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Flash storage is revolutionizing the way enterprise stores, processes and accesses important data. As opposed to the old methods of storage, most notably hard disks, flash storage is faster and consumes less energy. Flash devices also don't require the amount of space that other technologies do. This is seen in everything from small personal handheld devices to enterprise scale storage systems, such as Hadoop in the Cloud. Enterprise grade flash stands out from the type of flash storage used on a personal scale in that it is even faster, more durable, and more reliable. These benefits have been known for many years, yet flash was avoided by many companies, particularly because of its high costs. Now, however, several companies have stepped forward as vendors for flash, providing affordable and realistic services. The following are companies that have made the stronge... (more)

Creating an Effective BYOD Policy

Employees like the ability to choose.  Whether it be choosing the hours they work or whether or not they can telecommute to work, choosing makes them feel empowered, which tends to boost their job satisfaction. Another area in which they enjoy being given choice is how they can communicate and collaborate.  To accommodate this choice, businesses will do well to implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy.  This policy will allow workers to choose whatever mobile device they prefer to carry out many of their work-related functions.  One downside to BYOD is that CIOs have to f... (more)

Security Threats Continue to Grow

They read like a list of horror stories for businesses big and small alike. Sony’s PlayStation Network is hacked twice, exposing the personal information of 77 million customers. Zappos becomes the victim of a hack that exposes the addresses and phone numbers of 24 million people. Up to 81 million Yahoo email customers’ passwords are compromised, forcing the company to tell its users to reset them immediately. 110 million customers are affected when hackers infiltrate Target, and PIN numbers and credit card information are stolen. But these stories of major security breaches aren... (more)

Five Workers who Will Enjoy a BYOD Policy

Technology changes from one day to the next. Because of this, businesses have a difficult time keeping up with the latest devices. A great way to overcome this issue is to implement a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. Let's dive in and take a close look at the top seven workers who benefit the most from BOYD. CEOs: CEOs are often known for demanding the latest technological devices. Since many companies can't keep up with their demands, by allowing them to bring their own devices to work, the CEOs get to enjoy the benefit of using devices that they prefer working with. Wheth... (more)

Big Data and Politics: Influencing Both Sides of the Aisle

Data has always had a place in politics. Politicians have relied on polls, voter interests and demographics for years. In 2008, the Obama campaign was recognized for its data-driven campaign, but it wasn’t until the 2012 election, when the tools became available, that big data was used to target voters and win a presidential election using methods that had never been used before. Much like businesses, political parties have collected a lot of data over the years, but that data has been siloed into various categories: donations, website visits, social media comments. While each o... (more)