In this era of big data, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to determine what type of data storage you need to conduct day-to-day business operations plus the analysis needed to leverage insight from big data. Do you need a database or a data warehouse? What’s the difference? Are there any other options you should consider? Here are your answers. Continue Reading
The cloud: it’s what everybody is talking about, few truly understand, and even fewer can agree on an exact definition. What does it mean to “store something in the cloud”? Where is it? What are the benefits, and are there any disadvantages? Here is everything you always wanted to know about the cloud and were afraid to ask. Continue Reading
The jury is in, and they have a verdict: whether you like it or not, BYOD is here and here to stay. Now that the ruling is out of the way, it’s time to set up solid policies to assure that the influx of devices occurs in a manageable fashion and all necessary security policies are in place. Here is your checklist for implementing solid BYOD policies. Continue Reading
While almost 70 percent of all companies are using big data, less than 30 percent are getting all of the goodies that’s possible out of it. A number of companies launch big data initiatives only to flounder with analysis or struggle in getting a return on the investment. How can you assure that your company comes out on the winning side of big data? Start by avoiding these five pitfalls. Continue Reading
If you were to print out all the data added to the web each year, you would need a lot of trees – probably all the trees on the planet and then some. Who really knows? You could only ever guess. Besides which, by the time you had calculated the volume of data, you’d be out of date.
In fact, having just read that paragraph, you’re already out of date. In the minute you took to read it, there were 2.5 million new pieces of content added to Facebook, 72 hours of new video uploaded to YouTube and 200 million email messages sent. The online data world is growing exponentially at break-neck speeds. Continue Reading