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Cloud Infographic: IT Business Continuity

Cloud Infographic: IT Business Continuity

Cloud Infographic: IT Business Continuity Axcient, business continuity provider, has introduced a new infographic depicting the common issues IT professionals face when on vacation, in addition to how downtime affects the rest of their organizations. Some of the notable stats include: • 72 percent of IT managers have had at least one vacation interrupted during the…

Collaborative Economy – The Death Of “Death By Meeting”

Collaborative Economy – The Death Of “Death By Meeting”

Collaborative Economy 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…

Big Data Analytics And The Cloud: A Perfect Match?

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…

Good Bots And Bad Bots Online: They Outnumber Us

Good Bots And Bad Bots Online: They Outnumber Us

Good Bots And Bad Bots Online: They Outnumber Us Bots account for 61.5% of all Internet traffic, according to a new infographic published by online data security company Incapsula. This represents a 21% increase over the past year, and it signifies not only an increase in automated web traffic, but a significant increase in activity…

Understanding The Future Of Big Data – E-commerce, Healthcare, Charities And More…

Understanding The Future Of Big Data – E-commerce, Healthcare, Charities And More…

Understanding The Future Of Big Data – E-commerce, Healthcare, Charities And More… There’s been a ton of talk about big data and its use over the past year. While many still aren’t quite sure how best to use the copious amounts of information gathered, many persist that it is of great importance. The question remains,…

7 Essential Facts About SharePoint And ECM

7 Essential Facts About SharePoint And ECM

7 Essential Facts About SharePoint And ECM Pioneer enterprise content management systems like SharePoint can help in take up your business to the next level, but only if you use them correctly Here are seven things you need to know about this leading web application platform featuring the Office suite, collaborative workforce software and more:…

5 Cloud Security Predictions For 2014

5 Cloud Security Predictions For 2014

5 Cloud Security Predictions For 2014 Data security is always a hot topic among IT industry pundits, but I believe 2013 will go down as the year security crawled out of the basement and into the cultural zeitgeist. Edward Snowden and the NSA spying revelations may have been the biggest tech story of the year.…

Open Innovation And Freelancing – The Cloud And The Crowd

Open Innovation And Freelancing – The Cloud And The Crowd

Open Innovation and Freelancing – The Cloud and the Crowd Back in 2007, before the cloud was called the cloud, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI), an organization formed by the U.S. Congress to assist in cleaning up the lasting damage from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, sought to find creative techniques for separating…

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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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