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Welcome to the Tech Interviews podcast.
For the very latest in business focussed tech. We chat with tech community leaders on wide range of topics from containers to cloud, from data to DevOps, you can find them all here! Enjoy the show and if you do, tell your friends!

    Building your digital resilience – Edwin Weijdema – Ep163

    Building your digital resilience – Edwin Weijdema – Ep163

    In our last show, we talked about the idea of cyber fit and cyber protection and how, as our demands and the threats to our data change, so must our approach to security and protection. We continue that theme this week as we look at the changing world in which we operate and how that is driving the need to think not only about protection but also resilience, digital resilience.

    Joining me this week is Edwin Weijdema a global technologist at Veeam. This idea of resilience is key when it comes to security, while much of the security discussion is focussed on prevention, and rightly so, it is important to realise that even the best-laid plans cannot always stop a cyber security incident. When that happens, what is the plan?

    The way we operate as businesses, our reliance on technology in all walks of life, as well as the ever-evolving cyber threat, have all changed the way we need to look at our security plans and it's crucial that we also know not only how to protect ourselves, but handle it when the worst happens. Join us as Edwin shares with us his experiences and ideas around.

    • The evolving world
    • How the cyber threat has grown
    • Cyber Security Still an IT problem
    • Building digital resilience
    • The security triangle People, Process, Technology
    • Protection without recovery is nothing
    • Veeam the Risk Management Company

    I always enjoy discussing this stuff with Edwin, he has great enthusiasm and experience for the topic and a passion for helping others to develop cyber resilience. You can find more from Edwin by following him on Twitter @Viperian or LinkedIn.

    I hope you found that as useful as I always do when I chat with Edwin. To make sure you catch the next show, why not subscribe.

    But for now, thanks for joining me.

    For full show notes including links : https://wp.me/p4IvtA-1Sc

    • 32 min
    Get cyber fit get cyber protected - Candid Wuest - Ep162

    Get cyber fit get cyber protected - Candid Wuest - Ep162

    Cyber Security continues to be top of the list of IT challenges most enterprises face. While our businesses continue to evolve in how we use technology, how we work, and how we consume data, so the threat continues to evolve.

    In the face of this challenge we need to think carefully about how we deliver our security strategy, these modern threats need a modern approach. Earlier this year, I was asked to present at an event hosted by Acronis, this event focussed on taking a new approach to security. The contents of that day stuck with me and I wanted to share with you some of the information from that event. To help me to do that is one of my co-presenters Acronis’s Candid Wuest.

    Join us as we discuss.

    • What is Cyber Fit and Cyber Protection?
    • No single technology will protect you from everything
    • The holistic approach
    • Enjoy the SAPAS
    • Security is complex, but its management shouldn’t be
    • Having a security business continuity plan
    • Some tips for getting cyber fit
    • A little more about the Acronis approach
    • The value of learning from vendors

    This is such a crucial topic in the enterprise and as we mentioned in summary, taking the opportunity to learn from leading vendors, can be extremely useful as you help build your cyber defences.

    More details and follow up information can be found in the show notes : https://wp.me/p4IvtA-1S7

    Until next time, thanks for listening.

    • 31 min
    Is it time for object storage in the enterprise? – Brad King, Scality – Ep161

    Is it time for object storage in the enterprise? – Brad King, Scality – Ep161

    Tech Interviews has come out of semi-retirement for a short series of shows looking at another range of Enterprise IT topics.

    First up, is an old familiar subject of the evolving world of storage, specifically object storage.

    Why is object storage increasingly becoming part of the everyday enterprise data platform conversation? Is it better suited to modern ways of working, that need data portability at scale? Does it fit better with our modern application development processes, such as containers? To find out I am joined on this episode by field CTO and co-founder of Scality Brad King.

    Join us as we discuss
    • What is object Storage
    • Why object and not just block and file?
    • Is it time for more object in the enterprise?
    • The value of metadata
    • The object use cases
    • About Scality
    • Artesca bringing object to the smaller use case

    The case for object storage as a primary platform for your data continues to grow and there are some use cases it meets extremely well. Although it may not be right every time If you are looking at new approaches to data in your business, it may well be time to explore what object storage can bring.

    For full show notes https://wp.me/p4IvtA-1RY

    Thanks for listening.

    • 35 min
    What does low-code and serverless mean to you? – Mike Williams – Ep 160

    What does low-code and serverless mean to you? – Mike Williams – Ep 160

    The demands on business IT continue to evolve rapidly, we need our technology to respond to change, to be deployed quickly, provide scale and flexibility. This is changing the way applications are developing with approaches such as low/no-code and serverless becoming increasingly common.

    On this week's Tech Interviews we look at these new development approaches and ask what does low-code and serverless mean for you and your enterprise? Joining me to discuss this is Mike Williams, founder, and CTO at BuildLab.

    We discuss.

    Trends driving change.
    What is low code and serverless?
    Don't get hung up on how, focus on the what
    It isn't for everyone
    How do you define the right route for you?
    What makes a good project?
    This is not a silver bullet
    BuildLab, building more with less.

    I found this a really useful introduction to a technology and approach that is becoming more commonplace. I like Mike's approach, using these technologies to allow the focus to be on outcomes while appreciating that this doesn't work for everyone.

    I hope you enjoyed that, if you have an idea for a show or would like to be a guest email me at podcast@techstringy.com.

    Until next time, thanks for listening.

    Full show notes with links can be found here: https://wp.me/p4IvtA-1R6

    • 34 min
    AI is not the genie in your data bottle – Slater Victoroff – Ep159

    AI is not the genie in your data bottle – Slater Victoroff – Ep159

    When you talk to any business today and ask them about their top strategic IT goals using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help the business be “better” is often right at the top. It is not a surprise, is it?

    But not all in the AI garden is necessarily rosy, there are still many, including some high-profile, incidents of major AI/ML projects going bad, with millions of $’s spent for little or no return. Why is that? What does it mean for AI in the enterprise now and in the future?

    That is what we explore on this week’s podcast as I am joined by Slater Victoroff CTO at indico. He shares thoughts on the current state of intelligence in the enterprise, sharing thoughts on how to avoid project failure, the importance of quality data, how to avoid the data “charlatan” as well as providing some top tips on getting your AI investment right.

    Join us as we chat about.

    • AI is not the answer to everything, but it is great at some things.
    • AI adoption is immature.
    • Not an android more a bionic arm.
    • The embarrassing failures.
    • Get the basics right.
    • You cannot solve problems you cannot scope.
    • Clever Hans.
    • Tips to getting your AI investment right.
    • Avoid data charlatans.
    • What do indico do?
    • Empowering the right people with the right tools.

    Data analytics, intelligence and machine learning are a core part of most businesses short, medium and long term plans and used right it is a powerful technology that can deliver huge value. However, doing it right takes thought, planning, time and effort. Hopefully, Slater has provided you with some great tips.

    If you have an idea for a show or would like to appear as a guest, then please email me at podcast@techstringy.com and to catch the next episode then please subscribe.

    Until next time thanks for listening.

    Full show notes are here https://wp.me/p4IvtA-1QT

    • 33 min
    The changing world of work – Michael Peachey – Ep158

    The changing world of work – Michael Peachey – Ep158

    The last 12 months or so have seen the biggest shift in working practices in many generations, the restrictions imposed around the world because of COVID has forced us all to look at the way we operate as both businesses and people.

    A key part of our ability to survive the last 12 months was, of course, technology, collaboration tools particularly have had a significant role to play, allowing us to easily communicate with each other and our customers, to share information and data, to meet up in daily online meetings to ensure we still had some level of “face to face” communications. Without those tools, the challenges of day-to-day operations would have been much harder.

    Collaboration technology of course is not something that businesses just consume, there are vendors who build the tools that have allowed so many of us to adapt during this time of massive change. What has the last 12 months looked like for them? What have they learned? What does that mean for us and the future of work moving forward?

    Joining me this week is Michael Peachey is Vice President, User Experience, at collaboration giants RingCentral and I get the chance to find out from him what the global collaboration picture has looked like over the last 12 months, the changes they’ve seen and what they envision for the future of work.

    We discuss.

    • The 12-month experiment.
    • What RingCentral have learned as a business.
    • Accelerating change.
    • Surprises!
    • Online fatigue.
    • Cultural changes.
    • Replicating the “human experience”.
    • What happens when half the world goes back to the office and the other doesn’t?
    • Check out RingCentral.

    I enjoyed this chat with Michael, the future of work is not set in stone for either businesses or those building the tools we are going to rely on, but what is clear, is there is real enthusiasm and innovation not just about how the technology should work, but how the human experience should be improved and that can only be a good thing.

    If you have an idea for a show or would like to appear as a guest drop a line to podcast@techstringy.com. To catch the next episode then subscribe on all good homes of podcasts or YouTube.

    Until next time, thanks for listening.

    For full show notes visit https://wp.me/p4IvtA-1QM

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