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Your Personal Cloud Meets the Enterprise

October 27, 2014 by MIKE20 Governance Association

The cloud.

In organisations around the world employees are accidently merging their personal and professional cloud applications with dire results. Some of the issues include the routing of sensitive text messages to family members and the replication of confidential documents onto the servers of competitors.[read more]

From Wearable to Invisible Technology

October 26, 2014 by Rick Delgado

Wearable tech.

I’m not suggesting now is the time to throw away your iPhone, or return your new Fitbit. These tiny, new devices are still a while from completion and adoption. Still, it’ll be interesting to see their different uses and which industries will take the innovation even further. Not to mention, it would be pretty cool to have a dragon tattoo computer on your arm.[read more]

How the Cloud Changes Business

October 25, 2014 by Jessica Oaks

The cloud.

Business is no longer carried on as usual – cloud computing has completely changed the game and how companies run themselves. Due to the introduction of the cloud and syncing technology advancements, how employees access company information, applications, share documents and work has gone through a face-lift in more ways than one, improving overall business processes and efficiencies.[read more]

Could Big Data Be the Cure for the Largest Ebola Outbreak Ever?

October 24, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam

Big data and Ebola.

Anonymous data to track a possible outbreak is a lot different than knowing which cell phone owner has symptoms of Ebola, if they have replied to a warning message. What should be done if this is known and it can be seen that he or she travels across the region or has a lot of contact with others?[read more]

7 Big Data Blunders You're Thankful Your Company Didn't Make

October 24, 2014 by Trips Reddy

Big data blunders.

When it comes to big data, learning from experience often means losing customers. Instead, let the other guys do the bidding for you, and learn from their mistakes.[read more]

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4 Ways Hadoop Is Improving Our Healthcare System

October 24, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop in healthcare.

With new medical advances every day, it’s no surprise that the healthcare field has a bold new technology that allows doctors and researchers to more easily access and learn about diseases, treatments, and cures. This technology, Apache Hadoop, is a big data storage and processing platform that gives healthcare providers the ability to effectively use much more data than has ever been possible.[read more]

5 Reasons Organizations Use Hadoop [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 23, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam

Hadoop.

Hadoop, which as named after the elephant toy of the inventor of Hadoop, was developed because the existing data storage and processing tools appeared to be inadequate to handle all the large amounts of data that started to appear after the internet bubble.[read more]

First Look: IBM Operational Decision Manager Advanced

October 23, 2014 by James Taylor

IBM.

ODM Advanced has been under development for about 2 years with early access for customers back in late 2013 and technology previews during 2014. At Insight 2014 IBM is formally launching the product as part of ODM 8.7 with a Q4 general availability. About 10 clients got engaged with the technology preview and about 20+ opportunities that are suitable use case are actively considering the solution.[read more]

Data Quality: Cash Drain or Cash Gain?

October 23, 2014 by Martin Doyle

Cash drain.

According to a 2009 Gartner study, businesses estimated that they are losing an average of $8.2 million per year because of poor data quality. Five years on, we are storing, managing and relying on more data than ever before. It’s more important than ever to mitigate the risk of poor data quality by investing in solutions that work.[read more]

Smart Cities Technology: Opportunities for Midsized Vendors

October 22, 2014 by Julie Hunt

Smart city.

The term 'smart city' is becoming familiar around the world as urban areas realize that a great deal of benefit can come from connecting physical and digital worlds to better serve the needs of citizens and the administration of the city. A smart city doesn't just result from changes in infrastructure and technologies – it must embody new ways of thinking and planning.[read more]

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Addressing 5 Objections to Big Data

October 22, 2014 by Gil Allouche
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Objections to big data.

For many businesses, especially smaller ones, big data can be almost incomprehensible and understandably so. There are so many different parts to it that if you take one look you may think it’s just too much for your business to ever use. Again, this is where big data in the cloud is so important.[read more]

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A Closer Look at CloudFlare and Incapsula: Next Generation CDN Services

October 22, 2014 by Anand Srinivasan
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CloudFlare and Incapsula.

Today a new generation of CDNs built to harness advancements in hardware, networking and cloud computing. These next gen CDNs are radically different in architecture from their predecessors, and are designed to consolidate multiple technologies for website acceleration and security into a full-blown application delivery solution.[read more]

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The Big Data Capacity Crisis

October 21, 2014 by Bernard Marr
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The Big Data Guru column.

With the amount of data being generated worldwide increasing at a rate of 40%-60% per year (depending on who you believe), some people certainly think so. The EMC Corporation’s Digital Universe 2014 report states “data is growing so fast there are bound to be difficulties ahead.”[read more]

IBM’s IoT Foundation Available for Beta Test Drive

October 21, 2014 by Natalie Lehrer

Test drive.

With the announcement of the new IBM Bluemix Foundation for IoT platform being made available for a beta test, IBM makes it easy for developers to begin using it's innovative BlueMix platform. The announcement is geared towards getting more users signed up for IBM's new IoT service.[read more]

The Rise of Hadoop [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 21, 2014 by Zach Taiji

Hadoop.

Since 2005, Hadoop has been the foundation for hundreds of big data companies, due to its open-sourced nature. Over 170 well-known companies have contributed to its development since launch, and the project is currently valued at over $2 billion.[read more]

 

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