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  • Only one in 100 cloud providers meet latest EU data protection requirements

    Majority of cloud providers are not yet prepared to meet the requirements of the new EU data protection regulation

  • CW500: Future gazing to 2014

    Adrian Drury, Consulting Director and Practice Leader at Ovum , highlights some of the key IT trends we can expect to see in 2014. In this presentation, given to Computer Weekly's 500 Club for IT leaders, Adrian Drury talks about the business trends IT leaders need to look out for in 2014.

  • Travis Perkins beats ‘kingdoms of data’ woes with Google cloud services

    Travis Perkins has chosen Google Apps and Google Drive services to store and share data more efficiently

  • Object storage specialist suppliers: Market round-up

    Object storage from specialist vendors aims at cloud, archiving, HPC and big data with products that vary by features and between hardware and software-only products

  • Chivas Brothers distillery upgrades SAN data storage for 100% data recovery

    Distillery company Chivas Brothers upgraded its storage area network (SAN) to ensure it can recover 100% of its data in the event of a disaster

  • The Open Group - Cloud Computing guide to interoperability and portability

    Cloud computing underpins an important part of economic activity today, and has the potential to make a major contribution to future growth. To deliver its anticipated benefits, it must be easy to use and cost-efficient. This means that enterprises and individuals must be able to use cloud products and services as far as possible “off the shelf”. The products and services should work together, and minimal effort should be needed to incorporate them into a user’s systems. This is the case for the basic Internet, but not yet for the additional components that constitute the cloud. Lack of portability of and interoperability between these components could mean that the potential of cloud computing is not fulfilled. This guide analyses cloud computing portability and interoperability. It makes recommendations to customers on how best to achieve portability and interoperability when working with current cloud products and services. It makes recommendations to suppliers and standards bodies on how standards and best practice should evolve to enable greater portability and interoperability in the future.

  • Negotiating cloud contracts

    This article, drawing on sources including interviews with cloud computing providers, users and other market actors, is the first in-depth research into how cloud contracts are negotiated. In particular, we have focused on instances where users have requested changes to providers’ standard terms, and the extent to which providers agreed to those changes. We have found that the terms that generated the most negotiation were provider liability, service level agreements, data protection and security, termination rights, unilateral amendments to service features, and intellectual property rights.

  • Gartner: Best practices for I&O for cloud-readiness

    Cloud computing could end up being a hindrance rather than a help to an enterprise if not planned and implemented properly. In many infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams, it can be observed that previous failures are repeating themselves over and over. Very few organisations are mature enough in terms of people and process capabilities to be able to take cues from past failures and prepare themselves for the foreseeable as well as the unforeseen future.

  • Guide: Maximizing the Value of Cloud for Small-Medium Enterprises

    Cloud computing models are promising significant cost, scalability, and agility benefits, but is there a business case for small business owners to move from traditional IT provisioning to a cloud-based solution? And, if so, how can small business owners adopt the cloud? This guide is designed to help small business owners navigate through cloud services and identify those that will best help them to meet their needs.

  • CW Buyers Guide: Green IT

    With IT such a large energy drain for many organisations, firms that cut IT power consumption will reap big benefits. Going green means that computer room air conditioners and chillers are no longer required in the datacentre, potentially slashing energy costs by up to 50% and dramatically lowering the facility’s carbon footprint.

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  • Chivas Brothers distillery upgrades SAN data storage for 100% data recovery

    Distillery company Chivas Brothers upgraded its storage area network (SAN) to ensure it can recover 100% of its data in the event of a disaster

  • Podcast: What the CSO needs to know about storage and compliance

    What does the CSO need to know about storage and compliance? We speak to Vigitrust CEO Mathieu Gorge about the CSO’s changing role – from firewall guardian to compliance expert

  • Going mobile in financial services

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, in a highly-regulated sector such as financial services, enabling staff mobility is a challenge – we hear from IT leaders that have made it work. We ask why small businesses are so poorly prepared for cyber attacks. And we examine the key storage technologies in the Openstack cloud platform. Read the issue now.

  • Business Continuity Management Systems

    This downloadable extract focuses on the practical elements of business continuity management and considers them from a management system perspective: Where should the emphasis be when it comes to fitting your Business Continuity Management (BCM) arrangements into a management system? The chapter uses six phases of the BCM lifecycle as a focal point and offer top tips for you to consider when developing your Business Continuity Management System (BCMS).

  • Practical Data Migration: PDMv2

    In this chapter from the second edition of his book, Morris outlines PDMv2 and show how it overcomes common data migration problems by using a set of integrated modules that cover the whole scope of a data migration from project start-up to legacy decommissioning and beyond. The chapter also gives a brief overview of the types of software technology available to support data migration.

  • Microsoft adds StorSimple hybrid storage arrays to Azure cloud service

    Azure users get more storage, archiving and disaster recovery from 1 August 2014 with Microsoft's StorSimple 8000 series hybrid storage arrays

  • Google I/O: Extending Google's enterprise reach

    At its annual developer conference last month, Google extended its enterprise portfolio boosting its security, storage and MDM products

  • Voice recording compliance: What it is and how to achieve it

    Voice recording compliance is subject to the regulation by the FSA, PCI, and Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts

  • Disaster recovery in Turkey: Some businesses shine but many lag

    Overall disaster recovery readiness is poor in Turkey and the Middle East, but some businesses buck that trend

  • CW500: IT infrastructure for data protection

    The infrastructure to protect data is a thorny issue especially in an age where data is being proliferated throughout an organisation.

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