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Latest data management publications


Data Lakes vs. Swamps: 7 steps to building impactful Data Lakes

Data lakes, in the absence of ongoing maintenance, will inevitably become swamps, unusable and unhelpful to your organisation


VP Interview: Veeam’s Dan Middleton on the evolution of Cloud Data Management

“The possibilities of what the cloud can offer businesses and consumers is now only limited by imagination,” says Dan Middleton, Vice President UK & Ireland at Cloud Data Management company Veeam.


Too cheap, too easy, too much – The untold cost of data and its complexity

Statistics and data are everywhere. We are awash with numbers that hype and promote discussion and grab attention. There is really no need for mind-boggling concepts or numbers.

We know there’s a lot of data being generated, that it’s growing, growing fast, and needs to be stored somewhere. We also know that ‘somewhere’ doesn’t necessarily mean the data centre but the Cloud where data can be stored on-demand, at minimal cost and in seemingly endless quantities, or at the edge where data is now being collected.


The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Insight Platforms, Q1 2019

Enterprise insight platforms combine data management, analytics, and insight application development tooling to provide insights-driven acceleration in the face of technological complexity. The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Insight Platforms, Q1 2019 is a 21-criterion evaluation of enterprise insight platforms (EIP’s) detailing key offerings in this space to help CIO’s make the right choice for their business.


The final frontier? How to overcome the age-old remote office IT headache

In many businesses, from retailers and chain restaurants, to health services and government offices, it is the local remote branch which is the prime client interaction point and where the business and the customer meet face to face. As a result, it is where initial client satisfaction is formed and the loyalty journey gains momentum. But, as they are often located outside of where a core facility is for customer convenience, these sites typically don’t have extensive IT staffing and therefore lack the technical resources of core offices. But they do require advanced client service applications with local processing capabilities. If every branch office needs to have its IT configured and deployed separately and in-person, costs are seismic and, in many cases, cost-prohibitive. As a result, remote office edge computing becomes a trade-off between costs and managing delays, service roll out, and mixed customer satisfaction.