Big Data Startup Ayasdi Brings In $55 Million In New Funding

Big Data Startup Ayasdi Brings In $55 Million In New Funding

Big Data Startup Ayasdi Analytics software company Ayasdi uses mathematics theory to find potential patterns in data and visualize them as geometric shapes, basically offering hints about the best places for data analysts to start looking. Its mantra is simplicity, a message that just helped it close another $55 million in funding. The Series C round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The capitalization also includes existing backers Institutional Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures,…

Cloud Infographic – BYOD and Service Desks

Cloud Infographic – BYOD and Service Desks

BYOD and Service Desks Randstand Technologies, a successful IT firm and thought leader in service desk operations, recently put out a compelling Infographic called “The Future of Service Desks: All About User Experience.” IT service desks have become a staple of many businesses within the past few years. Mobile technology and social media are basically forcing IT help desks to improve or be left behind. Many professionals say it’s about time. From Jeff Brandt of…

How To Overcome The Challenges of User Onboarding and Ensure Cloud ERP Adoption

How To Overcome The Challenges of User Onboarding and Ensure Cloud ERP Adoption

Onboarding and Ensure Cloud ERP Adoption In one of my previous articles I discussed the top challenges any organization must overcome when adopting a cloud ERP. I explained that, although each organization has specific challenges, there are 5 key challenges that manifest in different degrees in any type of organizations. These are: Identifying the optimum architectural and licensing models Requirements in Hybrid Environments Customization Change Management User Onboarding and Training In this article I will…

Cloud Security Risks: The Top 8 According To ENISA

Cloud Security Risks: The Top 8 According To ENISA

Cloud Security Risks Does cloud security risks ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important risks? The European Network Information Security Agency did extensive research on that, and identified 35 risk categories. This analysis is used by a number of players in the industry, including certain banking regulators.…

Selling Your Business To Your Employees

Selling Your Business To Your Employees

Mobility For Your Employees It may seem a radical notion, the idea of selling your business to the people who work for you, but this is the era in which we now work. Employees of all levels are all incredibly aware of their options when it comes to mobility and employability. This doesn’t mean that jobs are falling out of the trees like fruit. Good jobs are still hard to find, but they are not…

New Report Finds 1 Out Of 3 Sites Are Vulnerable To Malware

New Report Finds 1 Out Of 3 Sites Are Vulnerable To Malware

1 Out Of 3 Sites Are Vulnerable To Malware A new report published this morning by Menlo Security has alarmingly suggested that at least a third of the top 1,000,000 websites in the world are at risk of being infected by malware. While it’s worth prefacing the findings with the fact Menlo used Alexa to compile the list of the top million – a ranking site which is notoriously flawed with spammers and companies paying…

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Predictions By 2023

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Predictions By 2023

Big Data Predictions By 2023 Everything we do online from social networking to e-commerce purchases, chatting, and even simple browsing yields tons of data that certain organizations collect and poll together with other partner organizations. The results are massive volumes of data, hence the name “Big Data”. This includes personal and behavioral profiles that are stored, managed, and analyzed on demand. Big Data is growing at an explosive rate. Last week we discussed that data is growing exponentially.…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set towards cloud IT consumption as it not only enables saving across IT investment but frees up precious resource and surplus so  FI’s  can invest in customer centric activity. Financial…

Listening To Music: From The Paleolithic To iPods

Listening To Music: From The Paleolithic To iPods

Listening To Music: From The Paleolithic To iPods Music, in the human sense, has been around for as long as people could grunt. While some modern music might make audiophiles believe we haven’t come that far, the medium for which we enjoy it has evolved as fast as humanity itself. While recorded music is obviously a modern invention, one of the earliest known musical instruments dates back nearly 40,000 years. Found in 1995, the Divje…