by Jeff Guenthner ... on 06/21/12
Perhaps you don’t have big data challenges today, but will in the future.
Let’s talk about approaches for managing said data sets by listening to Jeanine Cotter
Presentation, “Blueprint for Smarter Storage Management”
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by Jeff Guenthner ... on 06/20/12
Inhi Cho Suh, IBM
Dr. Steven Pratt, PhD, Centerpoint Energy
Great presentation by Inhi classifying the types of big data types, followed by some actionable examples of how you can collect data to gather insights.
Steven shares his insights and experiences from a utilities/energy perspective.
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Presentation “The Big Data Imperative”
If you click on the word “PDF” on the right, you can download the slides from the presentation.
by Jeff Guenthner ... on 06/19/12
Some thoughts on where we are going and what will be coming around the corner, Enjoy
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Big thanks to Silicon Angle and Wikibon for supplying the content.
by Alexander Price... on 06/13/12
Your answering machine; where is it? Or perhaps you are ‘Generation Y’ and you never had an answering machine and have always settled for voicemail.
Like servers and storage, this service has also moved to the cloud --- while providing some very compelling benefits.
by John Chinn on 06/11/12
Ask yourself: "Do I have enough security of my I.T. resources and if not what should I be thinking about to achieve adequate levels of protection?" CMI's latest White Paper on Data Security has just been released. Written by SkyView Partners' President Carol Woodbury in cooperation with CMI, “Protecting Your Data: How Much Security is Enough?” covers important issues such as data integrity and data confidentiality. To read this White Paper, click here and log in.
by Alexander Price... on 05/31/12
Last year mobile devices outsold desktop PC's. Today we are in the midst of seeing a fundamental change in the way our end users transact business. Facebook for example when it started in 2004 was designed to be a browser based PC application. Today they are more mobile driven than ever evidenced by the recent purchase of Instagram.
by Alexander Price... on 05/30/12
Like any professional team sport. The owner and coaching staff need to be aligned. Running a smooth Enterprise Architecture (EA) is no different as it requires discipline and executive sponsorship for long term success. But a critical component to an Enterprise Architecture is its governing body also known as an Architecture Services Group (ASG). This typically
by Alexander Price... on 05/29/12
In the movie "The Godfather", things that were business and things that were personal were clearly separate -- for a host of really good reasons. But then, overall, life was simpler in the early 1970's. Today: not so much.
by Alexander Price... on 05/24/12
As someone responsible for IT in recent years, you have made tremendous progress. By upgrading and consolidating systems, management is simpler, availability is better, and so is your ability to meet demand. You have your arms around budget and operations, and have built a great relationship with the business. In fact -- you feel like a poster-child for achievements like Best Practices and ITIL.
So, the challenge ahead is to move to, or stay in, a model where IT is in synch, in concert, in tandem, in step, as it were, with the business.
by Kris Neely CMI ... on 05/23/12
Our friends at Microsoft (MS) just announced a survey of firms defined as small and medium business (SMB; 100-250 computers in the company). Specifically MS was surveying those SMB firms who are using cloud-based technologies. The results of the survey support why perhaps your firm should be talking about (and talking to others about) cloud as well: in a nutshell, the SMB folks surveyed say they’re in the cloud to (drum roll) add security and save money.
And who doesn’t like that?