Latest Gartner publications

Security spending rockets amid tighter rules and growing fear

Worried cybersecurity professionals are spending more than ever on protecting their businesses, Gartner has found. $96.3 billion (approx. £72 billion) will be spent on security around the world in 2018, according to the research firm. Stricter regulations and a growing awareness of security risks are the main reasons why security departments are reaching for the… Read More

Gartner makes major predictions for tech in 2018

Leading research firm Gartner has revealed its top predictions for IT organisations and users in 2018. The forecasts include self-disruption, an explosion of ‘fake news’ driven in part by artificial intelligence (AI) and the near ubiquity of IoT devices. According to Gartner, these forecasts will ‘enable organizations to move beyond thinking about mere notions of technology… Read More

Data centre spending to reach $143bn in 2015

Data centre spending is expected to rise to $143bn (approx. £95bn) in 2015, an increase of 1.8 per cent from last year, according to research conducted by Gartner. The research group’s outlook on worldwide IT projected that spending in the industry is on pace to amount to $3.8tn this year, growing 2.4 per cent from 2014…. Read More

Beware the Data Lake

Paul Miller explains the potential risks behind the recent ‘data lake’ hype and warns that businesses may be heading into murky waters. There’s a new wonder technology in town, and it promises to solve every problem you’ve ever had with all those separate silos of data, scattered throughout your organisation. Or so some would have us believe…. Read More

UBS selects Juniper to network global data centres

Juniper Networks has won a contract from global financial services firm UBS to build a “next generation enterprise data centre network infrastructure”. Under the deal Juniper will build a “carrier-class, ultra-scalable, network architecture” for the financial services giant. Its networking architecture will form the backbone of a plan to virtualise UBS data centre network across… Read More