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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

  • Cloud Computing Entering Hypergrowth Phase April 24, 2014
    Cloud services and cloud platforms are now an undeniable part of the IT landscape. Forrester research indicates the shift has begun from exploration of cloud as a potential option, to rationalization […]
    Richard
  • 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

Big Data News

  • Finding the Middle Ground Between Mobile Employees and IT April 24, 2014 4:17 pm
    Executive leadership and IT eye mobile technology as a meaningful way to empower their workforce, enticed by the long list of benefits such as higher productivity and faster decision making. Human connectivity is a big draw as well — the increased personal communication creates a closer sense of community and excitement from working collaboratively leads to […]
  • 4 Things to Know About SharePoint Metadata April 24, 2014 3:40 pm
    Nearly 30 percent of organizations are still using SharePoint 2007, only 34 percent of organizations have turned to Office 365 and very few organizations have information governance strategies in place around their SharePoint environments. Those are just some of the research findings from semantic search provider Concept Searching. The focus of the report wa […]
  • IDC Again Calls IBM a Leader in Enterprise Social Software April 24, 2014 3:00 pm
    IBM’s getting the nod for its enterprise social software — again.The International Data Corporation (IDC) named the Armonk, N.Y.-based software giant as the worldwide marketshare leader in enterprise social software for the fifth straight year, IBM told CMSWire today.IBM produces in its social business portfolio IBM Connections and Smarter Workforce technolo […]

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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