Looking under the covers, taking the smoke and mirrors away from vendors' stories, questioning the topics de jour - here, Quocirca's analysts provide their views on the business and technology world and what is of importance to you and your businesses in the real world.
The Top 3 Barriers to VDI
The use of server-based desktops, often referred to as a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), makes increasing sense for many organisations. Enabling greater control over how a desktop system is put together; centralising management and control of...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 31st March '14
Integrating test data into application life cycle management
It will not be news to anyone that has written code that the time to kill software bugs is early on in the application development lifecycle, before they can have a major impact. This is important for three reasons; first, better code is likely to...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 27th March '14
Planning your next data centre
Virtualisation, increased equipment densities, cloud computing, all are conspiring to make life harder for any IT manager looking at where to go when it comes to the next data centre facility. After a prolonged period of economic doldrums, many data...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 25th March '14
Masters of Machines: turning machine data in to operational intelligence
700 million, that’s a sizeable number; 2 billion is bigger still. The first is an estimate of the number of items of machine data generated by the commercial transactions undertaken in the average European enterprise during a year. The second...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 24th March '14
Sharing NHS data: big data needs big data sets
The protection of personal data has been back in the news in the UK over the last month due to the government bungling plans to make anonymised NHS patient data available for research. The scheme gives NHS patients the option to opt out of sharing...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 11th March '14
Building bridges: bringing the physical and virtual together via DCIM
In the good old days, a data centre facility 'just' had to be a place where servers, storage and network equipment could be housed. Sure, it had to ensure that enough power and cooling was available, but beyond that, most data centres were built to...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 20th February '14
Integrating optical networking in to the data centre
The great thing about virtualisation, or re-defining physical resources at a higher abstracted software level (software defined data centre/network/storage etc. as the terminology du jour goes), is that those deploying applications no longer have to...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 18th February '14
The democratisation of business analytics
Let's get something straight from the beginning. Your IT systems are not worth a great deal. Why? If you bought your systems brand new, they were worth at least 30% less as soon as you took delivery of them, and their value has been dropping ever...
Clive Longbottom, Quocirca | 17th February '14
Cloud platforms: OpenStack in its fourth year
Oracle has eventually joined the OpenStack community this month. By integrating the open source cloud management platform with its own products Oracle says it is reflecting its customers’ need for standards to support flexible application...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 21st January '14
Extending Microsoft Active Directory
Microsoft Active Directory is a database embedded in all Windows server operating systems and in Windows Azure (Microsoft’s cloud-based platform as a service/PaaS offering). The directory is used to store information about objects and their...
Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 7th January '14
Published by: IT Analysis Communications Ltd.
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