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Our networks are rich with data and the explosion that has occurred, particularly before, during and after covid, has caused severe consequences in many businesses as IT teams struggle to move, store, analyse and protect a business’s prized asset.

An IDC report in 2018, predicted that the global data sphere would grow to 163 zettabytes by 2025 and the stark reality is that many businesses have not, or are only at the beginning of, starting to unlock the value of data.

Are you a thriver or survivor?

The key to utilising the power of your data is to have the mindset of a thriver. Thrivers embrace new technology and automation and have shifted to focusing on data driven decisions, using data to drive innovation and streamline their operations.

In contrast, survivors have yet to embrace new technologies or invest correctly to utilise the power that data can unlock for their business.

The IDC report indicated from their research that thrivers reduce their operational costs by 2.7 times more than survivors and achieve 39% higher overall IT productivity, delivering 64% faster IT services because of a desire to drive automation and data, underpinning all IT services innovations.

This is as a result of leading thrivers taking a unique approach and assessing investment priorities and redirecting their data centres role in enabling the business to be fueled by data.

What is the positive impact of great data use?

Data generation and delivery transforms how a business connects with the customer; it delivers revenue streams and, overall, improves operational effectiveness. This is underpinned by the thrivers utilising emerging technologies and innovations, particularly focusing on:

The competitive differentiation between thrivers and survivors is driven significantly by this technology.

By rethinking how they use their datacentres, thrivers have comprehended that datacentres are not a single building but a culmination of them embracing multiple IT delivery models.

However, there are 3 key areas to focus on in the delivery of excelling data:

1. Security

Thrivers understand that the focus on physical security and data security is of paramount importance in terms of compliance monitoring and protecting their assets.

The rapid deployment of AI analytic systems across all resources and delivery of new capabilities is a result of leveraging emerging technologies such as IOT, AI, AR and VR and thrivers are rapidly investing in this type of tech.

There is a realisation that without adopting technology that simplifies management and autonomous operations this can impede resilience against cyber attacks.

2. Reduce Management Complexities

The use of infrastructure technology that leverages automation has been acknowledged by thrivers as a key driver in simplifying any management complexities and simplifies their operations and reduces significant alert fatigue.

In essence, thrivers use embedded data with integrated analytics and AI in their IT data management processes over 19 times* more than survivors do. Greater investment in advanced infrastructure has supported thrivers in overcoming management complexities and is elevating their operational strategies for higher success than survivors.

3. Leverage on premise and cloud

Thrivers use a multicloud strategy or a combination of public and private cloud solutions to increase their ability to handle significant data growth.

They trust the infrastructure and therefore are achieving a 2x higher productivity rate and 34% additional revenue*.

The QO view:

In essence it is the mix of these three core strategies that thrivers have embraced that is propelling their operational success.

Data is of paramount importance to a business and embracing new technologies such as Continuous Controls Monitoring is accelerating their operational success.

CCM offers a single source of truth into the health of your business.

Consider data as a metric, collected from your security, business and IT tools. These metrics are an indicator of the health of your security controls and compliance. You may have IT teams already doing this, but think about this – how much would it alleviate your teams if this was continuously monitored by automation based on the controls you had implemented? That would ease the pressure and allow your IT teams to focus on other important areas of your IT environment.

The IDC report concluded the following stark facts that support embracing new technologies such as continuous controls monitoring in compliance and security:

Thrivers seem pretty successful right? As a business or IT leader, who wouldn’t want to deliver those kinds of results to their business by embracing new technologies such as CCM? Why not find out more at

* Statistics from IDC White Paper | Emerging Technology and Modern IT: The Key to Unlocking Your Data Capita

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Ian Waggott

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A very experienced and respected Senior Leadership Executive, with over 30 years’ experience in Information Technology, Information/CyberSecurity and Risk. Specialises in delivering business transformation, leading people through change and taking them on a journey to deliver and exceed company expectations. Highly regarded by his peers and colleagues across the globe. A very confident and effective communicator at CXO level, and valued as an expert presenter at numerous worldwide forums  . Across his career been in Senior CISO and leadership positions in Banking, Telco, Network & Utilities, Several UK Government Departments, 

Has extensive Cyber Security, Operational Risk, Compliance and Business Transformation expertise, gained across a broad range of industries. Former Director of Cybersecurity for CGI and CapGemini and Ex CISO for O2.

Will Tonge

Head of Recruitment -

Will has spent the last 9-years embedded in Cyber Security working with global, household names and innovative start-ups.

Passionate about bringing people and technology together, Will has worked in various settings, helping build high-growth organisations across multiple sectors. During this time, he has built an extensive network with access to some of the best talent out there.

Outside of QO, his young daughter keeps him well on his toes!

Shaun Barnes

DevOps Team Lead

Mark Hudson

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Mark works with SMEs and charities to develop strategies to help them grow and access development capital. He is a NED, charity trustee and mentor to a wide range of people. His plural career started in 2017 after 16 years at pwc as a Deals partner working with large corporates and PE houses; at pwc he also ran the Retail and Consumer practice and was Chairman of the pwc UK Supervisory Board. Prior to pwc he was an executive director at Welcome Break and Iceland Group, and a partner at Bain and Company. He trained as an engineer at Imperial College and has an MBA from INSEAD. 

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Eamon Flavin

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Eamon is a highly regarded and massively respected technology career professional as well as serial entrepreneur. He has started, grown and successfully taken to market three technology business.

Genuinely expert in technology, Eamon has enjoyed long-term working relationships with many of the world’s top companies and organisations in finance, banking, government, manufacturing, engineering, technology and the charities sector.

He draws on unparalleled contacts and experience and provides advice, solutions and recommendations, as well as helping respond to emergencies. Eamon has grown in-house and client teams and has a gift for hiring great people.

Peter Martin

Non-Exec Director -

Peter has the ability to do what many fail to and that is to consistently bring together highly professional teams and build a business environment that is supportive, agile, professional and where everyone enjoys coming into the office.

Bringing a unique blend of business acumen and technical knowledge to the role of non-exec director, Peter has already demonstrated his ability to bring an exceptional flair for dealing with complex situations with a clear, considered approach.

Personally, Peter brings humility and a strong moral compass to the team. His disarming and self-deprecating approach wins everyone over.

Anwen Haynes

Head of Marketing -

Anwen has worked in B2B and B2C marketing for over 20 years. From transforming end-to-end customer journeys in retail with strategic customer-centric plans to target driven focused strategies for B2B sales. With extensive experience in digital marketing including SEO, as well as Brand development, she loves to develop a cohesive approach to brand image and communications to drive and develop the business proposition and perception.

Alice Walker

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Alice has worked in the IT industry for 20 years. Starting in Procurement, she moved into Software Asset Management before transitioning into Customer Success Management. Working across a variety of roles for different industries as both a customer and a service provider has given her a great understanding of what makes a great service. She has always been passionate about building and maintaining great customer relationships and helping her customers achieve their goals.

Owain Rowley

Lead Developer -

Owain has spent nearly a decade building software solutions and products within the cyber security sphere for the likes of government entities, large telecommunication companies, banks and card transaction companies.

This level of experience allows him to swiftly identify business and security processes that can be streamlined with automation, increase the efficiency of existing processes, as well as generate insightful data visualisations and models for members of an organisation at each different level.

Ami Penolver

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Ami is a finance sector career professional, with many years’ experience working in financial services, both in London and throughout the UK. In addition to financial control, she looks after HR and legal for the company.

Being a mother of two also equips her with the basic skills required to manage a senior team of management and technology consultants.

Ami’s sense of balance and perspective is an essential ingredient of the Quod Orbis culture.

Alastair Dickson

Commercial Director -

Alastair has spent the last 20 years working in Cyber Security and Risk Management. He is a passionate believer that security solutions should enable a business to take advantage of all the benefits of the digital world, while not putting the organisation’s data or productivity at risk.

Alastair has developed high-performing teams in some of the industry’s most competitive markets and launched new innovative technologies to market.

Being a rugby coach, and also having four sons at home, means he has lots of experience in keeping a passionate team in order but always has time for some fun!

Gary Penolver


Gary has 15 years’ experience in senior technology roles, and has already been closely involved in starting and taking two technology companies to market.

Totally comfortable with a fast-moving, state-of-the-art technical landscape, he helps his clients maintain and improve security and compliance.

He has a reputation for delivering pragmatic and easy to maintain solutions – business owners and managers enjoy knowing that the security and compliance is well managed and automated, properly instrumented and reported at a competitive cost point.

Honest, open, unflappable and very social, Gary is trusted by many household-name organisations to protect their, and their client’s data.

Martin Greenfield


Martin is an experienced technology and organisational transformation specialist and an excellent, proven leader and communicator in mission-critical operations, particularly in security technology.

Over the past 20 years, multi-billion pound commercial organisations, including global banks, utilities and major investment funds have trusted Martin to transform their operations to meet financial, operational and compliance targets.

Martin optimises operations, managing and transforming operational teams of between 50 and 500 people, to deliver the highest levels of audit compliance, risk management and financial efficiency.

Often working with other major consultancies and suppliers for new global corporate owners or management teams, Martin will help integrate and streamline operations on a global basis.

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