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As Big Data Evolves, Cloud Comes into Focus

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 by

The ongoing adoption of digital technologies has created mountains of information for the private sector, enabling decision-makers to capture, analyze and use resources to improve operations. This occurrence, commonly known as big data, is one of the main drivers behind cloud computing adoption strategies because the flexible hosted environments offer firms a scalable, on-demand infrastructure that is perfect for managing the ever-increasing volumes of information.

As big data evolves, cloud comes into focus

As big data evolves, cloud comes into focus

Gartner recently highlighted the growing demand for big data, noting that 42 percent of companies have either already adopted the strategies or plan to do so within the next year. This suggests that 2013 will be a major year for the trend, giving the private sector new opportunities to leverage information to their advantage.

The report said necessity and conviction are the two main reasons to leverage big data, though many firms are still in the early phases of adoption and have yet to understand the best ways to embrace technologies associated with the movement.

“Business and IT executives regularly say that information is one of their company’s greatest assets,” said Doug Laney, research vice president at Gartner. “Businesses are increasingly managing and deploying information more effectively than ever, but certainly not with the well-honed asset management discipline applied to their traditional material, financial or other intangible assets.”

The big data-enabled future
While the big data phenomenon is not necessarily a new trend in the business world, it is rapidly picking up momentum as organizations continue to use tools like social media and mobile devices that produce mountains of information per use. In the coming years, leveraging big data will be a necessity to remain competitive because the insight gathered will allow firms of all sizes to reduce costs, improve customer service and strengthen efficiency in the workplace.

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Why Clouds Create Community

Monday, June 16th, 2008 by

cloud Clouds are sexy right now. In this article, I tracked how “Cloud Computing” is becoming a hot, up and coming Google Search term. But why is it that there are so many new user communities that are conglomerating around “the cloud” versus other more traditional hosting concepts. I would say because of the social environment where this technology is emerging.

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Traditional Hosting in the 90′s

The early 90′s were marked with the presence of AOL being the primary way that users got on the World Wide Web (now just called the Internet because people are using far more than just HTTP for content delivery). AOL Aol_cd_00001115brought a new sense of community and an easy way to “get online.” As AOL tried to continue its monolithic domination of online access, other companies started popping up offering alternatives to advertising-heavy AOL within metropolitan markets. Companies like Netcom, CompuServe and AT&T became notable AOL dial-up competitors.

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