Gartner debunks five Big Data myths

Gartner debunks five Big Data myths

“Big data offers big opportunities, but poses even bigger challenges. Its sheer volume doesn’t solve the problems inherent in all data,” said Alexander Linden, research director at Gartner. “IT leaders need to cut through the hype and confusion, and base their … Read the source article at informationweek.in

HGST goes all-in on SMR drives for the cloud

HGST goes all-in on SMR drives for the cloud

Traditional storage array sales are tanking as cloud services absorb storage growth. Expect that trend to accelerate as Big Data uptake grows. Big Data is the market these new drives are winning. The emphasis on cost and energy is the cloud provider’s sweet … Read the source article at ZDNet

Drones And Cloud Computing

Drones And Cloud Computing

“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.” – Steve Jobs While we have been waiting for the future to come, the future is happening right now. The past 200 years have granted us with two major…

Securing the Internet of Things

Securing the Internet of Things

The new Mini ad reads, “High-Speed Mobile Device” and touts the car's “digital hub that syncs with your devices and social networks. So now you can motor like the wind and tell everyone all about it.” Cars are just one of the everyday objects slated to … Read the source article at forbes.com

Taxing The Cloud

Taxing The Cloud

Of nine states that have recently issued administrative guidance on the taxability of cloud computing services, only two have found the services taxable. The remaining seven have determined cloud computing is not taxable. Read the source article at forbes.com

Cloud Infographic –  European Locations For IT Infrastructure

Cloud Infographic – European Locations For IT Infrastructure

Cloud Infographic –  European Locations For IT Infrastructure With weariness about data laws in the U.S. growing among enterprises, many are opting to host their data in European countries. According to a survey by ResearchNow, commissioned by Peer1 Hosting, the data sovereignty issue is so important that 70% of U.S. businesses would give up some…

AWS users fret over downtime ahead of Amazon’s massive EC2 reboot

AWS users fret over downtime ahead of Amazon’s massive EC2 reboot

Amazon Web Services has kicked off a large scale maintenance reboot of Elastic Cloud 2 (EC2) instances across the world in what appears to be a response to critical security flaw. Amazon has told EC2 customers by email that it’s gearing up to reboot a …Read the source article at ZDNet

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…

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5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015: Social Media, IoT, NFV and Data Center Growth

Predictions For 2015 Social Media Use and IoT Spurs SDN, NFV and Data Center Growth Social media continues to drive Internet growth worldwide with the market leader, Facebook, surpassing one billion registered accounts last year. The social media giant’s growth was fueled in large part by growing mobile user access in the Asia-Pacific region, with…

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing

The Global Rise of Cloud Computing Despite the rapid growth of cloud computing, the cloud still commands a small portion of overall enterprise IT spending. Estimates I’ve seen put the percentage between 5% and 10% of the slightly more than $2 trillion (not including telco) spent worldwide in 2014 on enterprise IT. Yet growth projections…

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Three Factors for Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy

Choosing Your Long-term Cloud Strategy A few weeks ago I visited the global headquarters of a large multi-national company to discuss cloud strategy with the CIO. I arrived 30 minutes early and took a tour of the area where the marketing team showcased their award winning brands. I was impressed by the digital marketing strategy…

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility

Why Hybrid Cloud Delivers Better Business Agility A CIO friend of mine once told me that a hybrid cloud model enables him to “own the base, rent the spike” when it comes to unplanned events. Let’s face it – maintaining unused infrastructure for rare or random IT events is expensive and unnecessary in a cloud…

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…

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

How To Avoid An IT Culture Clash

Avoid An IT Culture Clash It used to be that company IT decision makers could simply dictate the software that business units would use. However, in today’s business culture where employees use multiple devices to collaborate and complete work, the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to selecting software and cloud computing services is no longer effective for…

Smart Watches And Cyber Security Concerns

Smart Watches And Cyber Security Concerns

Smart Watches Vulnerable To Cyber-Attack The recent epidemic of cyber attacks has led to increased investment and spending on security. But still, hackers have the upper hand. They can hack your computer, mobile, iPad, Internet-connected vehicle, and even your smart watch. According to HP, Smart watches with network and communication functionality represent a new and…

Big Data Algorithms: Better Journalists Than Humans?

Big Data Algorithms: Better Journalists Than Humans?

Who’s The Better Story Teller? The age of automated storytelling is moving quicker than most might imagine. You can simply specify the topic you want to write, and the software will come up with a new book in a matter of minutes. Yes, the day is not far away when we will no longer see…

Promising OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US

Promising OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US

OpenStack-Based IaaS Launched In US Can Bridge Gap Between Private and Public Cloud The free, open-source cloud-computing software platform, OpenStack is poised to “bridge the gap” between public and private clouds, as the Swedish-based City Network expands its OpenStack-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) into the USA. Called City Cloud, it is the pivotal hub…

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