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How Secure is the Cloud?

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by Jelani Harper Roger Grimes of InfoWorld recently reported, “In the wake of the celebrity photo breach, the media is humming with stories disparaging the safety of the cloud. Many longtime cloud critics are crowing, “I told you so!” and waiting for the world to go back to on-premises solutions only. News flash: 1) the…

Top Big Data Web Sites

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by Jelani Harper Steve Bennett of Data Science Central recently wrote: “The Naked analyst Episode 8 looks at the best sites to learn about the world of Big Data. Here are my top 6 sites. They range from the easily digestible to the totally immersable and possibly overwhelming. Dataversity (http://www.dataversity.net/category/data-topics/big-data/) daily updates of the latest…

Apigee Enhances Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper Stacey Higginbotham recently wrote, “What is the diameter of the internet of things and how do we make it smaller?” That’s the question that Brian Mulloy, a VP of Apigee  focused on for the last few years as he tried to figure out what he needed to do to build a product…

The New Normal: Unified Cloud Accessibility

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by Jelani Harper Cloud Computing adoption rates are growing in nearly every vertical industry as organizations become aware of and take advantage of its benefits including: Less infrastructure costs: Storing data in the Cloud reduces the need for physical infrastructure and encourages the current BYOD trend in which users are not tied to specific hardware…

Apple Tightens its Cloud Security

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by Jelani Harper Jeremy Kirk reported that, “Apple, still reeling from the nude celebrity photo incident, plans to soon strengthen security around its iCloud storage service, according to CEO Tim Cook in a news report Thursday. The change consists primarily of new warnings when certain changes are made to an account, as well as implementation…

Does the Cloud Signal the End for Data Virtualization?

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by Jelani Harper J. Peter Bruzzese of Infoword reported, “For years, when you thought of virtualization, you thought of EMC’s VMware subsidiary. It’s been there from the very beginning, created as a spinoff of U.S. military work to protect computer systems. But VMware’s virtualization dominance has been fading as IBM, Microsoft, and others have gained…

The Big Data Skills Gap is Real (Seriously)

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by Angela Guess James Bessen of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “Every year, the Manpower Group, a human resources consultancy, conducts a worldwide ‘Talent Shortage Survey.’ Last year, 35% of 38,000 employers reported difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent; in the U.S., 39% of employers did. But the idea of a…

The Classroom of the Future

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by Angela Guess James O’Brien of Mashable recently wrote, “The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant a memory as cursive handwriting. In 2014, big data is reshaping the way students receive curriculum and learn, and the tools of the new and digital classroom are changing the dynamics for educators. ‘Data is…

Making Big Data More Actionable for Health

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by Angela Guess Niven R. Narain of Wired recently wrote, “The 21st Century has seen technology contribute life-altering realities like getting from New York to Beijing in less than 14 hours or grandparents using Facetime to see their newly anointed ‘Princes’ and ‘Princesses’ of future generations. New technologies have not only democratized widespread access of…