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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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The Big Data backlash: A shift toward data science

Enjoying buzzword status for several months of social media mentions and numerous blog posts, the term Big Data is experiencing criticism and pushback as industry experts attempt to define the elusive concept. It was inevitable – indeed it is a

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Mandiant details massive Chinese hacker unit

Scores of cyberattacks, hacks, digital thefts and acts of online espionage against US military contractors, energy companies and other key industries have been traced back to a single facility in the suburbs of Shanghai housing a Chinese military unit according

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Cellular data traffic explodes worldwide

Cellular traffic data from all over the world is exploding, indicating continued growth in mobile devices due to growing smartphone usage and high bandwidth usage for video streams according to a report released by Ericsson on Monday. By the end

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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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The Pirate Bay sues anti-piracy group for…piracy

In a not-so-subtle bout of irony, Sweden-based torrent site the Pirate Bay is suing an anti-piracy site for pirating its site design. Pirates everywhere… To kick off its latest anti-piracy campaign, intellectual property swashbuckler privateers at the Copyright Information and

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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

  • Can Your Social Platform Be Your Intranet? August 29, 2014 2:55 pm
    I made the point back in July that good old fashioned intranet content publishing was not dead, and that enterprise social collaboration platforms really weren’t very good for one to many publishing. A separate web publishing platform would probably still be needed — use the right tool for the right job. As a result of that article, Jive Software asked to ha […]
  • Watch Your Favorite Tech Exec Get Wet: Ice Bucket Challenge August 29, 2014 2:30 pm
    The summer of 2014 will be known for many things. Among them, the cloud storage wars, Microsoft’s new Mobile First, Cloud First mantra, and the battle for the enterprise among Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) vendors. It will also go down as the summer of the ice bucket challenge when everyone from Cristiano Ronaldo toKaty Perry to Jack Black to Novak D […]
  • Building a Hybrid Bridge to the Microsoft Cloud August 29, 2014 1:25 pm
    When Satya Nadella announced Microsoft’s new Mobile-First, Cloud-First strategy, he drew a line in the sand with Microsoft employees and set the company on a new course. When Microsoft COO, Kevin Turner reiterated the message at the World Wide Partner Conference in July, he sent partners scrambling to get cloud certified, saying “Selling on-premises software […]

Mobile & Social News

  • Nearly one fifth of all mobile data carried by O2 is 4G August 29, 2014
    O2 celebrated the first anniversary of its 4G launch by churning out some chunky usage numbers for a service that has a somewhat lower profile than those of rivals EE and Vodafone. Although O2 has not […]
    Richard Handford
  • DT open to T-Mobile US offers — report August 29, 2014
    Deutsche Telekom’s senior managers reportedly said they would be willing to listen to offers to acquire T-Mobile US that value the resurgent business at $35 per share or more. According to Bloomberg, […]
    Tim Ferguson
  • Oi seeks partners for TIM bid — report August 29, 2014
    Oi, the Brazilian integrated operator, is believed to be looking for partners with which to make a bid for Telecom Italia’s controlling stake in TIM Participacoes. Bloomberg sources said the company’s […]
    Tim Ferguson
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