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Big Data in Healthcare Conference: Improving outcomes through data sharing

We’re heading to the Big Data in Healthcare Conference on 25th October, where expert speakers from across the health and technology sectors will explain how data and analytics will shape the future of the NHS. We know that NHS hospitals are incredibly complex structures with interacting processes and workflows and, in our opinion, the key […]

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Modern Research Benefits from Old School Storage

How modern tape storage addresses research data needs The preservation of research data is a serious business.  Long-term retention is a central tenet to the success of research facilities such as the University of Oxford1 and the University of Cambridge2 where traditional museum-grade storage conditions for paper documents now sit alongside enterprise-quality data storage solutions. […]

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Factory 2050 Event Reflections

 Industry 4.0 is leading the way for intelligent data analytics for improved business outcomes in manufacturing Last week saw OCF DATA take its maiden voyage into the event world, where we presented and exhibited at an event specific to manufacturing. ‘Where digital meets manufacturing’ was organised by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and was […]

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Flash + Tape – Did this odd couple just get more stylish?

Have we all just been following the latest fashion? We’ve all seen and experienced the metrics in data growth over the years, and now are in the wonderful era of making sense of it all and trying to “get the wardrobe in order”. Not only do we have structured and unstructured data, 4K and 8K […]

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Tape is Dead – Long Live Tape

IBM’s Software Defined approach, helps organisations get the most value from data with something old and something new. Flashing the cache? A colleague told me that he had a conversation with a very large customer not too long ago, wherein they said that they were considering only buying flash arrays in the future. This particular […]

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Where Digital Meets Manufacturing

‘Digital Meets Manufacturing’ is the focus for this year’s Factory 2050 Conference (#F2050), over the next two days (4th-5th October 2017). Held at the AMRC Factory 2050, it is the UK’s first totally reconfigurable, digital factory for collaborative research and first building to be completed on the University of Sheffield’s new Advanced Manufacturing Campus. The […]

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Two-phased approach to HPC brings success to Exeter

The team at OCF worked on a very interesting project recently, which saw us design, integrate and configure a brand new HPC system in a custom-built shipping container style data centre. Existing departmental resources within the Life Sciences and Physics departments were coming to the end of life, so using funding from both the University […]

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Towards a data driven healthcare system

In our last post, ‘Can Analytics Save the NHS from Collapse?’ we discussed the lack of adoption of data analytics technologies by the NHS – and reasons behind this. There’s no doubt the challenges are real, but for me, the benefits of using analytics are considerable and outweigh the cons. In this latest post, it’s […]

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