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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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Evolution of the access device

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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Analytics Pie Chart Template


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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Stephen Jones

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

  • Top 5 Reasons Your Brand Should Invest in SMS Marketing September 3, 2014
    As more customers access information on-the-go, SMS is increasingly becoming an important tool in multi-channel marketing. However, there are still a number of businesses that believe mobile marketing […]
  • When Businesses Share Files They Need Control, Tracking and Audit August 28, 2014
    When My Docs Online, an online file sharing and delivery service with 15 years experience, revamped their Share feature in July, they focused on control, tracking  and audit. “We’ve been doing this fo […]
  • Effective Software Development – Best Practices August 27, 2014
    A software development company should always be on the lookout for methods to develop software in the most effective manner. This is because as the competition grows, a software service provider could […]
  • BizTalk Hosting Sever Provides Interesting Business Solutions August 27, 2014
    Advancement of IT technology brings many development options for the developers. And thus allows a wide range of software development services for IT companies which proves to be a perfect platform fo […]

Big Data News

  • 5 Dangerous Ideas for Corporate American Leaders #velocityconf September 16, 2014 3:22 pm
    Some people lead with the idea that some things are certain and absolute. Others assume nothing, besides change, is certain and lead from the idea that the ground beneath them is in a constant state of flux. John Allspaw, SVP of technical operations at, spoke in depth about this topic in his session, "PostMortem Facilitation: Theory and Practic […]
  • Q&A with the Master of Content Marketing World #CMWorld2014 September 16, 2014 2:25 pm
    The numbers are in: Content Marketing World 2014, the largest content marketing event on the planet, according to conference officials, went off last week in Cleveland, Ohio with 2,600 people from more than 50 countries. But the conversation isn’t over. That’s why we caught up with the chief of CMWorld 2014, Joe Pulizzi, for a Q&A on all things content m […]
  • Why History (and the Enterprise) Will Be Kind to Steve Ballmer September 16, 2014 2:14 pm
    We hear a lot about Microsoft’s new direction, and we hear a lot about SharePoint. We haven’t heard a lot about how the one impacts the other, but if you’re buying into collaboration (and odds are that you are) then you ought to be thinking about it. And if you think about it just a little, you’ll realize that Steve Ballmer mapped all of this out years ago. […]

Mobile & Social News

  • ZTE debuts “value” phablet for T-Mobile US September 17, 2014
    ZTE introduced a “value-priced” phablet for the US market, with exclusive availability through operator T-Mobile US from next week. The device has a 5.7-inch HD (720 pixel) screen and large-capacity 3 […]
    Steve Costello
  • New GSMA report says single wholesale networks stifle innovation and growth September 17, 2014
    GSMA, a trade association for the mobile industry, released a new report that warns against moving away from traditional network competition towards a single wholesale network model on the grounds it […]
    Ken Wieland
  • Virgin Mobile CEE gets backing for mobile broadband plans September 17, 2014
    Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe (VMCEE), an MVNO set up to provide affordable mobile broadband services to the youth market, has drawn €40 million in new backing from investors, as it looks t […]
    Richard Handford
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