Category Archives: Big Data

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

The Soft-Edged Cloud: A Security Challenge

The Cloud Security Challenge The use of the term “cloud” to describe global, offsite, computing and storage technology is apt for a number of reasons; not all of them good. The metaphor succeeds largely when people visualize their data hovering over their heads, no longer tied to a single location, and consequently easy to access…

Security Survey: Enterprises Unequipped To Detect And Deal With Attacks

Security Survey: Enterprises Unequipped To Detect And Deal With Attacks

Security Survey: Many Enterprises Still Unequipped Today’s information security teams are expected to mitigate risk in environments where employees are accessing critical and confidential data from anywhere, at any time. The network perimeter has expanded to include cloud services, mobile devices, and global forces that encompass partners and contractors, making it impossible to completely lock down…

Digital Marketing Hubs And The Cloud

Digital Marketing Hubs And The Cloud

Digital Market Hubs Gartner’s recently released research, Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Hubs, recognizes the big four marketing cloud vendors as leaders, but also points to many challengers. Adobe, Marketo, Oracle, and Salesforce inhabit the leader’s block of the Magic Quadrant, reflecting both their growing capabilities as well as marketing technology platform scopes. Gartner believes…

Trends: The CIO’s Business Card – Chief Productivity Officer

Trends: The CIO’s Business Card – Chief Productivity Officer

The Chief Productivity Officer After years of enterprises hesitating to migrate their applications and data stores to the cloud, it’s safe to say the debate is over and the cloud is here to stay. IDC even goes as far as to predict that by 2020, we will stop referring to clouds as “public” and “private,”…

How Data Privacy Reform Is Wreaking Havoc In The Cloud

How Data Privacy Reform Is Wreaking Havoc In The Cloud

Data Privacy Reform Is Wreaking Havoc Nations around the globe are stepping up efforts to better protect the personal data of private citizens. In particular, cross-border data security regulations and legislative reform is on the rise. The laws must evolve in order to mitigate theft, abuse and misappropriation of personally identifiable information (PII), better guard…

The Transformative Influence Of Cloud Computing

The Transformative Influence Of Cloud Computing

The Influence Of Cloud Computing  The unprecedented disruptive power of the internet on long-established businesses “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” This is a quote from the ancient Greek philosopher, Socrates, from thousands of years ago but it’s as accurate…

CES 2016: Welcome To The Future

CES 2016: Welcome To The Future

Welcome To The Future CES 2016 is hitting its stride in Las Vegas as many the leading global manufacturers’ role out their flagship innovations in the hope of attracting the attention of the international tech media. Let’s take a further look at some exciting innovations in the cloud and SaaS space. Of particular interest to…

Transforming The Travel & Transportation Industry With IoT

Transforming The Travel & Transportation Industry With IoT

Travel and Transportation Industry The travel industry is a huge infrastructure of roads, water, rails, air and more. What if there was a greater force behind all these moving parts, something to help travel and transportation companies maximize profits and the customer experience? Consider for a moment the involvement of IoT and what this means…

SaaS Growth Hacking Do’s And Don’t

SaaS Growth Hacking Do’s And Don’t

SaaS Growth Hacking Thanks to a few phenomenally successful campaigns and visions of best case scenarios, growth hacking tactics have received a lot of positive attention in recent times. But as the techniques and their results are analyzed it’s becoming apparent that there’s a right and a wrong way to use these tools. Or, at…

Driving Success: 6 Key Metrics For Every Recurring Revenue Business

Driving Success: 6 Key Metrics For Every Recurring Revenue Business

Recurring Revenue Business Metrics Recurring revenue is the secret sauce behind the explosive growth of powerhouses like Netflix and Uber. Unsurprisingly, recurring revenue is also quickly gaining ground in more traditional industries like healthcare and the automotive business. In fact, nearly half of U.S. businesses have adopted or are planning to adopt a recurring revenue model,…

5 Early CES 2016 Announcements Placing The Cloud Front And Center

5 Early CES 2016 Announcements Placing The Cloud Front And Center

5 Early CES 2016 Announcements The annual Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas this morning, and already there are a slew of high profile, cloud-related announcements from a wide variety of companies. From big names like BMW and Samsung to startups trying to break into the public eye, it’s clear that the…

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