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Who Has Ownership of Your Data?

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by Angela Guess Michael Kassner of Tech Republic recently wrote, “In the beginning, personal data was exchanged for a desired free digital service. Then mission creep led to organizations using their clients’ and or customers’ information even if the service wasn’t free. A recent example would be Verizon’s PrecisionID. Verizon’s cellular service is not free,…

Why Cloud-Based Data Still Needs Service Oriented Architecture

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by Angela Guess Joe McKendrick of ZDnet recently opined, “While you can implement cloud computing without a second thought to service oriented architecture, any good enterprise cloud infrastructure really should have a solid architectural foundation. Without such a foundation, there is uneven governance, haphazard security, and uncertain scalability. In other words, one may end up…

IBM Watson Analytics Beta Now Open For Business

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “IBM today announced that Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses, is available in beta. See Vine (vine.co/v/Ov6uvi1m7lT) for a sneak peek now. IBM Watson Analytics automates the once time-consuming tasks such…

ISACA Issues Updated IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley

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by Angela Guess A new article out of ISACA reports, “To help executives and information technology (IT) professionals focus on performing an IT assessment for financial reporting controls in line with Sarbanes-Oxley and similar legislation, global IT association ISACA has released IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley, 3rd Edition. ‘Significant changes and enhancements were made in…

The Internet of Things Is Coming: What You Need to Know

"Activate the world" (or: what "mobile" really means)

by Angela Guess Alan R. Earls of SearchDataCenter recently wrote a great article on the Internet of Things (IoT) — its scope, predictions for the future, and how IT needs to respond. He begins, “By the end of 2020, there will be approximately 212 billion Internet-connected things, from healthcare instruments to tracking devices to wearables,…

The Internet of Things Requires NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of Read Write recently opined, “Your relational database is great. Really, it is. But it’s not going to help you with your Internet of Things project. Really, it isn’t.  At least, not according to a study by Machina Research, which looks at the management of data in the coming network…

Hortonworks IPO Set for December 12, 2014

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by Angela Guess Virginia Backaitis of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Less than a month afterHortonworks unveiled the news that it confidentially filed its S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, it has set its expected IPO date for Dec. 12, according to Nasdaq. The offer amount is $96.6 million, with prices for individual shares…

How Hadoop Will Change the Enterprise By 2020

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by Angela Guess Darryl Taft of eWeek recently wrote, “Nearly nine years ago, Apache Hadoop made its debut as the future of big data. With cheaper data storage and faster processing, the industry envisioned a more efficient enterprise. Although Hadoop is used sparingly in enterprises today, the promise of the technology is still true. Recently,…