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Risky business

Priya Kanduri, Head of Risk and Compliance Practice at digital transformation specialist Happiest Minds, asks if governance and risk issues are standing in the way of enterprise cloud adoption.

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Is your storage strategy just window dressing?

Daniel Gilfix of Red Hat Storage debunks the 'emperor's new clothes' approach to IT, as he shares the findings of a recent study examining the challenges of traditional and legacy storage solutions.

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Compliance - the buck stops here

Monica Brink of iland looks at why compliance and security are still the main blockers to cloud adoption, and how nine out of ten security professionals worry about cloud security

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Protecting connected manufacturing

You wouldn’t allow an intruder to spend 229 days in your house undetected, so why would you do that with your manufacturing facility? As incredible as that sounds, the average time between a cyber security breach and its detection is 229 days....

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AWS available from UK data centres

AWS Europe (London) region launched

Metro Bank speeds up critical business processes

Rackspace solution supports rapid growth

SUSE acquires HPE assets

Accelerating entry into new markets

New version of Red Hat CloudForms announced

"Driving open hybrid cloud management"

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Cutting edge

A Big Data solution has helped a US organ transplant organisation to reduce critical process times from 18 hours to around 3

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Just the ticket

Yorkshire-based hosting company Millennia Computer Services has overhauled the disaster recovery capabilities of its data centre to support the mission critical systems of its leisure and theatre ticketing customers

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Welcome to the January issue of our eNewsletter. One of the main news stories in this issue revolves around Amazon’s announcement of its Europe (London) region, meaning that users can now leverage the AWS Cloud to run their applications and store their data on infrastructure in the UK. This is likely to be seen as good news by the 100,000+ active AWS customers in the UK already, and should also attract new users concerned about data sovereignty as we move into a post-Brexit world.

Certainly the UK government itself seems to be pleased, as evidence by comments from Liam Maxwell, National Technology Advisor: "We're one of the first governments to implement a cloud-first policy and our reforms have saved more than £3.5 billion. We now have a competitive market to deliver cloud services onshore with the scale of AWS, meaning that companies and organisations can benefit from scalable, pay-as-you-go enterprise compute services. In the public sector, the effect on user experience, project delivery timescales, and costs will be marked. We're delighted that AWS is now live in the UK, and look forward to it being a strong part of the ongoing transformation of our digital economy and digital government."

I'd be interested to hear what our readers think of this news - are UK businesses in danger of becoming too heavily reliant on one giant service provider? Feel free to share your thoughts via the email address below, as ever. David Tyler

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