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Technology, Big Data

Seven Deadly Sins of Data Analysts

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With business success increasingly dependent on effective data management, expectations are set pretty high for BI analysts these days. Rising pressures often lead to cutting corners and invalid data. Not good! Especially because some of these offenses can put your organization in deadly peril. Tread carefully and be mindful that you aren’t guilty of the seven deadly sins of data analysts:

Business Issues, Technology, Converged Infrastructure

Gartner's Magic Qudrant on converged infrastructure

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Community Manager

CRN's slideshow about Gartner's new "Magic Quadrant" on converged infrastructure does a nice job indentifying the leaders, challengers, visionaries and niche players. The vertical axis is ability to execute and the horizontal axis is completeness of vision.

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Business Issues, Big Data, Cloud

The Pain Curve

The Complexity of Clusters and Why Clusters are So Different

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I've been building clusters for my entire professional career and I've known that clusters are different, but never could quite articulate why. Until now.

After having many conversations with operations team members from a broad cross-section of enterprises, I now have a handle on why clusters are so different from farms of single-purpose servers that reside in traditional data centers.

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Technology, Cloud, Mobility

Cloud and Mobile, Two Sides of the Same Coin

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Anoj Willy

By Anoj Willy, Trace3 Cloud Practice Director


In a very real sense, mobile and cloud computing are quickly becoming two sides of the same coin. Mobile computing is how users experience technology, while cloud computing is the platform from which the experience is delivered.

CIO Leadership, Converged Infrastructure

A decade of change led us to infrastructure convergence. Do you really understand it?

Sift through the confusion and gain some clarity

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Duncan Campbell

Based on some of the comments I’ve read in my last few blog posts where there is still some confusion about infrastructure convergence, so I thought it was time to level-set. Like many of you, I’ve been in IT since the 1980s, and it seems to me the focus of computing infrastructure changes about every decade. This type of shift happens once every 10 to 15 years – like the shift from the mainframe to the client server… from the client server to Web 1.0… from Web 1.0 to mobile and web services. And now we’re deeply rooted in the era of convergence.

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Business Issues, Services

Know your Customers, Illuminate your Products, Build Trust

Author: Jean-Michel Franco, Product Marketing Director - Talend

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Turning Enterprise Information Management - such as Master Data Management, Data Governance or Data Quality - into a value proposition for lines of business is not an easy game. But, the reward may be huge.

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CIO Leadership, Cloud

3 mistakes that will get you fired

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HP Blogger

Many enterprises know they need to move to the cloud, but they don’t have a sense of how to get there. While you hear a lot about the advantages of cloud, there’s risk associated with doing it wrong or going in without a plan.

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CIO Leadership, IT Performance

The four stages of an IT turnaround

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something. – Henry Ford

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Last month I wrote about the first steps a new CIO should take when assuming the role.  In this post I want to expand on the “new CIO” theme and discuss the four stages of an IT turnaround.

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Technology, Cloud

Files, Files, Everywhere Files!

Innovation for the Next Phase of File Management

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Matt Karash

The arrival and rapid expansion of public cloud and other new file storage options offers many potential benefits for CIOs and the workers that they support.  Achievable gains include cost savings, better support for BYOD and mobile work models and automatic sync/backup capabilities to name a few.  But with the expanding set of possibilities comes complexity.

Technology, Big Data

Why 2014 Will Be the Significant Year for Wearable Technology?

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2014 will mark a significant growth for wearable technology. As per the industry predictors, the wearable technology will grow by 350% this year which is HUGE to say the least. Currently, wearable devices are a very small part of technology industry but this notion is all set to change.