Centrix Software, workspace management solutions expert, has announced the latest addition to its WorkSpace iQ suite; WorkSpace 365 iQ. This option has been developed in response to the overwhelming demand from organizations looking to migrate their office suites to Office 365, and also from Microsoft partners managing the projects. They all want a usage analytics solution that helps them to optimise their investment in this cloud-based alternative to Microsoft Office.
WorkSpace 365 iQ can save* customers thousands of dollars with features such as the profiling of users’ SKU requirements and deliver projects faster by, for example, identifying the users who can move now, or with the least effort. It also enables organizations to rationalize their software environment by identifying where applications could be replaced with the standard Office 365 suite.
One of the most common concerns businesses have when they consider adopting a cloud computing solution is that they will have less control over their IT system. Thus, they worry that their data will not be secure enough, and their concern is understandable. Data breaches are expensive, both financial-wise and reputation-wise, and with attacks becoming more and more sophisticated, security has become a top priority. Luckily, adopting cloud computing does not mean that you have to give up security, but you will want to do your research when comparing options.
Big data is an exciting opportunity for businesses looking for the information they need to use targeted messaging and personalized experiences to boost profits, but the thought of a company having access to all of their online information has many consumers worried. With information about the National Security Agency’s monitoring of email and phone calls, and social networks like Facebook constantly pushing that privacy boundary, it’s only natural that people are concerned about the privacy and security of their data.
A recent survey found that 88 percent of people consider one industry a threat to their online privacy, but there is also very little understanding of who is collecting data and for what purpose. Even among millennials, a group that conventional wisdom deems willing to give up private information, 71 percent feel they need to be careful about what information they share online. While it can be tempting to ignore privacy concerns, after all giants like Google seem to be able to collect it without any real consequences, without developing trust with the consumer the majority of potential value promised by big data will not be realized.
CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, today announced the general availability of advanced network policy management across all its cloud locations. With this new feature, customers can create, manage and apply enterprise-grade networking policies in relation to their cloud infrastructure in a fully integrated way. By removing complexity and stressing usability, CloudSigma’s new networking policy features enable customers to enhance their security, while also saving time.
Data is one of those boring but essential components of a successful, modern business. Business leaders rely on research to make marketing and sales decisions, and data records all of the interactions within the business. Since data has so much potential to guide an organization to success, it is surprising how many companies store data that is completely useless to them. It’s not that the data is inherently worthless, but the organization doesn't have the capacity to handle or analyze the data for the information to have value.
While relational databases have been the staple of the business world for decades, it may be time for businesses to switch to a Hadoop distribution that overcomes the following five deficiencies.
Cloud computing is rapidly evolving. From its original offerings of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service(SaaS) have emerged a series of data management solutions, such as Database as a Service (DaaS). With so many offerings available, it doesn’t seem like another edition should warrant a lot of attention, but Big Data as a Service (BDaaS) such as provided by Qubole should have the attention of business leaders. BDaaS revolutionizes the big data services industry by making it more affordable, easier to use and more accessible than it was before.
We have all read the articles touting the benefits of cloud computing and have also read the warnings about downtime and security. After doing your own research and evaluating your current business situation, we have decided that moving to the cloud is a good idea. Now what? As any IT professional can attest, implementing a new application or process is complicated enough, let alone moving an entire or maybe part of an infrastructure from one medium to another. How should businesses prepare for this move? What steps should they take and what issues should they watch out for? The complete answer will vary for each organization, but the following advice should get you started in the right direction when migrating to a cloud database.
Should small business owners be jumping into the realm of cloud computing? More than likely your small business can benefit from one or more of the cloud services. Cloud computing provides the resources and flexibility small business owners need to build a business and compete in a highly competitive market. Still, jumping in without thinking strategically about the steps your business will take could lead to wasted resources, so read on for the basics you need to know.
Big data came in with a bang, but now many companies are wading through the nitty gritty details of actually applying Hadoop to their industry to get valuable insights out of it. Like every other new technology that is implemented, companies have found some challenges that need to be overcome in order for big data to reach its full potential. While some have found temporary solutions, a long-term, efficient solution is needed in order for big data to be valuable to companies with little resources.
Read the three biggest challenges facing businesses today at The CMS Connection.
Businesses have seen the value of data for years. Thus, businesses have collected survey, transaction and marketing data all with the hope that by analysing it they can improve their business processes and become more profitable. The problem is that some companies end up paying more than the data is actually worth, due to poor business practices or relying on a data warehouse that simply can't keep up with today’s influx of data. For business leaders who find the following five signs familiar, it may be time to switch to big data as a service, such as Qubole, to get the most out of the data they collect and the money they spend.