Posts tagged ‘big data industry’

Expert Interview with Doug Rich on the Rise of Virtualization

The rise of virtualization has been a boon for enterprises large and small, but that doesn’t mean the transition from more predictable storage methods has been easy.

“Virtualization is changing the IT infrastructure landscape and creating huge problems for customers using traditional storage,” says Doug Rich, EMEA Vice President of Tintri, a California-based IT company that’s been at the forefront of the race to virtualization. “Organizations come to Tintri looking to tackle performance problems and dramatically reduce their storage management time.”

Here, Doug discusses Tintri, the challenges facing IT, Big Data and the trends we should all be following. Read on: Continue Reading

Interview with Paul Wilkinson on Construction’s Adoption of SaaS

When it comes to SaaS, there are the early adopters and those who need some more convincing. There are plenty in the construction industry who still view SaaS with suspicion, preferring to keep their information on premise and behind their firewall.

This attitude is eroding, but it’s still there, says Paul Wilkinson, director of a construction technology consultancy Ltd and the blogger behind Extranet Evolution.

“SaaS businesses need to show construction people that they offer a secure, reliable, scalable, and – above all – cost-effective alternative to in-house IT,” he says. Continue Reading