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Business Issues, Big Data, Mobility, Security

10 Top Information Security Threats for the Next Two Years

Big data, skills gap and mobile open paths to compromised data.

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jdodge

The attached CIO.com slide show is worth scrolling through. It nicely summarizes the sources of security threats. 


Technology, Big Data

Five Things Big Data Isn't

Understanding Big Data in the Negative

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A few months ago, I wrote a blog about defining cloud computing.  Although I didn’t get any death threats, there was a bit of consternation associated with how I delineated the somewhat ubiquitous and pervasive industry buzzword.  People were unhappy.  But whatever; I put a stake in the ground and I’m okay with that. 

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CIO Leadership, Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance, Security, Services

Live Webinar: Easy SQL Server Benchmarking

Getting the right performance from your SQL Server is largely based on a good understanding of the base performance of the hardware. Join us to explore some quick ways of doing just that during our live Webinar.

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Technology, Applications, Big Data, Cloud, Converged Infrastructure, IT Performance

Introducing the PADS Framework

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Gabriel_Lowy

The PADS Framework, for Performance Analytics and Decision Support, represents a more holistic approach to adaptive, proactive and predictive operational data management and analysis.  The framework links advanced performance management and big data analytics technologies to enable organizations to gain deep and real-time visibility into, and predictive intelligence from, increasingly complex virtualized and mobile systems across the entire application delivery chain.

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CIO Leadership, Big Data

Computers can never be Data Scientists

Data Scientists need to be good Data Artists too!

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HP Blogger
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They say it is the sexiest job in the 21st century in the world of Big Data – the Data Scientist. Emergence of new tools and techniques are empowering them to effectively glean the gold mine of information. Given the volume of data to be processed, it would almost seem like a job tailor-made for computers only. True, computers can certainly perform these computations … but can they think? Not as effectively as the human brain.

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Technology, Big Data, Cloud, Mobility, Services

The Best Insurance Tech Investments

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Tech Mahindra

The insurance industry, as an integral part of the financial services industry, is closely linked to the rapid changes in economy. As the economy grows, the living standards of people increase and as a consequence, demand for insurance increases. With economic activity on the upswing, and reduced catastrophic losses, the combined ratios for insurers have shown improvement over the years.


Technology, Big Data

The Conversation We Need to Have About Big Data

Big Data faces Big Problems

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Technology, Big Data, Mobility, Services

Where is the wearable I must have?

CIOs told to prepare for wearables, but why?

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Community Manager
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jdodge

I saw a speech by a Google exec covered in a couple of places, advising CIOs to get ready for BYOW - Bring Your Own Wearables.

Puleez! This is what we in the newspaper biz call a toothless story. How, may I ask, do CIO prepare when they don't what products to prepare for?


CIO Leadership, Applications, Big Data, IT Performance

IT is critical. It is failing to measure up: McKinsey

The more critical IT becomes, the more exposed the warts.

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jdodge

Almost a third of 738 executives, some CIOs, say top IT management should go. Another 13% blamed "non-IT executives" for IT failing to meet strategic albeit challenging objectives.

The imperatives include improving data analytics and business-IT interactions as well as adopting new approaches to development. At the same time, CIOs need to find better and more relevant talent while continually balancing conflicting priorities.


Business Issues, Technology, Big Data, Security

Data Security & Cyber Privacy: Circumstances Have Changed, and So Should IT

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KPadir

Lately, it feels like data breaches are making headlines daily. The breaches at Target and Neiman-Marcus, for example, have raised a crescendo of concern that is certainly justified but sometimes a little off base. In particular, there’s confusion over the distinction between online privacy and online security. Some of the commentators have simply been echoing Sun CEO, Scott McNealy’s comments dating back to 1999, suggesting that we all just “get over it” and learn to live without online privacy.

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