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Best Practice Linux Guide: Your Cloud Strategy

July 3, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

The Cloud is becoming an all-encompassing presence on the Internet. Whether it’s public, private or hosted, your organisation will undoubtedly be under pressure to not only adopt some form of Cloud strategy to keep up with competitors but will also increasingly experience internal pressures to adopt new tools and techniques such as continual integration tools and concepts such as containers.[read more]

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7 Key Features IT Should Look for in Enterprise Mobility Software

July 2, 2015 by Daniel Kraft

It’s safe to say that the traditional model of “going to work” is a ticking time bomb. Service providers and freelancers are replacing full-time employees, and people are changing careers faster than ever. Companies require employees to be available 24/7, but they can align work with the priorities of their personal lives, working from many places. Clearly, organizations are undergoing some soul-searching for the ideal structure, and mobility is key.[read more]

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5 Hidden Reasons Your IT Team Is Always Late and Over Budget

June 30, 2015 by Baron Schwartz

It’s hard to pinpoint why IT teams are performing poorly because the reasons are hidden. Here are five main issues that may reside deep under your IT team’s skin.[read more]

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A Day Late and Big Data Architecture Short

June 29, 2015 by Paul Barsch

In the mad-dash to “do something” in big data without a strategy, IT managers and business users alike seem to continuously jump on the latest technology (today it’s Spark) and thus become inevitable case studies for Gartner’s well documented hype cycle.[read more]

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Adopting a User Behavior Analytics (UBA) Solution

June 25, 2015 by Idan Tendler

The key to stopping hackers & rogue employees already exists in the enterprise in the form of user related data repositories. With the right analytics that focus on user behavior, security analysts can gain much needed context to better understand the insider threats they face on a daily basis.[read more]

Taking the Cloud Apart: What Works for Your Business?

June 25, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Just like real clouds ‘The Cloud’ is made up of many clouds, some overlapping and some merging into others with no obvious boundaries. Mouse-Over each for an explanation. A Standard Operating Environment (SOE) and a Management Platform (MP) are at the centre of modern IT. With an SOE you can provision new servers in seconds and remove them when you no longer need them. An MP is essential for controlling an infrastructure that may run into thousands of virtual machines.[read more]

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Big Data Hadoop Use Cases in the Oil and Gas Industry

June 22, 2015 by Dave Mendle
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While U.S. oil production has begun expanding - so much so that the International Energy Agency predicts that by 2016 the US will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia - the rest of the world’s oil production has ceased to expand. In an effort to streamline and optimize oil and gas production methods, advances in instrumentation, process automation, collaboration, and data management are being developed.[read more]

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How Big Data Affects Us Through the Internet of Things

June 19, 2015 by Dave Mendle

Although big data is ever-present in our lives, it can be difficult to understand how much it really has changed our day-to-day living. Let’s take a closer look at how big data has weaved its way into the lives of many consumers today, via the Internet of Things (IoT).[read more]

The Rise and Risk of BYOD (INFOGRAPHIC)

June 19, 2015 by Chris Falgout

The BYOD trend presents its own concerns when it comes to protecting confidential workplace data. As the trend continues to gain steam, CIOs and IT departments are faced with a whole different set of variables due to the variety of devices and the relative level of security that comes with each device. The push to be able to your own mobile device to work is also a push to house personal information and apps alongside company data. It can be a risky endeavor.[read more]

How to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your IT Infrastructure

June 18, 2015 by Simon Mitchell

Evaluating the performance of your IT infrastructure will enable you to know where it could be performing better and how. If it isn't performing to its maximum potential, you won’t know how much it is costing your organisation by being under par. Your Linux infrastructure may have been state of the art when it was created, but technology is continually advancing and your business has probably changed too.[read more]

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4 Considerations When Choosing a Hadoop Distribution

June 18, 2015 by Dave Mendle

Choosing the right Hadoop distribution can be a tricky process. Many businesses looking to adopt Hadoop in their data infrastructure have a hard time figuring out what really differentiates one distribution from another. With so many options available, it’s easy to get lost in the choices.[read more]

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The Real IT Crowd: Finding a Valuable IT Leader

June 17, 2015 by Rehan Sheikh

The long-defunct yet cultishly popular British comedy series “The IT Crowd” can teach modern companies quite a bit about their IT departments Usually, IT teams are dramatically removed from the regular goings-on of a business, and its individuals are rarely beloved by the rest of a company’s employees. Dealing specifically with the installation and upkeep of the company’s various devices and networks, IT departments have periods of intense activity and responsibility interspersed with the opposite. Finally, highly specialized IT professionals are regularly lead by a manager who has absolutely no experience with IT.[read more]

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Is Your Data Big?

June 15, 2015 by Dave Mendle
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So you’ve heard all the buzz about data. It’s big. Apparently, big data is all around us. That’s what they say anyway. Truthfully, it can be difficult as a business owner to identify where you stand in the grand universe of big data. How big is your data? How are you using it? Would you benefit from using the right big data technology? In short, how do you know if your business is part of this big data revolution? Well, let me help you answer that.[read more]

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Using Recommendation Engines to Reduce Subscription Service Churn

June 12, 2015 by Dave Mendle

Recommendation engines are the digital version of the pot of gold at the end of the Big Data rainbow. Imagine being able to know, in near-time, what your customers really want and when they want it. For a subscription service, the gold is even brighter: You can deliver your customers’ desires directly to them, leading to a dramatic reduction in churn.[read more]

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Redefining Loyalty Programs with Big Data and Hadoop

June 11, 2015 by Dave Mendle

A loyalty program should not be about points, rewards, or status. While these perks may attract consumers, they don’t foster loyalty. The focus of these programs should be to collect useful data that can be used to build relationships that benefit both the consumer and the brand.[read more]