Category Archives: Big Data

The Database Wars 2.0

The Database Wars 2.0

The Database Wars 2.0 The IT world is undergoing a major shift. The way companies and individuals use and interact with their technology has been relatively constant since the emergence of the internet and traditional network servers in the mid-1990s, but the rapid growth in cloud computing and ever-increasing availability of large data centre means…

How Big Data Is Changing Air Travel

How Big Data Is Changing Air Travel

How Big Data Is Changing Air Travel Long check-in queues, delayed flights and lost baggage – the typical airport experience is all too familiar to business travelers and holidaymakers alike. However, the emergence of big data is slowly changing the reality of using an airport. Transport hubs around the world are slowly trying to migrate…

10 Innovative Cloud-Based Start-ups

10 Innovative Cloud-Based Start-ups

10 Innovative Cloud-Based Start-ups The growth of cloud computing over the last five years has seen a rapid increase in the number of start-up companies in the sector. Many of these start-ups are doing unique things that are changing the landscape of the cloud industry itself and establishing themselves as new market leaders in the…

The Difficulties Of Data Monitoring

The Difficulties Of Data Monitoring

Data Monitoring In an IT world increasingly dominated by vast amounts of data, it is becoming ever more important to accurately monitor, track and understand the statistics available. As companies migrate some of their services and applications onto the cloud whilst still retaining physical servers and databases, it is progressively more difficult to assimilate all…

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger

Using Big Data To Prevent World Hunger Hunger and famine are two of the leading indicators of serious poverty. In October 2013 the Global Hunger Index released its latest report, indicating nineteen countries suffer from levels of hunger that are either ‘alarming’ or ‘extremely alarming’, with one in eight people suffering from chronic undernourishment between…

Data-Heavy Heavens: Big Data, But Not As We Know It

Data-Heavy Heavens: Big Data, But Not As We Know It

Big Data, But Not as we Know It As astronomy equipment becomes ever more complex and harvests ever increasing amounts of information from our skies, companies are applying the theories of big data to try and answer one of humanity’s most profound questions – are we alone? Data-Heavy Heavens The amount of data collected is…

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The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM

The Business Benefits of Cloud CRM From software deployment, to mobility, to wearable technology, cloud computing has transformed seemingly every aspect of modern business. Research indicates cloud applications and platforms will be at the forefront of IT spending by 2016, with half of all enterprises implementing cloud solutions by 2017. One of the quickest markets…

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? –  ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

The iCloud Scandal – Who Is To Blame? – ‘Cloud’ Security vs. ‘Internet’ Security

How the iCloud Scandal Has Helped to Define the Difference Between ‘Cloud’ Security and ‘Internet’ Security Busting the myth that bad cloud security was to blame for Apple’s recent celebrity data disaster Overview: We discuss the ‘celebrity hacking’ iCloud saga and debate whether or not the breach was likely down to Cloud encryption issues or…

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Cloud Security In The Workplace

Workplace Cloud Security Our workplaces are changing and much of it for the better. Increased flexibility – pushed by cloud services – is behind many of the changes. Home working, increased collaboration – it’s all good, and it’s all delivering significant business benefits. We know that. That’s so 2013. But fewer than 10% of businesses…

Are Made For Mobile Apps Really Different?

Are Made For Mobile Apps Really Different?

Mobile Apps Environment Mobile employees need mobile apps. Mobile apps help field personnel to be more productive and often enable them to generate new revenue streams and improve customer service (and the corporate brand!). However, as companies seek to integrate mobile technologies into their application infrastructures, they are faced with an important choice. Is it more…

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