Putting The Business Back Into Business Intelligence: How BI Can Grow Your Bottom Line

Putting The Business Back Into Business Intelligence: How BI Can Grow Your Bottom Line

Putting the Business Back Into Business Intelligence Big data’s reputation is taking a hit for its tendency to overpromise and underdeliver. While this bad rap isn’t entirely unwarranted, maybe the problem isn’t with big data itself. Perhaps the problem is that we fail to properly utilize the data we collect. In the corporate world, business…

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Cloud Security Mistakes Bound To Bite You

7 Main Cloud Security Mistakes  Like sharks off the coast of North Carolina this summer, information security threats are lurking. And now that cloud computing is woven into the fabric of IT everywhere, specific risks to an enterprise’s data apply. Cloud computing is to IT what Shark Week is to summertime: a cultural feeding frenzy.…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

Looking Under The Hood Do you feel you know your cloud workloads well? Remember when those applications were running locally? You knew every quirk and cared for every surge. Now, they are in the cloud, and everything is different. Sometimes it feels like you barely know them at all. You’re right In many ways it’s…

How To Choose The Right Cloud Security Package For Your Business

How To Choose The Right Cloud Security Package For Your Business

How To Choose The Right Cloud Security Package The questions you need to ask yourself when deciding on the right cloud security solution for a growing organisation Not sure which cloud security package will be the best fit for your business? Check out our guide to choosing a service that’s going to meet your needs…

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide

Only 100 cybercrime brains worldwide

The head of Europol’s cybercrime centre reveals who the bad guys are and what law enforcement are doing to catch them. Read the source article at BBC – Homepage

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Which One?

The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Which One?

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3-D Printed Shoes Generated Using Conway’s Game of Life

3-D Printed Shoes Generated Using Conway’s Game of Life

Francis Bitonti is equal parts technologist and fashion designer, a rare blend that’s allowed him to make 3-D printed goods that look more Fashion Week than Maker Faire. The post 3-D Printed Shoes Generated Using Conway’s Game of Life appeared first on WIRED. Read the source article at WIRED

Cloud Infographic – What Are Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs)?

Cloud Infographic – What Are Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs)?

What Are Cloud Access Security Brokers? “Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers – organizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.” – Bill Gates Cloud…

Ad Tech Companies Rely on Internap’s Bare-Metal Servers to Meet Real-Time Performance Demands of Big Data Workloads

Ad Tech Companies Rely on Internap’s Bare-Metal Servers to Meet Real-Time Performance Demands of Big Data Workloads

Internap bare metal delivers high performance, low latency and cost-efficiency for ad tech companies processing more than one trillion ad requests monthly ATLANTA – October 9, 2014 – Leading advertising technology companies are turning to Internap’s (Nasdaq: INAP) bare-metal servers to meet the real-time performance and big data analytics requirements of ad platforms and exchanges. Companies like AudienceScience, eXelate, Taptica,…

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests Shed Light on Mesh Networking and the Internet of Things

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Protests Shed Light on Mesh Networking and the Internet of Things

Protests Shed Light on Mesh Networking and the Internet of Things It’s been almost impossible to avoid news about the ongoing protests in Hong Kong in recent weeks. The population is demanding greater democracy and autonomy from China – something that was supposedly safeguarded for fifty years after the UK handed control of the principality…

Is HR Failing To Capitalize On Big Data?

Is HR Failing To Capitalize On Big Data?

Big data might seem like an HR buzzword, but it is one that will not go away – and one that HR should not ignore. The phrase refers to the huge volumes of data being generated in the modern world, and how we use it. Unfortunately, it appears as if […] Read the source article…

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Ten Tips For Successful Business Intelligence Implementation

Business Intelligence Implementation The cost of Business Intelligence (BI) software goes far beyond the purchase price. Time spent researching, implementing, and maintaining your BI investment can snowball quickly and mistakes are often expensive. Your time is valuable – save it by learning from other businesses’ experiences. We’ve compiled the top ten tips on successfully implementing…

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015: Eight Trends To Look For

The Cloud In 2015 For organizations of all sizes, in 2014 the cloud emerged as a critical part of the default consideration set when implementing any new application – in large part due to the cloud’s proven ability to handle data storage and processing demands in an elastic manner, improved verifiable standards around data security and…

Top 10 Myths Of Cloud Computing

Top 10 Myths Of Cloud Computing

Myths Of Cloud Computing Myth 1: You still don’t know what the cloud is Yes, you do, most likely. Some of the cloud technologies that the majority of businesses have used at some stage include Dropbox, Office 365 and Facebook and LinkedIn. And if you have had experience of using these systems and their storage…

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to helping teams win…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How The Cloud Is Changing Disaster Recovery

How the Cloud is Changing Disaster Recovery Anyone who is a regular reader of this site will know about the cloud’s numerous benefits. Using the cloud can provide businesses with cost-effective resource usage, rapid provisioning, easy scalability and flexible elasticity – benefits that simply don’t exist when using local on-site servers and services. One of…

What Top SaaS Vendors Do To Ensure Successful Onboarding

What Top SaaS Vendors Do To Ensure Successful Onboarding

What Top SaaS Vendors Do I am not going to mention names in this article, but if you want to be the best, you must look at what the best do – and do it better. The importance of investing in SaaS onboarding can be easily overlooked in favor of designing efficient and powerful software…

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Expands Portfolio By Acquiring Threat Protection Firm OpenDNS

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire OpenDNS Acquisition to Accelerate Cisco’s Cloud Delivered Security Portfolio SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 30, 2015 – Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire OpenDNS, a privately held security company based in San Francisco. OpenDNS provides advanced threat protection for any device, anywhere, anytime. The acquisition will boost Cisco’s Security…

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