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Data Gravity: the new KPI for tech companies

Data Gravity: the new KPI for tech companies

May 26, 2016

Some cloud vendors are beating competitors with their ability to accumulate knowledge about customers and deeply understand their needs

Data is the new natural resource of our time. Information that was previously thrown away is transforming every facet of business as organizations use technology to query and analyze data in real time to help them better understand their customers’ behaviour and markets. Such knowledge and insight is helping businesses make better decisions and improve performance.

Yet for data to be worth anything, organizations must have the ability to ...

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Ten reasons why your business should move to the cloud

Ten reasons why your business should move to the cloud

Apr 25, 2016

The cloud gives you access to enormous computing power immediately

Ordering servers to operate behind a firewall can take months. For a business that needs to react to change and get products out of the door quickly, you do not have time to wait for the IT department to order and configure a new server when a virtual one can be delivered instantly.

There is no set up time to operate in the cloud

Technology such as WANdisco’s Fusion active replication make it easy to move large volumes of data to the cloud whilst continuing with transactions, enabling companies to move crit...

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Why CIOs should jump on the cloud

Why CIOs should jump on the cloud

Apr 18, 2016

CIOs are increasingly at the heart of conversations about how to drive greater efficiency within business using technology. One of the key functions of a CIO has traditionally been to determine the best way to store massive amounts of data in a safe, easy-to-access, cost-effective manner. For a business not to get left behind there is only one answer to this question – they should move to the cloud. The ramifications of this shift present a great opportunity for a CIO to transform from a keeper of the technology into a true Chief of Information, managing data as a company asset much like the C...

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Making cities smarter

Making cities smarter

Apr 12, 2016

The pace of urbanization globally is unprecedented - by 2050 nearly 66% of the world’s population is expected to be urban. The ability to effectively manage this rapid urbanization is critical. Cities must find new ways to increase the efficiency of existing and new infrastructure and services to a level never previously achieved. Technology holds the key to maintaining and improving the economic and environmental health of a city by enabling it to evolve ‘smartly’. Such smart city technology can involve finding ways to relieve pollution or congestion using sensors and data analysis or i...

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The economics of disaster recovery

The economics of disaster recovery

Mar 08, 2016

Companies increasingly need constant access to data and the cost of losing this access – downtime – can be catastrophic. Large organizations can quickly find themselves in the eye of a storm when software glitches strike. It can result in lost revenue, shaken customer loyalty and significant reputational damage.

In August 2013, the NASDAQ electronic exchange went down for 3 hours 11 minutes, causing the shutdown of trading in stocks like Apple, Facebook, Google, and 3,200 other companies. It resulted in the loss of millions of dollars, paralyzing trading in stocks with a combined va...

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