Passing Big Data Through A Drinking Straw Big Data has all the corporate heads up and about in excitement since it promises to uncover golden nuggets of information out from an ocean of mundane and redundant data. But here’s the problem sticking everybody in the side, Big Data is big, as in it can reach the levels of “we-can’t-come-up-with-enough-names” bytes big. And with current upload speeds nowhere near as fast as download speeds, all the fancy analytics software and techniques aren’t going to do us any good if we can’t get our data where we need them. It is called
Why NSA Revelations Will Be Good For Cloud Security Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures, including concerns about the NSA’s ability to break certain types of encryption, and the extent of surveillance on cloud service providers, put the entire cloud industry into an uproar. The bad news is that this has eroded companies’ trust that their data can be secure in the cloud. In fact, industry analysts are predicting that these disclosures will cost US cloud service providers between $22 and $35 billion in revenue by 2016. But there is light at the end of this tunnel, and what will emerge is a safer, more
Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime The story reads as if it were pulled from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel: a collection of US banks suddenly starts receiving Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that are carefully timed to re-strike just as their systems start to repair themselves. The attacks are carried out by waves of botnet zombies pouring from infected servers across the world and aimed at the United States. The main source of the outbreak is an innocent general interest website based in the UK that has been poisoned by a web
Swyvel – Brings Project Management To The Cloud For Enhanced Company Productivity Project management, regardless of how big or how small, obviously involves many factors; from team member management and tasks management to resource management and budgeting. Effective project management starts with clear communication; though clear communication can get lost in and amongst the multiple project meetings, emails, phone conversations and more. However, if all communications were gathered together onto one platform, effective communication is enhanced immensely. Swyvel is just that platform; the software includes top of the line management elements for project managers, as well as a team member
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Online Powerhouses – Too Big to Sue? Internet privacy is not just under siege from the NSA. Google is fighting two huge class action suits based upon privacy violations. Facebook recently settled two privacy-based class action lawsuits. These lawsuits are colossal because Google and Facebook are two mammoth companies with enormous numbers of customers. One class is comprised of everyone who has a Gmail account or sent a message to a GMail account over the last two years. How huge is that? The last time Google released the number of Gmail accounts was in June, 2012: 425 million worldwide. I’ve