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Cloud Benefits Small Businesses

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by Jelani Harper Andre Lavoie recently wrote: “Cloud computing can mean big changes for small businesses. Those changes have been realized by many of today’s small-business owners, from tech startups in the heart of Silicon Valley to urban and small-town mom-and-pop shops.Today, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, and…

Microsoft Bolsters its Cloud Offerings

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by Jelani Harper A recent article on PC World states: “Two new IT management products from Microsoft continue the company’s push to help customers move their operations to the cloud. The Microsoft Azure Stack software collection combines the Azure infrastructure and platform services so they can be used for an enterprise’s internal operations. Meanwhile, the…

2015 Trends in Business Intelligence: Self Service

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by Jelani Harper The transformation of Business Intelligence (BI) from an IT-centric, centralized process to a self-service, decentralized process is clear: According to Gartner, “By 2017, most business users and analysts in organizations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis” (Parenteau et al, 2014). Forrester’s top prediction for BI is, “Managed…

The Power of Cloud Computing

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by Jelani Harper Of all the technologies to radically alter the landscape of Data Management today—Big Data, mobile, analytics, and others—Cloud Computing is arguably one of the most important, as it enables these technologies to apply to one another with an efficacy that would otherwise not be possible. While various Cloud Computing applications regularly receive…

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…

Monetizing the Industrial Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper The Industrial Internet of Things may well be the ultimate expression of where the data sphere is heading in the next couple of years. It combines Big Data sets with real time and predictive analytics (Operational Intelligence) capabilities through the Cloud to influence decision making and to create and tailor a variety…

Video Game Characters Are About To Have Lives Of Their Own

by Jennifer Zaino Video games are on their way to becoming an increasingly immersive experience. Rival Theory’s first offering was RAIN, an artificial intelligence engine for the Unity game development ecosystem that counts a little over 7,000 active users. RAIN took a bit of a non-traditional approach to what AI means in the gaming world,…

UBM Tech Offers New Report on Big Data and the Cloud

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of UBM Tech, “Today’s enterprises face unique challenges. In the past, the requirement was to upgrade, be it a move from mainframes to PCs, command-line based to graphical interfaces, or from standalone to web-based applications. Today, it’s about building an integrated strategy that involves multiple technologies both…

Bloombase Achieves Dell Technology Partner Certification

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Bloombase, the Next Generation Data Security company from Physical/Virtual Datacenter, through Big Data and to the Cloud, today announced that it has been officially recognized as a certified Dell Technology Partner. With this certification, Bloombase becomes one of the first Dell Technology Partners in…