UK’s largest health research programme chooses Microsoft Cloud

A variety of pills.

The UK’s largest ever health research programme, Our Future Health, which aims to create one of the most detailed pictures there has ever been of people’s health, is to use the Microsoft Cloud to securely store the huge amounts of data needed for the programme.

Our Future Health, a collaboration between the private, charity and public sectors – including the NHS – is building a community of five million volunteers from around the UK, who will give their permission to share...

55% of UK IT pros trust public cloud providers less than two years ago

Scrabble tiles spelling 'trust'

More than half (55%) of UK IT professionals currently trust public cloud services less than they did two years ago, having run into challenges around usage costs, migration and customer service.

This is according to a study by Leaseweb Global, a hosting and cloud services company, which explored 500 UK-based IT professionals’ experience with public cloud providers over the last two years. The study raises questions regarding whether hyperscale is the best way forward or viable...

Petr Svoboda, Stratox Cloud Native: Making life easier for developers

Petr Svoboda, CEO at Stratox Cloud Native, explains how CodeNow is making cloud-native development fast and enjoyable for everyone.

Could you start by telling us a little bit more about CodeNOW?

CodeNOW is a true startup. That means we are working hard to create a platform that simplifies cloud-native software development, especially when based on a micro-service architecture. We are trying to make cloud-native development fast and enjoyable for mere mortals. Especially, I...

1Place ultra-fast database migration software wins place on G-Cloud 13

A winner's medal.

The UK Crown Commercial Services has included 1Place as a certified supplier on the Government’s G-Cloud 13 procurement framework, bringing powerful and affordable data migration and management services to public sector organisations.

Part of the Government’s Digital Marketplace, the G-Cloud framework is designed to ensure the public sector has access to proven and cost-effective cloud software and services via an online platform.

Stephen Priestnall, cloud solutions...

What to look out for at Cyber Security & Cloud Expo Europe: Philips, Capital One, ING and more

In 2012, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) produced a survey which helped to articulate the most pressing issues in the cloud computing space. The group released the Notorious Nine report, which followed critical threats to cloud security, from data breaches and loss, to account hijacking and denial of service, to malicious insiders and nefarious use.

The Notorious Nine later expanded to become the Treacherous 12, but for many organisations, a whole decade on, the issues still...

Benten Technologies: A secure, passwordless future

A padlock and bank cards on a keyboard.

A Benten Technologies spokesperson explains how the company's patented technology is solving critical user identity verification problems.

For anyone who doesn't know about Benten Technologies, what type of product and service do you offer?

We offer a patented smartphone-based authentication and authorisation service. Integration with our system is through well-defined APIs. 

Using our service, through the click of a button, our clients can have passwordless...

GigaSpaces: Why digital transformation is like building a house – and how DIH fits in

Imagine digital transformation in the enterprise as like rebuilding your house. You can do it yourself, assuming you have the necessary time and skills, or you can get the experts in. But there is more to it than simply connecting the pipes and hoping for the best. The flow of water needs to be consistent through the house; a torrent from one tap and a dribble from another is no good. 

To apply this analogy back to digital transformation, once the platform, or ‘plumbing’...

VMware aims to redefine multi-cloud networking and security with new tech

VMware has unveiled new innovations across its expanding networking and security portfolio that will help customers embrace the cloud operating model.

These new innovations include:

Project Northstar for multi-cloud networking, security and end-to-end visibilityExpansion of network detection and visibility to the Carbon Black Cloud endpoint protection platform, with early access available nowProject Trinidad that extends and advances VMware’s API security and...

Brightsolid launches tailored Managed Detection and Response service

Elaine Maddison, Brightsolid

Managed hybrid cloud service provider Brightsolid has launched its first Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service, tailored specifically for organisations in Scotland and the north of England.

Headquartered in Dundee with offices and data centres in Aberdeen, the company has been delivering managed services to the UK private and public sector for 25 years. It identified a need for a cybersecurity product tailored to its market, offering proactive protection against threats...

Alation launches Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake

Alation, a specialist in enterprise data intelligence solutions, has launched of Alation Cloud Service for Snowflake.

The new offering has been launched in partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, and is designed for departments and organisations of all sizes to start cataloguing data on Snowflake’s platform. The package makes data governance easy and accessible, enabling organisations to start small, flexibly expand by adding data connectors, users, and data...