83% of enterprises transformed their cybersecurity in 2020 – accelerated by Covid cloud migration

73% of enterprises (over 500 employees) accelerated their cloud migration plans to support the shift to remote working across their organisations due to the pandemic. 81% of enterprises accelerated their IT modernisation processes due to the pandemic. 48% of all companies surveyed have accelerated their cloud migration plans, 49% have sped up their IT modernisation plans because of Covid-19. 32% of large-scale enterprises, over 500 employees, are implementing more automation using...

Charting a path toward digital transformation in the face of uncertainty: A guide

Covid-19 has accelerated years-long digital transformation initiatives for enterprise teams into a span of months.

But digital transformation in business today isn’t just about supporting a remote workforce. We can’t continue to rely on in-person engagement for any business processes. Digital-first operations for employees, customers, partners, and suppliers are no longer merely a differentiator; it’s table stakes for surviving during the pandemic economy and...

The US trade war extends from 5G to cloud – with more disinformation and distraction

Comment We have already witnessed how the US administration’s campaign against Huawei succeeded in reversing the UK government’s original decision to allow Huawei to participate in the UK 5G rollout. Even as questions are being raised about the necessity and the economic consequences of this ban, the US is now stepping up its campaign by focusing on Huawei’s cloud business as well. This comes as a strangely welcome distraction for US cloud players that have recently been found to all...

Managing cloud migrations to protect the enterprise: A guide

As the shift to home working has become standard for businesses globally, cloud is king. The pandemic, ensuing lockdowns and office closures increased the urgency at which enterprises needed to evolve, and the cloud has been a key enabler of that. Enterprises have undergone years’ worth of transformation in a matter of months, to become reliant on service delivery models hosted on cloud infrastructure.

Cloud providers have subsequently stepped up to bear the brunt of a...

Microsoft unveils Greece data centre initiative, continues European expansion

Microsoft has announced it is building new data centres in Greece as part of a new digital transformation initiative - representing the next step in its European expansion.

The 'GR for GRowth' initiative - capitalisation theirs - will help establish a Microsoft cloud region in Greece, as well as a comittment to train up approximately 100,000 people in digital technologies by 2025.

The build will include the usual trinkets of Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365....

Forbes Cloud 100 2020: Snowflake pips Stripe to top spot in last hurrah before IPO

Stripe's three-year stay at the top of the Forbes Cloud 100 is over: data warehouse provider Snowflake took the top honours - on the same day the company took part in a public offering which generated serious momentum.

The ranking, put together as ever alongside Salesforce Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners, applies to privately held cloud computing companies. Going public, or being acquired, means you are no longer eligible.

Unlike the previous year's analysis,...

Digital transformation strategies: Should shaken SD-WAN confidence lead to WAN acceleration?

Analysis Before the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown struck, the predictions for software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) were glowingly positive. A Cato Networks IT survey forecasted strong growth for the technology, as buyers want to replace their multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) with a nimbler and more affordable alternative. However, the survey finds a need to consider the demands of digital transformation, and arguably now the changes in working practices, to avoid undermining...

Not all workloads are created equal: A guide to choosing a DRaaS provider

Choosing a disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) provider can be an overwhelming task, especially if your organisation is using DRaaS as a first step into cloud services. There are many solutions to choose from including large providers like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, and also smaller or more focused providers.

The decision to work with a cloud provider for DRaaS can be clearly defined by classifying your requirements and confirming that the provider that you choose...

Here’s where AIOps is delivering results today

Bottom Line: Capitalizing on AI and machine learning’s inherent strengths to create contextual intelligence in real-time, LogicMonitor’s early warning and failure prevention systems reflect where AIOps is delivering results today.

LogicMonitor’s track record of making solid contributions to their customers’ ability to bring greater accuracy, insight, and precision into monitoring all IT assets is emerging as a de facto industry standard. Recently I was speaking with a startup...

A guide to DataOps: Enabling the true speed of your data

Covid-19 changed everything. It changed where we work, how we communicate, travel, shop, what we buy and how much. Many companies are struggling to cope with these changes. Suddenly, well-known models of operations and strategies don’t work anymore.

One thing, however, didn’t change—the importance of using up-to-date, trustworthy data that supports strategic and operational decisions. In light of all the market changes, the challenge today is how to build data strategies and...