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Register Today for ERworld 2015

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by Angela Guess Registration is now open for ERworld 2015, happening online from March 18-19. According to the announcement, “ERworld is back by popular demand! We’re hosting our fifth annual FREE online data management conference from March 18-19, 2015. ERworld is an online interactive venue to discuss today’s hot topics surrounding data – for data…

2015 Trends in Cloud Computing: The Mobile Paradigm

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by Jelani Harper Those still unconvinced of the utility of Cloud Computing and its vitality to Data Management should know three key facts: IDC projected spending on public and private clouds to exceed $100 billion in 2015. The Cloud has long operated as the point of integration (an enabler) between the most salient Data Management…

The Challenge of Data-Driven Security in the Petabyte Era

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by James Kobielus What keeps security professionals up all night? It’s worrying about the things that might be slipping through the cracks. In an online world of extraordinary complexity, it’s safe to assume that something somewhere is always slipping through the cracks. As I stated in a slightly different context here, the security devil’s in…

Happy Data Privacy Day!

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by Angela Guess Mauricio Prinzlau of Cloudwards.net reports, “According to a report by Privacy Rights Clearing House, in the United States alone, more than 600 million records containing sensitive information have been stolen since January 2005. This shows how pervasive the effect of data theft is and why data protection is crucial.To address this issue,…

MapR Unveils Free On-Demand Training Program

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced the availability of free Hadoop On-Demand Training for developers, analysts and administrators which represents a $50M in-kind contribution* to the broad Hadoop community. The Hadoop training program is a multi-course…

IBM Research Announces Cloud Breakthrough For Protecting Personal Data

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by Angela Guess ARMONK – 28 January 2015: IBM researchers today announced plans for a cloudbased technology that holds potential to help consumers better protect online personal data, including date of birth, home address and credit card numbers. The technology, called Identity Mixer, uses a cryptographic algorithm to encrypt the certified identity attributes of a…

What France’s First CDO is Doing to Improve Open Data and Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Marine Gossa of the London School of Economics recently wrote, “Working under the Prime Minister’s direct orders and within the Ministry for Public Action Modernization, [France’s Chief Data Officer Henri] Verdier has two main challenges to face in coordinating public data collection and use: enhancing the State’s accountability (open data) and efficiency…

The Best Hardware and Software of the Year

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by Angela Guess Eric Knorr of InfoWorld recently wrote, “After witnessing the unprecedented explosion of enterprise technology development last year, I’ve been particularly excited to see how the 2015 Technology of the Year Awards would play out. As it turned out, some pretty bold themes emerged from this year’s selection of 32 winners. First and…

Culture Gap Between CEOs and Managers Hinders Big Data Efforts

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by Angela Guess Darryl K. Taft of eWeek reports, “A major gap exists between how CEOs and lower-level managers view big data, according to the findings of a new study sponsored by big data and marketing applications specialist Teradata. The study indicated that CEOs tend to look at big data through rose-colored glasses while lower-level…