data in the cloud
The benefits of data analysis have become well-documented. What used to be primarily an IT-driven interest has extended into the realm of marketing, sales teams and C-level executives. But there is another department that should be just as mindful of data analytics: human resources.[read more]
Online game developer Zynga operates at such a large scale that on a regular day, Zynga delivers one petabyte of content. They have built a flexible cloud server center that can easily add up to 1,000 servers in just 24 hours. So, big data is truly big at Zynga, but how do they cope with it?[read more]
Students, from enrollment to grades to the clubs they join, generate as much data as any of us. Schools are already working towards using this data to improve education, the way they handle different student demographics, and even the way they research fields like literature.[read more]
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Where do our cloud-identities go when businesses fail? What will be the fate of digital personae after we die? We may well confront a paradox: we make more images than ever before, yet in the future, we could have less of a visual inheritance. What lasts in a digital world?[read more]
Soon enough, thanks to the evolution of big data, the cloud and mobility, mobile devices will have the data they need in order to send the right notifications, just when you need them, ranging from whether a client is nearby to how warm your home is.[read more]
It has never been easy to piece together best-of-breed solutions in the On-Premise environment. With this in mind, why should anyone assume that it is easier to integrate different applications and create best-of-breed solutions just because the system now leverages the Cloud?[read more]
SnapLogic, a provider of data integration in the cloud, last week announced Big Data-as-a-Service to address businesses’ needs to integrate and process data across Hadoop big data environments. I look forward to seeing SnapLogic’s 2013 technology advancements.[read more]
Although cloud computing may be all about digitization and virtualization of your business data, the contract negotiation required for establishing a working relationship between two parties is still a completely human-based process. Here are 7 key terms to consider.[read more]
When prominent people, such as Meg Bear of Oracle, make claims that cloud multitenancy doesn't matter, it may either be because they’re old school (and haven’t yet grasped the realities of the cloud), or because they’re just making a self-serving statement. In this case, I'd guess it's the latter.[read more]
Companies that implement a cloud ERP solution are yielding significant and tangible cost reductions. However, to imply that organizations will find implementations to be a joyous and happy time, simply because of “the cloud,” is to set expectations that are nearly impossible to meet.[read more]
A recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research revealed that most respondents think the cloud is “an actual cloud, the sky, or something related to weather”; 32% think the cloud “is a thing of the future.” So is it? In fact, many of us interact with the cloud on a daily basis, and may not even realize it.[read more]
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