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Could we really get ourselves to the point where we regard the cloud layer as our first, primary, default and de facto location for data? The answer is: yes, we do already... although perhaps not all of us have even realized it yet. When we do start to fully appreciate what the cloud computing layer of data storage and application services can really do for us, we will find ourselves almost ‘set free' from our previous notions of how we use the computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones that we regard as our most trusted devices today. How cloud just kind of happened Our user willingness to embrace the online (and therefore cloud-centric) world happened through a number of factors including: The popularity of webmail services from Hotmail to Gmail and onwards so that users understood they had to move online to engage. Better smartphone connection contracts so that... (more)

Big Data Good, Fast Big Data Better

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services The IT industry is nothing if not a breeding ground for an infinite variety of acronyms and neologisms. Alongside cloud computing today sits the term Big Data, which of course we understand to mean "that amount" of data which a traditional database would find hard to compute and process as a normal matter of job processing. Neo-neologisms But what is a neologism if you can't turn it into a neo-neologism? Big Data in its own right is a term that we are just about getting used to, but the sooner we m... (more)

The Three-Point Big Data Analytics Action Plan By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo #BigData

We can reasonably break down the core imperatives of data analytics into three essential areas. Firms that wish to gain the full potential out of engaging in data analytics today are obliged to at least recognize these rudimentary cornerstones as the central building blocks of data intelligence: Prepare Model Automate By way of clarification, there are probably a whole lot more than three steps to consider here - but calling out this threesome is a prudent step in what (for many IT shops) are still early days with technologies such as Hadoop and its wider world of Big Data. Data ... (more)

Chaos Theory and Butterflies for Better IT Management

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services Let's get straight to the point - there are too many IT management theories out there. There are too many software program delivery methodologies, too many project delivery mechanisms and too many ideas to explain how technical management should oversee the production of everything from base level software code to higher-level user interfaces in the face of customer requirements. This "problem" is fine in a sense because we like variety. Plus, anyway, the analyst community and technical media like t... (more)

The User Interface Revolution Will Be Televised

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services We all want usability, that's a given right? We exist in an enterprise world, but we want to behave as naturally as possible with all of the technologies and devices that we come into contact with every day. The co-called ‘consumerization of information technology' suggests that we as users have adopted powerful devices for our home and personal use. These devices will in many respects out-perform those devices that we might be using or have used in the workplace. The corollary or upshot of this re... (more)