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Data in Technology Companies Roundup – March 2017

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gaming blog header.jpgCompanies that are built on their technology platforms, whether online gaming giant  or fintech startup, need to have confidence that they can keep things running at speed, all the time. Sites and apps that run slow, or don’t run at all, lose the edge over competitors and our customers tell us this means not only lost revenue during the downtime, but also lost revenue going forward as consumers fail to return to their site. Keeping up with the latest digital developments is key in this fast-moving industry.

In this update, I share the latest reports on data and skills issues directly affecting technology centric organisations. We see how B3t365 have successfully tackled the gaming platform speed challenge discussed above, how compliance with data protection legislation continues to cause headaches with GDPR looming, and how SaaS continues to be a vital part of the unstoppable move to the cloud.

I’ll post regular updates with the latest data-centric news for tech organisations – leave a comment or contact us with any topics you’d like me to focus on or any thoughts on the stories below.

  • Every fourth company ‘not ready’ for the impact of GDPR

http://www.itproportal.com/news/every-fourth-company-not-ready-for-gdpr/

  • £5.4bn-per-year online gambling company B3t365 invests in data platforms to be able to process more data as quickly as possible:

http://www.computerweekly.com/feature/CIO-interview-Martin-Davies-head-of-technology-at-Bet365

  • Tech giants hire, but startups show concern in the leadup to Brexit as worries about skills shortages intensify:

http://techcrunch.com/2017/02/24/while-tech-giants-hire-startups-fret-has-brexit-britain-become-la-la-land/

  • Kindred Groups’ results show the importance of scalability to online gaming success:

http://totallygaming.com/news/online/kindred-proves-scalability-booming-results

  • SaaS becomes the second largest segment of the public cloud services market:

http://www.itproportal.com/news/worldwide-public-cloud-services-market-to-grow-18-per-cent-this-year/

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