Category Archives: Big Data

Cloud Services On The East Coast Clog In The Wake of Sandy

Cloud Services On The East Coast Clog In The Wake of Sandy In an age where the Internet infrastructure depends on the engineered redundancy of underwater cables, it is hardly possible that the effect of super storms like Sandy can go unnoticed. Hosting and colocution services went off tune after data facilities and websites on…

Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect”

Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect”

Northern Sweden Experiencing A “Facebook Effect” – The City of Lulea, one year after Facebook’s announcement of its  first datacenter outside the US Close to the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden lies the City of Lulea – home to Facebook’s new European datacenter.  Following a year of construction work, the datacenter is taking shape and is getting closer to being operational.…

Key Cloud Computing Trends In Each Of The Five Continents

Key Cloud Computing Trends In Each Of The Five Continents Going by recent surveys in all the five continents, it is telling that bigger things are yet to come in cloud computing. While Europeans are taking an exacting, albeit generic approach to changes visiting upon the scene, the Americans are considering the capital side of…

Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing

Important IaaS Cloud Industry Platforms Worth Knowing Every now and then one often hears of a new terminology in the cloud platforms. As the industry grows by leaps and bounds, it is hardly necessary to expect nothing short of dramatic and innovative changes. In this wave of developments, the established companies bask in all the…

The Cloud: Focusing On Cloud Performance – Part 2

The Cloud: Focusing On Cloud Performance – Part 2 Continued from Part 1 Companies are usually recommended to do a workload analysis exercise before deciding on moving a process to the cloud and choosing a provider. For vendors it is, again, critical to understand in both business and computational terms (like number of records, size…

Cheap Laptops Or Integrated Cloud Systems For Education?

Cheap Laptops Or Integrated Cloud Systems For Education?

Cheap Laptops or Integrated Cloud Systems for Education? One of the most heated debates in many emerging economies and third-world countries is tying education to device ownership. The original mentality of NGO programs that use e-learning to support remote communities online is to provide over-the-counter laptops. These would normally have a face value of under a…

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Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the…

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud and regulation in financial services

Cloud Regulation When talking about cloud and regulation in financial services, it is important to approach it with a clear understanding of the typical policies that your national regulator will require you to adhere to. Let’s start with outsourcing policy. Cloud mode provides us with a way of outsourcing data centre environments, applications, and services…

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