For Computer Weekly I am writing a feature on tape.
As a data storage medium, tape has been on the verge of obsolescence for decades. But the format endures. Why are IT and data managers continuing to choose tape?
The piece will look at:
- The limitations and benefits of tape in today’s data centric environments
- New and emerging tape formats and technology enhancements, such as software defined tape
- How tape works with other storage media, including the cloud
- Key use cases for the various tape technologies currently on the market.
The deadline to suggest interviewees or to share research is Wednesday, 5th August at 1700 BST. Initial submissions by email please.
This month, Germany took over the EU’s rotating presidency.
For the Daily Swig, this piece will investigate the German Presidency’s plans to improve the EU’s cybersecurity posture.
One of the Presidency’s six priorities is strengthening security and common values. For security, this is focused on better cross-border collaboration, inn crime and counter-terrorism.
For cyber specifically, the Presidency wants closer cooperation on network and information security, especially for critical national infrastructure and “other enterprises in the public interest”. And devices sold in the EU will need a minimum level of IT security.
How will the EU achieve these goals? And are these the right priorities right now? The feature will ask whether the EU’s objectives will mean greater security for citizens, and also assess its impact on the cyber security community, including business, security vendors, the workforce and academia and research.
I’m keen to speak to experts from across the cybersecurity space, especially those who have worked on EU initiatives. Please email
your suggestions for interviewees, or background information, by 1700 BST, Thursday 9th July.