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Caution: Data and Information Are Not the Same Thing

Martin Doyle

by Martin Doyle All businesses know about the importance of managing data. Businesses are collecting more data than ever, and hiring chief data officers to manage that data. In order to obtain quality, we must understand the raw materials we’re working with. And that means knowing what data really is (or are, depending on your…

Networks Are Becoming Self-Aware and Self-Defending

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus Software-defined networking (SDN) enables connectivity to be as malleable as any online resource. SDN brings the benefits of cloud-based virtualization to the physical layer of telecommunications environments. It leverages hypervisors, centralized controllers, and other virtualization infrastructure that enable bandwidth, switching, routing, capacity management, and other capabilities to be executed with unparalleled flexibility…

Personal Privacy & “The Law”

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by Cathy Nolan When Politicians started paying attention to Data Privacy it was a given that new laws were not far behind. At last count, 47 states have enacted legislation requiring private and government entities to notify individuals if a company’s security has been breached and personal identifiable information stolen. Organizations must also respect individuals’…

Big Data: Are the 3V’s the Sole Problem?

Brian Bell

by Bryan Bell Big data has clearly captured our attention. As of this writing there are 649,717 job titles that contain the words Big Data on LinkedIn, 39,773 job openings for people that contain big data as a required job skill, 1,878 Groups that contain Big Data as a part of their reason for being…

Be Wary of Database Layer Frameworks

Michael Blaha

by Michael Blaha Over the years we’ve seen a number of projects where application architects use a generic layer to hide a database. This is a common approach with object-oriented languages accessing a relational database. Application code accesses the layer which in turn accesses the database. The use of a generic layer can be a…

February 2015 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

We are already a month into 2015! How did that happen? It is said that the older you get, the faster time seems to go by, but sheesh! At this rate, it won’t be long before a month will take the appearance of a second! Well, let’s get right to it before it’s March (or…

Celebrate Love in February – Cautiously

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by Cathy Nolan Remember Bill Murray in Groundhog’s Day when he gets as many “do-overs” as he needs to find love? Unfortunately the rest of us don’t have that option and with the other big February holiday coming up—you know, the one where you exchange mushy cards and candy—we all need to be a little…

What’s The (Enterprise) Data Buzz?

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by Ian Rowlands Once again I’ve been honored with the opportunity to speak at this year’s Enterprise Data World (EDW) Conference in Washington in April. It is an honor. There are always more people interested in speaking than there are slots. When I looked at the agenda, I wondered what topics people were interested in.…

The Challenge of Data-Driven Security in the Petabyte Era

James Kobielus

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…