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Julia Gabel's news stories

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Data analytics
Exclusive interview: Tableau on data analytics, AI and GDPR
We sat down with Tableau chief product officer Francois Ajenstat to talk about how the company enables organisations to be more 'analytics capable'.
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Microsoft
Learnings from the road: How New Zealand is leading the agritech revolution
Agriculture is transforming and growing more quickly than ever before.
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VMware
Exclusive: VMware on the new equilibrium of digital business
“It’s important to realise that it’s not an overnight fix, it’s a journey, and it can take multiple years to get to the nirvana.”
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Machine Learning
Pure Storage: Building a data-centric architecture for successful AI
Organisations can now use this optimised approach in compute and storage to support their AI projects.
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IT Automation
You were right all along - Robotic Process Automation really is the answer. But what’s the question?
RPA isn’t (and has never been) focused on creating human-like robots.
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GDPR
Why a data consolidation strategy is the best approach to GDPR compliance
For most organisations, the only way to effectively comply with GDPR is to adopt a strategy of data consolidation.
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Big Data
How Big Data is slowly destroying our environment
I started my career around 30 years ago at one of the largest investment banks on Wall Street. Their data center was huge.
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Sustainability
Data center sustainability: The hunt for renewables is on at an enterprise level
Ten years ago, you wouldn’t be able to source a utility-scale solar project that was cost-neutral to the price of utility power. Today it’s possible.
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SD-WAN
Step up your network security with SD-WAN
Not just any SD-WAN solution can offer the right levels of network security.
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Event
Exclusive interview: Application-centric VS. knowledge-centric architecture
IT architecture is important at the moment because of the tremendous amount of change and the challenges in the market.
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Power / Energy
Free run over for energy companies as Government tightens reins
To ensure consumers aren’t paying more for their energy than they need to, the Government has launched an investigation.
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Marketing
Cloud marketing company Seismic acquires key competitor
Total headcount for Seismic will increase to more than 450 across eight offices in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
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Stuff
Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
“[We] look forward to continuing to build a great internet service for New Zealanders.”
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Disaster Recovery
Customers ditch legacy backup for Pure Storage with Cohesity’s modern approach
ohesity’s snapshot integration empowers customers to freeze the system and create a full backup of the snapshot from a specific point in time.
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GDPR
Equinix: Is GDPR overhyped?
Clearly, the GDPR is not suffering from underexposure, but is it overhyped?
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Servers
12v vs. 48v: Calculating the energy savings of OCP-style PSUs
12V has been the standard output for power supplies, but recently we’re seeing 48V, with claims of much higher overall efficiency.
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Unified Communications
Polycom launches new cloud services for enterprises and service providers
“It makes sense to better leverage the cloud and improve the way our customers manage, measure and interact with voice, video and content sharing.”
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Digital Transformation
How to avoid your data lake becoming a data ‘swamp’
A data lake is a large body of raw data held in a natural state where different users can examine it, delve into it, or extract samples from it.
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Machine Learning
Calm before the GDPR storm: An exclusive interview with Commvault
"GDPR is not just about your production data. It's so much more complex than that."
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Digital Transformation
Ex-Dimension Data executive secures new sales role at Kordia Solutions
“We very much look forward to having him on board here at Kordia.”
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Chorus
Chorus reshuffles executive team as company veterans say goodbye
“I’m pleased to be joining Chorus at such an important point in its development as a company.”
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Customer experience
Global CX company claims stake in A/NZ market with acquisition of local boutique
The company will also set up an office in New Zealand as a part of the expansion.
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Colocation
7 questions to ask before you sign with colocation provider
Your IT staff could spend considerable time at the colocation site or possibly require a permanent presence.
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Migration
Using bare metal infrastructure to simplify app-migration out of the data center
“Our customers now have the best of both worlds as they seek to modernize their IT.”