***NOTE TO INSPECTOR: Source of reference map: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/BlueMarble/BlueMarble_monthlies.php Illustration was created on the 29th of March, 2013 using illustrator and Photoshop. 1 layer of data was used for the outline of the world map.***

Huddle: Data location is a huge customer concern

Data location is an “absolutely huge concern” to file-sharing users, according to Huddle co-founder Alastair Mitchell. He said providing European and US datacentres is key to securing customer trust as where information is stored remains a high priority to users of cloud storage and collaboration tools. Speaking to Cloud Pro, the CMO said: “In Europe […]

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Cloud applications are becoming easier to build

Software applications have gone into the cloud, we know this to be true. Of course there is no “real cloud” as such, it’s just another server in a data center powering your app, but you get the point. Software applications are now being architected (and built) to run in cloud computing based environments that are […]

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IBM, Nvidia and Mellanox launch European OpenPower design center

IBM, Nvidia and Mellanox have announced plans to launch a new European OpenPower design centre with the purpose of developing high performance computing (HPC) apps. The centre, which will be situated in Montpellier, France, will work alongside the Jülich Supercomputing Center in Germany, which was launched at the end of last year. Unlike the Jülich […]

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The one-minute security manager

As a hopeless techie, I was anxious to see the new cyber drama Mr. Robot. In one of the early scenes, a room full of young, energetic and capable information security analysts were busy working to keep their customers safe from hackers, and not without some challenges. The reality in the business world today is […]

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Chasing Big Data and the data scientist unicorn

Organizations are collecting more and more data every single minute of every day. It’s no secret that Facebook, for example, processes 2.5 billion pieces of content and over 500 terabytes of data each day, pulling in 2.7 billion Likes and 300 million photos per diem. Facebook also scans a whopping 105 terabytes of data each […]

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Next-generation databases take on Big Data management challenges

Relational databases such as Oracle, IBM’s DB2 and Microsoft’s Access, form the backbone for data storage and management in most organizations today. While relational databases provide good structure and accessibility for most data, they also have limitations which have given rise to a new class of databases that address specific needs for dealing with extremely […]

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comScore CTO shares Big Data lessons

comScore is no stranger to Big Data. The digital analytics company was founded in 1999 with the goal of providing intelligence to companies about what’s happening online. In those early days, the volume of data at the company’s fingertips was relatively modest. But that wouldn’t last long. “Things got really interesting for us starting back […]

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Covering new geographies: e-SignLive expands with IBM Cloud

e-SignLive is an awkwardly named tool that allows organizations and individuals to sign documentation electronically. The product, itself a division of Silanis, is the most widely used e-signature solution in the world and processes close to 1 billion documents every year. For those who haven’t yet experienced it, electronic signing is a revelation and avoids the […]

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