Compliance is a relative term, as every industry has its own rules and regulations. Healthcare has the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, banking has the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and retail has the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. These rules are meant to protect the interests of consumers, but staying compliant is often expensive for businesses, and regulators struggle to strike the right balance between costs and benefits. The complexity of these regulations presents a challenge to cloud service providers. As more and more businesses and industries move data to the cloud, CSPs must be well-versed in their customers’ particular compliance requirements. Maintaining compliance is not always easy, but CSPs should embrace this obligation to help themselves stand out in the marketplace.[read more]
The world of education has forever been changed by the development of big data e-learning. This technology provides a variety of effective online learning systems. It is able to collect huge amounts of data about how a student is performing with online testing and other types of activity.[read more]
Whether you know it (like it) or not, the Internet is driven by open data. When you go to an ecommerce site to search for new shoes they are most likely showing inventory pulled from several suppliers in real time. The only way the reseller can provide immediate results when you type in Elton John mirrored platforms is if the shoe data is available from the suppliers in some kind of structured, open data format.[read more]
Market research as a business tool is important in that it enables businesses gather information about a product, a market or a service to be presented for sale on the market, the price margins, the available competition and then analyzing the information so obtained to make your own product the best and most competitive in that market.[read more]
Big data is increasingly viewed as the new currency in business—and making the most of the value it holds is the key-to-the-kingdom that organizations are seeking to optimize business results. In order to do that, they need the right experts to fill the big data gap within their organizations. But who are those experts?[read more]
Brands are spending millions of dollars in college athletic sponsorships but are they really worth it? How can college teams use data to show value to their sponsors? Here are 8 things every college team needs to do to attract and retain their biggest sponsors:[read more]
To track the mobile traffic on your website, it is recommended to create Google Analytics mobile dashboard. Google analytics dashboard provides an easy way through which the website owner can analyze and the share the data obtained. Essentially, two types are available for startups; mobile traffic dashboard and mobile vs. desktop vs. tablet dashboards.[read more]
Today’s CRM and Master Data Management (MDM) technologies don’t enable complete customer knowledge. In fact, they unwittingly turn customer focus into customer tunnel vision. We need an epistemic graph database - a context-aware master graph - to make possible richer, fuller customer stories and expanded 360-degree views for total awareness.[read more]
The United States president, Barack Obama, wants a new supercomputer for the United States and signed an executive order for that purpose. The initiative is known as the NSCI (National Strategic Computing Initiative) with the goal of ending up with an exaflop supercomputer, which means a machine that is around thirty times faster than the current one.[read more]
According to a study conducted by Oracle expert and blogger David Njoku, the top forty most commonly searched Oracle errors on Google have generated over half a million hits in the course of one month. There is not much of a pattern to the list; some of the errors are there because they occur frequently, but are fairly simple to manage, while others are there because of the level of difficulty involved with resolution.[read more]
The word “metadata” has different meanings for different people. Most people think of this as the embodiment of big brother grabbing information about everything we do and say. More fundamentally, metadata is really data that describes other data. In essence, it allows for quicker insight or easier interpretation of the data than one might get from analyzing all of the data at an atomic level.[read more]
Disaster recovery is nothing new for enterprises. Those with on-premises infrastructure will often invest in additional disaster-recovery tools, such as remote backups, archives, etc. However, for small businesses, disaster recovery may be deemed costly or an unnecessary expense.[read more]
American big business has been plagued by a series of major security breaches. Beginning with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this wave of major data breaches has led to the theft of millions of confidential documents, many of which containing account information such as payment & billing information. This security breach has put millions at major risk of identity theft.[read more]
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