Category: Features

Business Leader Interview: Paresh Davdra CEO, RationalFX

Paresh Davdra is the co-founder CEO of RationalFX and Xendpay, both are based in London. RationalFX is the UK’s first online foreign exchange service, it has just 108 staff but operates internationally with an annual turnover of over $3 billion. Xendpay is the first Pay-What-You-Want money transfer service with offices in UK, France and Spain.…

Tableau advances advanced analytics

Tableau has announced the general availability of its latest version 10.2. As one would expect from a pure play analytics company it is pushing the boundaries with the latest enhancements. Andrew Beers, Chief Development Officer at Tableau Software commented: “The need to see and understand data has never been greater. Enhancements in Tableau 10.2 make…

Business Leader Interview Vinay Joosery, CEO Severalnines

Vinay Joosery is the CEO and co-founder of Severalnines.  Severalnines provides automation and management software for database clusters. They help companies deploy their databases in any environment, and manage all operational aspects to achieve several nines availability. Previously, Joosery held the post of Vice-President EMEA at Pentaho Corporation – the Open Source BI leader. He…

Let the Unicorn out of your Dinosaur and form a Rhino

The recent Oracle Modern Business Experience event saw attendees challenged by Matthew Guest, Founder of Deloitte Digital Strategy in the first keynote. He delivered a presentation that revealed some interesting details about why organisations fail. He then related a business model that organisations should consider. Are Unicorns always disruptive Guest is fascinated by the success of…

Is your CFO preparing for a Service economy?

FinancialForce has published the results of a survey it completed with CFO Research. It shows that service driven business models are becoming increasingly important. This is a small survey with only 163 CFO, or senior finance leaders but it is still significant. 71% of respondents say that more than half of their revenues come from services. The sample…

Defence spending cuts hit BT R&D priorities

Adastral Park in Suffolk is home to BT’s brains trust. The site is home to 3,000 BT staff and 700 partners. It also houses Innovation Martlesham, a high-tech cluster where 96 companies, including start-ups, are housed. The “brains trust” claim sits well with staff at Adastral Park. The bulk of BT’s £2.6 billion in research…

Late payments harm SME’s

Xero recently carried out research among 517 small businesses in South Africa and revealed the impact of late payments on them. The research was carried out by Frontline Market Research, but similar results are seen in most other countries one suspects. Almost 50% of UK SME’s are paid late according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited. The…

The challenge of endpoint device security

During the merger of Heat Software and LANDESK to form Ivanti, Enterprise Times sat down with Matthew Walker, VP Sales to talk about the challenges around endpoint device protection. In this podcast we talk about key issues such as knowing what is on your network, the use of whitelisting and creating policies that are enforceable…

Talking OpenStack with SUSE

Recently Mark Smith, Global Product and Solutions Manager, SUSE sat down with Enterprise Times to talk about the future of SUSE and OpenStack. A wide ranging discussion touched on the challenges of making OpenStack the fourth cloud platform behind Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Smith believes that it is on target to be a $5 billion marketplace by…

Business Leader Interview: Steve Daly, CEO and President, Ivanti

Steve Daly is President and CEO of Ivanti, a leading security software company. Daly has more than 20 years of experience in the software and hardware industries. Ivanti was created following the acquisition of LANDESK by Clearlake and its subsequent merger with HEAT Software. Daly joined LANDESK in 2007 becoming CEO in 2010. He previously worked for…