Dr Ben Azvine, BT's Global Head of Security R&D

A look at the future of cyber security with Dr Ben Azvine

Dr Ben Azvine is responsible for BT’s security innovation strategy and helped to lay the groundwork for BT’s award winning new capability, BT Assure Analytics.

In this interview, Ben explains how the cyber threat landscape is evolving and how new developments in technology – especially Artificial Intelligence – will help us address the threats of tomorrow.    [Read more…]

Alexis Malchair - Cisco IoT lead for Nothern Europe

The impact of IoT on the enterprise: a Cisco perspective

With several trillion dollars at stake, the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving a technological tsunami that will utterly transform most industries.

Cisco is right in the heart of that revolution, creating the building blocks of a secure, reliable and scalable IOT system architecture. We spoke to Alexis Malchair, Cisco’s IoT lead for Northern Europe, and asked him about the impact of IoT on enterprise IT and the CIO.  [Read more…]

Software Defined Networking: time to unshackle the network

It’s been said that “software is eating the world.” Internet-based cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are indeed disrupting industries from the ground up. Public cloud services give startups that are unencumbered by legacy infrastructure ways to develop and deploy new applications with unprecedented speed, flexibility and efficiency. 

For many large enterprises, however, deploying new IT services in on-premise IT infrastructure is anything but fast, agile and efficient. Fortunately, that is about to change as traditional hardware-based networking is being “eaten” by software too. Indeed, Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a new architecture that gives enterprises the power to radically simplify their network, making it easier to manage, and allowing applications to be deployed in minutes, rather than days.  We asked Steve Decoster, Senior Network Designer at BT Advise, and Wouter Coppens, Business Consultant Compute at BT Advise, to explain what SDN is and what its implications are for enterprise customers. [Read more…]

networked Oil

The critical role – and evolution – of the network

By Pradeep Kapur, Senior Product Manager at BT Global Services Belgium.

The backbone of the increasingly connected organisation remains the network. Gerard O’Neill described its crucial role and evolution in his blog post about the 50th birthday of Moore’s Law.

Even as the network is taunted as becoming a commodity it continues, and will continue to be, the fundamental basis for organisations to deliver Applications and Services to its customers (internal and external).

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J-P De Clerck

The truth about cloud: Here today, gone tomorrow?

Ann Matthews was one of the speakers in Rotterdam at the festive opening event of BT’s third data centre in the Benelux. Ann is Head of Technology Strategy & Innovation, Retail Banking, at BT.

She has worked for BT since 1985. She is the perfect guide to takes us on a journey across essential technological and business evolutions in the market!

Ann, can you tell us a bit more about the work you do, especially from an innovation perspective? [Read more…]