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2021 shows the exciting future tech has in 2022

2021 year in review shows more positives than negatives for the business and technology leadership community.


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Secret CSO: James Arlen, Aiven

What is the best current trend in cybersecurity? “The best current trend is probably the focus on people-scale problems - not focusing as much on blinky-lights and shiny-things product solutions to security problems.”


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Data Warehouse: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the Data Warehouse market.


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CTO Sessions: Manish Sood, Reltio

Do you have any trouble matching product/service strategy with tech strategy? “Product/service strategy goes hand-in-hand with tech. Today, there is no business or vertical that is not leveraging technology.”


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Hold on, we’re entering the age of the AI-accelerator

Technology accelerators speed things up, obviously. But then so does extra processing power, additional server space and drinking too much coffee - we are talking about the more considered use of IT accelerators in the new world of AI...


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C-suite Career Advice: Lutfiyya Moosa, MFS Africa

What tips would you give to someone aiming for a c-level position? “Set yourself apart by being willing to take on new responsibilities outside of your comfort zone…”


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Change fatigue: What can businesses do to help employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing dramatically decreased following the uncertainty the pandemic has caused around the world. Recent data reveals 4 in 5 people have described themselves as being gripped by change fatigue. But what can companies do to...


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CIO Spotlight: Paul Heard, Zuora

Does the conventional CIO role include responsibilities it should not hold? “I’ve seen the most successful CIOs take on responsibilities around customer and employee success. The CIO role can no longer be focused on just tech...


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Are CBDCs about to go mainstream?

What do Central Bank Digital Currency projects look like? A report from PwC looks into the state of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) development and their potential.


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BGP, DNS, and the fragility of our critical systems

After last month's Facebook outage, Malcolm Heath, Senior Threat Researcher at F5 Labs, looks a little bit deeper into some of the internet technologies that we rely on so heavily.


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Secret CSO: Josh Yavor, Tessian

Is the security skills shortage affecting your organisation? “… I believe that the perceived security skills shortage is driven largely by outdated and unrealistic hiring, and management practices - not an actual lack of capable...


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API Management: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the API Management market.


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Grammarly writes a new, cash-rich chapter

The writers’ aid has picked up a big financial raise at a fat valuation.


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CTO Sessions: Pam Coffey, AHEAD

Explain your career path. Did you take any detours? “A good summary of my career path is that it kept moving me to areas that were of interest and I continued to make use of my experience as my career progressed.”


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How can fast-growth IT businesses secure investment?

Mark Nunny, investor at BGF, has spent the last decade investing in and overseeing the growth strategies of successful tech businesses across a broad range of sectors. Here, he shares exactly how IT companies hoping to appeal to...