Business leaders feel employees are more or equally productive while working remotely

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Recently published data by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) claims that the UK is in a productivity crisis, lagging behind many other G7 nations in workforce output.

But the majority (85%) of business leaders do not feel that remote and hybrid working is a cause for this, according to new research of more than 500 business leaders from Okta. 

More than half (61%) state that their employees are more productive while working remotely, a quarter (24%) say that...

Four evolving cloud trends set to impact your business

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Cloud computing has been experiencing a boom for the last few years, with global spending on services reaching £46.3 billion in the first financial quarter of 2022, according to research from Canalys. Statista ran a survey which looked at the increased use of cloud services and found that storing and creating files and office documents was the largest reason for implementing cloud technology to their business.

Utilising cloud services to their fullest is a great way of helping...

IBM helps clients modernise VMware workloads with speed

IBM has rolled out IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service, a combination of IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy and VMware capabilities that is helping global clients and partners modernise their workloads and expedite time to value in hybrid cloud environments.

The update builds on IBM's 20-year partnership with VMware, expanding upon one of the broadest portfolios of VMware solutions in market with the general availability of a new, IBM-managed, offering designed to help enterprises...

Over and out: why expired machine identities represent a growing business risk

A 'way out' sign.

Kevin Bocek, VP of security strategy and threat intelligence, Venafi, explains how cloud complexity and multicloud is increasing the number of outages.

Spotify users recently experienced an event that is becoming all-too familiar to digital consumers. They were left unable to listen to their favourite podcasts for hours after an TLS certificate at the streaming giant expired. Although certificates, or 'machine identities', like these are intended to provide a backbone of trust...

Public cloud adoption is stagnating as preference for hybrid cloud grows

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60% of organisations have a hybrid cloud strategy in place, comfortably ahead of the 36% that embrace a cloud-first arrangement.

This underlines how the appetite for public cloud is decreasing as more businesses opt for the convenience and flexibility of hybrid, indicating that cloud providers should optimise their hybrid offerings to meet this demand.

The data was taken from the joint Fujitsu UK and Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) white paper, 'The transformational impact...

VMware unveils vSphere+ and vSAN+ to simplify operations with Centralised Infrastructure Management

VMware has launched VMware vSphere+ and VMware vSAN+ to help organisations bring the benefits of the cloud to their existing on-premises infrastructure with no disruption to their workloads or hosts.

Introduced at VMworld 2021 as a technology preview known as Project Arctic, these new offerings will help customers enhance their infrastructure by providing centralised cloud-based infrastructure management, integrated Kubernetes, access to new hybrid cloud services, and a flexible...

Dell Technologies expands multi-cloud experiences

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Dell Technologies is delivering new cloud experiences to help customers manage and protect applications across data centres and multi-cloud environments.

These new offerings are designed to help organisations easily store, protect and control their data and applications across an increasing number of platforms and locations.

Chuck Whitten, co-chief operating officer, Dell Technologies, said: “Our customers want help reducing complexity and are seeking solutions that...

Platform engineering brings self-service centre stage

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Platform engineering defined

Platform engineering is the practice of building and operating a common platform for internal development teams to share and use for accelerating software releases.

In practice, there are slightly different views of platform engineering. But a common theme does emerge: Platform engineering bridges the gap between software and hardware (i.e. between Dev and Ops) – and platform engineers enable application developers to release more...

Why bespoke enterprise-scale solutions will be the lynchpin of business models in the new normal

In the modern era of IT, cloud is driving digital transformation for businesses and enabling the world to adapt to emerging challenges, such as those posed by the global pandemic over the last 18 months.

Enterprises from various sectors have relied on cloud and data centre services to achieve a strong and reliable infrastructure to support the surge in demand from employees and customers. As we look beyond the immediate ramifications of COVID-19 and to a brave new business...

Microsoft extends security offering for multi-cloud environments

Cloud Security Umbrella

Microsoft is extending its Defender for Cloud service to cover the Google Cloud Platform in an effort to simplify security for organisations utilising multi-cloud strategies.

The move will see all three of the world’s largest public cloud providers protected under the same Microsoft solution for posture management and threat protection, with AWS and Azure already under its scope.

Support for Google Cloud will come with recommendations for users on how to configure...