Technology Record - Issue 23: Winter 21/22

29 Logicalis survey reveals struggle with using data for digital transformation Responses from the 2021 Global CIO survey, commissioned by Logicalis, show that 85 per cent of chief information officers (CIOs) plan to focus on finding new ways to increase agility and speed in the next five years. The same number identified building and operating models as a priority. However, while 98 per cent of CIOs report that the pandemic accelerated their organisation's digital transformation plans, three-quarters of respondents admitted that their organisations struggle to unlock the data that would drive a successful digital transformation strategy. Building on this, the survey results reveal that 48 per cent of respondents use data to increase speed and agility in their operations, and a quarter of respondents use data to drive overall business strategy. City of York works with Barracuda Networks to protect data City of York Council in the UK has chosen Barracuda Networks, a provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, to help protect its Office 365 data with the security firm’s Cloud-to-Cloud Backup. The solution met the council’s requirements to have support for two-factor authentication, no onpremises controllers and data storage in the UK, as well as providing back-up for all Office 365 data from Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint as well as Exchange. “Barracuda Cloud-to-Cloud Backup makes it very easy to find and restore individual files in a very granular way,” said Ian Towner, infrastructure services technical lead for the City of York Council.