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Technology, Big Data

Elephants do not float on Clouds

Big Data / Data Analytics, Part 1 of 4.

Blog-post by Jeffrey Lush, Thu, 01/15/2015 - 20:58

Elephants do not float in the clouds nor do big data solutions function without a high-performance, secure architecture. Let’s take a look at a few key attributes you will want in your “big data” solution. This is part one of a four part blog series.   

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CIO Leadership, Mobility

The Value of Third-Party Help in Meeting Mobile Challenges

Community Video by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Thu, 01/15/2015 - 18:57

Enterprise CIO Forum senior editor Bill Laberis analyzes a recent CIO/HP Quick Pulse survey which found enterprises are looking to third parties to help craft and implement a mobile strategy. Check it out.


CIO Leadership, Mobility

Enterprises turn to third parties for help with a mobile strategy

If there was ever a technology for which IT needs help, it's mobility.

A new CIO Quick Pulse survey about mobility shows the top three barriers to implementing a mobile strategy are security, lack of resources and the difficulty in measuring ROI.

"The survey points to what may be the solution to the mobility strategy dilemma: get help from a third party vendor."

CIO Leadership, Security

Cyber security to get State of the Union treatment

#CIOchat to analyze The President's proposals to thwart cyber crime.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:00

"Cyber threats pose one the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces," President Obama said in a statement last February. And now the topic will be further  elevated in our collective psyche as part of his State of the Union message next week.

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Technology, Cloud

Hybrid Cloud: Harbinger of Change

Blog-post by Gene De Libero, Wed, 01/14/2015 - 15:25

The New Year brings new ideas, thoughts, and decisions for IT stakeholders to consider. One decision that will serve as an indicator of the innovation and progress to come lies in the choice to utilize cloud computing for mission-critical functions. A move to the cloud (in any format) communicates a willingness to change and a commitment to growth. Yet, much uncertainty around cloud transitions (specifically the hybrid cloud) remains.

Tags: hybrid cloud

CIO Leadership, Cloud

The challenge of hybrid clouds

Use one public cloud and you're hybrid.

Blog-post by John Dodge,
Community Manager
, Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:53

Research universally shows that one of the biggest challenges facing enterprises is getting different clouds and data centers to work with each other. The ideal is that workloads run seamlessly across clouds and data centers.

CIO Leadership, Cloud

Security jitters about public clouds translate into boom for private cloud

When it comes down to deciding on a public cloud versus the private cloud, CIOs are making the choice that helps them sleep more soundly at night.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Tue, 01/13/2015 - 22:25

CIO jitters about the security risks associated with public cloud computing is doing wonders for the popularity of private clouds.

About 58 percent of the more than 600 IT decision makers polled by market consultancy Current Analysis say they now use private clouds. Translation: they just don’t trust public clouds.

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Business Issues, Security

What Could Have Saved Sony Even After the Breach: Information Governance

A Few Specific IG Steps that Sony - and All Major Organizations Should Be Doing

Blog-post by Robert Smallwood, Tue, 01/13/2015 - 22:17


Vast amounts of confidential information was released to the public as a result of the recent Sony Pictures data breach. But it didn’t have to be so. There are steps Sony could have taken before the breach which would have saved them even after the successful breach. All their confidential information could have been protected by applying a new approach—even if hackers were successful in gaining access. It’s called Information Governance (IG).

Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Six Things You Should Know about SVG in Your Browser

Blog-post by Simon Wieczner, Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:04

With the growing popularity of scalable vector graphics (SVG), the importance of a pure HTML document viewer is greater than ever. A document viewer that is entirely web-based goes a step further and ensures that users viewing SVG don't have to download or install any additional applications to view their crisp, high-resolution documents. It can be a huge benefit to any business looking to provide easy access to pristine documents but one that is often overlooked.


With that said, here are six things to know about SVG and document viewers:


CIO Leadership, Cloud

Four predictions for 2015: The mainstreaming of the cloud

Could this be the year? Don't bet everything but the stars are aligning as CIOs move more data than ever before into the cloud.

Blog-post by Charles Cooper, Tue, 01/13/2015 - 03:52

Barring the unexpected -- and there’s always that proverbial the proverbial black swan event to worry about -- 2015 is shaping up to be a turning point in the history of the enterprise's adoption of cloud computing technologies.

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