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Big Data

Storing Big Data

It's key to ensure that big data is stored economically so it can yield optimal benefits in predictive analytics projects.

by Eric Bruno | 07.31.14

Most people associate big data with the need to store vast amounts of data, and they’re correct. However, big data can also be thought of as data in motion. All of your valuable data doesn’t do you much good if it’s just sitting there on a drive. Instead, you need regular, efficient access to it in order to analyze it as you capture it. And you need access on demand at a later time. Big data also needs to be fast data. How can you achieve this? Modernization!

Tags:IBMStorage

Flash Storage: Solid State Drive (SSD)

Flash: More Data, Faster Access

With the need for high-speed access to large amounts of data reaching a crescendo, and the cost of flash memory steadily falling, it is time to examine new approaches to storage, including hybrid-flash and all-flash arrays.

by Eric Bruno | 06.05.14

Big data, regulatory compliance, and increased security scrutiny have contributed to storage-related issues such as data sprawl and long-term data retention needs. This has placed a huge and ever growing data management burden on business and IT departments. You need to devise a strategy to safeguard your business and customer data, and improve overall operational efficiency while reducing costs. When considering your informational resources strategy, one technology that needs to take center stage is flash storage.

Tags:Security

Windows 8 Interface

Should you move to Windows 8?

Unification of user interface is a compelling reason to make the move

by Eric Bruno | 05.29.14

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into Windows 8, as have OEMs such as Lenovo. Do features like the tablet-friendly Windows 8 touch interface justify the move?

Tags:MicrosoftOS EfficiencySoftwareSoftware UpgradeUpgradingWindows 8

Should VDI be part of your move?

Benefits include improved security, productivity, cost savings and desktop management

by Eric Bruno | 05.22.14

With the desktop OS in transition, now might be a good time to take another step, to a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Better security, compliance, and control are compelling VDI benefits.

According to a CIO.com report from a few years ago over 63 million people could telecommute by 2016. At this point, my sense is that estimate is low. While this level of telecommuting represents potential savings to enterprises (reduced office space and telecommunications costs, plus added worker productivity), combined with the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend, it does bring new risks. Security, availability, and reliability are at the top of the list.

Tags:CapacityEfficiencyInfrastructureMicrosoftMobilityOS EfficiencyRemote WorkersSecuritySoftwareSoftware UpgradeStorageTechnology RefreshVirtualizationWireless

Windows XP End-of-Life 4.08.2014

Windows XP has reached end-of-life, with end-of-support due April 8, 2014. To ensure against data loss, migrate your Windows XP applications now. Here are five tips:

Tip 1: Use Windows toolkits

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is a collection of tools to help you customize and deploy Windows 8 across more than one computer. I recommend moving to Windows 8 (more on that later) but there’s also a version for Windows 7 if that’s your choice. The tools assess your Windows XP installations, inventory applications, report any trouble spots (i.e. compatibility issues), and then create upgrade images.

Tags:MicrosoftSoftwareWindows 8

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