Author Archives: Tony Lock

Observability and Security: Thoughts on the Cisco-Splunk Acquisition

The tech world is now trying to work out exactly what the news of Cisco’s[...]

The IT Sustainability Paradox

IT leaders today often find themselves grappling with a perplexing situation. On one hand, they[...]

The Untapped Potential of Liquid Cooling in Modern Data Centres

Ever since IBM sold off its x86 business to Lenovo back in 2014, I’ve been[...]

What are you doing to ensure your IT suppliers work for you?

Navigating the Complex IT Supplier Landscape in 2024 It is a truism that IT evolves[...]

Taking the next step in mainframe observability

Despite their frequently less visible role, mainframes remain indispensable in supporting the critical operations of[...]

IT Governance for Today and Tomorrow: Minimum Viable Principles

Introduction The traditional one-size-fits-all approach to IT governance, particularly in relation to data, is becoming[...]

From Barcode Scanning to Smart Data Capture

Time for a more intelligent approach

Beyond the Barcode: Smart Data Capture

The emerging business imperative for richer, smarter data collection

It’s Time to Raise the Bar on Observability

Observability has come a long way in the last 30 years

Evaluating the Potential of Hyper-Converged Storage

What to consider when planning for modern IT and the hybrid cloud era

It’s time to look again at IT and Software Asset Management

In the realm of IT administration, it’s all too easy to get stuck in familiar[...]

The key to future IT success is a switch to managing services, not systems

For most of the history of commercial IT, system design has focused on meeting the[...]

Getting real about IT sustainability

From good intentions to tangible results through smart systems selection

Have you made the right platform choices to minimise risk?

Critical systems have to run and run…

Don’t let your smart software suffer from poor platform choices

Mismatched AI and analytics can be massively inefficient

Supporting the needs of highly unpredictable workloads

It’s all about flexibility, scalability and cost effectiveness

Linux and sustainability

The emerging role of modern, high-scale consolidation platforms

CIOs plans for 2022

Priorities and interests

Ransomware teaches the importance of data protection

Several years ago, around the time that ransomware attacks started making the front pages

Is it a Suite, Package, Bundle or Platform?

People have been selling collections of products and tools for centuries, and with the advent[...]

Where vendors too often go wrong: SMBs need enterprise-grade IT too

For far too long now, many vendors seem to have assumed that the IT requirements[...]

SMB-friendly IT solutions are needed

Your business deserves more than a cut-down enterprise offering

Is IT investment handled better now than a decade ago?

Throwback Thursday: People like to think that the way IT works with business has changed