2018, one of the worst reported ransomware attacks hit. The government office in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough -- commonly known as Mat-Su -- in Alaska was attacked by ransomware that didn't just impact a few endpoints or servers; it brought the entire office down. For reference, according to security awareness training vendor KnowBe4, the average ransomware attack impacts 16 workstations … [Read more...]

Data management under the spotlight

In 2019 we will more than ever realise the importance of data. We live in a highly connected world, where every new smart device connected to the Internet generates data. New technologies like the popular voice-controlled speakers, the numerous embedded "Internet of Things" (IoT) sensors, connected cars, smarts beds with their 8.5 billion data points per night, fitness wearables, and other smart … [Read more...]

The two-way cybersecurity conversation

With cyberattacks featuring regularly in mainstream news, it's good to see that boards and CEOs are becoming more cybersecurity conscious. However, the question is, how prepared are CISOs to deal with their questions and concerns, and what are they key things CISOs need them to understand about cyber security? Sean Duffy, Digital Business Solutions Security Practice lead at Dimension Data, poses … [Read more...]

Aviva partners IMDA to train cloud computing professionals

Aviva is partnering Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to offer a cloud computing training programme to upskill new and existing employees, enhancing the company’s digital capabilities to meet insurance customers’ evolving needs.This is part of a structured on-the-job training programme aimed at helping fresh and mid-level infocomm technology professionals to acquire practical … [Read more...]

The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More

Companies considering how to invest in AI capabilities should first understand that over the coming five years applications and machines will become less artificial and more intelligent. They will rely less on bottom-up big data and more on top-down reasoning that more closely resembles the way humans approach problems and tasks. This general reasoning ability will enable AI to be more broadly … [Read more...]

Less than half of businesses can detect IoT data breach

Only 48% of businesses have the infrastructure set up to detect whether their IoT infrastructure is open to a data breach, a report by security firm Gemalto has revealed. Firms are now asking for the government to intervene and set better regulations around IoT security to prevent potentially damaging hacks into such devices. In fact, 79% of the 950 decision makers the company spoke to said they … [Read more...]

What Does Your Corporate Brand Stand For?

Companies are extremely good at defining their product brands. Customers, employees, and other stakeholders know exactly what an iPhone is and means. But organizations are often less sure-footed when it comes to the corporate brand. What does the parent company’s name really stand for, and how is it perceived and leveraged in the marketplace and within the company itself? Read more … [Read more...]

How data science and machine learning are reshaping global industries

Data science and machine learning have already shown their potential in transforming businesses.This pace can be felt through the veins of those industries who are leveraging sensors, actuators, applications and various other resources to collect and crunch data. The real potential of data science and machine learning is categorised in the results of the critical decision making taken by leaders. … [Read more...]