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Moving Big Data Projects into the Cloud: A Guide

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by Angela Guess James Kobielus of Wired recently wrote, “The cloud provides an agile, scalable foundation for managing and pulling more insights out of the tsunami of data crashing over companies. Its adaptability creates a flexible platform for deploying new sets of analytics tools. Its connectivity makes analytics accessible and easy to use for anyone…

Priorities for CIOs in Government in 2015

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by Angela Guess Government Technology reports that “The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released on Oct. 30 a list of the top ten priorities for CIOs in 2015. Security, cloud services and consolidation topped the list for the third year in a row. ‘These three priorities, along with budget and cost control,…

New Study Shows IT Managers Struggling to Control Data Security

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by Angela Guess Business Cloud News reports, “A study including feedback from over 1,800 IT decision-makers globally suggests enterprises are still struggling with securing data hosted in cloud-based services. Research undertaken by the Ponemon Institute and SafeNet suggests IT pros are still facing challenges associated with managing the security of cloud-based applications, with 70 per…

How Tagging Big Data Could Protect Privacy

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.–As our digital trails explode, privacy is being eroded. At the WSJD Live global technology conference Wednesday, two heavyweights in predictive analytics debated whether it’s possible to use data-mining technologies and protect privacy at the same time. Alex Karp, chief executive…

IBM Launches DashDB and DataWorks

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of InformationWeek reports, “DashDB and DataWorks, now available on IBM’s Bluemix cloud apps platform, are outgrowths of IBM’s February purchase of Cloudant. DashDB is a cloud-based data warehouse service, while DataWorks is a cloud-based data-integration service. IBM is being cagey about the technological roots of these new services, though it’s…

The Growing Influence of NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler of Network World recently wrote, “Much of the movement to NoSQL is being driven by megatrends happening in the enterprise IT market. For example, developers are pushed to produce more applications faster. Having a database that’s more flexible, can be configured multiple different ways and changed on the fly (NoSQL…

Stibo Systems Joins IBM Ready for Smarter Commerce Program

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “Stibo Systems, the global leader in multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) solutions, today announced that it has joined the IBM Ready for Smarter Commerce program to help retailers develop the level of agility needed to improve operational profitability and reduce risk. As part of IBM’s Smarter Commerce…

Mobiliya Launches Innovative Mobile Data Security Solution

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Mobiliya, an AgreeYa Mobility company, today announced the launch of the latest product in its innovation-driven mobility portfolio Mobiliya Manage — a comprehensive enterprise solution for extensible device management (xDM). A state-of-the-art management solution for mobile devices, Mobiliya Manage ensures the security of sensitive…