Enterprise Information Management

Push Technology Introduces Reappt, an Enterprise Cloud-Based Messaging Service

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “Push Technology [yesterday] announced the release of Reappt, the only enterprise-class, Internet Messaging service delivered via the cloud. Designed for reactive apps—applications that are event-driven, scalable, resilient and responsive—Reappt delivers data at extreme scale and speed over the Internet to give those apps a performance edge. Businesses…

Do You Need a Data Wrangler or a Data Shaman?

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by Angela Guess Yves de Montcheuil recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Many organizations, drowning in incredible amounts of data, have been unable to reap the benefits that were expected by executive management, and the data scientist was the person who was supposed to make it happen. However, as big data is now past this peak of…

Taking Precautions With Your Data: Backup Isn’t Archive

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by Angela Guess Writing in Data Center Journal, Jim McGann recently stated, “When meeting with a data protection manager at a client site recently, they summed up the world of backup in a nutshell stating: ‘In the past I was told to backup the house, now they want me to know about everything in the…

The Data Life Cycle in 7 Phases

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by Angela Guess Malcolm Chisholm recently shared his take on the data life cycle in Information Management. He writes, “This is one attempt to describe the Data Life Cycle. It takes the position that a life cycle consists of phases, and each phase has its own characteristics. Einstein, when he was a teenager tried to…

10 Cool Big Data Products from 2015

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting recently wrote for CRN.com, “Big data analytics remains one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry with market researcher Wikibon predicting that the worldwide market for big data analytics hardware, software and services will nearly double from $27.4 billion last year to $50 billion in 2018. Sales for…

An Introduction to Hadoop for Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess Lindsey Patterson recently wrote for Business 2 Community, “Hadoop is a software system developed by Apache that allows a company’s data science team to process for analytical purposes large sets of data that are located on distributed servers.  The software framework is mainly used by those companies that want the capability of…

EnterpriseDB and KT Partner to Bring Postgres in the Cloud to Korean Market

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced a partnership with the technology services subsidiary of KT Corp., one of the largest telecommunications providers in South Korea. The partnership calls for the two companies to launch a…

From Chief Data Officer to Chief Digital Officer

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by Angela Guess Andrew H. LaVanway recently opined in NextGov.com, “The role of chief data officer within federal agencies is on the rise. It’s about time. Unfortunately, it’s probably also not enough. Now that many agencies have gotten around to vetting, hiring and enabling a data executive, the needed role has grown larger. Simply stated,…

Enterprises Increasing Investment in Datacenters, Focus on Upgrades and Retrofits

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise (VotE): Datacenters Q2 2015 quarterly survey on datacenter trends indicates that, despite increased investment in cloud and colocation providers, 87% of datacenter operators surveyed from North America and Europe are maintaining or increasing their datacenter facility spending, with…

Linux Foundation Announces R Consortium to Support Users Around the World

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by Angela Guess According to a new article, “The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced the R Consortium. This new organization will strengthen both the technical and user communities as a Collaborative Project hosted at Linux Foundation. The R language is used by statisticians,…