[Case study] Managing digital pathology data in the NHS

By |June 30th, 2016|

At the recent DigitalPath 2016 conference Dave Gibbs from Severn Pathology (part of North Bristol NHS Trust) delivered a case study presentation on how he came to select and deploy an Arkivum […]

Digital pathology data storage strategies

By |June 28th, 2016|

The digitisation of pathology practices that involve, in some shape or form, creating and using images, is revolutionising how pathologists work. This is in part due to the fact that […]

Managed cloud storage – what’s the hold up?

By |May 17th, 2016|

This article originally appeared in Business Cloud News, Information Age and ITProPortal.

Organisations operating in today’s highly competitive and lightning-speed world are constantly looking for new ways to deliver services to customers at […]

Arkivum leads on cloud-based managed data storage for healthcare

By |May 12th, 2016|

Among the most innovative participants at the eHealth event at Olympia was Arkivum. It provides a secure, cloud-based managed data storage and archive service via the N3 network that meets the compliance requirements of the NHS Information Governance (IG) Toolkit.

Big data is transforming healthcare – read how

By |April 29th, 2016|

This article originally appeared in Information Age.

Data volumes are exploding. More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race.

By the year […]

Disruptive digital pathology workflows: reaping the benefits

By |March 30th, 2016|

Many pathology labs in the NHS are moving to digital processes that typically revolve around those that involve imaging of some sort (whole slide imaging for example) but could also […]

How to better manage data in digital pathology

By |March 22nd, 2016|

This article originally appeared in Digital Health Age and Health Business.

The healthcare industry has changed and re-formed more in recent years than ever before. In the face of significantly reduced budgets, this […]

60TB of scalable long-term storage at Oxford Molecular Diagnostics Centre

By |February 29th, 2016|

With the need for a scalable, easily-procured and cost-effective long-term storage solution, the Oxford Molecular Diagnostics Centre has deployed 60TB of Arkivum/100 long-term archive storage.

Wearables for ‘unhealthy’ people – a thought experiment

By |February 11th, 2016|

The recent focus around wearables at CES, the largest annual consumer tech exhibition, pricked my attention yet again. There can be no doubt that wearables are more than just a […]

3 Reasons why the pricing of the Arkivum Service benefits customers

By |January 28th, 2016|

It’s not often that we write an article where the pricing of our service is the central theme. This article is essentially about the positive impact our pricing methodology has […]

You only had one job and deleting data in error wasn’t it

By |January 25th, 2016|

Imagine this scenario: you are an unusually good citizen and you believe that the long-term security and availability of your data is important. It’s the contents of your PC. Nothing […]

My top 5 data storage predictions for 2016

By |January 5th, 2016|

Arkivum provides secure long-term and large-scale data storage services to organisations of all sizes across industry sectors such as healthcare, higher education, life sciences and memory institutions. As you can […]

Digital preservation 101: how to get started

By |December 3rd, 2015|

What is digital preservation and how do you get started? And more fundamentally, what is it you need to have in place to be able to say that you’ve ‘got started’?
Digital […]

Long-term data storage: as simple as possible, but not simpler.

By |November 19th, 2015|

Keeping things simple, as simple as possible, is part of our vernacular. We talk about KISS and (sometimes) use Occam’s razor. Einstein said “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but […]

Why Wearables Are Creating New Data Streams

By |November 10th, 2015|

I recently read a great article in Bioscience Technology that acknowledges how new technologies are generating significant amounts of data in the healthcare and life sciences sectors and that this […]

Back To The Future: Where’s the data from 1985’s computers?

By |October 21st, 2015|

Using ‘computers’ these days (here in the ‘future’ of 2015 – the future if you were living in Back To The Future) is so commonplace that we no longer even call […]

Keeping data alive for 25 years? Easy if you know what you’re doing.

By |October 9th, 2015|

It’s often believed that data archiving is relatively straightforward. After all, “all you’re doing is storing several copies of each data file and keeping the copies for as long as […]

Data archiving: It’s for everyone!

By |October 2nd, 2015|

Data archiving is often discussed through the lens of high-profile use cases. Whether you’re archiving to benefit from the future use of research data; preventing a so-called digital Dark Age; securing the […]

A digital rod for our digital backs? We need to think about the 22nd century.

By |September 8th, 2015|

Until the digital age recently came along, archive storage media were relatively straightforward. We humans wrote on stuff like paper, bark, leaves, stone, walls, tablets (no, not that sort) of […]

Tape storage stops you losing your data (guaranteed)

By |August 26th, 2015|

Losing data is never a good thing, but losing data forever, for a business is, well, unthinkable. It has however been reported that lightning struck one of Google’s data centres four […]

Life sciences, innovation and data workflows

By |August 10th, 2015|

With UK life sciences funding at a 10-year high, and Parliament’s new drive to stimulate and grow the industry, it’s safe to say that the nation is headed into an era of innovation.

The next Life Sciences investment domino falls: Sean Parker

By |July 23rd, 2015|

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post addressing Google’s investment in the life sciences. Bill Maris, the president and managing partner of Google’s investment arm (Google Venture), was the […]

Boom! That’s the sound of today’s UK life sciences industry!

By |July 21st, 2015|

It’s an exciting time to be part of the life sciences industry in Britain. And it’s mainly because the government has recently taken a much more proactive approach to growing […]

What? You’re only backing up your data?!

By |July 7th, 2015|

If you’ve ever worked in higher education—whether as a professor or administrator – then you know one of the most important keystrokes you’ve mastered on your computer is Ctrl+S (or […]

Hackers: The modern day bank robbers

By |June 9th, 2015|

Mention the name “Lightning” Lee Murray at your local pub and someone is bound to know who he is. The infamous Murray was the mastermind behind the 2006 Securitas Depot […]

4 Reasons why tape beats traditional disk storage

By |June 2nd, 2015|

If you are thinking about archiving your data with a third-party vendor, there are many things to consider before making your final choice—the most important being data integrity. During your […]

Catastrophic data loss (that digital dark age thing again)

By |May 28th, 2015|

When comparing life in the 21st century to the ancient world, you may be hard-pressed to find many similarities. But if you look more closely, there are parallels to […]

How archiving can reduce data protection costs

By |May 22nd, 2015|

Over the last 50 years we have seen waves of technology booms which have dramatically shaped the world we live in. Because of this, almost everything we do today is […]

Google and the life sciences investment domino effect

By |May 19th, 2015|

Bill Maris may be the most important man the life sciences have ever known. No, Maris isn’t a scientist, nor is he an expert in the field, but what he […]