Tag Archives: Data

Consumer goods firms harness online data to tap Southeast Asia e-commerce boom

SINGAPORE/BANGKOK (Reuters) – When diaper maker DSG International (Thailand) wants to know what its customers are thinking, it often turns to Lazada, an e-commerce firm majority-owned by Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.N). FILE PHOTO: The Singapore Lazada website is seen in … Continue reading

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Data Science and the Don’ts

Big data analytics promise tremendous benefits for organizations, but there are a few gotchas that stand in the path to success. InformationWeek: Cloud

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It’s a New, Challenging World for Data Governance

Data governance strategy is rapidly shifting from the defense to the offense. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Deloitte Is the Latest Target of a Cyber Attack With Confidential Client Data at Risk

Global accountancy firm Deloitte has been hit by a sophisticated hack that resulted in a breach of confidential information and plans from some of its biggest clients, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said on Monday. Deloitte—one of the big four professional services … Continue reading

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Data center construction increases thanks to the cloud

A new report from a real estate firm that specializes in data center construction and leasing says data center construction in North America is up 43 percent over the same period in 2016, and industry consolidation has driven $ 10 … Continue reading

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Enterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data center

While Amazon is raking in the lion’s share of money spent by public-cloud users, Oracle is doubling down on its hybrid-cloud strategy, appealing to enterprises that want to put data and applications behind their firewall while taking advantage of cloud … Continue reading

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Amazon Positioned to Use Data to Dominate Where It Wishes

If Amazon expands into food delivery, it will obtain a treasure of consumer information that it can use for its next expansion. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: How big data Is driving technological innovation

Big data analytics, or the collection and analysis of huge sums of data to discover underlying trends and patterns, is increasingly shaking the foundations of the business world. As the field continues to grow at an explosive rate, many innovators … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center Autopilot

Understanding the impact of the data center autopilot Current state of the art and my disappointment with traditional databases aside, I mentioned in my comments last week that the data center autopilot will have big consequences. It seems to me … Continue reading

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Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point

It may be time to rethink where you want to support a big data initiative. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IDG Contributor Network: Data migrations without the migraines

Whether or not you work in the IT department, you have likely experienced the pain of migrating from one system to another. When you buy a new laptop, or a new phone, you’re faced with having to backup and replicate … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Data Center Automation and the Software-Defined Database

If you take a step back for a moment and think about airplane flight, it turns out that something rather extraordinary is happening. Most of the time the plane is being flown by an autopilot and the pilot is actually … Continue reading

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OneLogin hack exposed sensitive US customer data and ability to decrypt data

OneLogin, an identity management company which provides a single sign-on platform for logging into multiple apps and sites, was hacked. US customer data was potentially compromised,“including the ability to decrypt encrypted data.” The company, which claims “over 2000+ enterprise customers … Continue reading

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Moving to the Cloud: 3 Ways to Ensure Data Sovereignty

Navigating the maze of data sovereignty laws can be intimidating, organizations should not let this deter them from making the move if companies do their due diligence. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Future of Data Summit: Secure IoT with Blockchain

IoT security is essential for the Internet of Things to reach commercial success. Here’s one way to protect this technology and data from hackers. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

If you’re trying to do business intelligence (BI) on big data and the capability to handle large number of concurrent queries is a key issue for you, Google BigQuery may well be the way to go, according to a new … Continue reading

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Juniper extends its data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package which includes Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing optical … Continue reading

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IBM-Salesforce deal will bring Watson data into applications

Watson and Einstein are teaming up, and IBM and Salesforce hope the pairing proves as smart as it sounds. The two companies are working together to bring information from IBM systems into Salesforce’s products through a series of integrations announced … Continue reading

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HPE refocuses tech services group on cloud, big data

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has revamped its existing technology services unit to focus on helping customers adopt emerging technologies, including cloud computing, the internet of things, and big data. HPE’s new Pointnext technology services division, announced Thursday, is designed to help businesses … Continue reading

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Killing ‘Zombies’ Achieves Greatest Gain In Data Center Efficiency

The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating ‘zombie’ servers and implementing a data center management system versus doing nothing. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Businesses eye cloud for big data deployments

As 2016 draws to a close, a new study suggests big data is growing in maturity and surging in the cloud. AtScale, which specializes in BI on Hadoop using OLAP-like cubes, recently conducted a survey of more than 2,550 big … Continue reading

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ZoneSavvy taps big data to help SMBs find best sites for businesses

Location, location, location: As the old joke goes, those are the three keys to business success. Now, with big data analysis, corporations can be smarter than ever before about where to open up new offices or businesses. But what if … Continue reading

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Azure October Roundup: Price drops, data analysis, and more

Put away the Halloween candy, and dust off your stuffed turkeys, folks. October is long gone, as are a fresh set of announcements from Microsoft about changes to its Azure cloud platform. Here’s the important news you might have missed. … Continue reading

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IBM’s Watson to use genomic data to defeat drug-resistant cancers

IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence platform has joined forces with researchers at MIT and Harvard to study how thousands of cancers mutate to become resistant to drug treatments that initially worked to beat back the disease. By discovering how cancers adapt … Continue reading

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A second Privacy Shield legal challenge increases threat to EU-US data flows

The Privacy Shield transatlantic data transfer deal is now caught in a pincer action: A week after it emerged that Irish digital rights activists had filed suit to annul the deal come reports that a French campaign group has begun … Continue reading

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AI Provider Brings IoT Data To Bare Metal Cloud

Falkonry provides AI services to its industrial customers generating great volumes of IoT data. Here’s why this company chose a bare metal cloud implementation for its operations. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Microsoft commits to running data centers off 50% renewable energy by 2018

Microsoft announced it plans to power its data centers around the world using 50% renewable energy by 2018. The company also plans to boost its use of renewable power for its data centers to 60% by the early 2020s. Rob … Continue reading

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Point-of-sale data breaches have now reached the cloud

The latest in a string of hacks against retail point-of-sale systems has hit the operator of a cloud-based service with about 38,000 business clients. Montreal-based Lightspeed reported the breach on Thursday and said it affected a system that retailers can … Continue reading

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Point-of-sale data breaches have now reached the cloud

The latest in a string of hacks against retail point-of-sale systems has hit the operator of a cloud-based service with about 38,000 business clients. Montreal-based Lightspeed reported the breach on Thursday and said it affected a system that retailers can … Continue reading

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7 Cool Data Center Innovations

We’ve identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities — or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here’s what you need to know. InformationWeek: Cloud

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