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  • Why SharePoint is the last great on-premises application

    At the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) last month in Orlando, we heard many of the same grumblings we've been hearing about Microsoft for years now: They don't care about on-premises servers. They're leaving IT administrators in the dust and hanging them out to dry while forcing Azure and Office 365 content on everyone. They're ignoring the small and medium business.

    Written by Jonathan Hassell12 Aug. 15 23:37
  • 5 things CIOs need to know about data lakes

    1.The concept is still quite new. The term data lake, credited to Pentaho CTO James Dixon, has been bandied about for several years. But the idea of data lakes as corporate resources is still in its infancy, according to IDC analyst Ashish Nadkarni. A data lake is defined as a massive--and relatively cheap--storage repository, such as Hadoop, that can hold all types of data until it is needed for business analytics or data mining. A data lake holds data in its rawest form, unprocessed and ungoverned.

    Written by Bob Violino01 Aug. 15 23:11
  • How Big Data analytics helps hospitals stop a killer

    Big Data. Predictive analytics. Real-time. Actionable insight. There's a buzzword smorgasbord around the use of data to derive value. It doesn't help that sometimes the benefits can be esoteric, or at least hard to visualize. But sometimes the benefits are crystal clear, as in the fight against sepsis, one of the leading killers in the US.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud19 July 15 00:51
  • IT pros say Google slowly infiltrating enterprise, education

    Google's impact on the enterprise market may not have been obvious at its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco last week, but the implications of the company's growing involvement and interest in business applications are strong. Google's suite of apps for work and education continue to help organizations cut costs while improving communication, productivity and collaboration across teams.

    Written by Matt Kapko05 June 15 00:15
  • Should you outsource your project management?

    There can be many benefits to outsourcing your company's project management functions, with equally as many pitfalls. There aren't any one-size-fits-all solutions based on your industry, type or size of business. Just as you would with different project management methodologies, consider the risks and rewards carefully and take the time to thoroughly evaluate why outsourcing project management may or may not be a good move for your organization.

    Written by Moira Alexander02 June 15 02:17
  • Cyber extortion: A growth industry

    The prevailing wisdom in law enforcement has been that it is a bad idea to negotiate with extortionists. Cave to their demands and all you're doing is encouraging more extortion. And you don't even have a guarantee that paying a ransom will produce the return of your loved one unharmed, or your stolen assets.

    Written by Taylor Armerding18 April 15 00:48
  • Why businesses should focus on wide data, not Big Data

    In these heady days of Big Data, a lot of organisations treat data collection like a Pokémon game: Gotta catch it all. But Dane Atkinson, CEO of cross-platform marketing analytics specialist, SumAll, says most organizations need to think wide, not big, when it comes to data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 15 02:23
  • This isn't your father's enterprise software

    When Patrick Benson joined Ovation Brands back in September 2013, he was given a tall order: modernize an array of legacy IT systems that could no longer keep up with the restaurant-chain conglomerate's business processes.

    Written by Katherine Noyes14 March 15 01:23
  • 3 low-tech threats that lead to high-profile breaches

    In an age where data security defenses are getting more and more sophisticated, there will be increased pressure for malicious parties to glean information from within the organization's walls or public places.

    Written by Larry Ponemon17 Dec. 14 05:57
  • The future of security: 11 predictions for 2015

    As natural philosopher and onetime baseball catcher Yogi Berra reportedly said: "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future."

    Written by Taylor Armerding16 Dec. 14 03:30
  • Nearly a billion records were compromised in 2014

    In first nine months of 2014, after 1,922 confirmed incidents, criminals managed to compromise 904 million records. Many of the incidents reported in 2014 were record setting, including twenty of them that resulted in the compromise of more than a million records each.

    Written by Steve Ragan18 Nov. 14 02:49
  • Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

    Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.

    Written by Nancy Gohring20 Aug. 14 20:48
  • Kicking the stool out from under the cybercrime economy

    Put simply, cybercrime, especially financial malware, has the potential to be quite the lucrative affair. That's only because the bad guys have the tools to make their work quick and easy, though. Cripple the automated processes presented by certain malware platforms, and suddenly the threats -- and the losses --aren't quite so serious.

    Written by Grant Hatchimonji20 Aug. 14 02:54