Feature Articles

April 16, 2014
Gabriel Lowy

Big data is most often defined by Volume, Velocity and Variety. But it is Veracity, Validity and Value that are big data's real 3Vs - or it's the information we glean from data that yields better decisions ...

April 09, 2014

Due in part to the Internet of Things, the digital universe is doubling in size every two years and will multiply 10-fold between 2013 and 2020 – from 4.4 trillion gigabytes to 44 trillion gigabytes, according to the seventh EMC Digital Universe study ...

March 25, 2014

Masters of Machines, a new report from analyst firm Quocirca, reveals that 82% of European businesses believe they could benefit from the use of operational intelligence by collecting, storing and analyzing real-time and historical machine data to gain insights that would not otherwise be available ...

March 18, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a potential transformational effect on the data center market, its customers, technology providers, technologies, and sales and marketing models, according to Gartner ...

March 03, 2014
Elliott Cordo

What companies need to think about when it comes to data storage and management depends on a variety of things. There is no one solution that will work for every organization — a mid-sized business will not need the storage capabilities of a Facebook. However, there are some general tips and considerations decision-makers will want to keep in mind, no matter what the size of their organization. Here are three important tips you need to know about data storage and management, and how it can affect your company ...

February 27, 2014

The rise of big data, social networking and mobile interactions, coupled with an accelerating increase in the amount of structured and unstructured information enabled by cloud-based technologies, is forcing organizations to focus on the enterprise information that is most relevant, value-generating and risk-related. Gartner predicts that, by 2017, 33 percent of Fortune 100 organizations will experience an information crisis, due to their inability to effectively value, govern and trust their enterprise information ...

February 20, 2014
Sara Williams

Backup and storage technologies are the cornerstones of protecting data. Storage is continuing to grow at an amazing rate. According to an IDC Study released in December of 2012, from 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300. This means the investments in hardware, software, services, telecommunications, and staff will grow by 40 percent between 2012 and 2020. The main focus of the investment will be on storage management, security, big data, and cloud computing. As a result, that means a lot of data will require detailed and well-tested backup and recovery protocols ...

February 18, 2014

Big Trust should be considered Big Data's missing DNA, the essential material for capturing hearts and minds among the shock and awe of Big Data power, according to Ovum ...

February 11, 2014
Gabriel Lowy

Forward-looking organizations should consider Hadoop as a data management hub. New features in Hadoop 2.0 provide greater flexibility and manageability, allowing firms to efficiently move more workloads to Hadoop and build analytics models using a much larger data pool ...

February 06, 2014

Enterprises can achieve significant savings in time and money when using big data analytics to stop crime and security infractions, by stopping losses and increasing productivity ...