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Cloud Computing

Pertaining to applications provided as services through the Web.

Massive DDoS attack spotlights internet choke point

October 25, 2016 by CIO Dive

Friday's mass DDoS attack against a DNS provider spotlights a long-standing weakness in how traffic moves across the internet. Internet services were interrupted several times Friday following a mass DDoS attack that caused disruptions of Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, GitHub and Reddit, to name a few.Both the...[read more]

Oracle Goes All In On Cloud

October 18, 2016 by Dave Menninger

I recently attended Oracle OpenWorld for the first time in several years. The message at this year’s event was clear: Oracle is all in on the cloud. I had heard the message, but I didn’t get the full impact until I arrived at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. All signage at the event contained the word “cloud,” and Oracle issued 18...[read more]


Debunking the Top Ten Myths of Cloud Based Disaster Recovery

October 14, 2016 by Gunjan Tripathi

Introduction:Few IT or business professionals would argue over the value of a well-constructed disaster recovery plan, with so many businesses and organizations depend on data systems for their most basic business functions. Savvy business owners know that it is no longer only a matter of protecting your data, but also of saving your...[read more]

The New Mainstream Appeal of Apache Spark

October 13, 2016 by Rick Delgado

It wasn’t too long ago that big data was thought of as a niche concept, something reserved for only those companies that were especially tech-savvy. Fast forward a few years and the popularity of big data has increased tremendously, with businesses of all shapes and sizes using it. Such is the way with most technologies, and Apache Spark...[read more]

AT&T to use AWS network to deliver IoT, analytics

October 11, 2016 by CIO Dive

AT&T announced it will partner with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to let joint customers use AWS cloud services with the AT&T network.[read more]

Battling Data Silos: 3 Tips to Finance and Operations Integration

October 4, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Finance is often flying half blind.  Charged with tasks such as budgeting, planning, forecasting, and reporting Finance executives are often only able to see half the picture: the limited amount of data that they have.This data is usually limited to simply the planned or projected revenue and expenditures versus the actual revenue...[read more]


Gaining the Millennial Digital Storage Market With Metadata and Tagging

October 3, 2016 by Jonathan Ring

It’s no longer enough to simply store data — you have to give people the ability to quickly and easily search through massive amounts of data and retrieve the information they need.[read more]

What’s the Difference Between Business Intelligence (BI) and EPM?

September 30, 2016 by John O'Rourke

One of my colleagues recently asked if I could write a blog post describing the difference between business intelligence (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions. I haven’t been asked this question in a while, so maybe this is a good time to revisit these terms and technologies, what makes them different, and how...[read more]

What’s Stopping Cloud Analytics?

September 28, 2016 by Timo Elliott

It turns out that what’s stopping people from moving to cloud analytics isn’t what I expected.I recently moderated a web seminar with a presentation from Dan Vesset of IDC talking about the Future of Cloud Business Analytics. The recording is now available.Dan covered the big changes in BI, and how moving to the cloud can...[read more]

Teradata Takes On Cloud and Developers with Big Data & Analytics

September 23, 2016 by Dave Menninger

Teradata recently held its annual Partners conference, at which gather several thousand customers and partners from around the world. This was the first Partners event since Vic Lund was appointed president and CEO in May. Year on year, Teradata’s revenues are down about 5 percent, which likely prompted some changes at the company....[read more]

The Start-ups Guide to IT: Where to Invest your Money for Business Technology

September 23, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

 As a startup, it’s important to make smart investments with your capital in order to maximize the return and have the most possible business impact. Well-funded startups can sometimes spend money in the wrong areas. Here are our best tips on where startups should invest their money when it comes to business technology:An IT...[read more]

What’s New in Finance Transformation? EPM, Cloud, Big Data and More

September 17, 2016 by John O'Rourke

The worlds of Finance and EPM are rapidly changing.  Finance teams are shifting their focus from counting and scorekeeping to adding strategic value to the business,  They are freeing up time to help managers consider the possibilities and make better decisions that can impact future results. To gain a better sense of the...[read more]

Is Shadow IT Still Lurking Inside Your Organization?

September 14, 2016 by Ofir Agasi

Many file-sharing applications, such as Dropbox and Google Docs, have adapted to accommodate business needs, but few meet the security, privacy or regulatory demands faced by organizations.[read more]

3 Steps to Improving Agility in Financial Budgeting and Planning

September 14, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Financial agility is becoming a necessity in the business world, as the world of business continues to evolve and become even more dynamic.Today, there is rarely an aspect to business that isn't constantly fluctuating, evolving, and adapting to trends. Business tends to be one giant set of variables, and consistency is a rarity.It's on...[read more]

6 Things IT Executives Need to Know About Cloud-Based EPM

September 13, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Enterprise performance management (EPM) processes – such as budgeting, planning, financial consolidation, reporting, and analysis – are clearly owned and managed by the CFO and Finance department and can be extended across the enterprise. The systems used to support these processes are typically evaluated, selected, and maintained...[read more]