Your Personal Cloud Space

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My personal cloud…   The concept of the personal cloud is intriguing to me right now. Why? For the most part, it has a lot to do with what people consider to be a personal cloud. Where private clouds are dedicated solutions built around a single customer or agency using them, the personal cloud is a

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Big Data Relations – Ready Or Not… Here We Come

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In recent years, Big Data and Cloud relations have been growing steadily. And while there have been many questions raised around how best to use the information being gathered, there is no question that there is a real future between the two. This year we will see just how that relationship matures and manifests as

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Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014

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Why Reliability Is The Buzz Word For Cloud In 2014 Any discussion of cloud adoption primarily boils down to two important concerns – data security and cloud reliability. A study conducted by Tata Consultancy Services sometime back revealed some interesting insights – while customers in Europe and Asia-Pacific saw data security as the most important

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Internap Public Cloud Survey Reveals Performance As Top Challenge

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Internap Public Cloud Survey Reveals Performance as Top Challenge for Cloud-Wise Organizations Rise of fast, big data applications exposes price-performance obstacles for organizations using virtual cloud  ATLANTA – January 14, 2014 ─ Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP), a provider of high-performance Internet infrastructure services, today released the findings of its global survey, which highlight the significant differences in public cloud

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Hand Writing: Data, Data, Everywhere, But Let’s Just Stop And Think

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Hand Writing: Data, Data, Everywhere, But Let’s Just Stop And Think Surely nobody who has the slightest awareness of what’s going on in the world can be unaware of the phrase ‘big data’. Almost every day the newspapers and television make reference to it, and it’s ubiquitous on the web. In November, a Google search

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3 Ways To Protect Your Financial Data

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3 Ways To Protect Your Financial Data Recent retail foibles have us all a bit on edge about our personal data. High-profile security breaches at Target and on SnapChat remind us it can happen anywhere, to anyone. It leaves us marveling a bit (not in a good way) at how a simple transaction can cause

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CEOs Call For Big Data And IT Continues To Lead Investment Decisions

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CEOs Call for Big Data and IT Continues to Lead Investment Decisions IDG Enterprise’s 2014 Big Data Research Details the Investment Areas and Challenges for Big Data Adoption FRAMINGHAM, MA – (Marketwired – Jan 7, 2014) -  IDG Enterprise – the media company comprising of Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, CIO, DEMO, CSO, CIO Executive Council, ITworld, CFOworld and CITEworld

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IBM To Acquire Aspera To Help Companies Speed Global Movement Of Big Data

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IBM to Acquire Aspera to Help Companies Speed Global Movement of Big Data New Capabilities Allow Organizations To Reduce Transfer Time For Large Data Files From Hours To As Little As Seconds ARMONK, N.Y. – 19 December 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Emeryville, CA-based Aspera, Inc. Aspera’s technology helps companies securely speed the

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Collaborative Economy – The Death Of “Death By Meeting”

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This is part 1 of a 2-part post on disruptive technologies and the collaborative economy. For decades now, busy working people have struggled with time and tasks in the workplace. Meetings have been especially difficult, in that for all their great intentions, they are still identified as one of the greatest time wasters of all (followed closely

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Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match?

Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match? Big data analytics can create significant value for businesses. The cloud is the perfect platform to economically generate insights from big data. Apple’s recent purchase of Topsy, a Twitter analytics platform, stirred up a storm of speculation as to Apple’s motivation for the acquisition. To the

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