Telegraph CTO: 'Speed is everything'

Telegraph CTO: 'Speed is everything' 580 358 C-Suite Network
Telegraph CTO: 'Speed is everything'
Speed is vital to the Telegraph, its CTO explained

Toby Wright, the CTO of the Telegraph newspaper, has welcomed the launch of the Google Cloud Platform’s new UK region, saying that it will shave vital miliseconds off page load times for his websites.

Wright was speaking at a launch event at Google’s offices recently, during which the first instance was ceremoniously created in the new region.

He discussed his organisation’s use of Google BigQuery – the firm’s analytics warehouse – and the fact that speed is essential to his business.

“We’ve been a Google customer since 2008 when we started with G Suite,” said Wright. “And now we support everything we do from BigQuery; our mobile e-commerce tools use it, and we use it for reporting, the single customer view and real-time user measurement.

“Speed is very important for us. We have to compete and be quick, you have miliseconds…