cloud computing

Getting the measure of digital disruption

We’ve all heard how digital disruption is overturning the established order, turning the giants of industry, like now defunct Kodak, to dust and spawning disruptive innovators like Uber and Airbnb.

‘Concerns’ about cloud security overblown

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced publication of a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit that it has sponsored, with the headline:{cslimited}Next Generation Cloud Study Reveals Vast Majority Of IT Leaders Concerned With Security And Privacy Of Data For Cloud Implementations{/cslimited}.

How Hadoop helps finance companies, and others

“Why are financial services firms adopting Cloudera's big data solutions?” is the question posed, and answered, in a white paper of that title from Cloudera.

Clearing the fog from fog computing

Back in May last year the Wall Street Journal carried an article headlined: "Forget 'the Cloud'; 'the Fog' Is Tech's Future'.

On clouds, blue sky and crystal balls

The survey produced some interesting findings, summarised in a Gartner press release. It showed CIOs/I&O leaders dragging their heals on moving to the cloud. "The survey results show that, for most CIOs, public cloud is an option for projects, but only a first consideration for a small minority," said Dave Russell, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.

Concerns About Cloud Security Overblown

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has announced publication of a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit that it has sponsored, with the headline: Next Generation Cloud Study Reveals Vast Majority Of IT Leaders Concerned With Security And Privacy Of Data For Cloud Implementations.

IT Strategy: Theory Versus Practice

These are challenging times for CIOs and IT departments, and I suspect few would disagree with the following summary of the current situation

Cloud Now the Board's Business

Most people in IT are probably familiar with the Gartner Hype Cycle. It is a model that can be applied to the maturation of almost any new technology. There is technology trigger leading to a peak of inflated expectations, a trough of disillusionment, slope of enlightenment and finally a plateau of productivity.

Much More to Learn About Cloud

A few days ago, on 15 April, Forbes Magazine published an article 10 Things We've Learned About Cloud Computing, So Far. It dated the origins of cloud computing to "1999 with the launch of Salesforce.com, and to 2004, with the first Amazon Web Services offering," and went on list "some key lessons on what cloud is and is not all about."

Beware 'Shadow Big Data'

Access to information was the first field to be democratized: remember when all online wisdom was locked away in databases like Dialog, access to which was controlled and managed by specialists librarians and researchers - the modern equivalents of the high priestesses of the Oracle at Delphi? The Internet and search engines put an end to all that.

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