By 2030, the amount of data is forecast to have grown to 1 Yottabyte (a lotta bytes, for sure...think 1 followed by 24 zeroes). That was the prediction of Martin Saddler from HPLabs, who I heard make a presentatation in London a few weeks ago.
Family photos are a staple in my family. I've taken lots of them on trips and special occasions.
My conversion from film to digital occurred 15 years ago and I've scanned about 350 GB worth of print photos on my system. I have multiple copies on separate drives and a number of them have been burned on DVDs. But you know, I don’t want to lose the family history. So, I finally decided to keep an extra copy in the cloud. I should have done that a long time ago, but you know how these things go.
A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog entry about the need of doing your homework when embracing open source software as you have no vendor to turn to. One question that was raised was why this could not be done once and for all by a trusted organization. For some open source software, this is done. It’s called a distribution.
For several months now, I’m involved in a project. The objective, do something we never did before.
Loving innovation, that’s something for me, isn’t it? So, I embarked with very little description and started thinking at how we could build what we were looking for. I have to explain you that my piece is part of a larger project, an expansion of something that has been done a while ago, a new version.
Digital technologies are enabling enterprises to innovate and exploit new business opportunities, sometimes at no extra cost.
Using digital technologies, IT, for lack of a better name, if you want to call it differently, companies increase the relationship with their eco-systems, their customers, while improving the productivity of their employees and the consistency of their business processes. All benefits improving the image they portray in the market. Now, what thinking brings you there?
How do you transform your organization into a digital enterprise? First, you have to check off four activities and technologies: cloud, mobility, social media and Big Data. Once you've tangibly embraced those, you're on the path to digital enterprise-hood.