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  • Cloud storage is hot - again!

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 31 May 2018
  • But what do people mean when they talk about cloud storage – and do they really know what it can do these days? Not so long ago, once you got beyond Dropbox, for most professional users cloud ...

  • Windows, modularity, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 30 Apr 2018
  • For some time, my office PC had suffered from multimedia niggles. Some were relatively minor, such as Facebook and Twitter videos failing to play, but others were more problematic. For example, ...

  • Growth mindset lets Microsoft love Linux

    Richard Edwards - Freeform Dynamics 20 Apr 2018
  • Timed to coincide with the RSA security conference, Microsoft has announced Azure Sphere, a new solution for creating highly-secured, Internet-connected microcontroller devices. But there's a bit ...

  • Will Alexa kill the radio star?

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 21 Mar 2018
  • I am fond of my Amazon Echo smart speaker (other brands are available). Some would say perhaps too fond. I am wont to ask, “Alexa, do I look good today?” and ‘she’ sometimes says I look great, ...

  • Amazon Neptune: a shot in the arm for the graph database?

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 21 Mar 2018
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced its entry to the graph database market at its AWS reINVENT conference in Seattle in November last year. It was a notable announcement for a couple of reasons: it ...

  • What’s all the fuss about in-memory databases for IoT?

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 01 Mar 2018
  • IoT Back to Basics, chapter 4: IoT projects risk failure without careful consideration of data management processes and analytics. Their ultimate goal after all is to glean valuable information ...

  • Where are security and data governance in IoT?

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 22 Feb 2018
  • IoT Back to Basics, chapter 3: It’s no surprise that security and governance are important considerations when it comes to the IoT, but quite how incredibly important they are may not be ...

  • Routes to AI goodness

    Dale Vile - Freeform Dynamics 07 Feb 2018
  • It’s all too easy to conflate the kind of AI being hyped in the industry at the moment with the science fiction notion of machine sentience. We are still a long way from the latter, though, whether ...

  • Time to dump the all-flash scepticism

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 05 Feb 2018
  • When we surveyed several hundred IT professionals on the topic of All-Flash Arrays, one thing that came out was just how broad was the chasm in thinking between those whose organisations already ...

  • Microsoft's challenge for 2018: mindshare & market relevance

    Richard Edwards - Freeform Dynamics 02 Feb 2018
  • Microsoft's revenues are up, but compared to its biggest competitors -- Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook -- its mindshare and perceived market relevance are down. Satya Nadella's Microsoft is ...

  • Why the IoT is pushing analytics to the limit

    Jason Stamper - Freeform Dynamics 01 Feb 2018
  • IoT Back to Basics, chapter 2: In the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) it is becoming increasingly important to be able to process, filter and analyse data close to where it is created, so it ...

  • Privacy lessons from the fitness fiasco

    Bryan Betts - Freeform Dynamics 01 Feb 2018
  • Most of us already recognise that technology has the potential to wipe out our privacy, if checks and balances are not in place – or at least I hope we do! What’s scary then in the recent hoo-hah ...