Does adding more lanes to the highway solve the VDI traffic problem?

As a long-time resident of Atlanta, I am here to tell you that the traffic problem is horrible. All accounts of snow and ice aside, the everyday traffic coming in and out of the city even on a clear day

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Business at the Speed of Data – Part I: The Puzzle in the Box

If your business isn’t overflowing with data, this blog series really isn’t for you. But chances are (hopefully, if you’re doing things right) your organization is experiencing a growth of data never seen before. Why is that? Honestly, we’ve done this to

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Prepare to Embrace Transformation – The Personal Workspace that is not VDI Series

The CXO wants to enable the alignment of the right application or groups of applications with the right user, on any device, but with context to assure appropriate application-to-device and location alignment. – and they don’t want to pay for

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Back to Big Data Basics Part Three: Storage – the second pillar of data management.

The Back to Big Data Basics series is an attempt, however small, to steer the discussion surrounding Big Data away from analytics and back to the fundamentals. Forcing the industry blindly into advancing analytics too quickly with traditional storage technologies

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Back to Big Data Basics Part Two: Thin – the first pillar of data management

The Back to Big Data Basics series is an attempt, however small, to steer the discussion surrounding Big Data away from analytics and back to fundamentals. Forcing the industry blindly into advancing analytics too quickly with traditional storage technologies and methodologies

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Back to Big Data Basics: Part One

The Back to Big Data Basics series is an attempt, however small, to steer the discussion surrounding Big Data away from analytics and back to fundamentals. Forcing the industry blindly into advancing analytics too quickly with traditional storage technologies and methodologies

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Is disaster imminent? Focus on Big Data analytics leaves storage vulnerable

The debate surrounding Big Data is now 100% focused on analytics – on the implications of the analytics themselves as well as the dangers of their inaccuracy.  Organizations are essentially being enabled to manufacture information by tweaking analytics to their

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The dirt and the digital: Cyberwar and the new battlefield

As a young man I read the writings of Issac Asimov and later William Gibson and Vernor Vinge, jaw agape in awe at the future these men imagined for us. It was Gibson and his Sprawl trilogy that I gravitated

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AS A CXO I WANT BIG DATA ANALYTICS BUT WHAT ABOUT BIG DATA PROTECTION? | Part Two

In Part one of this blog, I spoke to my desire for analytics and the scary statistics of data growth - where if even half the projected results are correct and we continue to stick to traditional methodologies, data protection and disaster recovery

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Breaking through the hysteria: Down to the Block is back

For reasons obvious to anyone working in the industry, I’ve been falling behind on posting. That’s all going to change – Down to the Block is back and I’ll be posting regularly on important issues facing Big Data, Security and

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Cloud News

Big Data News

  • News Bites: DIYers, Over-Achievers, Testing-Providers August 22, 2014 3:18 pm
    The latest in growth, apps and testing from the Little Cottonwoods City, the Big Scrapple and the Old Colony State. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job […]
  • Part II: Buy or Build a Marketing Cloud? What Practitioners Say August 22, 2014 2:22 pm
    Scott Brinker’s marketing technology landscape graphic is the face of the space. It captured plenty of air time at Brinker’s first Marketing Technology Conference in Boston this week. Isaac Wyatt built his very own marketing technology landscape at New Relic, a San Francisco-based real-time application monitoring platform. It includes the approximate 30 tech […]
  • Keeping Marketing Up with the Speed of Innovation August 22, 2014 2:14 pm
    From Google glass, to smart thermostats, self driving cars and beyond, digital innovation is on the move. The iPhone was introduced seven years ago, and today we’re predicting a thirty fold increase in Internet connected physical devices in the next seven years.  The speed of innovation doesn’t only apply to the introduction of new gadgets and products. Toda […]

Mobile & Social News

  • B&N debuts Galaxy Tab/Nook hybrid August 21, 2014
    US bookseller Barnes & Noble (B&N) unveiled the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, a co-branded device that is described as “the first-ever full-featured Android tablet optimised for readi […]
    Steve Costello
  • Docomo, Huawei demo LTE over unlicensed spectrum August 21, 2014
    Japan’s NTT Docomo and China’s Huawei said today they have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over unlicensed 5GHz spectrum — a breakthrough that could ultimately give operators complementary acces […]
    Joseph Waring
  • Microsoft picks Opera for feature phone browser August 21, 2014
    Microsoft has selected Opera Mini as the default web browser for its existing feature phones and Asha phones portfolio – a product line that is unlikely to see much more attention from the computing g […]
    Steve Costello
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