Category Archives: Data Management

What is the Data Fabric?

Hybrid and multi-cloud deployment models are becoming the new normal for enterprise IT organisations. With these mixed environments, new challenges around data management emerge.

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Post: March 13, 2017 by Q Associates

What does Brexit mean for EUGDPR?

The last couple of months have been turbulent for the UK and as the dust settles regarding the landmark decision to leave the European Union those of us involved in the world of regulation are being asked what it means for EU GDPR?

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Post: February 2, 2017 by Q Associates

Veritas Research Shows Digital Hoarding Behaviour is Pervasive, with Employees Willing to Give up Almost Anything but Their Data

Veritas research reveals that 82 percent of IT decision makers admit to being digital hoarders which pose serious financial, security and data management risks to organizations.

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Post: October 23, 2016 by Q Associates

Is data security really a threat in the cloud?

It feels like every week there’s a new scandal hitting the headlines about security breaches and lost data. Yes, data breaches have huge implications for your company, and yet the ICO reports that every quarter, UK organisations experience 560 data breaches!

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Post: August 9, 2016 by Q Associates

Designing the Next Generation Data Centre

Gartner recently revealed that IT currently faces an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 10% in server workloads; 20% in power demands; 35% in network bandwidth; and an astonishing 50% AAGR in storage.

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Post: August 9, 2016 by Q Associates

Is data protection a challenge for your organisation?

For many organisations, adhering to The Data Protection Act, is a real challenge. According to the 2015 Information Security Breaches Survey, 90% of large organisations had a security breach, costing up to £3.14m!

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Post: June 28, 2016 by Q Associates

University Challenge: Cyber Attacks in Higher Education

Today, data is widely regarded as one of the most valuable assets any organisation can have. Most understand the importance of protecting it against unauthorised access from both competitors & the general public. Despite this, over the past few years we have seen a number of high profile data breaches. We explore one of the biggest threats to Higher Education today & how to stay protected...

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Post: June 7, 2016 by Q Associates

IT Transformation Roadshow

Q Associates invites you to join us on our IT Transformation Roadshow, stopping off in Cambridge, London and Bristol between 29th June & 13th July 2016. We will be joined by a selection of our key technology partners who will explore a range of significant and exciting developments in the IT industry. To secure your place at one of our venues, please click to register.

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Post: May 26, 2016 by Q Associates

Optimizing Storage for all Workloads in Modern Datacentres

Meeting the technology needs of the modern enterprise is often a trade-off between delivering demanding Service Levels, Performance/Availability/Scalability and managing aggressive cost targets to drive business profitability. Not only do we have to worry about today, but also the future and the new challenges that we cannot foresee.

Data storage underpins all aspects of enterprise IT, [...]

Post: May 17, 2016 by Q Associates

4 Reasons to use Data Fabric for your Hybrid Cloud

Despite data from IDG Research Services showing that 58% of data still resides in non-cloud environments, it would seem hybrid-clouds will rule the foreseeable future; IDC predicts that 80% of organisations expect to use some form of hybrid-cloud by the end of this year.

IT infrastructures are evolving and are no longer static entities marked by [...]

Post: May 17, 2016 by Q Associates