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8 Reasons IT Pros Hate The Cloud
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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We sense a simmering level of vitriol whenever we speak with IT professionals about the cloud in our daily conversations, at industry conferences, and in other settings. Here's why.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 5/25/2015
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6 Characteristics Of Data-Driven Rock Stars
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Learn what traits to look for in data-savvy movers and shakers, from data scientists and business analysts to executives, managers, and even employees.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/21/2015
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The Great File Migration Is Underway
Andres Rodriguez, CEO, Nasuni
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As the amount of data in files grows, more and more will find their way in a great migration to cloud storage.
By Andres Rodriguez CEO, Nasuni , 5/21/2015
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SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 5/20/2015
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Streaming Analytics: Government Must Step Up
Chris Steel, Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions
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By blending static big data with streaming analysis, agencies will get insights they've never had.
By Chris Steel Chief Solutions Architect, Software AG Government Solutions, 5/18/2015
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Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
Commentary
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 5/15/2015
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How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/13/2015
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Cuba Turns To Analytics, Big Data To Help Tourism
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
As Cuba prepares for an influx of American tourists and businesses, the government turned to a Spanish analytics firm to help it crunch big data to improve hotels and infrastructure.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 5/7/2015
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4 Ways IT Can Inspire Business Confidence
Pam Baker, Author and freelance writer
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An EMC study revealed that business leaders don't think their companies are ready for the data-driven future. Worse, they have no confidence in IT to correct course. Here's why it happened, and what IT can do to win back the confidence of business execs.
By Pam Baker Author and freelance writer, 5/6/2015
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Google Launches Cloud Bigtable Database Service
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Cloud Bigtable brings Google infrastructure to cloud computing customers, and might be particularly useful for Internet of Things applications.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 5/6/2015
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8 Linux Security Improvements In 8 Years
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Linux started getting really serious about security in 2007, and it has made big strides in the past three years. As open source code faces more threats, Linux can't rest on its laurels.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 5/6/2015
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6 Ways To Master The Data-Driven Enterprise
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Data-driven companies share characteristics that enable them to achieve more with their data than others in their industries. We reveal what separates the masters from the wannabes.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 5/4/2015
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Salesforce Deal: Who Could Buy It?
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
Commentary
A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 5/1/2015
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Esurance Puts Analytics Closer To The Customer
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
A new rules-engine platform lets the insurance company offer more personalized packages when selling policies online. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/28/2015
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Google Adds To BigQuery Big Data Capabilities
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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Google expands the capabilities of its BigQuery system to allow real-time data stream processing and event analysis.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2015
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Apple, IBM Partner for Healthcare Analytics
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
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Health data collected on Apple devices will be stored in IBM's Health Cloud for analysis by medical professionals and researchers.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/15/2015
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Piston Shift Shows OpenStack's Evolving Role
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Piston has refocused on an operating system that will orchestrate containers, big data clusters as well as OpenStack virtual servers.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/8/2015
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Amazon Bulks Up Cloud Instances For Big Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services' larger virtual servers show the company is pursuing an enterprise-scale data warehouse and big data tasks.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/1/2015
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NAS Is Sexy Again
Andres Rodriguez, CEO, Nasuni
Commentary
Network Attached Storage has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a file-storage tool. Now, a new generation of NAS systems is needed in the cloud to meet enterprise demands.
By Andres Rodriguez CEO, Nasuni , 3/31/2015
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MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/31/2015
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