All posts by Duncan MacRae

Dynatrace extends Grail to power business analytics

Software intelligence company Dynatrace has extended its Grail causational data lakehouse to power business analytics. As a result, the Dynatrace platform can instantly capture business data from first and third-party applications at a massive scale without requiring engineering resources or code changes. It prioritises business data separately from observability data and stores, processes, and analyzes… Read more »

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SaaS pricing inflation growing 4x faster than market inflation

Inflation has dominated the financial news landscape in 2022. In many markets, the consumer price index (CPI), has reached its highest point in a generation. This growth in the cost of ‘things’ also applies to software. Almost every organisation has come to rely on SaaS to conduct business, from communications tools like Slack and Zoom… Read more »

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Renewable energy deal aims to take Google’s UK operations to 90% carbon-free by 2025

Google UK has claimed it will operate at, or near, 90% carbon-free energy (CFE) on an hourly basis in 2025, from a projected 67%, thanks to a new offshore wind energy deal with ENGIE – 100 MW of carbon-free energy from Moray West offshore wind farm in Scotland.  This milestone brings Google closer to its… Read more »

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Four evolving cloud trends set to impact your business

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… Read more »

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Acxiom joins Salesforce AppExchange to transform personalised experiences

Customer intelligence company Acxiom has joined the Salesforce AppExchange Genie Collection, empowering brands to better understand their customers, drive personalisation at scale and unlock new opportunities that accelerate business growth. Brands today are expected to know their customers, anticipate their needs, and engage in ways that are personalised, relevant, and contextual. A data-first approach is… Read more »

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Asda chooses Veeam to mitigate risk of multi-million-pound retail downtime

Asda has selected Veeam Availability Suite to provide effective backup and restore for mission-critical systems. Following its divestiture from Walmart in early 2021, the supermarket chain has taken responsibility for protecting the large, virtualised infrastructure that underpins its business, and Veeam, a specialist in backup, recovery and data management solutions, has enabled it to do… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Organisations increasing modern data protection for cloud to reduce security risks

Veeam Software, a specialist in modern data protection, has released the findings of the company’s Cloud Protection Trends Report 2023, covering four key ‘as a Service’ scenarios: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), and Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service (BaaS/DRaaS). The survey found that… Read more »

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90% of enterprises modernised mainframe workloads in response to pandemic

More than two years since the pandemic demonstrated just how fragile legacy systems can be, findings from Advanced’s third annualMainframe Modernization Business Barometer Report show that, for the first time ever, digitalisation is the driving force across the enterprise. Organisations aren’t just embracing cloud hyperscalers as infrastructure providers – they’re inviting them into the critical… Read more »

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VMware and Equinix expand global cloud services offering

Equinix and VMware have enhanced their global relationship to deliver new digital infrastructure and multi-cloud services. At VMware Explore 2022 Europe in Barcelona today, the companies unveiled VMware Cloud on Equinix Metal, a new distributed cloud service that will deliver a more performant, secure, and cost-effective cloud option to support enterprise applications. The service will… Read more »

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