Category: IT Infrastructure

Mutable Business

Big Software and the 4th Industrial Revolution – Enabling the mutable enterprise

Big Software represents the start of a new technological era in which each of the major capabilities at the heart of contemporary cloud and data centre operations can be created and managed as software– data storage as software, data processing as software, data networking as software. Given a data management compute landscape (storing, processing, networking) that is a single continuum of software, innovative capabilities are now being developed to further transform data management operations and, in turn, further transform the delivery of the mutable enterprise.

To Delete Or Not To Delete — That Is The Question

There seems to be confusion in corporate America about whether or not to delete data. On one hand, there are legal departments that advise keeping everything forever, and on the other are those that recommend deleting everything as a matter of policy as soon as possible — whacking away at files and folders on your file servers like a drunk landscaper whirling a weed whacker around your yard. Meanwhile, IT is stuck in the middle trying to develop and engineer systems to enforce ever-changing data retention policies.