David Richards

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

David Richards founded WANdisco in 2005. In 2012, WANdisco had a hugely successful listing on London Stock Exchange, raising over £24 million to drive business growth. The company has patented technology that led it to be officially partnered with Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft.

David has become recognized as a champion of technology and entrepreneurship. With more than 15 years of experience as an executive in the software industry, he sits on a number of advisory and executive boards of Silicon Valley startups. A passionate advocate of entrepreneurship, he has established many successful startup companies in enterprise software and is recognized as an authority on enterprise application integration and its standards.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of David Richards and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Bank battle for innovation and market share needs huge live data crunching

How to avoid downtime and disruption when moving data

How to avoid downtime and disruption when moving data

Increasingly organizations need to move data between data centers and/or the cloud, but the risk of downtime during transition is a sticking point.

Why banks should stay well clear of blockchain

Why banks should stay well clear of blockchain

As much as financial services institutions need to innovate, backing the wrong digital platform, such as blockchain, could be their undoing.

The future isn't cloud. It's multi-cloud

The future isn't cloud. It's multi-cloud

Cloud computing was supposed to simplify IT environments. Now, a study by Microsoft and 451 Research shows nearly a third of organizations work with four or more cloud vendors.

The 8 fallacies of distributed computing are becoming irrelevant

The 8 fallacies of distributed computing are becoming irrelevant

Thanks to modern computing, the 8 fallacies of distributed computing are being rendered obsolete.

The democratization of data in the cloud

The democratization of data in the cloud

Data democratization, made possible through cloud computing, puts crucial business information into the hands of those who need it the most.

Banking on the cloud

Banking on the cloud

To compete with disruptors in the market, the big banks must shift their operations to the cloud.

Data gravity: The new KPI for tech companies

Data gravity: The new KPI for tech companies

Data gravity helps cloud vendors get ahead of their competition by enabling them to accumulate knowledge about customers and understanding their needs.

Load More