Category: Feature

Digital

Humans as Friction in a Digital World

Expert Contributor and Futurist Kevin Benedict highlights the need for technology to help society and leaders process and act upon increasingly complex amounts of incoming data. Looking specifically at military equipment and their use of autonomous technology to rapidly leverage and act upon critical data, Kevin concludes that it’s not just high-flying fighter pilots that need digital assistance to accomplish their missions, but increasingly business leaders as well.

Privacy

The end of the EU-US Privacy Shield scheme – One aspect of a larger problem with ‘sensitive data’ transfer between the UK and the EU

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has just rendered the EU-USA Privacy Shield invalid. This is what allows EU members to move data to the USA without worrying about GDPR. How are UK companies going to navigate this monumental shift when the transition out of the EU concludes at the end of 2020? Bloor Practice Lead David Norfolk provides some potential avenues.

Digital Boardroom In 5 – Practical Options and Reference Architectures for Future Business Continuity

Our thanks to Neil Briscoe, CTO for Cloud Gateway who led an excellent session on how COVID-19 presented a serious threat to business continuity and expertly moderated by Ian Golding.  Neil provides expansions on modern architectures and technologies which present compelling business cases for a range of requirements. Here are his top 5 takeaways.

Digital Boardroom In 5 – How to keep technology at the top of the business agenda

“How to keep technology at the top of the business agenda” – our latest Digital Boardroom, led by John O’Donovan, CTO, Allen and Overy, provided a treasure chest of ideas. For those who couldn’t make it, we’ve compiled the Top 5 takeaways. The virtual session was chaired by seasoned leading CIO, Tony Johnson. It was all about bringing technology to life in the business, demonstrating how it can make work easier, richer, through data and collaborative exchange, to define an adaptable and robust strategy that everyone is bought into.

Cloud Performance

Thousand Eyes lifts lid on the black-box of cloud and internet connectivity

CIO WaterCooler Contributor and Bloor Research Director Paul Bevan delves into the details of the Thousand Eyes Cloud Performance Benchmark report. This is a fascinating and must-read report for those of you using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform (GCP), IBM Cloud or Alibaba Cloud to run important operational applications. It covers end-user to and from the Cloud measurements, inter-availability zone (AZ) and inter-region cloud vendor specific performance as well as network performance between the cloud vendors.

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