GAIA-X must be more than just another European infrastructure provider, or it will deliver no value | ZDNet (ZDNet)
‘The real opportunity for GAIA-X is defining public cloud services that improve clarity around data sovereignty, data residency, and that enhance the transparency of how data is managed and governed.’
Forrester Research via zdnet.com.
‘A key problem for organisations using multiple clouds is keeping a handle on costs. Cloud pricing is complex and fast-changing, and billing models vary between cloud platforms, yet cloud services can easily be accessed and provisioned — often by business units acting independently of the IT department. This is a combination that can result in unexpected and uncontrolled costs. ‘
Charles McLellan via zdnet.com
‘With more people online, the growth of the streaming and gig economies, and changes in how we live and work, we’re only set to see this trend continue. More connectivity means more data – especially with new devices, sensors and connected technologies putting us firmly in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT). This makes it an incredibly exciting time for businesses, as the opportunities to get the right information at just the right time to confidently make the right decisions, have never before existed on this scale.
But there is a problem. Many organizations feel completely overwhelmed by this surge of data. While there are new and exciting opportunities emerging for businesses to connect with customers and prospects, many are finding it harder to separate the signals from the noise and to get the insight they need from their database to deliver truly great results – and this has only been exacerbated since the onset of the crisis. Businesses need to take a few clear steps before they can begin extracting value from data while providing a better experience for their customers.’
John O’Keeffe via techradar.com