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'BPM: From Back Office to Front Office and Beyond'

On June 29 at 11:00 BST/ 12:00 CEST, we are broadcasting a live discussion on the intricacies of BPM. Business Process Management as never been more tricky: different types of information, acquired in different locations, for different business needs, need to be integrated into the process. You want flexibility and agility: not …
Miatta Momoh, 20 Jun 2012
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BPM: From back office to front office and beyond

Are you tough enough to take on Business Process Management (BPM) and win? Someone has to. It has never been more important to handle workflow efficiently. But it has never been more tricky: different types of information, acquired in different locations, for different business needs, need to be integrated into the process. You …
Miatta Momoh, 14 Jun 2012
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Fast Forward to Big Data

Today at 12:30 BST, our host Jon Collins will be joined by a band of experts to discuss the current state of data management, and how new approaches work with old principles to solve the business problems of today. The studio band are Günter Richter from the Information Management Group, Xander Friedländer, from Retail Insight, …
Miatta Momoh, 19 Apr 2012
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Unlock the business value of your information

What are the benefits and costs involved in unlocking the business value of the information held within your organisation? In Jon Collins and a panel of experts set out to explore this question in a lovely little Regcast. Unlock the business value of your information is now available on demand. This is what the panel discussed …
Miatta Momoh, 18 Apr 2012
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What's happening in data management today?

On April 19th at 12:30 BST, our host Jon Collins will be joined by a band of experts to discuss the current state of data management, and how new approaches work with old principles to solve the business problems of today. The studio band are Günter Richter from the Information Management Group, Martha Bennett from Freeform …
Miatta Momoh, 10 Apr 2012
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Fast Forward to Big Data

On April 19th at 12:30 BST , The Register’s Jon Collins is your host for our latest live broadcast ‘Fast Forward to Big Data - Make information fit for business’. Joining Jon on the couch is Günter Richter from the Information Management Group, Martha Bennett from Freeform Dynamics and Microsoft’s Anthony Howcroft. Between them …
Miatta Momoh, 21 Mar 2012
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Keeping Score in the Public Sector

Stuck between a rock and a hard place? That’s what public sector organisations feel like when it comes to managing data according to our latest Register Reader research. It’s not getting any easier - our latest Reg Reader research looks at why? The findings of this study will lead the live discussion on March 13th 11:00 GMT; …
Miatta Momoh, 29 Feb 2012
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For those thinking Private Cloud

Our very own Tim Phillips is dragging some clever sorts from the industry and beyond into a studio to talk about building private clouds. They’re remit is ‘be helpful’ and to give us a, ‘check list for building a private cloud.’ We’re hoping by the time they're finished you'll have something of a weighty steer on what it takes …
Miatta Momoh, 28 Feb 2012
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Getting to grips with the dynamic data centre

Many companies have now undergone a wave of server consolidation, enabled by virtualisation. But virtualisation doesn't have to stop at rationalising servers. It offers the potential to radically alter the speed and flexibility of IT delivery, making it demand driven and able to dynamically respond to changes in hours or …
Miatta Momoh, 24 Feb 2012
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The to-do list to make private cloud work

Change is the hardest thing that IT has to do, but it's a fact of life. How you deal with fundamental change can have a massive impact on the overall performance of the business, on user satisfaction and on how IT is valued. This is particularly true when there are a whole bunch of complex systems in place. You've just got them …
Miatta Momoh, 13 Feb 2012
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Understanding the make-up of information management

On January 25th, Regcast presenter Jon Collins was joined by Freeform Dynamics’ Martha Bennett, Jason Frost from Blueprint, and Will Thompson from Microsoft for our very first live event of 2012. The thing that brought our panel together was the necessary evil that is - information management in business. Our latest Reg research …
Miatta Momoh, 03 Feb 2012
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Smarter Networking for a smarter data centre

We think a lot about the network that connects the client to the server room, but maybe not enough about the network inside the data centre. At least, until now. Our Reg poll shows that the problems of network consolidation, distributed apps and all that spaghetti stuff sticking out the back of your servers is beginning to worry …
Miatta Momoh, 12 Dec 2011
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The pace of change parts 1, 2 and 3

Vendors are always talking about cloud this and cloud that, as if you're all the same. Well, maybe to them, you are but wavy company in every sector has different needs for IT, and so different needs for cloud technology. The Reg got together with UK cloud provider Star to create a Regcast - or, to be more accurate, three …
Miatta Momoh, 08 Dec 2011
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Business Cloud Summit countdown

On December 5, London's annual Business Cloud Summit kicks off with a Technology and Developer stream helmed by The Register’s own Tim Phillips. Better still, we've persuaded the organisers to give away 20 free conference passes*. The first 20 of you heading across to http://www.businesscloudsummit.com/ and entering the code ‘ …
Miatta Momoh, 11 Nov 2011
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Building the perfect flexible worker

Working outside the office isn't a perk. Every day more of us are expected to do it. Problem is, we're not very good at it yet. Remote workers need support and training. The IT department needs to secure their devices and fix them when they go wrong. Consumer devices need to be integrated, and business systems need to be re- …
Miatta Momoh, 08 Nov 2011
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Reshaping data centre networks

We think a lot about the network that connects the client to the server room, but maybe not enough about the network inside the data centre. At least, until now. Our recent Reg poll shows that the problems of network consolidation, distributed apps and all that spaghetti stuff sticking out the back of your servers is beginning …
Miatta Momoh, 21 Oct 2011
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JANET and modern data centre dreams

Live at 10 am(BST) today, Dr Phil Richards from Loughborough University heads into The Reg studios to tell us how he's building modular hybrid clouds. Dr Richards has recognised numerous challenges with ageing data centres, some of which you'll recognise and some of which you won't. One of them was that doing things the old way …
Miatta Momoh, 20 Oct 2011
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Using SaaS for a more efficient business

SaaS might give you more availability, it might cut your capital costs, and it might give you a big empty server room in your basement where you can play ping pong after work, but will it make your business more efficient? That's the question IT Support Manager Geoff Stone asked himself when DORMA UK decided that it would adopt …
Miatta Momoh, 19 Oct 2011
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Dorma using SaaS to be more efficient

SaaS might give you more availability, it might cut your capital costs, and it might give you a big empty server room in your basement where you can play ping pong after work, but will it make your business more efficient? That's the question IT Support Manager Geoff Stone asked himself when DORMA UK decided that it would adopt …
Miatta Momoh, 18 Oct 2011
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The keys to security compliances

Social networks, local admins, unlatched software, missing USBs: the causes of security problems in your business are often not just the big stuff that tries to get inside the firewall, it's the little problems that are already on the inside. Today at 16:00 BST/11:00 EDT,our latest live Regcast takes a closer look at the dynamic …
Miatta Momoh, 13 Oct 2011
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Your organization’s security depends on everyone

Social networks, local admins, unpatched software, missing USBs: the causes of security problems in your business are often not just the big stuff that tries to get inside the firewall, it's the little problems that are already on the inside. On October 13th at 16:00 BST/11:00 EDT, our latest live Regcast questions- Could your …
Miatta Momoh, 10 Oct 2011
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The security mistakes users make

Social networks, local admins, unpatched software, missing USBs: the causes of security problems in your business are often not just the big stuff that tries to get inside the firewall, it's the little problems that are already on the inside. On October 13th at 16:00 BST/11:00 EDT, our latest live Regcast questions- Could your …
Miatta Momoh, 05 Oct 2011
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Will SaaS make you more efficient?

SaaS might give you more availability, it might cut your capital costs, and it might give you a big empty server room in your basement where you can play ping pong after work, but will it make your business more efficient? That's the question IT Support Manager Geoff Stone asked himself when DORMA UK decided that it would adopt …
Miatta Momoh, 21 Sep 2011

The data centre on your terms

On September 15th Reg Broadcast Editor Tim Phillips was joined by Reg reader and Inframon founder Gordon McKenna to talk about four ways in which you can manage the datacentre on your terms. Freeform Dynamics’ Dr. Stats’ aka Tony Lock and Microsoft’s Lucas Searle joined the panel for this event and addressed some of your biggest …
Miatta Momoh, 20 Sep 2011
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The data centre on your terms

In the real world, you need to manage hundreds of apps, multiple operating systems, many classes of service. And now they're asking for cloud, too. What do you do with the rest of your day? Watch our latest Regcast, that's what. Today's live broadcast is at 11:00 BST and we've teamed up with datacentre expert Gordon McKenna at …
Miatta Momoh, 15 Sep 2011
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Hands-On Data Centre

In the real world, you need to manage hundreds of apps, multiple operating systems, many classes of service. And now they're asking for cloud, too. What do you do with the rest of your day? Watch our latest Regcast, that's what. On September 15th at 11:00 BST we will be teaming up with datacentre expert Gordon McKenna at …
Miatta Momoh, 13 Sep 2011
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Getting the data centre running on your terms

In the real world, you need to manage hundreds of apps, multiple operating systems, many classes of service. And now they're asking for cloud, too. What do you do with the rest of your day? Watch our latest Regcast, that's what. On September 15th at 11:00 BST we will be teaming up with datacentre expert Gordon McKenna at …
Miatta Momoh, 07 Sep 2011
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Finding the black-spots in service delivery

Earlier this month we ran live Regcast called ‘Watermelon metrics...'’. Reg broadcast editor Tim Phillips was joined by Freeform Dynamics analyst Andy Buss and CA Technologies' Patrick Ancipink. Show Notes IT nowadays is so complex that even the best systems, operated by the best people in the game, can have black-spots when …
Miatta Momoh, 31 Aug 2011
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Getting your business software requirements right

Why do few developers get requirements definition right? Understanding what end-users want from a software project at the outset is crucial if projects are to remain on track. Yet a combination of poorly understood processes and inadequate tools often compromises this important phase. The US-based research firm Standish Group’s …
Miatta Momoh, 23 Aug 2011
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Should your business be app in the cloud?

On June 23rd Reg Broadcast Editor Tim Phillips was joined by Reg reader James Greenman, Group IT Director at Care UK, to talk about where, when and why cloud might make sense for your business apps. Our Freeform Dynamics friend Andrew Buss and Grant Tanner from Star, also joined the round table discussion and gave their …
Miatta Momoh, 09 Aug 2011
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Improving service monitoring with Watermelon metrics

Are you measuring your IT services using watermelon metrics? They are green on the outside, but red on the inside. When your monitoring dashboard is a sea of green, but the phones are ringing and the directors are on your back, you have a watermelon problem. Your users just expect your services to work, regardless of how complex …
Miatta Momoh, 28 Jul 2011
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Which apps belong in the cloud?

Today at 11:00 BST Reg editor Tim Phillips is joined by Reg reader James Greenman, Group IT Director at Care UK, to talk about where, when and why cloud might make sense for your apps. Care UK has started creeping into cloud and James has kindly agreed to join us to share his experiences. He'll explain what Care UK has done, how …
Miatta Momoh, 23 Jun 2011
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Neal's Yard Remedies its supply chain

Neal's Yard jars and spray in field Neal's Yard is famous for its natural remedies sold in distinctive blue bottles. But how do the perishable and rare ingredients get to the factory, and how do the products of this £20m business get to market? Neal's Yard has both a sophisticated supply and distribution chain - and an IT …
Miatta Momoh, 14 Jun 2011
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Cloud: today, tomorrow, not yet

Cloud isn't all or nothing: you can move the services and apps you want to move at the right time for your business. But which apps, and when? Given all the hype and conjecture recently, we could be forgiven for thinking that we should have decommissioned our server rooms or data centres and moved everything to the Cloud already …
Miatta Momoh, 09 Jun 2011
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The other enterprise desktop?

This week, The Register’s Tim Phillips was your host for the live Regcast ‘The other enterprise desktop: Because Windows can’t be everything to everyone ’. And very jolly it was too, getting lots of good questions and feedback from viewers on the day. This event is now available for free on demand. So tune in at your own …
Miatta Momoh, 18 May 2011
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Red Hat's KVM: A better way to virtualize the data center?

When you virtualize your servers, do you divide them by operating system, or is it practical to use a bare-metal hypervisor to support all your x86 operating systems? That's what Red Hat thinks is the best idea - which is why it thinks you would be better off virtualizing using KVM, included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. With …
Miatta Momoh, 11 May 2011
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Managing on a tight margin

We visited the white-goods distributor DRL at its head office in Bolton to find out how the company has grown so fast, how it managed websites for some of the biggest brands in the UK - and the systems that supported it. DRL Head of Projects, Steve Richards, told us that the company is continually updating systems using agile …
Miatta Momoh, 10 May 2011
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Choosing a desktop OS

There are few topics in the IT industry that are more divisive than the option of putting anything other than Windows on the corporate desktop. Too often opinions are focused on either transforming the entire desktop estate to Linux in a major upheaval or keeping Linux out completely.Yet when we look at how we buy hardware for …
Miatta Momoh, 09 May 2011
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IT service fitness: prevention is better than cure

Delivering a service is dependent on getting networks, storage, servers, operating systems, middleware and applications to work together to agreed levels. But we know how difficult it is to keep these complex chains running reliably; and the problem gets more acute when we throw virtualisation in to the mix. The answer is to …
Miatta Momoh, 06 May 2011
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Sensible security strategies for SMBs

Mind the Gap, our latest Regcast, sees BitDefender’s Andrew Maguire, FreeForm Dynamics’ Andrew Buss and Reg broadcast editor Tim Phillips discussing: Key changes in the threat environment. Understanding the value of data. Smarter security that doesn't mean harder security. Practical steps that can be taken to make security …
Miatta Momoh, 04 May 2011
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Pro-active service monitoring

Delivering a service is dependent on getting networks, storage, servers, operating systems, middleware and applications to work together to agreed levels. But we know how difficult it is to keep these complex chains running reliably; and problems get more acute as we throw virtualisation into the mix. The answer is to keep on …
Miatta Momoh, 20 Apr 2011
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Reconceptualising IT security

Traditional approaches to information security are incapable of dealing with today's threats. Just as the attackers have evolved, so the security industry needs to adopt new architectural models and techniques to deliver appropriate protection without imposing unnecessary costs. In a nutshell this is the thesis of our latest …
Miatta Momoh, 14 Apr 2011
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Video in the workplace: stuff that works

Video collaboration has seen plenty of false dawns. Companies have all bought videoconferencing systems for the board that didn't get used, struggled to find a use for the video cameras on our laptops and waited for the promise of video phones to be delivered. But do the technologies, the standards and the networks we have today …
Miatta Momoh, 13 Apr 2011
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Mind the gap!

When it comes to security we seem start out with the best intentions and have Fort Knox protecting our applications, data and interactions. But shrinking budgets and juggling priorities often means it's a case of good intentions rather than vault like security. The result is either a security patchwork that has the potential …
Miatta Momoh, 12 Apr 2011
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Prevention is better than cure

Delivering a service is dependent on getting networks, storage, servers, operating systems, middleware and applications to work together to agreed levels. But we know how difficult it is to keep these complex chains running reliably; and problems gets more acute as we throw virtualisation in to the mix. The answer is to keep on …
Miatta Momoh, 01 Apr 2011
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Video in the workplace

Last week in our central London studio, The Register's Tim Phillips discussed the value of videoconferencing with some experts to see if it's a technology that has come of age at last. We all know the many false dawns of videoconferencing and the unfulfilled promises of revolutionising our working practices. But of late, that …
Miatta Momoh, 17 Mar 2011
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Protecting users from themselves

“The problem with making things foolproof is that we keep evolving a better class of fool”, as the old saying goes. And nowhere is this more true than in security where breaches remain regular and commonplace despite all the investment that has gone into it. Part of the problem is that we expect users to be experts in security, …
Miatta Momoh, 28 Feb 2011
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Watching you, watching me: Video in the workplace

There have been many false dawns for video collaboration at work. We've all bought videoconferencing systems for the board that don't get used, struggled to find a use for the video cameras on our laptops and waited for the promise of video phones to be delivered. But do the technologies, the standards and the networks we have …
Miatta Momoh, 24 Feb 2011
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Protecting users from themselves

‘“The problem with making things foolproof is that we keep evolving a better class of fool”, as the old saying goes. And nowhere is this more true than in security where breaches remain regular and commonplace despite all the investment that has gone into it. Part of the problem is that we expect users to be experts in security …
Miatta Momoh, 23 Feb 2011
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Protecting users from themselves

‘“The problem with making things foolproof is that we keep evolving a better class of fool”, as the old saying goes. And nowhere is this more true than in security where breaches remain regular and commonplace despite all the investment that has gone into it. Getting to grips with the security challenge is vital, because the …
Miatta Momoh, 11 Feb 2011