Sign up | Login with →

Exclusive posts, articles, and infographics

exclusive

Malicious Tool Provides Attackers with a New Type of Zombies

April 15, 2015 by Sophie Davidson

Cyber criminals.

An interesting concept which has really emerged only lately - IoT, or: “the Internet of Things”, has recently been in the scope of cyber criminals and internet security specialists. The IoT is a vision, rather than an actual network. It's the notion that with increasingly more devices empowered by communication facilities, those devices inevitably end up as entities in a network scheme.[read more]

exclusive

Media & Entertainment Industry Casting Call: High Resolution Digital Assets Offer New Role for Petabyte Storage

April 14, 2015 by Russ Kennedy

Petabyte.

Data size is quickly outpacing storage space in the media and entertainment industry, and object-based storage can play a pivotal supporting role to help companies meet growing challenges[read more]

exclusive

How to Clean Up the Mess: Surviving a Data Breach

April 14, 2015 by Neill Feather

Data breach.

Here’s a scary thought: Nearly half (43%) of all companies experienced a data breach last year, most of which took weeks to discover. For many businesses, these data breaches were catastrophic to the point of bankruptcy (the average cost of a single compromised record being more than $194).[read more]

exclusive

How to Gain a Competitive Advantage with Big Data

April 12, 2015 by Jonathan Buckley

Competitive advantage.

Finding ways to outperform the competition is key to business success. That’s why innovation and creative strategies are always on the minds of organizations. However, finding ways to constantly perform isn’t easy, which is why more companies are turning to big data for the answers.[read more]

exclusive

The Data Lake Debate: Pro Delivers First Rebuttal

April 10, 2015 by Tamara Dull

Data Lake Debate.

In my opening argument, I defined the data lake as a storage repository that holds a vast amount of raw data in its native format, including structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. I also mentioned that a data lake can take on different shapes and sizes, and provided these examples: A single data lake; or a data lake with multiple data ponds—similar in concept to a data warehouse/data mart model; or multiple, decentralized data lakes; or a virtual data lake to reduce data movement.[read more]

exclusive

HD Voice and the Future of Voice Communication

April 8, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

According to a recent study published by MarketsAndMarkets, the high definition voice market is expected to be worth $2.29 billion by 2019. In comparison, this was just $815.5 million big in 2014. This is a pretty dramatic growth projection for a technology that not even new. HD Voice is basically the marketing buzzword for wideband audio which has been around for nearly three decades. So what exactly is HD voice and what is the reason behind this dramatic growth story?[read more]

exclusive

Beyond Automation: Streamlining Business Processes with Custom Software

April 8, 2015 by Kendall Wyman

Beyond automation.

Custom software can be a game-changing solution for many organizations, but you can’t just throw applications at a business process problem and expect it to go away. Learn how custom business applications can improve your organization's operations by finding and addressing gaps in your current processes.[read more]

exclusive

How Big Data and Analytics Are Changing People Management Forever

April 7, 2015 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

Will employees resent analysis of their day-to-day activities? Some certainly will. But as I said before it will depend entirely on how it is implemented. In short, there are far more useful, and less provocative, uses for employee data collection and analysis, than enforcing discipline over who takes the most bathroom breaks.[read more]

exclusive

Problems with the Language of Probability

April 6, 2015 by Paul Barsch

Risky Business column.

Using probabilistic terminology to communicate the “likelihood” of an event occurring to those untrained in understanding such terms, can in some instances lead to the ruin of careers, companies and in worst cases—loss of life.[read more]

exclusive

The Data Lake Debate: Pro Cross-Examines Con

April 6, 2015 by Tamara Dull

The Data Lake Debate.

As to be expected, Anne, your arguments against building a data lake are both persuasive and passionate. You’ve made some great points, my friend, but you’re making this way too easy for me. Before I jump into my rebuttal [my next post], I’d like to clarify a few things that you brought up. I’ve boiled it down to three questions. What say you?[read more]

exclusive

Obstacles Still Getting in the Way of the Progress of the Internet of Things

April 4, 2015 by Rick Delgado

Internet of things.

Technological advancements seem to happen with astonishing regularity these days, and perhaps no development is more exciting and filled with more potential than the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT could possibly changes our lives, keeping everybody more in touch with others and the objects around us. Businesses could be run more efficiently.[read more]

exclusive

3 Ways to Always Stay Connected to Your Business

April 3, 2015 by Sophie Davidson

Connected.

According to a Sage Research Study, 93 percent of all businesses have missed important deadlines or experienced project delays simply because high-level executives were unreachable.[read more]

exclusive

The Biggest SEO Trends of 2015

April 2, 2015 by Sophie Davidson

SEO.

Keeping up with the latest trends in search engine optimisation (SEO) is crucial to staying on top and keeping your marketing edge. SEO is an inbound marketing strategy that drives your target audience to your website, so it’s empowering to know what the biggest trends are so you’ll know what steps to take when it comes to building your brand and getting your message out. Here are the top SEO trends to watch for in 2015…[read more]

exclusive

The Data Lake Debate: Negative Puts a Stake in the Ground

April 1, 2015 by Anne Buff
4

The Data Lake Debate.

While the idea of a data lake sounds like fun, don’t go jumping in just yet. There are critical factors to consider before taking the plunge and saying that A data lake is essential for any organization to take full advantage of its data. Not only is a data lake not essential for any organization, a data lake may in fact be detrimental for those who do so prematurely.[read more]

exclusive

How Big Data and the Internet of Things Make Our World Smarter

March 31, 2015 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column. 

The Internet of Things (combined with big data) is reaching further into our lives every day. And while some of these innovations are just super cool, others may need to get the kinks ironed out before they become part of our everyday lives.[read more]

exclusive

Data Lakes and Network Optimization: What’s Next for Telecommunications and Big Data

March 31, 2015 by Sameer Nori

Telecommunication. 

Relational data warehouses served communications service providers well in the past, but it’s time to start thinking beyond columns and rows. Unstructured data will be the fuel that powers risk management and decision-making in the near future. And to use all sorts of data to its fullest potential, we need new ways of storing, accessing and analyzing that data.[read more]

exclusive

A Look at How Keyless SSL Works

March 28, 2015 by Anand Srinivasan

Secure socket layer.

Secure Socket Layer, or SSL for short, is one of the key elements to providing a safe and secure web transaction. Websites that offer financial services or handle confidential user information have for long used SSL technology to encrypt such sensitive data and thus deter hackers from stealing them.[read more]

exclusive

The Data Lake Debate: Questioning the Pro

March 27, 2015 by Anne Buff

The Data Lake Debate.

Technology is not the answer for every big data issue (well any data for that matter). I get it - Hadoop and the concept of data lakes are hot topics. However, just because they are trending in the world of technology does not mean that they will solve critical business issues such as taking full advantage of an organization’s data. I stand firm that data storage, data lake or any other type, is not the essential element for an organization to take full advantage of its data.[read more]

exclusive

Big Data: 6 Things a Data Scientist Can Learn from a Pastry Chef

March 24, 2015 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

Data analysis and chocolate cake? Cookies and data visualization? They don’t seem to have much in common — except that they might both show up at a board room table — but being an effective data scientist and a consummate pastry chef have more in common than you might think.[read more]

exclusive

Beyond the Bottomline: ERP Tools Are Meant for Ensuring Customer Satisfaction

March 24, 2015 by Daan Pepijn

ERP tools.

Beyond being a mere data analysis tool, another perspective on ERP is that it ultimately serves as a tool for ensuring customer satisfaction. The bottom line in all of these is effective and efficient data management. Better handling of business data to make these more useful in managing business operations will ultimately result in better products or services and improved handling of customer concerns.[read more]