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Keeping Legacy Systems Alive Through The Cloud

February 17, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

A slew of start-ups and projects have helped 'cloudify' the legacy technologies in a way that makes these systems usable.[read more]


Cloud Data Security can’t be overlooked in 2016

February 11, 2016 by Sean Mallon

The number of cloud users – both corporate and personal – increases dramatically each year. And as these numbers grow, so do the security threats. Cybercriminals realize that many of these cloud providers aren’t as safe as believed and will target this vulnerable data. As a business owner or IT professional, you need to take a long look at security before trusting your data to the cloud.[read more]


Building A Smart Workplace For Post-Millennials

February 9, 2016 by Anand Srinivasan

In just a handful of years from now, post-millennials (kids born between 2000 and 2025) will start entering the workplace. This is both an opportunity and a challenge for businesses[read more]

Forrester Releases Report on Impact of Snowden Revelations

April 6, 2015 by Sean Shado Shado


Forrester Research has released a report detailing the exact impact of the Snowden revelations. The report queried 1,668 people who make IT related decisions in companies outside of the USA. The question Forrester posed was, "In the past year, has your company explicitly halted or reduced your spending with US-based companies for Internet-based services (e.g., cloud, online service/outsourcing) due to these security concerns?"[read more]

The Debate Continues: The Future Impact of Net Neutrality on the Cloud

March 25, 2015 by MIKE20 Governance Association

Net neutrality.

The debate over Net Neutrality is far from over. While the recent ruling by the FCC to classify broadband internet as a public utility may have changed the argument, debates will undoubtedly still continue to take place. The effects the decision has on the web will likely not be felt, let alone understood, for many years to come, but that hasn’t stopped speculation over what a neutral internet will actually look like and how companies and internet service providers (ISPs) will be impacted.[read more]


CAPEX for IT: Why So Painful?

June 10, 2013 by Paul Barsch

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IT leaders often express dismay at the process involved in not only forecasting for CAPEX needs, but then stepping through arduous internal CAPEX budget approvals. What’s all the fuss with CAPEX, and why is it so difficult to obtain?[read more]

Salesforce Fills Out the "Marketing Cloud"

June 7, 2013 by Michael Fauscette

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Why all the interest in marketing automation software all of a sudden? It's what I'd call the CMO opportunity. The leading enterprise trend today is focused on customer experience (CX), and the CMO is emerging as the key executive in most company's CX strategy.[read more]

Data Analysis Can Transform HR Department Processes

April 10, 2013 by Roman Vladimirov

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]

Your Phone, Big Data and the Cloud

March 28, 2013 by Ana Andreescu

Mobile Cloud

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]

HIPAA in a HITECH World: HIPAA Violations on the Rise

March 25, 2013 by April Sage

Since the HITECH Act, HIPAA complaint traffic geometrically increased. In the last 3 years, there have been over 70,000 HIPAA violation complaints. It’s impossible to enforce every complaint, and we don’t want to. The approach to enforcement needs to be smart and educational.[read more]

Alteryx 8.5 and the Data Artisan: Focusing on the User Experience of the "New Boss"

March 24, 2013 by Tony Cosentino

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At this year's Inspire, Alteryx’s annual user conference, Alteryx CEO Dean Stoecker kicked off the event by talking about the promise of big data, the dissemination of analytics throughout the organization, and the data artisan as the “new boss.”[read more]

Big Data Is More Valuable with Kapow

March 23, 2013 by Mark Smith

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Using information from applications and services across both the enterprise and Internet just got simpler with the release of Kapow Enterprise 9.2. I examined the technology at the Kapow WoW user conference, and spoke with a broad range of companies that use Kapow.[read more]

Create a "Best-of-Breed" ERP Solution within Cloud Community

March 9, 2013 by Ephraim Cohen

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: Making Big Data Integration as a Service a Hadoop Reality

March 5, 2013 by Mark Smith

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]


7 Key Terms for Negotiating Your Cloud Contract

February 28, 2013 by Tom Caper

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]