Feature Articles

May 08, 2014

The average total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million, according to Ponemon Institute's ninth annual Cost of Data Breach Study ...

May 05, 2014

Worldwide business intelligenceand analytics software - consisting of BI platforms, corporate performance management (CPM) suites, analytic applications and advanced analytics - totaled $14.4 billion in 2013, an 8 percent increase from 2012 revenue of $13.3 billion, according to Gartner ...

April 28, 2014

The subject of a meteoric hype cycle, big data has been considered the domain of enterprise organizations and not necessarily a relevant challenge or opportunity for midmarket companies. A Dell Software survey of big data initiatives in the midmarket, however, reveals just the opposite. Big data initiatives, enabled by new analytics tools and strengthening ties between business and IT leaders, are helping midsize organizations achieve the improved product quality and decision making once reserved for large enterprises ...

April 24, 2014

The hallmark of a digital business will be the ability to spot opportunities that might span a matter of just seconds, according to Gartner ...

April 21, 2014
Melissa Jun Rowley

Thanks to the ability to quantify and qualify personal data and metadata through the plethora of social networks, apps, and device usage among the masses, large companies are able to target customers and reach audiences on a more granular level than ever before, making big data a significant commodity in the commercial market. Now there is proof that big data is becoming even more widespread and having an impact on the world from a socially conscious perspective ...

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 ...