Enterprise Information Management

StorTrends 3500i Tests Well with StorageReview

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release from StorTrends states: “StorTrends® today announced that an independent lab test and benchmark conducted by StorageReview Enterprise Lab has found its StorTrends 3500i, SSD hybrid and/or full flash storage array, a powerful and easy to deploy hybrid storage platform built for high performance and maximum capacity.  During the benchmark testing, which was…

Enterprise Data World 2015 Call for Presentations

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by Jelani Harper The call for presentations is out for Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference and Expo (EDW). This is the 19th production of this annual event and is recognized as the most comprehensive, educational, and vendor neutral data management conference. EDW 2015 will take place in Washington, DC from March 29th to April 2nd, 2015 at…

5 Reasons Not to Overlook Small Data

by Angela Guess Sean Gordon of Destination CRM recently wrote, “Seven out of 10 CIOs and other top executives say data analytics is a “crucial” or “very important” business driver, according to KPMG. While there’s no debate about the value of data analytics in all aspects of the business organization, there’s often confusion about what…

Your Next Generation Data Center: Locations and Expectations?

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by Jennifer Zaino The digital universe is growing by a factor of 10, from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion between 2013 and 2020, according to EMC’s seventh digital universe study, with research and analysis by IDC. With the digital universe doubling in size every two years, as the study notes, it shouldn’t come as…

Use Cases are Overblown

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by Michael Blaha A use case is a piece of functionality that an app can perform. Each app has many use cases and the use cases taken collectively specify the app’s functionality. For an example, consider an app for tracking library loan records. Some use cases are: borrow books, borrow magazines, return books, return magazines,…

NaviSite Introduces Desktop-as-a-Service Solution Leveraging NVIDIA GRID Technology for Enterprise Users

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “NaviSite today announced the launch of a leading-edge Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution that uses NVIDIA GRID™ technology to offer industry-leading rich graphics performance. In doing so, NaviSite has ushered the benefits of desktop virtualization for even the most intensive graphics workloads…

Semantic SOA makes Sense!

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by Dave Duggal While it’s no longer trendy to talk about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) due to limited initial results, it is implicitly the architectural-style of our age. Our applications and processes increasingly depend on distributed and diverse systems, databases, and devices. Modern Enterprise, Cloud, Web, Mobile and Internet-of-Things app development all take advantage of…

TopQuadrant Launches TopBraid Suite 4.5

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “TopQuadrant™, a leading semantic data integration company, today announced the release of version 4.5 of TopBraid Suite, a collection of web-based solutions that simplify the development and management of standards-based, model-driven solutions for enterprise taxonomy and ontology management, metadata and reference data governance, and…

Assessing your Early Warning Capabilities & Options: Converging AML & Fraud Data for Integrated Warning & Tracking

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by Dan Meers and Gregory Lampshire In the financial services industry, time is the enemy for fraud detection and risk warning. There is an urgent need for a clear scope, needs statement, and prioritized plans to address detection, warning and risk management mandates. Rapid assessment and analysis of current controls and conditions is essential to…

Infographic: The Attributes of a Good Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently broke down the key attributes of a strong Chief Data Officer (CDO) in infographic form. He writes that the CDO “is a role that requires being able to understand all the different aspects of data. Ranging from ensuring the quality of the data (veracity)…