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As a CXO I want Big Data Analytics but I’m really worried about Big Data Protection…

What’s so big about big data? Let’s start with a few stats… 1. IDC says 1.8 zettabytes of data were created and replicated in 2011, and 1.8 trillion gigabytes are expected to be created and replicated in 2012. This is

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The world says #centralize but could #decentralization be more cost effective & practical?

Yes, desktops and disaster recovery are now being used in the same sentence, or at least they should be. True, management and some other costs are decreased, but what about the infrastructure to support it? Assuming an average user consumes

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Letting Go: Not Everyone Wants Their Data Floating In the Cloud

A certain famous Beatle is letting go. According to CNET, Paul McCartney and MPL Communications, his own media company, has partnered with HP to archive his personal media library hosted by HP. McCartney’s library is supported by HP’s Converged Infrastructure

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Taking Your Company Public – Public Cloud, That Is

On-demand IT service, increased efficiency, best-in-class technology and above all, a great reduction in IT costs and resources – to the decision makers, the benefits of utilizing the cloud for their firm’s IT needs are highly alluring.  Despite all of

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Tiered Storage Management – Oh The Possibilities!

The best way to manage and support data is based on its importance to your business.  It is vital and can save you loads of administrative time and money if the right kind of data is stored in the right

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Primary Storage Optimization Using Real Time Compression

The main difference between primary and secondary storage requirements lies in their performance and redundancy requirements.  Primary data is touched frequently and needs fast and easy access, but storage optimization processing introduces latency.  As a result, the access latency requirements

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The Mainframe Comeback

Although many computer experts have joked about these massive computers, mainframes remain in use in today’s world.  Despite the fact that most organizations turn to supercomputers for high performance computing, it has remained a 3.5 billion dollar investment over the

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Data Deduplication And Its Uses

For those companies trying to manage their storage, the term deduplication may very well be in your present vocabulary.  And for those thinking about making your storage more efficient, gaining an understanding of exactly what deduplication is, and how it

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Content Addressable Storage

The amount of data we have access to grows exponentially.  With this constant increase of information, it can be hard for companies to manage the mass amounts of data they come across daily.  Now if we throw backup into the

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Do I De-Dupe or Compress the Production data block?

Depending on the manufacturer and their implementation, the answers will vary. To retrieve a de-duplicated block, I must rehydrate. Do I have the space? Is that another daily storage management problem? Depending on how I compress, in-line or while at rest and whether the compression time is

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  • Reimagine Retail Inventory to Remove Customer Hurdles July 28, 2014 1:59 pm
    The retail industry is at a crossroad. We’ve discussed omnichannel behavior for some time now — both from a consumer and organizational perspective — but we need to turn that discussion into strategy and action. Retailers are now challenged to use insight from data created across these channels to drive better business performance and meet customer expectati […]
  • Facebook Thinks You'll 'Like' Enterprise Collaboration July 28, 2014 1:15 pm
    Facebook at work. I’ve never done that. Have you? But what if Facebooking at work was actually encouraged, maintained by your company itself and used for collaboration? That could be what’s happening in Zuckerberg Land, if you believe the anonymous source who told a reporter last month that the social network’s working on a FB@Work platform in its London off […]
  • Discussion Point: How Will the IoT Change Our Lives? July 28, 2014 12:41 pm
    You can’t escape the buzz about the Internet of Things (IoT). From ubiquitous sensors and constant connectivity to wearable tech and appliances that seemingly think autonomously, the potential is limitless. We’re rapidly developing a digital nerve system as sophisticated and complex as anything in the human body. Proponents boast that the IoT will shape our […]

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