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

  • Alpine Data Introduces Data Science with Friends July 22, 2014 6:00 pm
    Ok, we’re being a little funny with the headline, but, seriously, data science provides more and better insights — faster — when it’s a team sport. And the ability to leverage data-driven intelligence at the speed of business is what it’s all about. Otherwise, all of the data wrangling and clever algorithms are pointless.  After all applying even the most br […]
  • Forrester Wave: No Leaders in Digital Experience Delivery July 22, 2014 4:51 pm
    Who’s driving the digital experience train today? No one, says Forrester. In its first Forrester Wave for Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, released today, analysts said no vendor offers a truly "end-to-end solution." "Overall completeness and adoption" in this space is "middling," according to analysts. Unified platforms a […]
  • The Guy Who Believes in Disruption, Innovation and 'Memorable Stories' July 22, 2014 4:00 pm
    Jonathan Marks is a writer, broadcaster and researcher on a wide range of issues connected with the media. And he has an interesting position: he "leads disruptive innovation" at Critical Distance, a creative guild of digital craftsmen and women based near Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In a more traditional sense, he is CEO. But Marks just thinks dif […]

Mobile & Social News

  • Google getting "aggressive" on app indexing July 21, 2014
    Consumers should expect Google to “aggressively” ensure apps are easy to find via the company’s search engine, according to Patrick Pichette, Google SVP and CFO (pictured). Responding to a question du […]
    Tim Ferguson
  • EC says progress being made around in-app purchase protection July 21, 2014
    The European Commission (EC) and EU member states claim their intervention to better protect consumers when making in-app purchases has had a real impact. In December 2013, the Consumer Protection Coo […]
    Tim Ferguson
  • RBI wants to open up banking to operators and other outsiders July 18, 2014
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) wants to license mobile operators and other non-banking players such as supermarkets to offer a limited range of financial services, such as taking deposits, although n […]
    Richard Handford
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