Author: Adrian Bridgwater

Adrian Bridgwater is a technology journalist with three decades of press experience. Primarily he works as a news analysis writer dedicated to a software application development ‘beat’; but, in a fluid media world, he is also an analyst, technology evangelist and content consultant. As the previously narrow discipline of programming now extends across a wider transept of the enterprise IT landscape, his own editorial purview has also broadened. He has spent much of the last 10 years also focusing on open source, data analytics and intelligence, cloud computing, mobile devices and data management.
Events, dollars & cents: the state of open source in 2023

Events, dollars & cents: the state of open source in 2023

Britain was, obviously (arguably), mislead and misguided enough to vote positively for Brexit by a small but unfortunate margin. In what may be something of a continued move to reaffirm what open values the nation still has, OpenUK continues its obviously (perhaps inarguably) positive work to promo... Read more

date17 hours ago
ScaleFlux: Computational storage, mainstream is no daydream

ScaleFlux: Computational storage, mainstream is no daydream

Storage needs a makeover. Often thought of as back-office donkey/grunt work, we all recognise the need and importance of storage, but not many of us want to focus on it as a computing discipline in and of itself. Which is wrong, obviously. Notwithstanding the fact that one Australian tech news p... Read more

date4 days ago
Dialling into Ops via UCaaS

Dialling into Ops via UCaaS

DevOps happened before DevOps. That is, we had operations teams working with developers on relatively sophisticated workflow methodologies long before the technology industry decided to formalise this ‘workplace culture approach’ and give it a name. As we know, DevOps has now extended to bec... Read more

date9 days ago
Horizontal hold, Alluxio widens multi-tenant architectures

Horizontal hold, Alluxio widens multi-tenant architectures

Data moves. While some data will inevitably come to rest and reside in a storage repository with one or other level of accessibility (depending on mission-criticality, cost of storage or other factors), data mostly moves between application workloads, analytics engines and more.  This core cade... Read more

date12 days ago
Software’s post-pandemic recessionary lag factor 

Software’s post-pandemic recessionary lag factor 

Knowledge is power. But further than any mere level of learning by rote understanding, we use the term ‘savvy’ to denote a particular level of practical knowledge and ability. Coming out of the post-pandemic period of preparation for the ensuing recession will (arguably) require more savvine... Read more

date15 days ago
Qualys TotalCloud, Totaalvoetbal to unify the cloud-native team

Qualys TotalCloud, Totaalvoetbal to unify the cloud-native team

Think back for a moment, remember when cloud first happened? Keep your company’s data and applications (and all manner of digital services) off-site, away from the organisation’s home premises and in some Cloud Services Provider (CSP) datacentre, located at goodness knows where right? The... Read more

date27 days ago
Low-code on the open road: acquires Ionic for mobile dev

Low-code on the open road: acquires Ionic for mobile dev

Low-code is on the high. The new-age automation shortcuts, reference architectures, templates and wider tooling offerings that form the low-code universe of software application development are in high gear in terms of their current ascendancy. Looking upwards, low-code is also now being charged... Read more

date29 days ago
Life, the universe & data… Y42 reimagines DataOps

Life, the universe & data… Y42 reimagines DataOps

Technology nomenclature evolves. Perhaps nowhere more prevalently than in cloud computing and data science.  Where we once thought of operations as nothing more than the Ops element of sysadmin and DBA database administration that eventually morphed into DevOps, we now have new notions of opera... Read more

date1 month ago
Look, a container! Cloudify automates Kubernetes  discovery

Look, a container! Cloudify automates Kubernetes discovery

Kubernetes orchestrates. That’s what it does. Also ‘cutely’ known as K8s, Kubernetes is an open source software tool designed for automating the deployment, scaling and management of containerised applications. Deeper here, as many will know, containerised applications are smaller (than a ... Read more

date1 month ago
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