Rick Mur, GNX: A new form of connectivity

TechForge recently caught up with GNX’s CTO and co-founder, Rick Mur, to discuss how organisations around the world are dealing with the latest connectivity challenges. 

Can you tell us a little bit about GNX?

GNX is a global connectivity provider, which means that we provide enterprises with any type of data connectivity solution anywhere in the world. That ranges from Internet access at office buildings, to more advanced point-to-point solutions between data centres...

Cloud continues to enable innovation in tough economic climate, says Cloud Industry Forum

100% of organisations are now accessing cloud-based services to meet their needs, with the most common motivation being its potential to offer greater flexibility of IT spend, and its ability to make them more agile as a business.

This is according to research from the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), which as published its latest research white paper, Tough times, but innovation springs internal. The CIF study also examined the continued prominence of artificial intelligence in...

Adam Bateson, Umbraco: Open source as a secret weapon

TechForge recently spoke with VP of sales at Umbraco, Adam Bateson, as he explained the benefits of hyper-automation and digital workforces, and the importance of sustainability.

Could you tell us a little bit about the company you work for?

Umbraco is the largest Microsoft.net open source CMS. We are a Danish software company that’s been around for some 17 years, and we've also been in the US for a few years now - initially with just one or two salespeople working...

AI fuels almost 30% increase in IT modernisation spend, but firms are unprepared for data demands

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Couchbase, a cloud database platform company, has released the findings from its seventh annual survey of global IT leaders.

The study of 500 senior IT decision makers found investment in IT modernisation is set to increase by 27% in 2024, as enterprises look to take advantage of new technologies, such as AI and edge computing, while meeting ever-increasing productivity demands. There is a clear demand for modernisation and tech investment: 59% are worried their organisations’...

How Sun Chemical made infrastructure cost savings of up to 50%+ during acquisitions

Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC Group, is a leading producer of packaging and graphic solutions, colour and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries. With combined annual sales of more than $8.5 billion and 22,000+ employees worldwide, the DIC Group companies support a diverse collection of global customers.

The problem:

“Our usage of Microsoft 365 rose dramatically following our...

Oracle Cloud Service enables banks to manage climate change risk across portfolios

Financial institutions are under increased pressure from regulatory bodies to understand their environmental footprint and that of the companies they finance or invest in, otherwise known as financed emissions.

To help banks better assess climate risk Oracle today announced Oracle Climate Change Analytics Cloud Service. With built-in AI, the new reporting and analytics solution is designed to help financial institutions understand financed emissions, address statutory compliance,...

VAST Data extends global namespace capabilities to Google Cloud

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VAST Data, a AI data platform company, hads made the VAST Data Platform available with Google Cloud.

By extending the VAST Data Platform's global namespace with Google Cloud, organisations have the flexibility to deploy multi-node VAST Clusters either independently with Google Cloud or in conjunction with on-premises VAST clusters, offering the full suite of platform features to support both hybrid and native Google Cloud environments.

Part of the VAST Data Platform,...

SAS expands hosted managed services to AWS

Data and artificial intelligence (AI) specialist, SAS, has expanded its SAS-hosted managed services to Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

A strategic addition to the SAS Managed Services portfolio, the expansion gives customers more options for how they choose to deploy and manage their investments in industry-leading SAS technology and solutions.

SAS customers have always reaped the benefits of SAS Viya as a cloud agonistic and cloud portal platform.

Now, not...

Cohesity brings Intel’s confidential computing capabilities to Cohesity Data Cloud

Cohesity, a specialist in AI-powered data security and management, has collaborated with Intel to bring Intel’s confidential computing capabilities to the Cohesity Data Cloud.

Leveraged with Fort Knox, Cohesity’s industry-leading cyber vault service, this data-in-use encryption innovation will be the first of its kind in the data management industry.

Together, Cohesity and Intel are solving one of the most pressing cybersecurity challenges for CIOs. Traditionally,...

Businesses in the UK are embracing the multicloud era

Nutanix, a specialist in hybrid multicloud computing, has revealed the findings of its sixth annual Enterprise Cloud Index (ECI) survey and research report, which measures global cloud adoption and related trends.

The 2024 report reveals that 84% of UK respondents are adopting a 'cloud smart' stance, placing the applications and workloads in datacentres, multiple clouds, the network edge and wherever they feel is the best match for them.In the UK, hybrid multicloud models are set...