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The Internet of Things, 2015 and Beyond

The Internet of Things, 2015 and Beyond

Internet of Things 2015 According to IDC, the upcoming year is going to be a busy one for the Internet of Things, in many cases filling and stretching the systems that have just started delivering its varied services to industry and consumers alike. Presenting at their recent IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Internet of Things 2015 Predictions…

Spanning to Extend Enterprise-Grade Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Recovery to Office 365

Spanning to Extend Enterprise-Grade Cloud-to-Cloud Backup and Recovery to Office 365

AUSTIN, Texas – December 4, 2014 – Spanning Cloud Apps LLC, an EMC company and a leading provider of cloud data protection, today announced its enterprise-grade cloud-to-cloud backup solution for Office 365. This is a valuable protection layer as more and more organizations turn to the cloud and trust their business critical data there. It is…

Does Proprietary Data Hinder Research?

Does Proprietary Data Hinder Research?

Does Proprietary Data Hinder Research? A widely-discussed article at Newsweek about the ‘data problem in medicine’ sheds light on the fact that doctors don’t have access to data about the very medicines the prescribe. In fact, of all clinical trials, as many as half are never published, leaving doctors in the dark and patients at…

Google’s ReCaptcha System Introduces Hard-To-Read Text From Newspapers

Google’s ReCaptcha System Introduces Hard-To-Read Text From Newspapers

Google’s ReCaptcha system introduces hard-to-read text from newspapers, books and other old sources such as maps. It presents two words – one the computer recognises and one that it doesn’t. That second word would have been scanned but rendered illegible and, so, the repeated deciphering of it by different users Read the source article at BBC

Drilling Through Your Personal Cloud

Drilling Through Your Personal Cloud

Personal Cloud When people ask the question “what is the cloud?” the usual response centers around the fact that it is an “outside thing” where data is stored. But one of the concepts that can be easily overlooked, yet which ties into the soft, amorphous imagery of clouds in general, is how data is accessed…

IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015

IDC Reveals Worldwide Internet of Things Predictions for 2015

Within the next five years, more than 90% of all IoT data will be hosted on service provider platforms as cloud computing reduces the complexity of supporting IoT “Data Blending” FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– International Data Corporation (IDC) today hosted the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Internet of Things 2015 Predictions Web conference. The presentation provided organizations with insight…

Gartner’s 2015 CIO Agenda: Flip Three Leadership Behaviors

Gartner’s 2015 CIO Agenda: Flip Three Leadership Behaviors

What do Volvo Cars, Quicken Loans and India’s BJP party have in common? Their CIOs used a digital first mindset to deliver innovative value to their customers and constituents. These business technology leaders exemplify a broader trend from the Gartner 2015 CIO Agenda of 2,800 global CIOs, representing $12.1 trillion in revenue/public sector budgets across…

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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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