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Object Storage to Tape
Feature | November 2020
Fujifilm archiving software combines S3 with record write speed and maximum security

November 2020
Employees can work from anywhere with our results driven CRM focused on customer retention and business growth

Preparing IP Network Infrastructure for the 5G Era
Feature | November 2020
IPXO share a few pointers to keep in mind while planning a 5G migration strategy
Unlocking MSP efficiency through service automation
News | November 2020
Why advanced service automation and security need to be at the forefront of a cost-effective and secure cloud services delivery model
BSI grants approval for software-based R&S®Trusted VPN Client from Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
News | November 2020
The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has given approval for the new, software-based R&S Trusted VPN Client by Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity
NetAlly announces industry’s first simultaneous Wi-Fi and wired network mapping
News | November 2020
Network professionals can now survey their Wi-Fi networks and map their wired and wireless infrastructures with a single “walkthrough”
Totality Services offers relief to work from home businesses during COVID-19 lockdown
Review | November 2020
WFH IT Support launched to service the millions of workers affected by the latest lockdown regulations
Handle with care
Opinion | November 2020
Care UK sought to safeguard confidential patient data and mitigate organisational risk with VIPRE SafeSend Outlook add-in
Putting data front and centre
Strategy | November 2020
Getting closer to their data is vital for SMB owners in an increasingly digital economy, argues Florian Malecki at StorageCraft
Taiwan tech innovators target UK growth
Opinion | November 2020
IT firms from Taiwan are seeing unprecedented interest in their solutions from UK end users and channel partners alike
Opinion | November 2020
The results of the 2020 Network Computing Awards were announced online earlier this month. Here we profile this year’s winners:

ExaGrid Hardware Product of the Year: ExaGrid — EX63000E

We may have passed the halfway point of the November lockdown but it remains a uniquely challenging and uncertain time for businesses, with the CBI’s chief economist Carolyn Fairbairn warning that the UK faces a “bleak midwinter” of economic contraction.

One way that SMBs can tackle these Covid-related challenges is to consolidate their data, according to James Don-Carolis, Managing Director at TrueCue. James explains that SMBs will need to maximise the value from the data they already own if they hope to overcome them: “Nearly every organisation in the country is facing some degree of impact to their daily operations, with many having to quickly adjust their business models in response to the latest lockdown restrictions. Smaller businesses are typically more vulnerable to these disruptions, as they lack the capital and resources to maintain continuity, however we firmly believe they can overcome these challenges by being smarter with the data available and making conscious strides to improving their analytics maturity.”

“Data analysis amongst smaller organisations tends to be carried out via spreadsheet analyses or through personal data extracts. In order to compete beyond Covid-19 those organisations relying on these opportunistic practices will struggle to make faster and smarter decisions. To address this, businesses must install the right tools, effectively train their employees and ensure support from senior management, to gain true value from their data.”

James continues, “The benefits of improving your data and analytics maturity levels are widely recognised – the ability to generate greater actionable insights, improve forecasting and gain a better understanding of competitors are widely known. Early adopters of advanced analytics are likely to be nimble to any instability faced over the coming months. Those which don’t will lack the foresight to address potential challenges.”

To this end we have two articles this month that address the data explosion with cutting edge storage technology. First, Fujilm explain why Software-defined Tape represents the Holy Grail of data storage. We also have a piece by StorageCraft’s Florian Malecki on how SMBs can rise to these challenges by “getting closer” to their data.

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