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The AWS Cloud Goes Underground at re:Invent

By Cloud Syndicate | November 24, 2017

As you wander through the AWS re:Invent campus, take a minute to think about your expectations for all of the elements that need to come together… Starting with the location, my colleagues have chosen the best venues, designed the sessions, picked the

Data Catalog: Enabling Self-Service Analytics

By Cloud Syndicate | November 21, 2017

Enabling Self-Service Analytics A Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the second-best time is now”.  Let’s assume you’re already up and running with a big data Hadoop platform for advanced analytics use-cases. 

How to Improve the Backup Success Rate of Data Centers?

By Cloud Syndicate | November 14, 2017

Improve Backup Success Rate According to industry analysts, a significant number of backup jobs (from 5 to 25%) are failing across various tiers of data centers. This impacts datacenters heavily on revenue loss, SLA-based penalties, and customer experience. Furthermore, loss

Hey, You, Get off of My Cloud; Deciding, Designing and Deploying Cloud Technologies

By Cloud Syndicate | November 8, 2017

Deciding, Designing and Deploying Cloud Technologies It was not too long ago that financial services firms once guarded their data centers as sacred vaults. It used to be that they “operated closed”, as in ‘did not share their data’, in

Blockchain ≠ Bitcoin: Demystifying Blockchain’s Business Value in Oil and Gas

By Cloud Syndicate | November 6, 2017

Demystifying Blockchain’s Business Value This is part 1 of a 2-part series on blockchain technology. Blockchain was developed almost a decade ago from the need to provide a cost-effective, secure, and reliable system to conduct financial transactions for Bitcoin. For

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Big Data: Drawing Insight From Security Breaches

By Cloud Syndicate | October 31, 2017

Insight From Security Breaches In the past, security breaches were viewed as a single event occurring at a certain point in time. However, this is no longer the case. Security threats now rarely occur as singular events, and a new

Data Visualization 101: How, What, Why?

By Cloud Syndicate | October 19, 2017

Data Visualization 101 “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This old, English idiom could not ring more true than in today’s fast-paced, digital age – the big data age. At a time when we are creating 2.5 quintillion bytes

Beth Desmond

When Innovation Ignites – The Promise of Cloud

By Cloud Syndicate | October 19, 2017

When Innovation Ignites “I am tired of hearing about how Cloud will allow customer personalization — I want to feel it!” I said to IBM Cloud expert Sanjay Rishi. Here’s how he answered. “Imagine you are a large equipment company, serving both

Are You Doing Enough To Protect Your Business From Ransomware? Probably Not

By Cloud Syndicate | October 19, 2017

Protect Your Business From Ransomware Ransomware is more advanced than ever. If you aren’t updating your security with that in mind, you’re in trouble. Here’s why. $6 million as ZDNet reports. “Researchers at Carbon Black monitored dark web forums for offerings

Evan Golly

Organizational Transformation: Taking The DevOps Dive

By Cloud Syndicate | October 18, 2017

Taking The DevOps Dive The Gartner IT Glossary defines DevOps as “…a change in IT culture, focusing on rapid IT service delivery through the adoption of agile, lean practices in the context of a system-oriented approach. DevOps emphasizes people (and culture), and

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Cyber Attackers Targeting the Keys to the Cloud Kingdom

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