Tag Archive for trend

More Tech Professionals Turning to Self-Employment

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by Angela Guess Joe McKendrick of ZDnet reports, “Patrick Thibodeau just put together a report in ComputerWorld that points to the growing reliance of organizations on freelance, independent IT professionals to get things done. For starters, he notes that 18% of all IT workers these days are self-employed, according to data from Emergent Research. The number of independent…

MDM Will Take a Place of Prominence in 2014

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by Angela Guess Johann van der Walt of IT Web reports, “Master data management (MDM) is emerging as a key technology for 2014 since it is pivotal to melding current trends: big data, social media and cloud, with the need for governance by combining practices, processes, policies, standards and software tools. However, complicating matters is the…

The Year of Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Peter Wayner recently wrote a white paper regarding how Hadoop improves Big Data processing. The paper begins, “It’s been a big year for Apache Hadoop, the open source project that helps you split your workload among a rack of computers. The buzzword is now well known to your boss but still just a…

IT Focus Shifting Toward Data Management

by Angela Guess A new article suggests that IT departments are shifting their focus more and more toward data management: “It has always been part of the IT department’s remit to maintain the quality, availability and utility of data. But as the responsibility for procuring applications is devolved to business units and users achieve greater…

Coming Together: Big Data, NoSQL, and Smart Consolidation

by Angela Guess Bernie Spang has noted that a number of data related topics that are typically considered separate seem to be converging: “Big Data, NoSQL, workload optimized systems and smart consolidation/logical data warehouse for an analytics ecosystem are typically considered separate topics and dealt with in isolation. But as I have observed the similarrities…

Big Data to Become Even Bigger in 2012

by Angela Guess Edd Dumbill recently commented that 2011 was the “coming out” year for Big Data, and 2012 will surely lead to even bigger things for the expanding trend. Dumbill writes, “Looking up the stack, there’s already an early cohort of tools directed at programmers and data scientists (Karmasphere, Datameer), as well as Hadoop…

Easier Moves with Cloud Data Centers

by Angela Guess Charles Babcock recently looked at the trends surrounding data centers and asked the question, “What do you get when you marry cloud data centers to a telecommunications company? My answer is: the beginnings of a cloud network, a chain of linked data centers that in some cases bring two or more data…

Google Maps and Big Data

by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “Google Maps is now becoming the hot way to display enterprise or organizational data that’s associated with particular places. As a data visualization method, the timing of this trend isn’t surprising. The concept of big data has opened organizations’ eyes to the value of their myriad data sources…

The Rise of Big Data and Cloud-Computing

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris recently wrote about what he sees as the collision course of Big Data and cloud-computing: “‘Big data’ has become the new ‘cloud computing.’ I don’t mean that with regard to the technological aspects, but rather to the importance that vendors and customers alike have attached to the term. Just like…