ICYMI: Profit from data and technology at odds with business

Organizations looking to generate revenue from data

By 2024, 95% of businesses across EMEA will see their data as a revenue driver, with 46% recognizing it as a significant revenue stream – up from 29% today – according to new research announced by enterprise cloud software company VMware Inc. The A study called The Multi-Cloud Maturity Index was conducted among nearly 3,000 business and IT decision makers across EMEA and shows that nearly half (47%) totally agree that using multiple clouds will enable them to maximize their data for innovation while addressing critical issues such as national and sectoral data sovereignty. In fact, data sovereignty is highlighted as one of the top challenges for organizations – 95% admit it’s an issue.

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Private Cloud or Dedicated Server: Which is Best for You?

Private cloud and dedicated servers are often mistakenly combined as one product, mainly because both offer a complete surface-level server environment. For the average server administrator, the differences are barely noticeable. For day-to-day operations, both can run the same software, use the same tools, and once you’re used to using one system, you can switch seamlessly to the other.

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Technology isn’t aligned with business goals, say CTOs

Almost two-thirds of Britain’s chief technology officers (CTOs) believe technology is misaligned with the business goals in their organization, according to new research published by developer marketplace platform Deazy. The State of European Dev Ecosystem 2022 found that cybersecurity vulnerabilities and data breaches were the top concerns for UK CTOs, affecting 52% of respondents, while a third of CTOs said they lacked IT resources to run current projects to manage and that the technology wasn’t delivering what the business needed were her biggest headaches.

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The report reveals that a third plan to roll out Wi-Fi 7 by 2024

Wi-Fi 7 is emerging as one of the top investment areas for new connectivity technologies, according to findings released this week by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the global industry association dedicated to improving Wi-Fi standards and services prescribed. The results published as part of the WBA Annual Industry Report 2023 show that 33% of service providers, technology providers and enterprises already have plans to deploy Wi-Fi 7 by the end of 2023.

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The investment company Thoma Bravo acquires the IAM company ForgeRock

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo plans to acquire ForgeRock, an identity and access management (IAM) software company, for about $2.3 billion, the companies have announced. San Francisco-based ForgeRock is a global leader in digital identity, helping people connect to the connected world easily and securely. The company says its identity platform delivers enterprise-class identity solutions at scale for customers, employees, and connected devices. More than 1,300 organizations rely on ForgeRock’s comprehensive platform to manage and secure identities with identity orchestration, dynamic access control, governance, and APIs in any cloud or hybrid environment.

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