I am currently researching a feature on real time analytics for Computer Weekly. This will form the introduction to an eBook, to appear in a few weeks’ time.
The piece will cover current trends in real time analytics. What is driving their use, which technologies are involved, how are they deployed, and above all, what are the business benefits?
The piece will establish what real time means, in terms of analytics, and how organisations structure their data collection, analysis and management processes, around the idea of a constant stream of data. And it will also examine the barriers that need to be overcome, to make all this work.
I am keen to hear from potential contributors — analysts, integrators and consultants, and potentially vendors (at the chief data scientist/CIO/CTO level – no sales people please) and from organisations using real time data.
If you have a suggested interviewee, please drop me an email with a few bullet points setting out their points of view, and availability for interviews from June 1st.
I am looking for input for two upcoming articles for the data storage section of Computer Weekly.Article 1: How has backup changed, post the pandemic?
In this article we will look at how the changes in working patterns during the pandemic, including home working, have changed backup requirements, practices, and technology.
Areas we will look at include:
- Backing up remote and employee-owned devices
- Backing up SaaS applications and cloud instances
- The impact on maintenance of IT, especially data centres
- How remote / home working impacts restore and recovery processes
This is not an exhaustive list, and I am open to other suggestions, as well as examples.
The deadline for leads or information is 1700hrs, Friday 14th May.
Article 2: Storage metrics explained
What are the main storage metrics used in the industry? What do they mean, and how do we use them? This explainer piece will set out the most important terminology. We are also interested in new and emerging metrics, maybe those driven by new types of storage technology.
The deadline for leads or information is 1700hrs, Tuesday 18th May.
To submit information or interview leads for each article please use these links to send an email:
Pandemic and backup tech