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Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT – Threat or Opportunity?

Shadow IT Shadow IT – sometimes referred to as Stealth IT – describes the usage of IT systems and solutions that are built and used inside businesses and organisations without explicit approval from IT departments and/or management. Fueled by the growth of BYOD policies, Christopher Rentrop, Professor of Informatics at Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, believes…

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Cloud: Enabling Virtualised Banking Environments

Enabling Virtualised Banking At the outset it is important to understand where cloud will fit into the existing banking landscape and in order to do so, one must first recognize that the biggest development of recent times is the complete transformation and virtualisation of traditional banking services. Emphasis is on the digitisation of products and…

Critical Thinking And Big Data

Critical Thinking And Big Data

In a deeply moving TED talk about the importance of critical thinking when dealing with data, big or small, Susan Etlinger reminds us why it’s important to think twice before assuming anything, even when backed up by data. Inevitably, morality comes into play too. As more and more problems, including perhaps fundamental ones, are tackled…

Cloud Infographic – Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry

Cloud Infographic – Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry

Virtual Reality – The Growing Industry “As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.” – Geoff Mulgan In today’s world, we are bound to a reality where we can enjoy and appreciate the diversity of high-technology innovations all…

The Cloud Is More Than Storage. There’s Innovation And Clean Teeth, Too!

The Cloud Is More Than Storage. There’s Innovation And Clean Teeth, Too!

The Cloud Is More Than Storage This post is brought to you by the Enterprise CIO Forum and HP’s Make It Matter. Toothpaste is not something that often comes to mind when talking about the cloud. Many still hold a vision of the cloud as one of storage and serving: data used in the support of business…

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise!

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise!

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Surprise! By Al Johnson Each Friday, you can visit CloudTweaks to enjoy the most recent comic in our collection. The comics are free to reuse and share on personal, non-profit and educational websites related to technology.  For commercial uses, please contact us on our tiered monthly pay as you go rate packages…

Entering The Next Wave Of The Internet

Entering The Next Wave Of The Internet

The Next Wave “While the Internet of Things is still in its infancy,” says a 2014 Acquity Group Study, “this technology is poised for massive growth in the next decade. We are already seeing computer- and sensor-infused objects in a variety of industries, including automotive, energy, consumer electronics and in-home appliances. As it becomes less…

Cloud Infographic: Data Storage – $16 Billion Market

Cloud Infographic: Data Storage – $16 Billion Market

Data Storage – $16 Billion Market Data storage is big business and has many startups jumping onboard looking to capitalize on this growing need. Research firm IDC predicts that: “The revenue share of aggregate storage segment for Big Data (which includes systems, software, cloud, and services) will grow at a CAGR of 32.7% to reach $16.86 billion…

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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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