Flash (memory) saves big data

I have never understood why storage has never gotten the love and respect it deserves. The iNet has it with Vint Cerf (one of its founders). He fights for it, protects it, leads

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 21st, 2014 Max Spindle

 EMC discussed possible merger with HP: Report

For nearly a year, cloud computing and big data software company EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) was engaged in merger discussion with Hewlett-Packard Co., according to a report by the financial publication Wall Street

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Social media’s instant reach threatens email

Just as the Internet turned 40, a “Wall Street Journal” article suggested email was “over the hill.” Today’s online tools enable folks to instantly reach a wider audience (Facebook, LinkedIn, other social networking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2014 Max Spindle

Toronto airport moves documents to OpenText portal

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) expects to achieve substantial savings in money and labour by migrating the all corporate and workflow documents into an enterprise information management suite developed by OpenText Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Marketing just turned IT upside down

Years ago, the CEO of a very successful client announced he was going to spend a week with the sales people and visit customers, prospects. After the third day, he returned to the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2014 Max Spindle

Big Data can help, but never underestimate the individual

I really like the word innovation it sounds so … progressive. And with all of the data Facebook and Google gather and sell about you, you’d think we’d really see some innovative products

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2014 Max Spindle

SalesChoice helps sales reps target winning opportunities

Faced with a multitude of choices, it’s often difficult for sales professionals to home in on the winning opportunity that would guarantee a sale. Toronto-based software company SalesChoice has developed an advanced analytics

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

SalesChoice helps firms make better sales forecasts

Many veteran sales professionals will tell you that for the most part, their job relies on gut instincts. It’s a method that has proven effective for centuries, but as any business owner will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Stop the mindless pursuit of data and get closer to the customer

Despite what Amazon, Google, Yahoo and Facebook do to convince companies that they represent the pathway to the future; the success/failure of a company is not about the mindless pursuit of data. Successful

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2014 Max Spindle

HP bets $50 M on Hortonwork’s Hadoop

Hewlett Packard and Hortonworks have entered into a strategic partnership that will see HP pump US$ 50 million towards the coordinated development of big data solutions for enterprise businesses. The joint efforts of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 28th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Fortinet rolls out 1 terabit per second firewall

Network security company Fortinet said its FortiGate 5144C firewall that exceeds 1 terabit throughput makes the device the fastest firewall in the world but the reason why it is needed is more important.

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Microsoft adds a fifth mega-trend: security

Washington – Cloud, Mobile, Big Data and Social Business have been listed by several high tech vendors for many years now. Well, Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO added security to that list at the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2014 Paolo Del Nibletto

Big data firm releases cloud data warehousing service

A San Francisco-based software company known for its cloud-based business intelligence and big data analytics platform has rolled out a fully managed cloud data warehousing service. GoodData said its agile data warehousing service

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 30th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Dell Cookin’ IT Right event serves up SDN with a side of BBQ

“Sell the sizzle not the steak” is an old saying in the marketing biz, but channel partners and their customers got to the meat (figuratively and literally) of software defined networking at this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Nestor Arellano