BUSINESS ANALYTICS VS DATA SCIENCE

Big Data continues to be a much discussed topic of interest and for good reason. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), “worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics will grow from nearly $122 billion in 2015 to more than $187 billion in 2019, an increase of more than 50% over the five-year forecast period. The new Spending Guide expands on IDC’s previous forecasts by offering greater revenue detail by technology, industry, and geography...

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How Modern Architects Transform the Messy Mix of Hybrid Cloud into a Force Multiplier

Modern Architects Transform The next BriefingsDirect cloud strategies insights interview focuses on how IT architecture and new breeds of service providers are helping enterprises manage complex cloud scenarios. We’ll now learn how composable infrastructure and auto-scaling help improve client services, operations, and business

How to protect your data with the 3-2-1 strategy

How To Protect Your Data Every once in a while we all find ourselves in a situation where our data is irrecoverably lost. Be it hardware malfunction, nasty ransomware, or failure to repeatedly press Ctrl+S while working on that crucial

Direct Connect To Cloud: Solving For Performance, But At What Cost?

Direct Cloud Connect Executives embarking on the journey to becoming a digital enterprise are essentially asking IT to enable the enterprise to create new services and products and bring them to market faster. Cloud infrastructure services have been key to

Interactive and Immersive Visual Platforms: The Next Wave in Cloud Management and Optimization

By Jennifer Klostermann | November 17, 2017

The Next Wave in Cloud Management and Optimization Less than a decade ago the first distributed blockchain was implemented and only a few years ago the wider value of blockchain was recognized, causing major upheavals in the financial sector and

AI In Telecom: Intelligent Operations is the New Norm

By Ronald van Loon | November 17, 2017

Intelligent Operations The move towards an intelligent world is faster and more rapid than it ever was before. The increase in this transition has been propagated through the role of several high key stakeholders that have redefined the way we

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WordPress Security 101 – Endpoint Security And Disaster Preparedness

By CloudTweaks | November 17, 2017

Endpoint Security And Disaster Preparedness Continued from part 4 Setting up a secure password for your admin dashboard is a tactic that sets you on the right track to a robust WordPress security. But one smart tactic, or a combination

V2V? Platoons? Your First Taste of Robocar is a Truck

By John Pientka | November 16, 2017

Robo Trucking You are driving down the interstate. Ahead is an 18-wheeler struggling up the grade. You swing out to pull around him and give it the gas. What the $#!%? On your right is a wall of trucks –

Rackspace Announces Completion of Datapipe Acquisition

By CloudBuzz | November 16, 2017

Strengthens Commitment to Become the Global Leader in IT as a Service SAN ANTONIO, TX–(Marketwired – November 16, 2017) – Rackspace® today announced that it has completed its transaction to acquire Datapipe, a managed services leader across public and private clouds, managed

Why Big Data is the Key to Relationship Marketing

By Shachar Shamir | November 16, 2017

Big Data Relationship Marketing When you think about big data, you might find that marketing is one of the first uses that comes to mind. Rightly so – it’s an incredibly powerful tool for marketing companies seeking to analyze large-scale

Tesla Set Unveil a Prototype Electric Big-rig Truck

By CloudBuzz | November 16, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able to drive itself, throwing the company into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan

A Quick and Dirty Guide to GDPR Compliance

By CloudTweaks | November 15, 2017

GDPR Compliance Set a reminder: On May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation directive from the European Union will go into effect. Although its goal to protect consumer data is admirable, about a third of global companies don’t know whether

How Security Certification Helps Cloud Service Providers Stay Transparent and Credible

By Steve Prentice | November 15, 2017

Security Certification Helps Cloud Service Providers If you are a cloud service provider (CSP), you know your customers have a choice as to who to work with, but do you know what will help tip the scales in your favor?

One of Sweden’s Largest Banks Selects OpenStack Cloud Provider ‘City Network’

By CloudBuzz | November 15, 2017

SBAB Selects OpenStack Cloud Provider ‘City Network’ City Network, a leading global supplier of IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS) based on OpenStack, announced today that SBAB Bank AB has chosen to establish parts of its IT infrastructure using the

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Is Your Conferencing System a Cybersecurity Weak Link?

By Bobby Beckmann | November 14, 2017

Video Conferencing Vulnerabilities At home and in the office, the Internet of Things (IoT) has brought us new heights of connectivity and convenience. Yet recent years show that the connected devices that have opened up new doors for us have

Cisco Survey Indicates Adding a Virtual Assistant May Be the Key to Happiness at Work

By CloudBuzz | November 14, 2017

Virtual Assistant May Be the Key to Happiness at Work SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 14, 2017) –  A Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) study shows that people around the world are ready to work alongside virtual teammates. In fact, adding a virtual

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WordPress Security 101 – Securing Your Plugins, Themes, and Services

WordPress Security 101 – Securing Your Plugins, Themes, and Services

Securing Your Plugins, Themes, and Services Continued from part 3 of our 5 part WordPress security series. For web scribblers who ...
How Automation is Changing the Digital Revolution

How Automation is Changing the Digital Revolution

Automated Digital Revolution While the exact moment it began is up for debate (opinions vary wildly on the matter, from ...
Where Are Your Users Learning About The Birds And The Bees Of Cloud?

Where Are Your Users Learning About The Birds And The Bees Of Cloud?

Clouding Around Where did you learn about the birds and bees – from your adolescent peers? How did that work ...
4 Tech Cleanups For National Cyber Security Awareness

4 Tech Cleanups For National Cyber Security Awareness

National Cyber Security Awareness October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and President Obama recently called upon the American people to ...
Cloud and the Convenience Solution

Cloud and the Convenience Solution

Cloud Mobility Buying a new phone is always an exciting endeavour. Whether you had just broken your phone (ouch) or ...
What You Need to Know About GameStop's Data Breach

What You Need to Know About GameStop’s Data Breach

GameStop's Data Breach Just in case you missed it, GameStop quietly announced a major data breach of sensitive customer information ...
What’s Next In Cloud And Data Security For 2017?

What’s Next In Cloud And Data Security For 2017?

Cloud and Data Security It has been a tumultuous year in data privacy to say the least – we’ve had ...
Ransomware Cyber-Attacks: Best Practices and Preventative Measures

Ransomware Cyber-Attacks: Best Practices and Preventative Measures

Ransomware Cyber-Attacks “WanaCrypt0r 2.0” or “WannaCry,” an unprecedented global ransomware cyber-attack recently hit over 200,000 banking institutions, hospitals, government agencies, ...

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Help Your Business Improve Security By Choosing The Right Cloud Provider

Choosing The Right Cloud Provider Security issues have always been a key aspect of business planning; failure to properly protect ...
Ransomware's Great Lessons

Ransomware’s Great Lessons

Ransomware The vision is chilling. It's another busy day. An employee arrives and logs on to the network only to ...
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Understanding The Importance Of A Flexible Hybrid Cloud Solution

Flexible Hybrid Cloud Solution The cloud computing revolution continues to gather pace, and more and more businesses are coming on-board ...