Dear Big Data - I would be interested in your views on your little brother 'Data' - do you believe that most enterprises really have a good handle on analytics in general? Should they really be considering how to grow their analytics capabilities across the board where Big Data is just one aspect?
I think it depends somewhat on your industry. For instance, for banks, credit card companies, hospitals and others that utilize personal or financial information, good security is a competitive advantage. My bank regularly reminds me that the “security of your personal information is important to us.” This is a double-edged sword, however. Boast too much about how secure you are and you will likely invite cyber attacks. Hackers love a challenge. If you are in the R&D business, protecting your intellectual property has a direct long-term impact on your bottom line. For some industries, heavy equipment manufacturing for instance, security is more of a defensive proposition. The most likely damage a hacker could do is disrupt your production schedules. No distinct competitive advantage but a business necessity.
Although cloud computing solutions and services are widespread, business intelligence solutions have not been adopted at a large scale in the last five years, according to Howard Dresner's 2012 Wisdom of Crowds Cloud BI Market Study. The good news is that investments in cloud based BI are growing and cloud BI data integration is only at the beginning of a long trend.
It is true that all of our careers consist of mini-seasons, times when we focus on one area, finish our work there, and move on. When we see our lives and careers as a series of seasons we look back fondly at that time from the perspective of what we learned, accomplished, and the wisdom and perspective we gained from our failures. Instead of wishing for "the good old days" we see past times for what they really were, a valuable but completed season of life. We learn and then move on.
Cloud based social and communication tools help companies improve their performance in terms of efficient communication, reducing budget and increased collaboration. Businesses are not obligated any longer to pay separately for business tools, such as teleconferencing and videoconferencing, but they now have the flexibility to leverage cloud communication tools and apps that offer them more availability, flexibility and scalability.
IBM, Google, Microsoft - the major IT players have all launched team collaboration cloud solutions to help individuals and organizations interact and ease online teamwork when it comes to collaborative creation, editing, sharing of word, spreadsheet and presentation documents, instant messaging, web meetings, mail and calendar.
Productivity is at a premium in every business, the top priority for most every businesses we might say. :) Cloud development in the last few years has directly influenced the productivity in every workplace. Cloud computing applications and solutions had a positive impact upon technology integration and made life easier and improved productivity in the workplace.
There are several ways businesses can increase their productivity using the cloud. Here is a snapshot of them;
Angesichts der Entwicklung Cloud-basierter Datenspeicherung und Datenwiederherstellung (Data Recovery = DR) sollten Unternehmen das Thema Disaster Recovery überdenken und Kosteneinsparungen, Collaboration und Effizienz in diesem Zusammenhang verbessern.
Every business needs to protect its data, and the cloud is a viable option to support this requirement. In addition to keeping information safe, cloud computing is also affordable, thanks to its pay-as-you-go service model. With cloud computing, businesses can back up data in multiple locations throughout different regions, keeping information accessible regardless of geography.
When AWS made Trusted Advisor free for the month of March, CloudCheckr took the announcement as an opportunity to conduct an internal survey of their customers usage. CloudCheckr considered the news an implicit acknowledgement of what many have long known: AWS is extremely complex and it is challenging for users to provision and control their AWS infrastructure properly.