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Sponsored post: Smart cloud-based analytics; not “pie in the sky” promises

istock_teradataThe power of cloud-based analytics is indisputable, given its potential for simplicity and scalable computing power. But reality falls short of the “pie in the sky” promises of moving all data and all analytics to an open and public cloud.…

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Flash analysis: Xbox One

On Tuesday, May 21, Microsoft raised the curtain on its first new gaming console in nearly seven years: the Xbox One. In order to better understand how the Xbox One is being received by the larger tech community, we surveyed…

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Sponsored post: Rethinking the microserver in rack-level terms

To get a bigger bang for the IT buck, IT managers like to optimize infrastructure for targeted applications and workloads. As I noted in a recent Intel Chip Chat, one way to do this is by creating CPUs targeted at…

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Sponsored post: Looking for more IT efficiency? Try driving a hybrid

As IT pros aim to make the most efficient use of their budgets, there is a rapidly increasing range of infrastructure options at their disposal.
While public cloud services in particular have exploded in popularity, especially for organizations without the…

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Countering targeted attacks with active defense strategies

Firewalls block basic attacks on your network and antivirus scanners filter known offenders, and no enterprise should operate without them. Still, focused attackers and zero-day exploits make short work of entrenched perimeter defenses, and every business should expect to be…

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Sponsored post: EC launches European app economy study: App leaders meet in June

Eurapp is a new study being led by DERI at NUI Galway and GigaOM Research and was recently launched by the European Commission as part of its Digital Agenda: Startup Europe initiative. Eurapp brings together app developers, platform providers, policy…

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Future-proofing business continuity and disaster recovery

While the goals of your business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DC) plans haven’t changed much, the tools available to support them have. On-premise storage has become cheaper and more manageable, while cloud-based solutions are faster, more secure and more…

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Sponsored post: Determining the root cause of a data breach using “the 5 Whys”

There is a fun little question-asking technique called the 5 Whys. It was developed by Sakichi Toyoda at Toyota to determine the root cause — and solution — to any given problem in the manufacturing process. The technique has been…

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Considerations for rolling out an NoSQL strategy in the enterprise

The information-processing demands of many of today’s businesses have long outgrown legacy RDBMS software from Oracle, IBM, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL. In many cases DBAs are still stitching these systems together, adding another table and another join until…

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Sponsored post: Cloud storage is great — but be careful what you put there

Marco Arment — creator of Instapaper, co-founder of Tumblr and internet-famous software developer — has a knack for sharing unique and thoughtful insights on technology. Take, for example, public cloud–based storage services, such as Dropbox. Marco makes some salient points…

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Sponsored post: Navigating the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem

Open is the flavor du jour in enterprise software for big data. But it’s just the beginning.
The challenge of analyzing massive data sets has spurred a hotbed of creativity in open-source communities. While some of these are more novel…

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Sponsored post: Announcing BeyondCore Light: advanced analytics for all

BeyondCore2Traditional analytics software forces you to choose between power and simplicity. Statistical analysis tools like SAS are powerful but require extensive coding experience, while visual reporting software like Tableau are business user accessible but don’t offer advanced analysis capabilities. Both…

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Sponsored post: The question you didn’t ask is the one you regret

BeyondCoreDid you know that patients with heart stent surgeries who are depressed and don’t take their antidepressants triple their health care costs compared to similar patients who take their antidepressants? Our client did not. With databases full of conditions, treatments…

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Sponsored post: Apple devices become business communications tools with ShoreTel Dock

Apple has an ingenious knack for providing its customers with mobile devices they love. For its first fiscal quarter of 2013, the company announced iPhone sales of 47.8 million, up from 37 million in the year-ago quarter, and iPad sales…

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Sponsored post: Open markets for IT infrastructure

The traditional approach to acquiring, managing and financing IT infrastructure is rapidly transforming through a combination of technology advancements and market structure shifts. Cloud computing set the technical underpinnings in motion, but the IaaS market options available to customers today…

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Sponsored post: Navigating the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem

Open is the flavor du jour in enterprise software for big data. But it’s just the beginning.
The challenge of analyzing massive data sets has spurred a hotbed of creativity in open-source communities. While some of these are more novel…

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Welcome to the post-normal age of work

It’s a now-prevalent notion that companies can advance by simply adding a social layer on top of existing business processes, integrating social tools with existing functional tools such as ERP, CRM, and HR solutions. The idea goes that this will…

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Sponsored post: Hasta la vista desktop – introducing Ektron Responsinator

Responsive web design is all the craze when it comes to making websites look great on a multitude of devices. This is the must do marketing technology of 2013 — for web designers and marketers too.
Imagine if you could…

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Sponsored post: Apple devices become business communications tools with ShoreTel Dock

Apple has an ingenious knack for providing its customers with mobile devices they love. For its first fiscal quarter of 2013, the company announced iPhone sales of 47.8 million, up from 37 million in the year-ago quarter, and iPad sales…

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Sponsored post: Cloud and co-location hybridization (live webcast)

For organizations that desire to retain ownership and control of the compute, storage and network equipment, co-location is a critical IT infrastructure solution.
However, traditional co-location typically lacks the transparency, automation and flexibility inherent in cloud services, making it difficult…

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