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

  • 7 Vendors Top the Forrester Wave for Customer Service Solutions April 18, 2014 4:44 pm
    At a time when seven out of 10 online shoppers complain of unsatisfactory experiences, which vendors stand out as offering possible solutions? The authors of the latest Forrester Wave Customer Service Solutions for Enterprise Customers Q2 2014 (registration required) rated customer service vendors against 83 criteria and identified seven leaders.According to […]
  • This Week: Microsoft Enters Marketing + IT Preps for IoT Assault April 18, 2014 4:00 pm
    Integration Risk for IBM? A direct competitor has some direct comments on IBM’s acquisition of Silverpop and how it may lead to integration struggles. IBM, meanwhile, remains confident. Microsoft Plans Marketing Splash Microsoft’s director of worldwide product marketing said the company is going to capture marketers’ imaginations with its new platform. Life […]
  • Analytics Can Drive Better Human Resource Decisions April 18, 2014 3:30 pm
    Marketers, IT and pretty much everyone in business seem to be using analytics today. Except for human resources leaders, an IBM study found. After speaking with more than 4,000 executives, IBM found only half of chief human resource officers (CHROs) use workforce analytics to help them do their jobs better. Even fewer use predictive analytics to optimize dec […]

Mobile & Social News

  • Microsoft accepts 'universal app' submissions April 16, 2014
    Microsoft opened the doors to developers looking to submit apps for Windows Phone 8.1 as well as ‘universal apps’ that will work across smartphones, tablets and PCs based on the company’s software. As […]
    Tim Ferguson
  • Baidu launches mobile payment app April 16, 2014
    Following in the footsteps of rivals Alibaba and Tencent, Chinese search engine Baidu has launched its own mobile payments platform. The new Baidu Wallet app is a payments, money transfer and wealth m […]
    Richard Handford
  • Is your app attracting maximum advertising revenue? April 16, 2014
    NEW BLOG: The rise of mobile continues to dominate the advertising industry with eMarketer forecasting that mobile ad spend will increase by 169 per cent between 2013 and 2016. A significant proportio […]
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