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Beware of Computer Malware: The Cross-Platform Problem There was a time where you could safely assume a portable drive hooked onto to a windows PC wouldn’t be able to transfer some strain of malware to a MAC system. Most viruses were a match made in heaven for Windows, and MACs were getting none of that action. Things have changed, however. We’re now faced with cross-platform threats such as Koobface, the story of which has been illustrated in the following infographic. Malware such as Koobface is only a tiny part of a much larger botched up security puzzle. One way to
Cloud Infographic – 5 Ways To Become Extinct As Big Data Evolves The enterprise is currently in a ‘Big Data Limbo’, where leadership has begun, or is preparing to invest in analytics – but lacks clear direction with where and how to implement. The technology is powerful, and like the moniker suggests, “Big Data” is massive, leaving some executives with the impression that for these projects to be successful, IT departments must ready themselves to boil the proverbial ocean. Below is an infographic provided by the group over at infochimps.com Infographic Source: infochimps.com
What’s All the Software Defined Fuss About? Busting Myths from VMworld Talking with people at VMworld in San Francisco and Barcelona, it was clear that software-defined networking (SDN) and software-defined data centers (SDDC) were a major area of focus for most businesses. These topics are vital to the evolution of virtualization and cloud infrastructure but media hype is already starting to distort the realities they present to the enterprise. SDN is the hottest technology buzz term in the industry right now. Most enterprises have already migrated to cloud and/or virtualized infrastructure and SDN is positioned as the next logical step
Cloud Infographic: The Healthcare IT Landscape Cloud Computing and healthcare is a topic that has come up a fair bit over the years. Here is an insightful infographic provided by the group at Praetorianguard.net pertaining to the growing Healthcare IT Landscape. Infographic Source: Praetorianguard.net
Cloud Infographic – PRISM Is Only A Symptom There has been an endless number of articles discussing PRISM, NSA and a whole slew of other related privacy issues. When will this all stop? I’m sure most people feel that it never will. Included is an infographic provided by PerspecSys which illustrates some very interesting figures surrounding data protection. Infographic Source: PerspecSys
Cloud Infographic: Big Data Scientists Need Apply “Harnessing Big Data to Grow Revenue” 90 percent of the world’s big data was created in the past two years alone. Despite the volume and scope of this data, however, businesses are often at a loss when it comes to effectively using it to drive user engagement and sales. This white paper on social data discusses the following: How social data is captured, stored, and managed, Best practices for collecting user data, Ways social data can be used to deliver direct value. Also included is a very nice infographic created by BusinessIntelligence and Domo Corporation highlighting the
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