Availability as part of digital transformation – Michael Cade – Ep 22

There is no doubt that the world we live and work in is changing, in our personal lives we expect an always on experience and ever more digital interaction with the world. Let’s face it, who doesn’t get frustrated by having to type in 4 digit pins down the local shop, instead of been able to just touch the terminal with your card, phone or watch.

This is not just in our consumer lives. In our work lives expectation is the same, not only in the way we expect to work with technology, but also in the way our businesses expect to operate, that doesn’t matter if that’s how we interact with our customers and suppliers, or the way in which we design our supporting IT systems, it’s important to realise in all of these instances we can not and do not tolerate downtime.

But what does that mean, what does that mean to us as either IT professionals, or those trying to navigate their organisations through the trials and tribulations of our journey to a more digital way of working.

That’s the subject of this week’s podcast, as I’m joined by Veeam’s Michael Cade to discuss how this move to a more digital world is impacting the way we must treat our technology.

Michael has been talking to me for some time regarding the importance of system availability, as our businesses evolve and become more digitally driven, so I thought it was time to get him on the show to discuss why availability is so important and what we need to consider.

In this episode, we discuss exactly what we mean by digital transformation, how this is driving our reliance on communications and technology and the problems not been able to access them bring, not just to consumers, but to our organisations and the impact that has on customers and our ability to do business.

Although “backup” may not be the “sexiest” of technology trends, the importance of system availability is as critical today as it ever has been, possibly even more critical as we become increasingly dependent on our ability to access technology.

For more information on the topics Michael covered you can check out the following resources;

Science Museum Our Lives In Data

The Veeam Technical Blog Page

The Veeam Executive Blog

IDC Digital Transformation Whitepaper

And you can follow Michael on twitter @michaelcade1

Or his blog at vzilla.co.uk

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