- January 29, 2015
TechTarget's 2015 IT Priorities Survey shows that while businesses are still investing in basic BI and data warehousing capabilities, big data initiatives are becoming almost as prevalent.
- January 27, 2015
President Barack Obama has introduced proposals for data security, but not everyone thinks they will address key questions for businesses.
- January 20, 2015
In this news recap, executives assess analytic success and marketers realign their technology spending priorities.
- January 05, 2015
Why, oh why does the relationship between analytics, automation, profit and employment seem to elude so many people? A nicely rounded post by Scott Mongeau, “Manager-machine: analytics, artificial ...
- December 15, 2014
Big data has been hyped up for years, but this past year businesses started to move beyond all this hype to find ways to get real value out of the technology.
Sponsored by CloudHealth - As enterprises continue to add new use cases and workloads to their cloud portfolio, the stakes keep rising for potential governance speed bumps. Business users and IT professionals alike are now using the cloud for everything from compliance and security to cloud-native application development and infrastructure optimization. But this makes policy management more difficult, time consuming and costly, especially with so many cloud services being purchased and deployed outside the scope, visibility and control of a centralized IT operations group. See More
Sponsored by CloudHealth - In the era of Cloud 1.0, early adopters were often drawn to the cloud because it allowed them to reduce Capex and move to a more predictable subscription pricing model. In recent years, cloud adoption has surged because organizations have recognized that it not only reduces their hardware purchases and per-seat software licenses but provides many operational benefits as well. See More
Sponsored by CloudHealth - For more than a decade, the biggest gating factor in cloud computing adoption was perceived security risks. IT professionals and business leaders alike were often extremely concerned about a perceived loss of control of mission-critical data and essential applications when moved to the cloud. See More
- December 09, 2014
“Gold is down almost 40% since it peaked in 2011. But it’s still up almost 350% since 2000. Although since 1980, on an inflation-adjusted basis, it’s basically flat. However, since the early-1970s ...
- November 25, 2014
Gartner’s new acronym, HTAP. What does it mean and why should you care? What if we lived in a world where business users didn’t have to think about using different systems, depending on whether ...
- November 21, 2014
Two new resources released over the past month reinforce the notion that companies are becoming more focused on getting real business value from their analytics initiatives.
- November 20, 2014
Data-driven business looks like its emerging as the next big buzz phrase. Should you be worried? Back in Cape Town after six weeks on the road in the US and Europe, my first task was to step on ...
- October 29, 2014
Many companies don't apply data analytics tools to IT security processes. But commentators at a SAS conference said doing so could help them identify and stop security threats.
- October 22, 2014
A slew of new cloud BI and analytics announcements could give businesses more reasons to consider whether now is the time to jump into the cloud for data analysis applications.
- October 09, 2014
TechTarget's 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey shows that the pay of BI and big data respondents varies widely -- and that many aren't cashing in with big raises.
- September 25, 2014
Let’s meet in New York, complements of Cisco Information Server, NuoDB, Strata, and Waterline Data. The latest McKinsey Quarterly, celebrating its 50th anniversary, suggests we need a significantly ...
- September 18, 2014
Doing big data governance can save you from drowning in the Data Lake. How do you design and build a lake? You don’t. That’s nature’s job. So, how do you design and build a reservoir? ...
- September 11, 2014
With Cisco’s Data Virtualization Day, where I’m a panelist along with Rick van der Lans, coming up fast on 1 Oct in New York, it’s a good moment to revisit the topic. Data virtualization has come ...