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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]

Level-Up your Business Technology: What you Get with Better Managed Services

October 11, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

Not all IT services are created equal, and that’s typically (but not always) directly correlational with how much you’re paying. It may sound a little cliche, but truly you get what you pay for when it comes to technology services for your business. When things are working fine, it’s hard to make the decision to move forward with any...[read more]

A Shortcut Guide to Machine Learning and AI in The Enterprise

October 10, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Predictive analytics / machine learning / artificial intelligence is a hot topic – what it’s about?Using algorithms to help make better decisions has been the “next big thing in analytics” for over 25 years. It has been used in key areas such as fraud the entire time. But it’s now become a full-throated...[read more]


How the Ad Block Debate Impacts Net Neutrality

October 6, 2016 by Ioana Sima

The ongoing debate surrounding ad blocking might never die. Its impact can be felt by the billions of internet users, all of which have been hit by unwanted ads at least once. But at the same time, millions of other companies have their ads unseen. As end users, we may think of ad blockers as sources of power, a tool to use in order to...[read more]

How-To: Start-up IT Strategy Blueprint

October 4, 2016 by Kyle Cebull

 You’ve likely heard the statistic thrown around a bit - and that’s that 50% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years. As a start-up, you never want to become the failing end of that statistic, but what can you do to set yourself up for success? Part of that is going to be to develop a comprehensive strategy for business...[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]

Where are all the DevOps people at?

September 24, 2016 by Yaniv Yehuda

What about DevOps? Where are all of those guys hanging out? While there may not be one clear and specific hangout place online for the entire DevOps community to gather, here is a list that can help you connect and hear from educated DevOps professionals who can provide you with information about everything DevOps related that you need to know.[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]