Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.
Hitachi Data Systems is staking a claim for a key role in connecting organisations' data and applications with the announcement of a new strategy and new or updated products to begin turning the strategy into reality.
Cloudbursting - the practice of running baseline workloads in house but pushing peak loads onto a cloud provider's infrastructure - gained a lot of attention during the early days of cloud computing but has failed to become everyday practice.