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How to Compare Business Intelligence Cloud Costs and Features

October 20, 2014 by Jason Bowden

BI cloud features.

As an IT provider, I am overwhelmed with all the options for Business Intelligence in the cloud and very confused by how to compare service offerings in order to effective provide the best solutions. In the article we will discuss some of the different offerings on the market and why all business are racing toward the cloud for Business Intelligence Solutions.[read more]

SAP & IBM Partner to Dominate Enterprise Cloud

October 16, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

Enterprise cloud.

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and SAP CEO Bill McDermott recently announced that the two computing innovation giants plan on collaborating in efforts to dominate the enterprise cloud. IBM will leverage it's vast network of data centers located around the globe while SAP provides the front end software that the world's largest enterprises such as Coca Cola have adopted.[read more]

How to Keep Your iCloud Account Safe From Hackers

October 11, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Safe iCloud.

Since hackers leaked nude photos of more than 100 celebrities from their phones to the Internet, people have been concerned about the security of the iCloud service, where the photos were stored. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid becoming the victim of a similar attack.[read more]

Spotlight on SiSense: BI Without the Bandwidth

October 9, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Spotlight on SiSense.

I was at DataWeek/API World in mid-September 2014 (last week at the time of this writing) and saw some interesting things, almost entirely around Big Data. The two items that stood out for me, were the Graph DataBase system Neo4j (which I wish I had time and a reason to dig into more), and SiSense, who absolutely blew my mind.[read more]

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How Does the New iPhone 6 Use Cloud Storage?

October 7, 2014 by Rick Delgado

New iPhone 6 and cloud storage.

The new iPhone 6 is out and already receiving some impressive reviews from publications and Apple fans. The device, along with its counterpart the iPhone 6 Plus, has been selling extremely well, with more than 10 million units sold in the first week of release.[read more]

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Fine-Tuning Manufacturing Operations with Big Data and Hadoop

October 6, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Manufacturing pperations and Hadoop.

Your organization is a lean, mean Six Sigma machine. The corporate culture is centered on continuous improvement, with everyone well versed in Kaizen. Your supply chain is well oiled, which should provide assurance about product quality. And yet you wonder: is it possible to improve operations even further?[read more]

AT&T Dives Head First into the Cloud

October 6, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

AT&T and the cloud.

AT&T is perhaps one of the oldest and most respected international telecommunications companies in the world. Although AT&T has a multi-billion dollar empire, the telecom provider has had an epiphany of late: Either adapt with the cloud or be left behind.[read more]

A Cloudburst of Financial Advisor CRM Options: What to Look For

October 5, 2014 by Alok Misra

Financial advisor CRM options.

Look for a vendor who is invested in your success. CRM providers have traditionally been happy to sell you their product, before sending you to a consultant for fitting it to your needs. This model is changing in the cloud – the CRM vendor is expected to make the product work for you.[read more]

Blackboard Debuts Cloud Based Learn App

October 3, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

Learn app.

In addition to Learn now being available under the popular SaaS model, Learn remains available for educational institutions who would rather use a managed hosted solution or an unmanaged onsite version of Learn to suit the educational institutions needs of its students. Learn's SaaS version was announced earlier this summer at a BBworld conference.[read more]

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Hadoop in Advertising & Media: Is Data Analytics Making Old Media New?

October 2, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop in advertising and media.

Imagine the chance to truly connect with a customer. Imagine if you knew what movies and television shows they watched, and not only when, but how often. Imagine knowing what screen they watched it on and how they shared it socially. Imagine knowing what they like, or dislike, and knowing it in real-time.[read more]

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5 Big Data Hadoop Use Cases for Retail

September 30, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop for retail.

How does Apache Hadoop help retailers? Apache Hadoop is not just a data storage and processing framework - it is an transformational platform, especially for retailers who want to analyze customer data and improve revenues and the general customer experience.[read more]

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CAPEX Deferred Eventually Makes the Company Sick

September 22, 2014 by Paul Barsch
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Risky Business column.

Instead of investments in IT, machinery, buildings and more, CEOs and CFOs are content to predominantly spend cash on stock buy-backs and/or dividends. Deferring CAPEX spend, or “sweating the assets” will work for a little while, but it’s not a strategy for long-term success.[read more]

US Postal Service Facing Cloud Compliance Issues

September 12, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

US Postal Service.

Many analysts have wondered how a federal agency can be out of compliance when all federal cloud contractors must possess the FedRamp certifications that ensure a certain level of proficiency in cloud computing. The audit report basically asks the same question and it should be noted that the USPS explicitly requires all cloud.[read more]

Netflix Will Be 100% Cloud by 2015

September 6, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

Netflix in the cloud.

Netflix is already setting up its New Year’s Resolutions. By the beginning of 2015, Netflix expects to be run 100% in the cloud. This business goal for Netflix is something the team feels is entirely doable. The technology team at Netflix mentions that they are focused on delivering Enterprise IT as a Service.[read more]

Wave of Cloud Security Concerns After Another Celebrity Leak

September 1, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

Cloud security concerns.

Posters on 4chan and Reddit are claiming that the celebrities were hacked through Apple’s iCloud platform, but this has yet to be verified. Though Apple does not exactly offer the highest security protocol, with end to end 128-bit AES encryptions, the inclusion of videos to the ransom makes the weaknesses of iCloud as the only culprit highly improbable.[read more]

 

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