Risks Involved in Adopting BYOD Imagine a workplace scenario where every employee has his/her own mobile device to access company data and applications. This way, people get their work done using their own devices in the office. Briefly, this is what Bring Your Own Device or BYOD is all about. All over the world, companies are opening up to this new trend and there are mixed reviews about its usefulness. While some say it makes employees more productive, others are more concerned about the risks involved. Irrespective of all this, BYOD has become quite popular in business circles as well
Big Data – Is It Producing Big Returns on Investment? Big-data is more and more commonplace in the domain of information technology nowadays – many entrepreneurs and experts are extremely curious about this question whether data produces the desired return on the investments made for managing it. A survey conducted by the Avanade IT Research Company. According to the findings of this research study, the majority of companies are satisfied with the ROI produced by the investments on big data in their organizations. This study reveals that more than 73% of the senior management of the companies who participated in
Cloud Computing Trends Of 2012 This year, the winds of change have blown the cloud to a higher level. Studies predict that cloud computing will be on the rise for some a long period of time and that it will be a major source of revenue and employment globally by 2015. Industry experts also say that ultimately everything will be in the cloud, including migrating all physical hardware, software, platforms, services and processing. There is no question that cloud computing evolved enormously this year. In 2012, we’ve seen: Increased confidence in cloud for mission-critical applications, according to the second annual Future
Stuck In The Clouds: The Issue Of Data Ownership While the immediate benefits of cloud services are typically clear to new users, individuals and businesses alike are becoming increasingly aware of a looming issue: vendor lock-in. As these users amass large amounts of data in their cloud-based accounts, from email to pictures and everything in between, they are learning that exporting that data can pose a significant challenge. Vendors often rely on the fact that once you are comfortable using their services it is difficult to leave and move that data out or to another service. For individuals, this can mean
Pavlov and Cloud Computing: How We Will Overcome our Anxiety It’s interesting to consider why we struggle to accept the cloud-computing model of data management. It seems safer to have our critical data and applications within walking distance from our desk where we can check its pulse anytime we want. Like Pavlov’s dogs we are conditioned to a react to whatever is a perceived as the non-threatening option. In this case one where we believe we must own the applications. After all we own our home, our vehicles, and our money. And yet even that is not the truth in its entirety.
Big Data – Will This Hype Last Long? Do you know what fate has in store for the ‘big data?’ We all are too engrossed in discussing and celebrating the bigness of big data, but we have not thought about its end. Now, nothing is eternal in the technological arena. Like the ultimate rule of universe, everything here is vulnerable to mortality and nothing can be immortal. So we all know that change is the only constant thing in this world. Now before I start quoting Socrates or Dante, I must tell you that these philosophical dogmas aptly describe the
A Hitchhikers Guide To The Cloud – Database Challenges To Consider The cloud has turned traditional data management on its head. People still think they will be able to command endless resources while being able to deploy, run and consume a distributed data solution anywhere, anytime. But there are key database challenges when putting your applications in the cloud that are unique and can’t be ignored. 1. High Availability In the cloud, high availability isn’t just about hardware resiliency anymore. Because customers are removed from the actual hardware, you can no longer plug in an extra power supply, network card