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Imperial’s programming could go down as the most devastating software mistake of all time

May 16, 2020

In the history of software mistakes, Mariner 1 was probably the most notorious. The unmanned spacecraft was destroyed seconds after launch from Cape Canaveral in 1962 when it veered dangerously off-course due to a line of dodgy code. But nobody died and the only hits were to Nasa’s budget and pride. Imperial College’s modelling of non-pharmaceut...

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The Future of Hadoop in a Cloud-Based World

Apr 29, 2020

Hadoop once presented the promise of economical storage at massive scale, and streamlined processing of petabytes of data. As WANdisco CEO David Richards explains, though Hadoop took a big hit last year, it will stay with us for a while longer. We’ve seen tectonic shifts in the big data industry this past year - with some $18 billion worth o...

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Why data is the key to overcoming the crisis

Apr 14, 2020

The current global pandemic is presenting unprecedented challenges on a global scale. Data is the endgame to overcoming it. Tracking the spread of Covid-19 across countries and towns, identifying the patient zero, antibody testing, modelling predicted infection and death rates – communities globally are desperately scrabbling to get a firm h...

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Sheffield firm WANdisco donates data software in search for Covid-19 vaccine

Apr 05, 2020

Are you doing coronavirus research using BigData or Cloud platforms? We have released free access to WANdisco's suite of cloud migration and big data tools, for every team involved in developing potential treatments and cures for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. We encourage teams working big data processing tackling COVID-19 data, t...

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WANdisco in Sheffield wins $1m contract

Mar 25, 2020

Live data firm WANdisco has won a contract worth $1m with a division of one of the world's largest media and telecommunications companies. WANdisco Fusion will be used to keep data in-sync across on-premise locations and the Microsoft Azure cloud to enable analytical and machine learning data use cases. The Sheffield-based business also s...

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Born in the Cloud: What 2020 Holds for the Global Enterprises

Feb 03, 2020

Born in the Cloud: What 2020 Holds for the Global Enterprises As part of our Predictions Series 2020, WANdisco CEO David Richards shared his insights on the current trends in Cloud adoption, Blockchain, and Social Media regulation. Tectonic Shifts in Cloud Computing Technologies “Born in the Cloud” companies, such as Netflix and Airbnb, hav...

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The problem with Big Tech is not tax, but the monopolies they hold

Jan 28, 2020

The problem with Big Tech is not tax, but the monopolies they hold Cast your mind back to the mid-Nineties. Even then, climate change was a very real, existential concern. Even then, we were told that major changes would be needed across industry and society alike if we were to stop global warming and prevent the melting of the polar ice caps. ...

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Geek of the Week: David Richards, CEO of WANdisco

Jan 08, 2020

WANdisco makes data transfer secure and seamless by enabling enterprises to automate the movement of huge volumes of data to the cloud without any disruption of usual business operations. Any changes made to data sets on site are replicated within cloud environments consistently and at scale. The core of WANdisco’s intellectual property brin...

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AiThority Interview with Paul Scott-Murphy, VP of Product Management, Big Data/Cloud at WANdisco

Jan 06, 2020

"There is no doubt that the Cloud is really one of the most fundamental shifts in information technology over the last decade, and it's going to continue to be a fundamental shift and driver behind a lot of the change that we are seeing." Tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at WANdisco? My childhood coincided with the...

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Data and analytics in 2020: Industry predictions

Dec 26, 2019

There's no shortage of experts and opinions in the world of data and analytics. But the end of the year provides a nice forcing function to collect analyses and prognostications, then slice, dice and summarize them. This year, as you might expect, experts in the field had a lot to say about Big Data, AI, the cloud, skills shortages and more. Our ha...

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