The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Mobile operators collect huge amounts of data about how their subscribers use mobile data, and that information is starting to go on sale as targeted intelligence that enterprises can use to better reach consumers.
By Stephen Lawson | 21 May, 2013 13:09
Big data is getting a lot of coverage of late and with good reason. We live in a world that is fast becoming overwhelmed by information. Ninety percent of the world's data was created in just the last two years. From software applications and social media to Internet search results and the ever-present email, the rate of data creation is growing exponentially with no signs of slowing.
By Duncan Angove, president, Infor | 20 May, 2013 20:33
BT Financial Group has tapped business intelligence (BI) software from QlikView to provide insights on how to grow and retain customers for its financial advice business.
By Adam Bender | 17 May, 2013 12:08
A recent survey by Forrester found that 7 per cent of IT executives and 9 per cent of business leaders feel they have gained a true return on investment from Big Data. That means there's a lot more business can be doing to glean insights from the massive amount of data that's potentially available to them.
By Brandon Butler | 13 May, 2013 20:56
Data -- whether it is defined as "big" or "little" -- exists everywhere, and effective use of it does not have to be confined only to the largest companies with the biggest budgets and most sophisticated IT staff. In essence, it's not the size of the data, but how you use it that really matters.
By Dave Becerra, VP of strategy and business development, Roambi | 07 May, 2013 20:32
Applying Big Data approaches to information security can help enterprises build better situational awareness capabilities, but implementation could prove to be a major challenge, security experts said at the RSA Conference 2013 being held here this week.
By Jaikumar Vijayan | 28 February, 2013 11:10
Tape is not dead - far from it. In fact, many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage. Tape is also finding new applications in the virtualized and increasingly video-centric world of IT. As enterprises deal with bigger sets of data, tape will play a vital role going forward.
By Stephen Lawson | 23 January, 2013 15:45
Gibbs ponders how a Starbucks coffee cup could become the greatest business edge
By Mark Gibbs | 18 January, 2013 15:16
Given today’s threat environment, security teams now realize that they must assume their IT environments are subject to periodic compromise. Gone are the days when preventive measures to secure the perimeter or trying to detect malware problems using signature match technologies were enough. New practices based on an understanding of the phases of an attack, continuous threat monitoring, and rapid attack detection and remediation are required. Find out more.