Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data

Information Collection: Business Builds Big Data In the beginning there was the electronic computer. It was a tool for defending freedom, useful to use in breaking enemy communications codes and crunching equations for the Manhattan Project. Eventually it became the plaything of hobbyists and garage experimenters. In their garages, they eventually cobbled together machines that

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Making Cloud Adoption In China A Reality (In Spite of Data Privacy and State “Secret” Laws)

Making Cloud Adoption in China a Reality (In Spite of Data Privacy and State “Secret” Laws) Cloud computing has become a hot growth area in China, driven by both large-scale government initiatives and private investment. However, as alluring as the cloud is in China, for foreign firms trying to do business there, the uncertain legal

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Executive Discussions Are Changing To Include The Cloud

Executive Discussions Are Changing To Include The Cloud Cloud computing is a disruptive force.  Having worked with many of Western Canada’s CIOs and senior executives over the past year, rarely have I had a discussion that didn’t include the topic of cloud computing.  This style of computing is improving the way in which technology is

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Gartner releases cloud computing 'rights and responsibilities

Analyst firm, Gartner, published a set of guidelines intended to ease relationships between cloud vendors and users. As cloud computing becomes more pervasive, the ecosystem (including vendors and analysts) is seeking ways to align expectations among relevant parties. Gartner specified “six rights and one responsibility of service customers that will help providers and consumers establish and

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Gartner creates Cloud Council. Good news for both Cloud Computing Vendors and Users

A good move as Gartner moves forward to create a Cloud Computing council which will help both Vendors and Customers. GARTNER GLOBAL IT COUNCILS Gartner has established two Global IT Councils — one on cloud computing and one on IT maintenance. Each of the Global IT Councils has been tasked with developing a set of

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