Weekend takeaway: 10 tech stories you need to read right now

25 Mar 2016

Since it is Data Week over here on Siliconrepublic.com, an all you can eat round-up of data stories

Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: the future of security; cool and unusual data centre designs; and security issues over driverless cars.

1. Deciphering the puzzling future of data security

From hackers to unencrypted smartphones and the spectre of full-scale cyber warfare, the future of data security is set to be a complex one that will affect us all.

2. Autonomous cars are terrifying some cybersecurity experts

Driverless cars are on the way, of this we are sure. But, truthfully, how safe are they going to be? We asked some cybersecurity experts and the answers were pretty worrying.

3. Check out 7 cool data centres with oddly innovative designs

As the growth in data centres continues apace, we look at some of the more creative ways tech companies store their mounds and mounds of data.

4. With great amounts of data comes great responsibility – and opportunity

We are in danger of turning data and privacy into taboo subjects. Instead, we need to direct the conversation towards the potential opportunities of a data-centric world, writes John Kennedy.

5. Are you ready to jump into hybrid cloud?

Hybrid cloud is the major enterprise trend of today. But what is it, why does it matter and should you invest in it, asks John Kennedy.

6. 3 issues defining data protection in Ireland today

To mark Data Week, Mason Hayes & Curran looks at three areas surrounding data protection that are important both now and for the future.

7. From the pinnacle of knowledge CIOs talk data management

Leading CIOs and IT leaders give an insight into the data challenge, how to manage it and the kind of cutting-edge projects they are embarking upon.

8. Leaders’ Insights: Bill Kearney, IBM Ireland Lab

Bill Kearney is the vice-president of the IBM Ireland Lab and its Dublin Technology Campus.

9. How will we store data in the zettabyte era? (Infographic)

The amount of data we produce nowadays is truly mind-boggling, so how will we store it?

10. 4 top employers hiring for data management roles right now

When it comes to the glittering world of data jobs, it’s often all about data science and data analytics. Data management, sadly, generally gets short shrift.

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years