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Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published the results of a survey conducted at the beginning of 2014, on ICT usage in enterprises with a special focus on the use of cloud computing services in the EU Member States. Eurostat's "finding" centered on the "fact" that cloud computing services have been used (in 2014) by only one out of every five (19%) enterprises in the EU28. Insufficient knowledge of cloud Although this is a Euro-study, the results are telling for those from further afield because for the remaining 81% of the EU enterprises not using the cloud, "insufficient knowledge of cloud computing" was suggested as the main stumbling and/or blocking factor here. The risk of a security breach came in as the second factor holding back cloud but, crucially, the bare knowledge factor ranked highest. In light of this survey and the wider l... (more)

OpenStack Deployment Practicality By @ABridgwater | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Goodness there is a lot of talk about cloud computing. This ‘talk and chatter' is part of the problem, i.e., we look at it, we prod it and we might even test it out - but do we get down to practical implementation, deployment and (if you happen to be a fan of the term) actual cloud ‘rollout' today? Cloud offers the promise of a new era they say - and a new style of IT at that. But this again is the problem and we know that cloud can only deliver on the promises it makes if it is part of a well-coordinated effort that brings together both existing IT infrastructure and these new se... (more)

Creating the New #BigData Developer By @ABridgwater | @BigDataExpo

HP hasn't exactly coined the term Big Data developer. Except, perhaps, it maybe kind of has if you look at the recent tools being rolled out from the firm's HP Software division. All working towards what HP loves to call "business transformation" - the company is now also using the term "new style of IT," by which it of course means cloud-centric (always hybrid) technology architectures aligned to take advantage of Big Data analytics (even in SMBs) and other more cutting-edge elements such as enterprise social activity and collaboration technology. In a mobile-first world always,... (more)

Embedded Analytics: Inside Apps, Inside Processes By @ABridgwater [#IoT]

Embedded Analytics: Inside Apps, Inside Processes Now is the age of information analytics. We have (very arguably) reached a point where the insight arising from data analytics can be applied to almost every aspect of a company, in every business vertical. But what shape should that analytics be? Increasingly we talk about embedded analytics, but what do we mean? Should we be embedding analytics inside a) applications themselves, or should we b) look to embed analytics as business rules inside complete corporate processes - or should it be both? Embedded (application) analytics Th... (more)

The Optimization and Integration De Facto Business Standard

This post is sponsored by The Business Value Exchange and HP Enterprise Services A newly established firm sent out some basic information collateral to introduce itself this summer - and a new type of business model would seem to be emerging. The company here in question described itself as a non-integrated silo-based business that was disparately fragmented into a variety of separate business units each with their own non-standard information stream. Working across an international base of operations, the new business promises to evidence "innovation through diversity" by using... (more)