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To Heck with “Big Data”, “Little Data” is the Problem Most Face "Big data" gets all the press - but for the vast majority of people who work with data, it's the proliferation of "little data" that impacts us the most. What do I mean by little data?  I'm referring to the proliferation of various SaaS and Cloud-based applications, on-premises applications, databases, spreadsheets, log files, data files and so forth. Many organizations are plagued with multiple instances of the same applications or multiple applications from different vendors that do essentially the same thing.    These are the applications and data that run today's enterprise - and they're a mess. A week doesn't go by without some major vendor doing a press release that discusses unlocking the value in the mountains of structured and unstructured data that companies love to accumulate. For most of us,... (more)

SaaS and Cloud Sprawl By @SoftwareHollis | @CloudExpo [#SaaS #Cloud]

SaaS and Cloud Sprawl - What IT Doesn’t Know Can Definitely Hurt You The advancement of technology has led to widespread Cloud data and SaaS application usage throughout enterprises - ask anyone who uses applications such as Dropbox, Salesforce, Jive, Marketo, NetSuite, Google Apps, Twitter, Workday or any of the thousands of other software titles out there. And CIOs are largely unaware of the "SaaS Sprawl" in their organizations - and unprepared for the implications of this invasion. These Cloud applications are available for just about every role in a company - from human resou... (more)

ARM Server to Transform Big Data to Internet of Things (#IoT)

A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some years to come - growing to over 20% of the server... (more)

Should Cloud Be Part of Your Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan?

Recent times have witnessed a huge shift in paradigm of data storage for backup and recovery. As the legendary Steve Jobs said, "The truth lies in the Cloud" - the introduction of the Cloud has enabled the fast and agile data recovery process which is can be more efficient, flexible and cost-effective than restoring data or systems from physical drives or tapes, as is the standard practice. Cloud backup is the new approach to data storage and backup which allows the users to store a copy of the data on an offsite server - accessible via the network. The network that hosts the se... (more)

Dell's New Software Division - Great News for Dell

Dell is making some exciting waves in the "solutions" business. Building on the momentum as a result of the acquisition of Perot Systems some years ago and a buying spree where they acquired a host of best-of-breed software solutions such as Boomi (Cloud-based Integration Platform), Dell has just announced a newly created Software Division and has appointed veteran John Swainson as president, reporting to Michael Dell. Swainson led IBM's huge software business until 2005 and was CEO of CA Technologies from 2005 to 2009. On the heels of the appointment of Steve Felice as Chief Co... (more)