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

  • Aereo Decision: the Cloud at a Crossroads? April 21, 2014
    Broadcasters’ latest legal target is 2-year-old upstart Aereo—which retransmits over-the-air broadcast television using dime-sized antennas to paying consumers, who can watch TV online or record it fo […]
    Richard
  • Amazon, Google: a Battle to Dominate the Cloud April 16, 2014
    The cloud is just a vast mass of computers connected to the internet, on which people or companies can rent processing power or data storage as they need it. All the warehouses of servers that run the […]
    Richard
  • A Big, Perhaps Watershed Week of Cloud Annoucements March 30, 2014
    Google harmonized its cloud computing business to a single entity, with a pricing model intended to hold customers by enticing them to build ever cheaper and more complex software.  Cisco announced it […]
    Richard
  • Developers Hit With Big, Unexpected AWS Bills, Thousands on GitHub Exposed March 24, 2014
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is urging developers using the code sharing site GitHub to check their posts to ensure they haven’t inadvertently exposed their log-in credentials. When opening an account, u […]
    Richard

Big Data News

  • The Rise of the Digital Workplace April 24, 2014 12:14 pm
    Business adoption of social tools may be subject to debate. What is not, is its adoption of digital. Employees’ sense of their workplace, workmates and tools for getting work done is increasingly digital. This is true independently of how social a company is or is not. The vast majority of employees only hear from their leadership electronically, if at all. […]
  • Incapsula Names the Site Hackers Used in Major DDoS Attack April 24, 2014 11:42 am
    Go ahead. Go back to your cute cat videos … and, we concede with a grimace, the sex kitten videos, too — if either happens to be your thing.  A few weeks ago, we told you how hackers used a novel technique to get thousands of online video viewers to unwittingly bombard a B2B website with junk traffic. Incapsula, a web security firm, said the attack resulted […]
  • We've Got the Scoop on Enterprise Mobility April 24, 2014 10:30 am
    Maybe your employer doesn’t know what you’re up to on the mobile devices you use for work, but we do. OK, we admit it, we’re not talking specifically about you, and our knowledge isn’t first hand. But we did get a peek at the findings of the world’s first report focused purely on enterprise mobility, cellular data and trends. It was brought to us by Wandera, […]

Mobile & Social News

  • Apple boosted by iPhone sales; defends iPad decline April 24, 2014
    Apple reported healthy results for its second fiscal quarter of the year, with both revenue and profit boosted by strong iPhone sales. The company reported revenue of $45.6 billion, up 4.6 per cent fr […]
    Tim Ferguson
  • Facebook ratchets up mobile numbers again April 24, 2014
    Facebook kept hammering away at its mobile business as it reported first quarter results that showed advertising on mobile devices now accounts for 59 per cent of its total ad revenue. In its previous […]
    Richard Handford
  • Nearly half of global NFC SIM shipments go to Japan and Korea - SIMalliance April 23, 2014
    NFC-enabled SIM shipments grew to 78 million globally in 2013 from 30 million the previous year, according to the SIMalliance, the industry association whose members account for a majority of the glob […]
    Richard Handford
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