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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

  • Oracle Release Breaks Down Data Silos July 23, 2014 3:37 pm
    Oracle has just come good on the BlueKai acquisition, but probably not in a way anyone really expected.Yes, Oracle was going to use BlueKai’s database of 700 million consumer profiles to improve its marketing technology. But Oracle has taken this one step further and is using it to improve the performance of all its data-centric applications.Oracle will do t […]
  • Q2/Q3 Planning: Top Marketing Technology, Social Business Conferences & Events (23-July-14) July 23, 2014 2:30 pm
    Our industry event planner gives you the heads-up on what key industry events are coming around the corner. If we’ve missed something, don’t hesitate to add your event to the list. (You can also view the full calendar here.) CMSWire Tweet Jam July 24: Omnichannel Experience Challenges & Practices #CXMChat We’ll look at the variety of ways to communicate […]
  • Want Engaged Employees? Show Them the Big Picture July 23, 2014 12:40 pm
    Whether they’re building rockets, smartphones, microprocessors or cars, large organizations are under extreme pressure in today’s competitive environment. They are struggling to get the most from their people, generate more innovative ideas than their competitors, become more efficient and effective and — of course — bring their products to market faster tha […]

Mobile & Social News

  • Samsung pushes Tizen further in smartwatches July 23, 2014
    Samsung announced an update for owners of its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, enabling them to swap out the Android platform originally used for its own Tizen OS – while also noting that this is “completely o […]
    Steve Costello
  • Microsoft unveils first sub-€100 Lumia smartphone July 23, 2014
    Microsoft announced a new entry-level addition to its Windows Phone-powered Lumia device range in the shape of the €85 Lumia 530, following its decision to shelve the Nokia X line which competed at a […]
    Steve Costello
  • Amazon launches beta wallet app - report July 23, 2014
    E-commerce giant Amazon has launched its own mobile wallet application on Amazon Appstore and Google Play, according to a TechCrunch report. Amazon Wallet allows users to store and organise gift and l […]
    Ken Wieland
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