April 2017  |   David Richards, Cloud Tech News

Four nines & failure rates – will the cloud ever cut it for transactional banking?

Nearly nine hours of unplanned outage a year - in real-time banking? Is it any wonder financial services hasn’t made the final leap into the cloud? Banks looking to take their cloud plans to the next level are likely to have returned to the drawing board following the latest Amazon Web Services...
April 2017  |   David Richards, Network World

Why banking should stay well clear of blockchains

As much as financial services institutions need to innovate, backing the wrong digital platform could be their undoing. If the financial services industry is banking on blockchains as the basis for new service innovation, it will be sorely disappointed. Blockchains’ design principles are...
April 2017  |   David Richards, The Huffington Post

Using Big Data to Fight Dementia

Technology is revolutionising our understanding and treatment of disease. Medical professionals and patients are all producing huge amounts of data on a daily basis from a vast array of sources including electronic health records, genomic sequencing, high-resolution medical imaging, sensing...
February 2017  |   David Richards, Cloud Tech News

Is hybrid cloud in danger of becoming lost in translation?

In the last year hybrid cloud adoption has ramped up as both cloud users and cloud vendors have matured. Yet there is still confusion in the market about what it means to go truly hybrid with many CIOs unable to agree when it comes to the true definition of hybrid cloud.
February 2017  |   David Richards, Network World

The future isn't cloud. It's multi-cloud

Cloud computing was supposed to simplify IT environments. Now, according to a recent study by Microsoft and 451 Research, nearly a third of organizations work with four or more cloud vendors. It would seem multi-cloud is the future of cloud computing. But what is driving this trend?
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