Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another vote for the Apache Hadoop stack

This guest post comes courtesy of Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog. Tony is senior analyst at Ovum. By Tony Baer As we’ve noted previously, the measure of success of an open source stack is the degree to which the target remains … Continue reading

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Fast data hits the big data fast lane

This guest post comes courtesy of Tony Baer’s OnStrategies blog. Tony is senior analyst at Ovum. By Tony Baer Of the 3 “V’s” of Big Data – volume, variety, velocity (we’d add “Value” as the 4th V) – velocity has … Continue reading

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Case study: Strategic approach to disaster recovery and data lifecycle management pays off for Australia’s SAI Global

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes/iPod. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: VMware. The latest BriefingsDirect case study discussion focuses on how business standards and compliance services provider SAI Global is benefiting from a strategic … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Gigaom:
Amazon(s amzn) CTO Werner Vogels had some words of wisdom Thursday for IT customers: “You should keep your providers on their toes every day. If we’re not delivering the right services you should walk away.” No…

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Virtualization simplifies disaster recovery for insurance broker Myron Steves while delivering efficiency and agility gains too

Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: VMware. When Hurricane Ike struck Texas in 2008, it became the second costliest hurricane ever to make landfall in the U.S. It was … Continue reading

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Microsoft teams up with Ariba on B2B ecommerce front

Ariba is now teaming with Microsoft in business streamlining to empower buyers and sellers to better connect and collaborate across Microsoft applications and Ariba’s commerce cloud services. Announced last week at the AribaLIVE conference in Las Vegas, the joint effort … Continue reading

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The business aspects of cloud: Let’s get started

This guest post comes courtesy of Christian Verstraete, Chief Technologist, Cloud Strategy for HP. By Christian Verstraete I’ve spent the last several weeks addressing some of the business aspects of cloud and why/how companies move to the cloud. It’s time … Continue reading

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