Data Information Management
From IT Adviser For the past decade, there has been a serious problem affecting storage systems, a problem which has become progressively more pronounced over time. The cause? The relentless increase in demand for data and in application performance and drive capacities has not been matched by storage system ... read more..
From Information Age Technology trends come and go, but the need for information is constant. 50-plus years into the digital revolution, and 'information' is still a strategic concern for IT leaders. Indeed, analyst company Gartner lists 'information' among the 'Nexus of Forces' currently shaping the IT industry, alongside newcomers cloud, mobile and ... read more..
Finding the right partner to handle changing analytics needs14 September 2012CatalystAs organisations address the requirements of faster and better decision making, they need to invest in business intelligence (BI) solutions and tools that can deal with the rapidly increasing volumes of available information both within and around the enterprise. To ... read more..
Long-Term Retention of Content Still an Issue for OrganisationsFrom attending Ovum Information Management events it is clear that the long-term preservation of information is still an issue for many organisations in both the private and public sectors. This is something that organisations must address if they are to ensure that ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership, presentations, videos and news to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key information management issues.With the massive increase in both structured and unstructured data, information management (IM) has become both a powerful resource and a major ... read more..
Iceland to Become a Low-Cost Data Centre DestinationIceland's new and unique multi-tenant data centre will be an attractive low-cost destination for many IT workloads eventually. UK co-location provider Verne Global built the facility on a former Nato base near Keflavik airport, with modular IT infrastructure from Colt Technology. Verne ... read more..
8 February 2012, Networking Seminar Whilst the economic climate remains challenging, data backup and DR technologies and services are now mature, so here's where you start your journey to cloud computing. This briefing will provide a perspective that will enable your business to move forward. Download the presentation slides ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership articles, events, webinars and videos, to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key management issues in the use of collaboration tools including social media, SharePoint, workflow and BPM software.These technologies promise to help us collaborate ... read more..
6 December 2011, NCC Executive briefing Round Table Dinner Sponsored by: ... read more..
big data There has never been as much information and data in the world as there is now. So much so that it has been awarded its own, slightly misleading name, big data. Yes, the volume of data is huge, but it is the variety and complexity that is driving ... read more..
According to Nobby Akiha, senior vice president at business intelligence (BI) specialist Actuate, for business users to be fully productive they need answers now. And in a world powered by sophisticated analytics tools, theres no excuse for waiting for monthly management reports If there is one theme that sums up ... read more..
managing information risk Information is an organisations most valuable asset. However, it is often neglected in favour of protecting material assets, maintaining cashflow and the like when considering the organisations long-term future. This is usually because assigning a value to information is much more difficult than valuing buildings, stock, people ... read more..
e-Privacy DirectiveTracking consumer behaviour to support targeted advertising has dramatically increased over recent years. This has been driven by the move of advertising spend away from traditional media towards online channels, and advertisers and marketers seeking to collect and exploit consumers online shopping and browsing habits to improve the success ... read more..
7 July 2011, The British Library, London Information governance and the management of data is no longer just the concern of the IT department but has become a key corporate and commercial issue. Never more has it been true to consider information as the lifeblood of the organisation. We ... read more..
7 July 2011 Download the presentations Introduction (141KB PDF) Ian Jones, NCC Managing data in the era of the cloud (5.4MB PDF) Gareth Fraser-King, Head of Global Technical Enablement Symantec and Cloud ... read more..
06 July 2011 Download the presentations Introduction (140KB PDF) Ian Jones, NCC The flexible enterprise - people, process and culture (540KB PDF) John Eary - NCC Associate consultant The ... read more..
Following input earlier in the year from the NCC Members Advisory Board, we are pleased to announce two new services for NCC Members: Analyst Digest and our Professional Development Service. Every day new research, articles and white papers get posted on the web research that could provide you with ... read more..
In challenging economic times a low cost, low hassle service is very attractive to executive boards, especially as the most well known providers of cloud services, such as IBM, Microsoft, on the technology side and Amazon and Google on the service side, are also trusted household names. Their products and ... read more..
Results of NCC Member's Question: Issued 15 June 2011 NCC Members can ask relevant questions to the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them and publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider membership. Have you implemented an organisational ... read more..
NCC Members can ask relevant questions to the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help? Have you implemented an organisational Corporate File Plan and what approach ... read more..
managing consumer technologies As smartphones and tablets find their way into the workplace, IT departments have become increasingly concerned about the potential dangers of allowing personal devices onto the corporate network. Gareth Maclachlan, COO and founder of AdaptiveMobile, argues that CIOs should embrace their employees mobile devices, yet remain mindful ... read more..
geographical information systems Geographical information systems (GIS) technology has been around in some shape or form for over 40 years, helping analyse and make sense of spatial data. But today, GIS is helping solve a raft of new challenges in both the private and public sector, as it comes of ... read more..
Watch the video at www.brighttalk.com/webcast/29001A study by the University of Worcester shows that nearly 60 per cent of businesses polled currently have no security policy in place and are ill-prepared to meet the real and increasing threat to their business information. The research also shows how businesses who fail to ... read more..
SAP advances GRC strategy When Ovum last reported on SAP's governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) strategy two years ago at the SAP Insider event in Las Vegas, the company still had its work cut out trying to execute on an aggressive roadmap. The roadmap had to pull together its Virsa-sourced ... read more..
Press ReleaseFrom the National Computing Centre. For Issue : 16th March 2011According to new research from the UKs National Computing Centre, information security issues are holding back the adoption of cloud computing technologies by business. In the research Security in the Cloud, IT decision-makers expressed a clear desire to ... read more..
Growth and change in the BI marketMarch 2011CatalystThe business intelligence (BI) software market continues to see rapid growth, driven by enterprises desire to maximize cost savings and identify revenue opportunities across all major industries.Key findings:BI is a growth industry that Ovum predicts will have a spend of over $9.1bn in ... read more..
HP buys Vertica, joins Big Data party Less than a month after stopping support of its ill-fated NeoView data warehousing range, HP has acquired Vertica Systems to fill the gap for Big Data warehousing and analytics. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011. This is ... read more..
Exploiting all of the organizations information assetsJanuary 2011CatalystAs organizations address the requirements of faster and better decision making, they need enterprise search and retrieval (ESR) solutions, and tools that can deal with the rapidly increasing volumes of available information both within, and around the enterprise. To be effective, such solutions ... read more..
business analytics Laurie Miles, head of business analytics at SAS UK, explains how understanding business user roles and mapping information access using analytics can transform data into making better business decisions. There are considerable challenges for all organisations dealing with data collection and management. But capturing information is only the beginning of ... read more..
Organisations in both the public and private sectors are under severe pressure to find ways to provide more efficient services. And with employee costs such a major overhead, rostering software is well worth considering for those organisations who need to schedule their staff across shifts in order to maintain an ... read more..