Why have meetings? Generally for the sharing of information leading to discussions, decisions, the allocation of actions and more often than not, the arrangement of further meetings. This process should be simple, but meetings can be a chore, so any digital media used or supporting technology needs to make it simple to incorporate, capture and share information, rather than being an additional burden.
Flash storage systems are now widely available, with proven performance, longevity and with competitive prices at a workload-for-workload level compared with magnetic disk. However, there remain perceptions around flash that need to be addressed – particularly with price and longevity. Alongside this, those considering their organisation’s longer term storage strategy need to look at, why they are keeping data and what the organisation expects from its overall storage platform.
There is no reason why the crowds arriving at Cloud Expo Europe in April 2016 should not be more enthusiastic than ever about the offerings on show. Back In 2013, a Quocirca research report, The Adoption of Cloud-based Services (sponsored by CA Inc.) looked at the attitude of European organisations to the use of public cloud services. There were two